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Third Step Ride

Time: March 28, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2015

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No, this isn't about making a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him.

It's about trying to ride to Three Floyds every month this year. Now there's a consistent schedule -- the 4th Saturday of every month -- others have opportunities to lead (I can't make it every time), and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Clock Tower. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where so they can look for you.

45 miles total 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 both ways. 15-18 mph. I like to get there before they open at noon (it's the fourth-best brewery in the world, 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, Flossmoor Metra train schedule, 93rd St Metra train schedule, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Metra policy, CTA guide, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Comment by bobweiser on March 28, 2015 at 5:22pm

thanks for coming, what a great day

Comment by Will on March 28, 2015 at 5:15pm

Good times! Thanks Bob!

Comment by bobweiser on March 28, 2015 at 8:21am

actually looks like 9:47 at 31st st, 10:02 at point

Comment by Will on March 28, 2015 at 7:45am

Thanks, Serge! I'll only make it if there are others in the group who want to continue to Griffith--so unlikely. Have a great ride!

Comment by Will on March 28, 2015 at 7:35am

Promontory Point ETA? 9:45?

Comment by bobweiser on March 25, 2015 at 4:44pm

forecast changed, in an interesting way: 35 instead of 53, ENE instead of WSW.

Saturday 03/28 0%
Partly cloudy skies. High around 35F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 24, 2015 at 11:36pm

Yes, Will, you could:

If you decide to catch up with us, lemme know.

Comment by bobweiser on March 24, 2015 at 3:31pm

*you* could! and meet up with the other ride? i'm supposed to be at dinner at 7, and also still out of shape.

Comment by Will on March 24, 2015 at 12:28pm

We could potentially stop in Griffith on the way home . . .

Comment by bobweiser on March 21, 2015 at 2:22pm
new since last time:
  • C:\>
    8.3% ABV 19 IBU $5 Tulip

    In the beginning was the command prompt. Shout out to MS-DOS, autoexec.bat, config,sys, and text based OS everywhere.

  • Throat Snatcher
    7.7% ABV 69 IBU $5 Half Pint

    Purse snatching is perpetrated by the lowest of street hoods. We would never stoop to the likes of that ilk. We far prefer to snatch your throat with flavor in liquid form with this beer. Cheers.

  • Fraggo
    6.5% ABV 43 IBU $5 Tulip

    This Belgian-Gnomish style ale is as great as your garden gnome, but with strawberries essence.

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