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Twelfth Step Finale


Twelfth Step Finale

Time: December 27, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2014

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No, this isn't about trying, after having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, to carry any message to alcoholics, or to practice any principles in all our affairs.

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 take the Metra back, 70 if you ride both ways. 14-17 mph. I like to get there before they open at noon (it's the third-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since it's one of the shortest days of the year, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, conversation about this ride, Metra schedule, Metra rules, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Comment by Eduardo on December 28, 2014 at 3:41pm

I was a block south of Haymarket around 530 then I was like "f*ck those guys." I was drained.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on December 28, 2014 at 11:32am
Yea we had and scant tailwind at the start but by the time we got to the lakefront it was none existent. Slow going between the cold and the wind. We did make it to the hay market by 5 for some refuling for the rest of the ride home.
Comment by bobweiser on December 28, 2014 at 10:02am

you had to cut through the wind on the way back, too? unfair!

Comment by Eduardo on December 28, 2014 at 9:05am
Glad to have met you all. Too bad I got dropped like a bad habit on the windy lfp on the way back. Don't know how you guys cut through that wind.
Comment by Deet 4.5mi on December 27, 2014 at 11:43pm
Yea it was a challenging ride. Good times though.
Comment by bobweiser on December 27, 2014 at 10:33pm

thanks, everyone, for coming. hope to see you in jan.!

Comment by Eduardo on December 26, 2014 at 9:34pm
Sounds good, see you tomorrow.
Comment by bobweiser on December 26, 2014 at 5:41pm

i estimate 9:47, but the wind might be against us, but if joe is in front, it might not matter  :-)

Comment by Eduardo on December 26, 2014 at 5:26pm

What time will you arrive at 31st Street beach house? I'll meet you there.

Comment by bobweiser on December 24, 2014 at 10:53pm

the weather can't make up its mind!

Saturday 12/27 40% / 0.02 in
Cloudy with a few showers. High near 45F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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