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Title: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: The Bearded Bank Builder on November 27, 2012, 03:18:50 PM
I'm living on the Peninsula, anyone else living around here?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: js on November 27, 2012, 05:51:13 PM
San Jose in the house.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: The Bearded Bank Builder on November 28, 2012, 03:03:33 PM
Have you been able to find a decent price on an apartment/house? Pretty tough in this area in my experience. We found the cheapest place we could but it's still way too big a chunk of the paycheck
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Post by: dragoncar on November 29, 2012, 01:41:58 PM
SF - has there been a meetup?
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Post by: ponchoape on November 30, 2012, 10:24:07 AM
North Oakland reporting in.
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Post by: Bakari on November 30, 2012, 01:46:59 PM
San Pablo (tiny city within Richmond)
Lived in Oakland until last year.  I consider everything between Pinole and Oakland "home"
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Post by: iamlindoro on November 30, 2012, 07:51:51 PM
San Jose here.
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Post by: waltermundt on December 06, 2012, 05:05:02 PM
Sunnyvale here.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on December 07, 2012, 05:13:14 PM
San Francisco, Lower Haight.

I'd be really into hosting a meetup if there's interest. However, it seems like critical mass is in the south bay.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on December 07, 2012, 05:15:47 PM
Have you been able to find a decent price on an apartment/house? Pretty tough in this area in my experience. We found the cheapest place we could but it's still way too big a chunk of the paycheck

Unless you're looking for a room in a house with roommates, the market is not worth making long term commitments in. If i was looking for housing, I would wait it out in the smallest place i could stand until social media has a bad day.
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Post by: supersixfour on December 07, 2012, 09:43:41 PM
san jose here too
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Post by: Ihoo on January 05, 2013, 01:44:13 AM
Downtown Oakland living, SF working.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: nofool on January 05, 2013, 03:15:49 PM
Hey everybody! Kisserofsinners and I are meeting up next Sunday, the 13th, in SF and I wanted to open it up to anybody who wants to join! I know a lot of you guys are in South Bay/East Bay, but if you wanna make the trek out here, comment below or PM me, and I can send you the details! :) Hopefully we'll get a chance to meet!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on January 07, 2013, 04:04:57 PM
Hey everybody! Kisserofsinners and I are meeting up next Sunday, the 13th, in SF and I wanted to open it up to anybody who wants to join! I know a lot of you guys are in South Bay/East Bay, but if you wanna make the trek out here, comment below or PM me, and I can send you the details! :) Hopefully we'll get a chance to meet!

SMART I was just about to do this. :) Well played.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Landor n Stella on January 15, 2013, 02:37:21 PM
How did the meetup go? We'll soon be in the Sonoma area. I just took a new job, moving from Central Indiana to Sonoma in February 2013...whew. Sticker shock is still hitting me on housing prices. Hopefully there will be another meetup at some point in the future when we are out there, and I can meet some of you!
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Post by: dragoncar on January 15, 2013, 08:32:51 PM
Wanted to go, but had to work :-(  Anyone want to try for a redo?
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Post by: John74 on January 16, 2013, 06:11:47 PM
I am in SF too (SoMa).
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Post by: nofool on January 16, 2013, 07:11:28 PM
It was great meeting kisserofsinners! :) We met at Philz Coffee and got to chat. I brought a friend along who is new to personal finance, and it was fun! We should definitely do another meet up. John, where in SoMa are you? I work on the edge of FiDi and SoMa.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: John74 on January 16, 2013, 07:15:16 PM
It was great meeting kisserofsinners! :) We met at Philz Coffee and got to chat. I brought a friend along who is new to personal finance, and it was fun! We should definitely do another meet up. John, where in SoMa are you? I work on the edge of FiDi and SoMa.

I am close to AT&T Park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on January 22, 2013, 01:43:28 PM
It was great meeting kisserofsinners! :) We met at Philz Coffee and got to chat. I brought a friend along who is new to personal finance, and it was fun! We should definitely do another meet up. John, where in SoMa are you? I work on the edge of FiDi and SoMa.

I am close to AT&T Park.

That's right near my office.

I had a great time meeting and hanging out with nofool and her friend. It's relaxing to just feel comfortable geeking out about this stuff. I can assure you my friends are done listening and i'm not done talking yet. :) I'd love to do it again.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on January 23, 2013, 11:15:58 AM
I'd love to do it again.

Send me a PM if you do.
I get email notifications of them, but not for forum updates, and I don't always check here regularly

I would have gone last time, but it happened to be my Coast Guard drill weekend
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Post by: nofool on January 23, 2013, 12:21:05 PM
I'm down to hang out again! :)
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Post by: kisserofsinners on January 24, 2013, 03:45:02 PM
I'd love to do it again.

Send me a PM if you do.
I get email notifications of them, but not for forum updates, and I don't always check here regularly

I would have gone last time, but it happened to be my Coast Guard drill weekend

Will do.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Xandamere on February 05, 2013, 01:15:34 AM
New to the community, but I live in Daly City and work in the financial district. It looks like I'll only be in the area for another few months (will likely be relocating to Las Vegas for work), but I'd love to join a meetup if there's another local one before I go!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on February 05, 2013, 10:28:39 AM
We can keep it monthlyish.

I liked meeting on Sunday as it was convenient for me, but i'm open to evenings also Mondays and Thursdays. The month of Feb is pretty dense with birthdays I've only got the 17th and 24th left available.

If it's nice we can picnic in Dolorous Park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on February 05, 2013, 11:12:15 AM
A lot of people seem to work downtown.  Weekday evening would be good for me
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Post by: kisserofsinners on February 12, 2013, 11:33:21 AM
A lot of people seem to work downtown.  Weekday evening would be good for me

Downtown after work also works. I have time Mondays and Thursdays most weeks.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: nofool on February 14, 2013, 05:24:24 PM
Pretty much every evening except Tuesdays work for me.
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Post by: vivekg on March 06, 2013, 02:39:44 PM
is anyone in san jose / south bay willing to meet up?
i am brand new to this site and love it already. can't wait to apply mustachian princhiples...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mbk on March 16, 2013, 01:10:58 AM
Moved to Berkeley recently. It would be nice to meet fellow Mustachians.
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Post by: tongzhi on March 21, 2013, 02:58:57 PM
Live in Hayes Valley (SF) in a 400 square foot studio with my BF.
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Post by: kisserofsinners on March 21, 2013, 04:28:17 PM
Planning for SF propper. PM if you'd like to be a part of choosing where and when.
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Post by: momo on March 21, 2013, 05:34:43 PM
Another vote for downtown SF. Cheers!
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Post by: Bakari on March 21, 2013, 06:55:50 PM
PM Sent.
Any day but Tuesdays, and the 2nd weekend each month, works for me, given enough advanced notice.

But if its in the city, hopefully as close as possible to BART (and preferably one of the first few stops)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on March 21, 2013, 07:13:47 PM
Currently looking at near downtown, BART station most likely Montgomery or Embarcadero. This will likely be a bar stop as i don't think there's any parks or public areas to hang out, maybe House of Shields or Dave's Bar but i'll do a little legwork to find a happy hour if it's to be had.

Most likely, Monday or Thursday. I'm gonna give it a day or two before a final call is made.

Come out and play!
Peace
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: John74 on March 21, 2013, 09:36:55 PM
The Yerba Buena Gardens are near the Montgomery station in case you guys want a park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kisserofsinners on March 25, 2013, 12:36:13 PM
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/meetups-and-social-events/sf-meet-up-april/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: momo on March 25, 2013, 12:56:59 PM
The Yerba Buena Gardens are near the Montgomery station in case you guys want a park.

The Yerba Buena Gardens works and one of the easier places to find people is infront of the Martin Lurther King Jr wall. As a backup if the weather does not hold we can easily move to meeting indoors to the Food Court seated area in the former Metreon (now Target & AMC Building) too.

Generally Mondays and/or Thursday work best as long with advanced notice. Thanks.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Stachebound on June 15, 2013, 12:20:07 AM
San Jose here!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 26, 2013, 11:22:11 AM
Hey,

I hope you don't mind me injecting into this thread:
I'd like to get thoughts from people here who live/work in the Silicon Valley area (Santa Clara, San Jose, etc). How do you deal with what seems like the high costs of housing, and around what salary range does the trade off become worth it? Also do you find it reasonable living close to work, or do you end up with a long commute (ie. from San Francisco?)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on July 02, 2013, 12:28:28 PM
CanuckExpat- Are you considering relocation to this area? Housing costs are definitely outrageous, and have been going up again significantly since the start of 2013. (At least as far as purchasing goes; I have been fortunate to have fairly "cheap" rent that has not gone up too much over the years, but I suspect the crazy housing market will lead to overall rent increases as well, if it has not already). If you were hoping to buy, be aware anything under 600-700K (and sometimes even over, especially if it's a good school district) tends to go to a cash buyer. And cash or not, homes are averaging about 10-20+ offers, and generally sell quite far above list price.

Commute will depend a lot on where you're thinking of working. Santa Clara/San Jose tends to be much cheaper to live than further North up the peninsula and into SF. Everything within short commute of Google/Facebook etc is crazy expensive since those employees (and all the venture capitalists funding the startups) are willing and presumably able to pay it. I currently commute about 8 miles from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto, can take up to 30-45 minutes depending on traffic and how badly the streetlights are timed that day. Some public transit options available, and do see a fair amount of bikers out although the bay area could definitely use better bike-friendliness.

Hard to comment on what salary is worth it, although I ran it through this calculator:
http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/
With the default setting of $50K salary in Baltimore, says you'd need ~$93K in San Jose for equivalent standard of living. Not sure how accurate that is, but I can say almost everyone in non-computer industries around here feels the squeeze. My husband and I frequently talk about getting out of here for somewhere more affordable. If it wasn't for family in and fairly close to the area, we would be much more inclined to leave. That being said, this can be a really nice place to live too, just not necessarily so much nicer than everywhere else to justify the prices.

Sorry, I'm not sure how helpful this is... overall I'd say you should do a lot of research before moving here if you're hoping to live the MMM way!! Not impossible to save up money here, but you likely won't get there as fast as you would living somewhere else.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on July 15, 2013, 10:14:09 PM
KS, thanks for the input. Unless something changed, it looks likely that my wife and I are will be relocating to the area. We should both have good paying jobs (good for any other area, maybe not great for this particular area) and it's nice to get the input on this board, as other places you start to see sill stuff like "you can't survive on $150k in Silicon Valley", etc.
We are happy renting, and have no need to purchase unless it makes financial sense (and we decide we aren't going to move again soon). To a first approximation, I figured that if we had to pay an extra $1500/month in rent, that would be offset as long as the offers we are considering pay at least $36k/year more than other locations (ignoring other factors).
I'll probably have more questions as this develops, and I'll either post here or start a new thread if I feel like I'm thread jacking (though it is nice to have so many local experts see this).
Once the jobs are confirmed, we will have to decide exact location. It looks like she will be working in San Francisco itself, but with a lot of travelling and maybe working from home options, where as I will be in Santa Clara, without working from home option. It would be nice to figure out a location that minimizes commuting time for us both as much as possible.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: BikesAreTheAnswer on July 16, 2013, 10:36:38 PM
How about a meetup for Mustachians in the south bay?  My wife and I just relocated to Cupertino from Eugene, OR and would love to meet some likeminded folks and get some tips on staying on track in such a high-cost area.  Any ideas on places/times from someone who's been here a bit longer?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on July 18, 2013, 12:06:20 PM
Glad to help Canuck! Good luck with the relocation and definitely post if and when you have more questions... I'm pretty sure there are a decent amount of Bay Area folks in the forums, so you should be hopefully be able to get some helpful info out of us. :)

Bikes- I'm south bay too and I think there are some others in the forums, seems like so far all the meetups have been in SF though. Would be interesting to see if enough people would come out of the woodworks for a south bay meetup. I've got a bit of a case of introvert-itis on top of somewhat long work hours, but will try and fight that and maybe attend if something comes together!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AlmostIndependent on July 18, 2013, 03:40:14 PM
I'm in the Bay Area for work until the end of September. If there's anyone interested in meeting up I'm down.
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Post by: EmEmEm on August 01, 2013, 11:35:16 PM
Hi all,

I'm from South Bay too... near downtown San Jose.  I'm DEFINITELY interested in a meet up down here rather than in SF... is it just me that thinks travelling all the way up there is completely unmustachian?  I can't remember the last time I went further north than Mountain View :-)

Anyway, how about we try to meet up at the Italian Family Festa on either Sat 24th August or Sun 25th?  The festival is at Guadalupe Gardens (right alongside the Guadalupe Bike Trail; not far from Diridon Station).
Free admission. Live entertainment. Picnic style setting (byo blanket or chair).  No bottles, cans, or coolers allowed, but you can bring your own food in if you don't want to pay festival prices. 
More info here  http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

Anyone interested?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: BikesAreTheAnswer on August 10, 2013, 01:18:21 PM
Anyway, how about we try to meet up at the Italian Family Festa on either Sat 24th August or Sun 25th?  The festival is at Guadalupe Gardens (right alongside the Guadalupe Bike Trail; not far from Diridon Station).
Free admission. Live entertainment. Picnic style setting (byo blanket or chair).  No bottles, cans, or coolers allowed, but you can bring your own food in if you don't want to pay festival prices. 
More info here  http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

Anyone interested?

Sounds like a plan to me!  Wife and I can bike over from Cupertino. To keep the ball rolling I'll propose a meetup at noon on Sat the 24th.  I'm not familiar with the park, but on Google Maps satellite view there seems to be a circular feature (fountain?) just south of Julian St.  We can try to meet up there?  I'm open to other times/places if those don't work, but I wanted to propose something that others can accept or modify.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on August 12, 2013, 01:21:48 AM


I'm from South Bay too... near downtown San Jose.  I'm DEFINITELY interested in a meet up down here rather than in SF... is it just me that thinks travelling all the way up there is completely unmustachian?  I can't remember the last time I went further north than Mountain View :-)


I don't know, is it just me that thinks travelling all the way down there is completely unmustachian?  Why don't we all meet in the exact center of the bay?  I'll bring my floaties.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AlmostIndependent on August 12, 2013, 09:13:13 AM


I'm from South Bay too... near downtown San Jose.  I'm DEFINITELY interested in a meet up down here rather than in SF... is it just me that thinks travelling all the way up there is completely unmustachian?  I can't remember the last time I went further north than Mountain View :-)


I don't know, is it just me that thinks travelling all the way down there is completely unmustachian?  Why don't we all meet in the exact center of the bay?  I'll bring my floaties.

