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    l.a.t.e. ride

    anybody planning on riding the l.a.t.e ride in chicago next weekend 7/11? www.lateride.org how is it never done this one before.

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    I am planning to go, but have not registered yet

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    It's been a long time since I moved away from Chicago but I used to attend the LATE ride every year. I may be exhibiting memory-fade however. It's a total blast. The ride starts in "back" of Buckingham fountain. They Block off the streets although sometimes cars will slip through. The course is 25 miles total and ends back at Buckingham. You first head south for a little bit and cross over the river near the Dan Ryan/Eisenhower interchange and head back north up Clark (I believe). You end up heading east again somewhere around Bryn Mawr I think. You take parts of the path along LSD on the return. You can ride the loop as many times as you want. It's basically one big rolling party that starts at around 10PM and ends around 6AM. The last LATE Ride I was on (1993) had around 10,000 people. Bring lights and a halemt and have fun.
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    I am expecting it to be a blast too....

    now, they have schedule the ride to start at 1:30am....

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltedeggman
    I am expecting it to be a blast too....

    now, they have schedule the ride to start at 1:30am....
    Wow! Why so late? Maybe to get traffic cleared out?
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    more information here

    http://www.lateride.org/

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    yeah going to take the mrs to this one if shes up to it . on the tandem .i think its being so late on the account of i have read that some of the roads are going to be shared with the cars.lol can u imagine 10,000 bikes sharing the road with cars ,omg.i havent registered either .no biggie

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    i thought bout wearing a shirt with bikeforums.net on it if the owners of this site would be ok with that .hey free advertisement to 10,000 cyclist .?

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    Cool idea....but not $40 cool. I go for night rides all the time. I see no reason to put a month's worth of beer money into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    Cool idea....but not $40 cool. I go for night rides all the time. I see no reason to put a month's worth of beer money into this.
    Hmm... $40? It certainly has gone up since I used to ride them although the money goes to a good cause (Friends of the Park).
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    they provide refreshments (drinks on the road too), many sponsors
    and you get a breakfast at buckingham fountain (probably not too good)

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    it takes money to pay for the police, to help organizing things too t shirts food etc.i know they have volunteers but not everythings free .im not condoning it but if 40 is too much just show up and jump in somewhere. we have to share the roads with cars too so why not other bikes . but im regeristing cause it helps the parks and also helps fund it again next year.

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    two more days hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter
    i thought bout wearing a shirt with bikeforums.net on it if the owners of this site would be ok with that .hey free advertisement to 10,000 cyclist .?
    Sounds good to me!

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    i just registered yesterday, so i will probably riding in the last wave

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    cool joe ill take some pics too lol,i dont know if the mrs is going shes not very athletic .we have a tandom but shes kinda freaking a little so i might be going it alone or maybe not.but ill definately be there
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter
    cool joe ill take some pics too lol,i dont know if the mrs is going shes not very athletic .we have a tandom but shes kinda freaking a little so i might be going it alone or maybe not.but ill definately be there
    It's a very easy ride... all flat and can be as casual as you want. It's really a lot of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    It's a very easy ride... all flat and can be as casual as you want. It's really a lot of fun.
    i know khuon im kinda pushing her to, besides itll be my birthday on sunday so she has to be there to celebrate that dont u think ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter
    i know khuon im kinda pushing her to, besides itll be my birthday on sunday so she has to be there to celebrate that dont u think ?
    How could I do anything but agree?
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    lofter, which wave are you going...

    so when i see a tandem, i know its you

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltedeggman
    lofter, which wave are you going...

    so when i see a tandem, i know its you
    we havent regestered either will do that when we get there so probably the last 1 or 2.unless i feel like a bad boy and sneak in on the first couple waves. i do the moon light ramble in stlouis and we went on the last wave it just doesnt feel the same when u arent surounded by bikes darn near the whole trip if you know what i mean .well be on a mtb tandem ,a grey kent . like i said earlier im going to the tshirt shop tommorrow and going to put bikeforums.net on the back lol, probably lofter on the front.were dropping my son off in 1 of the burbs at his friends house then heading down . i just love to look at all the different bikes and talk to folks.by the time it starts off itll be my birthday so ill enjoy it just that much more
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    weather is not looking too good...

    but anything forecast over 12hr is pretty much worthless

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    hehe, aint that the truth lol, ah its sweltering down here so if it rained ah it would bring back memories of playing in the rain when i was a kid lol. cheep ponchos tho
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    just checked the weather again....

    looks like you won't bring back those memory...

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    well just look around at the fountain area saltly. we got to drop our son off in aroura then cruising to the fountain. never been to this. its probably like the ramble in stlouis bikes everywhere .what parking lots do you suggest ? i got to go get my tshirt made here in a bit.check back in awhile
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