|Day 2 started out...late. I had slept in, and couldn't get moving. These Iron Butt runs require you to get traveling! So Plan two was to go for a Bun Burner 1500 (BB1500)... 1500 miles in 36 hours. I never did get into the right frame of mind.|
|I stopped briefly at the first rest area in Illinois. A nice passer-by took my photo.|
|As the day rolled on, I passed these, the Mountains
I think I was a bit delirious at that point.
||Here he is again!|
|Five weeks later*
I saw a truck with two blades on it a windmill. You just don't get
any idea of the size of them when you just pass on by the towers.
*Enroute to the Alberta 2000 Rally.
|Sunset struck as I was heading east near the Indiana border. I missed doing the BB1500 by less than 20 minutes. If I had only gotten up a few minutes earlier, or run a little faster, or shortened lunch, or...it just wasn't in the cards for me on the first half of the trip. Two down.|
|Since I had missed the SS2K and the BB1500, there
wasn't much reason to run into Pittsburgh during the night. I stopped
in Springfield, OH. It took a while to find a room, and then it was
a smoking room. There was a bowling convention in town...
830 miles, with a high of 37.1 mpg and a low of 31.4 mpg.