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Chicago at Christmas

Old 07-03-06, 02:21 PM
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Chicago at Christmas

I've just spent the weekend drinking insane amounts of vodka and partying until crazy hours the next day, the end result of this seems to be drunken plans that suggest I'm now spending Christmas and New Year in Chicago.

I'm totally up for following through and getting my arse over there, but want to know what the bike culture is like at that time of year. I understand it's going to be insanely cold, snowy and generally blizzard like... has anyone ever tried something that resembles ice hockey on bikes on a street or parking lot? Do you want to?

Or should I be not thinking of booking the plane ticket to accomodate the bike and just accept that it's too goddamn cold and that I'll spend the whole time in a bar drinking vodka?
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I ride year round. There's usually not too much snow in December. In the last 2-3 years we've had very little snow overall actually. It does get cold but mid-January to february is when its coldest. Bring the ride out!
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It's July 3rd. And you got New Years planned already?

Damn, you got your f****** s*** together!
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Fixed gear street hockey?!
Doesn't seem very possible.
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chicago sucks.

we have no monorail
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Fixed gear street hockey?!
Doesn't seem very possible.
I know!.. doesn't it sound like fun!
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Every winter I want to get the hell out of Chicago. And I get a nice 20 day vacation in Feb.

Where should I go?

New Zealand?
Peru?

Any ideas?!
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Fargo!
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New Zealand. My ex was from NZ. Sexiest and best accent ever. Their summer is during our winters. Go.
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New Zealand. My ex was from NZ. Sexiest and best accent ever. Their summer is during our winters. Go.
Hmmm, but 20 days?

How could I balance that?

Maybe a little Australia?
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Take your bike to Taipei.
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Originally Posted by raygunner
Hmmm, but 20 days?

How could I balance that?

Maybe a little Australia?
No no. Maybe a little Fiji.
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Originally Posted by [165]
Fargo!
Hell yes. Everyone is either drunk or just hitting the peak of the collective Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Either way, good deals on booze.
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