Blake Landry's Journal

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Reflections from a 4489.6-mile journey: from NYC (over mountains, beyond mountains) to the City by the Bay Aug 29, 2014

                                    (Note: A PDF file of this post can be downloaded by clicking Blandry_i4k_reflections or at this link http://illini4000.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Blandry_i4k_reflections.pdf ) Read more…

The journey thus far: a day in the life of an Illini 4000 rider Jul 11, 2014

It is hard to believe it has been just over a month that I have been on this incredible journey biking consistently across the USA (from the Big Apple to the City by the Bay) Read more…

Why I ride? Apr 24, 2014

Why I ride? It is such a simple question, but one to which I seem the answers to be never ending. Distilling it to the purest form, I ride to fight for everything I hold Read more…

What People Do: a documentary Apr 23, 2014

The full length video documentary of What People Do: a documentary (following the summer 2007 Illini 4000 ride) has just been made freely available for streaming and can be seen at the following website: http://filmsthatmove.com/movie/index.html Read more…

Crisis redefined Mar 12, 2014

The Oxford Dictionary defines “Crisis” as  ”A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger” Often we cannot control the situation we find ourselves in, but we CAN control how we respond to it. Sometimes is Read more…

Getting fitted for a suit, okay, but a bike fitting? Mar 08, 2014

I have been fitted for dress suits numerous times, but for a bike? Who knew that these things existed? I guess since I always had just rather generic bikes, it was mostly pick the bike Read more…