As some of you know, I am writing my first book, Biking Illinois: 60 Great Road And Trail Rides. It will be published by Trails Books in April 2006. Along with the book, I am creating a web site that I describe as "DVD bonus footage." While the book will describe the routes and provide excellent maps, the web site will be about my personal experiences on the rides, including lots of photos. It will be similar to Dave's Bicycling Pages, except that it will focus on the rides in my book.
Two weeks ago, I pedaled the route of the Hillsboro-Roubaix bike race (about 50 miles south of Springfield), and then I watched the race. Visit http://www.bikingillinois.com to read all about it.