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Vintage Ride - Lake Front Path - 20 Oct 12

Old 10-09-12, 04:11 PM
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Vintage Ride - Lake Front Path - 20 Oct 12

Anybody up for a lake front ride on Saturday, October 20th?

Start:

10:00 a.m. - Foster Beach House, Foster and Lake Shore Dr.

https://binged.it/SKpxu6


We can ride to the bottom of the path and back, which is around 34 miles, I believe? It's impossible to get lost, and folks can ride at their own pace, or simply turn around at any point that they like. The path can get crowded in some parts, even in October, but the south end is wide open and the view is the real draw. It's pretty spectacular, even for those of us that ride it on a regular basis.

Afterwards, we can meet at Moody's Pub for a burger and beer (1:00 p.m.)? They have a great patio, and we've been lucky with the weather in the past and been able to sit outside. If it's cold or wet, we can still park our bikes on the patio and keep an eye on them from inside.

https://binged.it/WO52gy

If we're lucky, Gomango might even join us, making the long trek down from MN. All you other Midwesterners have no excuse not to come....

Hope you all can make it; we've had pretty decent turn out and a good time in the past...

Here's a photo from a few years ago...



*** If anyone is driving in, or riding in from the north suburbs, feel free to meet up at my house before hand. I live about 3 miles north of the Foster Beach House, and we can all ride down to the start together. Folks could park there, use the bathroom, do last minute tire inflation or adjustments. PM me for contact information.

Also, the Beach House restrooms should be open. Parking there shouldn't be too bad, I'd guess. The El and Metra are pretty close, for anyone that wants to train it in, and ride to the start. ***


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Yes, I have a legit shot at this ride.

The youngest son is playing in a soccer tourney in Rockford that weekend.

Let's hope the soccer scheduling gods give me a break in action.

Love to ride with you guys!
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ABD Sunrise Park Cyclocross race is the next day. I might show if I can get my stuff in order for the weekend.
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I'm in the car right now with Al Jr (not his real name) who is 16 now and driving. We just picked up a new wheelset for his vintage Trek fixie. Just a little bit ago he mentioned the vintage ride from two (or three?) years ago and said he'd like to do it again. Great idea and great timing, Bob.

So, work and weather allowing, we'll be there, and Mrs Al enjoyed the recent North Shore ride so much she might come too.

I can vouch for the quality of the views, the company, and the burgers and beer at Moody's!
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I'll try to make it...

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^ me too
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New Chicago transplant here; will try to make it!
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Count me in for the Lake Front ride! Now to decide what to ride
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Glad to have some new folks come along!

If anyone is driving in, or riding in from the north suburbs, feel free to meet up at my house before hand. I live about 3 miles north of the Foster Beach House, and we can all ride down to the start together. Folks could park there, use the bathroom, do last minute tire inflation or adjustments. PM me for contact information.

Also, the Beach House restrooms should be open. Parking there shouldn't be too bad, I'd guess. The El and Metra are pretty close, for anyone that wants to train it in, and ride to the start.

Cheers!
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I'm in. Might have kids baseball in the afternoon, but will try to work it out.
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I'm out.

Probably.
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Originally Posted by iab
I'm out.

Probably.
What's it going to take to change your mind? The bleu cheese burger is pretty good. And, it's on-topic. Moody's has been serving gourmet burgers for decades; long before the recent craft burger craze.
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I should be able to make it. coming from the West burbs ...
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This is tempting. The wife and I have been looking for a reason to visit Chicago this year. Hopefully we can make it work!

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Originally Posted by bibliobob
What's it going to take to change your mind? The bleu cheese burger is pretty good. And, it's on-topic. Moody's has been serving gourmet burgers for decades; long before the recent craft burger craze.
I am fairly certain I committed to race that day.

I'll know tomorrow.
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The forecast is looking pretty decent....


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I should have my 1978 Trek TX900 ready for the ride. Count me in!
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Bump for the weather update:

59 and partly cloudy, which counts as a victory in my book.

Anyone that wants to meet at my house should be there and ready to leave by 0930. PM me if you want the address.

What's everyone riding?

I'm torn between the new Merckx and one of the older members of the fleet. Either Cinelli, Masi, or Mercian....
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Bibliobob,

I got your email, thanks for the invite. I will try my hardest to meet you guys if not for the ride at least for the burger and beer. I will probably drag my Merckx along that day.
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Would my Kestrel 4000 (it's a plastic bike)with Campy Deltas qualify? Or, I'll just ride my Serotta Colorado lt.
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Originally Posted by gioscinelli
Would my Kestrel 4000 (it's a plastic bike)with Campy Deltas qualify? Or, I'll just ride my Serotta Colorado lt.
I thinks it qualifies, it's a pretty cool bike. Is the Cinelli SC lighter than the Kestrel? just wondering....
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Originally Posted by elguicho
I thinks it qualifies, it's a pretty cool bike. Is the Cinelli SC lighter than the Kestrel? just wondering....
The Cinelli SC is lighter, weighs 18lbs, and the Kestrel 4k weighs 19.5, because of the Campy Record C and Delta's.
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Look forward to seeing either the Kestrel or SC, Mike. There will most certainly be so off-topic and KOF bikes...

Looks like we're going to have a pretty decent turnout. 15-20? All the folks here, a few CR list members, some other friends, and even a few Chainlinkers..

Parking:

I believe that parking at the sides of the road immediately south of Foster are free, but the parking lots is definitely pay meters. The meters aren't terribly expensive, but may have a two hour limit.

Folks can certainly park at my house and ride down with us (about 3 miles). My street is currently under construction, so I can't say for certain if folks can park on my block, or if they'll have park a street or two over. If you come to my house, you're welcome to use the restroom, do last minute tweaks on your bikes or borrow the pump, have a cup of bad coffee, etc.

Most of us will simply ride to Moody's after the ride, and then back to either my house or home. But, Moody's does have a free parking lot, so anyone can easily drive there and safely park for free. We should be able to eat on the patio and take our bikes in with us. If we decide to eat inside, we should be able to park bikes on the patio and watch them from the window.

Moody's is about 1 mile from Foster Beach, and 2 miles from my house.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv
I should have my 1978 Trek TX900 ready for the ride. Count me in!
Ahem, we're waiting on pictures...

I'll be on my way through town, will honk. So, if you hear a horn honk, it's me.
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I'll be coming, with my Terraferma. I may be able to meet at Biblio's house at 9:30, but I'm not sure. If not, I'll try to park near Moody's and pedal down to Foster Beach. Probably take Broadway to Bryn Mawr to the Lakefront, then south to Foster Beach
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