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Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:26:30 AM »


Meet Up at Spinnaker's at 4PM for Happy Hour Friday 2 Mar 2018. Date is just to get ball rolling if folks want to suggest a different date in Mar just comment [we'll lockdown the date/time by 15 Jan 2018], but I figured it would be nice to have an early 2018 Victoria Meet Up. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 10:49:17 AM »
Posting to Follow ~ now to not plan anything this weekend like I did the last one

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 11:23:18 AM »
Posting to Follow ~ now to not plan anything this weekend like I did the last one

Google Calendar? ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 11:25:50 AM »
Can't imagine a scenario in which I won't make it to this. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 01:04:58 PM »
Can't imagine a scenario in which I won't make it to this. :)

Nice. This could be the greatest ever Victoria Meet Up!

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 02:05:24 PM »
Posting to Follow ~ now to not plan anything this weekend like I did the last one

Google Calendar? ;)

Volunteer and Community projects take precedence over MMM meetups, it was a matter of priority not scheduling :)
Yup Google Calender is all set to go and I have email notifications for this thread turned on lol
I'll do my best

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 02:18:09 PM »
You said you had forgotten about the meet up date in the other thread. That's why I suggested Google Calendar. ;)

I hope you make it! :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 07:47:53 PM »
Odds are now much better for me to make it.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
Odds are now much better for me to make it.

Ha! You are the guest of honour!

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 08:32:27 PM »
Odds are now much better for me to make it.
Ha! You are the guest of honour!

WooHoo


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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 09:37:30 PM »
Ha! You are the guest of honour!

WooHoo



Ha! Thanks guys, you rock!

I'm sorry I missed the chance to meet today's crew, but perhaps March will set another record.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 01:52:12 PM »
That date and time works for me. I'll see you guys there!

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2018, 10:53:22 AM »


A bump as this meet up is a month out now. No change to date or time. All systems go for beer and wings. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »
Pre-meet ride for anyone?
I also put it in my phone calendar this time :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2018, 09:38:07 PM »
Love seeing local members planning a meet up unfortunately I have 2 little kids. Hope you guys have fun! Maybe one day I'll be able to join when the kids are a bit older.  :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 11:43:39 AM »
Love seeing local members planning a meet up unfortunately I have 2 little kids. Hope you guys have fun! Maybe one day I'll be able to join when the kids are a bit older.  :)

Try to come anyway! Can someone else watch them for a couple hours? I also have a couple of kids, even though they're not so little anymore. DH is going to be out of town on meetup night, but I've got a plan for the kids so I can still come out.

If you come, then our meetup won't all be middle aged guys talking about mountain biking ;-)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 11:37:12 AM »
Pre-meet ride for anyone?
I also put it in my phone calendar this time :)

If the weather is decent I'm happy to ride Friday during the day. Let's coord over FB messenger. Chaplin will be working that day and I expect he will be heading home to see the family afterwards and I don't think there are any other MMM mountain bikers in the area who would be interested in riding.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 08:20:46 PM »
If the weather is terrible you should just relocate this meetup to Minneapolis MN.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 02:56:33 PM »
Hello Victoria Mustachians.
I plan to attend this meetup. I've read MMM's blog for a while, but was never proactive in the community. I'm excited and look forward to meeting fellow local mustachians for the first time! See you there.
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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 09:56:02 AM »
If the weather is terrible you should just relocate this meetup to Minneapolis MN.

Ha! That offer would be more tempting if it was not winter in MN. Although I am sure the warmth of your company would make up for the snow and ice.  ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 09:56:36 AM »
Hello Victoria Mustachians.
I plan to attend this meetup. I've read MMM's blog for a while, but was never proactive in the community. I'm excited and look forward to meeting fellow local mustachians for the first time! See you there.
Erich

Hi Erich,

Glad that you'll be able to make it. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2018, 09:59:38 AM »


The meet up is one week out. I'm already hungry for wings. ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2018, 11:23:27 PM »
I will be there Friday! 

