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Ninth Step Double-Oktoberfest Almost-Century


Ninth Step Double-Oktoberfest Almost-Century

Time: September 26, 2020 from 8:30am to 8:30pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2020

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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.

In accordance with pandemic guidelines from the Mayor, the Governor, and the CDC, this ride is limited to 50 people, first come, first served, and social distancing and masks are strongly recommended.

September is National Century Month, so this step is a century -- if you ride a little extra before or after. We meet between 8 and 8:30 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.

28 miles to 18th Street + 7 to Three Floyds + 10 to Flossmoor Station = 45 miles. Take the Metra Electric home or ride another 25 to Oak-toberfest at Imperial Oak + 8 to Brookfield = 78 miles. Take the BNSF home or ride another 5 to German fare and lager from Revolution at Sausage is the Sh*t at Fitzgeralds = 83 miles. Take the Blue Line home or ride another 12 to the end at DryHop = 95 miles. 15-18 mph.

Three Floyds is the thirty-eighth-best brewery in the world, but they're still only doing Curbside Pickup, so pre-order.

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, South Shore Line schedule, Metra Electric train schedule, BNSF train schedule, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the L, 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 26, 2020 at 8:40am

Sorry, overslept, won't be there until 9. :-/

Comment by djm on September 26, 2020 at 6:47am

Meet you @ SSCC!

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2020 at 9:14pm

news flash: start moved back a half hour! i forgot to adjust for our new first stop. now leaving intelligentsia at 8:30.

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2020 at 2:44pm

a tailwind home is always nice :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 25, 2020 at 2:41pm

I assume you've seen this, right?

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2020 at 1:59pm

steve, part way would be super :-)

Comment by bobweiser on September 25, 2020 at 1:58pm

this year, the stop at FFF will be to honor tradition and for curbside pickup.

Barbarian Haze Bullet Water Bottle, anyone?

those who prefer are welcome to join up at or south of the river. including, to take the metra down to FS and join up there!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 25, 2020 at 1:17pm

As I'm not interested in FFF, especially since they don't serve food anymore, I also might join just for a while.

And, I'd really not recommend riding the LFT north of the river.

Comment by Steve A on September 24, 2020 at 11:40am

Maybe part way.

Comment by bobweiser on September 12, 2020 at 12:46pm

hopeful as far as weather!

Saturday, September 26 68° 20%, 0.00 in NW 4 mph Gusts: 15 mph
Partly sunny

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