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Fifth Step Ride

Time: May 24, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: May 25, 2014

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No, this isn't about admitting to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

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. 16-19 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 Tandemonium on May 25, 2014 at 1:34pm

Back of the tandem = group photographer. Nice meeting you all - great ride!

Comment by bobweiser on May 25, 2014 at 12:03am

49 clock tower to 3f to flossmoor. just made the train by minutes. thanks everyone for coming. hope to see you next month!

Comment by Brett Miller on May 24, 2014 at 8:11pm
I logged 58 miles on mapmyride from 31st street beach departure to Adams & State arrival. And thanks Ifi Susana for getting me from 95th to 71st. I ran out of gas there toward the end and the wind was kicking me while I was down. Great ride everyone.
Comment by Ifi Susana on May 24, 2014 at 8:02pm

Great ride guys! A few mishaps but I think we all made it home! For those that rode there and back, how much mileage did you get? Both my Strava and Cat Eye gave me quite different estimates...

Comment by skim on May 23, 2014 at 1:44pm

My friend, Kevin will be meeting up at 31st, so please look out for him!

Comment by bobweiser on May 23, 2014 at 1:24pm

i'd consider riding back. it might be a stretch for me, since i'm just getting back on the bike. 20 mi. to the red line @ 95th would be a nice in-between option.

Comment by skim on May 23, 2014 at 1:05pm

Bob, thanks for the update. I'll relay the message to the friend.

Comment by skim on May 23, 2014 at 1:04pm

My friend and I definitely want to ride back.

Comment by Paul Peel on May 23, 2014 at 12:34pm
Would like to attend this for the first time tomorrow. Possibly with a friend but he is a maybe right now. I can meet up at the 31st st underpass and I'll plan on being there around 945.
Comment by Brett Miller on May 23, 2014 at 11:19am
I am thinking of riding back. But could be easily swayed by the pint.

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