We have arrived in Paris, IL to end the second day of riding for the Gold Star 500. The riders have completed 273 miles of their 515 mile trip. The temperatures spiked from the high 90s into the 100s while traveling on long open stretches of back country roads. A main priority for the SAG crews was to keep the riders hydrated and to give them a way to cool down at the rest stops. Once they arrived they made a quick change of clothes, to attend a couple of ceremonies tonight then get some down time to work on their bikes and any aches and pains before we head toward Kankakee, IL in the morning.