Matteson to Demott - Six weeks on the Great American Rail Trail plus! - CycleBlaze

May 19, 2022

Matteson to Demott

Goodbye Illinois; Hello Indiana

Phew - a way better day - long and the headwinds were back for the ending 12 miles but the sun was out and the scenery was good. We started on the final 4 miles of the Old Plank Trail and then 10 miles on the Thorn Creek Trail that passed through streets and woods. Well maintained paved trail that was fun to ride. In a bit after leaving Thorn Creek Trail we left Illinois and entered Indiana on the Pennsy Greenway Trail.

Then a fair amount of suburbia kind of roads with many railroad crossings.Next on to the Erie Lackawanna Trail for 7 miles. Another great paved trail. We finished up on county roads where we encountered the wind. Staying in another B&B house. Margaret made a great chile dinner. It was yummy.

Good day!

The only pic I took today. We were riding along the Erie Lackawana Trail and just as we reached the point we would leave the trail for lunch this interesting storage sort of thing appeared in the middle of the trail!
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Today's ride: 63 miles (101 km)
Total: 749 miles (1,205 km)

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