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

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wayfinder
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<i>Maybe we can make it a more regular thing?<i>

I’d definitely come again. Although, Mondays are good for me; most nights aren’t.

I went to the annual fundraiser in August, which was dazzling, but not something where you’d get to know anybody. I like the idea of meet-ups, and OTB is a no-brainer.


stefb
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haha todd. you can be on our team again next time. chris pollack’s anal warts is gonna be the team name next time.


cburch
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Obviously he should wash the butt plugs more. Also there are at least 5-10 of us there every Monday night. Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to join us there!


reddan
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Obviously he should wash the butt plugs more.

High on the list of “phrases I never expected to see on the board.”

And $DEITY help whoever reads that, followed by Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to join us there!, without the prior context…


myddrin
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So I take it that cpollack’s buttplugs won the trivia contest?

I was on team Fire Away, but both of us left after the drawing. We were in 2nd place at that point, but both needed to get home. :(


kdisharoon
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What’s that salty, are you unhappy with our team’s third place finish for trivia? Fine, I didn’t want you on my team anyway. Next week the butt plugs are going down, in a sense anyway.

It was very nice to meet and talk with some of you and I look forward to more gatherings!

Hope everyone enjoyed the cookies and brownies I brought. Thanks for eating them and preventing me from overdosing on chocolate this week.


erok
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is this chris’


reddan
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is this chris’

Has it been washed? If so, probably not.


gimpPAC
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….understatement….

oh geeze, poor choice of words…

Thanks for not barfing on me Noah…it’s much appreciated.

dwillen, you are a champion drinker…you had what, 5 of those 10% Duck Rabbits??


dwillen
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I think it was 4, but they were those tiny glasses. “champion drinker” isn’t really a reputation I’d like to have, so I better take it easy next Monday. I will say that I didn’t feel at the top of my game yesterday.


Kayla
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Haha, Dan, did you see any orange signs on your way home?


dwillen
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I did, but I didn’t have nearly enough Duck Rabbits to call those out.

You should upload that video to youtube!


gimpPAC
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Kayla, did I actually meet you, or did I just wear your name tag for much of the time?

The musical name tags was probably my favorite part of the evening… check out this picture:


Erica
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oh man, those name tags saved me from going home within 20 minutes of arriving. I was too shy to talk to anyone, and finally asked for a nametag, and then people kind of knew who I was. I think the trash can at e carson and 2rd is wearing my name tag, or at least was when I caught a bus there.


Mick
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I thought the name tags were great. I got to meet people that I otherwise would not have met. I saw RF, for example but didn’t get a chance to sit with her.

The tag switching? I suppose if you want to separate the group into an in-group and a not-so-in group, it’s really cool.


edmonds59
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dwillen, multiple personalities?


Noah Mustion
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great shot. sums up the evening quite tidily.


gimpPAC
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Mick, that was a couple hours and a few beers into it, so we got to know who everyone was before it all went haywire. :) I was glad for them too, I’m pretty horrible at names and such. And I did get to meet Kayla, I just also have a horrible short term memory.

(ps dwillen, didn’t mean to suggest you were a lush or anything… I do appreciate your taste for good beer! – even though I’m not a fan of the hoppy stuff myself)


Kayla
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Dan, I would, but the star of the video might not be too happy about it!

Tricia–I was wearing Chris Pollack’s nametag most of the night, I think. I was not, however, the buttplug trivia team’s namesake!


racedoug
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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.”

For me, when I read about the meet up I thought, maybe I will go. I mean I read the board everyday, have not posted much but I do read every post. I have not been on many rides but I have seen a few of the members when I am out and about and in a strange way feel that I know them even tho we have never met so it would be fun to actually meet some of the people I have “talked” with on here.

Those thoughts led me to thinking, yeah but its on a Monday? and back to the fact that I’m on the shy side….Monday? Really? Its cold outside. Ugh, Monday.

I pretty much made my mind up that I was not going to go just like I don’t go on rides or other meet up’s etc..even tho I would love to. I think it is just me being lazy for no good reason. On the other hand I have been thinking about stepping up and actually doing more things instead of just reading about them. I want to be more active in the Pittsburgh biking community and in biking in general.

But its Monday? Oh good grief.

Saturday morning I did my normal thing, drinking my first cup of coffee and reading the board when I saw that it was not only going to be a meet up but a benefit for Nate, thats when the light bulb came on. Its time for me to get off my ass!

To me there was no better time or reason to start, helping a fellow biker.

So that was my long ramble about why I came out and had a blast even tho my shy side was in full effect…hahha. I WILL be out more and ride more this year!!

