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#1 2013-01-23 8:12pm

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No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Bad news, folks.  I don't think we'll be able to pull of the 3rd annual Crosstown Classic ride this year because the only two possible dates would be WEDNESDAY, June 12th or WEDNESDAY, August 14th! mad  I don't think that will work very well for most people.  However, that does present us with an opportunity to do an alernate ride of some sort, and I need your input.

Some things I think riders have liked most about the Classic are the laid-back, no pressure pace, the inclusion of street riding which allows for some fantastic sightseeing and people watching, and the stop at Navy Pier for chow.  For my part, I'd like to include these elements in whatever alternate ride we come up with, so here are some possibilities that have popped in my head:

1. A North Side to South Side ride where we set up a meeting point and a destination (not unlike going from Wrigley Field to US Cell or vise-versa);
2. A Lakefront to West Side ride that has us start up north, stop for grub at Navy Pier (or someplace else), then head west -- or vise-versa;
3. A horseshoe-shaped route that either has us start and end north or start and end south.

These are just my ideas based off of the framework laid down with the first two Classics, and I am open to other ideas.  I'm also thinking about a pub crawl, but I think that would be pretty hard to do considering bike security and stuff.  Another thought is to scrap the idea of our own ride, and instead roll DEEEEEEP on a Critical Mass ride on the last Friday of one of the summer months.  I know it's a bit early, but with local and greater Midwest membership on the rise and visitors from out of town already expressing interest in rolling with 44T on its marquis ride, it's only fair to them that we give them some sense of what they can look forward to so that they can plan accordingly.  Let's put our heads together and come up with some good ideas as to how we can make this happen.  Thanks!

Perron


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#2 2013-01-23 8:14pm

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

One more thing I almost forgot -- I want to make this HUUUUUUUUGE!!! cool


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#3 2013-01-24 3:44am

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I like the horse shoe shape ride part.  It will make it easier to get back to the car. wink


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#4 2013-01-24 4:20am

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Well that stinks, I love the crosstown! Whatever you come up with I'm in. I just can't resist riding in the city.


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#5 2013-01-24 11:53am

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Maybe a sort of "sight seeing" tour for all the out of towners or people who haven't been downtown in a while, where you map out some popular city spots (Wrigley,Picasso,Oak St Beach,Navy Pier Etc.) & get pictures of the whole group at each one? Just a thought, sounds cool to me even if it's touristy to some of the locals!

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#6 2013-01-24 3:16pm

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

i could agree with trick star. but i would also like to roll deeeeeeep on a critical mass ride. yes perron it would be nice to be huge. bout 30+ riders. but whatever the outcome, im in


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#7 2013-01-24 3:33pm

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.


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#8 2013-01-24 3:44pm

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

If im working......friday CM rides wont work for me. Anything on the weekend should be fine.


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#9 2013-01-24 5:10pm

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Gr8Bndini wrote:

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.

+1


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#10 2013-01-24 5:35pm

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Gr8Bndini wrote:

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.

Hmmm...That's a good point, Jason.


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#11 2013-01-24 9:31pm

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Crosstown Classic would have been fun but whatever .....would love to see Chicago behind bars


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#12 2013-01-25 9:17am

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#13 2013-01-25 9:34am

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Gatorpit boy wrote:

Crosstown Classic would have been fun but whatever .....would love to see Chicago behind bars

From Al Capone to George Ryan, Chicagoans love to stay behind bars! lol


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#14 2013-01-28 4:36pm

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hopefully us Detroit guys can make it


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#15 2013-01-28 5:52pm

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i hope you can make it again...


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#16 2013-01-28 6:30pm

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Boys, I'll tell you what -- I know that along with the D-Town boys, one Canadian (Coco from Saskatchewan) plans to make it in sometime this summer.  I want to be able to include as many people as possible in whatever we decide to do, so stay tuned...cool

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#17 2013-01-28 6:57pm

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Just let me know and it will happen...just as long as it is not in June (graduation time).


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#18 2013-01-28 8:12pm

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New guys in.

Love your avatar perront, I'm kind of partial, he loves to ride as well. smile

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#19 2013-01-28 8:47pm

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HOT DAMN! wrote:

New guys in.

Love your avatar perront, I'm kind of partial, he loves to ride as well. smile

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/Family/No-Na … 7145-L.jpg

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#20 2013-01-29 6:32am

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+2

old bmx dad wrote:

Gr8Bndini wrote:

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.

+1

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#21 2013-01-29 10:58am

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Re: No Chicago Crosstown Classic This Year -- Let's Do Something Else!

Well, if the consensus is to run the Classic with only one game in town, I'm all for it!  Let's hear a few more people, and if that's what we decide upon, I'll request that the thread be locked.  Then expect a new Classic thread to be posted a month or so in advance of the ride.  Thanks for chiming in, fellas! cool


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#22 2013-01-29 11:40am

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We need 2 months  warning please.  Also who cares about any games. Let's see down town and stop for a burger and a beer ...


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#23 2013-01-29 12:02pm

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old bmx dad wrote:

We need 2 months  warning please.  Also who cares about any games. Let's see down town and stop for a burger and a beer ...

+1


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#24 2013-01-29 12:51pm

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Gr8Bndini wrote:

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.

+1 big_smile


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#25 2013-01-29 3:58pm

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Gr8Bndini wrote:

Or just keep with the crosstown? Who cares if only one of the teams is playing.

As long as it's a Sox game wink Hope we can setup a ride to kick off from my house again. April should be nice by then. Ted the caps are sweet looling bro big_smile


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