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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #150 on: October 20, 2014, 03:34:43 PM »
same.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #151 on: October 21, 2014, 11:28:56 AM »
Depending on whether would anyone object to Minnehaha Falls?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #152 on: October 21, 2014, 12:14:39 PM »
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.

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« Reply #153 on: October 21, 2014, 12:15:58 PM »
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.

Lake Harriet Brewery isn't too far away and Flat Earth is about 5 miles from there....

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« Reply #154 on: October 21, 2014, 12:22:06 PM »
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.

Haha

Lake Harriet Brewery isn't too far away and Flat Earth is about 5 miles from there....

Harriet would be a good option, Flat Earth is getting out of most peoples way from the little I know of where they live.  Northbound could be another good option.

The plus about the park would be I can bring my dog, but some breweries I can bring my dog as well if we sit outside (not required if it's really cold).
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« Reply #155 on: October 21, 2014, 12:25:13 PM »
Lake Harriet does have outside seating, but I haven't really been there past September so it would just depend on the weather.

For Flat Earth, I don't know if they would object to your dog. FEB's owner has two or three retrievers that I've seen lounging in the Tap Room, though they are hunting dogs and so extremely disciplined, if I recall they would sit to the side and only come to someone if they were summoned, I personally loved it because I got to play with some amazing dogs while sampling their brews. Of course, they might be skiddish about another dog coming in, so my guess is that he won't be allowed entrance :-(.

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« Reply #156 on: October 21, 2014, 12:25:45 PM »
Northbound is highly dog-friendly (the outside, at least).  I haven't been to Harriet or Flat Earth yet.

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« Reply #157 on: October 23, 2014, 03:46:35 PM »
Northbound is highly dog-friendly (the outside, at least).  I haven't been to Harriet or Flat Earth yet.

Nice, would definitely be game for Northbound as I haven't been there.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #158 on: October 24, 2014, 09:42:11 AM »
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)

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« Reply #159 on: October 24, 2014, 10:56:48 AM »
So for a recap, we've discussed an upcoming meetup:

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

With dog-friendly outdoor picnic table seating.

If you're driving / biking, this is near 38th Street and Hiawatha (55) in south Minneapolis.
If you're taking the light-rail or bus, it's a block or two west on the Blue Line at 38th Street Station, which the 22, 23, 14 routes all stop at.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #160 on: October 24, 2014, 02:50:05 PM »
Hi all,

What time are you thinking at north bound?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #161 on: October 24, 2014, 03:30:06 PM »
Happy hour is 3 - 6 pm, so I'd say 5 or 5:30. 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #162 on: October 24, 2014, 05:32:16 PM »
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)

Samg - I am new to the MMM blog too, and am nearby you in River Falls.  I can't make the 9th as I'm out of town, but maybe next time.

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« Reply #163 on: October 29, 2014, 12:21:31 PM »
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)

Samg - I am new to the MMM blog too, and am nearby you in River Falls.  I can't make the 9th as I'm out of town, but maybe next time.

Welcome Washington Co/Western WI folks. Feels good to not be alone. We won't be at the 9th meet-up too, drove to St. Paul (Snelling) the other day and that felt like too much.

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« Reply #164 on: October 29, 2014, 11:20:15 PM »
Wow, looks like a good amount of East siders here. I'm in Oakdale. Anyone else already FIRE? I've been for about a year now.

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« Reply #165 on: October 30, 2014, 09:51:40 AM »
count me in - Northbound is a great spot (hopefully it's not as busy as usual for a weekend afternoon!)

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« Reply #166 on: October 31, 2014, 03:56:30 PM »
Sounds good.  I'll try to make it next Sunday as well.  Thanks for organizing it tariskat.

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« Reply #167 on: November 06, 2014, 12:50:23 PM »
That's not far from me and I'm free on Sunday! Can't wait to meet everyone. How will we know who to look for?

