We quickly left the parking lot since the skeeters were already sucking our blood out. We headed west on the Great western trail with Bonk King and his friend Lee. We made it to Dekalb and picked up Jakey La Cruz. BK and Lee ended up heading East while Jakey and I headed out to Kirkland. By then I had ridden 75 miles into a headwind and was ready for a change.
Coming back was easier since the winds had changed and I was cruising a tailwind in the big chaingring. Jakey split off to head home as I had about 50 miles to go. It progressively got hotter and the heat was starting to bug me. At mile 120 the saddle started to bother me too since I had never ridden it before. I stopped at walgreens for a tube of vaseline to quiet down the area. I finally arrived home at 4 pm really dehydrated, tired and glad to sit down on the soft couch. I ended the day with 140 miles on the cross bike.
Thanks to Bonk King, Lee and Jakey la Cruz for riding with me. It was great to see all of you.
|Fermi Lab was deserted and the clouds made me think NO More|
|Gremlin Hot rod in Sycamore, IL. this car was so cool.|
|Lee and the Bonk King.|
|Jakey La Cruz and I rode some Gravel|
|My favorite Site|
|On the way back when it got hot it was great to hide in the trees.|
|Out in the open it got hot|