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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-14-06, 12:42 AM   #1
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Chicago - Menage-a-time-trial tomorrow morning?

Steak and I are meeting up at the Starbucks across from Yojimbos at 10am to ride the upcoming Menage-A-Time-Trial. We plan on keeping a snails pace, so if you have a cup holder you can mount on your bars to hold your venti mochaccino frappaloo you should bring it.

Yeah. 10am. Starbucks by Yojimbos. Peace.
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Old 01-14-06, 01:52 AM   #2
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I'll be out riding my cross bike on the path so if you see
me as you zoom by say "hey"
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Old 01-14-06, 08:09 AM   #3
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You guys should stop by the office and bring me some lunch.
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Old 01-14-06, 09:39 AM   #4
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We're meeting at 11 instead of 10. Steaky like sleepy.
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Old 01-14-06, 10:38 AM   #5
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Oh man I just got home from riding on the path and the headwind
coming from the north is brutal. mmm...lemon poppy seed muffin
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winds of up to 30mph today, dropping to a reasonable 15-20mph. Yay.
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i love wind. you guys are pus$y wimps. yay for the southside.
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i love wind. you guys are pus$y wimps. yay for the southside.
what she said.

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yes, pus$y wimps. sure.
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Hey! I just said the wind was brutal, I still rode in it!
If just complaining means I'm a pus$y than I'm the biggest pus$y in the world
...oh wait...I take that back.

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Lkae shore path u r a traet!!!111


Smooth sailing all the way down this morning (w/chiamdream, schloe moe). Followed up by Hot Doug's.

PERFECT.
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Northbound at around 10 was pretty fierce, staying at 2/3 my normal speed out there was rough going. Southbound a little after noon you could have spread your arms and sailed.

I think I saw some people out scouting the route, anybody else pass the guy walking the tri bike rather than face the wind?
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Old 01-14-06, 07:51 PM   #13
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The wind coming back North was pretty bad but nowhere near as bad as the wind on Elston last Sunday.
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Lkae shore path u r a traet!!!111


Smooth sailing all the way down this morning (w/chiamdream, schloe moe). Followed up by Hot Doug's.

PERFECT.
mmmm.. hot dougs.

yeah lake path southbound was so nice. mlk coming back north was un-awesome.
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Old 01-15-06, 03:35 PM   #16
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Anyone else want to ride this tomorrow (Monday)?
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Ohhh..... hot dougs!!!!!

Contemplating a fixer... I've been riding a cyclocross bike forever. If Hot Dougs is part of riding a SS in Chicago, I'm in for sure!
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Anyone else want to ride this tomorrow (Monday)?
Yes but only if we ride MLK one of the ways, it is Martin Luther King Day after all.

EDIT: what time are you thinking? 10am?

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yeah lake path southbound was so nice. mlk coming back north was un-awesome.
Seriously? I rode MLK last night around 2am and loved it. But it was 2am and it was only me and the occasional unhoused outside. I rode it there and took LFP back, see MLK has a steady 3% grade downhill to 51st and always seems to have a wind from the north. So I only ride it south. Honest.

I had more problems on the north side: (1) division st apparently some happening nightlife at 1:30am, there were two seperate drunk girls who thought I was a twelve year old running away from home or something (2)How do I get from Division -> LFP? I took some ped-walkway at chicago and there were stairs and urine everywhere. Unawesome would be an understatement.
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naturally. How's noon at the starbucks start point?
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Perfect, I'll be there.
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