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DOPOLI

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Austin, TX meet-up
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:34:26 PM »
Hi everyone- I'm fairly new to both Austin and this forum. Anyone interested in a meet-up?

From looking at the archives, it looks like about a year has past since the last Austin meet-up, so it might be a good time to connect people in Austin.

Let me know if/ when interested, and I'll set something up.

Thanks!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 10:57:07 AM »
I'm in. Let me know when and where.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 05:52:06 AM »
My husband and I are in, too!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 08:44:38 AM »
I would be interested!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 03:12:38 PM »
Count me in!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 06:42:19 AM »
Looks like the OP hasn't been back since the 30th...

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up (Thurs. Nov 6)
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 06:51:40 AM »
Sorry for being out for a while! My wife is traveling for work quite a bit this month, so I need to take care of the kids in the evening. How does November sound for a meet-up?

Does Thurs. Nov. 6 work? Maybe we can do 7pm at Bennu coffee shop (2001 E MLK). Let me know if you're in or have other suggestions on time/place! Looks like there's only a few people, so I'm hoping everyone can come. Looking forward to it!


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 09:39:41 PM »
Cool!.
I think we could make it to Austin by 7pm :)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 11:53:52 AM »
Awesome- Rezdent!

Let me know if anyone else can make it, or if an alternative time/place works better.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 05:31:11 PM »
I have a work event the evening of November 6, but could do either November 4 or 5.

Thanks for organizing!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up- now 11/5
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 11:58:10 AM »
Wed, November 5th works for me. 7pm at Bennu still okay?

Please let me know if anyone else is up for it!! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 07:42:59 AM »
We are up for meeting next week! See you at Bennu!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 01:52:10 PM »
Sorry folks- I can't make it next Wed Nov 5th.
My wife has a work event in the evening, so I need to stay home with our kids.
Maybe we can do it another time, or feel free to meet without me.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2014, 06:04:08 PM »
Bummer! Surely we can move it back a little so everyone can make it. How does the 12th or 13th work for everyone?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 03:33:45 PM »
Hey guys, I would be interested in meeting up. I nominate a meeting at Frankenbike Saturday Dec 27th. If you are mustachian, you like bikes and this is best place to find parts, bikes, and talk with cool like minded people. Lets say 11am. Its going to be at yellow bike project this month. Ill be selling parts, with my longtail homebuilt ebike.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2014, 09:21:41 AM »
I'm from Wichita KS but I'll be in the Austin area over Christmas (20th-30th). It would be fun to meet some people.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2015, 10:38:56 AM »
Hey guys, I would be interested in meeting up. I nominate a meeting at Frankenbike Saturday Dec 27th. If you are mustachian, you like bikes and this is best place to find parts, bikes, and talk with cool like minded people. Lets say 11am. Its going to be at yellow bike project this month. Ill be selling parts, with my longtail homebuilt ebike.

Like this idea.  Perhaps schedule a mustachian meetup before/after Frankenbike each month.
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2015, 11:04:52 AM »
http://frankenbike.net/. Is Jan 31st at yellow jacket social club. I didn't go last month due to poor weather. But I should be there this time, with parts to sell. Females get free tun-ups from the LBS.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2015, 02:52:47 PM »
Count one more for interested in an ATX meetup. Did it happen in December post-Frankenbike? Are folks rallying around Jan Frankenbike?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2015, 09:51:26 AM »
I would be interested in Austin meet-up as well!  I don't ride a bike so I will likely skip the Frankenbike,
but I would attend a different event!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2015, 12:39:05 PM »
I'm interested.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2015, 01:13:46 PM »
Also interested. Glad to see a few others. For what it's worth a park is always a winner. Play structures for kids, picnic area / tables for adults, water, open space etc...

For consideration: if anyone is South of Town Lake, then Little Zilker is pretty fabulous. Northwards, Ramsey Park is pretty good. Both offer reliably easy parking or roads with bike lanes to get to, and plenty of flat green space with known working water fountains and play + shade structures. They're my favorite family weekend day haunts...

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2015, 12:04:14 PM »
Frankenbike has been rescheduled to neat Sunday the 8th at Yellow Jacket Social Club. I didn't go to the December one due to rain. I am looking forward to going because I have bike parts to sell! Craigslist is not great for small stuff, but I've sold a bunch on there.

I would be up for a different venue too. But to me, I want to do productive stuff (such as selling bike parts).
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2015, 10:11:57 PM »
Also interested. Glad to see a few others. For what it's worth a park is always a winner. Play structures for kids, picnic area / tables for adults, water, open space etc...

For consideration: if anyone is South of Town Lake, then Little Zilker is pretty fabulous. Northwards, Ramsey Park is pretty good. Both offer reliably easy parking or roads with bike lanes to get to, and plenty of flat green space with known working water fountains and play + shade structures. They're my favorite family weekend day haunts...

