Hey there Lotzafun,   Perfect timing for your question!   What Fishwitch has said is a really good answer. I see you are located in IL. There is an outstanding group of folks that manage the IL section of the V2V and that particular section of the ride usually has more folks on their legs than the other sections (with the exception of the California section).   Ok - grab a beer and sit back and I'll tell you a little story - way more than you asked for and I'll try not to ramble or ge