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2018, 08:32:50 AM »
I will be there Friday!

Nice. It will be great to meet some new people. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2018, 12:48:19 AM »
I'm still in! My plan all along was to make it to this meetup, but now the schedule works very nicely. Usually I go back to Vancouver on weekends, but this Saturday my family is coming out to Victoria, so I'm staying and have no other commitments on Friday. Now to see if I'm going to bike there or not.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2018, 06:11:00 AM »
Now to see if I'm going to bike there or not.

Yes.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2018, 10:12:43 AM »
Can't imagine a scenario in which I won't make it to this. :)

Whoa...this came up on the calendar REALLY quickly it seems.

I'm currently pouring over ferry schedules with an intensity similar to an archeologist trying to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls in order to determine the feasibility of my attendance.

It's been my M-O to travel far and wide for these events, and with thoughts of beer, wings, and good company dancing in my head, I'm gonna bloody well try. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2018, 06:21:26 PM »
Well jeeze here's where all the Canadians are. Drinking beer and having fun. The journals are all DOA and some of us 'Muricans are going thru BC outdoor photo withdrawals.  Have fun ya all. Wish I was there. And that it was summer. And that it wasnt , ya know, raining ;-)

Agreed! Hence my annoyingly posting in this thread, heh.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 10:31:10 AM »
Well, a deer totalled off the front of my SUV last week and I don't have that this week. I have a rental car the auto body shop provided but it doesn't have winter tires, the forecast is good so I think I can sneak through the Malahat Pass without the snow tires. I want to make sure I can attend, looks like a big table is needed for this one.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2018, 02:22:51 PM »
Stasher, can I put in a request that you do some extensive driving around my little island? ;)


KIDDING! A joke in bad taste....though the deer infestation on JSI is REAL.

I have also had the misfortune to hit a deer - it's an awful thing.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 02:34:07 PM »
A coworker of mine once hit a deer on the way to work, taking out the right front quarter panel of her car. She had it to the shop and squared it away with her insurance, and was able to drive home that day. On the way home she hit another deer which took out the left quarter panel, grill, and hood, necessitating a separate claim since she'd been so speedy with the first one. She wasn't so happy when she saw her premium increases, as they counted as separate incidents, but boy over the years we've gotten a lot of teasing mileage out of that one day.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 02:40:13 PM »
I'm glad it was only a little Vancouver Island black tail and not the massive Mule Deers of the prairies. Ran out on the island highway like a rocketship when I was doing about 90km.

You better make it to the meetup JS :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2018, 05:37:33 PM »
I'm glad it was only a little Vancouver Island black tail and not the massive Mule Deers of the prairies. Ran out on the island highway like a rocketship when I was doing about 90km.

You better make it to the meetup JS :)

I am about to start Step 1 of my journey that will hopefully end at Spinnakers tomorrow. I'm stoppin' on another island before I get to yours. :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 09:33:53 PM »
I will be there. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2018, 11:44:14 PM »
Wow, it's going to be a busy one!

I'm aiming to be there by 5pm.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
Sounds great that so many peeps are aiming to attend. I'll make the HUGE sacrifice and head down for 330pm to get a big table. Yes I am willing to do that and suffer by drinking an extra pint of beer just to help you people out. ;)

For newbies I'll be wearing a plaid shirt and a grey baseball cap...I'm permanently tanned and have that relaxed working 3-days a week look on my face. ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:05 AM »
Wow, it's going to be a busy one!

I'm aiming to be there by 5pm.

Just so you don't feel ripped off I'll pretend I arrived when you did and start eating wings and drinking beer all over again. ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:43 AM »
I will be there. Looking forward to it.

Awesome!

