Author Topic: Topeka, KS  (Read 4628 times)

knince

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Topeka, KS
« on: August 09, 2013, 08:40:03 AM »
Judging from the obesity rate and sparse number of bike shops, it seems that I may be the only Mustache in the great capital city of Topeka, Kansas. The cost of living is low, wages are decent, and you can always see the sun set over the wheat fields. Anyone else out there?

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »
Just a few miles up the road in fact, Im over near Wichita.  And I agree, there don't seem t be many of us kicking about, cept maybe some folks who are and don't know it.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 02:53:34 PM »
Hey, another Mustachian from Topeka here!  Good (maybe not great) place to live!  Biking culture could be better,  but I do use mine to get to work!  Overweight people are all over the U.S., haven't noticed Topeka any worse than other places.  Anyone else from the area?

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 10:16:46 AM »
We are in Overbrook, but work in Topeka.  Topeka is not very good for biking.  When we used to live in town, we would bike to work sometimes.  The bus system is alright too if you have stops near you.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 02:43:45 PM »
Topeka... home of the Laffer Curve in action experiment.
I was speculating on biking to work with my husband.  His response was only if I started carrying a gun.  Guess we have a long way to go to get him converted.

On the other hand, there are several houses for sale in a 5 block radius of his new work that are insanely cheap.  Also in the area where I would bike though that makes him want me to be able to protect myself.

Is this way out of line, or is it really that dangerous in the area by the hospital?

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 10:28:59 PM »
I currently go to school at KU.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 11:42:25 PM »
I was an exchange student in Topeka, KS! Next time I visit I'd love to meet some Mustachians

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 08:09:09 AM »
AuntBecky, I think it depends on the time of day.  I don't think that is the worst area of town.  I'm not sure about a gun, but pepper spray and a phone would be good just in case.

knince

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 02:28:59 PM »
Glad to see another Topekan on the forums. Where do you live/work? I live just North of Topeka and work downtown.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 01:06:43 PM »
Topeka Worker Here.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 09:41:42 AM »
Okay, so there's what 4-5 of us here locally.   How about a meetup sometime?   Any interest- I'm up for swapping ideas/stories at a local establishment.  Post below or PM me if you have interest.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 07:50:25 AM »
If anyone lives close to Wichita...feel free to PM me.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2014, 10:08:19 PM »
I would be down for a meetup. Its getting warmer so I will throw out some Ideas.

  • Outdoor patio alcoholic refreshments at a cheap beer night.

    Fishing Grilling at Lake Shawnee (would like to learn to catch dinner!)

    Happy Hour somewhere local.

Shawnee county library is beautiful as well

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 12:32:05 AM »
I had friends in the Wichita area when I was in the States and I think many of them still live there. I'll probably make it back someday.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 04:00:21 PM »
Sent a msg out to the local folks (or at least tried to- let me know if it wasn't received), trying to move this along and see whos interested in a meetup. 

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 07:22:31 PM »
I grew up North of Topeka and my mom lives there now.  I am periodically in the area.  It is not a bad place to be - pretty good wages and housing isn't bad at all.  If it ever worked out there was an event when I am visiting, I would love to drop in.

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 11:28:21 AM »
I live in Topeka too! Not wanting to stay here forever but please do inform me of any future meet-ups!

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2014, 12:55:58 PM »
I'm in western Kansas! Probably too far to drive for a meet-up, but I feel good now knowing there are some other Kansans!

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2014, 02:43:59 PM »
I would be down for a meetup. Its getting warmer so I will throw out some Ideas.

  • Outdoor patio alcoholic refreshments at a cheap beer night.

    Fishing Grilling at Lake Shawnee (would like to learn to catch dinner!)

    Happy Hour somewhere local.

Shawnee county library is beautiful as well

Topeka people still interested in a meetup?  Blind Tiger has a nice deck and $1 off beer Mondays.  Blue Moose has great happy hour specials.  Grilling would be fun at Lake Shawnee.  I don't think I would eat fish out of there, but I know some other great fishing spots.
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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 07:54:20 PM »
Jasman and I had a meetup a couple of weeks ago (hes the only one who responded to my previous invitation). PM me if you want in on the next one.  Happy to add others who are interested!

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Re: Topeka, KS
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 03:30:23 PM »
Looks like it's been awhile since the last meeting of the Topeka mustachians.. anyone interested in setting one up?