I & M Canal Trail
I spent last Sunday biking the I & M Canal trail from Channahon to Morris for the first time. About halfway to Morris a huge storm came through, and I spent the rest of the ride to Morris pedaling in pouring rain. By the time I got to Morris, I was covered from head to toe in mud. My original plan was to find a place to eat in Morris before heading back, but I was too much of a mess for that and ended up sitting on a bench eating an apple I had stuffed in my bike bag. In all I am estimating a 28 or 29 mile trip. I would love to do the ride again on a much drier day, but I was not at all disappointed. I was basically the only person out there, and being that the scenery was completely new to me, I felt a million miles away from everything.