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2018, 08:36:07 AM »
Well, a deer totalled off the front of my SUV last week and I don't have that this week. I have a rental car the auto body shop provided but it doesn't have winter tires, the forecast is good so I think I can sneak through the Malahat Pass without the snow tires. I want to make sure I can attend, looks like a big table is needed for this one.

Drive safe! If you want to stay in Victoria Friday night and deal with the Malahat Sat AM vs. at night after some beer you are welcome to crash at my place.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2018, 08:39:22 AM »
I'll wear a matching flannel plaid.... what color lol :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 09:11:36 AM »
I'll wear a matching flannel plaid.... what color lol :)

Flannel, eh? I'm going to have to up the ante.


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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 09:17:09 AM »
I'll wear a matching flannel plaid.... what color lol :)

Flannel, eh? I'm going to have to up the ante.

For us on Vancouver Island that can only mean a Stanfield :)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2018, 11:35:45 AM »
I'm watching conditions and traffic cameras gang.... The Malahat is a bit of a disaster and gong show. I have been chatting with friends on twitter who sat for an hour stuck in traffic in an accident and now we have heavy snow at the summit. Not sure if I will make it now or not.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 02:08:18 PM »
I'm watching conditions and traffic cameras gang.... The Malahat is a bit of a disaster and gong show. I have been chatting with friends on twitter who sat for an hour stuck in traffic in an accident and now we have heavy snow at the summit. Not sure if I will make it now or not.

Well, shit. If it were Summer I'd come get you in our boat and then we could arrive at the pub by water. Hope you can still make it man....but I still have memories of a post-Meetup drive on the Malahat in a driving rain storm. One of the scariest drives of my life. I can't imagine adding snow into the equation.

I just finished putting a 4 hour shift in up at my garden. I am RAVENOUS. But somehow I am going to skip lunch, and skip the temptation that are the B.C. Ferry Nanaimo Bars (OMG). In short...I'm saving myself for Spinnaker's. That first sip of beer is like to be akin to a spiritual awakening.

I'll make the HUGE sacrifice and head down for 330pm to get a big table. Yes I am willing to do that and suffer by drinking an extra pint of beer just to help you people out. ;)

You are a gentleman and a scholar sir.

For newbies I'll be wearing a plaid shirt and a grey baseball cap...I'm permanently tanned and have that relaxed working 3-days a week look on my face. ;)

Looking forward to comparing tans. ;)


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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
Looking forward to comparing tans. ;)

Mine is genetic. So it's not really a fair fight. ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2018, 03:44:46 PM »
That first sip of beer is like to be akin to a spiritual awakening.

I'll be there early and we can kill a pound of wings each and a pint of beer.....then pretend it never happened and do it all over again. ;)

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2018, 03:54:29 PM »
That first sip of beer is like to be akin to a spiritual awakening.

I'll be there early and we can kill a pound of wings each and a pint of beer.....then pretend it never happened and do it all over again. ;)

Haha, that would work for me. Though I'll be hard pressed to make it there by 4pm.


I'm a currently facing a dilemma.



STAY STRONG SNOW. *imagines that first sip of the Spinnaker Black Lager. Though the Blue Bridge Double Pale Ale looks good too, though not sure sure 8.2% ABV is a good idea. Oooh....just saw the Sheringham Gin Botanical cider is on tap too.*


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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2018, 05:01:11 PM »
When you get to Spinnakers go upstairs and walk straight into the pub towards the windows and then just as you get to the windows turn right. I'm at at a table up against the right wall.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2018, 08:26:17 PM »


Awesome Meet Up folks! We had 6 MMMers show up.

- Jon Snow
- Chaplin
- TRMama
- Curly Fries
- Canuckiwi
- Retire Canada

Great to meet folks I had not met before and fun to chat with previous attendees and get to know you better.

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Re: Victoria BC Meet Up - Friday 2 Mar 2018 @ 4PM
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2018, 08:27:27 PM »
I was thinking of posting a late-May meet up. Would people prefer a Thurs or a Friday? Let me know.