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Sixth Step Ride

Time: June 22, 2019 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: Jun 23, 2019

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No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.

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.

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.

42 miles total if you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 45 if 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. 16-20 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, 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 schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Bikes on the South Shore Line, 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 June 23, 2019 at 4:55pm

survival of the fittest!

Comment by DerferMark on June 23, 2019 at 4:13pm

Barb got tired down on south side and decided it was going to be too much mileage so turned around.

Comment by bobweiser on June 22, 2019 at 9:32pm

nice! but, barb?

Comment by DerferMark on June 22, 2019 at 4:47pm

Comment by bobweiser on June 21, 2019 at 4:14pm
Sat Jun 22 71° 24%, 0 hrs ESE 11 Gusts: 17
Comment by bobweiser on June 20, 2019 at 10:16am
Sat Jun 22 72° 60%, 1 hr ESE 10 Gusts: 15
A shower or thunderstorm around in the morning; otherwise, cloudy
Comment by bobweiser on June 19, 2019 at 8:21am

great! i estimate we'll get to monroe st @ 8:31, early enough?

Comment by Dao on June 18, 2019 at 2:52pm

Will meet you at Monroe Harbor. Prefer on the earlier side : ) 

Comment by bobweiser on June 16, 2019 at 2:38pm

be still my beating heart

  • coffee rubbed chicharrones 4

  • Cured Pork Loin red sauce, garlic, curly endive, fresh mozzarella, calabrian chile oil 15

  • carolina style smoked pork 1/2#, tangy BBQ sauce, spicy pickles, white bread 14

  • 14 hour smoked beef brisket 1/2#, pickles, BBQ sauce, white bread 15

  • carne asada marinated flank steak, salsa verde, charred ramps, radish, cilantro, corn tortilla 14

Comment by bobweiser on June 9, 2019 at 6:35pm
Sat Jun 22 75° 15% NE 7 mph Gusts: 17 mph
Variable cloudiness, a couple of showers possible

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