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Arlingtonrider
07-09-2015, 06:25 AM
Please come join us July 16 starting at 5 pm for happy hour on the patio at easy-to-ride-to Capitol City Brewing Co. in Shirlington!

All are welcome, especially newcomers, but as usual, please let me know on this thread or through a PM if you plan to come so we can reserve the right number of tables.

Hope to see you there!

DanB
07-09-2015, 06:47 AM
This actually fits in my calendar this month, so count me in! :)

rcannon100
07-09-2015, 08:20 AM
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kwarkentien
07-09-2015, 09:34 AM
I plan to be there but probably not before 6:30 or so.

Emm
07-09-2015, 09:36 AM
I'll be there! I liked their pretzels.

TwoWheelsDC
07-09-2015, 10:18 AM
I think I can actually attend this time! That's my last day of class, but my class isn't actually meeting because that's when the final is due. And since I already have that final paper written, I have the night off.

consularrider
07-09-2015, 11:01 AM
!@#$%&?@#%$$$$! Packers fail to communicate internally and no team showed up yesterday or today. 'Oh, we didn't know you needed storage packing, too, and we left you a voicemail on your cell phone on Monday..." Of course she knew how much needed to be packed, and why was I originally told that they scheduled me for four days????? Now they can't come until the 16th , but will should be able to finish in one day.

What does all this have to do with TTHH you ask? Basically it means that even though I'm in town, I can't commit to an arrival time at Cap City.

Arlingtonrider
07-09-2015, 11:14 AM
You'll need a beer and good company after all that! Please join us whenever you can.

DanB
07-09-2015, 12:09 PM
!@#$%&?@#%$$$$! Packers fail to communicate internally and no team showed up yesterday or today.

Wait, are we talking football here? (Sorry. I'm sure that's extremely frustrating. Moving is already such a stressful time.) But either way, it sounds like a reason for ... beer!

GovernorSilver
07-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Assuming I don't drink excessively, Google Maps says this is a bike friendly route I can take home afterwards. Can I trust it?

https://goo.gl/maps/PAIoH

TwoWheelsDC
07-09-2015, 12:53 PM
Assuming I don't drink excessively, Google Maps says this is a bike friendly route I can take home afterwards. Can I trust it?

https://goo.gl/maps/PAIoH

I'd avoid the turn onto Diagonal and continue onto Dangerfield from Commonwealth. Once you hit Duke St. go straight and cut through the park by the Residence Inn, then go right on Jamieson, then left on Holland to Eisenhower. In my experience, Eisenhower is actually pretty easy to ride on, since traffic is rarely heavy and the road is overbuilt.

I should caveat that by saying it's the route I know, and not necessarily better. Although Mill doesn't look too friendly, there is a side path, at least.

Arlingtonrider
07-09-2015, 12:56 PM
You might also want to consider riding or taking a bus to a yellow line metro station (several easy options) and then riding home from the Huntington metro station. Metro allows bikes after 7 pm.

lordofthemark
07-09-2015, 01:43 PM
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So THAT's how this Breakfast Stout thing began.

lordofthemark
07-09-2015, 01:45 PM
Assuming I don't drink excessively, Google Maps says this is a bike friendly route I can take home afterwards. Can I trust it?

https://goo.gl/maps/PAIoH


I hate that ride up Valley, but then I am a wimp about hills. Not sure where the bike lane on Braddock begins - at least that part is downhill.

lordofthemark
07-09-2015, 01:46 PM
I hope I can make it this time.

Emm
07-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Assuming I don't drink excessively, Google Maps says this is a bike friendly route I can take home afterwards. Can I trust it?

https://goo.gl/maps/PAIoH

I can vouch for everything being safe until you get to Diagonal--Rootchopper showed me the way last happy hour. Valley is hilly, but totally doable. The hills are moreso long, but not super steep. Just make sure your bike has good brakes for the steep downhill on Braddock right before Russel.

Once you hit diagonal it might be great, I have no idea. I've just never taken it.

GovernorSilver
07-09-2015, 08:14 PM
I can vouch for everything being safe until you get to Diagonal--Rootchopper showed me the way last happy hour. Valley is hilly, but totally doable. The hills are moreso long, but not super steep. Just make sure your bike has good brakes for the steep downhill on Braddock right before Russel.

Once you hit diagonal it might be great, I have no idea. I've just never taken it.

Thanks! I've tried Diagonal once so far, including the tunnel under Duke St. to Dulany. I walked it after reading reports about security guards yelling at cyclists to dismount, but it was ok.

