“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” Ernest Hemmingway

Bridge over the Missouri River, Creve Coeur Trail, near St. Louis
The Mother of All Bike Trails; Illinois Prairie Path, Main Stem, Wheaton, Illinois
Heading south beyond the beltway out of Madison, on the Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System.
Kalamazoo River Trail, near Parchment, Michigan.
A spectator on the Geneva Spur of the Illinois Prairie Path along the home stretch of a 33-mile loop, near West Chicago with no more shortcuts.
Blooming prairie on a hot August afternoon, DuPage Regional Trail, DanAda Forest Preserve
Underpass, near Wausau, Wisconsin

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