Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 79
  1. #1
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not an official Meat & Greet event! Don't bother Naz about this one!

    Friday is TBA, but I know some folks are getting in as early as Wednesday, so hell, let's go for a ride on Thursday. If you live in Chicago but don't know anyone from the boards, this is a great opportunity to meet...well, me, at least. Absolutely everyone on every imaginable kind of bike is welcome.

    I don't care where, how fast, or how far. Open to suggestions, or we can figure it out. There will probably be some beer involved.

    Let's see who's in, and figure out the details in the next few days. This info will be updated as plans are made. But, for tradition's sake:

    Thursday, November 10
    8 PM or 9 PM
    Wicker Park
    Chicago


    PS: Sean, apologies for stealing your modus operandi part-and-parcel.
    Last edited by chicagoamdream; 11-07-05 at 06:04 PM.

  2. #2
    information sponge
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Little Village, Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Mostly steel. Mostly heavy. Mostly geared, and very low, at that.
    Posts
    692
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    any chance of kickin' it back to 9? I might even be able to convince Sarah to come out and ride if we wait until 9.
    Philosophy and feelings don't change the laws of physics

  3. #3
    Slower than you Judah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    IRO Mark V & Don Walker Custom
    Posts
    1,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Barring unforseen weather or health issues, I'm totally in.

  4. #4
    sucker
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    AA is where i should be
    My Bikes
    Bianchi pista concept
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    im in, i dont think i've met you yet.

    grab and go night is kinda blurry anyways, who knows who i met

  5. #5
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by treechunk
    any chance of kickin' it back to 9? I might even be able to convince Sarah to come out and ride if we wait until 9.
    Imagine it'd be fine. Maybe we can have a poll thread on Wednesday about it.

  6. #6
    information sponge
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Little Village, Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Mostly steel. Mostly heavy. Mostly geared, and very low, at that.
    Posts
    692
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    right on.
    Philosophy and feelings don't change the laws of physics

  7. #7
    bought a new car $0.00/Gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    01 Pista and 99 Lemond Chambery
    Posts
    1,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wish I could go. The lady's Mom will be in town though.

  8. #8
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    Wish I could go. The lady's Mom will be in town though.
    You do know to take them to Lula Cafe, right? Ira Glass's fave.

  9. #9
    information sponge
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Little Village, Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Mostly steel. Mostly heavy. Mostly geared, and very low, at that.
    Posts
    692
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
    You do know to take them to Lula Cafe, right? Ira Glass's fave.

    good call.
    Philosophy and feelings don't change the laws of physics

  10. #10
    Game warden
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    451
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lula is kickass. My buddy is the bartender there, which is....handy.

  11. #11
    Game warden
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    451
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Also: were any of y'all at, uh, pizza place on North Ave (Sararamunitelillos or whatever the ----) yesterday afternoon? There was a grip of fixies parked outside and a bunch of dudes with their pants rolled up. Big dude with a impressively large beard and another guy with elaborate facial hair. Anyone?

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lula is average.

  13. #13
    Senior Member stickyfoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    494
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm arriving in Chicago Wednesday night, so I could be up for a ride Thursday night, depending on whether I have plans with a friend or not.

  14. #14
    bought a new car $0.00/Gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    01 Pista and 99 Lemond Chambery
    Posts
    1,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never been to Lula, but we'll probably wait to go there just the 2 of us. Jess' Mom has specific tastes I think.

    If we finish up with dinner early I'll give you a call, Nat. PM me your number.

  15. #15
    Frankly, Mr. Shankly absntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lula is great. Organic, fresh ingredients, etc.

    If you want to go and have French - really good French in a cozy homestyle (when I mean homestyle, I mean in the tradition of the Parisian bistros of France), then go to Kiki's Bistro on Franklin, just off Chicago.

    Very affordable, high quality and really good dishes. Make reservations.

    No pretense there either.

  16. #16
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lula is the go-to, impress-those-who-need-impressing place that makes adults feel less sketched out about Logan Square. Their carrot cake is the one dessert in Chicago that I care anything about.

    Alright, who else's in?

  17. #17
    bought a new car $0.00/Gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    01 Pista and 99 Lemond Chambery
    Posts
    1,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No pretense is key.

    How are the prices? Should I not wear jeans and my bright green track wars tshirt?

  18. #18
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can wear anything there; another perfect aspect. If you go casual/sloppy though, make sure it's hip casual/sloppy. Things referencing bikes are good.

  19. #19
    bannned steaktaco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    philadelphia
    My Bikes
    black bike, white bike, blue bike, yellow bike, silver bike
    Posts
    2,228
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nat I'ma come. can I come?
    steaktaco.com <-- poohoopsies.


  20. #20
    sucker
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    AA is where i should be
    My Bikes
    Bianchi pista concept
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    No pretense is key.

    How are the prices? Should I not wear jeans and my bright green track wars tshirt?
    personally, that is what i wear everywhere. and if i dont look classy enough for them, then they dont deserve my money. i dont care how good the food is. if im ****in payin to be somewhere, they shouldnt be the ones to tell me what to wear, i mean, im providing them with a ****in paycheck right? i wouldnt go to work and tell my bosss that im not gonna do my job that day because his clothes are not good enough for me.

    thats just the way i see it

  21. #21
    Frankly, Mr. Shankly absntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Check for yourself: http://kikisbistro.com/

    Though, I clean up very well.

    In some circles, the word "metrosexual" abounds.

    I beat them down.

  22. #22
    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    Raleigh conversion (hours spent making it look like a Pista); Porter Track, Samson Track, Leto Roadie.
    Posts
    1,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    nat I'ma come. can I come?
    Hells yes. If I'd have known, I would have advertised as such.

  23. #23
    bought a new car $0.00/Gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bucktown, Chicago
    My Bikes
    01 Pista and 99 Lemond Chambery
    Posts
    1,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dosoner
    personally, that is what i wear everywhere. and if i dont look classy enough for them, then they dont deserve my money. i dont care how good the food is. if im ****in payin to be somewhere, they shouldnt be the ones to tell me what to wear, i mean, im providing them with a ****in paycheck right? i wouldnt go to work and tell my bosss that im not gonna do my job that day because his clothes are not good enough for me.

    thats just the way i see it

    I agree, but I've been socialized to not look like a ****ing turd if everyone else looks at least half way decent. I don't want to show up with greasy hair and dirt tinged jeans when everyone else is wearing a shirt with a collar and nice pants. But that's just me, I suppose.

  24. #24
    Bling. Super Rookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    ex-mpls!
    My Bikes
    Magna X-Force
    Posts
    453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I live two blocks from Lula. I have to disagree with almost everyone here and say that it was just average. I will probably never go back there because in a city this big I want to have good food nightly. So if that means going back to a place that didn't impress than I am probably not going to go there again. So far only two places in this city have met that criteria for my girlfriend and I:

    El Cid #2 on Kinzie in Logan Square
    and
    McNamara's on Irving Park Road across the street from Get a Grip cycles.

    Both of these places have fantastic service and fantastic food.

    Lula's has mediocre food and lousy pretentious service.

    eSaRe

    p.s. I do like amdream's comment on how it is the place to bring your parents to assure them that logan square is okay!

  25. #25
    sucker
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    AA is where i should be
    My Bikes
    Bianchi pista concept
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    I agree, but I've been socialized to not look like a ****ing turd if everyone else looks at least half way decent. I don't want to show up with greasy hair and dirt tinged jeans when everyone else is wearing a shirt with a collar and nice pants. But that's just me, I suppose.
    guess thats a differance between you and me, i just dont care.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •