Another really hot day.
I was up at 6.30 and on the road by 7am having has a quick breakfast at my motel. I needed to beat the mid day meltdown.
I arrived in New Boston at about 12.30 having covered another 64 miles. It was slow and steady again. I did all I could to avoid overheating.
I'm consuming more cold water/drinks than at any point on this trip. I'm also stopping very regularly just to find refuge in some air conditioned rooms/shops/cafes etc. It is really tough going at the moment. Probably the some of the most difficult riding I've endured. It's comparable to my first 2 weeks on this trip.
When in Chicago I randomly met 4 people at a train station who were also visiting the city for a few days.
Wes, Barbara, Brian and Pat all live in New Boston. We chatted briefly.
Wes and Brian are good friends and do a lot of riding together. Between them they have ridden 40,000 plus miles!! They warned me that I couldn't simply ride over the border from Detroit to Canada and said I would need a lift over the main bridge crossing. They offered to drive me over if I decided to take this route and we exchanged details.
So I recently got in touch and here I am. They are also registered warmshowers.org hosts and have kindly offered to accommodate me for a coupe if nights.
Tomorrow they are taking me for a tour of some interesting parts of Deeetroit which I'm looking forward to. A day if relaxation without a bike in sight :)