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McDonald's Chicago L.A.T.E Ride - CycleOther


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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Friends of the Park
60F / 16C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

It's a leisurely bike so me and my friend, Michael pretty much did nothing but check out the free stuff!
Event warmup:

We biked back and forth to the car to drop off various items we got. (packet, free stuff, map..lol)
Bike
  • 00m
  • 25 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Comments:

I had so much fun doing this ride. They stated there were 10,000 biking!! Roads were closed and my wave actually got to start moving approximately 2AM! Seeing the Chicago sights at nighttime was amazing and there were soo many people! As I mentioned before, it was a leisurely route but I wouldn't mind it to be less crowded and faster!! Oh, and it was HILARIOUS watching those leaving the bars at bar time! SO many interesting random things we saw......bar folks, cars stuck in the mix of 10,000 bikers, crack heads, a guy wearing a kilt biking, people trying to run with the bikers, nazi course marshalls....the list goes on......
Sponsored by McDonalds and Live music but ending at sunrise at the Fountain downtown Chicago.........priceless!
:)
What would you do differently?:

Now that I know where to park and the course...not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Strecthed and had some McDonalds FREE breakfast........well, they gave away bagels, apples spears, juice and cookies. And biked to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

10,000 bikers

Event comments:

Being in the middle of 10,000 bikers on Chicago's Lakefront was an experience!




Last updated: 2008-07-13 12:00 AM
Biking
00:00:00 | 25 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Closed down some major rodes for us bikers, also included the lakeshore bike route and started and began at the Fountain.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2008-07-13 11:51 AM

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Champion
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Subject: McDonald's Chicago L.A.T.E Ride


2008-07-13 5:24 PM
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Elite
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If I am ever in town for this I want to do this. Downtown Chicago after 3am is so nice. Everything is empty and you can just drive around.
2008-07-13 8:49 PM
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Subject: RE: McDonald's Chicago L.A.T.E Ride
That was different, and fun!  Cool!
2008-07-14 9:20 AM
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aarondavidson - 2008-07-13 5:24 PM

If I am ever in town for this I want to do this. Downtown Chicago after 3am is so nice. Everything is empty and you can just drive around.


It really was! Bikers literally TOOK OVER Chicago that night!!
2008-07-14 9:21 AM
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Subject: RE: McDonald's Chicago L.A.T.E Ride
1stTimeTri - 2008-07-13 8:49 PM

That was different, and fun!  Cool!


Thanks Phil..it was awesome..I should post pics soon!
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