Day 5 - 7/6/07: Chicago, IL to Bloomington, MN
Wow did I sleep last night. Eric, Synthia, and Brian got up early and went walking. Brian had to call my name several times to get me up. I got up and got ready. My runny nose had not yet gone away, but I felt great other than that. Just after 9:00 I made my way upstairs, but found that Synthia had already left, she had been waiting to say goodbye.
Brian and I mounted up and started the Chicago –
Bloomington, MN leg at about 1:45pm or so. Our first stop was the gas
station 5 miles or so from the shop. We got on the tollway and traffic was
good. Where we were supposed to get off though, traffic was all backed up.
Brian pulled a last minute bail on the exit. I asked him to please warn me
before he does this again. We made it out of town and took 90 towards
After filling up Brian and I went to the Pilot truck
stop across the street to look for a different mount for the on bike camera
mount. We looked at several antenna mounts but could not find one suitable
enough. So we got some water instead and hung out for a few minutes. Then
back on the bikes. We rode until dark, around 9:30pm, and stopped in
The sky finally got dark around 10:15 or so. When we aimed my headlight at BMW it was on an unloaded bike. We also adjusted my front suspension this morning. All of this added up to my headlight acting more like my brights. I will have to re-aim them soon. We pulled into the Candlewood suites around 10:45, just before they lock the doors and you have to do a late check in. We had Papa John’s for dinner. Brian blew up my air mattress as I only brought a car adapter pump, and there is only one small queen bed in the room. That boy has some lungs! We then fell asleep watching Nacho Libre.
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