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Second Step Ride

Time: February 22, 2020 from 8am to 4pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2020

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No, this isn't about coming to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

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 7:30 and 8 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.

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. 14-17 mph. I like to get to Three Floyds before they open at 11:00 (they're the thirty-eighth-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 the day is short, 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 schedule, 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 February 21, 2020 at 11:25pm

Boo work!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 21, 2020 at 5:01pm

Got to work...

Comment by bobweiser on February 21, 2020 at 10:58am

new since last time:

  • Hati
    7% ABV 109 IBU $6 Imperial Pint/5oz pour $3

    Our 3RD collaboration with the Mighty Amon Amarth! Inspired from the song “Skoll and Hati” from their newest album Berserker. Skoll and Hati were vicious wolves born of Fenrir. In North Mythology, they chased the sun and the moon creating night and day. For HATI, The Hater, who chases the Moon, we brewed a HAZY IPA – A very hoppy unfiltered IPA with loads of tropical and citrus aromas and flavors including pineapple, mango, lemongrass and grapefruit.

  • Six Point Master Blend
    13% ABV $6 12oz can

    Master Blend is a blend of 80% stout aged in first fill bourbon barrels for nearly two years—this beer provides incredible depth, a super smooth mouthfeel, tons of complexity, and rich notes of dark fruit, caramel, and wood. The remainder of the liquid is a fresh, young, sweeter batch that provides a round feel, fresh roast, and notes of sweet chocolate fudge. Together they form the epic MASTER BLEND.

  • The Bruery [Terreux] The Wanderer
    8% ABV $20 750ml bottle

    Wandering into a serendipitous meeting in Boonville led to the forging of a relationship between City Beer Store and The Bruery and a beer collaboration worth celebrating. Cheers to five years!

for lunch:

  • Wings waffle breaded, bliss maple syrup, smoked butter powder, candied orange peel 9

  • cassoulet country sausage, roasted pork shoulder, duck confit, stewed beans, 'nduja breadcrumb 15

  • Southern mac and cheese smoked chicken, alpha king cheddar bechamel, biscuit crumble, ramp sriracha 12

  • Smothered Calzones

    • harlem chopped cheese seasoned ground beef, peppers, onion, american cheese, lettuce, garlic aioli 14
    • Italian combo roast beef, mild sausage, provolone, chicago-style giardiniera, red sauce, au jus 16
    • chile relleno roasted poblano, chihuahua, burracho beans, enchilada sauce, fried potatoes, tequila crema, cilantro 13
    • lamb gyro smoked lamb leg, tzatziki, iceburg lettuce, shaved onion, cucumber, feta, chili spice 16

and at 18th street:

Comment by bobweiser on February 18, 2020 at 3:48pm

sun makes such a difference!

Saturday 02/22 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

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