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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

30 km to go!

We are down to 30 km left of the 2008 North American Solar Challenge. We have already seen many groups of people on the side of the road cheering us on and taking pictures. With reports from Scout and Weather we expect lots more lining the streets and highway ramps as we near the city. And now just over 30 or so minutes to go.

24 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

You're almost there!!! The real time blog and GPS updates are fantastic! Go Blue!!

July 22, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Blue!!!

July 22, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Loosen up those vocal cords, and get ready to sing. I'm talkin' to the internet spectators, too.

July 22, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Sudeep said...

Go Blue!! Congrats!!

July 22, 2008 at 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Calgary TV website, here's the route that's now starting to show on the Google Map Caravan Locator:

The route through Calgary is:

- Trans-Canada to 52nd St N.E.

- Left on McKnight BLVD.

- Left on John Laurie Blvd.

- Left on Charleswood Dr.

- The official finish line is at Charleswood Drive and Collegiate Boulevard.

Rainey

July 22, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I am feeding updates to all your friends at U of M Credit Union, a VERY proud sponsor. Congratulations! Best wishes for a smooth finish.

GO BLUE!

July 22, 2008 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Brian Ignaut said...

Go go go!!!

July 22, 2008 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y E S !!!!!!
Happiness....Proudness
You have many, many fans!!! Too bad you cannot hear all of us cheering you on in addition to those fortunate enough to be watching this exciting finish!!
(another anonymous)

July 22, 2008 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous MAX ROSS said...

In the past hour I have probably told about 83 people that the University of Michigan Solar Car Team is about to become back to back champions!

(I am almost as excited as TC... well maybe not that excited, but I will be singing you can count on that)

July 22, 2008 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hail to the colors that float in the light. Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!"!!!!!

Our hearts are bursting for you! :)

Rainey

July 22, 2008 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!

July 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

many cheers to Michigan! I am proudly watching the GPS site to see the caravan finish its last few km of this incredible journey--good work all!

July 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

The car is within the city proper according to GPS. This is so much more relaxing when you dont have another team breathing down your neck.

July 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hail to the victors....is playing so loudly...............

July 22, 2008 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

the rate of posts is increasing as the car gets closer... looks like they're already off the highway in Calgary!

I'm the same as Max, my coworkers totally think I'm nuts.

July 22, 2008 at 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they playing it from the caravan?

July 22, 2008 at 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calgary TV has live coverage

http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080722/CGY_solar_car_080722/20080722/?hub=CalgaryHome

July 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Mom! Are we there yet? Mom! Mom! Mom! Are we there yet?

July 22, 2008 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Thanks Rainey for posting the final turn-by-turn directions. It's definitely more fun to know where the car is going next.

Congrats again, and I look forward to hearing stories when people get back to Ann Arbor.

July 22, 2008 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Garrick Williams said...

On McKnight Blvd ....

July 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

It's Great to be a Michigan Wolverine!

July 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

had a little panic moment that the feed stopped working, they must have been stopped at a light.

July 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger dear said...

a salute to ALL past, present, and future u of m solar car teams...

July 22, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the live feed just a video, or like streaming video?

July 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM  

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