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Lakefront Trail Conditions 2/7/11

I rode the Lakefront Trail today (Monday, 2/7) from Ardmore to 47th Street. The trail is actually in slightly better condition on the north end than it was on Saturday. You can now ride through the Foster crossing and I did not have to put a foot down between Ardmore and Oak Street. There are still a few slushy sections but all were rideable today.

Much of the Trial is wet at this point and temperatures are supposed to drop. The water may freeze on the trail and slush may become hard. Please be careful of changing conditions as it gets colder.

Unfortunately, most underpasses have not been cleared at this point. The only rideable entrance and exit points to the Trail are currently street crossings. I did hike the Oak Street and Ohio Street underpasses and ramps but they were not in rideable condition.

Crossing Grand Ave. at the west end of Lake Point Towers, next to Lower Lake Shore Drive is challenging. Snow plows have pushed snow against the Trail (see photo).

I did not have time to go south of 47th Street but it does look as though the Trail has been plowed south of this point (see photo).

Thanks, Randy