Before my next stop, I spent about an hour moving up Interstate 78 about 10 miles. Their equivalent of CalTrans was in full affect as they closed down 2 lanes of a 3 lane highway. This made for a really bad ride. Between the stop and go traffic and watching my bikes temperature rise, it was a rather taxing road segment. Air cooled bikes don't seem to like idling at a standstill. My next stop was in Pennsylvania at the New Smithville Diner. Since I was there, I had to try a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. After having some lunch, I got back on the road. I got onto the Pennsylvania turnpike and followed that for a while. When I left I had an idea of where I wanted to go but there was no real destination. All I knew is that need to be in Chicago in 2 days to start my ride through route 66 on schedule. I stopped at various service plazas along the turnpike. I still think the plazas along the toll roads in Indiana are the best.
I ended up in Bridgeville PA... Just outside of Pittsburg. I should be able to be just outside of Chicago tomorrow night. The first time I was in Pennsylvania, I thought that it sucked. I have to say that my second (going to NY on I80) and third (today) confirmed that I don't like Pennsylvania. Actually, Pennsylvania stinks... Both figuratively and literally. the traffic generated by the lane closures was a real pain. Then, to add to it, there seems to be live stock farms every five minutes on the road creating a nice aroma.
Well, that's it for now. As mentioned above, I should be outside of Chicago by tomorrow evening. So, until then, I'll be seein' you on the road...
Total miles for the day: 435
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