We are still alive! I know that it has been a while since the last post and I have begun receiving calls and texts from those of you following to see what is happening. I want to start this out by saying that I thank all of you reading this as it brings me joy to know that so many of you care about the ridicules trips I plan. the last post was made from just outside of Lexington Kentucky. Today I am very happy to say that we have yet again made a border crossing. However more on that later.
After leaving Lexington area we rode 60 miles to Louisville then another 40 miles to a small town known as Salem Indiana. There we had a fine Mexican diner and passed out in the sketchy Salem Motel. It was a very hard day and as a result we enjoyed the comforts of the half a star hotel.
Waking up from our much needed slumber we found the time to be 9 o'clock! This was a big problem and we needed to get on the road fast. However we were faced with two problems. The first being the 95 degree heat and the second was that we needed breakfast. So we got on the road by 10:30am. This was a problem as we would not reach my good friend Will in the time frame we thought. After a hard and hilly 60 mile ride we reached Bloomington Indiana. Will invited us to stay at his apartment which we took him up on.
Tied and dehydrated we thought it was a good idea to out to the bars and enjoy the festive atmosphere the Kilroys and other bars in the area had to offer. The charm of Bloomington made us stay for 3 days and 4 nights. After a few beers at Upland Brewery and introductions as the 2 wild and crazy guys cycling from coast to coast, it was time to say our goodbyes and get back on the road.
Today we left Bloomington and rode our bikes about 83 miles to our current location in Robinson Illinois. We arrived at about 6 o'clock had a hearty Mexican dinner and limped to our hotel.
PS: Manny wanted me to let all of you know that when we were in Bloomington we had a vegan diner and I enjoyed it.