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Late last night

While we were all in bed

Miss O’Leary left a lantern in the shed

When the cow tipped it over

She winked her eye and said

It will be a hot time

in the old town


FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!.................

yeah...FIRE home opener today...ill be tailgating and drinking...all day....come out.

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i woke up today and my back is killing me, so no section 8 for me today...
How was it? Haven't been to a soccer game in years maybe i can catch one this year
the game was cold as a witches tit in a brass bra...but was fun as hell..we won...1-0...not super exciting...but flags were waved...songs sang...30+ beer drank between me and scott.
Man I was waiting for this, I swear I'm going to finally go to a Fire game this year, I hear the fans are insane.
yeah. thats the best part. they get the whole stadium involved. its pretty intense.
Laila and I went to a Fire game at Toyota Park a couple years ago. It's a great stadium. The problem is that there's no easy way to get there without a car. You take the Orange Line to Midway, then wait for a shuttle bus, then after the game, you wait even longer for the shuttle bus and then take the Orange Line back. It's more time spent getting there and back than actually watching the game.

I liked going to games a lot more when the Fire played at Soldier Field and I could ride over there. Even in Naperville, it was easy to access by Metra. Now they play in a stadium in the middle of nowhere surrounded by parking lots. Grrr.

I figured I'd try to resurrect this thread (and others), considering it is the off-season, but to get word out and try to figure out interest in more frequent rides out to Toyota Park for most of next year.


Also, this:


And this:


There are a few dedicated riders that come in from all parts of the city throughout the year.  We've found some nice routes and try to figure ways to check out new places on that ride out down Archer and other streets in the areas we cover.


Found good liquor stores for tailgating (pannier bags get loaded up), lots of good restaurant spots to eat at before/after the rides to and from, truly unique (and fantastic) bars along the way. 


That doesn't even mention what a great experience it is to ride down Archer Avenue- what I consider to be a great "representation" of what Chicago is really like, and gives off a great reflection of the various aspects of the city.

The ride always has ended well- especially when we've headed to Skylark on the way back home after a Fire win, or to Chinatown for some late night dim sum, or popped north to hit up a few spots before bedtime.

With the Fire's schedule already released, some bigger rides will be coordinated and we treat them very casually.  It ain't a race - people go at their own pace.  I know I'd love to meet some new people and see some new faces make the trip by bike in 2014.


I'm a season ticket holder (multiple tickets) and have a few hook ups for tickets below Ticketbastard's going rates - so please feel free to message me, or reply back to this thread if you are interested in game tickets, safe and convenient route directions by bike, or just want to talk Fire.


Vamos la MAQUINA ROJA- esta noche, tenemos que ganar...


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