Great idea. 
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2015, 09:28:28 AM »
New to Austin, and new to the forums here Ö are there any more meet ups in the work? I'd be interested.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2015, 10:25:04 AM »
I'll be in Austin over Labor Day weekend (+ or - a few days). I'll join in if you guys have a meet-up.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2015, 10:19:27 AM »
Maybe someone just needs to take this meet up bull by the 'stache. (see how I mixed abuncha metaphors:)

How about we meet at Ramsey Park, 4201 Burnet Rd, 6pm Saturday September 5th.
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/ramsey-pool
Let's make it a brown bag instead of pot luck, since there's no way of knowing how many will show up.

We are 2 who will show up. Please reply if you are IN. Or to propose a different date/place.
Andrew & Sarah S.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2015, 10:55:56 AM »
I'm interested in coming, but probably not on a Saturday.  Any week day in the evening would be something I'd be interested in attending. 
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2015, 10:07:42 AM »
I'll try to make the long weekend get together.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2015, 01:00:12 PM »
Let me run that by the husband's work schedule - should be okay!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2015, 02:29:21 PM »
I'm "IN" for the 5th at Ramsey. Is there a pavilion or land mark that's easy to find?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2015, 09:15:00 AM »
On Google Maps, it appears as though there's a series of concrete benches near an ampitheater that might be your best bet on a Friday afternoon. (The only other option with seating/cover is the playground.)

I might attend.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2015, 03:14:36 PM »
Barring disaster, I'm in. Possibly with my wife and two children.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2015, 08:00:27 PM »
In - one person.  Thanks for restarting this!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2015, 12:35:11 PM »
is this still happening on the 5th? I'm new to Austin and definitely interested!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2015, 07:25:14 AM »
It appears so. Bonus: It's not a hundred degrees.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2015, 09:08:31 PM »
I made it to Austin tonight so I'm still in. Keep an eye out for a lost and uglier version of the transporter/Bruce Willis ;-)

I'll be looking for this:
On Google Maps, it appears as though there's a series of concrete benches near an amphitheater that might be your best bet on a Friday afternoon. (The only other option with seating/cover is the playground.)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2015, 01:10:39 PM »
I'm going to have to bow out. We won a pretty cool little entertainment package for the whole family that we'll be using tomorrow instead. Hope y'all have fun, and I'll keep an eye out for the next meetup.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2015, 05:48:38 AM »
Looking forward to the meet up today at Ramsey Park.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2015, 09:43:10 AM »
Looks like I may miss tonight - woke up just now (gah!) and have a terrible head cold. Where did it come from? No idea Ö but no desire to share that around. See you all at the next one!!

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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2015, 05:11:23 PM »
Looks like I may miss tonight - woke up just now (gah!) and have a terrible head cold. Where did it come from? No idea … but no desire to share that around. See you all at the next one!!

I just got to Austin on Thursday and woke up in the morning with the same bug. I thought it was allergies but I'm still fighting it. I had plans to show today but after running around most of the day I had to bail. Sorry folks I just didn't have it in me and thought I better rest so I can enjoy the rest of my week.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2015, 04:29:05 PM »
Luckily, three Mustachians did go to the meetup, and had a good time. 

As far as I know, no one brought or passed on any colds.  Fresh watermelon was shared, also chocolate chip cookies, perched on cool limestone.  Family talk and personal stories bubbled around while other users of the park bounced basketballs and picnicked.  Bits of finance mixed with occasional adventures in work from the perspective of our Mustachian band and a variety of other stories.  By the time dusk brought our conversation to a close, everyone seemed interested in continuing and adding to the new tribe - by meeting again, maybe next month.

One thing mentioned was that some of the commenters had wished for a week day instead of weekend day.  Possibly some people will do only one or the other; maybe we could alternate.

So, would anyone who wants a weekday (or weekday evening) meetup like to step up by proposing a day in early October?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2015, 05:49:37 AM »
The Saturday meetup was fun. Enjoyed meeting everyone. Weather was good. The brown bag worked well. Look forward to the next one.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2015, 10:15:58 AM »
Darn. I just missed this! Count me in for the next one!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2015, 10:05:00 AM »
Me too, would love to be involved in the next one!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2015, 08:31:34 AM »
My fiance and I moved to (south) Austin about a year ago, would be fun to meet some new people. Count us in for the next one of these if we can make it :)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2015, 09:14:53 PM »
Wife and I would like to check out group as well. 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2015, 12:01:02 PM »
If there is a meeting going on,  I'd like to come along as well.  thanks!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2015, 08:51:06 PM »
Posting to follow for the next Austin meet-up.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2016, 06:21:18 PM »
It is about time for another Austin meet-up with fellow Mustachians and FIRE-minded friends.

How about a weekday evening this time.

To determine which evening and time is good for you, please take the poll: http://doodle.com/poll/ezpdvd9y9cper9g6

I am thinking a trailer food park or coffee shop in central Austin somewhere off MoPac with warm coffee, tea or hot chocolate: Mozart's Coffee Roasters, Cafe Medici, Houndstooth Coffee, Monkey Nest Coffee, etc. As long it is relatively easy to get to for those north and south, and fits in with the frugal life style. Any suggestions?

Looking forward to meeting everyone.