Nice to know I have the option of hopping onto the Metro at Braddock if the climb up Valley wipes me out.

KLizotte
07-09-2015, 08:47 PM
I'm in!

sjclaeys
07-09-2015, 09:16 PM
I plan to be there!

Vicegrip
07-09-2015, 09:47 PM
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Powerful Pete
07-10-2015, 07:48 PM
Will do my best to join... but cannot commit as of yet. Let's say 70% in...

Arlingtonrider
07-13-2015, 01:04 PM
Bump up. Weather is looking good!
Please come join us July 16 starting at 5 pm for happy hour on the patio at easy-to-ride-to Capitol City Brewing Co. in Shirlington!

All are welcome, especially newcomers, but as usual, please let me know on this thread or through a PM if you plan to come so we can reserve the right number of tables.

Hope to see you there!

hozn
07-14-2015, 10:16 AM
I'm planning to make it on Thursday too.

Kitty
07-15-2015, 07:35 AM
I'd really like to attend! How late do folks stick around for? I may not be able to get there until after 6pm...

DismalScientist
07-15-2015, 08:37 AM
I'd really like to attend! How late do folks stick around for?

Generally until they have to call the cops.:rolleyes:


(Happy hour ends at 7 I think and I'm sure I've paid for some full-priced beers.)

Steve O
07-15-2015, 08:59 AM
(Happy hour ends at 7 I think and I'm sure I've paid for some full-priced beers.)

That's because, as you can imagine, no one would buy one for him.

bobco85
07-15-2015, 09:09 AM
I will be there.

wheels&wings
07-15-2015, 10:01 AM
(Happy hour ends at 7 I think and I'm sure I've paid for some full-priced beers.)

Pay for beers? Hmm....
If memory serves me right, some Forum members have been known to save $$ by consuming leftovers from random glasses found on the bar tables…

bobco85
07-15-2015, 10:41 AM
Pay for beers? Hmm....
If memory serves me right, some Forum members have been known to save $$ by consuming leftovers from random glasses found on the bar tables…
Ah, I've heard of that game: "Hey, I forgot which of these glasses is mine! Guess I'll just drink from the fullest-looking one."

Or are you referring to going around and actually drinking leftover beer? Warm beer + backwash + desperation = not something I want in my system :P

Arlingtonrider
07-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Sorry to be a little out of touch these last couple of days. Tomorrow is looking great! I'm planning to call Cap City with our estimated count later on this evening as the patio is likely to be very popular on such a nice day.

Kitty, GeneralSilver and any other newcomers, I hope you'll be able to make it! Please let me know or post if you have any questions. And don't worry if you can't get there right at 5 pm. We're usually going pretty strong 6 to 7 pm and beyond.

If anyone else would like to join us (and maybe earn some more points for the NBC!), please let me know as soon as you can. See you all tomorrow!

komorebi
07-15-2015, 05:04 PM
I can't make it to Shirlington until 7:15ish, but I'll stop by and say hi if you all are still there.

GovernorSilver
07-15-2015, 05:33 PM
I average about 10 mph (except on that roller coaster ride down 15th St/Raoul Wallenberger to Maine/Ohio then E. Basin), so I'll probably be there 6:30 or later.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

KWL
07-15-2015, 07:03 PM
Sorry to be a little out of touch these last couple of days. Tomorrow is looking great! I'm planning to call Cap City with our estimated count later on this evening as the patio is likely to be very popular on such a nice day.

Kitty, GeneralSilver and any other newcomers, I hope you'll be able to make it! Please let me know or post if you have any questions. And don't worry if you can't get there right at 5 pm. We're usually going pretty strong 6 to 7 pm and beyond.

If anyone else would like to join us (and maybe earn some more points for the NBC!), please let me know as soon as you can. See you all tomorrow!Oh what the heck. I need a beer. I'll be there. Hope I'm not too late to sign up. If I am, I'll just stand off to the side, swilling my brew.

Kitty
07-15-2015, 09:06 PM
I cleared out some things on my schedule so count me in! :D I'm going to try to leave the office a bit early so I can try be be there around 6:15 or so.

dbb
07-15-2015, 09:25 PM
I'm in

ShawnoftheDread
07-16-2015, 11:12 AM
I'm in too. Not sure of my arrival time.

ShawnoftheDread
07-16-2015, 11:14 AM
Ah, I've heard of that game: "Hey, I forgot which of these glasses is mine! Guess I'll just drink from the fullest-looking one."

