2010 Rider Blog

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Thanks! Disha Patel Jun 21, 2010

I wanted to make a quick post thanking everyone who donated to make my trip possible! This has been a wonderful experience so far and I definitely would not be here without everyone’s help. As Read more…

A wonderful ride to Albert Lea,MN Priscilla Fu Jun 20, 2010

We got up an hour early at 5am because we had to leave the church by 7. This was the first time I craved for coffee, but sadly there was none at breakfast today. I had Read more…

I can’t think of a title. Gabrielle Fairbairn Jun 20, 2010

So I thought that our ride into La Crosse was one of the best riding days of the trip so far. It was an 86 mile ride and I rode with Jaime, Ana, Bridget, Diana, and Read more…

The I4K leaves home Szymon Sambor Jun 19, 2010

Long time no post… Since leaving the Appalachians, we’ve gone through the flat plains of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.  Homecoming in Champaign and Chicago was surreal, it was great seeing friends and family in both Read more…

Western WI and Eastern MN: Home of Bag Milk Kyle Lindsay Jun 19, 2010

From Reedsburg, we headed out for La Crosse. The trend of rolling hills in this part of the state continued, much to my enjoyment. That type of terrain is my favorite because it provides us Read more…

Bagged milk. Lacrosse, WI to Rochester, MN 6/18,19/2010 Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

I love bagged milk.  Its official.  Maybe its the plastic of the bag, maybe its the price of one dollar and maybe it is the insane fat content, but whatever it is, someone somewhere blessed Read more…

Rain, rain, go away. Fitchburg and Lake Geneva, WI Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

I got up early this morning to warn the team that there was going to be rain and that they could throw their rain jackets in the lost and found to pick up mid ride.  Read more…

Family ride-along to Rochester rest day Mary Russell Jun 19, 2010

It’s been a while since my last post so I have many updates! I had a great two days in Chicago and was able to see family, friends and neighbors at a BBQ at my Read more…

“Come on Dad! Keep up!” Highland Park, IL 6/13/2010 Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

Group ride day!  This is my first day assuming the duties of being a ride leader.  Oh no!  Responsibility. At Millennium Park, I met my Aunt Therese, Uncle Tom and cousin Mary Kate before our Read more…

Chicago, IL 6/10-12/2010 Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

Sweet home Chicago.  It is weird to think of how I got here- 1200 miles.  When I walk around, this thought doesn’t come to me.  I didn’t think riding in would be emotional to me, Read more…

Gotta have it. Homewood, IL 6/9/2010 Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

This ride was the slowest yet.  The day was lazy in anticipation for Chicago.  Too many country roads and missed cues later, we hit suburbia.  This was such a new feeling for me.  It is Read more…

Sidewalks and corn. Clifton, IL 6/8/2010 Stephen Odon Jun 19, 2010

I have not updated my blog for quite some time and I apologize.  The blogs through Highland Park, IL and Lacrosse, WI will be a little lacking in detail.  I will do my best to Read more…

Rochester, MN 06/18-06/19 Lauren Mazurski Jun 19, 2010

Pastor Taylor from our stayover in LaCrosse rode with us in the am. Taking the “scenic route” we started the day with some big old hills… and they never really stopped… they actually got worse, Read more…

La Crosse, WI 06/17 Lauren Mazurski Jun 19, 2010

Hm, quite the eye-opening ride I must say… here’s why. Jill, Disha, and I started the day out just lovely, riding around having a blast. As we rode down a hill at mile 35, I hit my top Read more…

Reedsburg, WI 06/16 Lauren Mazurski Jun 19, 2010

Ah yes, another fantastic day in the life of an I4Ker. I took off riding with Mary, Jeff and Stephe (pronounced Steee, PHHH) and we instantly jumped into some hills. Wisconsin has been so close in Read more…

Ride into Minnesota Priscilla Fu Jun 19, 2010

It wasn’t an easy ride. The pastor of the church we were staying at rode with us in the morning, bringing us up a BIG hill to see the valley of the Mississippi river. The Read more…

A wet day in Fitchburg, WI Priscilla Fu Jun 19, 2010

What a wet ride today. It rained for the most part, but the 68 miles of cruising up and down small hills were pretty enjoyable. We passed by a herd of cows that started standing Read more…

Rest Day/ Blog Day Conor Canaday Jun 19, 2010

Today is our rest day here in Rochester, MN, home of the Mayo Clinic. Our rest days are the perfect time to catch up on our blogs after many days filled with riding, eating, and Read more…

Enjoying Wisconsin Jillian Podgorski Jun 17, 2010

So I know that I am in much need of an update here but unfortunately there is no time for that today. So for now I’ll just talk about today! Left Reedsburg this morning after Read more…

Riding With the Horses Jeff Reardon Jun 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 is now marked as one of the coolest days of my life. Today was the Illini 4000′s 24th ride day of the summer and our destination was Lacrosse, WI. It has been Read more…