Now, I'm following the blog of a couple of travelers as they travel around the world on two Symbas. They have made it from Portland, OR to Columbia, MO once again proving the Symba can go and go and go given the right support. The key phrase there is: Given the right support. I would not be able to do the mechanical things, at least at this time, to take on a trip to Michigan and back let alone a journey of such epic proportions.
Still, I figured it was high time I added a state to the states I have ridden in. So, this past weekend I made it across the Mississippi River and into Illinois.
|Proof that Billie made it to Illinois.|
|I walked back along the bike trail to get this photo. It shows two of the three spans. On a cooler day I hope to go back and hike a bit further up the trail and get some better photos of the Bridge.|
|There is a small park on the Illinois side of the Bridge. It the background is what appears to be an old power plant that is being torn down.|
So, while others traverse continents I will be content, if not satisfied, with having two states on my riding resume. And, I will continue to merrily go on my way constantly on the lookout for a flamingo or two.
They are everywhere you know.