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Eleventh Step Distillery Ride


Eleventh Step Distillery Ride

Time: November 23, 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2019

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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.

We meet between 9:30 and 10 at Intelligentsia Broadway to warm up and 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.

Note the later-than-usual start, so it won't be as cold -- and to enable us to visit the distillery next door:

45 miles total if to return 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 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, 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 23, 2019 at 10:27pm

thanks for coming out, everyone. i had a fun day! hope you all made it home safe.

Comment by bobweiser on November 23, 2019 at 12:13am

and another nice spring day:

Saturday 11/23 10%
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on November 22, 2019 at 11:51pm

new since last time:

  • Lotusized
    6% ABV 85 IBU $6 Imperial Pint/5oz pour $3

    A Classic American IPA brewed with 2 new hop varieties from Steiner Hops. Lotus and Sultana.  Aroma is a blend of tropical fruit (lots of pineapple), citrus, anise, and floral. Body is light on the palate with an intense bitterness that lingers.

  • Wight VVitch Gin
    notes of pink peppercorn + ginger + lime zest
  • BüstHedd Akvavit
    notes of dill + caraway + fennel
  • Beet Flatbread
    goat cheese, mustard greens, dill | 11
  • Sour Cream Munster Donut | 5
    Choice of dip and topping:
    Dip | whiskey caramel + rum buttercream
    Topping | pecan + pretzel + chocolate crunch

Comment by bobweiser on November 22, 2019 at 11:35pm

Brad, yep! Ana, great!

Comment by Ana on November 22, 2019 at 1:46pm

I'll see ya at Intelligentsia!

Comment by Brad Field on November 22, 2019 at 9:31am

Hey Bob, a friend and I will be joining you on the LFP by Buckingham fountain (as usual). Should we meet at 10:30?

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