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« Reply #168 on: November 06, 2014, 01:17:20 PM »
Hmm. Good question.  I will be the mid-20s chick wearing a mostly white baseball cap (it's got a gray and black shield-looking design on the front but I think is mostly white).  If it's reasonable outside, I will request an entire picnic table outside, but it's predicted to be 37 degrees on Sunday.  Otherwise I'll get a biggish table for like 6.

I will be there at 5 pm, unless 5:30 or 6 will be better? Someone else please weigh in.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #169 on: November 06, 2014, 01:32:55 PM »
I am probably not going to make it.  Out of town this weekend :(   

Next time I am going to do my best.... 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #170 on: November 06, 2014, 01:33:51 PM »
So for a recap, we've discussed an upcoming meetup:

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

With dog-friendly outdoor picnic table seating.

If you're driving / biking, this is near 38th Street and Hiawatha (55) in south Minneapolis.
If you're taking the light-rail or bus, it's a block or two west on the Blue Line at 38th Street Station, which the 22, 23, 14 routes all stop at.

5pm would work better for me.  No need to be dog friendly if it is cold out, sit inside :).  Thank you for organizing Tariskat.
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« Reply #171 on: November 06, 2014, 01:37:41 PM »
Side Note:

If you are looking for a fun, free event and are into high end coffee drinks...  The Big Central Barista Championship is this weekend.  Hosted all weekend at Uppercut Gym in Northeast, right near indeed brewery.  It's a competition, but there are also free coffee drinks to be had.

http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #172 on: November 06, 2014, 01:51:18 PM »
Well, damn, I'm supposed to be getting notifications for this thread and they stopped coming...

Anyway, this sounds like a great meetup, and my Sunday afternoons are usually boring but we happen to have plans this week...  hopefully next time, glad to see people are still organizing  =). 

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« Reply #173 on: November 06, 2014, 01:57:13 PM »
Side Note:

If you are looking for a fun, free event and are into high end coffee drinks...  The Big Central Barista Championship is this weekend.  Hosted all weekend at Uppercut Gym in Northeast, right near indeed brewery.  It's a competition, but there are also free coffee drinks to be had.

http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/

Augh! That's why they're closed!  I box there, lol.  Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #174 on: November 07, 2014, 07:22:24 AM »
I was signed up to get notifications on this thread, too, but didn't for some reason. Anyway, I just saw this, and would love to tag along on Sunday if it's OK. I'll plan on being at Northbound on Sunday at 5 PM.

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« Reply #175 on: November 07, 2014, 08:00:59 AM »
Crapola. I am off to Phoenix & San Diego tomorrow ($89 Southwest one way - includes 2 bags).

Really wanted to go to a meet up.
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« Reply #176 on: November 07, 2014, 08:02:14 AM »
Happy to have you, Charlie!

Malacca, next time ;)  Have a great time in the warmth.

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« Reply #177 on: November 07, 2014, 09:33:57 AM »
I'm new to the forum but have been reading mmm for a few months. Can you fit 2 more in? My wife and I would like to join.

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« Reply #178 on: November 07, 2014, 10:06:38 AM »
Of course!  I'm not sure if they take reservations, but if they do I'll nab a place for 8.

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« Reply #179 on: November 08, 2014, 05:51:19 PM »
My wife is on bed rest with our third.  Are two little munchkins welcome?  Also, my brother is interested, but is probably only about a 50% probability.

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« Reply #180 on: November 08, 2014, 07:30:47 PM »
Everyone is welcome :-)

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« Reply #181 on: November 09, 2014, 01:59:22 PM »
They don't take reservations as it turns out, but the dude this morning said chances were reasonable since there's no football games or similar omg-bar nights going on.  I'll try to get there a few minutes early and get our name on the list.

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« Reply #182 on: November 09, 2014, 08:02:09 PM »
Sorry I ended up not being able to make it.  I returned to town later than expected.  Hope you guys had a good time!
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« Reply #183 on: November 12, 2014, 10:25:57 AM »
I'm afraid something came up for me, and I wasn't able to make it either. I hope people had fun!

