oFFicial EastBay Meet and Eat thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Benjava, May 5, 2011.

  1. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Ms. CoolChick came! :clap :clap :clap

    And Mrs.larryboy too! :raabia

    Lotta fun seeing everybody and talking about Ben.

    I'll post pix tomorrow. :deal

    The Warehouse fits Ben's personality to a T. :nod
  2. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Great seeing you all again and good to connect with some new folks !

    We certainly did have food and a great variety.

    Rgds...Jonathan
  3. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    Very nice memorial
    And the ride from the wall with wheelies! Always makes me smile !
  4. gringostd

    gringostd Rubber side up

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    Here. Here.
    I love this group! Great to see everyone.

    Now that summer's here again, I'd like to offer to host the Meet-and-Eat at my studio in Oakland - if all are down for that. I've got a nice patio area with a fire pit and BBQ - and there's plenty of bike parking. I was thinking to grill for everyone, and to have a bonfire with fancy hardwood scraps. Whaddaya think?

    June looks pretty wide open except for the 19th [my anniversary]. Someone name a date.

    Wish me luck at the Sheet Iron this weekend.
    Steve


    [My shop at the original Mother's Cookies bakery & warehouse]
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  5. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    I vote yes on the Gringo's shop! :clap

    So good to see everyone at the Warehouse, old faces and new! Nice to meet Mrs. Larryboy, too! (No, I won't call you Donna...)

    I'll post up some more photos later today, I gotta get to work right now, but here are a few from the Wall...
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    WoodsChick
  6. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Is it Tuesday's turn? June 11th ish?

    I can totally vote for the home grown idea in Oakland.

    You got the setup for sure.
  7. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    The land yacht leading the charge...and don't believe him when he says "slow" "mellow pace" blah, blah, blah...The big dude knows how the hustle the big girl through the turns, for sure...
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    My view of Guy, Rob and Zak...
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    Voici LeDakaR!
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    Look closely and you can see the Harley on the side of the road...
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    We had a really nice corner all to ourselves...

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    My only photo of Mrs. larryboy, dammit! And Nixels, of course...
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    The man, the legend...
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    The Gringo...
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    Why is Kevan holding SenorPeligro's beer?
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    This shyster is up to no good...
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    Of course, these three aren't either!
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    cme4lyt, joefromsf, slackmeyer...
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    The 2 New Guys! New Guy On Bitchin' Triumph Street Triple, dakariste, Warren...
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    Motley crew but oh so sexy! All of `em!
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    Adventure comes in many flavors...
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    Ok, kids...that's all I got. Yes, I was there, but as usual there is no photographic evidence :D


    I really enjoy the ambience of the Warehouse. It's easier to be social and talk to everyone there as we aren't sitting at a long table stuck talking to whoever we're sitting next to. No wonder Ben liked it there! The bartender said they're serving food on Thursdays now so maybe when softball is over we can hit `em up on a Thursday, eh?

    Great seeing everyone again, and nice talking to the newbies, too! I hope y'all felt welcome!



    WoodsChick
  8. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    That's a great idea. I'm in.


    Oh, 600 posts....i'm such a post hog.
  9. gringostd

    gringostd Rubber side up

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    Ok, Chris called it. We'll do the next meet-up on Tuesday June 11 - at my shop.

    I'll cook - some meat and something for the vegetarians too.

    As we get closer to the date, maybe chime in if you're coming - so I know how much food to prepare.

    Stephen Day Design
    1148 E. 18th St. #9
    Oakland, Ca 94606
    [Driveway off of E. 19th St. - around back of building]
  10. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Don't worry, I can't make this one, I'll be up in washington that week. Sounds like a great one though, wish I could be there.

    Zak
  11. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    I think you are a bit overreacting.:D I mean slightly...
  12. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Ben's Brigade assembled to remember him and his wisdom:

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    larryboy's always so uptight, I wish he'd loosen up every once in a while:

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    Misfits:

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    Woodschick! :raabia

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    And after that big ol' smile - just a bunch of FF's in their riding gear. :deal

    :lol3

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  13. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Ok, a few more!

    Ben was like an ambassador to the world! :deal

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  14. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Thanks for the photos, Nicky!
    Evidence!



    WoodsChick
  15. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    I guess we didnt wish you enough luck :cry

    Have a fast recovery :clap:clap
  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    +1, quick recovery Steve.
  17. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Wha' happen?

    Sounds like gringostd got hurt on the Sheetiron?? Bummer, hope it's not too bad and you heal well and quickly.

    I HATE it when that happens...
  18. gringostd

    gringostd Rubber side up

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    Wow, word travels fast. Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys - you rock!

    Snapped my left clavicle in half on LITERALLY the last downhill section of two days of hard riding. My only mishap of the whole, awesome weekend. A sharp, steep, loose gravel switchback treated me to a washed-out front end and a big ole' downhill high side. 235 lbs of manliness came down hard on my left shoulder. Ouch! My gear did what it was supposed to - no other scratches. I don't know what additional gear would have helped prevent that injury - maybe some industrial-strength water wings or something? Bike was fine, of course.

    Besides that, an AWESOME weekend of riding. I felt much better prepared for the dirt this time, compared to last year - thanks to riding with Tami and Eric a bunch this past year, plus the dirt sections to and from Alaska. I got to ride with Senor Peligro - which was great. Here are some photos.

    With any luck, I'll be out of my brace in time for the meet-and-eat at my place... or almost, anyways. I can grill one-handed!

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    The gang:
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    Me and my steed:
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    Senior Peligro:
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    Derek & Andy change Andy's rear tube:
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  19. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Oh, crap...I forgot about the upcoming meet-and-eat!


    Get well quickly, Steve! :1drink



    :lol3



    WoodsChick
  20. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Steve - Let us know. We don't have to do your place in June if you are still recovering. If you are indeed up for it, I am more than happy to help out on the grill or whatever is needed in preparation, as I work in Emeryville and may be able to leave work early.

    I have had my share of spills - once the day is worn and you think you're there...it bites ya.