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Lakefront Trail Conditions 1/29
I rode the Trail from 31st Street to Ardmore at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday . There was considerably less salt on the Trail south of Grant Park so there was more spotty snow on the Trail from Grant Park to 31st Street. Still the trail was certainly rideable in that area. There was also some drifting snow from the Museum Campus to the south side of the McCormick Center. Again, rideable but not in the best shape.
Through Grant Park to Ohio Street the Trail was clear with some additional snow on the south side of the bridge over the Chicago River. I took the sidewalk just to the south of LSD at Grand to Ohio Street to Inner Lake Shore Drive (didn't even attempt the Trail between Ohio and Oak Street).
The Oak Street Underpass, while not in great shape was rideable. Conditions were worse on the west side of LSD. Salt had been laid down on the pavement on the east side of LSD. I did not have to dismount in this section.
From Oak Street to Ardmore the Trail was in good shape except, of course, for the section just south of Fullerton but the dirt trail was rideable in that area. There was a little bit of drifting snow near the totem pole but so much that you can not ride in this area.
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