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Three Floyds and/or Flossmoor Station Ride

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Three Floyds and/or Flossmoor Station Ride

Time: January 12, 2013 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Street: Washington & Dearborn or 55th & Lakefront Trail
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Phone: 773-726-3227
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: robert hsiung and Kevin C
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2013

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OK, not everyone loves Three Floyds. Different spokes for different folks! This year, you have the option of going to Flossmoor Station instead. (It remains an option to go to Flossmoor Station in addition.)

 

We depart Daley Plaza at 9:00 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 9:45 AM. We stay together (more or less) down to I-80, then split up into Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station groups. The goal of the Three Floyds group will be to get to Three Floyds by noon, when they open, and not have to wait outside.

 

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers (and other riders) from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Depending on the weather, however, returning from our rounds via Metra from Flossmoor Station is sometimes a very attractive option. Total distance: Three Floyds round trip: 60 miles, Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station one-way 40 miles, Flossmoor Station one-way 35 miles. Here’s a link to the routes (there may be adjustments if it snows).

 

We ask that you RSVP if attending.

 

The fine print: There is no support vehicle. You are responsible for yourself. The pace is 12-16 mph with a short break at Wolf Lake. Mid January weather may be extreme. Be prepared for cold as well as flats/mechanical problems.

 

Checklist:

Growler

Snacks

Lights

Lock

Pump, tube, tools

Extra layers of clothing (more than you expect to use)

Money

 

The inaugural Three Floyds ride was conceived and organized by Mark Sinclair and took place on January 14, 2006. As many of you know, Mark died on April 14 of that year, at age 34, a few days after suffering a brain aneurysm. It was Mark’s hope that it would become an annual event.

 

Thanks,

Bob and Kevin

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Comment by Adam Z on January 14, 2013 at 9:35am

Great ride!  Nice to see the old faces and meet the new faces (new to me anyway)!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 13, 2013 at 8:36pm

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on January 13, 2013 at 2:04pm

Thank you Serge for the videos, esp the one at daley plaza.  That was great to see.

I'm sorry I couldn't be there...

Comment by envane (69 furlongs) on January 13, 2013 at 1:55pm

Someone left a purple Camlebak water bottle at Flossmoor.  Message me to claim it. 

Comment by Steven McNulty on January 13, 2013 at 1:38am

I had a great time, thanks to everyone.

Comment by bob hsiung on January 12, 2013 at 8:51pm

everyone, thanks for coming out, and hope you made it home (or to wherever you were going next) safe.

and serge, thanks for documentary footage.

Comment by Cameron 7.5 mi on January 12, 2013 at 7:53pm

Great ride everyone. Even if records indicate that last year wasn't as I remembered, today was a much nicer day for a ride than last year.

Comment by Duppie on January 12, 2013 at 6:47pm

Thanks Bob and Kevin for getting us to where we were going!

Great to put some new faces behind some of the names.

Now off to to Acre for some beer!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 12, 2013 at 6:46pm

 

 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 12, 2013 at 6:41pm

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