You folks do the Mafia ride and the Judeson I belive also. What do you ride speedwise when you say "mellow"? 20-25 mph or 25-32 mph? I do alot of distance on the rides I do, between 70-110 miles and ride about 6-8 hours or more. Speed is around 23-26 mph. You have some fine rides. Did you get some Rock and Racing gear yet? They ride DeRosa as I am sure you know. The Colnago is the Dream model right? So when are you getting a Eddy Merckxx or a Pinarollo. BMC is totally bad-ass, leave it ti the Swiss. Like Ridely and may be getting one this spring. Seven also has me drooling since I am an ox at 240 lbs, I have not moved to carbon fiber yet.
Stuart Joshua Holt said:Jim,
I'm co-founder of Velo Club Roubaix, Inc., formerly a bicycle racing team on the North Shore. (I say formerly, since most of the stalwart racers have since defected to other more competitively oriented bike clubs.) That's not to say we're not competitive and fast (well, at least my teammates are fast....) but now we hold Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday morning road rides (when the weather permits.) I live at the north end of Highland Park, just south of Old Elm Road (which is the south border of Lake Forest.)
I'm primarily a road rider, but I have a Gunnar CX bike and a Bontrager Ti mountain bike (which i rarely used, these days.) The rest of my rides are primarily European: Look, DeRosa, Colnago, BMC & Wilier Triestina.
The McClory trail (the one that parallels Sheridan Road) is just blocks from my house. However, you may be referring to the North Shore Trail that parallels Route 41. That will take you right by our Saturday Ride starting place: Northcroft Park, Lake Forest, IL. I'd love to intro you to some of our group rides, but I have no problem with riding with just one or two persons. I'm trying to get Julie P. &
Leah N. to come up and ride, perhaps on a Tuesday morning. Our Tuesday morning rides a pretty mellow.
Jim said:Go through your neck of the woods coming in from Kenosha. What do you ride? Trails like the Mcglory bike path or do you stay on road and ride St.Mary's down to Evertt Rd east to Highwood. I know when the spring is here, I see a sea of bikers. I ride a Bianchi road and a TreK 'cross bike. I have passed by you I think once or twice. Do you ride a red Waterford with Mavic's or a black Seven with Zipp's? Saw a fellow like you at the Highwood Mobile gas station. If its trail riding than you will see me on my Santa Cruz Chamleon or my DK BMX ride. We will have to have a meeting point for the Tribe; say Egg Harbor for a Sunday ride. Weekly ride from the square by Kiddles? Hope to see you this spring or sooner! Jim