Hot and Humid

Today was really hot and humid. After we said good bye to our campus, we rode 64 miles from Champaign to Clifton. We had a bike along event today and were very fortunate to have received bagels, fruit snacks, nuts and fruit juice for breakfast. A big THANK YOU to all for joining us at our event today! Before our ride began, Je entertained us with his rendition of Gangnam Style, and our ride was dedicated to Robert Orr, Jordan’s grandpa who is battling prostate cancer. Yesterday, some of us took advantage of being on our home ground and visited Champaign Cycle, our local bike store, to get new bike gears in order to accelerate the rest of our journey. One of our riders, Peter, got a unique basket attached to his handle bar; while the other member, Yang,  got two panniers attached to his rear wheel.

We are staying at the Zion Lutheran Church for the night, and they cooked up a great dinner for us. They had also offered to take us to the nearby pool for shower facilities. On top of that, one of our members, Jordan, had her family come down and visit us at our stay over and  gave us a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Our tean would like to extend our gratitude to both our host for the night and Jordan’s family.

Right now we are waiting for a thunder storm to pass – we were initially very worried that we would get rained upon on our ride here from Champaign but we were lucky we managed to avoid the downpour. Our team got really excited about the impending storm and started to dance the rain dance under the night sky. We hope it will pass soon and get sunny tomorrow!

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