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Bourbon?—Yes! (CBES)

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Bourbon?—Yes! (CBES)

Time: July 18, 2015 from 8:30am to 9pm
Location: LaSalle Metra Station
Street: Corner of Van Buren Street and Financial Place
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes…
Phone: vii vii iii vii iii iii i ix vi i
Event Type: social, brewery ride, beer ride, chicagoland beer exploration society, cbes
Organized By: Serge Lubomudrov
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2015

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Meet at 8 a.m. at LaSalle Metra station. Train to Joliet departs at 8:30 a.m., arrives at 10 a.m.

Ride ~41 miles to Brickstone Brewery in Bourbonnais and back. Possible stop to meet the Arrowhead Ales brewer in Manhattan. 

Trails: Wauponsee Glacial, Kankakee River.

Overall distance: ~82 miles.

Feel free to invite friends!

Minimum average speed: 12 mph.

Do not forget: water, snacks, spare tubes, sunscreen, etc.

Weather forecast could be found here.

More details to follow, if needed.

 

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Comment by djm on July 17, 2015 at 10:08pm

It may be worth the additional 2 miles to head through Frankfort and make an ice cream stop along the Old Plank.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 17, 2015 at 9:22am

Cool! Well, I mean... ;)

We'll slow down and hydrate.

I also need some vitamin D.

Comment by Rich S on July 17, 2015 at 9:08am

Heat index tomorrow in Bourbonnais is now forecast to be 107! Whatever I'm in. I just hope we don't melt. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 16, 2015 at 4:31pm

Actually, the closest to Bourbonnais Metra station is University Park (just over 29 miles). 37.5 miles to Flossmoor. No gravel, to the best of my knowledge.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 16, 2015 at 4:26pm

Actually, the closest to Bourbonnais Metra station is University Park (just over 29 miles). 37.5 miles to Flossmoor. No gravel, to the best of my knowledge.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 16, 2015 at 2:34pm

No worries, Alex, I think I got all the roads paved, if one can trust the satellite images on Google Maps.

We'll hold a little referendum about our return trip.

Comment by This PBL dosnt make me feel safe on July 16, 2015 at 12:54pm

I don't have my heart set on 350, its just a place I haven't been to yet.  I also definitely do not want to ride gravel farms roads.  I agree with Rich, we'll see how we feel when we're in Bourbonais.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 16, 2015 at 12:29pm

Worst case: ride back to Joliet, board the 6:20 p.m. train, get off in Tinley, ride 2 miles to 350, then back to the station to take 8:46 p.m. train to Chicago.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 16, 2015 at 12:24pm

Back in May, on our ride from Momence to University Park we had 16 miles out of 20 on gravel roads, some of them no fun at all (not even including a dog that wanted to bite me). Depends on what tires you're riding, I guess. As some of us are considering road bike with, I presume, skinny tires, it's better to stay on pavement.

Anyhow, here's another version, a bit shorter, by about 2 miles:

Comment by Rich S on July 16, 2015 at 12:17pm

Suggestions, hmmm .... 

First, don't check the forecast. It's calling for a heat index of 101! But since I did that already I'm making sure to bring lots of water. 

I prefer the farm country road route and don't mind the gravel roads but agree if it's too hot then the trail back might be better. Let's decide route back after some beer is in our system. 

If we do take roads back then I'd suggest we stop in Frankfort to cool off and refill water bottles. Old Plank Trail Tavern is conveniently located but after 30 miles in 100+ heat even a Taco Bell would be a welcome sight. 

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