Cycling the MCT Trail system in Madison County Illinois, a Class 1 bikeway (bike path). I did a loop around the following trails. Schoolhouse Trail Goshen Trail Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail Nickel Plate Trail Nature Trail Complete trail system is 100 miles. I biked about 1/3 of it in this video. Date: Feb 11 2016 Bike: Diamondback Haanjo Comp (2x1 gears) Total distance: 32.85 miles Total moving time: 2 hours 19 minutes Average speed: 14 MPH Link http://www.mcttrails.org/index.aspx Note: Camera issues with video and audio, so I missed mile 10 to mile 12. Correction: The Southern Illinois University campus on the MCT Trail system is Edwardsville not Carbondale. Video - City Cycling Lost In East St. Louis Labor Day Weekend Bike Blogger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWDMdnU-G7M Video - Katy Trail Riding GMC Denali Bicycle From Treloar, MO to McKittrick, MO Bike Blogger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5tOD8GNMAM Video - Katy Trail GoPro From McKittrick, MO To Portland, MO Bike Blogger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6mgqIkwIg Thanks for watching! And please subscribe! http://www.bikeblogger.com
Maan Joseph: Like if you drive a HEMI and knew it was a hemi passing at 44:09
Jason: Just rode the trails first time last Saturday, pretty awesome.
john rykowski: Hey BB. I first rode a bike about 55 years ago, and in all that time I've never ridden during the colder months. I wanted to thank you for inspiring me to change that this coming winter. I already have my Nokian studded tires on an extra set of wheels all ready to go. I can't wait! I wasn't sure I'd like to watch the longer videos like this one, but your longer excursions are quickly becoming my favorite videos to watch. Your always humorous conversation keeps them very enjoyable and interesting. I've finally found a way to enjoy a 32 mile bike trip without having to worry about my legs being sore afterward:) Keep up the great work!!!
Whitetribe: Your so lucky to have tracks like that we have nothing like it in England .
E Miff: Another great video my friend, thanks for sharing.
Bill Oberg: Nice video. Love the long ones. I've always been interested in riding those trails. I can't wait until they connect a few of the great rivers greenway trails together giving us a similar system over here.
Carson Barger: I just discovered your videos and I find them really therapeutic (for some reason). I am looking into getting a road bike, and since you seem to know your stuff, do you have any entry models you might recommend?
Thanks again for the videos! I can't wait to watch them all!
TomCoppell: @bikeblogger Greetings from the UK, bike blogger. Will you be making anymore videos of your wabi lightning fixie bike? Many thanks keep up the videos
William R: I hope Bigfoot don't get after you.
Isaiah Coleman: Love your videos. What kind of mic are you using?
Digby O'Dell: I have no problem with the little helmet cams these days, back in the stone age I bolted a 2 to 3 lb. Hi 8 videotape camera to my helmet and went riding off road. It was so darn heavy I couldn't keep my helmet on straight so all the videos are tilted but it worked. Never had any idea I was a pioneer in the field at the time.
Digby O'Dell: I like the full length feature also but I have to admit that the constant gritty grinding of the studs was like white noise to me and I passed out shortly after your 1st battery did. Horseshoe Lake must be an oxbow lake from an old meander in the Mississippi. The trails are very nice, they spent some bucks to pave them and construct so many road tunnels. The only thing I don't like and it's just a personal preference is that by nature they are flat, flatter and flattest!
Total Control 871: i enjoyed every minute of it Blogger. i love your " full length feature films". I won't even get into the road war issue over vehicular cycling. I'm sure you know the struggle I'm dealing with here in South Jersey aka NAZI ANTI CYCLISTS WORLD.
The loop looks like a blast. There is one thing i wanted to know about this trail and the Katy Trail. if a touring cyclist were to trek across the state using it.....are there any stores to buy food and water? Or would you have to exit the trail and journey dozens of miles to the closest WAWA or something of the like?
Total Control 871: change the battery is Bike Blogger code for gotta take a wiz LOL
Total Control 871: I'm just commenting as I watch Blogger. you can also usethe go pro app to use your phone to quick review the footage and see exactly where the cam cut off.
Total Control 871: pedestrian signal is most likely positioned that low for recombinant cyclists.
Patrick94GSR: 2 people don't enjoy cycling apparently.
David's CycleVlogs: Bike Blogger any tips for cycling when you're sick ?
cook7772: Hey there a time of year you can ride your bike on the lake?
CycleFreakTv: awesome lake great view fun ride thanks bb
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