I have been unable to become gainfully employed, so spring break I will have time to ride. I have been in the lower 48, 2 states of canada 20 states of mexico and crossed into Belize. I have ridden around chicago and the burbs, the mchenry lake boone and winnebago county area, the area around chains home and farm and up and down the interstates. but I haven't really seen much of illinois, really. So, in light of having time but little money i think wandering around illinois for eight or nine days, camping like a vagrant in wierd places if i can, is about the most logical way to spend spring break. What will i bring? 2000 drz400 sleeping bag camp stove ramen soups tools helmet 1 piece fielsheer suit mx boots (double as a pillow) $100 dollars for gas and stuff digi cam 2 extra pairs of underwear and socks swimsuit (hahahaha in illinois in march!) running shoes (yeah i can run a whole mile now with the fucked up leg) Things I wont take: tent (tents are for wimps) Places I will try to visit: starved rock state park- supposed to be scenic, try to camp for free springfield- check out the capitol buildings, try to sleep on state capitol hill east st louis- supposed to be more ghetto than chicago, might camp in the ghetto if i can find a good spot shawnee natl forest, should be plenty of free camping and gravel free ferry across the river to kentucky, hey its free Any other ideas? What should i go see/ride in the natl forest? Anyone want to join for the trip or a day or two? anything I oughtta avoid?