Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Tuesday, 19th-June-2012 McLean to Rantoul. 53 miles. It’s been hot from the get-go today, and it was already eighty degrees at seven o’clock this morning.
Early finish today. I was all finished and in a motel by midday. There didn’t look like much else for a hundred miles or so. And besides, I need to work out my route.
Until now, my route has been relatively straightforward, and I’ve only been on a couple of different roads, apart from my day of detours. But from here on, there’s no clear route.
I’m still unclear on which road to take, even after studying the map for most of the afternoon.
Good news today, I got my ID checked! I stopped at a garage to buy some beer, and the girl asked me to verify my age. In theory, or at least in my head, she must have thought I looked under twenty-one!?
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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