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Chicago, Tour Da Chicago Stage 5

Old 02-14-06, 01:20 PM
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Chicago, Tour Da Chicago Stage 5

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Stage 5: A Few Hills/ Sunday, February 26/ 7:45 - 8:15 am register/ 8:30 am start ridin’/ 5 bucks to enter/ Gather at the Ogilvy Train Station (500 W. Madison)/ Ride starts on Washington between Clinton and Canal.. East to Wacker. Wacker North then East. North on La Salle. East on Ohio. South on Wabash. West on Randolph. North on La Salle. Northwest on Clark. Northwest on Lincoln. West on Belmont. South on Damen. East on Lake. North on Halsted. East on Grand. South on Des Plaines. East on Lake. South on Stetson. East on Randolph. North on Columbus. West on Wacker. Follow Wacker South. West on Randolph. Finish under Metra tracks between Canal and Clinton. There’s a rough map on the pictures section of the myspace page. Hopefully the same map will be up at tour.chicago.il.us soon.
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1/2 the field will forget the directions.

edit: I was hoping, based on the title of the race, that there would be a few real hills. Like...suburbs hills.
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we are very liberal when defining hills in chicago. i think even a ramp from a sidewalk to a street qualifies as a hill by our standards.
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By Chicago standards this should be called "A few mountains". Who's doing the frozen snot century the day before? Maximum bad-ass points.
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Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
By Chicago standards this should be called "A few mountains". Who's doing the frozen snot century the day before? Maximum bad-ass points.
I am! I might decide not to do the tour, but I probably will do it and just take it very easy.
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I'll be leading a practice run of the course next Thursday night. I'll be at Cal's (Van Buren and Wells) and leave around 6:30 pm.
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repost of the myspace page: tour da chicago

i use mostly public computers and i'm tired of looking back for the link.
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is anyone from milwaukee doing the frozen snot centry?

ps chicago is flat, even your ramps are flat.

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Originally Posted by 4starcourier
I'll be leading a practice run of the course next Thursday night. I'll be at Cal's (Van Buren and Wells) and leave around 6:30 pm.
Welcome aboard Mike.


I've mentioned it before, but does at least one person on this board know a screenprinter, or have some experience making shirts? The TdC has a great logo this year, and it would be a shame not to see it on the chests of cyclists for years to come.

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this is a friend of a friend but I know he does good work for tee shirts

https://www.48ind.com/tshirt.html
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Ira - ask Gelacio (Romoni_63). His friend Vlatko did the MNG shirts for us.
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holy crap! he is alive!
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holy crap! he is alive!
Tim and Naz: will you be attending the pub-crawl tomorrow?
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Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
Tim and Naz: will you be attending the pub-crawl tomorrow?
I hope too - The Girl and I have a few appointments to look at some apartments but that should be earlier in the evening. If we're late, I'll call and find out where you are.

By the way - it looks rain all day now tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by absntr
I hope too - The Girl and I have a few appointments to look at some apartments but that should be earlier in the evening. If we're late, I'll call and find out where you are.

By the way - it looks rain all day now tomorrow.
By 8pm it is only 30% - btw, bring the ladies along, this will be a social, non-athletic ride.
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Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
Welcome aboard Mike.


I've mentioned it before, but does at least one person on this board know a screenprinter, or have some experience making shirts? The TdC has a great logo this year, and it would be a shame not to see it on the chests of cyclists for years to come.
T-shirts are already in the works. Some guy in Florida that Russell knows is printing them. He's shipping them to Upgrade this Friday, so hopefully they'll be available by Stage 5. They're navy blue with the logo (slightly redesigned) on the chest. The back has the logos of the tour sponsors. I'll have 50 small, 25 medium, and 25 large. They cost $4.50 a shirt plus shipping, so I'll probably charge eight bucks each...or maybe do some sort of 12 bucks = entry fee plus t-shirt deal.

BTW, Val (Salome?) has pointed out some scoring irregularities to me that I'll be fixing shortly. If anyone sees any others please let me know. There's a lot of data to keep track of and the more eyes I have proofing stuff the better. Thanks,
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Originally Posted by 4starcourier
T-shirts are already in the works. Some guy in Florida that Russell knows is printing them. He's shipping them to Upgrade this Friday, so hopefully they'll be available by Stage 5. They're navy blue with the logo (slightly redesigned) on the chest. The back has the logos of the tour sponsors. I'll have 50 small, 25 medium, and 25 large. They cost $4.50 a shirt plus shipping, so I'll probably charge eight bucks each...or maybe do some sort of 12 bucks = entry fee plus t-shirt deal.

BTW, Val (Salome?) has pointed out some scoring irregularities to me that I'll be fixing shortly. If anyone sees any others please let me know. There's a lot of data to keep track of and the more eyes I have proofing stuff the better. Thanks,
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If I let you know could you set one aside in a size medium for me?
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Originally Posted by 4starcourier
I'll be leading a practice run of the course next Thursday night. I'll be at Cal's (Van Buren and Wells) and leave around 6:30 pm.
Just wanted to bump this back to the top...

I'm up for this practice run if it's still happening. Weather should be quite nice.
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Effin' F.

I'll be in NYC on Thurs.
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Originally Posted by giboyeux
Effin' F.

I'll be in NYC on Thurs.
Question is, will you be in NYC the following week?
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Anyone wanna ride it tonight? The Locust is in town, I'm sure he'd like to tag along.
Teadogg, what happened to the cam last time?
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Originally Posted by monkey
Anyone wanna ride it tonight? The Locust is in town, I'm sure he'd like to tag along.
Teadogg, what happened to the cam last time?
I'll call you in a bit, monkey
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What time are you guys thinking of riding tonight?
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Hopefully not too late. 6:30? 7?
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watch out for that transition from clark to lincoln. left off of clark and then a hard right onto lincoln where there is always plenty of parked cars. too much speed off clark will kill you, and may cause a pile up.
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