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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reporting on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Riding Route: From Springfield, IL to Champaign, IL
Temperature: Winds:
Miles Ridden Today: 87

Today is the one month anniversary of beginning our trip...and it was a GREAT ride! It made up for the past several days of bad weather. It was fun, comfortable, bright and clear - and best of all - there was hardly any wind! Everyone enjoyed the ride and we arrived in Champaign early.

Our neighbor in Sacramento, Debbie, who is from Champaign, got on the phone - and drummed up some good publicity for us through the Champaign News Gazette. Interestingly enough Champ (my roommate) graduated from the University there - and they had word of him being on the ride also. The reporter was there to meet us at the hotel - and did an interview. Thanks for all your effort Debbie! There should be an article in the paper on Friday!

Champ invited his brother, son and friends to meet us and we enjoyed time together this evening. Tomorrow we have a much needed day off! I should have a few facts on the area tomorrow for you.


  1. hey my budy!

    i'm so miss you(and jealous)i'm so want to be with you.i'm happy to see that you beat the road's and that you doing well and it's feeling on the bike after a month?how is your body?

    keep one's fingers crossed for you!

    jack W

  2. Hank,

    While riding today, I saw an elk and a coyote. Hard to miss the coyote, as it passed right in front of me. This was less than 5 miles from my house in Littleton.

    Enjoy the last 2 weeks of riding and look around you. It might be awhile before you are back there pedaling along at 17mph.

    Your Baja Buddy,

    Tom D.