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Old 11-19-05, 10:44 PM   #1
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tour da chicago??

any inside info?

http://www.tour.chicago.il.us/ ...not much help.
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Old 11-20-05, 01:31 AM   #2
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I will ask around tomorrow
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Old 11-20-05, 01:41 PM   #3
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It is going to be the classic this year. Original maps and back to basics. Or so the rumor goes...
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Old 11-20-05, 01:48 PM   #4
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Damn. That sounds like so much ****ing fun. Yet another reason to move back to chicago... *sigh*
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Old 11-20-05, 03:12 PM   #5
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I think I might compete on a normal bike this year. I dunno.
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Old 11-20-05, 03:33 PM   #6
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Ira - that is confirmed from what I heard today also - a lot of the old routes ... perhaps!
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Old 11-21-05, 06:37 PM   #7
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I'm so in.
Sorry, no info to contribute. Just wanted to say that I'm already getting pumped about this, talked to "cogsci" about it today too.
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Old 11-21-05, 06:48 PM   #8
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I'm so in.
Sorry, no info to contribute. Just wanted to say that I'm already getting pumped about this, talked to "cogsci" about it today too.
if the streets are slippery try not to crash. especially in front of me. and try to keep all your joints in place.
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Old 11-21-05, 06:53 PM   #9
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Yeah those grated bridges are even better when it's slick out. Right Naz?
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yuk yuk. watch out for a pump in your spokes.
sucka!
my joints have done a good job of staying in my glovebox lately...
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Old 11-21-05, 07:02 PM   #11
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yuk yuk. watch out for a pump in your spokes.
sucka!
my joints have done a good job of staying in my glovebox lately...
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you're too funny.

too damn funny.

don't look so surprised ...

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Old 12-19-05, 02:20 PM   #12
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any recent info to share? i'd imagine a prelude (if one exists) would be fairly soon
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Old 12-19-05, 03:04 PM   #13
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i've heard this year's maps are going to be from 99-00. i'm asking mike now regarding dates, i'll put them up when i hear from him
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thanks a lot.

now that i live in madison i need to budget in a little more travel time
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i've heard this year's maps are going to be from 99-00. i'm asking mike now regarding dates, i'll put them up when i hear from him
If that's the case, check it out.

Yeah, I can't wait...I've got a friend who's reviving an old green Schwinn Varsity for the occasion.
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Hey guys I have an offical report: Talked to Mike, the race organizer, and he told me the first race will be Jan. 8th, and it will be the "Ye Elston Knife" route. This route is from 1998, and can be seen on the tour.chicago.il.us website. Reg. is from 8 to 8:30 and the race is at 8:45. Gather at the Ogilvy Train Station (500 W. Madison) and bring $5. There is a flyer floating around that has much more background info, but I am too lazy to type the whole thing out so you will have to wait for an online version to appear.
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woot! thanks ira... something to look forward to.
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Thanks Ira! Anyone wanna ride it for sh*ts and giggles the morning after New Years?
That is, if there's not a race...
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haha! sweet!

I look forward to hearing about this race when I get back on Jan 8 during the pm hours.
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Old 12-20-05, 05:42 PM   #21
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I can say with some certainty that I might or might not be there.
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Old 12-20-05, 06:58 PM   #22
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Thanks Ira! Anyone wanna ride it for sh*ts and giggles the morning after New Years?
That is, if there's not a race...
Didn't you oblige yourself to the couch that day?
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I meant Monday. Sunday I will be passed out in a car
heading back to Chicago.
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... i will be in chicago on the 8th. hmm.
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I'd be into riding this route on the Monday after NYE.
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