In the spirit of exploring various cycling styles, members of the Rapid Transit crew recently found themselves riding off-road in Palos Hills in the southwest suburbs. Back when we opened our shop 15 year ago, virtually all we could get was mountain bikes. Finding city tires for your bike was a challenge, let alone a whole urban bike.
Things are a little different today. It's been many years since we've stocked more than a couple of models of mountain bikes, and we put in a lot more miles on asphalt than on singletrack. So, to shake things up a bit, a few brave souls went out last weekend to explore the best in Chicago-area off-road trails.
In case you are wondering if these trails are challenging, here are some strategies that our strong urban cyclists utilized in conquering them:
Triumphant cyclocross-style trotting.
Stay tuned for this weekend's shop recumbent ride!