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Sixth Step Ride

Time: June 28, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bob hsiung
Latest Activity: on Monday

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No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.

It's about trying to ride to Three Floyds every month this year. Now there's a consistent schedule -- the 4th Saturday of every month -- others have opportunities to lead (I can't make it every time), and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Clock Tower. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where so they can look for you.

45 miles total if you take the Metra back, 70 if you ride both ways. 16-20 mph. I like to get there before they open at noon (it's the third-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, Metra schedule, Metra rules, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Comment by Julia 3.5/7.5 mi on Monday

Bob, I somehow missed this comment last time around - we got dropped on the path, behind some tourists near the river and then huge walking group in the loop. We weren't quick enough with the cues to catch up, but we eventually got there about 45 min after the rest of you!

We didn't catch the most recent ride, but I'm hoping to join for the August one!

Comment by bob hsiung on June 28, 2014 at 5:30pm

julia and anna, didn't see you at 71st. hope you're ok and we get to ride together next month.

Comment by Julia 3.5/7.5 mi on June 27, 2014 at 8:58pm
Updating my original comment, since I lost a coworker who has to show his apt all day. Anna and I will meet you at the clocktower at 9am!
Comment by Ifi Susana on June 27, 2014 at 1:28pm

My back derailleur and hanger broke. I think the sadness of the situation calls a crappy (and cheap!) beer.

Comment by bob hsiung on June 27, 2014 at 1:24pm

bummer is right! and what happened to your bike? you sure you can't do better than a highlife?

Comment by Ifi Susana on June 27, 2014 at 12:37pm

Well got called to go to work... major bummer. Hope you all have fun and drink lots of beers for me. I will be crying in my highlife after work to mourn the injury of my bike and the missed opportunity to ride to 3F on a single speed. 

Comment by bob hsiung on June 26, 2014 at 11:38pm

of course you should ride with us!  :-)

Comment by Ifi Susana on June 26, 2014 at 8:52pm
So my bike will be in the shop for a while, but I do have my single speed. Should I try to ride with you guys or just go next month?
Comment by Rene Diaz on June 25, 2014 at 3:28pm

I'll be at 31rst street, just off the trail (east side) at 9:45. Same place as last.  

Comment by Julia 3.5/7.5 mi on June 24, 2014 at 4:52pm

Planning on joining this ride at the clocktower, and bringing 2 coworkers!

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