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Day 1 – Rockton To Collinsville, IL

Posted by on July 24, 2011

Day 1 got off to a slow start, thanks to rain that was moving through the area. Our intended 10am start time got pushed back to noon to try to avoid the worst of the rain. Unfortunately, that put us in the middle of the heat.

The actual ride was pretty uneventful – most of the day was spent figuring out some little things again, what works, what doesn’t, etc. Working on the GPS settings is one thing. We ended up on some gravel road for a while, not a big deal, but took a little time. I had some problems with my GoPro and missed some photos due to a loose connection in my power source, but I think I got it fixed. A couple more little adjustments and I think I’ll be more organized.

We found route 66 in Lincoln, IL and rode along with it for a while before getting on the interstate to make up for our slowness earlier in the day. We made it to Collinsville, IL, the home of the worlds largest ketchup bottle. Ill have to fill in the pictures later.

Distance travelled: 306 miles
Highest temperature seen on MC: 100
Lowest temp seen 74
The temperature went from 74 in the rain to about 88 in the span of 2 miles.

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