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Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society


Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society

Every member of the Society (CBES) should aspire to have a beer at every brewery or brewpub located in a day or two bicycle ride distance from Chicago (and, of course, within the city limits).

Naturally, preferable way of getting to is by bike, as for riding back . . . whatever is available, train, bus, horse and buggy, depending on amount of beverages consumed at the destination.

Routes on Ride with GPS, here.

On Facebook, here.

On Twitter, here.

Lists of breweries and brewpubs (and other beer things): on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Up-to-date map (with a list, postal- and web-addresses and phone numbers, where available). Five hundred thirty (530!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 200
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 69 Replies

Please post suggestions, ideas and discuss 'em here.Continue

Tags: beer rides, brewery rides, future rides, CBES

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Oct 31, 2018.

Post your favorite local beers here! 14 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Allan Oct 3, 2017.

Bikes, Bites and Brews - North Mayfair Festival 1 Reply

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) is pleased to announce “Bikes, Bites & Brews”, a neighborhood festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017.  Fest-goers can look…Continue

Started by Matthew J. Robertson. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 30, 2017.

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 43 Replies

Post here a beer-related event you'd like to attend and invite others.Continue

Tags: beer events, events, beer

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Dec 11, 2014.

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 14, 2019 at 10:45am

Math never been my forte... :(

Especially fantasy math ;)

Comment by bobweiser on May 14, 2019 at 10:40am

Steve you deserve your A. :-)

1 + (0.5 / T-0.5)
= T / (T-0.5)
= 2T / (2T - 1)

so if NO gives themselves 2 hours, that means T = 2.5 and they have to be 5/4 as fast = 25% faster. for example, ER @ 12 mph for 2.5 h = 30 mi = NO @ 15 mph for 2 h.

your next beer is on me! :-)

fyi NO decided they weren't 25% faster and took it easy. :-)

Comment by Steve A on May 14, 2019 at 7:44am

To calculate how fast he needs to go, NO's speed must be ER's speed times (1+ (0.5 / T-0.5)).  But if you don't know ER's speed or how far he (or she) is going, NO must just haul ass and hope that ER gets a flat along the way.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 13, 2019 at 10:11pm

(It's a one-way ticket, Alina!) ;)

Comment by Alina M on May 13, 2019 at 10:08pm

So Bob, do we have to have a ticket to do the fifth step ride? 

Comment by bobweiser on May 13, 2019 at 9:18pm

mark, ok, what would the distance be in that case? :-)

steve, i don't know if that helps NO judge whether they'll be able to catch ER.

what NO is wondering is, "am i faster enough"?

Comment by Steve A on May 13, 2019 at 5:16pm

To catch ER at any distance D, the speed of NO must be D/(T-0.5), where T is Time in hours.  I think?

Comment by DerferMark on May 13, 2019 at 4:57pm

0.01 mph since you didn't specify a distance. :)

Comment by bobweiser on May 13, 2019 at 4:36pm

did a word problem on a ride recently. say Early Riser leaves a half hour before Night Owl. how much faster does NO have to be to catch ER?

Comment by bobweiser on May 12, 2019 at 9:34pm

i'm thinking a late lunch hour, anybody else?


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