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the First Ever Stay-Cation Ride!


the First Ever Stay-Cation Ride!

Time: June 15, 2013 from 1pm to 7pm
Location: Monti's, 4757 North Talman -‎
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Event Type: social, ride, fun
Organized By: Carl
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013

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All these tourists are visiting Chicago as if it's some kinda exotic destination....
Oh, wait, IT IS!

Let's visit exotic destinations - both domestic and foreign - by biking around the Northside of Chicago to restaurants, parks, museums and bars that represent a sampling of other places in the country, or the world!

The trip itinerary so far:

A Philly themed sandwich shop,

Two tiny museums!

Asian & Middle-Eastern shops,

A place serving authentic NYC slices AND New Orleans beignets.

AND a pub or two from afar!

Prizes to be awarded for the best vacation-themed outfit worn on the ride! 

NOTE: one museum charges a $10 entrance fee (well worth it!)

WARNING: one site is not for those under 18, or the overly prudish.

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Comment by Carl on June 15, 2013 at 9:10pm

Wish you'd been here! 

Comment by kiltedcelt on June 15, 2013 at 8:17pm

Carl, thanks for calling me. My phone doesn't do multiple things too well (running Endomondo and trying to access internet), so I was having a heck of a time trying to upload that map of your ride. I ended up giving up and doing my own ride. Went north to the North Shore trail and up into Evanston and back. Hope you folks had fun.

Comment by kiltedcelt on June 15, 2013 at 12:32pm

Okay, I only seriously considered this ride about twenty minutes ago because my previous plans to ride the Rockford ride had fallen through. I'm coming all the way from Hyde Park though, so it's likely to take me until nearly 1:30 or a little after to make it to the starting point. I'll take a print out of the map with me, just in case I miss you folks - maybe I can catch up along the way. If you want to try calling me to tell me where you're at currently, I can be reached at (using Serge's special secret code - phone number in Roman numerals):

iii, i, ii, ix, iii, iii, vi, i, i, i

Comment by Carl on June 15, 2013 at 12:26pm

We're vacationing! See you at Monti's shortly!

Comment by Carl on June 15, 2013 at 9:45am

OK, it's looking like we may get a window between the thunderstorms to take a vacation. Let's plan on being at Monti's at 1, and seeing if the first set of rainclouds clears, then the next isn't due till maybe 6pm.

Comment by Jared on June 14, 2013 at 10:43pm

Changed to maybe.  Planning on doing the Rockford ride tomorrow, but may do this if it looks like rain.

Comment by Carl on June 14, 2013 at 10:35pm

Map's up!

Starting here:

Comment by Carl on June 13, 2013 at 10:32am

OK, I'm riding the route today, but if Saturday morning the radar is showing bloody murder for the afternoon, this vacation is cancelled.

Because it NEVER rains on my vacations...

Comment by Ed on June 12, 2013 at 12:59am

no  that full moon must have been the original date...this month its the 22/23. 

Comment by S. Cathi on June 11, 2013 at 5:35pm

Man I wish I could do this but I have to work.

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