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Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« on: August 24, 2016, 10:31:25 AM »
Anyone in the Fort Collins / Loveland area interested in meeting up? We recently moved here and although we have a lot of family in the area, we'd also obviously love to meet some interesting people to whom we are (probably) not related. I'm still working during the weekdays and we have a 2 year old and an infant with early bedtimes so weekend afternoons  (3pm - 6:15pm). work best for us. After an initial meetup, we could also easily host evening get togethers at our place. We're in Fort Collins but Loveland could work too. Both cities have several beautiful parks that are perfect for gatherings like this. Let us know!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 07:09:19 PM »
Yes!

My SO and I live in the area (33 & 30, no kids). We would love to come to, help organize, or possibly eventually host a meetup. I've thought about starting a meetup group on meetup.com for mustachians/money nerds, but it can be a bit intimidating to start something like that :)

I know there are quite a few other Northern Colorado residents on the forums, so hopefully a few more chime in here.

I work 8-5 Mon-Fri, my SO works ~9-6 Tues-Sat, so for us Sundays or Monday evenings are probably the best. I'd love to get something planned before the warm weather evades us.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 03:26:26 PM »
I'm in Fort Collins and would love to meet up sometime.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 01:38:09 PM »
I'm in Fort Collins and would love to meet up sometime.

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Awesome!

Any other Northern Colorado folks interested?

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 12:02:16 AM »
Hello,

My son is getting out of the Army, so I will be flying out to Kansas (Ft. Riley), and we will be spending two weeks to get back to California.  Looking forward to hitting some of the National Parks, and all that.

So we will be in the Fort Collins area on the evening of September 20.  If anyone wants to meet up (and/or knows of a good campground), then please let me know.

Thanks,
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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 12:40:30 AM »
Also in Fort Collins and wouldn't mind meeting a few new people (or probably new people, anyway).  I work weekdays and have some standing volunteer work and activities with friends on weekday evenings so weekends tend to work better for me.  General information: 32, female, no kids, been here about 8 years now.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 10:56:33 AM »
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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 04:49:06 PM »
I'm in Evans/Greeley and would be totally down to get together. Let me know if you guys have anything planned!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 09:07:29 AM »
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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 01:03:09 PM »
I am in Fort Collins and would love to have a meetup.

Weekends are best for me.  But I am pretty flexible during the week. 

I would prefer Ft Collins, Loveland is outside my biking range but I could be convinced to dust off the car if necessary.  Carpooling is always an option.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 03:41:42 PM »
Is anyone planning on scheduling something?

I can put something together, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 04:39:21 PM »
I haven't heard anything definitive in terms of a meet-up.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 06:02:33 PM »
The OP has not been active since August.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2016, 09:00:15 AM »
FoCo MMM Meetup Oct. 29th, 2016 @ 2 pm

Dazbog Coffee (downstairs) (main floor, back room)
401 Mason Ct #105
Fort Collins, CO 80524

970-419-8800
http://www.dazbog.com/Store/List/22

My name is Sara, and I'll have a book with me (in case no one shows).
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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2016, 09:35:46 AM »
I'll plan on meeting at Dazbog the 29th, it's on my calendar! My name is Kalen.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2016, 09:39:08 AM »
I'm the worst! I checked back a couple of times, but all apparently before the first reply. I assumed if someone ever saw it and posted, I'd get a notification.

I received JadedIdealists' invite this morning and am still eager to meet some fellow Mustachians! We actually have already committed to a Halloween party that starts at 2pm on that Saturday, but I'll show up at Dazbog at 1pm on the odd chance anyone can make it early. I can probably stay until around 2:30-3:00 then head to the Halloween party from there.

- SSS (ok, just Michael will do) ;)

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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2016, 08:49:54 PM »
Awesome! I will be there.

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...but I'll show up at Dazbog at 1pm on the odd chance anyone can make it early.

In that case, I can plan to get there around 1:30.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2016, 01:09:41 PM »
Awesome! See you then.

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2016, 10:06:11 AM »
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...but I'll show up at Dazbog at 1pm on the odd chance anyone can make it early.

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In that case, I can plan to get there around 1:30.

Awesome! My boyfriend and I will plan to be there around 1. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys! -Kalen

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2016, 02:53:23 PM »
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FoCo MMM Meetup Oct. 29th, 2016 @ 2 pm

Dazbog Coffee (main floor, back room)
401 Mason Ct #105
Fort Collins, CO 80524

970-419-8800
http://www.dazbog.com/Store/List/22

My name is Sara, and I'll have a book with me (in case no one shows).

