Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011-06-02 Kewanee to Streator, Illinois (78 miles)

Since we were headed east this morning, I was hoping for some nice tail winds like yesterday.  I missed out on a great ride because I was the Sag driver.  Today the bad news is it was headwinds most of the way...the good news is the winds were only 10-15 mph, with some stronger gusts.  That didn't seem too bad after Muscatine's 40+ mph winds!  There had been rain predicted, but as it turned out, there were only a few sprinkles for a while.  The roads were good, and not too many hills...even those were not long.  So all in all, it was a good day.  I rode with Bev today, and we are a good match.  We stopped only briefly at sag stops, and did not stop for lunch.  We arrived at the hotel at 2:00 pm, a 6.5 hour ride today (including stops) to finish the 78 miles.  Many others stopped for lunch, but we decided to try to beat the possible rain.  I'm glad we did.  It has been nice to have extra time to relax.

Tomorrow we will ride east again, from Streator to Watseka, Illinois, 86 miles.  Weather, (always important to us) calls for a high of 90 by late afternoon with winds mostly from the south, 10-13 mph.

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