I came across Bill’s Journal cycling from Colorado to Virginia and was particularly interested in the section covering Illinois, and especially Vermilion county (Paxton to Lafayette Indiana).
The description of Bill’s thoughts about the motel here in town, while very accurate, are still the source of a good chuckle.
Many of the descriptions and photos are places familiar to me, and the bridge over the North Fork north of Cheneyville in particular. Pretty cool to think Bill cycled through here — if I had only known!
While long haulers aren’t unknown here, they are few and far between. Last summer I met one riding a Yuba cargo bike with quite a load — including 2 cat carriers with kitties! Unfortunately he declined a photograph.
Here is the now famous Cheneyville Bridge in 2011 and 2018:
Bills’ Long Haul Trucker 2011
My Raleigh 2018
Other than some faded graffiti paint the scene is pretty much the same.
(Now, can someone educate me (quite a challenge in its own right) — on how to make the photos larger?)