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2016, 05:13:06 PM »
I will be wearing my "Camp Mustache 2016" t-shirt!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2016, 09:17:00 AM »
Haha! Ok, I'll be wearing a tight shirt. And cologne. :)
Ok, not really. I actually haven't planned that far ahead just yet and sadly don't have a 'Camp Mustache 2016' shirt. Come to think of it, I don't have cologne either...

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2016, 10:31:49 AM »
I will be the older guy with white hair and a big grin.

I will buy a drink because it is not fair to use a business' space without paying for it.  It has been over a year since I was last in a coffee shop.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2016, 10:44:35 AM »
I will buy a drink because it is not fair to use a business' space without paying for it.  It has been over a year since I was last in a coffee shop.

Definitely... I'll buy a latte :) Although, I am always better in social situations if I have some alcohol, rather than caffeine!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2016, 12:23:27 PM »
Older guy wearing a SUPERCELL t-shirt. Will get there around 1:45.  Hope to see some others. -ap

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2016, 06:29:33 PM »
Thanks so much to everyone that showed up today! I wasn't expecting so many people to attend and had a great time talking with all of you. I'm looking forward to the next event when my wife can attend as well. I'll setup a Meetup group in the next couple of days so we can make this a more regular thing and hopefully draw some more interesting and likeminded people. For those of you that also expressed or have interest in organizing our local meetups, I'd love input and to brainstorm topics and structure (or the lack thereof, if preferred) together. I was tentatively thinking of a potluck in a month or so but am very open to ideas.

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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2016, 07:01:41 PM »
Thanks SSS! I am definitely interested in helping organize the meetup group, potluck sounds great. I really like the loose structure, but it might be cool to also meet about specific topics.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2016, 11:05:42 PM »
Great to meet you guys.  I look forward to seeing you all again.  Best wishes, aperture.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2016, 10:21:12 AM »
I am very confused.  I was in the reserved back room (to the right of the pickup counter) from 1:00 PM.  I had a good conversation with Sara from 2-4 but no one else showed up.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 10:26:03 AM »
Are you serious!?

I also showed up at 1:00pm and and geo_kale and her boyfriend Kyle had arrived before me. We sat sat in the back of the cafe (left of the pickup counter). I can't believe we messed that up with so few people in the cafe other than us. We should have maybe put up a sign or something. I'm really sorry we missed each other but it won't happen next time.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2016, 10:39:08 AM »
Are you serious!?

I also showed up at 1:00pm and and geo_kale and her boyfriend Kyle had arrived before me. We sat sat in the back of the cafe (left of the pickup counter). I can't believe we messed that up with so few people in the cafe other than us. We should have maybe put up a sign or something. I'm really sorry we missed each other but it won't happen next time.

-SSS

I asked at the counter.  They pointed me to the right.  There was a sign.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2016, 10:59:09 AM »
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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2016, 11:53:24 AM »
@ Threshkin - Nice to meet you and talk FIRE shop. Thanks for the book recommendations.

It's disappointing that the group was split.

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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2016, 12:05:29 PM »
It's pretty hard to believe since it wasn't a very big place. I had never been there before so I started to walk the place when I arrived, walking to the back of the room to the left at first. When I spotted Geo_Kale and her boyfriend, they seemed to be looking at me like they were expecting to meetup with people they hadn't met so I walked over to them. They asked if I was there for the MMM meetup so I dropped off my stuff, ordered my small coffee and went back to join them. I apologize to both of you for not thinking to walk the rest of the cafe and check for anyone else, especially since Threshkin said he would be also be there at 1:00PM. You have every right to be upset with me. I can imagine how disappointed I'd feel if the same thing had happened to me.

All the more reason to have another one of these soon!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2016, 12:11:41 PM »
Not upset at all JadedIdealist and I had a good conversation.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2016, 01:30:42 PM »
I'm willing to try again, as long as someone else organizes. :)

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2016, 07:26:22 AM »
Wow - I got in at 2:00 and did the same as SSS - saw a group around the couch and table to the left and joined without looking elsewhere.  It is disappointing that there were others there and we did not meet, but kind of exciting that there are still others that are enthusiasts for the frugal life and want to build community.  Looking forward to another meet up.  Best wishes - ap.

