You gotta love the warm Chicago winter this year with over 50 degree temps today. Global warming seems to be having an impact. We are now one week closer to Spring! I was able to enjoy a 50 mile ride this afternoon following this route. The boys and I headed out to Starved Rock on Wednesday to hike the Illinois and Ottowa Canyon trails and enjoy some good father and son time. The streams were flowing nicely and we were able to enjoy a few views of some waterfalls.