This wasn't quite the food tour that my trips there usually are, but we did go to Lou Malnati's pizza, which was killer-good. After that we went all over town including up to Wrigley Field, which I had never been up to before. There was a game starting in a few hours when we were there, so it was bustling.We spent a few hours out on bikes which was nice. It was 90+ outside, but it really didn't feel all that hot.
Sunday evening we went to a a food festival a couple miles north of my brother's specifically to see The Hold Steady play.
|(I don't want this photo to get out. I like my job at Bikesmiths and I'm afraid that Rolling Stone may come calling when they see what great rock photographer I am)|
They were really good and I'm really glad I got to see them.
It was a short but nice visit. I left Monday afternoon, but we did some more running around before I left. And I rode everyday this week once I got back home. So although two days were on my commuter bike I still rode everyday last week. And as of today (Sunday) my back feels pretty normal, which is to say it still hurts, but not as bad. I did a long(er) hard(ish) ride today mostly as a test/to prove to myself that I could. It wasn't w/out some discomfort, but I put out good numbers and got it done. I needed that.
This weekend is MTB racing over in North Vernon, IN. It's a 2-day affair with a short track race Saturday and then the standard cross country race Sunday. Hopefully everything keeps getting better and I'm R-T-R for the weekend!