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Sixth Step Ride

Time: June 22, 2019 from 8am to 4pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

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No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.

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.

Meet between 7:30 and 8 at Intelligentsia Broadway to warm up and caffeinate. We then take Barry east and the lakefront trail south. Feel free to join up anywhere along the trail. Just let us know where so we can look for you.

42 miles total if you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 45 if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 50 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 55 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 70 if you ride all the way. 16-20 mph. I like to get to Three Floyds before they open at 11:00 (they're the seventh-best brewery in the world, and the food, like the beer, is unapologetically in your face with flavor, 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 bobweiser 1 hour ago

be still my beating heart

  • coffee rubbed chicharrones 4

  • Cured Pork Loin red sauce, garlic, curly endive, fresh mozzarella, calabrian chile oil 15

  • carolina style smoked pork 1/2#, tangy BBQ sauce, spicy pickles, white bread 14

  • 14 hour smoked beef brisket 1/2#, pickles, BBQ sauce, white bread 15

  • carne asada marinated flank steak, salsa verde, charred ramps, radish, cilantro, corn tortilla 14

Comment by bobweiser on June 9, 2019 at 6:35pm
Sat Jun 22 75° 15% NE 7 mph Gusts: 17 mph
Variable cloudiness, a couple of showers possible
Comment by bobweiser on June 9, 2019 at 1:10pm

new since last time:

  • Off Square King Hamilton
    14% ABV $7 Perception

    Collab with Burn ‘Em Brewing, this big porter was brewed with Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, Smoked Salt, and Cocoa Nibs.

  • Boneyard Notorious IPA3
    11.5% ABV $5 Snifter

    First Anniversary Triple IPA

  • Burn ’Em Duke Silver
    7% ABV $5 Half Pint

    Jazzy, Rich and Robust Porter

  • Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
    5.5% ABV $6 12oz can

    Brown ale aged on raisins, vanilla beans and cinnamon.

  • Firestone Walker Rosalie
    5% ABV $5 12 oz bottle

    Rosalie taps into our brewery’s family winemaking roots, using local wine grapes to create a delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity. Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. We also incorporate a dash of hibiscus flower to achieve a brilliant color.

  • Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port
    10% ABV $12 330ml bottle

    Belgian strong ale. Taste of sweeter port, spices, citrus, vanilla, wood, and booze in the finish.

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