2008 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
Wall, Murdo, etc Praveen Bommannavar Jun 30, 2008

More pictures. Food from Wall Drug: PS:I got my first bee sting yesterday. Hooray!

Time, is on my side. Nick Ludmer Jun 27, 2008

Today, June 27th 2008, is a momentous day for the Illini 4000 as we are now 36 days into our 72 day journey.  As of noon today, we are no longer heading into the proverbial Read more…

Over Half way Matt Cillick Jun 27, 2008

Greetings from Mitchell South Dakota.  I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but I did do the team journal for 3 days.  Anyway, today was the half-way point for days spent on the trip.  Read more…

Corn Day, SD + PHOTOS! Sandra Moxely Jun 27, 2008

Hello! Today we are enjoying a rest day in Mitchell, SD home of the famous corn palace and a library with a fast un-firewalled internet connection!   Yesterday was my turn to drive the support Read more…

corn palace! Connie Ger Jun 27, 2008

Mitchell, SD is a perfect place for a rest day!  After much anticipation, we finally got to see the infamous corn palace.  I wasn’t expecting to see very much in south dakota, but prospects of Read more…

The Palace is made of Corn Andrea Clark Jun 27, 2008

South Dakota…land of the only Corn Palace in the world, stretches of road that you can see for miles, crazy thunderstorms (many with amazing lightening shows), friendly people and time to think. Traveling through this state Read more…

Mitchell SD John Kolinski Jun 27, 2008

We’ve had an exciting past couple of days! The team rode through a wind farm on our way out of Minnesota, and furthermore, we were able to see some wind turbine blades in transit on Read more…

Dancing Around the Minne-Kota-Wa Pole. Sandra Moxely Jun 25, 2008

We woke up at 5:30am with a long day ahead and a questionable weather forecast. After a breakfast of cereal and milk we were out the door and on our bikes before 7am. Praveen drove Read more…

Summer is coming! Takaya Hasegawa Jun 24, 2008

Hello. This is really quick post because I only have 10 min to use internet. We are doing really well and enjoy riding! Now, I am pretty sure that Illini4000 is one of the best Read more…

2000 MILES!!! Fei Wang Jun 24, 2008

Today, we are officially halfway done with our trip, which is pretty exciting. Minnesota has been a pretty awesome state so far with some nice scenery and lots of generous people. We had a fantastic Read more…

So close to 2000 miles! Amy Swanson Jun 23, 2008

That’s right, tomorrow we should hit 2000 miles marking about half the length of this trip!  The second 1000 miles went by a lot faster than the first 1000 so I wonder how the second Read more…

New Ulm, Minnesota Sandra Moxely Jun 23, 2008

Hello from New Ulm, Minnesota! I am sitting at the public library and yet again the computer is firewalled to prevent me from uploading photos – so no photos, but do know that I currently have about 400 Read more…

Happy One Month Anniversary Illini 4000! Andrea Clark Jun 23, 2008

After our day off in Rochester, and scoring sooooo much Panera bread its ridiculous, our group traveled to Owatonna (pronounced Ooo- ahhh–tonnahhh). With a short 45 mile ride and eating lunch at a lake, we Read more…

Overall Praveen Bommannavar Jun 22, 2008

Minnesota exceeded expectations. I am impressed.

Owetanna, MN John Kolinski Jun 22, 2008

Hello! I just drove into Owetanna today, and we had a wonderful day that culminated in a relaxing swim in one of Minnesota’s many lakes. To give you an idea of what its like to Read more…

off day Rachel Burke Jun 21, 2008

Today was an off day, some really nice people invited us over for dinner, and they were very generous. Whenever I meet people who give back to society, I want to give back too, and Read more…

Minnesota..doncha know Andrea Clark Jun 21, 2008

These past few days have been absolutely wonderful. From Wisconsin, we started climbing hills again which was a nice change of pace from the flat lands of the midwest. For me, my journey detoured from Read more…

Ear Bugs, Photos and the past few days Sandra Moxely Jun 21, 2008

First of all let me just say my ear is fine – the bug on the other hand, did not make out of hte ordeal alive. Since I last posted we have crossed into yet Read more…

wow wow wee wisconsin & magnificent minnesota Dana McKenna Jun 21, 2008

june 21st already!  the past few days of riding have been some of my absolute favorites so far.  wisconsin and minnesota have shown us days of beautiful rolling hills, blue skies, and winding country roads Read more…

Rochster, MN John Kolinski Jun 20, 2008

The last few days have been awesome! Wisconsin has provided some of the best riding yet, and Minnesota (in particular the Mississippi valley) is beautiful. Some of the cool things that have happened include Paul’s Read more…