We donned our rain gear and headed out for another day in paradise, that is if you’re a duck or an amphibian. It rained almost all day. Loved the On The Hill Golf Course sign indicating Rain, Rain Go Away …. We actually received flash flood warnings on our phones. Fortunately, we didn’t encounter any flooded out roads. By the time we approached Springfield the rain had subsided.
I was able to connect with my sister Teri who lives in Chatham and works in Springfield. We were greeted in Springfield by friends Carla Knorowski and the Grubes; Gary, Kathy and daughter Michelle. We also received a private tour of the Old State Capitol by Troy Gilmore. From there it was another 32 miles to Lincoln, into a headwind. Argh!! We finally pulled into Lincoln about 8:45. The reward for such a long and challenging day was dinner at Guzzardo’s Italian Villa. Only 185 miles to go.
All smiles as we head out for another 120+ mile day in the rain.
The not so glamorous side of riding cross country.
Bikers do it in the rain.
Where did the smiles go?
Just a little accumulation.
Taking a break with ride director Maciej left.
Look closely, “Scoby Watching Over Route 66.”
We’re already 45 miles into today’s ride and only half way to Springfield.
Bikes this way.
Found a nice bike path in the middle of nowhere.
Did I mention it was raining?
By the time we got to Chatham, just south of Spring the rain had subsided and I was able to connect with my sister Teri on her way home from work.
In front of the Old State Capitol with long time friend Carla Knorowski, CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum Foundation.
With Carla Knorowski and Troy Gilmore inside the Old State Capitol.
With Dariusz Cupial and our Amazing Journey.
Gary (AKA: Big Brother) Grube who joined the crew for the last three days starting in Springfield.
Gary, Dariusz and Jarek at dinner at Guzzardo’s Italian Villa.
Only 7,500 calories today.