This ride started from my hometown in Southern Illinois. I would be following a dirt route from the Illinois Wisconsin border to an overlook on the south shore of Lake Superior. The route was courtesy of Chad Berger (Rokklym on AdvRider) a good friend of mine. Of course I have to get there---then I have to get home--and that's where the Adventure really came about. You'll see later in this tale that I faced some horrific weather and missed a National weather disaster that was on nationwide TV by hours---------I was lucky. More of that later. I made the best of traveling thru the flat grass and farmland of central and Northern Illinois, on the Road Less Traveled of course. I did make a day stop at my Sons house in Champaign, Illinois. Me and him are very close, but sadly don't get to see each other very often. You can see I was packed heavy----I would be camping and cooking all I could on this ride.