Day 11: Chicago, IL, to Mendota, IL

Part of an old Irish blessing, “May the wind always be at your back,” is written on the side of our van, and today it certainly came true. It was cold – never much above 50 degrees – and we ran into cold rain for the last 10 miles, but the strong tailwind helped us make great time.

Jeff from SRAM, who helped with the components and tune-up that I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, accompanied us today, which was great fun. Jeff has been incredibly supportive of the ride, and it’s wonderful to have such engaged alums. Thank you, Jeff, for your support.

We enjoyed the beauty of northern Illinois nature, especially farmland, on our wind-driven ride which was mostly along pleasant bike routes. Arriving early in Mendota gave me a chance to catch up on emails, phone calls and work, as well as some much-needed rest. I certainly need the rest as the forecast says we’ll be heading into the wind again tomorrow.

1 Comment so far

  1.    Ann Amico Moran on June 1st, 2012

    Keep up the good work Greg! Remember all of those mornings out on the hill at KCC…and for the reason you are taking on this challenge, the hope for a cure! Nice work.