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Old 01-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #76
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Sorry to have missed it! Next time for sure!
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #77
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Had a great time as well! Looking forward to future gatherings!
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #78
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Had a great time as well! Looking forward to future gatherings!
Same here, looking forward to the next one.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #79
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For those looking for a midweek excuse to be out, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. is having a fund raiser for Deschutes Co. Search and Rescue, Tuesday night (1/31) from 5 to 9. Come meet the souls that will haul your ass out of the woods if the screwup goes overboard.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #80
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Meet Up

Great time this last week . Nice to have met fellow ADVer's
LittleBull , I do have a suggestion:
it might be easier to make the meetup on a scheduled day once a month and at the same location each time.
This would make getting reservations easier and a breeze to find.

Portland BMWMOA does it 3rd Wed. of the month and is always at same Pub.

Now I know Bend Brewery ( I think) is right down by river and has GREAT food and lots of room .


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Old 01-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #81
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For those looking for a midweek excuse to be out, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. is having a fund raiser for Deschutes Co. Search and Rescue, Tuesday night (1/31) from 5 to 9. Come meet the souls that will haul your ass out of the woods if the screwup goes overboard.
Thanks for the heads up. Tony's ass was already hauled out of the woods once, and we have a friend that volunteers for them. We'll try and make it by. It's a great cause.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #82
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Great time this last week . Nice to have met fellow ADVer's
LittleBull , I do have a suggestion:
it might be easier to make the meetup on a scheduled day once a month and at the same location each time.
This would make getting reservations easier and a breeze to find.

Portland BMWMOA does it 3rd Wed. of the month and is always at same Pub.

Now I know Bend Brewery ( I think) is right down by river and has GREAT food and lots of room .


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I 2nd your suggestion.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #83
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FF and Billy B57, in my experiences BBC often gets pretty packed. Do the Tues Locals night there, not good for more than 3 or 4. I respect others beer and food opinions, but IMO theirs is so-so.

GoodLife may not have great beer and food, but their space and parking will be a lot more conducive to this. In summer it will be better still, because they have a ton of outdoor space. They are also close to some pretty good rides.

I have been talking to these two places about doing a moto night:

Summit: http://summitsaloon.com/about-us-c7.html

Broken Top Bottle Shop (new): http://btbsbend.com/

Summit has great food, cool building, good space, excellent location, so-so parking. Owner asked me to write up a proposal, which I need to get on. They have an upstairs room that could occasionally be had for videos, slideshows, etc.

BTBS is sterile but has tons of parking, lots of beer, and the folks are really nice. I talked to them yesterday, it would help if some emailed or posted on their FB page to do a local moto night. They will soon have a "lounge" area where showing videos, slideshows, etc would be possible. Supposed to open next week.

The breweries in town are all good, but not so easy for group meetups. Deschutes, BBC, 10 Barrel, are always packed. Cascade Lakes - plenty of room, but mixed reviews otherwise. McMenamins, one time it's great, the next it is weak. Silver Moon could be OK, only been there once. Summit gets overlooked because they don't brew, but their food is killer and the owner likes the idea of doing something for us. Plus it is in the coolest building in town. BTBS is new, so they would likely be the most amenable to hosting us, location near some great rides, food is a question mark (but it is 50 yards from my shop so I will be attending there no matter...).

My hope is that we find a place that we can hit regularly, where the owners show more than indifference, and hopefully the possibility to meet up after rides, and from time to time videos, trip slideshows, watch Dakar, etc. That ain't happening at BBC (owner laughed at the idea), 10 Barrel, or Deschutes.

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #84
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GoodLife may not have great beer and food, but their space and parking will be a lot more conducive to this. In summer it will be better still, because they have a ton of outdoor space.
Our meet-up locale in Eugene (Old Pad) is just that... not great but has a good brew selection, food, outdoor seating and usually not that busy.

Noisy Pubs are also difficult for us ol' coggers to hear the convo... "Eh... whats that you say whipper-snapper?"

Good to meet you the other day... again.... Brian.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #85
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I'm going to check out Summit. Seems they have some nice things to offer, overall. I don't drink beer, so great food is always a plus for me.

I thought Good Life was, well, good, and like the idea of their outdoor summer seating.

I'll report back on Summit when we've done our recon.

Thanks, Brian, for your background work. Good to see you!
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #86
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This Geezer votes for somewhere away from the masses. I can't hear in the crowds and turn into a bobble head idiot agreeing to anything.

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Old 02-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #87
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I agree with Brians assessments. I think checking out Summit is a good idea and trying to stay away from small noisy places an even better idea. Looking forward to your report Kim. I liked Goodlife alright (good beer) though it did get a little loud at one point. Hard to avoid entirely but larger buildings are probably better and outdoor facitlites for summer is great.. I've gone through this search for other groups a couple of times here in CO and found a lot of the same sentament that Brian found at BBC. The key would be to find a fellow enthusiast that owns a pub. We had that for a while in here in Redmond and it was perfect. Okay, so who wants to volunteer to purchase a pub
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I used to have an office right over the Summit in the Okane building. It'd be a good spot for early evening get togethers during the week, but the placed gets packed with 21 year old bing drinkers on Thurs-Sat night. I couldn't count the number of times that I came to work on Monday to multiple puke stains on the doorstep of my office or blood stains from fights. That was a couple of years ago and I know they were trying hard to cut back on that kind of patron, but I'm pretty sure it's still a bit nutty on the weekend.
I've always had good luck at Cascade Lakes and we could almost ride there on dirt. Brad21 and I have knocked back a few there, they have pool, darts, Missle Command, and mixed drinks for those looking for an alternative to beer. Back before they built Broken Top (seriously dating myself) you could have ridden right the door on the old rail line that ends across from the MBSEF/Sun Country offices.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #89
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #90
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Too long. I only heard "bourbon".

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