Or are you referring to going around and actually drinking leftover beer? Warm beer + backwash + desperation = not something I want in my system :P

Well at least we're not drinking the beer out of slug traps.

kwarkentien
07-16-2015, 11:17 AM
Well at least we're not drinking the beer out of slug traps.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

ShawnoftheDread
07-16-2015, 11:20 AM
I'm not too judgey.

Arlingtonrider
07-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Many thanks to to all who RSVP'd - that's a big help and very much appreciated!

If others want to drop by, please feel welcome. We just might not have seating for you if too many people do that.

Also, it would be great if we could recruit some more members for the National Bike Challenge at the happy hour. Our Washington All Stars team was #1 in the country for a time yesterday, but Gainesville resumed its lead today. We're doing amazingly well for this stage in the Challenge period, even with about 100 fewer riders than Gainesville has!

See you all soon!

consularrider
07-16-2015, 03:17 PM
Packers are still here ad I hve a bunch to do when they're done to get ready for the painters tomorrow. So, that means my beer will be at home tonight. :(

wheels&wings
07-16-2015, 05:44 PM
You must have a ton to do. Good luck with it all. Maybe you might push your flight a day later. Just sayin'. :+)

KWL
07-16-2015, 08:12 PM
Many thanks to to all who RSVP'd - that's a big help and very much appreciated! And many thanks to you for setting this all up and wrestling with Cap City management and moving chairs around and....

It was great to meet DanB, GovernorSilver and Kitty for the first time. With new folks showing up I'm starting to feel like an old hand.

Arlingtonrider
07-16-2015, 08:56 PM
Thanks, Ken. And many thanks to everyone who came and joined us. What a fun evening that was!

DanB
07-16-2015, 09:00 PM
And many thanks to you for setting this all up and wrestling with Cap City management and moving chairs around and....

It was great to meet DanB, GovernorSilver and Kitty for the first time. With new folks showing up I'm starting to feel like an old hand.

It really was great to put faces to some of the names on the forum. It was also nice to have an excuse to be out riding on a wonderful evening like tonight. Got home a little after 9 pm surrounded by fireflies. :)

GovernorSilver
07-16-2015, 10:15 PM
I'm glad I went! Great evening to meet and have some beers with everyone I met.

Emm was right - the climb up Gunston and Valley to Braddock took some effort but was doable. I don't think I dropped below 5th gear on my 8-speed bike. The climb lasted a while but the grade is much gentler than the one that kicks my tail in Huntington.

Took me just over 30 min. to ride back to Huntington from the brewpub.

Powerful Pete
07-16-2015, 10:35 PM
Great evening. A special shout out to our wonderful organizers and to Dismal, who literally "showed" me the way home with his lights as I was ill prepared for an after dark commute today.

Kitty
07-16-2015, 10:37 PM
Thank you everyone for a fun meet up! I know I haven't been on the forums long, but I already feel so welcome! It really was great to see people behind the usernames.

And oh man, GovernorSilver, I hear ya. I did the Gunson-Valley route to get to Braddock because the Google recommended it. It got points for being a direct route, but those hills were not a trifle with a full belly!

Rootchopper
07-17-2015, 08:04 AM
Sorry I missed this. Had dinner with wife and daughter. Latter is off to Sydney today. What was dinner? Outback takeout.

GovernorSilver
07-17-2015, 11:38 AM
And oh man, GovernorSilver, I hear ya. I did the Gunson-Valley route to get to Braddock because the Google recommended it. It got points for being a direct route, but those hills were not a trifle with a full belly!

I did give myself some extra time to digest my dinner before riding out. ;)

That descent down Braddock was fun. I was surprised I only hit 30 mph, sure felt faster.

Arlingtonrider
07-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Consularrider and Rootchopper - we understand, but we missed you!

rcannon100
07-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Consularrider and Rootchopper - we understand, but we missed you!

Wait! Wait! Did no one miss me???? My bike gets stuck in whatever this thing is in Shephardstown..... and no one misses me????

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3815/19571885520_0e33fbb444_c.jpg

kwarkentien
07-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Wait! Wait! Did no one miss me???? My bike gets stuck in whatever this thing is in Shephardstown..... and no one misses me????

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3815/19571885520_0e33fbb444_c.jpg

Miss who?????

consularrider
07-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Cannon, haven't you left already?

ShawnoftheDread
07-17-2015, 06:43 PM
What the hell is Shepherdstown? And who are you again?

dkel
07-18-2015, 07:16 AM
I don't know any of you people. :rolleyes: