Just set up the start of a northern IL State park ride. Almost more of a Fox/Illinois river tour. All I have to do now is figure out if I want to ride the same route back or try and find more parks to visit on the way home. This will be a good prep run before I try the Great Lakes tour I've been planning. I wonder how much hassle it would be if I tried this on my beach cruiser :-) I just love that thing.
Fox/Illinois River Tour Route
I've never ridden past starved rock. If google maps fails me, I think I might try and storm their office with axe and shield...