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Prairie Fox (CBES)


Prairie Fox (CBES)

Time: April 12, 2014 from 8am to 8pm
Location: Ogilivie Station
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Event Type: beer, trail, social, brewpub, brewery, cbes
Organized By: Rich S
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2014

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It's time for an April ride on the scenic Prairie and Fox River Trails! 

We'll catch the 8:30 Union Pacific Northwest out of Ogilvie to Crystal Lake. From there we'll take the Fox River Trail south. First stop will either be Emmett's or Village Vintner for light lunch and beer. Then we'll proceed another 18-26 miles to Penrose Tap Room which I can't wait to try! From there it'll be a final 11 miles to the Two Brother's Roundhouse. Total distance is a bit less than 50 miles. 

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BNSF home from the Roundhouse at 4:20, 6:20, and 8:20 with a limit of 10 bikes per train. If there's a lot of us then some can ride 11 miles back to Geneva to catch the 6:37 or 8:37 Union Pacific West back to Chicago. 


Please bring:




-bungee for Metra

-extra tube

Minimum average speed is 12 mph

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Comment by Rich S on April 14, 2014 at 11:49am

No worries Serge I was just busting your balls a bit. Glad you and everyone else came out and most importantly had a fun ride! I'm still thinking about that crazy fast downhill leaving Vintners! 

Today my ski goggles are in my bag for the ride home from class late tonight. What a contrast from 70+ two days ago. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 14, 2014 at 11:46am

Thanks for organizing, Rich! Was fun.

. . . By the way, it's not always my "pocket woman's" fault when I make a wrong turn. Ride with GPS allows you to enter cues manually, which is especially useful for trails, paths, sidewalks and such. Even if those are marked on the map, there might be no automatically generated information for every possible change of direction. I have, actually, entered the cues, but made an error here:

It clearly should have said "Turn right"! Hence the confusion:

Well, I've learned. I hope ;)

Comment by Dave Jacque on April 12, 2014 at 9:38pm

Sorry I missed you guys today. But I had a nice 21-mile ride from Geneva to Aurora and back, and took home a growler of Penrose's "Proto Gradus." Schmeckt gut!

Comment by Boonji on April 12, 2014 at 8:32am

Hey, I can't make it today due to injuries, but if someone wanted to pick me up some patina and/or raspberry dubbel from penrose, that would really make my day.  

Comment by Rich S on April 12, 2014 at 8:21am
We're in the 2nd car from the back.
Comment by Rich S on April 11, 2014 at 1:57pm

There's some thunderstorms in the forecast for tomorrow afternoon so consider bringing a rain shell as backup. Please bring a rag to wipe up your bike so we don't get any hassle for wet messy bikes from Metra conductors. 

Comment by Rich S on April 11, 2014 at 11:54am

Yes going from Vintner's direct to Penrose. Should be at Penrose around 2-2:30. 

Comment by Marla on April 11, 2014 at 11:36am

So is Emmetts totally out of the picture?  What is you stop #2 and what time do you think stop #2 will be?

Comment by Rich S on April 11, 2014 at 9:23am

We probably won't be getting to Penrose until 2-2:30 so long as everyone can maintain 12 mph average. If you want to meet us on the trail then message me with your number and we'll keep in touch. 

Comment by Dave Jacque on April 11, 2014 at 9:14am

I'll be coming up from the south along the Fox River Trail from Aurora. Thanks for the heads-up about Penrose! I'll pop in to the tasting room at noon or 12:30 -- hope to see the group there.

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