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Ninth Step Almost-Century

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Ninth Step Almost-Century

Time: September 27, 2014 from 9am to 10pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2014

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No, this isn't about making direct amends to the people we've harmed whenever doing so is possible and won't injure them or others.

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.

September is National Century Month, so this step is a century -- if you ride enough extra to and from the start. 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.

35 miles to Three Floyds + 10 miles to Flossmoor Station = 45 miles. Take the Metra Electric home or ride another 30 miles to Brixie's = 75 miles. Take the BNSF home or ride another 20 miles to Revolution, West Lakeview, and back to the clock tower = 95 miles. 15-18 mph. Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since we're staying out late, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get where you usually shop.

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

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Comment by Deet 4.5mi on September 28, 2014 at 11:46am
Yea great century.
Comment by bobweiser on September 27, 2014 at 10:45pm

thanks for coming, everyone. what a beautiful day!

Comment by bobweiser on September 26, 2014 at 7:49pm

be hungover on sunday!

Comment by Steve A on September 26, 2014 at 6:02pm

Got it.  15-18 sounds good.  19-20 sounds excessive.  Hopefully I won't be hungover like last time.

Comment by bobweiser on September 26, 2014 at 5:04pm

15-18 mph. the main thing is to get there before they open. it's the third-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line.

Comment by Steve A on September 26, 2014 at 3:57pm

What pace are you shooting for on the way down?

Comment by bobweiser on September 26, 2014 at 2:10pm

@Deet of course you're free to zoom ahead at any time  :-)

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2014 at 11:49pm

did you know you can get total elevation gain via Google Maps?

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2014 at 11:45pm

back in the city = within the city limits, or finished? i'd say finished is unlikely since 3f opens at noon. but 4 stops @ 45 min. each + 60 miles @ 20 mph would do it!

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on September 25, 2014 at 12:50pm

I am liking the century option, any chance we could shoot to be back in the city around 6?

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