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Eleventh Step Ride


Eleventh Step Ride

Time: November 22, 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: Nov 22, 2014

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No, this isn't about seeking through meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him and praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

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. 15-18 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, lights since it's getting dark in the middle of the afternoon now, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

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

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Comment by bobweiser on November 22, 2014 at 5:34pm

thanks for coming, the weather wasn't so bad, and i had a good time. i sure didn't expect to ride both ways.

the 12th step will be on 12/27. enter it into your calendars now!

Comment by bobweiser on November 22, 2014 at 12:55am

should be above freezing after 5 am, and the rain should wash away the last of the ice lol

eta at the point: 10:02

forecast actually looks a bit better:

Saturday 11/22 50%
Areas of patchy fog early. Showers tapering off in the morning with foggy conditions in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Comment by Deet 4.5mi on November 21, 2014 at 10:19pm
Ok so we are doing this. Do we have a salted route.
Comment by Will on November 21, 2014 at 12:00pm

I'm in! ETA for Promontory Point?

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on November 21, 2014 at 7:07am
Freezing rain!!!
Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2014 at 5:57pm

new since last time:

  • Nite Wolf
    5.8% ABV
    A robust porter with hints of chocolate and orange, brewed by Ken. He is the night wolf.

and a seasonal treat:

  • Alpha Klaus
    38 IBU 6% ABV
    Alpha King's festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar, and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!
Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2014 at 5:47pm

well, not exactly enticing:

Saturday 11/22 60%
Cloudy with showers. High 44F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on November 19, 2014 at 5:46pm

We are going to Kalamazoo this weekend… They have some beer there, I heard ;)

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