Today’s Stats: 6 miles on bike, 28 miles on the train. Saturday August 14, 2021
We want to say a big THANKS to everyone for your support, prayers, positive thoughts and friendship throughout this journey. The love and encouraging comments from all of you kept us going. There was many a day that we had to dig deep to get back on the bike but knowing we had this supporting community helped us peddle on each day.
We were blessed to stay healthy and have no accidents during the trip. Many of the roads we took were not made with bicycles and large vehicles in mind. Bicycle touring is a great way to see the country and we hope to see the biking infrastructure improve. The mechanical issues we had with the bikes were minimal and able to be resolved quickly.
The trip has been rewarding and challenging. The fun part of this journey was meeting so many other bikers and locals as we traversed the country. Thankful to have met and traveled with Shelly and Jens from Eugene. Jens will be happy to know that Pat is still pronouncing Oregon correctly. We throughly enjoyed our journey home which completed a very large loop of this vast USA.
Next adventure yet to be planned! Need to go through our mail first!!!
Hotel Monaco in the heart of activity in Chicago. We arrived in Chicago in the late afternoon and decided to stay in downtown and take the Metra commuter train home on Saturday morning.
Statue of Mr. Chicago Irv Kupcinet “Kup” columnist for Chicago Sun Times.
In bike lane in Chicago check out Green Bike light.
Metra to western suburbs.
Rode from Winfield train station to our driveway about 5 miles.
Home feels good.