One of our plans was to go on a long ride on the Lakefront Trail. I didn’t do long rides for a while, so I was unsure how long I could bike. The longest I biked this spring was one hour and twenty minutes. The total length of the Lakefront Trail is over 18 miles one way, and we are 2.5 miles away from the start.
We decided not to rush. Saturday was the perfect weather; we got out after breakfast and decided we are not doing more than 3 hours. In reality, we biked for 2.5 hours, but I was surprised by how far we went! I decided it’s time to start going back because I started to be a little bit tired. It was a good call – we didn’t realize we had a tailwind all the way there! On the way back, we had to go against the wind!
Surprisingly, it took us only 10 minutes more, probably because we made fewer photo-stops
We left later than we originally planned, and there were so many people out, biking, running, jogging, skating and walking, that it was very difficult to make photo stops! I want to go one more time on Friday (I am taking it off), and take all the pictures along the way. Most likely, I still won’t be able to take pictures over Chicago river, but I hope for some more!