San Diego to Toronto Maps

San Diego, CA to Williams, AZ (Day 10) View Larger Map Williams, AZ to Cortez, CO Day (11) View Larger Map Cortez, CO to Colorado Springs, CO (Day 12) View Larger Map Colorado Springs, CO to Lawrence, KS (Day 13) View Larger Map Lawrence, KS to Silver Lake Rest Area, IL (Day 14) View Larger Map Silver Lake Rest Area, IL to Toronto, ON (Day 15) View Larger Map
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Silver Lake Rest Area, IL to Toronto, ON (Day 15)

September 4th Miles 5040-5827 View Larger Map Sorry about the delay on getting the final post of the trip up. I’ve been a bit busy getting settled back into normal life, not to mention school and work. Today would be the day that I raced what was left of Hurricane Gustav to Detroit. This morning my curse continued: I woke up with the worst rain yet. Luckily I didn’t have to use a tent so there was no dealing with a soaking wet tent to pack away in the rain, and I could stay dry for most of the packing up process. I knew I had a really long day today if I wanted to get back to Toronto in a day so I was planning on starting by 7 or so. But with both a very restless sleep and the relentless rain that I was hoping would stop, I
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A night at the truck stop

Well who would’ve thought that spending the night at a truck stop could be a sketchy experience? When I first got here and I was walking around setting stuff up, cooking dinner and all that, there was a kind of short pudgy guy walking around. He was kind of balding and looked like he was missing a few teeth. I didn’t think anything of him. When I saw him it looked like he was going towards the bathroom when he had said to me, “you’re gunna get rained on.” I asked if it was supposed to rain tonight and he nodded yes. So I said, “that’s alright, I’ve been getting rained on for the past three days.” and that was that, for the moment at least. So for the next half hour or so, I packed up my stuff, got out my sleeping bag, and got ready to go to
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Lawrence, KS to Silver Lake Rest Area, IL (Day 14)

September 3rd Miles 4718-5040 View Larger Map I’m pretty sure that I’m bringing bad weather wherever I go. The past two nights when I got to my destinations, Colorado Springs and Lawrence, whatever bad weather I’d been having was not there when I arrived. Both place had clear skies and very warm. Then as it got later, the temperature would drop and the wind would pick up a lot. This morning when I woke up, and the same with in Colorado, clouds had come in and the temperature was 10-20 degrees colder then the people there were used to. So with yesterday morning in mind, I bundled up with all the layers from yesterday. Good thing I did too because I got rained on the entire day up until maybe the last hour. On top of that the wind was still extremely strong for the first half of my drive.
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Colorado Springs, CO to Lawrence, KS (Day 13)

September 2nd Miles 4157-4718 View Larger Map Long tedious day today, time to get those long endless plains of Kansas out of the way again, back to visit my friend at Kansas University. Weather was not on my side today. Clouds had been coming in over Colorado Springs and when I first started out on the road, it was freezing. I ended up having to throw on long underwear top and bottoms, a sweatshirt and my leather jacket for my top, and my rain pants to keep the wind off as much as possible. Then the flat plains started in Eastern Colorado. I’ve decided that the weather condition that I dislike the most, more than heat or rain, is extreme wind. With wind you get thrown all around your lane and at times I would have to mantain a constant lean as if I was turning just to counteract the
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