Downtown Lunch Meet-Up

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Shawn
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Last summer, I met Stu, Edmunds and Dave T for a quck bite to eat downtown over lunch. I was wondering if any board member that work downtown would like to do something similar soon – helps to put a face to the name. And quite honestly, you don’t really get to talk too much during rides.

Just to throw out a date, how about Friday, March 8th? Depending on the response we can discuss a place to go. And I’d imagine we’d do it in the traditional lunch timeframe. We can keep it low-key and even hit a food court to save $$$. Let me know your thoughts.

Shawn

  • This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  Shawn.

StuInMcCandless
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Sounds good. Last time, we didn’t even use bikes. The 4 of us mentioned above work within about 500 feet of one another (Grant/Fifth/Forbes area), but anyone within an easy walk or quick ride would be quite welcome.


dmtroyer
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I’m actually no longer downtown but would consider a special trip! or we could do our own in East Liberty… (googlers, cough cough)


byogman
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I’ll definitely be there. Venue doesn’t matter to me unless they’re hostile to me brown bagging.


StuInMcCandless
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What we did before was buy food at one place then walk down to Market Square and found a table, so brown bagging would be fine if we did that again. I may be brown bagging it myself.


edmonds59
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I’ll be around, I’m in for whatever.


Mikhail
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I am in.


helen s
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I could maybe do this, but then I would miss out on my time to go through the forums and read all of the new comments.


pinky
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I’m across the river on the North Shore these days, but I’m in unless I have a bunch of meetings on my schedule.


brybot
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I’m interested, but Fridays are tough for me


flyS564
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@dmtroyer +1 east liberty area lunch. When the weather is nice I sometimes ride somewhere (usually East End Cafe), grab food and go to Frick and sit at a table in the park.


salty
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Yeah, I’m happy to take any excuse to get out of the office… downtown or e. lib or somewhere in between.


Shawn
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Ok, so looks like 3/8 works for the vast majority. I guess it’ll be too cold to sit outside, so let’s pick a food court. Any preference: Oxford, PPG or Fifth Ave??


pinky
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Oxford is pretty far for me to walk so I’d prefer Fifth or PPG if nobody else has objections. Or I could just bring a bike and make all of Downtown easily accessible.


Mick
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I’m in.

PPG food court seems pretty good to me, but I’m open to any of them.


reddan
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I’m probably in.


bikeygirl
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I’m in!
I’m up by Forbes & Grant, but can ride wherever
Oxford, PPG, Fifth all cool…


Pierce
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On an unrelated note; I saw bikegirl go into her building while I was in Jury Duty


joeframbach
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Edit: Sorry can’t make it :/


erok
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I may attempt to make this. Can’t make promises right now as I’ll be at the National Bike Summit all week and i never know what happens when i get back


Erica
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If there’s one on a Tuesday, we could check out the restaurant at the Art Institute. Good food for really cheap (the most expensive entree I’ve eaten there was $8)


bikeygirl
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Pierce! when was this? you should have said hi!


Shawn
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Going with the majority here, the next Downtown Cycling People Lunch will be held Friday, March 8 at noon in the PPG Food Court.


Mikhail
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Shawn,

Since you started it… :) We can make recurring event. Once a month like FoB? Or something like:
1. First Monday of the month near Bike PGH.
2. Second Tuesday of the month at the restaurant at the Art Institute.
3. Third Wednesday of the month at Point.
4. Forth Thursday of the month at OTB/Tazza.
5. Fifth Friday of the month at PPG Food Court.

So we can chose and join at different places.


Shawn
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I like the idea @mikhail, but quite honestly, I’ll never follow through with all that. So, unless anyone else wants to plan it, the most I have to offer is throwing something out there that works for for me when I randomly happen to think about it hahaha.


byogman
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I like the idea of getting together regularly, but more so for rides than food. Or maybe food following rides?

I’m biased, I have to brown bag and I miss so many friday/saturday rides that I’m a bit cut off. But also, for me it’s a needed wake up… I often start dragging in the afternoon.

If anyone else similarly drags and wants to consider a short easy ride (as in, no need to shower/change afterward) midday some day or even regularly I’d love to ride with you. My wake up ride was especially effective today :)


Shawn
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Bump as a reminder:

Friday, March 8 at noon in the PPG Food Court.


nochasingiguanas
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While it might be obvious who is there for this meet up, I’d like to join you and I’m afraid of walking in and trying to figure out if that group of business suits in the corner are lawyers or this meet-up. Is there a particular place everyone will be sitting? Maybe helmets can be conspicuously displayed? Help a nervous girl out.


byogman
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Marked my calendar. In the rather unlikely event there are multiple groups of cyclists, I will have my cell phone mounted to my helmet with a wire hanger, so that should be conspicuous enough :)


srpit
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I’m in. Is the food court in the main building or across the courtyard?


Shawn
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@nochasingiguanas – I feel like we will be pretty obvious, but let’s congregate at the bottom of the escalator until we have enough people with helmets/gear etc that we can’t be missed. It’s been a while since I’ve been there, so don’t remember many specific landmarks down there.

@srpit – The food court DOWNSTAIRS in the building closest to market square. There is a crazy mocha at street level. After entering, there is a escalator that will take you down to the food court.

If anyone is nervous about finding the place/group, feel free to PM for my cell number.


Vannevar
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See you there.


pinky
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Yay – I’m still in. See you all there.


Ted
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I’ll try to make it late if I can; I have a meeting until noon.


StuInMcCandless
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Yes, on the Mon side of Market Square, closer to the Point. That corner. You’ll see the Crazy Mocha. Use doors to the left, proceed to escalators. There are also entrances on Forbes and on Fourth.


edmonds59
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As of now it’s looking like it may be nice enough to ride in. Fingers crossed.


bikeygirl
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Still looking good about being there tomorrow! I’ll drag edmonds59!


StuInMcCandless
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*grouse*
Got a noon meeting scheduled at work.


Vannevar
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From an exurbanite: is there a particular way to get in/downstairs that’s more bring-the-bike-inside friendly? Should I not even attempt it? Thanks!


StuInMcCandless
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I wouldn’t even try. There really isn’t any space inside.

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