Lansing to Joliet
I got on the road late -about nine. Realizing this would be a short day, I
had no sense of urgency. Coming out of the Days Inn, I was a little
disoriented to the trail and turned into the first stretch of woods I could
find. Unfortunately it was a horse trail instead of a bike trail and I truly
put the mountain bike through its paces. After a while, I was able to get
back on the right path and on my way back home.
ride on the Old Plank Road Trail, and a six mile ride through the East side
of Joliet to Rockdale, and the ride is complete.
When I do these kinds of adventures, the euphoria of mission accomplished is
mixed with melancholy in the realization that I probably won’t ever do a
trip like this again. Throughout this last year, I would get excited
recounting the adventure to people, and knew that it should be published in
some form so here it is!
I would really like to do this ride again, or do another one like it. The
camping element is key. It changes it from "just a bike ride" to a: