The weather predicted for today was the best in days. We were on the road by 8:30 to take advantage of it.
There was still a lot of water on the roads from last night's rain.
After we had ridden 15 miles, Roy checked his phone and it was only 9 a.m. He thought we were really making time--which we were, courtesy of crossing the Central Time Zone, not due to new land speed records.
We stopped to admire workers who keep the technology we take for granted functioning. It looked pretty scary up on that tower.
Because of our extra hour, we reached Valparaiso around lunch time and decided we could easily make Hobart by mid afternoon. The traffic really picked up after Valparaiso, so we kept trying to ride the square instead of the hypotenuse.
Since our stomachs are still on Eastern time, we dined with all the early birds at Cracker Barrel.
Assuming the weather holds and Google hasn't chosen too many surprise stretches on the shoulders of major highways, we hope to be in or past Chicago tomorrow.