Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

     
Daily Trip Log
Jack
 
     

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Chicago , IL
   
 
Date: 2006-09-14

 
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 4,312 Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day

 

 
 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

   
Wrigley Field is a historic ball park as they go. John wanted to see a game there so we went for one this afternoon. As it should be, the home side, the Cubs managed to draw this one for them with a classical home run and with two on base.

 
Wrigley Field is certainly different as a stadium. With ivy climbing on the back wall and bleachers erected on the roof tops of apartment and office buildings across the road, how can a roofed stadium match that? Must say that pipe under the next level floor and right over my head with its duct tape applied around a joint did not give me the greatest sense of safety.

 
The view from our seats in the second level and almost behind home plate was quite good. Thank goodness there was no endless, nonsensical chatter of the sports announcers on TV when they have nothing worthwhile to contribute.

 
     
We took the train from O’Hara airport downtown today. An hour’s ride it was, a bit long. The train seemed to travel slower than one would expect a train running in the median of an expressway for part of the trip. Good marketing would have the train operating at least 10 kph faster than the traffic on the expressway.

 
A stop at the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation provided some information on the organization, their relationship with the city, the city’s direction and challenges for moving the cycling agenda further.

 
There was a bit of time available for walking in the downtown area before we had to catch a train to Wrigley Field.

 
  We certainly heard some words about the bus system and its less than desirable service level.

 
    On the return trip to the motel it became apparent that drivers were not really well aware of the bus system.

 
       

Cycling Facilities

 

 
 

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