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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2016, 10:49:55 AM »
For our next Meetup, does anyone have some strong preferences or aversions to any of the following dates?

Saturday, December 3rd 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3rd 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, December 10th 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 11th 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Any venue suggestions? When we get to know each other a little better, I'd be happy to have people over to our house as that's probably the most Mustachian option when it isn't park weather anymore.
In the interim, I was thinking perhaps one of the many breweries here in Fort Collins would work great.

Thoughts?

I'll post a time and place this weekend but wanted to solicit input first.

Cheers,

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2016, 11:01:16 AM »
I'd prefer Sundays, so my girlfriend can come along; The 11th works better than the 3rd for me, as well.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2016, 08:50:48 AM »

Saturday, December 3rd 3:30pm - 6:00pm     AVAILABLE
Sunday, December 4th 3:30pm - 6:00pm        AVAILABLE

Saturday, December 10th 3:30pm - 6:00pm   NOT AVAILABLE
Sunday, December 11th 3:30pm - 6:00pm     NOT AVAILABLE

@ SSS - Thanks for putting this together!

My availability is in bold above.

I'm open to any venue in Fort Collins. FYI: I rarely drink, so I won't partake.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2016, 09:16:09 AM »
Kudy, would you be able to attend if it were on Sunday, December 4th? If so, that's looking like the best date so far.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2016, 09:59:15 AM »
Yep, I am available!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2016, 12:30:58 PM »
Any of these dates should work for me.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2016, 12:27:10 AM »
Well, in my quest to find a more Mustachian venue than a brewery expecting to sell us some beer, I discovered that the Community Room at the Harmony Library seems to be available at nearly the same times I suggested previously. 5pm was the latest reservation time so I shifted it back an hour. I'll let you know when I receive confirmation back from the library staff.

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Thank you for submitting a Room Reservation Request for Fort Collins Area Mustachians.

Library: Harmony Library
Location: Community Room (H)
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016
Reservation Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Meeting Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Confirmation number: PJTXGMI

Library District staff will review the request and notify you when your request has been approved. Please print and save this page for your records.

To cancel your reservation request go to http://poudreriver.evanced.info/requestcancel.asp and enter your confirmation number.

Call 970-221-6740 with any questions/problems regarding your reservation request.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2016, 10:45:50 AM »
This is a good idea for a venue.  The library is a great resource, we use it very often.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2016, 03:01:38 PM »
Hi! So somehow I stopped getting updates on the thread again -_-

Kyle and I have December 4th on our calendar. Hope to see everyone again then!

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2016, 08:54:55 PM »
Let's definitely plan for the 4th. We'll host it our place if needed. I haven't received confirmation one way or the other on the library but I'll follow up tomorrow.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2016, 10:13:19 AM »
Confirmed!

We're having a meetup for Fort Collins area readers of MrMoneyMustache.com to exchange ideas about frugality, environmental stewardship, bicycling, and all things Mustachian.

Informal topics to include:
1. Improving the lives of every living thing on Earth by consciously choosing to consume less.
2. Enjoying the surplus of cash and financial freedom that naturally results from consciously choosing to consume less.

P.S. The library has ample bicycle parking to accommodate all Mustachians planning to attend. ;)

Library: Harmony Library 4616 South Shields, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Location: Community Room (H)
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016
Reservation Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Note: Bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink to share (optional) The library is fine with us bringing food and non-alcoholic drinks as long as we clean up after ourselves and are out by 5:00pm.

P.S. I'm not seeing a way to publish an event on Meetup.com without agreeing to a monthly subscription of $10-$15 (not happening). Anyone smarter than me that knows of a way to post an event on there for free, please enlighten me. If not,  please just try to promote it otherwise if any other relevant sites occur to anyone.

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Re: Northern Colorado Meetup? Fort Collins?
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2016, 01:36:17 PM »
I believe the monthly fee is the reason that the Boulder mustachian group moved from meetup.com to facebook events. There isn't a way to host a meetup without paying the fee, as far as I know.

The one benefit of meetup, in my opinion, is that you're group is visible to other people in the area looking for groups. If we started a group and named it "N. CO Early Retirement and Financial Independence" or something, it may draw folks who aren't yet familiar with MMM, but are interested in the topic.

SSS, do you want to email everyone who was at the last group, to make sure everyone knows? I will spread the word to a few others as well.

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« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2016, 01:41:20 PM »
Will do. Thanks!