Ok, that's it, I'm done. For now......
My riding is now complete until the 3rd of July where I will commence the last leg of my journey, Chicago to the east coast and Maine.
It will be approximately 1,100 miles in 4 weeks. Barring injury that is quite an easy schedule compared to what I have already done.
I'm now taking a week and a bit holiday.
After spending 4/5 days sightseeing in Chicago I'm going back to England to attend (and be usher and no doubt guest of honour at) the wedding of James and Katherine. ;)
After that, there is the small matter of a gathering of people in a field in Somerset that I'm obliged to attend.
Yesterday I rode as far as Naperville which is basically a suburb of Chicago.
It was a 61.3 mile ride.
Things started out very rural and slowly the roads got busier and busier as I approached the big smoke.
I'm moving to stay in Logan square today for a further 2 nights Which should be more convenient for sightseeing.
I have opted to take my bike on the Metro From Naperville to downtown to avoid the urban riding. Yesterday's journey wasn't the most fun with traffic etc. So far Chicago doesn't feel like a bike friendly place but I'm hoping to be proved wrong.
So I sign out having ridden 2718 miles through 8 states in 52 days.
It's been emotional ;)
Anyone thinking about sponsoring these 2 worthy charities, now is a great time, before I arrive in the UK and start badgering you about it.