Eleventh Step Ride


Eleventh Step Ride

Time: November 11, 2017 from 8am to 4pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://www.dr-bob.org/3f.map
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2017

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No, this isn't about seeking through meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him and praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

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.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Clock Tower. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know to make sure you get picked up.

45 miles total 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. 15-18 mph. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the eighth-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since it's getting dark early, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, 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 November 11, 2017 at 4:56pm

thanks for coming. hope your ride home was warm and uneventful.

Comment by Brad Field on November 11, 2017 at 12:30am
8:30 then...all the better
Comment by bobweiser on November 10, 2017 at 8:44pm

but i probably won't get there until more like 8:30. meet me across the street (on the east side of LSD).

Comment by bobweiser on November 10, 2017 at 8:33pm

great, it'll be nice to have company  :-)

Comment by Brad Field on November 10, 2017 at 5:30pm
Hey Bob

I'll meet you at Buckingham Fountain a little after 8:00
Comment by bobweiser on November 10, 2017 at 4:26pm
Switching to tomorrow. Sorry about late notice.
Comment by bobweiser on November 9, 2017 at 7:15pm

thinking about sat. instead of sun. after all. sat. Precipitation 11%, sun. 56%.

Comment by bobweiser on November 7, 2017 at 4:07am

serge, really, on a sunday?

Comment by curt(is) locke on November 6, 2017 at 6:51pm

 Unfortunately, I have a prior commitment again.

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