The sun was up and the temperature was cool when I left New Lenox at 7:30 am. I headed south to I-57 with Chattanooga as my destination for the day.
I went through a large area of fog near Kankakee, but the temperature was well into the 80s by the time I got to southern Illinois. When I stopped for lunch the temperature was 89 and in Nashville it was 99.
I ran into clutch-and-go traffic in Nashville. An earlier accident had been cleared, but the backup hadn’t.
Just 44 miles from Chattanooga I ran into rain. I had to stop and put on rain gear. It rained through the mountainous section of I-24 west of Chattanooga. The clear weather on this section of the road last week was evidently an aberration.
I arrived at my hotel 11 hours after I left New Lenox. The route was just at 600 miles.
The Quality Inn I stayed at in Chattanooga was one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in. The room was spacious and the breakfast area very well appointed.
The last day of riding was uneventful and rather boring. The weather was cool all morning because rain showers had passed through earlier in the morning. The farther south I rode the temperatures increased into the low 90s.
The lunch venue was shady with a nice view.
I got home around 6:30 pm. The total miles for the trip was just over 4800. There are no more extended trips on my planning list for this year. Thanks for reading about this year’s trips.