Anyone have a peddle boat?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on August 14, 2013, 05:42:31 PM


I'm from South Bay too... near downtown San Jose.  I'm DEFINITELY interested in a meet up down here rather than in SF... is it just me that thinks travelling all the way up there is completely unmustachian?  I can't remember the last time I went further north than Mountain View :-)


I don't know, is it just me that thinks travelling all the way down there is completely unmustachian?  Why don't we all meet in the exact center of the bay?  I'll bring my floaties.

Haha, touche!  I guess what I was meaning is that we should do individual meet ups for the different areas of the Bay.  Not suggesting that you SF'ers bike all the way down here just to meet us South Bay'ers!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on August 14, 2013, 09:52:03 PM


I'm from South Bay too... near downtown San Jose.  I'm DEFINITELY interested in a meet up down here rather than in SF... is it just me that thinks travelling all the way up there is completely unmustachian?  I can't remember the last time I went further north than Mountain View :-)


I don't know, is it just me that thinks travelling all the way down there is completely unmustachian?  Why don't we all meet in the exact center of the bay?  I'll bring my floaties.

Haha, touche!  I guess what I was meaning is that we should do individual meet ups for the different areas of the Bay.  Not suggesting that you SF'ers bike all the way down here just to meet us South Bay'ers!

Definitely should diversify the meetups.  iSight attend a South Bay meetup if I have another excuse to go down there
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on August 14, 2013, 11:29:05 PM
Anyway, how about we try to meet up at the Italian Family Festa on either Sat 24th August or Sun 25th?  The festival is at Guadalupe Gardens (right alongside the Guadalupe Bike Trail; not far from Diridon Station).
Free admission. Live entertainment. Picnic style setting (byo blanket or chair).  No bottles, cans, or coolers allowed, but you can bring your own food in if you don't want to pay festival prices. 
More info here  http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

Anyone interested?

Sounds like a plan to me!  Wife and I can bike over from Cupertino. To keep the ball rolling I'll propose a meetup at noon on Sat the 24th.  I'm not familiar with the park, but on Google Maps satellite view there seems to be a circular feature (fountain?) just south of Julian St.  We can try to meet up there?  I'm open to other times/places if those don't work, but I wanted to propose something that others can accept or modify.

Sounds great, see you there. Do we have any other takers??
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SFBayAreaMMGrowers on September 20, 2013, 10:18:24 PM
How about a meetup for Mustachians in the south bay?  My wife and I just relocated to Cupertino from Eugene, OR and would love to meet some likeminded folks and get some tips on staying on track in such a high-cost area.  Any ideas on places/times from someone who's been here a bit longer?

Hello,

We live in Redwood City. We're a couple with a 9 month old son. Would be great to meet up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: vespito on September 23, 2013, 01:40:53 PM
I'm a little late to the party, but SF here. 
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Post by: hlca on October 02, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
We're located in Palo Alto / Menlo Park and would be interested in meeting up!
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Post by: michaelrecycles on October 24, 2013, 03:46:27 PM
Santa Cruz

(but my work sometimes takes me into the South Bay/Peninsula)
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Post by: more4less on November 07, 2013, 06:55:20 PM
Hello, I live in San Bruno, work in Palo Alto. Will be glad to see fellow mustachians someday.
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Post by: vrmilionzx on November 19, 2013, 10:15:16 AM
What, no North Bay peeps?  I'm hoping to find some Mustachians to hang with in Marin, or somewhere a little north.  I'm in San Rafael, and commute into the city (it's an awesome ferry ride!), and my woman works in Napa.  Anyone close to San Rafael, or Novato/Petaluma?

Feel free to message me, or we can start a new thread, if there's anyone up here with me....
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on November 26, 2013, 05:25:26 PM
Finally did that relocation I was asking about, and relatively settled in. If we can get another South Bay meet-up, I'd be game. I'd also make the trek up to San Francisco if the logistics were right.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on November 27, 2013, 12:02:45 PM
South Bay! I'd be in for a meet-up

Maybe after Thanksgiving and before it's the full-blown "Holiday Season", anyone else interested?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on November 27, 2013, 04:32:57 PM
South Bay! I'd be in for a meet-up

Maybe after Thanksgiving and before it's the full-blown "Holiday Season", anyone else interested?

Let's do it!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: michaelrecycles on December 01, 2013, 12:24:12 PM
South Bay! I'd be in for a meet-up

Maybe after Thanksgiving and before it's the full-blown "Holiday Season", anyone else interested?

Let's do it!
Sounds good!

also in!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: marblejane on December 07, 2013, 03:40:07 PM
Count me in, too! I would propose next weekend, but I have family in town. The following weekend is the weekend before Xmas, may be tough for some people.

How about Saturday, January 11th? I am thinking we can meet somewhere nearby to either the Mountain View or Palo Alto caltrain stops, for maximum accessibility for South Bay mustaches.

With that in mind, any suggestions for venues? There is a nice coffee shop in downtown Mountain View called Red Rock, with ample seating. Another option might be the Mountain View library. Happy to try other places, but I'm only familiar with MtView.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: msilenus on December 07, 2013, 06:17:20 PM
I can't imagine a better place than Red Rock.  It's as discordant with Castro St as mustachianism is with the Silicon Valley.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: michaelrecycles on December 07, 2013, 09:29:20 PM
Count me in, too! I would propose next weekend, but I have family in town. The following weekend is the weekend before Xmas, may be tough for some people.

How about Saturday, January 11th? I am thinking we can meet somewhere nearby to either the Mountain View or Palo Alto caltrain stops, for maximum accessibility for South Bay mustaches.

With that in mind, any suggestions for venues? There is a nice coffee shop in downtown Mountain View called Red Rock, with ample seating. Another option might be the Mountain View library. Happy to try other places, but I'm only familiar with MtView.

Kudos for helping materialize this! But can we push it back just a bit to the following weekend?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: marblejane on December 11, 2013, 08:02:57 PM
Ok, let's do Saturday, January 18th at Red Rock at 2pm. Anyone know how to start a poll for RSVPs to get a feel for the group size? PM me if you plan to attend, and I will PM you back with my contact info. Cheers!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on December 12, 2013, 12:52:40 PM
Ok, let's do Saturday, January 18th at Red Rock at 2pm. Anyone know how to start a poll for RSVPs to get a feel for the group size? PM me if you plan to attend, and I will PM you back with my contact info. Cheers!

I'm game for Jan 18th at Red Rock at 2PM. I've never been before.
I'm glad somebody picked up the ball on organizing this, I dissapeared into the Thanksgiving/X-Mas travelling fun..
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: michaelrecycles on December 12, 2013, 02:54:17 PM
Ok, let's do Saturday, January 18th at Red Rock at 2pm. Anyone know how to start a poll for RSVPs to get a feel for the group size? PM me if you plan to attend, and I will PM you back with my contact info. Cheers!

I'm in!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: annaraven on December 12, 2013, 03:42:38 PM
Ok, let's do Saturday, January 18th at Red Rock at 2pm. Anyone know how to start a poll for RSVPs to get a feel for the group size? PM me if you plan to attend, and I will PM you back with my contact info. Cheers!

Maybe someone could do a Google Calendar Invite? Or something? It sounds fun though. I know my husband and I would like to meet other stachios.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on December 12, 2013, 05:00:40 PM
I don't know my plans for that day yet but if I can make it, this sounds fun! I don't know the best way to track RSVPs... I think I've seen in other cases for other cities they started a separate thread for the event once date and time were set?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on December 13, 2013, 02:05:12 PM
Ok, let's do Saturday, January 18th at Red Rock at 2pm. Anyone know how to start a poll for RSVPs to get a feel for the group size?

I don't know the best way to track RSVPs... I think I've seen in other cases for other cities they started a separate thread for the event once date and time were set?

I went ahead and created a separate thread here with poll:
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/meetups-and-social-events/south-bay-meetup-january-18th/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on January 22, 2014, 01:31:49 PM
I'm in Berkeley. Would love to brainstorm with other mustache's. -Kate
Title: Eastbay Meetup?
Post by: meteor on February 04, 2014, 12:08:00 PM
Anyone in the eastbay interested in a meetup?  I would be happy to arrange a place/time in Berkeley at for coffee or drinks.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: genselecus on February 12, 2014, 05:41:28 PM
Hey team, just joined the forum (First Post!!!) and also new to the bay area. My girlfriend and I live in downtown Oakland, and I'm totally down to meet up with folks. I'm out of town this weekend but should be free to meet up next weekend.

meteor, let me know when/where you're interested in meeting up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: f33sh on February 13, 2014, 01:54:01 AM
I just joined the forum, will post a proper intro later.  Living in SF in North Beach.  Would be interested in any meetups in the vicinity.
Title: Eastbay Meetup
Post by: meteor on February 13, 2014, 07:53:44 AM
genselecus and f33sh

That's great -- What times/days are the best for you? Weekdays, evenings, weekends? 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mxt0133 on February 13, 2014, 08:04:22 AM
I'm in SF and would be open to meet-up in Berkeley.  I have a pretty flexible work schedule so I'm open anytime, however I would like to avoid rush hour on the Bay Bridge as much as possible.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: genselecus on February 13, 2014, 10:41:16 AM
Weekends are usually the best for me, as I often travel for work. What about next weekend, on Saturday, 2/22? I'm not picky where we meet; I have a bike, car, and BART card.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on February 13, 2014, 04:55:17 PM
Weekends are usually the best for me, as I often travel for work. What about next weekend, on Saturday, 2/22? I'm not picky where we meet; I have a bike, car, and BART card.

The 22nd sounds great.

I two suggestions walkable from BART:

We could do

-a mushtarian cafe/sandwich place like Aucoquelet maybe late morning or afternoon (2000 University Avenue http://www.aucoquelet.com/) 

-Or a high end cocktail bar at Revival late afternoon ( 2102 Shattuck Ave http://revivalbarandkitchen.com/)

Any preference?

Kate
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: f33sh on February 13, 2014, 11:44:43 PM
I'd be in for the 22nd, would prefer sandwich/cafe type place mid-day.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mxt0133 on February 14, 2014, 12:35:54 AM
I'm in for the 22nd, i vote for the sandwich place as well.  Just let me know the time.
Title: Berkeley Meetup 2/22
Post by: meteor on February 14, 2014, 02:05:05 PM
Here is the meeting time and place:

DATE: Saturday, February 22nd
TIME: 2:00
PLACE: Au Coquelet, Berkeley. ( 2000 University Avenue http://www.aucoquelet.com/ )   You can walk from BART.

*Please Note:  There are 2 rooms in this cafe *Go to the back room*.  Look for a table with a blue bike helmet.


Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: genselecus on February 19, 2014, 12:53:17 PM
Thanks for organizing, Kate. I look forward to meeting everyone on Saturday!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on February 19, 2014, 05:30:03 PM
Look forward to meeting everyone on Saturday.  So far here my tally of who said they are coming:


genselecus
mxt0133
f33sh

Just a reminder, there are 2 rooms in this cafe *Go to the back room*.  Look for a table with a blue bike helmet.
Time Saturday, 2/22 at 2:00. 

Nothing like numbers 2/22/2:00 at 2000 University. That is easy to remember!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: f33sh on February 20, 2014, 11:38:22 PM
Sounds good, I will be there
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on February 21, 2014, 11:52:20 AM
Im going to try to attend in Berkeley - it depends on what else happens that day.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on February 21, 2014, 12:28:01 PM
Im going to try to attend in Berkeley - it depends on what else happens that day.

Ditto.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mxt0133 on February 22, 2014, 08:35:12 PM
Great meet-up in Berkeley today!  It was good to put a few faces to the screen names.  I didn't think we would talk about so many interesting topics that were not already covered in these forums but I was wrong.  I want to thank everyone for sharing your points of views and experiences.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on February 23, 2014, 12:00:33 PM
Great meet-up in Berkeley today!  It was good to put a few faces to the screen names.  I didn't think we would talk about so many interesting topics that were not already covered in these forums but I was wrong.  I want to thank everyone for sharing your points of views and experiences.

Great meeting you all!  I'm still confused who is who by the user names here. I think we had a great mix of people from all different experiences and perspectives. I appreciate the SFers who made the trip across the bay.  I won't use real names here but say I'm the Berkeley resident (I think we had Oakland, China Basin, Northbeach and Inner Sunset (n judah?).
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: alphalemming on March 26, 2014, 01:16:01 PM
Anyone up in the Marin/Sonoma county area?  I looked through this thread and the Berkeley thread and it seems that everyone is East or South of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on April 01, 2014, 12:03:30 AM
Po' Hill... checking you out...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: vespito on April 01, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Hi all,
I'm in SF (sunset) myself.  Sounds like you all had a fun meetup.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: ManyMountains on April 10, 2014, 04:08:49 PM
My wife and I (and baby son) are in the East East Bay (Walnut Creek). We feel like our city is a living anti-mustachian wall of shame. Any other mustaches out here?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AlmostIndependent on April 19, 2014, 01:31:19 PM
My wife and I (and baby son) are in the East East Bay (Walnut Creek). We feel like our city is a living anti-mustachian wall of shame. Any other mustaches out here?

