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Chicago Perimeter Ride

For more than a decade, the most beloved Century ride on the calendar. 100 miles around the edge of our fair city in a single day.

Location: Chicago
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Comment by Andronymous on February 2, 2015 at 10:01pm

Planning my 2015 I've reached September. Roshashana's Sept 13-15th. Marauders third Sat is Sept 19 (also talk like a pirate day), Northshore Century is Sun Sept 20th.  Friday Sept 25 is CriticalMass.  Sunday the 27th is a full moon, fire jam, and likely FBC ride.

I suggest Saturday September 26th for PR2015.

Comment by Andronymous on September 22, 2014 at 10:42am

Ridecording archived: ~80mi ~16hrs ~10mph

Distance was a few miles short of a full round trip as we ended at the Billy Goat (at 12:50am) rather than full circle to the fountain. Also technically a few miles low because I use a high gps jitter reduction setting. mph is based on lower "in motion" hours. All agreed the wooden bridges part was heaven. I heard there were seven flats, which it seemed David personally fixed most of. The splash of rain was blessedly merciful, nigh perfect. Something like 53 started, various joined, 47ish did most, 27 in the home stretch, a dozen-plus finished? Then James and I hit the barcade...

I sooo understand the first half drop outs; this year's biggest challenge was headwind. My body's glowing happily. See y'all next year!

Comment by Olatunji Oboi Reed on September 22, 2014 at 2:02am

Congrats on a great ride David and everyone! The photos look awesome. Unfortunately, I was not able to ride with you all this year. However, I do not plan on missing the Perimeter ride next year!!! Congrats again...

Comment by Verly on September 21, 2014 at 7:19pm

thanks to everyone for an awesome ride!

anyone wants to join my sandwich club ride, it's listed on the chainlink as an event for October 5, and there's like five or ten people from facebook already committed, so it should be a good ride. thanks again to all the pople that made yesterday so fun!!

Comment by daniel kernan on September 21, 2014 at 6:20pm
Comment by David of the North (David606xx) on September 19, 2014 at 7:16pm

Ok, last minute prep. It's going to rain, but it'll be warm. I'll be wearing wicking material, 'cause that dries out fast when the rain lets up. Bring dry socks to swap out with wet ones from time to time.

Our pals at Argus Brewery are opening their doors to our soggy asses, but they can't feed us this year, so we'll have to bring our own. When we get a head count at the Fountain, we'll give Calumet Fisheries a call so they can be ready for us. Make it to-go and we'll eat at the brewery.

Bring water. Extra water. Bring energy bars, trail mix and cookies. And dry socks. And plastic bags for your phones and whatnot.

See you at 8!

Comment by Andrew Willoughby on September 19, 2014 at 10:53am

Thanks David! Route looks great so far, I like that Wolf Lake crossing.

Comment by David of the North (David606xx) on September 18, 2014 at 8:11pm

Here are some maps for this year's ride:

Leg One:

Leg 2:,+9233+S+Weste...!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e254370e37dbb:0xcc177d29599e95f6!2m2!1d-87.681925!2d41.725445!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2684f5e05e61:0x9ea2d9abeafd9b65!2m2!1d-87.612051!2d41.688555!3e1

I'll try to get some more of the route together tomorrow.

Comment by David of the North (David606xx) on September 18, 2014 at 10:56am

pffft... "Forecast" says it's gonna rain, like they've got "science" or whatever...

Comment by Andrew Willoughby on September 18, 2014 at 9:29am

Can you believe this forecast? Sunny for days except Saturday. Absurd! 


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