This bike trek's been different than the others.  Bike challenges, rain, very rough roads (California spoiled me) and desolate spaces without many services.  

On Saturday, rain was in the forecast. I was one stage behind on the Tour de France so I decided to take it easy and watch the tour then take Amtrak down to Chicago.  My girlfriend has a week long business meeting in Chicago so we get to spend some time together.

I"ll do the summary in pics.  If you've never been to's worth the trip.  Underrated city!


Milwaukee Pics

Art Institute of Chicago . . . my happy place on my birthday