For those who do a three-week taper (that would include me), this is the last week in our training buildup to the Chicago Marathon.
Wednesday: Who is in for BCC on Wednesday? I like 5 by 1 mile. Of course, those heading to PDR will have a different agenda.
Saturday: Someone else can propose a Saturday meet up at the store. I have class on Saturday from now through eternity, which means I now have to get started at an ungodly hour.
Sunday: I say we meet at CCT parking lot in Bethesda. The route is ~22 miles, but there is a way to shorten it for people who don't want to go that far. You head south on CCT til the end of the towpath; take the bike trail along Rock Creek Pkwy until you hit the zoo; follow Beach Drive, pass The Line; turn right on East-West Highway and left on Grubb; take Georgetown Branch Trail back to the starting point. (I had to double check the details with Klim; last time we did this, Dirk picked it up somewhere in Rock Creek Park and Klim hung on and I think I nearly blacked out. Anyway ...)
Chicago: This is just one option for dinner the night before, but I'm suggesting Frankies at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It used to be called Tucci Benucch -- but the new name is so much more Jersey! -- and I've eaten here a couple times. Good Italian food, not expensive. Pasta: yes. It's at 900 N. Michigan ... in a mall; you go up an escalator. Let me know if you want to go and I'll make a reservation.