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Second Step Ride

Time: February 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: Feb 24, 2014

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No, this isn't about coming to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

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. 14-17 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 Serge Lubomudrov on February 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

Had to work . . . Hopefully,  next time. I mean, step ;)

Comment by Will on February 23, 2014 at 5:26pm

Thanks Bob! Fun ride!

Comment by bobweiser on February 23, 2014 at 8:52am

thanks everyone for coming out. it was cold, but fun. and the beer was good.

Comment by Shawn Briggs on February 22, 2014 at 11:23am
Somehow I missed you guys so just did a short ride. Hope the ride was as good as the beer! See you next time.
Comment by bobweiser on February 22, 2014 at 10:06am
Shawn sorry didn't take the trail ice @ michigan & Roosevelt now if you're still around sorry again
Comment by bobweiser on February 21, 2014 at 11:04pm

serge, thanks for letting me know. i won't bring a shoreline for the metra.  :-)

will, glad you're able to make it!

Comment by Will on February 21, 2014 at 6:34pm

I'll meet you at the Clock Tower for a change ... seeya tomorrow!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 21, 2014 at 3:45pm

Sadly, have to skip this one . . .

Comment by bobweiser on February 19, 2014 at 9:53pm

and i don't think i'll be able to pass up: housemade gnocchi, porcini cream, roasted zucchini, snap peas, brussel leaves, burrata

Comment by bobweiser on February 19, 2014 at 9:50pm

new since last time:

Blakkr This double black as night IPA is too massive for one brewery’s efforts. Blakkr took the trinity of Real Ale, Surly, and Three Floyds to actualize this crushing ale.

Man-O-Awe This pale ale, as its namesake, will inspire awe. Brewed exclusively with hops grown in Michigan. Pay homage to the Man-O-Awe with this beer lest you meet him in person.

YumYum Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFF’s pale ale has just the malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile derived from a new blend of proprietary hops.

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