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post #1 of 13
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On my way back to Pa for my annual fall visit home. I had the privilege of staying with Wildcat, and his family for a couple days in chicago. Its pretty cool to see the skyline, and more people than I have ever seen in my life. I also had possiably the best pizza I have ever had in my life at a place mike described as mediocre.

Saturday we rode along a nice and shady and smooth bike path right from his house. BTW riding on the streets in chicago is slightly more dangerous than riding from my house in sandy, Ut. The bike paths are intended for fairly fast travel and are actually quite entertaining. Mike is by far the fastest comfort bike rider I have ever met but I think he wished his old schwinn didnt flat at his house.

Sunday we went down Lakeshore drive and I was able to get some great pictures of the City from that bike path and also watching the chicago Tri, and the local natural scenery.

Chicago from north on the lake front.


Looking back from Navy Pier, in the middle is the new "Trump Tower"


The southern skyline


The less crowded part of the lakeshore bike path.
post #2 of 13
What, no pictures from the bleachers of Wrigley Field or comments on true Chicago hot dogs or Italian beef sandwiches or the largest impressionist art collection outside the Louvre? If I were you I'd get a different tour guide next time.
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What, no pictures from the bleachers of Wrigley Field or comments on true Chicago hot dogs or Italian beef sandwiches or the largest impressionist art collection outside the Louvre? If I were you I'd get a different tour guide next time.
I was there for about a day.....I am sure given more time we would of got there.
post #4 of 13
Okay, maybe with only a day most of what you missed can be excused but I really find it hard to believe they didn't take you out for the sadistic pleasure of watching you try to eat an Italian beef sandwich.....the messiest sandwich in the world (and well worth the mess.)
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What, no pictures from the bleachers of Wrigley Field or comments on true Chicago hot dogs or Italian beef sandwiches or the largest impressionist art collection outside the Louvre? If I were you I'd get a different tour guide next time.
+ Were's da Uboat?
post #6 of 13
Well, Josh will just have to return and plan on a longer stay to see all the sights. Chicago can be great, and we had perfect weather, so bike riding was the primary activity. Eating was second. Sounds like a normal weekend for me.

Biking with Josh is just like skiing with Josh. He likes to have fun but will keep his speed down within the range of his friends. He could have taken off and added 5 mph to my pace at any time, but that’s not his style.

I started asking myself "why is he so much faster"? I could list the difference between Josh and myself, but in the end;

Josh is Josh, and the rest of us... we are not Josh.

Michael
post #7 of 13
Where'd you guys go for pizza?
post #8 of 13
Pizza D.O.C. on Lawrence Ave.
post #9 of 13
I loved Chicago when I visited there for a week a couple years ago.

It was nice to visit a real city for a change. Cool stuff everywhere and trains to get you there.
post #10 of 13
Nice pictures Josh...I've ridden all over that town...including right down Michigan Ave...spent a lot of time there back in my Commodity days...great town and great people...but the pizza will NEVER be the best...
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Nice pictures Josh...I've ridden all over that town...including right down Michigan Ave...spent a lot of time there back in my Commodity days...great town and great people...but the pizza will NEVER be the best...
it was made by a real italian pizza expert, not chicago style which I dont not care for.
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Nice pictures Josh...I've ridden all over that town...including right down Michigan Ave...spent a lot of time there back in my Commodity days...great town and great people...but the pizza will NEVER be the best...
Nope gotta go to New Haven for that.

post #13 of 13
Chicago is a tremendous place in the summer, but can be down right nasty in the winter. I have a sister that lives in the city, a brother in the west burbs, and I worked for a Chicago based company for a number of years. I've been there many times but really never took advantage of the many things there are to do.
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