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Are you familiar with the game of chicken?

When was the last time you played?

For me, it was just this past week. Unintentionally.

I took an hour or so of my afternoon to fit in a bike ride on a beautiful, clear, hot sunny day.

I headed west on the bike trail that’s located directly behind my house.

The trail runs along a creek shaded by trees on either side – winding through the city – giving a feeling of being anywhere else but in the middle of a metro area.

But that all changes about 5 miles out when the trail exits the forest sanctuary and begins running parallel to a major thoroughfare that connects one western suburb to the next.

It’s a route I travel regularly.

The benefit of this route – besides being located right outside my back door – is that it extends for hundreds of miles with all sorts of wonderful Iowa towns along the way. Continue reading