I was living out in Walnut Creek when I was in the Bay Area. It is a living anti-mustachian wall of shame. My favorite tidbit of WC insanity is that the creek from which the town gets its name has been totally paved over and now emerges into daylight at the edge of town right next to Maria Maria on Broadway. I'm glad to be out of there. Keep strong!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: altoid on April 29, 2014, 05:24:35 PM
hey I am from east bay, and work in SF. Any future meetup planned ?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on May 06, 2014, 03:59:49 PM
I am also in the East Bay, in San Leandro, commuting to SF for work.  So I can meet in the city M-F evenings.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Badass by 41 on May 09, 2014, 02:30:13 PM
Hey all!  I'm on the peninsula.  Looking forward to the next meet up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on May 09, 2014, 04:01:57 PM
If anyone wants a meetup, just pick a time and place.  There is no official meetup coordinator
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: myfirstdollar on May 11, 2014, 11:53:14 PM
Hi all

I live and work in San Francisco.   Like a few others, Sunset district N Judah.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Begonia on May 15, 2014, 02:07:26 PM
SF, Richmond District here. Definitely up for meeting with local Mustachians.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: ManyMountains on May 15, 2014, 09:42:53 PM
Agreed. It seems like there could be a meetup in the South Bay, SF, and East Bay.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mxt0133 on May 15, 2014, 11:58:30 PM
I think there is enough interest in a SF meetup.  I propose West bluff picnic area, Long Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 by Crissy Fields on May 31st say 10 am.  There are picnic tables and grills there so we can BBQ.  I can get there a little early to get a table with a grill.

We can do pot luck.  Once we confirm who's attending we can organize who can bring what.

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Begonia on May 16, 2014, 08:43:55 PM
I think there is enough interest in a SF meetup.  I propose West bluff picnic area, Long Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 by Crissy Fields on May 31st say 10 am.  There are picnic tables and grills there so we can BBQ.  I can get there a little early to get a table with a grill.

We can do pot luck.  Once we confirm who's attending we can organize who can bring what.



Way to be proactive, mxt0133! Unfortunately I have to be at a graduation from morning to early afternoon that day. Will not like missing it. If a good amount of people can't make it, how does the following Saturday 6/7 look?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: michaelrecycles on May 18, 2014, 03:37:03 PM
Check the latest MMM post re: 5/23 at Heron's Head Park in SF.

Unfortunately, this is a little far for me in Santa Cruz, particularly since I don't have any other plans in the City that weekend.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Begonia on May 18, 2014, 06:49:59 PM
Am going on Friday 5/23. Hope to see other Bay Area 'staches there!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: mxt0133 on May 18, 2014, 08:55:09 PM
@micheal - Thanks, I almost missed that post.  See everyone there. I'm pretty excited to meet the MMM family, they're practically royalty in my book!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on May 19, 2014, 07:52:29 PM
Unfortunately, this is a little far for me in Santa Cruz, particularly since I don't have any other plans in the City that weekend.

agreed! I'm still considering it but by the time I trek up there after work I think it might be almost over anyway... South Bay folks are you game for another meetup in the next couple months? I just realized how long it's been since the last one! And anybody who makes it up to SF this Friday can fill the rest of us in on how it went. :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: RapmasterD on May 19, 2014, 09:41:27 PM
Am going on Friday 5/23. Hope to see other Bay Area 'staches there!

Yah moh be there!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: The Bearded Bank Builder on May 20, 2014, 04:59:10 PM
See you all there this Friday! He mentioned it's right near Speakeasy Brewery. Never been there myself but love the beer, so will definitely be wandering over there at some point
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on May 20, 2014, 05:10:56 PM
See you all there this Friday! He mentioned it's right near Speakeasy Brewery. Never been there myself but love the beer, so will definitely be wandering over there at some point

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UrcNwWaeaZc/UikEF5ZjvrI/AAAAAAAAArE/-lKBJ2_CQ4o/s1600/speakeasy.gif)

(sorry I can't make it!)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on May 23, 2014, 02:03:36 PM
Living in SF and I will attend the meeting tonight.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on May 24, 2014, 07:51:28 AM
In case you didn't make it, or didn't share your email:

Someone started a Google + for local Mustachians

https://plus.google.com/communities/109606181421765828312
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: NickeldimeDC on May 24, 2014, 11:45:53 AM
Attended the meet up last night and was pleasantly surprised to see so many people pursuing Financial Freedom through Badassity. 

Was impressed by Evan who retired from corporate life at 28.  Intrigued by Ben and his goal of retiring in 5 years.  Welcomed by KJ and Michael in a very warm way.

Alamedagal and I had a great time and are interested in future meet-ups in the Bay Area, especially the East Bay.

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on May 24, 2014, 04:03:16 PM
It was a pleasure meeing everyone yesterday.  So many stories so little time!  Looking forward to meeting more local mustachians at future meetings. :)

Wish I knew more people were attending since I brought a small cake to welcome Mr. Mustache.  Next time!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on May 24, 2014, 09:43:03 PM
It was a pleasure meeing everyone yesterday.  So many stories so little time!  Looking forward to meeting more local mustachians at future meetings. :)

Wish I knew more people were attending since I brought a small cake to welcome Mr. Mustache.  Next time!


That was you, eh?
Thanks!!! It was amazingly delicious!!!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on May 27, 2014, 09:52:45 AM
At the meeting on Friday, someone collected (perhaps) 50-75 email addresses into a list. I have a server that can be used to host a Bay Area Mustachian listserv if the holder of the email addresses is interested.

(I realize that there is a google group, but I don't believe that the contact list could be added there; people would have to start over again.)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on May 27, 2014, 06:08:07 PM
At the meeting on Friday, someone collected (perhaps) 50-75 email addresses into a list. I have a server that can be used to host a Bay Area Mustachian listserv if the holder of the email addresses is interested.

(I realize that there is a google group, but I don't believe that the contact list could be added there; people would have to start over again.)

That's been done already: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jd45RCxDQSVJbJb_zbe_aq3morJVlUqmCSMFxZa0Rhc/edit#gid=0
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on May 28, 2014, 12:13:53 PM
@ Bakari:  Cool indeed!  Glad the cake was enjoyed.  We really needed more name tags by the end it was like playing pictionary.  :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on May 28, 2014, 11:54:46 PM

agreed! I'm still considering it but by the time I trek up there after work I think it might be almost over anyway... South Bay folks are you game for another meetup in the next couple months? I just realized how long it's been since the last one! And anybody who makes it up to SF this Friday can fill the rest of us in on how it went. :)

Yes, I'm interested in a South Bay meet up!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 16, 2014, 09:29:58 PM

agreed! I'm still considering it but by the time I trek up there after work I think it might be almost over anyway... South Bay folks are you game for another meetup in the next couple months? I just realized how long it's been since the last one! And anybody who makes it up to SF this Friday can fill the rest of us in on how it went. :)

Yes, I'm interested in a South Bay meet up!

Yes, I think we should do another South Bay meet-up as well. (The SF one was a bit out of the way and we already had plans to camp elsewhere that night).

Any one have suggestions for a date? After, or during the long-weekend perhaps?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on June 16, 2014, 11:24:43 PM
A South Bay meet up or even one in midway in the penninsula might be a good location compromise.  How do others feel about Millbrae, San Mateo or Redwood City?  Any other ideas?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Frugal Frequency Holder on June 18, 2014, 12:38:47 AM
The country hippie contingent (town of Fairfax in Marin county) reporting for duty!

Good to be here.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Badass by 41 on June 18, 2014, 10:49:11 AM
Mid-Pennisula sounds great to me!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on June 20, 2014, 03:23:32 PM
Hello fellow Bayesians!  (I may not be from around here)

After the meetup in Heron's Head Park last month (http://www.andhigherstill.com/2014/06/an-evening-with-mustachians.html), we decided it would be worthwhile to organize additional meetups under the Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM) banner.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lxkrnW-9LpQ/U4zW-FTPI2I/AAAAAAAAXeY/4qvUkm6WsBI/s1600/SAM_1371.JPG)

To facilitate this, we assembled a contact spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jd45RCxDQSVJbJb_zbe_aq3morJVlUqmCSMFxZa0Rhc/edit#gid=0), a Google Group email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians), and a Google+ Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/109606181421765828312). All should be publicly joinable!

We're having a little meetup in Dolores Park on Saturday afternoon, described in more detail in the Group and Community.  All are welcome—if you know anyone else who might be interested, forward this along!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 20, 2014, 03:47:29 PM
Hello fellow Bayesians!  (I may not be from around here)

After the meetup in Heron's Head Park last month (http://www.andhigherstill.com/2014/06/an-evening-with-mustachians.html), we decided it would be worthwhile to organize additional meetups under the Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM) banner.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lxkrnW-9LpQ/U4zW-FTPI2I/AAAAAAAAXeY/4qvUkm6WsBI/s1600/SAM_1371.JPG)

To facilitate this, we assembled a contact spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jd45RCxDQSVJbJb_zbe_aq3morJVlUqmCSMFxZa0Rhc/edit#gid=0), a Google Group email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians), and a Google+ Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/109606181421765828312). All should be publicly joinable!

We're having a little meetup in Dolores Park on Saturday afternoon, described in more detail in the Group and Community.  All are welcome—if you know anyone else who might be interested, forward this along!

Wow, that group looks way larger than I had imagined

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on June 20, 2014, 04:29:10 PM
That little crowd?  That was way before things got rolling—MMM had just arrived!

People were coming and going, but I collected 85 email addressed and I'd estimate the total turnout at around 100:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xnDw38PG9DE/U4ByNaVEU3I/AAAAAAAAXYA/j6VsylHui50/w1020-h574-no/SAM_1378.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ilmQLbdgfeA/U4zhB1Oy-KI/AAAAAAAAXe0/6fsBDomNO-o/s1600/SAM_1377.JPG)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 20, 2014, 05:58:34 PM
That little crowd?  That was way before things got rolling—MMM had just arrived!

People were coming and going, but I collected 85 email addressed and I'd estimate the total turnout at around 100:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xnDw38PG9DE/U4ByNaVEU3I/AAAAAAAAXYA/j6VsylHui50/w1020-h574-no/SAM_1378.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ilmQLbdgfeA/U4zhB1Oy-KI/AAAAAAAAXe0/6fsBDomNO-o/s1600/SAM_1377.JPG)

Yeah, those were the photos I was looking at
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on June 22, 2014, 06:21:34 PM
Another successful meetup (http://www.andhigherstill.com/2014/06/bay-area-mighty-mustachian-meetup-bammm.html)!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HDyEHzfUq48/U6dnwk90RZI/AAAAAAAAXsI/QH400Y3hJEE/s1600/BAMMM.14.06+-+01.jpg)

I hope to see more of you at the next one somewhere else in the Bay Area.  If you have ideas about what to do or where to meet, send them out on the email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians)!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on July 30, 2014, 07:25:10 PM
Any upcoming plans for another meet-up? I've yet to meet some fellow Mustachians IRL, but am dying to. :-)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on July 30, 2014, 07:31:45 PM
Any upcoming plans for another meet-up? I've yet to meet some fellow Mustachians IRL, but am dying to. :-)

I'm just gonna keep lurking the event photos until I spot someone I actually know
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Frugal Frequency Holder on August 24, 2014, 11:24:47 PM
Me too me too. I'm an MMM newbie and I'd really like to meet you all. Just added myself to the G+ community and group mailing list linked above.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on August 25, 2014, 08:04:21 PM
Hey, yall remember when MMM came to SF, and we all met up at a park?
I met this one guy there, and we started going on bike rides together once a week, and then he introduced me to his roommate, and then she and I started dating, and now its getting kinda all serious and stuff, and so, like, thanks MMM community, for being a part of making that happen!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on August 27, 2014, 04:52:03 PM
Hey, yall remember when MMM came to SF, and we all met up at a park?
I met this one guy there, and we started going on bike rides together once a week, and then he introduced me to his roommate, and then she and I started dating, and now its getting kinda all serious and stuff, and so, like, thanks MMM community, for being a part of making that happen!

That's so sweet and awesome!  Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on August 27, 2014, 08:39:52 PM
So the last meetup was in SF - before I was a Mustachian. I'd like to see one in the South Bay. Anyone interested? (Not sure if I should start a new thread, or if this one is appropriate).
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on August 27, 2014, 09:35:20 PM
So the last meetup was in SF - before I was a Mustachian. I'd like to see one in the South Bay. Anyone interested? (Not sure if I should start a new thread, or if this one is appropriate).

This thread should be a good place to start I think. The last time some of us got together down this way the idea started here and then moved to its own thread once it got to the logistics/rough headcount stages. Lots of people (including me) have mentioned interest in a South Bay meetup, but so far nobody has suggested a date/location yet. Maybe you will be the brave non-introvert to take charge! Been considering stepping in and suggesting something myself but I haven't had time and I'm going to be on vacation for much of September so I was waiting at least until I get back.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on August 27, 2014, 10:46:35 PM
So the last meetup was in SF - before I was a Mustachian. I'd like to see one in the South Bay. Anyone interested? (Not sure if I should start a new thread, or if this one is appropriate).

This thread should be a good place to start I think. The last time some of us got together down this way the idea started here and then moved to its own thread once it got to the logistics/rough headcount stages. Lots of people (including me) have mentioned interest in a South Bay meetup, but so far nobody has suggested a date/location yet. Maybe you will be the brave non-introvert to take charge! Been considering stepping in and suggesting something myself but I haven't had time and I'm going to be on vacation for much of September so I was waiting at least until I get back.

Heh, I was on vacation for much of August. And INTJ here, though I might get desperate enough to lead if no one else will.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: pmallory on August 27, 2014, 11:25:39 PM
I'll go to a south bay meetup (or a general bay area meetup). I live in Mountain View so meeting here or in Palo Alto would be nice.

What do we want to do? If people like going on walks we could meet near the Stanford Dish or the Bay Trail.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on August 28, 2014, 12:43:34 AM
I'll go to a south bay meetup (or a general bay area meetup). I live in Mountain View so meeting here or in Palo Alto would be nice.

What do we want to do? If people like going on walks we could meet near the Stanford Dish or the Bay Trail.

I'm always down for walking. I'm over in SJ near the airport, but can definitely make it over to PA if need be.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on August 28, 2014, 10:01:11 AM
Ok guys, South Bay meetup September 7 at noon:

43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
This year's festival in downtown Mountain View will feature around 600 artists, live music, a premium wine tasting tent, a football viewing area, microbrews, sangria and an area for kids. Sept. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, 400 Castro St., Mountain View.


Of course I won't be there but I'm happy to suggest a time and place :-)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on August 28, 2014, 01:43:44 PM
... INTJ here, though I might get desperate enough to lead if no one else will.

the 2 times I took the real test (once in high school and once as a team building thing at a job) I came up ENFP, which does mostly fit but I'm still pretty introverted for an "extrovert"!

