2017 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
5/24 – Getting Into a Rhythm Mason Metzkes May 24, 2017

As the days go by, I’m starting to find a rhythm in the morning and during the days that works for me. My riding has improved and I’m smoothing out my pace on the bike. Read more…

New York Is Pretty Cool Phil Kagebein May 22, 2017

I don’t remember the last time I’ve been so happy for an extended period of time. I was smiling ear to ear for at least an hour straight upon leaving NYC, until our group had Read more…

5/21 – The First Day Mason Metzkes May 21, 2017

When people think of New York, we see images of the city, of central park, of busy streets and buildings. But for me, the first thing that will come to mind when I think of Read more…

What I learned after our first 90 mile ride Phil Kagebein Apr 23, 2017

Wind sucks.

I can’t feel my legs! Julissa Nunez Apr 16, 2017

So this weekend was the longest I have ever been on a bike. Yesterday, the team biked to Allerton Park and back and completed around 70 miles, an average I4K distance…I was internally crying the Read more…

Perdon’t Arturo Woodward-Montes Apr 10, 2017

So our second weekend ride has come and gone. ┬áTraining is really coming along well. Already I can see my improvement on the road through callouts. For example, I now know what to do if Read more…

Learning to Ride Dan Reeter Mar 19, 2017

Having finally purchased my shoes, helmet, and all sorts of other gear recently, I finally had the opportunity today to go on my first proper bike ride with my Illini 4000 official Felt bike. It Read more…

Start of a new semester Mason Metzkes Jan 29, 2017

I’ve finally started to get into the swing of things in my second semester at UIUC. On top of classes and homework, I now have a job, I work on the Baja team, I have Read more…

13 Random Facts About Me Phil Kagebein Nov 11, 2016

1. I can lick my elbow. 2. I’ve been playing drums since I was ten years old. 3. I was born on my driveway (In an ambulance). 4. I can probably scream louder than you. Read more…

100 days or so??? Tyler Levy Feb 12, 2014

Right now I’m just sitting in my room doing some homework so don’t expect anything exciting from my inaugural blog post. Anyways, all I really wanted to say was “Thank you!” I want to thank Read more…