On Friday I took a 31 mile bike ride up to Lake Bluff Brewing with @schris. The farthest I’ve rode has been a little more than 20 miles so this was somewhat of a struggle.
We took the Green Bay Trail path most of the way and then continued on the Robert McClory Bike Trail pretty much the rest of the way. It was a rather cold and windy day for the ride but we made it in a little under 3 hours.
There were a couple of detours as it seems that this is the time of year for trail maintenance. The Robert McClory Bike Trail had several points where it was closed or under maintenance. At one point we had to leave the trail and it took quite an effort to get back. I believe we road through two fields, a neighborhood and a prep school campus.
When all was said and done, it was a fun ride. Lake Bluff Brewing had some great beers, my favorite being the Velvet Hammer Vanilla Porter. Afterwards we took the Metra back to Ravenswood and then continued on.
* Back in 1994 and 1995 I road the GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) which was more than 200 miles in 5 days (50 Miles a day, for a week with Wednesday off).