Ok guys, South Bay meetup September 7 at noon:

43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
This year's festival in downtown Mountain View will feature around 600 artists, live music, a premium wine tasting tent, a football viewing area, microbrews, sangria and an area for kids. Sept. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mountain View, 400 Castro St., Mountain View.


Of course I won't be there but I'm happy to suggest a time and place :-)

That's a good suggestion! Forgot I'd seen the banners for that last weekend... probably since I'll be gone then, bummer! Usually a good opportunity to get outside, people watch, and check out some random stuff you probably won't buy. :) 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on August 28, 2014, 09:59:40 PM
Ok guys, South Bay meetup September 7 at noon:

Will have to miss this one. Hope it is fun!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: pmallory on September 04, 2014, 11:28:31 PM
How many people make the Art & Wine Festival? We can pick a date further out if that makes things easier.

Also, are any south bay people looking for roommates? I want to get out of my one bedroom when the lease is up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on September 05, 2014, 12:16:12 AM
How many people make the Art & Wine Festival? We can pick a date further out if that makes things easier.

Also, are any south bay people looking for roommates? I want to get out of my one bedroom when the lease is up.

Yeah, I can't make the festival. Also hoping for something a bit closer to SJ, but if there'll be a number of people I would be willing to go further.

Also, I'm potentially looking for a roommate, but my lease isn't up until February. I'm currently in a small studio, but I'm considering renting a room or something to go cheaper - not sure what that would be (I'm leaning more ERE these days as far as rent). Currently working near the SJ airport.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on September 08, 2014, 09:05:36 PM
I'm in for a SJ meet-up.  Guadalupe River park near the San Jose Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Santa Clara has picnic tables.  It's also near the Diridion station.

Sounds great! I'd love to cook something and bring it to a MMM meetup for everyone to share. :-)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: pmallory on September 08, 2014, 10:33:06 PM
I can bike to that. When? October 18th seems sufficiently far in the future for people to plan around.*


* Also I'll be out of town for the first two weeks of October so we can't do it then :P
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on September 12, 2014, 01:34:41 PM
Do we have an official headcount for the proposed SJ meetup?  Thanks!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: NoraLenderbee on September 12, 2014, 03:22:03 PM
I'd love to come. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town on October 18th.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on September 12, 2014, 03:58:50 PM
I can definitely come to the SJ meetup. I can also probably get a Mustachian friend from another forum (doesn't post here) to come, and perhaps a different friend as well. Flexible with dates - let me know!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: climber1 on September 14, 2014, 05:06:46 AM
Hello, I moved to the Bay Area (Sunnyvale) last month and it would be great to meet some fellow Mustachians. The October 18th meetup works for me.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: pmallory on September 14, 2014, 10:48:21 PM
It sounds like we have 5-6 people. When we finalize the details we'll probably get more.

Place: Guadalupe River park in SJ
Time: ???

I suggested the eighteenth kind of arbitrarily (it's the first weekend I'll be back after traveling). We can do it later if NoraLenderbee prefers. Does early afternoon (maybe 1 PM) sound good?

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on September 15, 2014, 12:39:21 AM
It sounds like we have 5-6 people. When we finalize the details we'll probably get more.

Place: Guadalupe River park in SJ
Time: ???

I suggested the eighteenth kind of arbitrarily (it's the first weekend I'll be back after traveling). We can do it later if NoraLenderbee prefers. Does early afternoon (maybe 1 PM) sound good?

Fine with me, though if a different time works for people that's fine too!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on September 16, 2014, 11:29:55 AM
It sounds like we have 5-6 people. When we finalize the details we'll probably get more.

Place: Guadalupe River park in SJ
Time: ???

I suggested the eighteenth kind of arbitrarily (it's the first weekend I'll be back after traveling). We can do it later if NoraLenderbee prefers. Does early afternoon (maybe 1 PM) sound good?

Hi Pmallory,

I took the liberty of creating a seperate poll/thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?topic=23841) to select the date and also count RSVP and meet-up specific discussion. I took your arbitrary date, and arbitrarily added the next two weekends as options as well.
Hope that works
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Beric01 on September 16, 2014, 11:48:31 AM
It sounds like we have 5-6 people. When we finalize the details we'll probably get more.

Place: Guadalupe River park in SJ
Time: ???

I suggested the eighteenth kind of arbitrarily (it's the first weekend I'll be back after traveling). We can do it later if NoraLenderbee prefers. Does early afternoon (maybe 1 PM) sound good?

Hi Pmallory,

I took the liberty of creating a seperate poll/thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?topic=23841) to select the date and also count RSVP and meet-up specific discussion. I took your arbitrary date, and arbitrarily added the next two weekends as options as well.
Hope that works

Awesome, thanks for taking the initiative!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: voidmain on October 15, 2014, 02:51:32 PM
SF resident here. Can't make the South Bay meetup, but would love to meet up in the city with other folks at some point
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: hexdexorex on January 06, 2015, 08:25:46 AM
Burlingame here. Lets meetup once the weather warm up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on January 06, 2015, 04:58:42 PM
I just bumped the old South Bay meetup thread. In case it turns into another meetup, I'm posting here for anyone who wasn't following that thread but might want to meet up somewhere south-ish:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/south-bay-october-meetup-san-jose-guadalupe-river-park/msg507872/#msg507872 (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/south-bay-october-meetup-san-jose-guadalupe-river-park/msg507872/#msg507872)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on January 12, 2015, 10:24:29 AM
Any news on a new SF meet?  Cheers! :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on January 12, 2015, 12:10:42 PM
Any news on a new SF meet?  Cheers! :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: marblejane on February 20, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
FYI, doing a meetup in San Jose: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/march-south-bay-meet-up-whole-foods-at-the-alameda-in-san-jose/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: fireferrets on March 19, 2015, 12:36:05 PM
What up SFers? Can we have a meet-up in SF city sometime ^_< South bay is so far...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on March 19, 2015, 02:08:38 PM
The mustache google group is scheming on one in SF... I mentioned they should post about it here as well but maybe they're waiting until they pick a date?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on March 19, 2015, 04:07:33 PM
Correct!  We're still converging on a date.  Fill out this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s5bBvBBFIigs-5OcxAGBVZb3sznFLazHu4Yf3f6mNdA/viewform) to indicate interest and availability!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on April 04, 2015, 12:57:58 AM
Poll results (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s5bBvBBFIigs-5OcxAGBVZb3sznFLazHu4Yf3f6mNdA/viewanalytics) for this weekend: 22 for Saturday, 20 for Sunday.  My girlfriend and I will be in the Marx Meadow picnic area in Golden Gate Park tomorrow at 2pm (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marx+Meadow/@37.7706709,-122.4857416,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xc58e7cca652a1c71).  I'll be available at 424-243-6344 and also switch on the Republic Wireless 3G.  Non-glass alcohol is permitted there, and we'll bring something to share :)

Topics suggested for discussion:
This has been cross-posted to the Bay Area Mighty Mustachians Meetup (BAMMM) list (https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/bay-area-mustachians/dnkk6XfKOA8/OaL-EW4HdmIJ), and several people have already confirmed they can make it (http://whenisgood.net/d7dh7wq/results/83ep3pi).  Come on out and be social!

We can put something together for later in April too, perhaps in the East Bay!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: hexdexorex on April 04, 2015, 09:04:58 AM
Your post was at 1am so does tomorrow mean today Sat...or Sun? :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: hexdexorex on April 04, 2015, 09:20:59 AM
Your post was at 1am so does tomorrow mean today Sat...or Sun?

Nm your Google groups post was friday so I'll assume today :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on April 04, 2015, 11:41:36 AM
Yep! Today, Saturday, 2pm, Marx Meadow Picnic Area.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on April 05, 2015, 12:36:50 AM
Great afternoon!  We were just short of a dozen in the park today.

Some of the stuff we talked about:
 • Chase Ink credit card (business card, but available to 'sole proprietor' individuals)
 • San Francisco Mead Company (right near Heron's Head Park - http://www.sfmead.com/)
 • lastmingear.com - last-minute outdoor gear, delivered!
 • Scoot - http://www.scootnetworks.com/ - scooter rentals
 • Zipcar, Getaround, Drivenow...
 • Foodrunners, Feeding Forward, Food Not Bombs, Leftover Exchange, Inglorious Fruit
 • Traveling for cheap, even with family

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ktGORkVmETw/VSC1fXWVs7I/AAAAAAAAhZ4/Bw7W6YXDj4w/w1358-h765-no/IMG_20150404_164730.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AtBYCE84EiY/VSC1fWMHV7I/AAAAAAAAhZ4/fbzWdAf9CX0/w452-h803-no/IMG_20150404_164801.jpg) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FEsziYrFMLI/VSC1fQR8zqI/AAAAAAAAhag/fycJSLqoe1I/w452-h803-no/IMG_20150404_164747.jpg)

I'm proposing that we have another one at Lake Merritt (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8068503,-122.2503208,15z) on Saturday, May 2nd @ 2pm.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on April 05, 2015, 09:41:00 AM
My family celebrated Easter a day early, so I had to miss the SF MMM meet up.  I've calendared the May 2nd one at Lake Merritt so I hope many others can make it!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on April 05, 2015, 01:31:02 PM
I'm proposing that we have another one at Lake Merritt (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8068503,-122.2503208,15z) on Saturday, May 2nd @ 2pm.

We've been meaning to explore East Bay area, so this might be a good excuse to make the trek up there and make a day of it. You can count us tentatively in (2 and a half-ish people) .
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on April 06, 2015, 12:09:02 PM
Are these meetups non-hipster friendly?  Can we meet at Brook's Brothers?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: vulgar_girl on April 06, 2015, 02:20:20 PM
Posting to follow.  I'd like to meet up!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on April 26, 2015, 08:27:08 AM
I'm proposing that we have another one at Lake Merritt (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8068503,-122.2503208,15z) on Saturday, May 2nd @ 2pm.

Is this one for next week still on?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on April 26, 2015, 08:32:03 AM
I won't be able to make the May 2nd one.  2 birthday parties to attend.  Until next time!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on April 26, 2015, 09:11:12 AM
Lake Merrit!!
Why that's my neck of the woods


May 2nd!!!!
Why thats about the only day I have free for over a month!!!!!!!


It'd be fun to bring my partner - I met her indirectly though the last meet-up I went to (her roommate attended, we became friends, and then he set me up with her)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: isaakthepirate on April 26, 2015, 05:42:51 PM
Let's do it! How about we meet under the arches on the west side of the Lake (near Embarcadero)?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on April 30, 2015, 02:18:07 PM
I'm proposing that we have another one at Lake Merritt (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8068503,-122.2503208,15z) on Saturday, May 2nd @ 2pm.

Is this one for next week still on?


Well, its close to home, and I have nothing else planned, so I'll head over to the lake either way


"under the arches on the west side of the Lake (near Embarcadero)"  since that's what's already been suggested
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: vulgar_girl on May 01, 2015, 12:20:31 PM
My kids birthday is this weekend and we have something planned.  Totally interested in the next one!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on May 02, 2015, 01:31:54 PM
West side, arches, Embarcadero... Melanie and I will see you there!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on May 02, 2015, 02:42:04 PM
Will there be anyone with a sign.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on May 02, 2015, 02:49:33 PM
We're here on a green sheet right next to Terry's ice cream cart will mount the car is leaving now so by a tree on the green sheet




EDIT: ^ that's what happens when you dictate your sentence to Siri :P
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on May 03, 2015, 05:52:22 PM
Hahah, we kinda goofed on the location description.  We were at the Pergola at Lake Merritt, which is actually the easternmost point of the lake (GPS coordinates 37.8085,-122.2495 (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8085,-122.2495,143m/data=!3m1!1e3)).  'Pergola' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergola) comes from the Latin 'pergula', a projecting eave.  Learn something new every day!

Discussion topics included:
* LendingClub (http://www.lendingclub.com)—apparently it's pretty easy to cash out on FolioFN (https://www.lendingclub.com/foliofn/aboutTrading.action)!
* Mango Money (http://www.andhigherstill.com/2015/05/earn-528-apy-on-5000-in-savings-account.html)—earn 5.28% on $5000 or 4.95% on $10000 in an FDIC-insured savings account!
* BART bike stations (http://bikehub.com/bartbikestation/)—who knew bike storage ('valet parking') was free if you pick it up the same day?
* Republic Wireless Labs (https://republicwireless.com/labs/) is beta testing a 'pay for what you use' (a la Google's Project Fi (http://fi.google.com/)) data plan!
* Funding Circle (https://www.fundingcircle.com/)—like LendingClub for companies, accredited investors (http://www.investor.gov/news-alerts/investor-bulletins/investor-bulletin-accredited-investors) only!
* Puddle (http://www.puddle.com)—share an emergency fund with responsible friends to stretch your liquid cash further ! (http://www.andhigherstill.com/2015/05/stretch-your-emergency-fund-with-puddle.html)
* One of our own quit his 9-5 job this year and has joined the ranks of the financially independent!  Huzzah!
* Another recently moved to San Francisco and has successfully recareered into computer science with App Academy (http://www.appacademy.io/)!

Who's available on Sunday, May 24th of Memorial Day weekend?  I'd love to have another meetup in Berkeley, on the campus or in one of the great parks!  If you haven't been to Indian Rock, that's also worth a short walk. We're organized across a lot of different media, so I created a page specifically for keeping track of these events (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/).
* #BayAreaMMM on Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/BayAreaMMM)
* Google+ Event (https://plus.google.com/events/cbq5lts0lg8nqppgp3iahdcdv4g)
* Google+ Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/109606181421765828312)
* Google Group Email List (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: BlastinNRelaxin on May 20, 2015, 04:13:40 PM
I would definitely like to meet some like minded mustachios! I am out in Hayward Please add me to any list of meet ups or is there a specific person that took charge of this?

I have so many questions that I don't even know them yet.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on May 20, 2015, 04:54:19 PM
Living in Fremont.  Trying to get the family on board the MMM wagon.  Would love to meet up this weekend but Memorial day would work better for me.

