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Cycling Fri Oct 22 2010

CAMBR Poker/BBQ Ride

The lovely folks of CAMBR (Chicago-Area Mountain Bikers) are hosting tomorrow, Saturday, October 23 a "poker" ride at 10 a.m. in the Palos Forest Preserve with an itinerary full of scary-sounding events like the "limbo" and "death spiral." The "clunker toss" we know as the tossing of a Huffy, Ross, or other generic and shoddily-made bicycle as far as possible while also consuming mass quantities of beer.

Oh, yes, beer... the consumption of which will be highly encouraged and will go nicely with the reported large amounts of roasted pork available. Yes, a pig roast/BBQ will feature among tomorrow's highlights.

The event will start at the grassy hill, with parking at the Wolf Road lot.


For this CX racing fix, the party moves to Bartlett's Sunrise Park. This race is the home of the infamous "Heckle Hill" which was so fondly remembered by all the Cat. 4 racers who endured a wall of screaming hooligans waving bacon in their faces. The weather this weekend is finally something that approximates CX-specific conditions and should provide a sloppy good time to all participants.

And with this race comes the realization that the ChiCrossCup series is halfway over. If you're holding out trying a CX race, you really should put in an effort to hit up one of these events before Montrose. Gotta get your practice in and all that.

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