Left the house a few minutes late. After I opened the garage and pulled the bike out at 5am, I felt the air outside and it was already hot and humid. Had to take the mesh pants out of the bike and change with the ones I thought I was going to need early in the morning. My first Spot marker was at a Wawa about 10 miles north of my house for a nice cup of coffee.
I went west on I78 until I crossed into PA, then followed 33 north to I80 West.
Lots of farmland and forest in PA, not much to say about it. I quickly dispatched of PA and entered Ohio.
Rode most of the afternoon with the temperature between 95 and 97, the humidity was brutal. Made various stops to hydrate.
Towards the end of Ohio the weather changed and I ran into a storm, had to stop and put my liner on. Didn't bother putting rain pants, it was so hot I figured if they got wet they would dry fast. It rained for about an hour.
Soon Ohio was behind me and Indiana was next. The sky had cleared by the time I got to the border.
Indiana is mostly farmland, corn everywhere on both sides of the road.
Indiana was soon behind me but I didn't see the sign announcing Illinois. I continued on I80 past the Chicago area, I was trying to avoid the afternoon traffic but still caught lots of traffic with lots of trucks. Once I past Joliet I started heading north but it was getting dark fast and by the time I got to Yorkville the sun had gone down.
I found a motel and called it a day. After 930 miles I was tired, no point in continuing at night, it's the most dangerous time to ride a motorcycle.
Tomorrow I will have new tires mounted in Cameron, Wisconsin, new Heidenau K60 Scouts.