Hello riders: Friday weather is projected as being *sunny* and I propose doing a repeat of last Friday's looping route to Lake Forest--going through the Botanical Garden, taking "Stanley's cut" to the new Clavey bike lane to Skokie Valley bike trail; East on Old Elm to Buena and Westleigh Rds., Basswood, Poplar, Onwentsia Rds. to Western Ave. into Lake Forest. Let's head to Hometown Coffee and Juice, located at the old Caputo's at 231 E. Wisconsin Ave (https://www.hellohometowncoffeejuice.com)--here, a shout out to Peter for suggesting we check this out last week--it has great coffee, breakfast items, avocado and Caprese toasts, wraps, pastries, and much more. Expected pace with wind is 13-15 mph; projected temp. from 42-47 (wear some extra layers); winds 9-12 W/NW, mileage about 40. Rest stops: Botanic Garden (North), Ravinia Train Station (South). Hope to see you Friday (Julie, cell 773-516-0872).