2011 Rider Blog

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Blog – 1 Manwen Guo Jun 27, 2011

So far so good. Everything goes so well that I don’t want to believe almost half of the journey has passed. Today we rode about 72 miles in a beautiful weather. I enjoyed the riding Read more…

Why We Ride Sean Madison Jun 27, 2011

So first off I’d like to apologize to any of those who actually read my blogs. During our stay in Rochester, I was writing out this actual blog when out of nowhere my computer completely Read more…

The West! Gabrielle Fairbairn Jun 24, 2011

A lot of amazing things have happened since my last post, sorry for such a delay. I was unable to see Karen (a breast cancer survivor I met last summer) because her floral shop,Ambler Hill, Read more…

South Dakota Ron Tisdale Jun 24, 2011

We just reached Murdo, South Dakota today and it is a booming town with a population of 679 people.  The ride into Murdo had its ups and downs.  The first thirty miles went by pretty Read more…

Not quite Champaign, but close Connor Yanz Jun 23, 2011

After Chicago we headed north, staying in Deerfield and then Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, at the lakehouse of former rider Brad Topol.  We had some rolling hills through Wisconsin.  Not very challenging, but very pretty.  Most Read more…

Wisconsin and the start of Minnesota Linsey Rock Jun 23, 2011

The church in Fitchburg had great coffee and Lauren’s family brought over quiche for breakfast. Maggie taught us an Irish dance in the morning. I rode with Kelsey, Sean, Maggie, and Divya to Reedsburg. We Read more…

June 19th, 2011 Lee Replogle Jun 20, 2011

Today was a glorious day and in preparation for it, we awoke at 6:00 AM and left by 7:00. Initially we departed and the hills of Minnesota were obscured by fog. Farmland stretched into the Read more…

The end of Illinois and beginning of Wisconsin Linsey Rock Jun 20, 2011

Being home was nice. I enjoyed having a pillow, long warm showers, an actual towel, spending time with my parents, and friends. Although all that was great I really missed biking and sleeping in churches Read more…

Since Pittsburg, Champaign, Chicago… Emmanuel Camacho Jun 19, 2011

I apologize for not posting a blog since Pittsburg. Much has happened since then. Many cities have been visited. Enthusiastic friends and family, as well as the Daily Illini and other news sources met our Read more…

Parades and Soap Operas Divya Nagpal Jun 19, 2011

Man, today was the best day of the trip so far. It started out like any normal day. Rolled out and started biking. Everything was pretty average until we hit mile 56. We were in Read more…

Westward, Ho! Josh Doppelt Jun 18, 2011

Hey yall, its been a while since i’ve posted so…my bad. The last time I used a computer was over a week ago, so I guess that speaks for itself in my lack of computer Read more…

Rochester to Albert Lea Rachel Samaniego Jun 18, 2011

First blog post in awhile! Things get so hectic, and there are times where I say “ok, ok, I’m going to blog!” But then I end up falling asleep! Today we rode from Rochester, MN Read more…

Mayo Clinic! Divya Nagpal Jun 17, 2011

Ahhhhhh we went to the Mayo Clinic today. It was so awesome. I can’t even believe I stood there. In all of my Community Health classes and my work at the Public Health Department I Read more…

Home Home Home Connor Yanz Jun 14, 2011

Murphy’s Law: (noun) —the facetious proposition that if something can go wrong, it will. Although this term doesn’t entirely reflect the sequence of events that the riders of the Illini 4000 have encountered, Murphy’s Law couldn’t have been more applicable to our ride (or at Read more…

So long, Illinois Katie Lindsay Jun 14, 2011

It is late and I was fortunate enough to snag a couch at our stayover. In other words, my bed is calling so this post will be brief. I just wanted to take a moment Read more…

Driving the Van Tomorrow Cristian Garcia Jun 13, 2011

First, thank you madison illini alum for joining us at lauren’s family’s home. In fact, as tribute to lauren’s very sweet mom, i will blog today. Today was an easy day. My group–consisting of gabrielle, Read more…

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Windy City Sean Madison Jun 11, 2011

So I’ve always heard that Chicago has gotten its famous nickname from its politicians’ general lack of morality, but after riding in to the City of Broad Shoulders two days ago, I could be almost Read more…

I4K visits the Apple Store in Chicago Christine Santos Jun 10, 2011

This post’s coming in from the Apple store in Chicago. We finally made it to Chicago :) Wind, lightning, rain, floods, mountains, and tornados can’t stop the I4K  ! Dinner at Giordanos later, yummmmm :)

Feeling like a cyclist Maggie Marek Jun 10, 2011

While riding through a torrential downpour just before forging through knee deep water, bicycle in tow I turned to Gabrielle and announced, “I finally feel like a cyclist.” Maybe it was the combination of rolling Read more…

knee deep Linsey Rock Jun 10, 2011

At first I was not sure how I was going to wake up at 6 every morning to pack up and move to a different city, some days even a different state. We have all Read more…