3/30/2011 1:42:10 PM
No accounting for taste, but my current favorite (among the cluster of off-road trails in N.W. Illinois, for which I come down from S.E. Wis.!), is the EASTERNMOST section of the I.P.P., from the start, west to WHEATON and return. Why? An engaging blend of urban and rural: coursing thru the back yards of small towns, then out to greenery, then thru some "industrial-pastoral" of old faded brick factories etc. Not too much countryside (can get boring?), nor too much intrusive cityscape (can get noisy etc.). Over to You...
Chester, flaneur [I have ridden in France the tow-paths of the Canals du Midi S.W., Burgundy, Ourcq coming into Paris from the N.E., the Lacanau-to-Cap-Ferrat pine sand country in the S.W. Atlantic section...and when I can't get there, our cluster right here is quite sufficient!...]
Chester Kartoffelkopfe, "flaneur"...