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Old 01-21-05, 08:26 AM   #1
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Sunday January 23th:
tour.chicago.il.us

"The Greens" presented by MK and Co. The details are a suprise. The race is free to all but a little cash may help during the race (~$10.00) Registration starts at 7:30 AM at 1951 W 21st St. (main fl apt) Race starts at 8:30 and ends at 10:30.

Anybody going?
Anybody?
Anybody?
Bueller?
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Old 01-21-05, 04:17 PM   #2
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C'mon... *somebody* has to be going.
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Old 01-21-05, 04:38 PM   #3
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I wont have a bike until the 25th. Last race I did was the bingo one last year..
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Old 01-21-05, 05:57 PM   #4
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Tour Da Chicago Stage 1

Hey Chicago, who's coming out on Sunday? Sure it will be cold but that just cuts down on the competition

Sunday January 23th, 2005 - Stage 1
"The Greens" presented by MK and Co. The details are a suprise. The race is free to all but a little cash may help during the race (~$10.00) Registration starts at 7:30 AM at 1951 W 21st St. (main fl apt) Race starts at 8:30 and ends at 10:30. Contact MK (111*643*272) or Brent (773) 263-0821
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Old 01-21-05, 07:08 PM   #5
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you know what's sad Ira?

is that I'll be gone for the only night stage.

see you there at 7:30 a-friggin-m

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Old 01-21-05, 09:56 PM   #6
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i'll be there.. maybe this time i wont wreck. twice.
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Old 01-22-05, 09:44 AM   #7
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It's a date. OMFG this is gonna be awesome with all the snow.
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Old 01-22-05, 10:11 AM   #8
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Snowmobile, huh? What's your secret weapon?
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Old 01-22-05, 12:09 PM   #9
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My tires are filled with anti-freeze. Oh and my bike was wrought in the infernal cold of the North. Thats all
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Old 01-22-05, 01:27 PM   #10
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Damn man, I already took a spill in this weather sans bike. I doubt my bike's going to be able to make it anywhere. This when a bad weather fixie with some cyclocross tires would be most handy.
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Old 01-22-05, 03:11 PM   #11
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so what's the format of the race? i heard it was time trials, is this correct?
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I'm going to do my best.
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Old 01-23-05, 05:12 PM   #13
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So anyone want a candy bar?

Suprisingly good turnout. I fell in a puddle but it was really fun. Was anyone besides Jeff there?
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Old 01-23-05, 06:19 PM   #14
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nope - grad work for me. Color me overwhelmed for the next couplaweeks. Today was a good day to ride, eh?
Details on the event Ira?
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I didn't go for two reasons. I didn't have the $10 and I was sure I wouldn't enjoy the ride with the way the roads were. What was the format?

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Old 01-23-05, 08:35 PM   #16
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Road salt burned the back of my legs. Neoprene booties AND socks were not enough after 1.5 hours of the slush...then my (not sealed) front hub started to complain.
How did I earn more points than you, stickerguy; I think you rode further!
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i want a recount!

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Start was 21st & Damen, objective was to visit Walgreen's stores all over Chicago (hence "The Greens") and log the most miles in the process. Miles from start to each store visited was multiplied by 10. You had to grab a recipt from each store as proof. I bought a lot of candy bars and dug through a lot of trashcans. My strategy was distance over volume, so I hauled ass up to Grandville and hit nine stores in the process. Rode with two friends so keeping the pace wasn't bad. A few riders made it to Howard, and UV went all the way to Willmett (suburbs) but bonked on the way back and apparently didn't recieve points(?). You can see the results here: http://tour.chicago.il.us/2005/stage1/
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my 25th place strategy was to head north and hit every
walgreens on the way up until 10:00. jeremy (jst) & I
combined knew where a lot were and we ended up with
fistfuls of closer 'greens receipts & tic tacs. Then j
eremy had to bail due to a mechanical and warmed up
in a ATM kiosk & rolled back to the start/finish to play
Metroid. All in all very fun.

jeff's strategy for the Tour da Chicago:
1. don't die
2. don't get frostbite
3. don't wreck bike
4. show up
5. win

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Old 01-24-05, 11:04 AM   #20
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any word and which paper/mag the reporter and photographer worked for?
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Pretty sure he said the Chicago Journal.
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