Well here we are, Team Potter: Illinois Division! We've been hitting pavement hard since Maximus' new road bike. We racked up 80 miles of flat Illinois terrain in two weeks. We're ramping up for some fitness while the summer is still hot and late evenings still have light. Thursday night we hit the tarmac for a speedy ride from Morton to Groveland and back. It was a calm evening and the traffic was minimal. One of us was moving much quicker than the other, but we managed to keep up the pace and make it back to the car just as the glorious sunset had its final hurrah. It feels good to hear those whirrs and clicks that only a bicycle can sing.