A Completely Informal Message Board Meetup: 12- 20 / Fundraiser for Cyclist…

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wayfinder
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This was a great event.

…met and talked to a bunch of folks for the first time, including sloaps, rsprake, erok, Pseudacris, StuInMcCandless, ejwme, joeframbach, and RickyTickyTac. (Sure I forgot someone) …said hi to a bunch more.

Good thing there’s parking meters on that block!


BradQ
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Sorry to have not really met anyone new there this evening. I was there for about half an hour as unexpected stuff throughout the day had me in another headspace, and really hungry. The packed bar and lack of seating kept me from getting anything to eat, and the trivia PA ending up sending me out looking for some other eats. Never made it back.

Looked like a successful night!


salty
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Great to see everyone! Huge props to lolly for putting this together on such short notice.


dwillen
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Thanks for biking up Greenfield Ave with me Salty. I still think it was a fantastic idea.

Thanks Bike-PHG people for putting it on, especially Lolly!

I’m glad we raised some money for Nathan’s bills.


stefb
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yeah it was fun. good trivia team names.


cburch
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FYI we raised a little over $1700 for Nathan tonight!


bikeygirl
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Woohooo!!!!!


Erica
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nice.

I take it you did NOT get lost?

I did, just not too badly. once I got off panther hollow trail, I ended up I don’t know where a few times.


edmonds59
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That was a great time. I didn’t chat a lot since after the burger and beverage I was just ready to chill. And my head was still kind of into that movie. But what a great feeling.

I am so going out in the woods on Sun.


ejwme
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Hubby and I stopped by and got to meet a few people, sorry we ditched early, I had a ridiculous AM meeting. It was fantastic to see everybody, but it reminded me – I need to go on more rides :D


myddrin
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Wow! $1700! I was there, but by the time I arrived I was only able to stake out a little space at the bar…so I didn’t get to meet very many people. :( Had a great time with those I did, though.

Did win a clock though, which is going up in my office!


Swalfoort
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@Gimp – what is that saying about the best of intentions????? Didn’t I see you sitting next to Noah MOST of the evening? Oh well, it looked like he was behaving himself (yet having fun).


Lolly
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Thanks for everyone for coming out! I was scrambling around for most of the time doing logistical things (!) but I was so so impressed and excited to see how fast and easily people came out to help another cyclist.

It was also really great to see lots of people I haven’t met yet in person.

We’ll definitely do this again sometime in the new year, perhaps with less hectic circumstances. Next time I will not be holding a screechy microphone!


erok
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there was def an all-star cast there last night. wish i coulda met everyone


thehistorian
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Wish I could have been there.


StuInMcCandless
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I’m generally not the bar-going sort, but I did want to connect some faces and names, as well as support the cause. I think I can now identify a few more of y’uns on sight. Had I been able to hear myself think I might’ve been more sociable. Still, it was cool to win a bunch of bike things in the raffle. I’ve already worn the Dirt Rag sweatshirt while shopping at Northway Mall!


bikeygirl
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Did anyone take any photos?

EDIT: I was abit overhelmed with everyone there! And wish I would have put more msg-board names w/actual faces -but I think I did ok!

Ultimately, and to second Noah, GREAT party (thanks Lolly!), and an exceptional group of people :)


Noah Mustion
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that party was top notch. you all are great. i should have moved around and socialized with more people but i was too busy holding court with my groupon-enabled bingefest. i think i OD’d on seitan


erok
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ooooo the gluten bomb. been there.


Bikelove2010
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what an awesome night ! ! ! !


erok
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indeed. i want everyone to know that was my first “internet meetup”


BradQ
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Behind the times Erok. I think my first internet meetup was in 1996, but it was more a local BBS meetup since only a few of us knew what the internet really was.


caitlin
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this gathering of good folks made me more excited for the february gathering, especially because february is MISERABLE and we need more fun things then.

way to rally pittsburgh bike community. im always impressed by you!


gimpPAC
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indeed. i want everyone to know that was my first “internet meetup”

Mine too Erok! Twas a fun time. It was great getting to know some people from the board and I’m glad we raised some good money for Nathan. :)


eMcK
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Stu, thanks for representing in the Dirt Rag wear!

Good times, glad to get out and about. Packed house at the theatre, packed house at the bar, pleasant ride home through the park.


Noah Mustion
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what’s the february meetup? same deal?

my first internet meetup was in 02. it was a music festival put on by a certain band for their message board members’ bands to play. “stockage” in fort collins… it was amazing


edmonds59
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So, I’m a curious one, obviously a phenomenal night out as eric said, what do you suppose it was that got everyone to leave their warm sofas en masse?

Obviously the opportunity to help the guy who got banged brought people out.

Synergy between the movie and OtB? That added to it for me.

The holiday season, people just more ready to party?

Time of the week? (Monday, really?)

The full moon?

I’m thinking on this for future events.


erok
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i’d put beer on that list


dwillen
Participant
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The venue maybe?

There are a decent number of us (3 to 12) that show up at OTB on every single Monday evening for the $5 burgers anyway.


miasme
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definitely fun. great meeting and putting names to faces.

as for incentives to go:

-local charity fund raiser

-dinner + beer

-fun people, fun place

-on my way home

and the obligatory: my coworker bikeygirl would have given me so much crap for not attending :p

(although it would all have been: taco taco burrito taco guac)


Erica
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got 3 hours of sleep after that, worked 4:30-4, just got home, and I am exhausted.

Wouldn’t undo the party, but the work, maybe.

Also, thanks to pseudacris for buying my burger!


stefb
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yeah i am also tired. didn’t get home until 12:30. totally worth it. good to see people. i was a little too into trivia and probably should have socialized more (yay Chris Pollack’s Buttplugs!). i should have taken pictures. lots of people there. i hope someone did take pictures.


Greasefoot
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Im bummed I missed it. I’m going to eventually make it to one of these events.


bikeygirl
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ยก Burrito burrito burrito, chimichanga taco burrito gordita ! Ok?

:D


Noah Mustion
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Hey RF I’m with you. I had to get up super early today so I only got 3 hours of sleep. I was still drunk when I awoke… ehhh….

But I didn’t vom like promised! Sorry to disappoint ya Tricia!


Nick D
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It was great getting to know some people

…understatement…


Noah Mustion
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oh no you di’n’t!!!

(i had the same thought)


Swalfoort
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Hey, a special thanks to BikeyGirl for suggesting the gathering in the first place, and to Lilly or ? Who morphed it into a fundraiser for Nathan.


Bikelove2010
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“Also, thanks to pseudacris for buying my burger!”

second that!

I kind of felt like I was on a blind date for a minute. Nice job to all who helped make it a fundraiser! I think it was a nice event besides the fundraiser also. Maybe we can make it a more regular thing?


salty
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f*** cpollack’s buttplugs

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