Weather: 68F, rainy, windy
Favorite Sign: Official road sign: "Club Entrance"
Towns: Metamora, Hennepin, Princeton, Dixon, Polo|
Roadkill Report: 3 raccoons, cat, 2 unknowns, deer
Highlight: Riding across the Illinois River on I-180.
|Casey's General Store||rice krispie treat, Pringles, muffins, Frapaccino||6.34|
|Monical's Pizza||pizza, breadsticks, lemonade||7.22|
|Arthur's Garden Deli||veggie sandwich||2.97|
Still a little Lost
We stopped in this small town where there just happened to be a county sheriff's department. We asked an officer about a bike shop and a bridge. He told us that the interstate was the safest way across the river. Now I was a little confused by this statement, but I have been told not to argue with certain figures of authority. So, we rode out to the entrance ramp and, sure enough, there was a sign that read "Non Non-motorized Vehicles." We considered our options and decided to run with it. I don't generally recommend riding on the interstate-not too scenic for one thing. But some states actually allow it in places where there is no good alternative. That was the case here. Anyway, we were only on it for about three miles and traffic was pretty light as well. It was a good rush.