After a good night’s sleep and some breakfast I hit the road for Peoria. The weather was hot, hot, hot, and getting stuck in traffic stinks. I had to tear down the shoulder just north of St. Louis because the bike was about to overheat, then bushwhack on some back roads to get back to I-55. It all worked out but added a bit of a delay to the trip. I finally pulled in to Peoria at around 5:00, just about when Joi and Reese got home. It was good to see Reese again!