Day Zero – Home to Lincoln IL
Miles: 309.5
Elapsed Time: 06:09

The whole Lincoln IL thing worked well for us in 2012, so we thought let’s do it again. We had a little trouble leaving as the I-275 was shut down or at least it seemed that way. We were hour in before we ever crossed the state line. We rode west on I-74 but made a nice little change this year. Once we got to Champaign we exited and got onto IL10 blasting out the final 60 miles. We stopped at a little turn out on Lake Clinton and tried to stay out of the wind. It was actually cold. The scenery wasn’t great but the road was decent and far better than the Interstate. We arrived around 8:00 local and drank a few beers before the real fun began the next day.