Off Your Old Tandem Ride
August 18, 2018
Start: 3:30 PM
Bill & Karrie McDermott’s House
801 Ellen Way
Libertyville, IL 60048
15 miles from McDermott’s house north on the Des Plaines
River Trail to the park just shy of the WI border.
Same trail out and back.. We love it. No cars.
Beautiful ride in the woods and meadows, along the river.
***NOTE*** This is a crushed limestone trail.
It’s fine. I ride my single road bike on it with no worries.
However, we only take our old tandem on it. Really the only concern is
getting dust in your chain.. Your call on whether it’s a big deal or
not. The trail itself is well maintained and a safe ride. It’s not
squirrely or squishy.
After arriving at the far end, we will open the hatch on
the pre-stashed truck and see what we find in the cooler before turning around
and heading back.
15 miles return the same way to McDermott’s.
Grilling and libations on the McDermott’s patio to
follow. Bring something to put on the grill and into a cup.
No cue sheet needed. Only one turn and it’s 180
degrees. Gotta love that. J