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427MM Jul 17, 2015 2:03 AM

July 26, 11a--Bike Tour
 
Hey all,

Kevin From TX and I are putting together a DT bike tour of all that's happening in what may be, or is quickly becoming, the greatest urban development boom of Austin's 176 years of life.

Meet us at 11am (by Cisco's), at Comal and 6th (next to the Arnold Oil development) with a bike and a smile and let's see the town.

There is an Austin B-Cycle station by Saltillo Station (5th and Comal) in case anyone wants to check out a bike and dock it throughout the trip.

If someone has a sec to post pics of some the amazing projects we'll see on this tour you would rock.

Endeavor/Capital Metro project; Fairmont, Millennium (eh...), 70 Rainey; WCC's pretend building (I'm kidding, I really hope it happens); the amazing Green Water TP development; The Independent, ("hello love"), Seaholm ("an insurance company instead of all retail!?!); then to the North! 8th and Nueces, UT.

See you all then. Msg Kevin or me if you have any Q's.

Cheers to a walkable Austin.

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KevinFromTexas Jul 17, 2015 5:43 AM

So who all is going??

drummer Jul 17, 2015 6:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 7098453)
So who all is going??

I'd totally be in if it weren't for the 25 or so hours of travel needed to get there. You guys have fun! :cheers:

wwmiv Jul 17, 2015 9:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drummer (Post 7098464)
I'd totally be in if it weren't for the 25 or so hours of travel needed to get there. You guys have fun! :cheers:

Same for me. It'd take 20 hours of driving.

verybadgnome Jul 20, 2015 5:10 AM

I jog Sunday mornings but will still try to make this.

Jdawgboy Jul 22, 2015 9:36 PM

I'd go if it was any other season but Summer, dead of Summer no less. It's likely going to be 100 on Sunday and I burn even with sun block on so no thanks. If another forum meet is planned for Autumn or Winter, I'm down.

lzppjb Jul 22, 2015 11:00 PM

2 things:

1. I go to church on Sundays.
2. I don't ride bikes.

I hope y'all have a great time. Take lots of pics (trespass if you must).

The ATX Jul 23, 2015 1:25 PM

So far we know who is not going.

ivanwolf Jul 23, 2015 7:25 PM

I'd want too but I am moving in two weeks an need to pack, garage sales ect, plus I agree it needs to be cooler.

Dcbrickley Jul 23, 2015 7:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 7098453)
So who all is going??

ill b thur....maybe even start a little earlier to avoid the heat?

either way, looking forward to it.

427MM Jul 25, 2015 5:56 PM

Sunday 11am
 
It's on for tomorrow! Let's keep it at the same place/time so as not to confuse or miss anyone who may have already saved the original details.

11am; 6th and Comal; bring a bike or a credit card for a b-cycle--prolly good to bring water too.

Call me if you need me: 512.426.1041

KevinFromTexas Jul 26, 2015 2:50 PM

Yep.

Video Link

corvairkeith Jul 26, 2015 7:59 PM

Some photos from today.

http://i.imgur.com/QxtMTIZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lk61cnd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/stOvD12.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fL41dvQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OSB6sjR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/S8hH64t.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uDHlCFE.jpg

5th and West site.
http://i.imgur.com/SxnTtRD.jpg

Model of The Independent.
http://i.imgur.com/VUQYKbL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e8ydXe8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1cwmvyK.jpg

Rarely seen view from the West.
http://i.imgur.com/84T7hrE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/M1ym2vM.jpg

KevinFromTexas Jul 26, 2015 8:57 PM

Bah! I got a flat, guys. I didn't even make it across the Congress bridge before my tire went flat. So I improvised and went up in the JW Marriott and Westin Hotels for the views before I called for a ride home. I really need to start riding with a spare tube, pump and tools. Ugh.

verybadgnome Jul 26, 2015 10:16 PM

Thank you Greg for leading this. Hopefully we can do this again to see more progress and possibly get some bigwigs in on it.

427MM Jul 27, 2015 1:14 AM

It was fun--happy that you all came out and rode. Sorry you missed it, Kevin. We'll set something up in the fall with Austin Gets Around via their FB page (and announce it here) with more people and some of the folks helping to make these great projects happen.

Thanks for the pics, Keith.

Austruction Jul 29, 2015 11:54 PM

Nice to see the pictures of the outing, long time lurker here. How many people showed up to participate?

verybadgnome Jul 30, 2015 12:48 PM

There were six of us, and then one who flatted before embarking.


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