I am so very glad I went out today. The roads through Starved Rock were beautiful.
Common Grounds was a nice choice for coffeee.. I had a panninni before heading off that was very tasty,
After chatting, I did head out to Dixon and the Rock River, Along the way in Troy Grove, Illinois I came accross the Birthplace of Wild Bill Hickock. It was so unexpected that I had to stop for a picture..
Through Dixon and north up route 2 along the Rock River into Oregon, crossing to the east side. I wound my way north and east up to 173 and home.
To sum it up..
6:30 am to 3:00 pm 8 1/2 hours
Weather was tremendous, clear and comfortable
Met a new rider, enjoyed a new coffee shop
Discovered Illinois is not total devoid of good roads
Just another great Sunday, so good that I was not disappointed that I totally missed the Bears Game