This morning, I felt pretty excited to start the day. The seven of us stayed in Forest Park, a suburb ten miles from downtown Chicago. We set off for Downtown Chicago at 6:00am, ready to power through a 115 mile day to South Bend, Indiana. 5 miles into the ride, Kate got a flat and it started to rain. It RAINED and hailed and did terrible things to our early start.
We tried to wait out the rain, but we really couldn’t escape it. After fixing the flat we set off for Millenium Park and the Lake Shore bike trail. We biked past all of the Lollapalooza tents that were set up for this weekend.
Eventually, it stopped raining and we were able to chillax/relax.
I stopped taking pictures after this because we had to book it through South Chicago, Gary, Indiana, and everything leading up to South Bend to make it before dark. I can’t stand up because of all the lactic acid in my quads. Nice.