I'm up for a 40-50 on Sunday morning! And I'm carless, so your offering to drive is big incentive, since I do all my riding within bike distance. I was looking at the Schaumberg event: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/schaumburg-bicycle-club-9th, but I'm up for Barrington if you know a good route. I live in Logan Sqr.
Neck issues are all gone. I've been doing a lot of Bikram yoga lately and it has helped clear up any residual symptoms; after 2 classes I was entirely symptom free. I am having my final visit to the chiropractor next week. How are you progressing?