Cheers,
Wyn
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: hexdexorex on May 20, 2015, 07:33:47 PM
Looks like there is a meetup this Sunday...

https://plus.google.com/events/cbq5lts0lg8nqppgp3iahdcdv4g

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on May 21, 2015, 12:11:03 PM
I will be biking there from Bart.  Where in the park are we meeting?  I have never been to that park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Alrecenk on May 21, 2015, 07:48:53 PM
Hi, I'm a newish (~6 months) Californian looking to meet some mustachians in the area. I'd like to make the meetup this weekend, but I'm carless in San Jose, so it's a bit far (2.5-ish hours each way by public transit). Is there anyone going by car from the south bay I could catch a ride with? Alternately, is there anyone who wants to have a meetup closer to San Jose/Milpitas/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kumach on May 21, 2015, 08:38:43 PM
Hi, I'm a newish (~6 months) Californian looking to meet some mustachians in the area. I'd like to make the meetup this weekend, but I'm carless in San Jose, so it's a bit far (2.5-ish hours each way by public transit). Is there anyone going by car from the south bay I could catch a ride with? Alternately, is there anyone who wants to have a meetup closer to San Jose/Milpitas/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara?

Hi Alrecenk. I am also fairly new living in Santa Clara and would like to meet people around the area :) We had a fun meetup recently in San Jose and would love to have another one if there are those interested in meeting up locally. Feel free to PM me if you would like to meet or chat!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on May 21, 2015, 10:12:46 PM
Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetups: bammm.andhigherstill.com (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/)

As advertised, a couple of us are meeting in Berkeley this Sunday.

San Jose, June 13th, 2PM?  Where's a cool place to meet up down there?  How is Cunningham Lake (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alder+Leaf+South+Lake+Cunningham/@37.3299135,-121.8153548,13z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x2fedc9f8cb05f9f6!2sLake+Cunningham+Regional+Skate+Park!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfe412301c06b115b)?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: iamlindoro on May 22, 2015, 04:59:21 PM
San Jose, June 13th, 2PM?  Where's a cool place to meet up down there?  How is Cunningham Lake (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alder+Leaf+South+Lake+Cunningham/@37.3299135,-121.8153548,13z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x2fedc9f8cb05f9f6!2sLake+Cunningham+Regional+Skate+Park!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfe412301c06b115b)?

It's right in the middle of the east side hellmouth.  If you want to meet at a lake, Vasona in Los Gatos is wonderful, and Lake Almaden is reasonably nice. 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: carozy on May 24, 2015, 01:49:59 PM
Unfortunately, another MMM meet up I'll have to miss.  Have fun today!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: WaffleIronMaiden on May 26, 2015, 10:19:28 AM
I live in SF, but we would be into meeting in San Jose on June 13th at 2pm!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on May 26, 2015, 12:31:53 PM
San Jose, June 13th, 2PM?  Where's a cool place to meet up down there?  How is Cunningham Lake (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alder+Leaf+South+Lake+Cunningham/@37.3299135,-121.8153548,13z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x2fedc9f8cb05f9f6!2sLake+Cunningham+Regional+Skate+Park!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfe412301c06b115b)?

It's right in the middle of the east side hellmouth.  If you want to meet at a lake, Vasona in Los Gatos is wonderful, and Lake Almaden is reasonably nice.

If you are looking to meet in San Jose, and don't mind being near a river or creek as opposed to a lake, these locations might be more friendly for the carless (increasing distance from the transit hub)

1) https://goo.gl/maps/QN845
2) https://goo.gl/maps/zT21y
3) https://goo.gl/maps/cauuw

We had a small-ish meet-up at the first location before, the second is a largish green space but not sure about picnic tables and such, I'm not familiar with the last one.

Not that I wouldn't mind an excuse to visit a nice lake in Los Gatos.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Mrs. Pomodoro on June 03, 2015, 01:23:09 PM
San Jose, June 13th, 2PM?  Where's a cool place to meet up down there?  How is Cunningham Lake (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alder+Leaf+South+Lake+Cunningham/@37.3299135,-121.8153548,13z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x2fedc9f8cb05f9f6!2sLake+Cunningham+Regional+Skate+Park!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfe412301c06b115b)?

It's right in the middle of the east side hellmouth.  If you want to meet at a lake, Vasona in Los Gatos is wonderful, and Lake Almaden is reasonably nice.

Another vote for Vasona park! It's very dog and kid friendly and shadier than Lake Almaden.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tonysemail on June 03, 2015, 04:32:02 PM
i'm planning to attend on 6/13.
vasona lake or cunningham lake both sound good to me.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Alrecenk on June 03, 2015, 11:57:13 PM
It looks like I'll be able to attend on 6/13 as well. The places CanuckExpat mentioned are definitely easier for me to get too as they're all near Light Rail stations. Lake Almaden isn't too bad either. I can do Cunningham Lake or Vasona lake as well if it's a better place, but it adds a bus ride and 30 minutes each way. I haven't been to any of these places, so I'll have to defer judgment on their quality.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on June 07, 2015, 11:06:06 PM
Something has come up and I will not be able to attend next weekend, but if someone wants to step up and say "we are meeting in Vasona Park (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vasona+Lake+County+Park/@37.241097,-121.9683435,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808e35bfb5c787db:0x797f4dd6a28a1c24) at 2PM on Saturday, 6/13" I'd be happy to advertise it on the BAMMM site (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/) and email list.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 08, 2015, 11:53:30 AM
Something has come up and I will not be able to attend next weekend, but if someone wants to step up and say "we are meeting in Vasona Park (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vasona+Lake+County+Park/@37.241097,-121.9683435,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808e35bfb5c787db:0x797f4dd6a28a1c24) at 2PM on Saturday, 6/13" I'd be happy to advertise it on the BAMMM site (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/) and email list.

Let's do it and meeting in Vasona Park at 2PM on Saturday, 6/13!
Has anyone been to the park before? Is there a good spot there for us to meet and find each other?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: POINTS of ER on June 09, 2015, 05:06:31 AM
I will try to make it this Saturday. Just to let you guys know there is a parking fee into this park. So if you plan on driving in I believe it's a $5 fee.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: iamlindoro on June 09, 2015, 06:59:34 AM
I will try to make it this Saturday. Just to let you guys know there is a parking fee into this park. So if you plan on driving in I believe it's a $5 fee.

There's no need to pay a parking fee.  You can park for free along University Avenue close to Blossom Hill, where there is almost always plenty of parking.  There's a pedestrian entrance on University Ave as well.

Here's a Google Street View image of the entrance (you can see plenty of parking on the street):

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.241745,-121.972584,3a,75y,122.11h,75.71t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sSAejo39bwX7OZmTBo3sHMA!2e0

There's a picnic/Barbeque area just down the hill from that entrance, too, which might make a nice place to meet.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: iamlindoro on June 10, 2015, 10:24:37 AM
I am currently travelling in the Bay area (Petaluma) and will probably still be here on Sat (unless this rain stays around) so might try to join you guys. Is that park dog friendly as I have my dog with me.

Yep, you can bring your dog.  Vasona is dog friendly (on-leash).
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 10, 2015, 11:19:24 AM
Holy shit guys it's raining in June!

That is all
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Mrs. Pomodoro on June 11, 2015, 05:15:30 PM
Holy shit guys it's raining in June!

That is all

... and back to 90 degree through the weekend!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 11, 2015, 10:19:46 PM
Thanks. Not sure if I'll make it or not as now it's too hot for me here so may head up the coast towards Eureka tomorrow. Your weather here is kind of crazy. Hmmm...maybe it's me? Being a Goldilocks Diva can be a pain sometimes - "but...but...but... it's got to be just right for me or else!"

Hope you make it out, I always see your signature and I was looking forward to asking you if retiring at 42 to play beach volleyball is as awesome as it sounds
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 13, 2015, 05:24:24 AM
Hey guys I'm out. Too hot here for me (hiking near Ukiah today at well over 100). So will head up the coast tomorrow but will check in here when I head back south in a week or 2 or 3 and see if anyone is interested in a meet up then.

Just so you know, going up "towards Eureka" is cool, but Eureka itself is kinda a crappy truckstop.  Arcata and Fortuna are more interesting.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: climber1 on June 13, 2015, 11:20:27 AM
Thanks for planning this. Look forward to meeting everyone this afternoon.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: climber1 on June 13, 2015, 03:07:06 PM
Where are we meeting? There are a lot of picnic benches in the park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Mrs. Pomodoro on June 13, 2015, 03:10:14 PM
Where are we meeting? There are a lot of picnic benches in the park.

We're By the carousel and not sure where everyone is. Wanna meet by the carousel/train station area? We're a family with two small dogs.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tonysemail on June 13, 2015, 03:18:06 PM
I'm here by carousel too.  By the ticket booth.   Blue shirt and white shorts.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 13, 2015, 03:20:54 PM
We're near the carasol. Any one else around?  There's 4 and a baby so far
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Mrs. Pomodoro on June 13, 2015, 03:22:12 PM
We're on the train to keep the little one entertained. Will be back to the carousel area in 10 mins.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 13, 2015, 03:25:38 PM
There 5 off us now. We grabbed a table in the shade next to the carasol,  also black and red chairs
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on June 15, 2015, 11:54:45 AM
Bummed I had to miss out on this one, I've never gotten around to checking out that park! How was the meetup, those of you who were able to go?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 15, 2015, 01:46:31 PM
Bummed I had to miss out on this one, I've never gotten around to checking out that park! How was the meetup, those of you who were able to go?

The meet-up was good. Thanks to who ever took the initiative to suggest the date and location.
There was about ten of us (human adults), a couple children, and some four legged attendees.
We chatted, introduced ourselves, talked about a variety of topics, and a few people mentioned how difficult it can be to find others who think the same way in real life.

The park was huge and pretty nice. I knew it had a lake, but had no idea about the carousal and the train. There could have been another group of the same size who converged some where else and we could have missed each other easily.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 15, 2015, 04:46:48 PM
Bummed I had to miss out on this one, I've never gotten around to checking out that park! How was the meetup, those of you who were able to go?

The meet-up was good. Thanks to who ever took the initiative to suggest the date and location.
There was about ten of us (human adults), a couple children, and some four legged attendees.
We chatted, introduced ourselves, talked about a variety of topics, and a few people mentioned how difficult it can be to find others who think the same way in real life.

The park was huge and pretty nice. I knew it had a lake, but had no idea about the carousal and the train. There could have been another group of the same size who converged some where else and we could have missed each other easily.

Any robots or space aliens?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: 4alpacas on June 15, 2015, 04:49:20 PM
Bummed I had to miss out on this one, I've never gotten around to checking out that park! How was the meetup, those of you who were able to go?

The meet-up was good. Thanks to who ever took the initiative to suggest the date and location.
There was about ten of us (human adults), a couple children, and some four legged attendees.
We chatted, introduced ourselves, talked about a variety of topics, and a few people mentioned how difficult it can be to find others who think the same way in real life.

The park was huge and pretty nice. I knew it had a lake, but had no idea about the carousal and the train. There could have been another group of the same size who converged some where else and we could have missed each other easily.

Any robots or space aliens?
They're not in the head count for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on June 15, 2015, 06:30:06 PM
Awesome!  I'm glad it happened and people had fun :)

Where and when should the next one be?  I am busy the next three weekends, but I'd be happy to advertise again (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/) even if I can't make it!

Time for something in the city, like Twin Peaks?  Anyone up in the North Bay or over the hills in Walnut Creek?  Judging by the Mustachian Map (http://goo.gl/maps/0FV0K), there should be people everywhere!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tonysemail on June 16, 2015, 04:38:31 PM
It was my first meet up and I had a good time talking with others.
I learned some stuff about back door 401ks, biking to work and a thrift store recommendation.

There was a suggestion that we meet up for a hike.
That would be fun.

Is there any interest in volunteering opportunities?
I'll be attending a free bike clinic this saturday at: www.goodkarmabikes.org
Is there anyone interested in volunteering together? :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: xander92 on June 18, 2015, 05:41:49 PM
I'm definitely a fan of doing a hike. It was my first meetup as well last Saturday, and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it! It was great to see the variety of people who showed up. I think we can all be a little apprehensive meeting people from the internet, but everybody we met was really cool. Let's do this again soon!

Chris
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Zx on July 12, 2015, 11:34:03 AM
Anyone in the San Ramon area?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on July 16, 2015, 05:37:59 PM
For those who aren't active on the Bay Area MMM FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, Google Group, Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM), or MMM's personal email list...

The Mustachioed Man himself will be attending the next meet up, which will be at Precita Park, (3200 Folsom in Bernal Heights, San Francisco) at 6pm, Monday August 3rd.  Along with a lot of other cool people.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on July 16, 2015, 05:46:42 PM
For those who aren't active on the Bay Area MMM FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, Google Group, Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM), or MMM's personal email list...

The Mustachioed Man himself will be attending the next meet up, which will be at Precita Park, (3200 Folsom in Bernal Heights, San Francisco) at 6pm, Monday August 3rd.  Along with a lot of other cool people.

Lol, I'm not on any of that so thanks for the heads up

edit: dagiffy1, I'm near-ish to San Ramon
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on July 16, 2015, 11:07:58 PM
For those who aren't active on the Bay Area MMM FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, Google Group, Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM), or MMM's personal email list...

The Mustachioed Man himself will be attending the next meet up, which will be at Precita Park, (3200 Folsom in Bernal Heights, San Francisco) at 6pm, Monday August 3rd.  Along with a lot of other cool people.

Thanks for the heads up Bakari.  Precita park in Bernal Heights is a nice change from Heron (sp) park.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on July 16, 2015, 11:14:43 PM
For those who aren't active on the Bay Area MMM FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, Google Group, Bay Area Mighty Mustachian Meetup (BAMMM), or MMM's personal email list...

The Mustachioed Man himself will be attending the next meet up, which will be at Precita Park, (3200 Folsom in Bernal Heights, San Francisco) at 6pm, Monday August 3rd.  Along with a lot of other cool people.

Thanks for the heads up Bakari.  Precita park in Bernal Heights is a nice change from Heron (sp) park.

By the way, which of these groups can I join (1) anonymously and (2) easily (I don't want to have to make a fake facebook profile, for example).

If I showed up to one of these, do you think anyone would "recognize" me"?   Like, oh that guy is a crazy fool, must be dragoncar.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on July 17, 2015, 03:49:24 PM
@dragoncar, the Bay Area Mustachians email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians) is relatively anonymous, as long as you don't reply to anything - email addresses are hidden by default, only members can look at the membership list, and it's up to you how you're displayed.