@edmonds59 I didn’t even see you there! FYI There is already talk of another rat rod ride in the spring.


Noah Mustion
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racedoug-

have we met? I’m thinking yes?


Nick D
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Mick, I started the name tag switching just to make you and the other not-so-in group feel not-so-in…. ;-)


racedoug
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I feel bad saying it but I don’t think so, like I said I have not been on many rides.

hmmm let me think, I did the pedal pittsburgh ride(just the short one), went to the Lost Cyclist book signing, I was a vendor at the I Made it Market a few weeks ago, maybe we met at one of those?

Now that I am off my ass tho if we have not met I’m sure we will!!!


edmonds59
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Racedoug, I know, I saw your comments and realized I hadn’t seen you! I didn’t circulate much, I was too busy downing burger.

I need to post a pic of something I was working on ;)


Noah Mustion
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okay racedoug i for some reason thought you were someone else – either way yes i’m sure we’ll be on the same ride at some time. do say hi.

and ah, bill, sorry for dropping so many f-bombs around the youngin’…


CPollack
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Sheeeeesh, i’m glad i checked back into this thread and seen that it steered back away from our awful team name..haha.


bikeygirl
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Name-tag switching was the bomb! But I I would like to add that it was I who started the name-tag misinformation!! ;D

How many ‘BikeGirls’ were there at the end of the night? :)

@dan: Haha! You were pretty happy-toasted when I left! @miasme -don’t sell EEB growlers to Dan down at the brewery if you see him!! @Noah looked like he was about to explode from food, @Tricia, Steph & Sarah were the most poised and coherent ladies, @Edmonds -for some reason you & your son looked rather confused to me(?) Perhaps it was ’cause of watching the Tron movie previously?, @nick I just heard ninja this & that, and @stu looked rather cold when he got there!!! :)

@Swalfort : great meeting & talking to you! I think that at that point of the night things were rather chaotic and too many jokes & good conversations were going on :)

Who else did I see? Rsprake, CBurch’s red beard, Kayla, Ejewme, Salty, Joe, Caitlin, Cpollack, DanC TD, Everhart, Sloaps…. hrm, and plenty of other people who I remember their faces from FOC and other rides, but who I don’t know their names.

Now, may I mention that the only usual faces that were not there were Steph-hoop girl, Molly, & RobC –blame the lack of photos on Rob, unofficial FOC photographer, not being there!

Lastly, THANK YOU LOLLY for all the last minute coordination you had to do for the raffle & charity in Nathan’s support. I know you were looking for a non-working night, but for what is worth, you were AMAIZING at how everything went well!!

And also, THANK YOU OTB for tapping that secret stash of EEB Pedal Pale Alle!!! It was delicious!! –I happened to have the first pint of it for the night, and it sure brought back Summer memories :)

Thank you everyone – Thank you BikePgh!!! AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! May more collaborative & great events may come in the 2011 year!!!

(sorry if I sound cheesy but biking in Pittsburgh & meeting fellow cyclists was one of the highlights for me this year :)


edmonds59
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Noah, no big deal, you should hear his mother! :}

just kidding honey.


racedoug
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edmonds59, I can’t wait to see what you are working on!!!!!

I picked up a 59′ JC Higgins that I’m workin on for the rat rides.


Noah Mustion
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Yeah, Rob’s camera was conspicously absent. Probably for the better…

Also missed other Chris and Charles… I’m pretty sure they’re out of town.


edmonds59
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Bikey, wasn’t confusion, we had just seen the Life Cycles movie, and in my head I was still imagining myself bombing off jumps in slow motion in the deep, deep woods. Awesome.

racedoug, just an old non-antique Target Huffy bucket I’m fiddling with:

Didn’t see Diamondbacklover, either, where was that man?


racedoug
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NICE APES!!! Where did you find them?

Yeah I was hoping to meet him too, I read his blog all the time.


edmonds59
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Kraynick’s. Found out that re-cabling a twist shifter is a PITA, also.


racedoug
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Sweet. You could have made it a stick shift like those old 20″ schwinns


edmonds59
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Yep, had one, it had occurred to me.


racedoug
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Speaking of bombing off jumps….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwTkaLD-rPU


cburch
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Anytime you or your kids want to give downhill a try let me know and I’ll be happy to show you around seven springs. Its a great place to start out and practice.


Pseudacris
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I’m chiming in late here, but wanted to say I had a fine time meeting some of the “faces behind the gravatars.” I won a raffle item – woo! It enabled me to buy delicious OTB burgers for myself, bikelove + rubberfactory. I still have enough left over for one good (or 2 cheap) beer(s). This is a fun bunch of people!

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