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« Reply #184 on: November 12, 2014, 10:35:26 AM »
It was a pretty good turnout, I think - 4 of the forum-goers plus myself, and four non-forum folks.

Thanks to everyone able to make it!

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« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2014, 02:44:13 PM »
Was this ever a go?  Would like to resurrect the idea.

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« Reply #186 on: November 29, 2014, 09:38:15 PM »
Yeah, see the few previous posts. I went but arrived very late. Talked to a couple fellow mustachians briefly then joined one to watch Walking Dead at another joint with her friends.

Just confirming it was a go last round. I'd be up for trying at more of an appearance next time.

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« Reply #187 on: January 08, 2015, 07:57:25 PM »
Hey, everyone... Just checking in and following this post. Would love to get a regular meetup scheduled.
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« Reply #188 on: January 08, 2015, 08:19:38 PM »
You should plan one!  Past meetups were at the Minnehaha Dog Park, Merlin's Roost or Rest or something, and Northbound.  Pick a joint and set a date :)

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« Reply #189 on: January 17, 2015, 09:29:40 PM »
This is the closest meet-up that I would be able to attend and unfortunately my mustachian ways prevent me from getting there. I went car-less a year ago and now only means of transportation is walking, biking, and city bus.

If anyone goes and is swinging through Eau Claire, WI..a large 27 year old man with FI/RE is willing to split gas :)

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« Reply #190 on: February 07, 2015, 07:23:08 PM »
Hello!
My first post on the forum. I'm trying to think of a place for a meet-up in the Twin Cities in the middle of winter, but not coming up with anything. So, just wanted to say I'd be interested in joining. In the spring/summer, I'd be happy to organize something. I just hate winter. Hubby and I fell into the making more/spending more trap after being so poor in grad school while living in NYC. Last year we got our heads back on, started following MMM and just completed our year with a 61% savings rate.  It's good to be back on track.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #191 on: March 26, 2015, 11:06:47 AM »
Question of the day to the Mustachians of the Twin Cities.

Do any of you have any suggestions on where I can borrow bike tools?   My bike is long overdue for an overhaul, but I am not particularly interested in buying the tools applicable to my $75 bike.  I am looking for in particular a crank puller, not sure what its called, but my pedals are held on by a nut with 4 round holes so that  Peg Spanner, lock ring spanner, and the thin wrenches to disassemble and reassemble my hubs. 

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #192 on: March 26, 2015, 02:56:43 PM »
I would try Freewheel Bike.  They have space and tools and you can just go do stuff.  I haven't used them personally.

http://freewheelbike.com/articles/rental-repair-shop-pg320.htm

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #193 on: March 27, 2015, 11:15:37 AM »
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.
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« Reply #194 on: April 14, 2015, 01:58:40 PM »
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.

That's really close to my office, I have some stupidish questions about biking and doing things on my bike that I would love to get answered. Do I just show up there during their hours with my bike?

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« Reply #195 on: April 18, 2015, 01:32:41 PM »
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.

Wednesday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-5pm open shop.  $9 donation suggested and great new and used parts available with mechanics to help.  Great idea to promote biking in community...

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #196 on: April 18, 2015, 02:48:11 PM »
Hi all. I'm relatively new to forum and live in twin cities. Hope to be able to meet some of you at a future get together.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #197 on: April 20, 2015, 10:19:58 AM »
Great tips on the bike shops that have open hours.  Another thing I never would have figured out if it weren't for these forums. 

Thanks All!
Dan

Side note, any ideas on how we could better share resources/skills?   Perhaps a google sheet or something else simple.   Any one interested in that? 
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #198 on: May 16, 2015, 09:41:17 AM »
Just wanted to say "hi" and that we should do a meet up again soon now that the weather is nice!

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« Reply #199 on: May 17, 2015, 12:21:26 PM »
I'm game, do you have any ideas as to when and would you like to organize it?