I update bammm.andhigherstill.com (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/) with new Bay Area events as they're announced, though there's no built-in way to subscribe to updates.

I've also been posting event details to Twitter with the hashtag #BayAreaMMM; here's the QueryFeed RSS feed (https://queryfeed.net/tw?q=%23BayAreaMMM) that you could subscribe to.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EastbayRN on July 28, 2015, 01:09:41 PM
Is anyone carpooling in the Berkeley area?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on August 28, 2015, 04:54:55 PM
Last-minute BBQ tomorrow afternoon (12:00~16:30) in Strawberry Creek Park!

Numerous people at the MMM meetup last month asked me to get this on meetup.com, so I created a group (http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/224408148/) for testing it out.  Even if you can't come tomorrow, feel free to sign up and join the group for notifications of future events.  The map and links to everything are also available on bammm.andhigherstill.com (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com).

I've reserved a 4.5-hour block at this small park (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Strawberry+Creek+Park/@37.8747199,-122.2872063,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfbb7925796c5307b!6m1!1e1), which is a short walk from the North Berkeley BART (or a short bike from Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, El Cerrito, Albany, or Richmond!).

There are picnic tables and charcoal grill on site, and if all goes according to plan we'll have a gas grill too—bring things to share!  I'll also bring a blue tarp to lay out on the grass.  The 16:30 block at this park isn't typically reserved, so we can probably stay as long as we'd like.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: cchrissyy on August 28, 2015, 09:33:09 PM
glad there's a meetup group, so much easier to stay aware of what's coming up and not miss out!

seeya tomorrow, I'll be there late in the afternoon but still hope to meet many people.
it's an easy ride from my place in north berkeley.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: AndHigherStill on August 30, 2015, 12:30:48 AM
~20 attendees, perfect weather, good food, and lots of great discussion!  Strawberry Creek Park (https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.868422,-122.286478&z=14&t=m&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=embed&cid=18138126929147277435) was an awesome location—running water, charcoal grill, picnic tables, shade, inexpensive to reserve, close to BART—and I'd be up for making the BAMMM East Bay BBQ a regular thing.

(http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/sfbay-area/?action=dlattach;attach=12581;image)
(Barbie birthday party in the background was, sadly, unrelated)

I was skeptical about meetup.com as a platform, but it's actually pretty slick.  I'll continue to advertise events on here, the BAMMM page (http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/), the email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians), Google Plus (https://plus.google.com/communities/109606181421765828312), and with #BayAreaMMM on Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/BayAreaMMM), but I highly recommend joining the Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/) for event notifications.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dtl on August 30, 2015, 10:06:10 AM
I'm sad I missed it but I did join the meet up group.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on September 01, 2015, 11:51:32 AM
Can't believe I missed this!  I live a few blocks away! (I haven't read this thread for awhile).  If anyone wants to do informal Berkeley coffee meetings, I'm up for it.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: psyclotr0n on September 03, 2015, 05:48:52 PM
Well it only took me a few months to find this forum, guess I need to work on my badassity.

Live in the Mission/SF, down to gather anywhere! Well, almost anywhere...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: JonyMustache on September 05, 2015, 02:56:22 PM
I definitely want to meetup as well. I'll be leaving my big expensive SF apartment in 2 months and I'm looking for a much cheaper solution, so if you guys know something, either in SF or in the East Bay, or are looking for a roommate, let me know.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: baystache on September 08, 2015, 08:51:06 PM
I want to meet up too. I have had it with lurking this site!

JonyMustache, have you looked into Burlingame, San Bruno, South SF? Caltrain has regular stops along this route and you could get yourself to work much faster than if you drove! Depends on the "last mile" between the station and your home/work.

When is the next meetup?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on September 09, 2015, 04:52:41 AM
I'll be in Bay Area Nov 10- 16, want to meet up then? I'm in Campbell, but could hop on light rail / train to meet-up.  Hmmm I'll think about a spot.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on September 09, 2015, 12:28:28 PM
I'll be in Bay Area Nov 10- 16, want to meet up then? I'm in Campbell, but could hop on light rail / train to meet-up.  Hmmm I'll think about a spot.

I'd be game for a meetup then. In Campbell would work for me, or somewhere along either light rail or one the bike trails would probably be good for a lot of people.

How about Del Monte Park? It's along the Los Gatos Creek Trail, I think in walking distance of some light rail stops, and has street parking (correct me if I'm wrong about light rail access).
It's also so new that it doesn't show up on Google Maps
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: step_away on September 09, 2015, 12:43:23 PM
I live in SF.  I'll be interested in a meet-up provided the venue is accessible by public transportation as I don't have a car.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on September 09, 2015, 09:07:16 PM
I'll be in Bay Area Nov 10- 16, want to meet up then? I'm in Campbell, but could hop on light rail / train to meet-up.  Hmmm I'll think about a spot.

I'd be game for a meetup then. In Campbell would work for me, or somewhere along either light rail or one the bike trails would probably be good for a lot of people.

How about Del Monte Park? It's along the Los Gatos Creek Trail, I think in walking distance of some light rail stops, and has street parking (correct me if I'm wrong about light rail access).
It's also so new that it doesn't show up on Google Maps

I work near 880/237 and live in Fremont, so a weeknight would work best for me.  Either way, I would need to be a car clown to get there!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on September 10, 2015, 10:07:38 PM
Hi everybody!  Just joined the meetup group.  Campbell in Nov sounds good, too!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on September 11, 2015, 12:27:32 AM
How about Thursday, November 12 ... 5:30 to 8pm? 

I propose we meet at Campbell Park - mainly because there's parking, picnic tables, and shade.  It's accessible via light rail too. Plus, I've been living abroad for three years and Campbell Park is 'home' to me.  So since we're in the deliberation phase I'll go ahead and elbow in and grab the helm.

Let's do pot-luck?  I can apply for a permit so we can bring beer ... mmm ... beer. 

What do y'all think?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Badass by 41 on September 11, 2015, 09:33:39 AM
Sounds great to me!  Thanks for putting all of this together everyone.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on September 11, 2015, 11:14:44 AM
How about Thursday, November 12 ... 5:30 to 8pm? 

I propose we meet at Campbell Park - mainly because there's parking, picnic tables, and shade.  It's accessible via light rail too. Plus, I've been living abroad for three years and Campbell Park is 'home' to me.  So since we're in the deliberation phase I'll go ahead and elbow in and grab the helm.

Let's do pot-luck?  I can apply for a permit so we can bring beer ... mmm ... beer. 

What do y'all think?

Ooh fun! I'd love to join but baby KS should be arriving sometime shortly before then so I may not be functional enough to leave the house yet. But if things are going extremely well and we're getting stir crazy being at home there's a slight chance I'd make it out!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on September 11, 2015, 12:28:50 PM
Sounds good, but I don't think we need to worry about shade, as by 5:30 it will be getting dark.  Can we get a place with a fire pit?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on September 11, 2015, 01:50:04 PM
How about Thursday, November 12 ... 5:30 to 8pm? 

I propose we meet at Campbell Park - mainly because there's parking, picnic tables, and shade.  It's accessible via light rail too. Plus, I've been living abroad for three years and Campbell Park is 'home' to me.  So since we're in the deliberation phase I'll go ahead and elbow in and grab the helm.

Let's do pot-luck?  I can apply for a permit so we can bring beer ... mmm ... beer. 

What do y'all think?

Sounds good. We should be in. If it's a Thursday we might just straggle in a little later depending on when we finish work and all that.

Thanks for the initiative. Since we decided on a date and location should we start up a separate thread for the meetup and logistics?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Conceptual on September 19, 2015, 11:23:42 AM
Anyone interested in organizing another Bay Area meetup?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on September 27, 2015, 08:24:59 AM
How about Thursday, November 12 ... 5:30 to 8pm? 

I propose we meet at Campbell Park - mainly because there's parking, picnic tables, and shade.  It's accessible via light rail too. Plus, I've been living abroad for three years and Campbell Park is 'home' to me.  So since we're in the deliberation phase I'll go ahead and elbow in and grab the helm.


I'm in!! Was sad to miss the August meet-up. Looking forward to meeting fellow BAMMM peeps. Could it be posted on the BAMMM website as well?

http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/

And/or the Google Group?

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians

Just a thought on the time/location... Nov. 12 from 5:30-8 might be a bit dark and chilly that time of year. Sunset will be around 5pm. I suggest we consider some kind of indoor location. I'm not so familiar with Campbell, or I'd make some suggestions.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Freeme on September 27, 2015, 09:33:07 AM
I'm interested, in south San Jose so somewhere in Campbell would work for me. I agree if we are meeting at night in Nov we would need something indoors.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on September 28, 2015, 11:15:17 PM
I'm interested, in south San Jose so somewhere in Campbell would work for me. I agree if we are meeting at night in Nov we would need something indoors.

See, this is what living on the equator does to a kid: I've forgotten to account for seasons!

Yeah- let's come up with a different time / place.  I'd offer my house but, well, it's being rented out. I doubt our tenants would appreciate me inviting guests over.

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: michaelrecycles on October 13, 2015, 10:31:36 PM
Just a heads up to the larger SF Bay Area group -

We've started a thread (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/monterey-bay-santa-cruz-salinas-monterey) for nearby folks in the Monterey Bay area. So far the responses have centered near Santa Cruz, and a small group of us is meeting for the first time there in a couple weekends on October 24.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kimble95050 on October 24, 2015, 08:43:16 AM
Hey Guys!

I just started reading MMM within the last few weeks but I love it.  Can I join in the next meetup group in the south bay?  I live in Santa Clara.

Also, I've never posted in a forum before, so this is totally new to me.  I know!  Been living in the bay since 2007, it's crazy this is my first post ever.

Let me know :)

-Kimberly






I'm interested, in south San Jose so somewhere in Campbell would work for me. I agree if we are meeting at night in Nov we would need something indoors.

See, this is what living on the equator does to a kid: I've forgotten to account for seasons!

Yeah- let's come up with a different time / place.  I'd offer my house but, well, it's being rented out. I doubt our tenants would appreciate me inviting guests over.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Bakari on October 24, 2015, 09:23:21 AM
Hey Guys!

I just started reading MMM within the last few weeks but I love it.  Can I join in the next meetup group in the south bay?  I live in Santa Clara.

Also, I've never posted in a forum before, so this is totally new to me.  I know!  Been living in the bay since 2007, it's crazy this is my first post ever.

Let me know :)

-Kimberly


Welcome!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: myamnesia on October 28, 2015, 12:30:41 PM
Hi,

Is anyone in the north bay, I'm new to MMM and the forum too, but would love to be involved in a get together of like minded PF peeps!

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on October 28, 2015, 03:17:47 PM
Welcome to MMM myamnesia. :) There are many of us up North, even here in San Francisco.  ;)

Join the local group BAMMM http://bammm.andhigherstill.com/ and the Google Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bay-area-mustachians

Stay positive and cheers!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on November 05, 2015, 12:57:26 PM
I'm interested, in south San Jose so somewhere in Campbell would work for me. I agree if we are meeting at night in Nov we would need something indoors.

See, this is what living on the equator does to a kid: I've forgotten to account for seasons!

Yeah- let's come up with a different time / place.  I'd offer my house but, well, it's being rented out. I doubt our tenants would appreciate me inviting guests over.

That meetup we were talking about was going to be next Thursday the 12th at Campbell park right? Has that been scrubbed or moved to another place/time?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on November 06, 2015, 08:35:18 AM
Let's meet at that time but indoors - I propose a coffee shop. Orchard valley downtown Campbell?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: grenzbegriff on November 06, 2015, 12:20:11 PM
Hi all, I'm new here but I hope to come next Thursday wherever the meetup is.  I live in Mountain View.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on November 06, 2015, 02:47:38 PM
Let's meet at that time but indoors - I propose a coffee shop. Orchard valley downtown Campbell?

Ah, I was looking forward to this, but I think I'll have to pass.  Coming from the East Bay, the traffic is going to be bad & it's so far.  I think I'd be able to join an evening meetup in the East Bay...is there any chance a future meetup might be located there?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: acorn on November 06, 2015, 03:23:38 PM
Hi all, I'm new here but I hope to come next Thursday wherever the meetup is.  I live in Mountain View.

I'm down at Palo Alto - have we ever had a meetup in the south bay?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: grenzbegriff on November 06, 2015, 03:50:25 PM
I'm down at Palo Alto - have we ever had a meetup in the south bay?
I believe that's what's being proposed, Campbell next Thursday.  It's a bit far for me, probably 1.5 hours by public transit, but I might make it.

If there are more people in the south peninsula I'd be down to meet up around here. 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: acorn on November 06, 2015, 04:13:40 PM
I'm down at Palo Alto - have we ever had a meetup in the south bay?
I believe that's what's being proposed, Campbell next Thursday.  It's a bit far for me, probably 1.5 hours by public transit, but I might make it.

If there are more people in the south peninsula I'd be down to meet up around here.

My bad, should have actually read the thread properly before commenting. Yeah, I'll definitely be down for a meet up in the area.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Eric on November 06, 2015, 04:32:41 PM
Hi all, I'm new here but I hope to come next Thursday wherever the meetup is.  I live in Mountain View.

I'm down at Palo Alto - have we ever had a meetup in the south bay?

We had one in March!

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/march-south-bay-meet-up-whole-foods-at-the-alameda-in-san-jose/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on November 08, 2015, 01:05:49 PM
Let's meet at that time but indoors - I propose a coffee shop. Orchard valley downtown Campbell?

That's Orchard Valley Coffee (349 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA) at 5:30PM on Thursday Nov 12th?

We'd be in (2 + a little one) as long we're out of work and the roads cooperate. It's relatively nearby for us.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on November 08, 2015, 01:20:43 PM
Let's meet at that time but indoors - I propose a coffee shop. Orchard valley downtown Campbell?

That's Orchard Valley Coffee (349 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA) at 5:30PM on Thursday Nov 12th?

We'd be in (2 + a little one) as long we're out of work and the roads cooperate. It's relatively nearby for us.

