Eleventh Step Ride


Eleventh Step Ride

Time: November 18, 2018 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 20, 2018

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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 where so they can look for you.

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 to Three Floyds before they open at 11:00 (they're still one of the top 100 brewers 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, 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 Larry Myers on November 20, 2018 at 8:36am

Metra worked great. Got us back to the loop quickly.

Comment by bobweiser on November 18, 2018 at 3:37pm

thanks for coming out, it was fun to ride and chat. and eventually the sun even came out!

it worked out with the metra?

Comment by Brad Field on November 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

Meet you on the LFP @ Buckingham fountain @ 8:30

Comment by bobweiser on November 17, 2018 at 5:26am

and @ 18th street i might try:

  • nubian overlord
  • cone crusher
Comment by bobweiser on November 17, 2018 at 5:02am

new since last time:

  • Pillar of Beasts
    ABV 14.5% IBU 16 $7 Perception/7oz Pour

    Somewhere in the distance we hear the pounding of native drums. Was it in our minds? We don't know. What we do know is that we made a salted caramel barley wine, put it in bourbon barrels for 12 months, and added vanilla beans and cocoa nibs. Taste the scrumptiousness.

Comment by bobweiser on November 17, 2018 at 4:59am

riding regardless! on sunday!

Comment by djm on November 16, 2018 at 5:25pm

The forecast Im looking at shows temps above freezing...on the way back Sunday afternoon.

Comment by Larry Myers on November 15, 2018 at 8:08am

Looks like Saturday there's a pretty good chance of snow, but it'll be above freezing. We planning to ride regardless?

Comment by bobweiser on November 4, 2018 at 10:31am

advance forecast:

Sun Nov 18

Precipitation 14%
Sun and some clouds
Winds from the NNW 10 mph ; Gusts 21 mph
Max UV Index: 2 (Low)

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