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  • #10746

    jw
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    Redbirds are out of town, so downtown start/finish should be reasonable.  6 pm since it’s still getting darker, earlier (damn eclipse!).

    NEW:  we’re settling on Morgan Street Brewery for this week.  6 pm.  Post yer intent.

     

    we were considering several other spots, but there are still plenty of weeks in the schedule ahead…

    Two controversial choices (gootch), and a new option:

    Bailey’s Range, 920 Olive http://baileysrange.com

    Morgan Street Brewery, 721 N. 2nd Street (Laclede’s Landing) http://www.morganstreetbrewery.com

    or Sugarfire Smoke House BBQ, 605 Washington http://www.sugarfiresmokehouse.com

    Choices?  I haven’t been to Morgan Street, and it does fit the “brewery” category.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  jw.
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  jw.
  • #10748

    Donaldo
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    Not sure, maybe Morgan Street?, just my 2 cents…

  • #10749

    jw
    Moderator

    decision by 1:00 pm.  Right now it’s 2 votes (4 cents) for Morgan Street.

  • #10751

    jw
    Moderator

    For new potential riders to TNR – we ride an urban course from Turtle Park (at Forest Park) to the Arch, and back, but usually start (and finish) somewhere in-between at a restaurant that offers a good variety of craft beer & food.  We try to move it around, and not concentrate in one area.  We have spots in downtown St. Louis, near SLU, in CWE, Dogtown, and in the Grove.  We normally go counterclockwise, west on Washington (more or less), and east on Market (more or less).  If we start/finish in the Grove, we return on Choteau (which has a bike lane).  The total distance is roughly 15 miles, and while we might take a bit over 90 minutes to finish, don’t let the average pace fool you.  We have some very competitive riders that race through Forest Park, and you are invited to keep up with them.  And then there are a few of us that take more time.  We stop occasionally for the peleton to catch up.  And of course there are all those pesky stop lights & some traffic.  You should also have lights on front and back, as it is starting to get dark near the end of the ride.  Bright colors and reflective vests also improve your visibility.

    If you plan to come, please post or text, as we will wait for a late poster, but if we don’t know you are coming, you’ll have to catch up.

  • #10754

    Bilbo
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    I’m there.

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