RobT: Odometer read 24,947 km when I left Cambridge. This morning, leaving Grand Rapids it was at 25,445 km. We rose at 6am, coffee and suited up. Tried doing some video footage so we have something to submit to One Day on Earth. Hopefully is ok.
Had a near mishap along I-96, RobC's prosthetic wood extension block for the kickstand dislodged, wrapped around the rear tire and wedged itself behind the rear brake and disc snapping the plastic/cable tether. Whew!
RobC: I was keen on driving through Lowell, Indiana, where I landed as an 18-year old immigrant in 1962. Downtown was still as I remembered it and the surrounding farm still grow lots of corn and soy beans. Great memories of my 2 years on the farm - best education I ever had!
Some of the old highway was still intact, albeit abandoned aside from some weeds which seem to be the only life form in the cracks. Didn't get a shot of the multilane but the above shot was of the 2-lane Rte 66 which is still in use.
Standard Oil gas station, Rte 66.
Rest stop somewhere on I-55 about 2.5 hours north of St Louis. We finally parked our bikes after a long and eventful day in the saddle at a urine-scented Motel 6 around 8pm on the southside of Saint Louis. Went out for some down-under food at a nearby Outback with a couple of RobC's colleages, Dick and Anja Lodge. Pleasant dreams ..........