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Arlingtonrider
06-13-2014, 12:51 PM
A reminder: Cap City Brewing Co. in Shirlington on June 19, starting around 5-ish. Always a good time and all are welcome.

It's helpful if I can get a rough head count to save enough patio tables. Who's in? (or thinks that they are?)

rcannon100
06-13-2014, 12:55 PM
In

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jrenaut
06-13-2014, 12:57 PM
I expect to be there.

consularrider
06-13-2014, 01:15 PM
It's on my calendar and I plan to attend.

Rockford10
06-13-2014, 01:57 PM
I have to wait until next Thursday!? *pout*

(Actually, I can't attend - I have a work event that night in Tysons. I don't know why I'm even responding at all except to have been excited there was the possibility of another happy hour!)

dkel
06-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Actually, I can't attend - I have a work event that night in Tysons.

I guess that means I'm leaving the kids at home alone and flying solo to happy hour! (Woot.)

Rootchopper
06-13-2014, 02:31 PM
I am working from home on Thursday so I needed an excuse for a bike ride. I'll be there!

Geoff
06-17-2014, 12:08 PM
I expect to be there.

Phatboing
06-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Oh hey, this is Imminent.

I'll probably be there, if I don't melt into the trail en route.

Arlingtonrider
06-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Bumping this up for whoever thinks that a cold beverage on a shaded patio with good people and bikes might a fine way to spend some time this Thursday after work. Newcomers welcome too!

Details: Capital City Brewing Company in Shirlington
Time: around 5 pm to whenever (some might even be there earlier)
Parking: plenty of parking available for both bikes and cars. See this for location and parking details: 5978
Great happy hour specials on beers and appetizers. Ice water served as soon as you arrive.

If you can, please let me know if you currently plan to join us so we can save tables. (If you can't, though, please feel welcome to come anyway.)

Many thanks to those who already responded. It helps!

DismalScientist
06-17-2014, 04:38 PM
I, of course, will be there.

sjclaeys
06-17-2014, 07:58 PM
I plan to be there, probably around 6:30.

KLizotte
06-18-2014, 12:20 AM
I'll be there too. Thanks so much for organizing Kathy!!!!

Dickie
06-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Can't make this one Kathy, England world cup match at 3:00 will leave me too drunk and angry to attend.... and ride a bicycle :-)

dkel
06-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Can't make this one Kathy, England world cup match at 3:00 will leave me too drunk and angry to attend.... and ride a bicycle :-)

You? An angry drunk? I always imagined you as the "you'rrrre my bessst friennnd in the *whoooole* wooorrrld" type. I loovve youuu, mannnn.

cyclingfool
06-18-2014, 08:13 AM
You? An angry drunk? I always imagined you as the "you'rrrre my bessst friennnd in the *whoooole* wooorrrld" type. I loovve youuu, mannnn.

He'll be an angry drunk :mad: if Uruguay wins.

TwoWheelsDC
06-18-2014, 09:15 AM
I should be there, but it'll probably be closer to 6.

jrenaut
06-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Anyone looking to convoy from the 14th St bridge on the early side?

Dickie
06-18-2014, 10:30 AM
You? An angry drunk? I always imagined you as the "you'rrrre my bessst friennnd in the *whoooole* wooorrrld" type. I loovve youuu, mannnn.
Normally you would be right... but all that goes pear shaped when England plays football and breaks my heart year after year after year. Trust me, I'm staying home for your sake as well as mine...

Steve O
06-18-2014, 06:40 PM
I'm a maybe. But not until after 6 at the earliest. Don't leave early.

dbb
06-19-2014, 06:48 AM
I'll be there about 6. Save me some beer.

bobco85
06-19-2014, 07:15 AM
I should be there probably around 5:30 or 6ish.

jrenaut
06-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Is hozn or anyone who regularly sees hozn coming? I have the GPS I borrowed from him and would like to return it before I lose or break it.

jrenaut
06-19-2014, 10:39 AM
And who's up for a little riding in thunderstorms this afternoon? I think beer and lightning always mix well.

consularrider
06-19-2014, 12:04 PM
And who's up for a little riding in thunderstorms this afternoon? I think beer and lightning always mix well.
I left my rain cape at home since it's supposed to be 90F. Are we sitting outside in the rain? It might make the beer mat a little more damp.