Yep!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on November 08, 2015, 01:34:18 PM
Hope to make this one too!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on November 11, 2015, 06:03:25 PM
I will be able to make this one, finally!

See you all there.

Wyn
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on November 12, 2015, 12:20:33 PM
Yeah! I'm looking forward to our meet up tonight (5:30 Orchard Valley Coffee in Campbell).

I'm bringing along my friend whose house I'm staying at this week. She's excited to go too.  See you there.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on November 12, 2015, 06:37:56 PM
Will be there in a few minutes... Finishing our beer across the street
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Malaysia41 on November 12, 2015, 09:48:04 PM
So lovely meeting you all!  I hope to you see you again next time in town. In the meantime, I'll see you on the forums - CanukExpat (cute family, yo), Grenzbegriff (love your savings rate), Wynr (I feel we've share history in this valley), (and other mustachians who have not yet registered on forums, eh hem. ).


Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on November 13, 2015, 12:11:21 AM

Yes, it was really great to finally meet some other Mustachians!  Thanks Malaysia41 for arranging the meetup.

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: grenzbegriff on November 13, 2015, 08:22:49 AM
Thanks everyone for coming, I enjoyed it!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: MacGyver on November 13, 2015, 11:03:01 AM
Good meeting everyone last night in Campbell. Here's the link to the PDF about Bay Area housing growth that I was talking about last night.

http://gis.mtc.ca.gov/home/images/motm/motm615.pdf (http://gis.mtc.ca.gov/home/images/motm/motm615.pdf)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on November 13, 2015, 11:17:10 AM
Thanks MacGyver, and welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: robbrit on November 19, 2015, 10:38:00 PM
Hey folks, anybody up to meet in the city or North Peninsula? (San Bruno, SSF, Daly City)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: NorCal on December 08, 2015, 11:19:55 PM
Adding my name to follow the thread.  I'm in San Mateo and open to meetups anywhere along the peninsula.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: aFrugalFather on December 22, 2015, 09:47:54 PM
Tagging for future reference.  Hope to join one of these gatherings in the future.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sesquipedalian on December 28, 2015, 09:18:27 PM
Is another meetup around here in the works?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on December 28, 2015, 09:58:22 PM
Is another meetup around here in the works?

You just started one! Pick a rough time and rough location and people will come out of the woodwork.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kimble95050 on January 03, 2016, 10:39:13 AM
Can I get included in the next meetup too?  I'm in Santa Clara and I just missed the last one :(  Also, could someone email me?  I'm at kim.rebecca.davis@gmail.com.  How do you know if new messages have been posted on here or do you just check all the time?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: igr on January 03, 2016, 04:43:59 PM
Also, could someone email me?  I'm at kim.rebecca.davis@gmail.com.  How do you know if new messages have been posted on here or do you just check all the time?

There's "Notify" button just above the first message in the thread. That's how I learned about your message :)

Btw, I haven't been to a mustachian meetup before as well, but I think it's time.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Zx on January 06, 2016, 07:09:17 PM
Keeping an eye out for East Bay area...plus posting to follow. This could be the greatest thing that's ever happened.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Wallflower on January 06, 2016, 09:55:16 PM
Same, though I (and I imagine others) won't be able to do any early weekday evenings. 5:30pm meetups in Campbell make me sad.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kimble95050 on January 06, 2016, 10:29:05 PM
Also, could someone email me?  I'm at kim.rebecca.davis@gmail.com.  How do you know if new messages have been posted on here or do you just check all the time?

There's "Notify" button just above the first message in the thread. That's how I learned about your message :)

Btw, I haven't been to a mustachian meetup before as well, but I think it's time.

Cool, thank you!  I will find that notify button.  So can we do a weekend meetup?  Maybe in a couple weeks?  I'm thinking South Bay, but I can also meet on the peninsula.  What do you guys think?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Vee2001 on January 07, 2016, 03:03:29 PM
Following.  Prefer South Bay or Peninsula meet-up.  :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: MacGyver on January 07, 2016, 04:17:42 PM
How does the early afternoon on Saturday, January 30th or Sunday, January 31st work for everyone in the South Bay/Peninsula area? We can narrow down the location after setting the date and time.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SF'd on January 07, 2016, 04:56:42 PM
Posting to follow. I'm in the city as well
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: NorCal on January 07, 2016, 07:16:30 PM
How does the early afternoon on Saturday, January 30th or Sunday, January 31st work for everyone in the South Bay/Peninsula area? We can narrow down the location after setting the date and time.

Tentatively interested in either day.  Mid-morning and mid-peninsula works best for me.  Actual attendance depends on the mood of my 2 year old.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on January 07, 2016, 10:04:26 PM
Either of those should work for me.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on January 07, 2016, 11:47:35 PM
This could be the greatest thing that's ever happened.

Ha ha, not sure about that, but it is pretty cool :)  Plus, your comment made me smile.

Edit to add: Another East Bay person, but on weekends I'm mobile & can make almost anywhere.  Sat morning is usually busy but otherwise those days seem good.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 08, 2016, 12:12:47 PM
I'm also in the East Bay, but can make it easily to Redwood City. 

Might I suggest Hoover Park at Woodside Road and Spring Street?  Then if people are interested, I could organize a tour of TechShop (http://www.techshop.ws/ts_menlo_park.html, disclaimer: I invested and so have a lifetime membership).

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on January 08, 2016, 10:04:39 PM
I'm also in the East Bay, but can make it easily to Redwood City. 

Might I suggest Hoover Park at Woodside Road and Spring Street?  Then if people are interested, I could organize a tour of TechShop (http://www.techshop.ws/ts_menlo_park.html, disclaimer: I invested and so have a lifetime membership).

wynr

Hi wynr, that sounds cool. 

Maybe all the East Bay folks could arrange a carpool?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: MacGyver on January 10, 2016, 11:47:13 AM
I'm also in the East Bay, but can make it easily to Redwood City. 

Might I suggest Hoover Park at Woodside Road and Spring Street?  Then if people are interested, I could organize a tour of TechShop (http://www.techshop.ws/ts_menlo_park.html, disclaimer: I invested and so have a lifetime membership).

wynr

We should have a backup location in case the weather is too wet at the park. Sunday mid-morning works for me (and seems to work better for NorCal).
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Lauren12345 on January 10, 2016, 05:53:30 PM
I'm in Mountain View, would love to attend a South Bay meetup!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: somepissedoffman on January 15, 2016, 09:31:43 AM
Hello!
The gf and I would like to meet up at the next meetup.
We're in Mountain View, previously suggested parks and Techshop tour sound like great ideas,  preference for weekends.

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: fikingviking on January 20, 2016, 09:27:59 AM
Anytime on Jan 30 or 31 at Hoover Park in Redwood City and then possibly the TechStop afterwards is good for me.  Based on others' feedback, it sounds like a meetup during mid-morning or early afternoon on Sunday, January 31 would be best.

How about meetup at 12pm PST on Sunday, January 31 at Hoover Park in Redwood City and then possibly TechStop tour afterwards?  I've never been to this park before, so I'm not sure what landmarks there are for us to find each other once we get there.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on January 21, 2016, 01:05:05 PM
Shoot, my mini-mustache is finally old enough to either get brought along to this or be left home with her dad, but I've got plans with an old friend who's going to be in town that day! Looks like I'll be waiting to see when the next one happens... have fun all!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on January 21, 2016, 01:57:10 PM
Sounds good to me; I'll check my calendar when I get home to be sure, but I think I'm in!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: MacGyver on January 21, 2016, 02:40:30 PM
Provided I can secure transportation to the event that morning/afternoon, I should be able to make it too on the 31st.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: meteor on January 21, 2016, 05:05:15 PM
I would also be interested in a carpool ride from eastbay/Berkeley.  I don't own a car (only a bicycle) but I can Bart to a mid location :)
-Kate
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 22, 2016, 12:27:21 AM
I could pick up/drop off at the Union City BART station on my way to the event.

Wyn
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: grenzbegriff on January 22, 2016, 04:54:14 PM
Another Mountain Viewer here.  (That's not really a pun is it?)

Unfortunately I'll probably miss this meetup by a couple hours.  I could get to hoover park by 2:30pm.  I might still stop by in case there are lingerers, since it'll be on my way from SF down to MV.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: somepissedoffman on January 26, 2016, 10:02:49 AM
Sounds good, the gf and I will be there!

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Wallflower on January 29, 2016, 07:14:09 PM
Great, I'll plan to be there.

If anyone's got a mustache-on-a-stick or similar icon, it might work as a rallying point for those of us who're meeting up for the first time. Either that or keep an eye out for people looking lost. :)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 29, 2016, 08:14:38 PM
Or we could use the Universal Mustachian Identification Signal (index finger under the nose).
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 31, 2016, 11:32:05 AM
See you all at noon or thereabouts.

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: fikingviking on January 31, 2016, 01:04:57 PM
Just arrived.  Has anyone established a meeting place yet?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Wallflower on January 31, 2016, 01:07:35 PM
I'm here, but no, not that I can see. Standing around at benches playing with phone.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: ohmylookatthat on January 31, 2016, 05:11:45 PM
i am here also. near two large trees
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on February 01, 2016, 02:23:57 PM
I'm here guys.  Where is everyone?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: iamlindoro on February 01, 2016, 02:26:38 PM
I'm here guys.  Where is everyone?

LOL!

I am sorry to have missed it, I had family stuff.  One of these days...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: MacGyver on February 01, 2016, 02:29:07 PM
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on February 01, 2016, 03:00:16 PM
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!

How many survivors?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on February 18, 2016, 07:35:40 PM
Somehow I fell off the replies, so posting to get back on again. Let me know of any plans to get together!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on February 18, 2016, 10:48:35 PM
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!

How many survivors?

None, apparently.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Onnagodalavida on February 29, 2016, 02:35:25 PM
Hello, fellow SF/Bay Area Mustachians, I just joined. My name is Brook & I live in Noe Valley, a recent transplant to SF. I've instinctively saved most of my life, figuring it was a way to give myself flexibility in job choice. It's nice to see I have company.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on February 29, 2016, 03:14:33 PM
Welcome aboard Brook.

Oneday - we all survived, but were so awed by the experience that it takes time to recover.

cheers,
Wyn
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on March 01, 2016, 02:16:54 PM
Welcome aboard Brook.

Oneday - we all survived, but were so awed by the experience that it takes time to recover.

cheers,
Wyn

Brook, welcome! There are lots of transplants here.

Wyn: lol
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CardinalSlug on March 04, 2016, 12:18:14 PM
Hello fellow Bay Area Mustachians,

I've been following the blog for a while and just moved to San Jose a couple months ago. Now that I'm all settled in, I'm looking to meet up with other like minded people to learn how others manage to survive in this valley on a less than six-digit salary. I'm doing alright, but want to do better. Is there a regular meet up of sorts?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: robbrit on March 05, 2016, 10:54:23 AM
Wow, lots of activity here since I last checked! Sad to have missed the meetup.

I've started organizing some events through Meetup.com if anybody is interested: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/
Let's try and make this a regular thing!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: grenzbegriff on March 12, 2016, 09:19:45 AM
Mustachian meetup in SF in three hours:
http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/229366732/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: robbrit on March 12, 2016, 10:02:56 PM
Thanks everyone for coming out to the meetup today! It was good to meet some fellow financial-independence-seekers (and some who are already there) in the area.

I've got a few more meetups planned for the group over the next couple months, and am working to find some space to host educational sessions on financial independence topics. If you're interested, all the details are available on the Meetup.com page: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/
Title: SF/BAY Area Meetup on Saturday, 4/23
Post by: Begonia on April 20, 2016, 11:09:36 AM
Hello Bay Area Mustachians -

REMINDER: There's a cool meetup this SATURDAY, APRIL 23 @ 1 PM at Dolores Park in SF at which we'll talk about many Mustachian things, and a lot about TINY HOUSES. If you're interested, here are more details http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/

Personally, I'm planning to build a tiny house in the next year to remove myself from the ridiculous traditional housing expense of living in San Francisco and environs. There's a lot of cool stuff happening in the tiny house movement now...Come learn more and share what you know. It'll be fun!

Hope to see you there.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Lagom on April 20, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
Hi all,

I moved back to the San Jose area last spring after some years in Chicago, and I would love to make it to one of these. Won't be able to do the one in SF this weekend, but I look forward to meeting some of you in the future!


Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: cyndre4 on April 30, 2016, 07:06:39 PM
Hi all,
I live in the Mission in SF. Looks like I just missed the meetup. I built a tiny house last year, would love to discuss! I'll find you on meetup!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on April 30, 2016, 08:35:13 PM
Hi all,
I live in the Mission in SF. Looks like I just missed the meetup. I built a tiny house last year, would love to discuss! I'll find you on meetup!

QQ.. Are you a dirty gentrifier?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: cyndre4 on May 03, 2016, 03:34:31 PM
Been here ten years, so I think I just missed it ;)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on May 31, 2016, 03:54:40 PM
Calling for another MMM get together - this time in the (south) East Bay at Ardenwood Historic Farm!

I will go ahead and set the date for July 9th, 2016 (which just so happens to be my first full day of retirement).

I love this place - it is one of the hidden gems of the Bay Area!

Hope you can make it.

Cheers,
wynr
P.S. more info below...



From the web site (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood#calendar):

Since Ardenwood is a working farm, the daily activities change from season to season so no two visits will be exactly alike. Visit our Naturalist Program page for more information and schedules before your next visit.
 Ardenwood Historic Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, year round, including Labor Day and Memorial Day. Ardenwood is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For picnic reservations call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. There is no parking fee. Dogs are not allowed in the Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Entry Fee

April 1, 2015 to November 24, 2015 (spring-summer-fall entry fees):
 Tues., Wed. & Sat.--$3/adults (18+ years), $3/seniors (62+ year), $2/children (4-17 years), under 4 years - free.
Parking is free.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on May 31, 2016, 07:01:43 PM
wynr, I would love to go & celebrate your retirement!  Mr. O's birthday is that week, he usually had lots of activities planed, but not this far ahead.  I will do my best, but please understand if I have to juggle multiple events.

To everyone: Ardenwood is a lovely place, but it will likely be H-O-T in July.  Bring your hat and lots of water!

