Into Illanois Today
Trip Start Sep 03, 2013
24Trip End Sep 29, 2013
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The Good highlights of the day were a) visiting Ulysses S Grant's home in Galena ILand touring the very beautiful town and b) having some one stop to see if I was OK when I was stopped to take a picture of the Welcome to Illinois sign. He then offered to take my picture by the sign. Nice guy biker too so we talked bike talk for w while. :-)
Bad stuff: the gear change lever bar that I tap up/down to change gears snapped off leaving me with only the connector shaft to change gears with. Good thin was that I took the bike to an autobody shop and the guy there drilled a hole in the shaft and put a bolt in so I could change gears. I have also arranged via e-mail with the BMW Dealer in St Louis to fix my bike of Friday.
Other bad stuff: came around a blind corner a little distracted and saw that I was heading for a 6-8" round rock