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Ninth Step Oktoberfest Almost-Century


Ninth Step Oktoberfest Almost-Century

Time: September 28, 2019 from 8am to 8pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2019

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No, this isn't about making direct amends to the people we've harmed whenever doing so is possible and won't injure them or others.

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.

September is National Century Month, so this step is a century -- if you ride a little extra before or after. 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.

35 miles to Three Floyds + 10 miles to Flossmoor Station = 45 miles. Take the Metra Electric home or ride another 25 miles to Imperial Oak's Oak-toberfest = 70 miles. Ride another 5 miles to Brixie's in Brookfield = 75 miles. Take the BNSF home or ride another 25 miles to Revolution Kedzie and end at DryHop = 95 miles. 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 we'll be out late, 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, BNSF train schedule, Bikes on the Metra, 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 September 28, 2019 at 8:32pm

thanks everybody for coming out in less-than-ideal weather! hope you all made it home safe.

Comment by bobweiser on September 27, 2019 at 11:10pm


Comment by Brad Field on September 27, 2019 at 7:59pm

Hey Bob, given that the rain clears out decently tomorrow morning I'm am still up for riding. Can we meet on the LFP by Buckingham fountain around 8:30 as usual?

Comment by bobweiser on September 27, 2019 at 5:09pm

somehow missed these before!

Comment by bobweiser on September 24, 2019 at 2:04pm

the 3 floyds oktoberfest is the same day! but not until later :-(

Comment by bobweiser on September 24, 2019 at 1:01pm

forecast looking up again!

Saturday 09/28 20%
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High near 65F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on September 24, 2019 at 12:58pm

setting my sights on:

  • Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary
    13% ABV $14 9.3oz bottle

    Barley Wine with a deep amber color and bronze reflections. Close to the nose the bouquet is immediately impactful, intense and complex: notes of candied fruit and spirit, dried figs, fresh tobacco and chocolate, the feeling of caramel is perceived but remains in the background. In the mouth the first sensation is of incredible density and softness, a silky warmth that accompanies memories of bitter orange jam, dried fruit, chestnut honey

  • The Parlor Series: Orange Sherbert

    7.1% ABV, 13 IBU
    Our second beer in a series featuring iconic Ice Cream Parlor flavor variations.  A Milkshake IPA brewed with Lactose and Orange Puree.  Aromas and flavors of Orange.

  • Barrel Aged Sinister Minister- Coconut/Macadamia
    Rum BA Quad
  • Barrel Aged Czech Your Head
    Gin BA Pilsner
  • Barrel Aged Pain!
    Gin BA Imperial IPA
  • Gin Straw
    Gin BA/Foeder Aged Saison
  • Abbey
    Belgian Stout with Brett and Raspberries
  • Admiral
    Belgian Dubbel with Brett
  • Jumpy Juice
    IPA - New England 6.3% 0 IBUs
  • Northeast-Hero
    IPA - New England 7.0% 55 IBUs
  • Hazy-Hero
    IPA - New England 7.3% 50 IBUs
  • Reverrant
    IPA - New England 7.5% 40 IBUs
  • Mineshaft Gap
    Barleywine - American 14.3% 30 IBUs
Comment by bobweiser on September 23, 2019 at 10:51am

current forecast not as great as before :-(

Saturday 09/28 40%
Cloudy with showers. High 66F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Comment by bobweiser on September 23, 2019 at 10:48am

got it. your guest doesn't ride as much? :-)

Comment by Alina M on September 23, 2019 at 10:41am

I may have a guest. If so, I'll do Three Floyds only.

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