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Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:18:12 PM »



Mega Magical March Meet Up Info
- Friday
- 24 March 2017
- 3pm - 7pm
- Spinnaker's Pub Victoria, BC

http://www.spinnakers.com/

Please RSVP in this thread if you are coming so we save the correct number of seats.

Likely MMMers to attend:

- Jon_Snow
- Stasher
- Chaplin
- Retire-Canada
- you????

Don't let the bro-esque photo fool you. Ladies are more than welcome! :)
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 04:24:38 PM »
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 04:30:32 PM »


And yeah...I was that cool in high school. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 04:55:16 PM »


I'm so there.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 05:13:01 PM »
oh fuck me .... lol , sorry to swear but I just laughed so damn hard guys
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
Crumbs, the one day I'm out of town ...

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 09:54:38 PM »

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 07:45:35 AM »
I plan to be there right at 3pm if not a few moments earlier to get us a good table. We'll be in the pub not the restaurant so that upstairs using the stairs to the right as you enter the building.

Stasher if you don't want to drive home you can park your car at my house [around 3kms away] and bike over to the pub then crash at my place overnight. We could then to a MTB ride the next day in Victoria. Just say'n... :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 12:04:52 PM »
Ok... so @Chaplin got Daft Punk in there so extra bonus points

@chaplin @jon_snow pre meet hike sounds great. We could maybe hit Gowland Todd or Mt Work ... heck maybe Mt Wells
@Retire sounds good and thanks for the offer
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »
Ok... so @Chaplin got Daft Punk in there so extra bonus points

I go to very, very few shows. I think the last two were Dead Can Dance and Front Line Assembly (not together). A Daft Punk show would be something I wouldn't pass up if they were in the area.

So, March 24 for our meetup is an auspicious date. I had picked March 23, 2021 as our target FIRE date, so our meetup will be four years to our first day of FIRE. Of course the date could change, but I like having a firm target to work towards until circumstances call for a new target.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2017, 11:19:24 AM »
So, March 24 for our meetup is an auspicious date. I had picked March 23, 2021 as our target FIRE date, so our meetup will be four years to our first day of FIRE. Of course the date could change, but I like having a firm target to work towards until circumstances call for a new target.
I like numbers that have cool alignment....
A hike on Gowland Todd sounds like a possible fun idea as I just did that Saturday.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 05:30:24 PM »
A hike on Gowland Todd sounds like a possible fun idea as I just did that Saturday.

Sounds good to me.

So does Daft Punk. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 09:36:43 PM »
A hike on Gowland Todd sounds like a possible fun idea as I just did that Saturday.

Sounds good to me.

So does Daft Punk. :)

Nice! I think I have successfully arranged to be free for the entire day.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 12:26:11 AM »
Hmm..OK I'm thinking about it..:)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 11:04:14 AM »
That would be great ExFlyBoy
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2017, 10:02:56 AM »
Only 2 days away now friends ....
Just a friendly reminder. Let's watch the weather to decide on any other extra curricular activities :)
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2017, 10:05:01 AM »
Only 2 days away now friends ....
Just a friendly reminder. Let's watch the weather to decide on any other extra curricular activities :)

Weather looks nice for Friday. I'll be riding my bike to meet up. :)

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/british-columbia/victoria

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2017, 09:03:18 PM »
Only 2 days away now friends ....
Just a friendly reminder. Let's watch the weather to decide on any other extra curricular activities :)

Weather looks nice for Friday. I'll be riding my bike to meet up. :)

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/british-columbia/victoria

Let's hope that holds true. I'm almost tempted to kayak over. Or not.

If it were July...I'd love to give it a go...at least to Swartz Bay or some other point in North Saanich. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2017, 09:42:42 PM »
With RC and Chaplin getting their exercise in with the bike ride there I may opt to take the opportunity to hit MEC to use a gift certificate I won from Alpine Club of Canada before our meetup. I will meet you guys there ! Stoked to bullshit about life and all things outdoors of course
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2017, 08:35:24 AM »
Chaplin I looked on google and you aren't too far from Mt Doug and I could always pick you up or at the very least drop you off after the meetup.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2017, 08:37:15 AM »
I'll make my way to Spinnakers for ~230pm to grab a table. Feel free to come a few minutes earlier than 3pm if you feel like it. So far I have 4 peeps [Stasher, Chaplin, JS and myself] coming so I'll be grabbing seats for that number. If you plan to come and want a seat saved post in this thread before noon today.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2017, 08:58:10 AM »


I'll be wearing this ^^^ hat in case you can't find me and our table.

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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2017, 03:17:22 PM »
Got table on indoor patio.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #23 on: Today at 08:01:41 AM »
Thanks for coming out folks. I didn't realize you would all bring bring laptops to run cFIREsim and printed charts/graphs of your investment performance. I'll have to step up my game next time! ;)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #24 on: Today at 08:03:11 AM »
What cfireism?!  I really missed out. Hope you guys had fun.
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« Reply #25 on: Today at 08:05:04 AM »
What cfireism?!  I really missed out. Hope you guys had fun.

I was too busy eating chicken wings and nobody would let me touch their laptops with my greasy fingers so I just spectated. ;)

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« Reply #26 on: Today at 08:07:55 AM »


Let's tentatively book the next Victoria MMM Meet Up for Friday 22 Sept 2017 @ 3pm at Spinnakers. We can always fine tune things between now and then, but at least we have something to shoot for. :)

Nobody can say they didn't have enough notice to make this one! ;)
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« Reply #27 on: Today at 09:24:39 AM »
Oh ya calculators and spreadsheets totally :)
Thanks for meeting up guys, catch you in Spring for sure.
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« Reply #28 on: Today at 09:27:03 AM »
What cfireism?!  I really missed out. Hope you guys had fun.

I was too busy eating chicken wings and nobody would let me touch their laptops with my greasy fingers so I just spectated. ;)

Lol, I don't blame them!
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #29 on: Today at 10:19:03 AM »
It was good to see Stasher again as well as meeting RC and Chaplin for the first time.

RC and I got to the pub an hour earlier....a pre-Meetup of sorts....which allowed us to delve pretty deeply into some Baja-talk. Kayak-fishing, tacos, deserted beaches....and these things and more were discussed. He "does Baja" differently than I do...but it is clear we both love it.

Stasher, I regret not wearing one of my own flannel work shirts after seeing you appear wearing your own spectacular red plaid version. And please, can I have some of your energy? :)

Chaplin....for next time I don't think we necessarily have to cross to the other side of Georgia Strait in order to have a beer or two. :)

Sadly, I was limited to two measly pints because I had to drive to catch my ferry after the Meetup. Next time (Sept 22. sounds good!) I will probably stay the night in the area so that I can explore the beer list in greater detail.

And thanks to you all you guys for allowing the lone non-MTB'er to hang out with you for several hours. ;)

And my offer stands...if any of you want to go out and try for some lingcod or salmon...let me know.


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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #30 on: Today at 10:19:35 AM »
I tried to make it to this, but got distracted by another pub on the way :( Next time!

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« Reply #31 on: Today at 10:59:23 AM »
@JS yes Ling Cod sounds good and then cooked on an open fire I imagine is best. I of course always represent the BC plaid army and represent with my flannel. We can call the fish cook a planning meeting for the Sept meetup. Have a safe trip down south next week and have fun.
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