61 miles / 1471 total
of Illinois have been to me!
Started off by being taken to breakfast by Mike, who's riding his motorcycle to a local motorbike festival. We were chatting as he was asking about who he needed to pay for the camping, and when he heard I was riding coast to coast, he insisted on buying me breakfast! Thanks Mike, that set me up well for a hard day of riding!
The last 30 miles were tough. There was a campsite about 7 miles from the one I was aiming for, I should have rehydrated there but was past it when I thought about it, as it was only 7 more miles didn't go back. I should have done, it was hot and hilly and I had a headache when I got into camp.
As I was riding into camp, a couple called me over and said I could camp behind their RV so I didn't need to pay. They also invited me for chicken dinner and a beer and sent me on my way with another 20 dollars to treat myself! Thanks so much Jack and Leah!