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Eighth Step Ride

Time: August 23, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2014

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No, this isn't about making a list of all the people we've harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them.

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. 17-20 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 bobweiser on August 24, 2014 at 5:20pm

you get wet riding through puddles, but if you're already soaked, so what? well, puddles can hide other hazards. (via mark)

Comment by bobweiser on August 23, 2014 at 7:42pm

i had a fun day. and hope everyone made it home safe, and happy  :-)

Comment by Rich S on August 23, 2014 at 6:01pm

That rain felt good! Fun ride! 

Comment by bobweiser on August 21, 2014 at 12:10am

serge, where this time? will there be beer there?

Comment by bobweiser on August 20, 2014 at 4:55pm
Saturday 08/23 40%
Cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Comment by bobweiser on August 20, 2014 at 4:29pm

new since last time:

  • Secret Sub Lair

    You've worked hard to transform that abandoned soviet sub base formerly behind the curtain into world class secret lair. Now it's time to kick back and take a break from planning world domination. Don't you deserve a beer that celebrates your diabolical scheming? Secret Sub Lair IPA is brewed with an exclusive yet-unnamed hop that fits in perfectly with your clandestine lifestyle.

and i'm looking forward to some guest drafts, too:

  • BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus

    With big boozy aromas that’ll swirl round your nostrils and a sweet viscosity that’ll cover your tongue from top to tip, this is a beer for people who enjoy nonsense and walking on tightropes.

  • Firestone Walker / Three Floyds Ol’ Leghorn

    Ol’ Leghorn was initially brewed by Floyd and Brynildson during last year’s Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. In a shout-out to Firestone Walker’s and Nick Floyd’s mutual English heritage, this blonde barleywine was brewed with traditional English ale malting varieties—Golden Promise and Optic base malts- with no specialty malt added.

  • Sierra Nevada/ Three Floyds/ Beer Camp Chico King

    Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 20, 2014 at 4:24pm

Will be out of town . . .

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