Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Leave Saturday

I will be leaving on Saturday to start the trip. If anyone is at Clybourn and Division the green ride can start.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

North Shore Pouches

I have three north shore pouches.  I have rear panniers and a trailer.  Cables are all new.  Derailleurs are in top shape.  Build wheels a week ago (36 spokes.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Green Ride courtesy of Kathy Schubert

Green Ride 3 9AM Saturday, October 11, 2008
0 - Start at 1113 W Webster
0.23 - Left on Clifton
0.24 - Right on Armitage
-.30 - Left on Racine
0.35 - Right on Cortland
1.17 - Left on Honore
1.43 - Right on Wabansia to 1825 W.
Wis Tavern Building/Mauceri Project
Wind Turbines, Geothermal, green roof solar electric system
Left on Damen
Right on North Ave
I-GO Car Sharing
Center for Neighborhood Technology Platinum LEED building
Left on Leavitt
Right on LeMoyne
Left on Luis Munoz Martin Dr 
Left on N. Humboldt Dr./Sacramento Blvd.
Bypass Center for Green Technology
Right on W. Franklin Blvd.
Left on N Central Park Ave. to 
5.67 Garfield Park Conservatory
Stop for bathrooms and demo garden
Continue on Central Park
6.90 - Right on Fillmore (1024 S.)
7.06 - Michael Thompson’s Chicago Honey Coop - Bee Keeping and Community Gardens
U-Turn here and back to Central Park
7.15 - Right on Central Park
7.47 - African Heritage Garden on the Left 12th
7.54 - Left on 14th (Douglas Blvd)
8.22 - Right on Sacramento 
8.76 - Slight right onto Marshall Blvd
Continue on Marshall to 2358 S. Marshall
9.30 - Green Roof on The Hub Housing Coop
View roof from Carrillo Grocery Store behind
9.38 - Continue East on 24th Blvd
9.66 - Left on California
10.06 - Right on 21st (use sidewalk at underpass
11.66?- Right on Loomis
11.70?- Right on Cermak, 
11.80? - Left on Laflin to 2401 S.. 
  Loop Paper Recycling - U-turn back to
11.70?- right on Cermak
11.86 - Right on Loomis (1400 W)’
12.94 - Left on Lyman 3000 S
13.16 - Right on Throop (2900 S)
14.05 - Left o n 29th
  Dogleg Rt on Stewart
14.15 - Left on 29th Again
14.21 - Right on Princeton 300 W 
14.40 - Left on 31st (cross over 90/94)
15.27 - Right on Martin Luther King Drive
16.92 - Left on 44th St. to 454 E.
17.06 - Julian Dawson Hybrid House
Continue on 44th St. to 
17.07 - U-Turn to King Drive
18.14 - Right on 31st St.
18.64 - Enter Bike Path on 31st St
Return via Lakefront Path
 - Exit at North Ave.
 - Right into N. Clark St.
 - Left onto N. Lincoln Ave
- Left onto Webster Ave.
28.68 - arrive at 1113 W Webster

Missed ride this morning


     Couldn't help but sleep in this morning.  Sorry if you showed up to the ride.  Perhaps it'd be best if people rsvp'd to let me know if people will be there.


Monday, July 13, 2009

My profile

I thought I'd post some of my experience as a cyclist.  

I started out as a messenger.  I worked in NYC and Chicago.  I've been part of the Chicago Courier's Union from the first meeting about 4 years ago.  I have ridden in many alley cats and raced with XXX in 2001 2002 20004.

I have done overnight camping a couple times.  



I was at Clybourn and Division on Saturday at 7.10 but got partying Saturday night at Tour de Fat and The Gallery Block party on Armitage.  My "girlfriend" was playing a show.  Had to ride back to Winnetka, so couldn't get up in the morning. 

The map was not saved correctly.  Will remake.  I welcome comments on the ride maps.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Twitter messages

I decided to try and use twitter to make updates, ala being late this morning.  My username is fastvenison (deer are my spiritual ancestors.)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ride tomorrow

I will ride tomorrow at 7am and again on Sunday.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back in the saddle this weekend

I plan on riding again this Saturday. I apologize for last weekend, but the trip was more difficult than I thought. I hope that this is not a preview of what the trip will be like. \-Nate

Saturday, July 4, 2009

In the middle of a ride

I couldn't be at the ride today because I am still on my mini tour. I rode 130 miles north and camped out one night. I didn't realize it would take as long as it did to get here, so I couldn't make it back today. Sorry

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Indiana Dunes

     Team Circadia will be going to the Indiana Dunes tomorrow and coming back Friday in time for Fat Tire fest.  The other party is not able to make it tomorrow, so I will be going solo.  She has band practice.  
I will be taking South Chicago Blv. to the trail system that goes to the Indiana Dunes.  Unless someone can suggest a better route through scary Gary.


Thought I would post a book to help inspire those seeking to join this ride or start their own.  "Planetwalker" was written in thr 70s by John Francis, PhD.  It details a similar adventure around the US and Central America.

The "Cabrini Greens"

Seeing as how the new weekly ride will be at Clybourn and Division,  It could be called the "Cabrini" Green Ride.