Also, I would mention that I've never taken public transit here, but the bus stop is pretty far outside the park and the road in does not have sidewalks or shoulders. Maybe there is a shuttle?  If not, maybe bring your bike and/or arrange with someone to drive you in.

ETA: congrats on your upcoming retirement, wynr!  I really should have posted that first thing.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on May 31, 2016, 09:56:43 PM
Thanks Oneday!

There is public transit to the entrance, but it would be a long walk even from there.  I could pick people up from the Union City BART station if needed.

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on June 01, 2016, 12:58:52 AM
CONGRATS on your retirement!!!!! SOOOO Awesome!!! Whoot! Whoot!! (insert happy Snoopy dance in your honor here!)

 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on June 01, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
...
 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???

Oh, you are sassy! ;)

How about 10am?  That way we can all meet at the ticket booth - it is a big park and so it will be hard to find each other after going in.  Plus it will be cooler at that time (of course, this is the Bay Area, how hot can it get?).

Thanks,
wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dragoncar on June 01, 2016, 09:59:03 AM
CONGRATS on your retirement!!!!! SOOOO Awesome!!! Whoot! Whoot!! (insert happy Snoopy dance in your honor here!)

 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???

Sorry, Wynr, I don't think you can retire on only 30 posts.  I'm shooting for 10k, maybe 20k at least-- more if I have kids. 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on June 01, 2016, 10:21:42 AM
Gosh darn it!  I better go one more year so I can get my count up!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: somepissedoffman on June 07, 2016, 12:12:03 AM
Hey All!
Gf and I are a maybe for the July 9th Meetup.  Congrats Wyn!

Also wanted to throw out that I'm trying to coerce my colleagues into a bikepacking trip (tentatively 1 night July 16th), thought some of ya'll might be interested.  Leaving from Mountain View, thinking of going to Coyote Lake (~50 miles one way, mostly bike path).   Definitely amateur hour over here, so fancy equipment not required.
Not sure how many of them are actually going, I may have slightly undersold the hill climb on the last one, dissolving whatever trust they originally had in me...
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on June 07, 2016, 02:37:18 PM
Hi somepissedoffman, that bike trip sounds like a lot of fun.  Not sure I have the gear for it, but I will consider going.

Thanks,
wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: somepissedoffman on June 10, 2016, 11:34:10 AM
Cool beans, Wyn, I've got your email will send you the details
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on July 03, 2016, 12:04:08 AM
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
Wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on July 05, 2016, 12:40:22 PM
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
Wynr

Congratulations!
We have friends in town that weekend, probably won't make it.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on July 05, 2016, 05:20:52 PM
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
Wynr

I'll be there at 10.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on July 08, 2016, 09:20:26 PM
That's great oneday. If anyone comes late, we can meet up at the blacksmith shop at 11am

If no one is riding BART, then I can ride my bike to 'the farm' (green mountain bike).

Also, bring a container, there may be blackberries to pick!

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: kitkat on August 03, 2016, 07:06:16 PM
Oakland here! Commenting to follow.

Also, my Tiny House (being built by father in TX) will be done in the next ~year. Saw some earlier post about Bay Area TH'ers and would love to hear any advice on finding space for it.. or if any fellow Mustachians have a nice roomy yard to rent out ;)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: CanuckExpat on August 04, 2016, 01:23:27 PM
Saw some earlier post about Bay Area TH'ers and would love to hear any advice on finding space for it.. or if any fellow Mustachians have a nice roomy yard to rent out ;)

We came across a cool couple who lived out of an RV on some land they rented in rural Livermore, I asked about it and she said she found the land for rent on Craigslist.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Freedom17 on August 08, 2016, 10:38:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

We are planning to meet for a light morning hike in Rancho San Antonio on August 21 at 10:00 AM.

The hiking paths are paved and stroller friendly and the hike ends at Deer Hollow Farm which has lots of animals to see. It would be great to see all of you there and share experiences with each other on the road to FIRE.

We will meet at the main car park here: https://goo.gl/maps/ZgXLJCdnPop

Please let me know if you plan on coming and I can send you my contact details in case you run late or are having trouble finding the group.

Looking forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: KS on August 10, 2016, 12:45:08 PM
Ack, that is both baby friendly and close enough for me to come, but we'll be out of town! I hope it is super fun, so fun that you all want to go there again sometime soon when I'll be around and can join in. :)

Do be prepared, the parking lots get really full there on weekends for those of you who will be driving. We were there on Saturday afternoon and only got a spot because we happened to pull up as someone was leaving.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: fikingviking on August 29, 2016, 03:24:11 PM
Anyone ready for another meetup?  I posted on the financial independence subreddit to solicit interest in a SF bay area meetup and got some takers.  Someone suggested meeting in Oakland as it is central for the Bart system.

http://reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/504gxn/daily_fi_discussion_thread_august_29_2016/d718t0b (http://reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/504gxn/daily_fi_discussion_thread_august_29_2016/d718t0b)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: robbrit on August 29, 2016, 03:28:38 PM
Good timing, the monthly BAMMM meetup is tonight:
http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on September 25, 2016, 05:24:38 PM
Another MMM Meetup, this time in Moss Landing:

Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Far West Fungi
1186 Trafton Road
Moss Landing, CA, CA

http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/233528771/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=233528771&https=off
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: finp on October 01, 2016, 04:36:38 PM
Very late to reply, but our little family lives in Sonoma and would love to meet up with other MMM's in the north bay.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: bestideaever on October 12, 2016, 11:31:50 PM
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: financiallypossible on November 03, 2016, 12:41:17 PM
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/

I'm really forward looking to this meetup tomorrow. I just wanted to make others in the area aware of a thread I recently created:

https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/5a4kpa/fire_networking_in_the_bay_area/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tonysemail on November 03, 2016, 01:46:17 PM
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/

I'm really looking to this meetup tomorrow. I just wanted to make others in the area aware of a thread I recently created:

https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/5a4kpa/fire_networking_in_the_bay_area/

thanks for sharing that thread.  i learned about some other bay area bloggers.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 05, 2017, 02:00:14 AM
It's a new year.  Anyone ready for at meetup?

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 05, 2017, 07:58:31 AM
Sounds good! Something in the city mid-week? I can meet most any Tues and Wed. Any ideas of Mustachian places to meet on a winter evening?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on January 05, 2017, 09:24:37 AM
Fantastic idea! I'm in San Jose so would appreciate a location somewhere along the peninsula if possible? Or I'll be up in SF on Tues 17th for another reason, so after 8 on that night would work for me in the city.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 05, 2017, 09:36:50 AM
17th at 8 works for me! Any ideas on location? We wound up in a nice hotel lobby on Embarcadero a few months ago. I could look that up unless anyone has a better idea..??
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 05, 2017, 11:23:57 AM
17th works. Location close to BART would be good.

wynr
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 05, 2017, 12:09:48 PM
I'll suggest these two for relative proximity to both BART and CalTrain:

Hotel Utah: A good historic/dive bar. Normally has open mic, but nothing on the calendar so far for the 17th:
http://www.hotelutah.com/

Intercontinental Hotel: assuming there would be some place in the lobby we could hang out? Not sure about this particular hotel, but I've done this at other hotels
https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/san-francisco/sfohb/hoteldetail

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 06, 2017, 10:18:19 PM
Here's a great listing of the free days at Bay Area museums! Enjoy!

http://sf.funcheap.com/city-guide/monthly-free-museum-days/

Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Simple1_2_3 on January 10, 2017, 04:19:01 PM
I am a little late in joining the conversation but would love to meet and to learn, as well.    So sorry I missed the Far West Fungi gathering last yer -   absolutely love their annual  event - the best hidden jewel in the Bay Area.  I will keep my 1/17 evening open and appreciate the BART line consideration.  I will be coming from Oakland. 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: wynr on January 12, 2017, 02:59:36 PM
How about Hotel Utah for the 17th/8pm meetup?

wynr

Edit: Is this still going on? Who plans on attending?

Edit: Sorry, I will not be making it.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: financiallypossible on January 16, 2017, 10:13:33 PM
The following meetup is scheduled for Jan 19th:

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/236917051/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: EmEmEm on January 16, 2017, 11:33:46 PM
Sorry, I won't  be up in the city tomorrow after all. Have fun!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 17, 2017, 10:35:06 PM
Good idea!! See you guys Jan 19th!

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/236917051/
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: SassyG on January 18, 2017, 08:37:22 AM
And this on Jan 29, 2pm!

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/235387569/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=235387569&https=on

I'll join if I'm in town that weekend!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: financiallypossible on February 08, 2017, 10:25:30 AM
Added another meetup for Feb 11th at The Cheese Board Collective.

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/237554034/

I know it's short notice, but hoping some from the east Bay can make it.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tc_traveler86 on March 06, 2017, 06:39:37 AM
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Lagom on March 06, 2017, 12:04:15 PM
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!

How are your quant skills? If you know statistics, R, SQL, etc., you could easily transition to an analyst/data science job, which pays very well. There are some reputable bootcamps, or self-learning options.  Not everyone's cup of tea but I know a couple social science PhD types that made this transition and are doing very well.

Craigslist is a great way to buy stuff around here. Plenty of almost new furniture of a pretty high quality. The main thing to keep in mind for the Bay Area is that housing is really the only outrageous expense around here. You'll pay a lot for it, but it's very possible to practice standard frugality in most other areas.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: tc_traveler86 on March 07, 2017, 06:59:58 AM
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!

How are your quant skills? If you know statistics, R, SQL, etc., you could easily transition to an analyst/data science job, which pays very well. There are some reputable bootcamps, or self-learning options.  Not everyone's cup of tea but I know a couple social science PhD types that made this transition and are doing very well.

Craigslist is a great way to buy stuff around here. Plenty of almost new furniture of a pretty high quality. The main thing to keep in mind for the Bay Area is that housing is really the only outrageous expense around here. You'll pay a lot for it, but it's very possible to practice standard frugality in most other areas.

That's great advice, thanks for it!  Husband (who is a software programmer) has been pushing the quant stats route.  I have an ok background in statistics and data management (am actually teaching a discipline specific stats course this summer), but virtually no programming knowledge.  I'm going to try and make a go of the academic jobs for another year or two, with a firm end date/plan to transition to another path at the end of that.  Very glad to hear of people who have had success with that transition!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on April 04, 2017, 06:48:51 PM
I have the opportunity to create a Mustache House here in San Francisco -- a solar-powered, permaculture-friendly house of frugal people.

Would anyone be interested?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-marketplace/house-in-san-francisco-$3600mo-whole-or-$900person-or-$720person-or/msg1500383/#msg1500383
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on April 04, 2017, 06:49:12 PM
I have the opportunity to create a Mustache House here in San Francisco -- a solar-powered, permaculture-friendly house of frugal people.

Would anyone be interested?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-marketplace/house-in-san-francisco-$3600mo-whole-or-$900person-or-$720person-or/msg1500383/#msg1500383
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: electriceagle on April 04, 2017, 06:49:35 PM
I have the opportunity to create a Mustache House here in San Francisco -- a solar-powered, permaculture-friendly house of frugal people.

Would anyone be interested?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-marketplace/house-in-san-francisco-$3600mo-whole-or-$900person-or-$720person-or/msg1500383/#msg1500383
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on May 04, 2017, 01:36:33 PM
@ electriceagle: Your thread does not work correctly.  Kindly repost.

What is the location of this Mustachian House in SF?  If you cannot provide the exact address at least share the neighborhood, specs and details about the current condition, occupancy, and if subject to rent control, etc.  Thanks.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: 4alpacas on May 04, 2017, 01:49:39 PM
@ electriceagle: Your thread does not work correctly.  Kindly repost.

What is the location of this Mustachian House in SF?  If you cannot provide the exact address at least share the neighborhood, specs and details about the current condition, occupancy, and if subject to rent control, etc.  Thanks.
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-marketplace/mustache-house-san-francisco-(rooms-available)/ (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-marketplace/mustache-house-san-francisco-(rooms-available)/)
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: sobezen on May 04, 2017, 02:17:38 PM
Thanks for clarifying.  So the property is located in Hunter's Point.  Interesting. 
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: facepalm on May 27, 2017, 10:39:24 AM
Following. Would be interested in the next meetup. I'm in Marin.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Xlar on June 02, 2017, 11:36:57 AM
I would also be interested in the next meetup.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: gerardc on June 22, 2017, 11:43:44 PM
Interested too, from Mountain View.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: RussellMania on June 29, 2017, 12:58:56 PM
Is there anyone else all the way up in Sonoma County?
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: FITortoise on June 29, 2017, 01:08:09 PM
Moving to the Bay Area in July 2017 (specific neighborhood TBD...) - will follow this thread, and look forward to the next meetup!
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: WSUCoug1994 on June 30, 2017, 09:08:02 AM
Santa Rosa in the house.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Easy_E on July 16, 2017, 11:38:32 PM
New to the cult, but I've been living and working in the South Bay for 5 years--currently in Campbell.  I'd be into a meetup.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: dismalscience on July 22, 2017, 02:16:10 AM
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New to the cult, but I've been living and working in the South Bay for 5 years--currently in Campbell.  I'd be into a meetup.

I just moved to downtown SJ.

If anyone wants to stop by my apartment to compare notes or pass judgment on my unnecessary garden of Linux computers and cluster of plants, let me know.

Will fix electronics and offer Bitcoin advice in exchange for 2-wheeled vehicle repair / advice. :)

Send me a PM with a onetimesecret.com or 0bin.net message with your details, and perhaps we can coincide.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: oneday on July 23, 2017, 10:49:07 AM

Will fix electronics and offer Bitcoin advice in exchange for 2-wheeled vehicle repair / advice. :)

Send me a PM with a onetimesecret.com or 0bin.net message with your details, and perhaps we can coincide.

dismalscience, I don't understand half of your post :) but welcome! from this life-long Bay Area resident & non-techy person.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Cali Nonya on July 23, 2017, 03:15:41 PM
Posting to follow in case there is another Bay Area meet-up.
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: Dads Dollars Debts on August 01, 2017, 11:36:03 PM
Yes. Please let us know if there is another bay area meet up. I am in Santa Rosa
Title: Re: SF/Bay Area?
Post by: LPG on August 09, 2017, 11:35:22 AM
Posting to follow, in case there are more Bay Area gatherings.