Toonces
06-19-2014, 12:05 PM
I might be there, but not until after 6. No choice on the riding in thunderstorms, they seem to start in Reston these days...... Makes the ride more exciting!

Arlingtonrider
06-19-2014, 12:09 PM
I left my rain cape at home since it's supposed to be 90F. Are we sitting outside in the rain?

No worries. We'll be under the covered part of the patio. We can always move the party inside too.

KLizotte
06-19-2014, 01:27 PM
I vote for moving inside; it's too damn humid out!

jrenaut
06-19-2014, 01:33 PM
I vote for moving inside; it's too damn humid out!
Rule 5 applies to happy hour, too.

KLizotte
06-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Rule 5 applies to happy hour, too.

Whoever came up with that rule doesn't have long hair.

jrenaut
06-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Whoever came up with that rule doesn't have long hair.
It's too late for me to run home and get my clippers, but next time I'll plan ahead.

jrenaut
06-19-2014, 02:34 PM
This has been a completely putrid day at work - stupid questions and failing security audits and my coworker's last day so now I have to answer all the dumb questions and we can't hire a replacement until they work out our contract and it is about dang time to go for a bike ride to get a beer.

Toonces
06-19-2014, 03:26 PM
I vote for moving inside; it's too damn humid out!

I will have to sit outside, in a breeze, it was quite steamy this morning and I don't want to fumigate the place....

rcannon100
06-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Sorry. Had to miss tonite. Something unimportant came up.

6023

bobco85
06-19-2014, 09:05 PM
It was awesome seeing everyone again! Luckily, we somehow avoided all the rain that we were supposed to get, with only a few drops felt on the way to get there.

Since some of you were interested in my caving exploits, here's the video of my trip to Aqua Cave that I was telling you about:


http://youtu.be/D3-jPZpzXbY

(Note: this subject came up because Arlingtonrider and I found out that we have both visited the same cave years apart called "Breathing Cave," and we confirmed this after I described the entrance and certain aspects of the cave because I have a photographic memory)

Long story short, while I went to JMU I became a member of the MUSG (Madison University Student Grotto) and later the president and a trip leader. My weekends were spent either tossing my bike in my car, driving somewhere, and biking, or caving. Basically, I like mountains, whether it be biking on them, hiking on them, camping on them, or caving in them! Aqua Cave was the first cave I ever went to, but the video is a 10 year anniversary of that trip. If I were still living in Harrisonburg, I'd probably have split my time again between biking and caving!

Here are a couple of photos from another recent caving trip I went on (I believe this is Links Cave because it has a second entrance).
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KLizotte
06-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Oiy! Caving is seriously scarier and more claustrophobic than I even imagined.

Not even if you paid me.....

You and ArlingtonRider are serious adrenaline junkies.

Toonces
06-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Thanks Kathy for organizing. Good times, no rain and nice to put faces with names.

cyclingfool
06-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Sorry. Had to miss tonite. Something unimportant came up.

6023

Thanks for coming to my office. :) (Yes, I work at DAR.)

Congrats!

bobco85
06-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Oiy! Caving is seriously scarier and more claustrophobic than I even imagined.

Not even if you paid me.....

You and ArlingtonRider are serious adrenaline junkies.

You'd be surprised how large some of the underground caverns can get (it can make you think twice when you assume you're standing on "solid ground" on a mountain)! Regarding the claustrophobic aspect, I have actually taken people who are claustrophobic on caving trips (one time the person didn't even tell me she was claustrophobic and had gone to conquer her fear - don't do that!). It requires extra planning, and you just have to choose the right cave that has no crawls or tight spaces (unless you go much deeper).

Additional information: while there is some great caving to be had in Virginia and West Virginia, the best caving in the country can be done in the TAG (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia) region. If you're in that area, you could even combine caving with your biking trip (plus, if it's mountain biking, you won't care about the extra mud)!