Thursday, August 23, 2012

Welcome to Winnetka

Traveling down Sheridan Road, you know you're in Winnetka when the signs of neglect appear and the adjectives that come to mind are "decrepit, pathetic, appalling".  Of course, I am not referring to the multi-million dollar homes with their expensive manicured lawns (lush and green in this season of draught).  Rather, I mean the condition of Sheridan Road itself. 

North of Evanston, the cyclists' route moves away from the lakfront (no longer free and clear) and follows Sheridan Road, from Wilmette to Kenilworth and Winnetka.  After detouring west around the Ravines, cyclists return to Sheridan to ride through Highland Park, up to Fort Sheridan and into Lake Forest.  With the exception of the rocky road in Winnetka, it is a lovely ride.