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Eighth Step Ride

Time: August 25, 2019 from 8am to 4pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2019

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No, this isn't about making a list of all the people we've harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them.

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.

We meet between 7:30 and 8 at Intelligentsia Broadway to 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 to return 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. 17-20 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 on August 25, 2019 at 10:13pm

what a great day, thanks for coming out!

Comment by Brad Field on August 25, 2019 at 7:24am

Sounds good. See you there around 8:30

Comment by Brad Field on August 25, 2019 at 6:34am

Sounds good. See you there around 8:30

Comment by bobweiser on August 24, 2019 at 10:34pm

i don't think they'll be on the bike path north of downtown, let's take the bike path south to oak street beach, then michigan ave south from there. so meet us at the art institute? then i'm thinking we can continue south to cermak east / south to king south to 35th east on the white bridge back to the bike path.

Comment by Brad Field on August 24, 2019 at 10:05pm

I would like to join you tomorrow, given the triathlon tomorrow we may need to re-route. We usually meet on the LFP by Buckingham Fountain. Is that still good or do you want to meet somewhere else?

Comment by bobweiser on August 24, 2019 at 8:54pm

77F is perfect

Sunday 08/25 10%
Considerable cloudiness. High 77F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on August 24, 2019 at 8:51pm

new since last time / curious to try again:

  • Dune
    6.4% ABV 75 IBU $6 Imperial Pint/5oz pour $3

    A hazy pale ale brewed with tropical yeast and fermented in concrete tanks. Super aromatic with tropical fruits and a nice drying mouthfeel.

  • Cherry Canus Invertus
    6.5% ABV 7 IBU $6 Tulip/5oz pour $3

    A tart Flemish-style red ale brewed with cherries.

  • Space Station Middle Finger
    6% ABV 50 IBU $5 Imperial Pint / 5oz pour $2

      From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale.

  • Region Riot
    7.1% ABV 26 IBU $5 Imperial Pint/5oz pour $2

    This delightful malt liquor was brewed to celebrate the equally delightful "Region" that we brew in. Brewed with a portion of Indiana corn, this is what a malt liquor should be.

  • Deesko
    6.5% ABV 4 IBU $6 Tulip / 5 oz. pour $3

    A tart, refreshing Munster-style Berliner Weiss. Add a flavored $2 - spiced apple, blueberry mint, strawberry basil  

  • Robert the Bruce
    24 IBU 6.5% ABV $5 Imperial Pint / 5oz pour $2

    A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

  • Greenbush Distorter
    7.2% ABV $6 Snifter

    A stout-ish porter with a touch of porter-ish stout. Accepting the fact that we live in confusing times, Greenbush offers up it’s own "ball of confusion," with Distorter - a robust porter blurring the lines between a porter and a stout. Have a bottle or get therapy.

  • Firestone Walker Sucaba
    13% ABV $7 Perception

    Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.

  • Verhaeghe Duchesse Cherry
    6.2% ABV $12 11.2oz bottle

    Duchesse Cherry is a blend of 1 and 2 year-old Duchesse de Bourgogne with local, sour cherries added to the maturing beer. The malt beverage is aged in oak casks, and utilizing whole cherries from the Limburg region of Belgium, as opposed to cherry syrup that is sometimes used in cherry beer production, Duchesse Cherry truly lives up to its name.

Comment by Brad Field on August 24, 2019 at 8:28pm

Due to the triathlon we will have to re-route. I usually meet you at LFP by Buckingham Fountain. Does that still work or do you want to try something else?

Comment by bobweiser on August 24, 2019 at 8:15pm

thanks for the heads-up

Comment by djm on August 24, 2019 at 4:03pm

N.B.: Part of the Chicago Triathlon is along the LFP.

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