ride report

Eating Crow

A few days ago, I stopped at a four-way stop with cars at each sign. When it was my turn to go I let off the clutch and cautiously (as always) rolled into the intersection. I saw the car to my right start rolling out, so I immediately braked, then the driver of the car […]

The Dainese Store

I recently discovered that there is a Dainese store in my area! Cycle Gear carries a few Dainese items, so I have tried on a couple jackets there. I do love the Dainese styling and features on many of their products, but holy heart attack, Batman, have you seen their prices? On my trip up […]

Motorcycle Monday

Today is Motorcycle Monday for me! I like to ride my bike to work on Mondays as something to look forward to getting out of bed for. It was 50º and sunny this morning, and has been forecast to hit 70º this afternoon. So, no excuse not to ride! I even made it to work on […]

Office Park Exploration

This past Sunday I headed out for a short ride…and ended up being gone for about 3 hours. Time passes so much more quickly when you’re riding! It was around 65 when I left so I forewent the tank and tail bag, and used my backpack. The backpack really inhibits air circulation (I call it […]

Riding into Spring

It was a beeeeeauuuutiful day outside today. Finally! High 60s, sunny, not too much wind. Perfect day for a ride! 🙂 So, I rode out to the Bolingbrook area and bombed around on some smaller roads and got lost in some housing developments. Ha. I didn’t realize there was a quarry out there. It was […]

Ride to Fabyan Riverfront

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, I had planned to ride to a particular bridge I like near St. Charles, but I happened to see this park along my way and stopped in. I’m so glad I did! Great view of the river and…a Japanese tea garden? Okay, I’m game. According to a few signs posted […]