Through rural areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, I drive south past the Chicago metropolitan area. People are always waiting on the side of the road to offer me cookies and drinks. In Moline, I stop at the home of my friend Chris and his family. There is barbeque and I can wash my clothes. The huge corn and soy fields in Iowa and Nebraska are incredibly monotonous. Dead straight roads and corn as far as the eye can see. Finding vitamin-rich food is not easy. In the restaurants you eat almost exclusively fast food and even some supermarkets do not offer fresh fruits and vegetables. I will probably adjust the route a bit to avoid the permanent headwind. A little further south through Colorado and then directly into the Rocky Mountains.