We did it folks, 3000 total miles traveled!
Right from the start, I knew today was going to be extraordinary. Instead of waking up hot and sticky with sweat, I awoke to the cold (not cool, cold) crisp air of the air conditioned bunk house at the Chester Eagles. I savored the temperature for an extra hour. I was trying to sleep off all those late nights with the Tag Family watching the Olympics and movies. After I finally rolled out of bed, I walked outside to find Gladiator right where i left him. Thanks OnGuard. I then said goodbye to the birthplace of Popeye and snapped a quick photo with the Bluto statue.
The ride was great today. I got to see some scenic parts of Southern Illinois. I stopped at a gas station for a pizza lunch. I rode on a closed road like the American Cowboy I am. Ate a few climbs for afternoon snack. And then it happened. In the city of Goreville, home of the fighting black cats, I officially reached 3000 miles. Note that I only count miles progressed on the TransAm. This does not include miles I rode to get to groceries, gas stations, libraries, etc. Otherwise I could just ride in circles in the parking lot to inflate my stats. I am not about that folks, rest assured my numbers are pure.
- Jeremy Tagliaferre; hiker, biker, and general life liker.