We were discussing riding dual sport bikes in the city in another thread, I took off this afternoon and decided to see just how many places I could find to ride off the street in my fine city.
Took a bunch of pics, anybody else that wants to add some pics of their urban adventure riding please feel free.
Alleys and industrial parking lots aren't so intimidating with knobby tires
Old Bush Stadium, where the baseball movies "Eight Men Out" and "A League of Their Own" were filmed, abandoned and in disrepair now
Found an access road leading to an old railroad right of way
Rode for a couple of miles on the right of way in the middle of town, ran alongside a branch of the river
It emptied out into a field, found a gentleman flying his model helicopters
Headed downtown and found a nice view of the skyline and canal
New high rise hotel going up downtown
Found an access road down by the river, got a view of the hotel from the other side
And a view of Lucas Oil Stadium
Wrong side of the tracks
Access road turned into an interesting dirt trail
Found a couple of homeless camps
Found another river access road a few miles down the road
This trail had another homeless camp, sad how many people are living under bridges next to the river
Back to civilization
And when I got home I found out that mesh pants and hot header pipes don't play well together
I enjoyed seeing a different side of my city today, riding on the street is fun, but you miss seeing behind the scenes in places where only a dual sport bike can go. I was probably trespassing on city property at times, but I stayed on the trails and didn't cause any damage. There were plenty of fisherman down by the river, I think those trails are fair game.
I still can't wait to get our bikes out to the country, but it's good to know there's fun to be had close to home if you look for it!