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Day 1: 285 miles, Ted's Crib to La Crosse, WI

Written on: Friday July 6th, 2007

After a couple months of planning, a couple grand in parts, jackets, helmets, luggage and other gear, and significant front-end work to correct a wobble that would have tired out even King Kong on a long jam, it was finally time to depart for Megajam 2007.

The plan for Friday was to leave Ted's around 2pm and get as far through Wisconsin as possible. Didn't really leave Chicagoland until about 6pm and got into LaCrosse 'round midnight.

Left Chicago with flakey turnsignals (surely not indicative of a problem) and blew a rear drive seal along the way to La Crosse (can just be seen in one photo). This was an effective way of lubricating the rear brake and rendered it useless.