|Chicagoans- where do you go for a 10 mile TT||Alex R|
Apr 26, 2001 7:12 AM
|Something flat and long. Traffic is probably not a problem as I can always do it Sunday at 5 AM. I was thinking a good Lake County road, like St. Mary's and vicinity. Problem is, all that I know of pass a MAJOR intersection at some point that I can't count on blowing through.
If worst comes to worst, I think I could do Plaza de Lago to Ravinia on Sheridan-Old Green Bay-St. John's. If I left at Plaza de Lago I think I'd hit ten miles right at Roger Williams Drive in Highland Park. That's got lots of 90 degree turns I would rather avoid, but I'll take what I can get.
Any ideas are appreciated.
|howdy Alex!||rollo tommassi|
Apr 26, 2001 8:21 AM
|You could always do 18.6 laps at Northbrook!!!!! ;) We do that anyway for the District Points Race, and that's 50 laps!
We used to ride on Hunt Club Rd. a long time ago, but I don't know what it's like since Gurnee Mills and the theme park went in. Hunt Club just goes on forever - it was part of a route we took into Wisconsin (it's a North/South near Gurnee), but also check other related roads NW of Gurnee for more uninterupted routes.
|Funny you should mention Northbrook||Alex R|
Apr 26, 2001 8:52 AM
|Cause I finally got a track bike! I'm really itching for that place to open. I've only had the track bike out a couple of times, always very early in the morning. I'm dying to take it on the oval.
By the way - the web site says opening night at Northbrook is May 24th. But I seem to recall you mentioning a skills clinic or something sponsored by your club on May 1st.
Please jog my memory.
Thanks so much Rollo,
|Funny you should mention Northbrook||rollo tommassi|
Apr 26, 2001 9:31 AM
|yes, season opens May 24; it seems that we were unable to get the track prior to opening (Park District still has soccer league play), so our first club training session will be May 29. I think it officially starts at 7:30pm, but people get there around 6-6:30 to warmup and get signed up, etc.
Otherwise our club road rides leave from Panera Bread, Hubbard Woods, Sat and Sundays at 8am.
hope to see you out there somewhere!
|Is the track totally closed until 24th?||Alex R|
Apr 26, 2001 9:57 AM
|Is the thing open for track bikes or stock bikes at all before then?
|Is the track totally closed until 24th?||rollo tommassi|
Apr 26, 2001 1:52 PM
|I'm not sure - usually it's open for riding, but pre-scheduled and permitted events, including those held on the infield, have priority.
may be best to check their website or call the Northbrook Park District directly for more details.
|re: Chicagoans- where do you go for a 10 mile TT||tommyb|
Apr 26, 2001 3:34 PM
|When I lived in Chicago, I used to do some interval training rides on the frontage road along I-55 between Route 83 and Bolingbrook. There are several longer stretches without stops, but to do 10 miles without stopping you would probably have to do several turn-arounds. On the south side, we also did laps around Marquette Park (a nice 2.5 miles). I'm not sure about the north side.|
|re: Chicagoans- where do you go for a 10 mile TT||Ernest|
Apr 27, 2001 10:19 AM
|Wintertime you can use the lakefront from Hollywood to Lake Point Tower or from McCormick Center to where the construction ends near the Museum of Science and Industry :>).
Now, I have no idea as there is no good place in the city - too many people. Hunt Club Road is a good idea, did that a few times last year and it was deserted. However, I live in the city and don't have time to commute all the way out there to ride - it would turn in to a 4-6 hour ride with commute!
Any one have any ideas from Lincoln Park where the closest uninterrupted, uncongested ride is?