The Art of Enjoying the Ride

The summer heat has (temporarily?) given way to cooler air – 61 degrees this morning! It’s the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing ride on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.

The fresh air off Lake Michigan, scenic views of the skyline, and escape from city traffic combine to make the trail the most pleasant way to get downtown.

As summer winds down, don’t forget to stop to smell the roses and take the long way home.

If you are lucky enough to have such a beautiful route option, why would you not take it, at least every now and then? Although it’s slower, time enjoyed is never time wasted.

So in this last month of summer, remember that biking in the city is not only about efficiency, but also about feeling good and appreciating the little things in life.

{This post is dedicated to Mr. Dottie, who never takes the long sloooooow way home, unless I’m with him. ;)}

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5 thoughts on “The Art of Enjoying the Ride

  1. Julia Ringma says:

    Good point. I had an errand to run downtown yesterday and even though it was supposed to rain (and it did), I took the bike instead of the bus and I took the river bike path instead of the shorter option. It was beautiful and I got in 35 kms (21 miles) that I wouldn’t have otherwise.

  2. Mandi says:

    Beautiful! I try to opt for the scenic route whenever I have time, which usually means taking the East/West green ways or making a round through Central Park on the way home. It’s so relaxing. Also…what kind of bike is that? It’s so nice.

  3. Montrealize says:

    Love those “roses”…

  4. Amy Gawthrop says:

    This time of year, whenever I see your pictures from the Lakefront trail, I want to go jump in the lake! Still hot here in the south, but a tad cooler than it has been.

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