FKT: Trevor Wilson - Chain of Lakes Bike Path (IL) - 2021-12-12

Route variation
out & back
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Total time
2h 9m 43s

I recently saw this FKT trail option and with it being so close to home I knew I had to give it a try.  My ever supporting wife came along with me on this route even though it was 30 degrees and windy and she had no desire to bike along next to me for 17 miles.  I was surprised at how many hills and elevation change this trail had because all of my other runs near my house hardly have any elevation.  There were several times that I lost my wife on the uphills but was then caught back again on the downhills.  This route and trail was a pleasant surprise as I had never been on it but it was nicely scenic throughout.  I had two bottles of water with tailwind and one GU along the route and felt pretty good most of the miles.  The trail ends up being a mix of paved, crushed rock, grass and along side a road so a little bit of everything but very scenic. With this one being only 5-10 miles away from home I would look to do it again.