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Seventh Step Ride: Laid-Back & Deutsch-Freundlich Version


Seventh Step Ride: Laid-Back & Deutsch-Freundlich Version

Time: July 23, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Location: Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Street: Washington & Dearborn or 55th & Lakefront Trail
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2017

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No, this isn't about humbly asking Him to remove our shortcomings.

It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Daley Plaza. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where to make sure you get picked up.

This month I'm welcoming a friend from Germany with a special laid-back 12 mph and Deutsch-freundlich version of the usual ride.

37 miles total if to return you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 40 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 45 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 50 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 60 if you ride all the way. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the eighth-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, South Shore Line schedule, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Bikes on the South Shore Line, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the Bus, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

PS: I give these rides these names because I find them humorous in an ironic way. It's not my intent to make light of addictions, efforts to recover from addictions, or 12-step peer support groups like AA. If you're trying to drink in moderation, we'll support you. If you're trying to abstain, you may want to give this ride a pass.

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Comment by Ben LeFevre on July 24, 2017 at 6:01am
Thanks for organizing the ride Bob. I had a blast. Hoping I'm available for next months ride!
Comment by bobweiser on July 24, 2017 at 2:27am

thanks for coming, everybody. not exactly smooth sailing, but i had a good time riding and chatting and eating and drinking with you all.

Comment by bobweiser on July 22, 2017 at 11:12pm
Steve, sounds good. Everybody else, don't let me forget!

Barry, right, Daley Center, the big plaza on the north side of washington. i doubt there will be many other groups congregating then!

Or, meet us at the hotel lincoln at 7:30 for the ride down.
Comment by Steve A on July 22, 2017 at 8:14am

I am likely coming with a friend, and we will meet at Northwestern Med School.  So we'll probably go over to Queen's Landing and meet you there about 8:15?

Comment by Barry G on July 22, 2017 at 8:14am


I'm new to the Chicago area and to this group.  Would love to join this ride on Sunday but a little unsure where to start and when.  I'll be starting in Lincoln Park so meet at the Daley Center (Randoph between Clark and Dearborn) before 8am?  Is there a particular spot at the Daley Center/plaza that you meet?

Comment by bobweiser on July 21, 2017 at 9:39pm

why do you ask? monroe?

Comment by Steve A on July 21, 2017 at 3:07pm

Where will you get to the Lakefront Path if you leave from Daley Plaza?

Comment by Ben LeFevre on July 21, 2017 at 11:19am


Comment by bobweiser on July 21, 2017 at 11:18am

genau richtig!

Comment by Ben LeFevre on July 21, 2017 at 9:16am


zwei Freunde und ich werde dich auf dieser Fahrt anschließen. Ich möchte nur sicher sein, dass wir uns um 8 Uhr am Daley-Platz treffen

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