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    washington, dc tom bihn fest - saturday september 25th, 2010 at 11am

    hi folks!

    i would like to extend an invitation to you to come and attend the (first, i think) washington, dc tom bihn fest on saturday, september 25th, 2010 at 11am!

    we will meet on the mall between the smithsonian national museum of natural history and the smithsonian castle.

    you can get there via the blue and orange metro lines - for train schedules and directions from where you are coming, please see the wmata.com website.

    you can also drive there. there is street parking on constitution avenue and surrounding streets, but finding parking can be challenging when the weather is good. there are also parking garages in the area.

    we ask that you bring a tom bihn bag (or two, depending on how many people are coming). this will allow folks to see bags (and colors) in person that they are curious about.

    if you don't have a tom bihn bag but are curious about them, that's okay - come out and see what people are carrying and how they are carrying them.

    it would be wonderful if we could have a bit of coordination about who can bring what so that we don't end up with a half dozen synapse backpacks!

    i will arrange some drinks and eats. to help me plan, please let me know that you're coming, the number of people in your party, any food allergies, and what bags you can bring.

    this is the first time we're doing this, so we'll take it in baby steps. many of you have come up with some very cool ideas, and we will see how this goes and look forward to expanding how the events occur.

    i know we have a number of people on the forums from the washington, dc metro area. but if you're going to be in town, or would like to come into town for this, we would absolutely love to have you!

    please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you so much for planning to come out and share your bags! i am excited to meet all of you in person!
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    I am planning on coming. I'll bring a Crimson/Steel Western Flyer (the latest model), a horizontal Black Freudian slip, a Plum/Steel Swift, a Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, and perhaps an Olive/Cayenne Ristretto for iPad (not sure if I'm bringing the Ristretto on this trip--it's turned from a couple of days into a week).
    Owner of Crimson/Steel Western Flyer, Forest/Steel Zephyr, Olive/Cayenne Ristretto for iPad, Olive/Cork/Steel and Cardinal/Hemp/Steel Imago, Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, Linen/Steel and Conifer/Steel SCB, Steel Breve, Plum/Black Swift, Steel FJN, Horizontal Freudian Slip, black Brain Cell, Iberian Packing Cube Backpack, Ultraviolet Packing Cube Shoulder Bag, and various organizer pouches, caches, and other odds and ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wennefer View Post
    I am planning on coming. I'll bring a Crimson/Steel Western Flyer (the latest model), a horizontal Black Freudian slip, a Plum/Steel Swift, a Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, and perhaps an Olive/Cayenne Ristretto for iPad (not sure if I'm bringing the Ristretto on this trip--it's turned from a couple of days into a week).
    that sounds just fantastic, wennefer!

    looking forward to having you there!

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    I can't wait to see the pictures!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy View Post
    I can't wait to see the pictures!!
    hi katy!

    i just had another one of my brilliant ideas...

    your picture of the golden gate bridge is awesome!

    could we get you to come, hang out and take some pictures? and bring, tom, darcy, and the crew along with you?!

    thanks!

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    I wish I could come, but I'll be out of town that weekend. Traveling with my new aeronaut which is expected to arrive tomorrow! Please take lots of pictures and plan a 2nd meet-up.

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    I would love to! Sadly, I don't think we will be able to attend this time - we're all working extra hard for the debut of the Field Journal Notebook that week/weekend. Maybe next time!
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    Oh, I wish I could come up for the day! Please post lots of photos.

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    yes, we'll hopefully have videos and photos to share! and will also look forward to having many more!

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    Hey Maverick:
    sounds like a lot of fun. I am planning on coming.
    I have the Western Flyer, Medium Cafe Bag, Imago, Synapse, and the Ruck's Sac. No point in bringing Ruck Sac I suppose! Let me know what you want me to bring....

    And maybe you can help me take off those gate clips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva View Post
    Hey Maverick:
    sounds like a lot of fun. I am planning on coming.
    I have the Western Flyer, Medium Cafe Bag, Imago, Synapse, and the Ruck's Sac. No point in bringing Ruck Sac I suppose! Let me know what you want me to bring....

    And maybe you can help me take off those gate clips!
    that sounds wonderful, shiva!

    yes, we'll show you how to use the gatekeeper clips!

    thank you!

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    who can bring what

    hi folks,

    i'll use this post to track who can bring what (it will continue to get updated as folks provide additional information).

    so far:

    wennefer can bring:
    • Western Flyer travel bag in Crimson/Steel
    • Horizontal Freudian Slip
    • Swift in Plum/Steel
    • Side Effect in Plum/Wasabi
    • Ristretto for iPad in Olive/Cayenne (maybe).


    shiva can bring:
    • Western Flyer travel bag
    • Medium Cafe Bag
    • Imago messenger bag
    • Synapse backpack
    • Ruck's Sac
    • Smart Alec backpack


    mona can bring:
    • small or medium cafe bag


    Peregrine can bring:
    • Co-Pilot in Indigo/Solar
    • Tri-Star in Indigo/Solar or Aeronaut in Black/Solar


    maverick will bring:
    [LIST][*] packing cube shoulder bag in iberian red dyneema.[*] packing cube backpack in steel dyneema.[*] little swift in ultrasuede.[*] large cafe bag in olive/cayenne.[*] padded, cordura and clear organizer pouches.[*] aeronaut travel bag in steel/solar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wennefer View Post
    I am planning on coming. I'll bring a Crimson/Steel Western Flyer (the latest model), a horizontal Black Freudian slip, a Plum/Steel Swift, a Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, and perhaps an Olive/Cayenne Ristretto for iPad (not sure if I'm bringing the Ristretto on this trip--it's turned from a couple of days into a week).
    hi wennefer!

    i know you'll be in town from boston. if you were going to bring everything you're describing for your trip anyway, that's great. otherwise, don't go out of your way to specially bring something - just bring the bag(s) you would have packed for your trip. we'll see if we can't have the other bases covered by folks who are local.

    thanks!

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    hi maverick

    I'm planning on bringing the bags I would have used if we weren't meeting up. Don't worry!

    I see you haven't said what you'll bring yet. A request--something in Iberian (I'd really love to see the color in the flesh, so to speak).
    Owner of Crimson/Steel Western Flyer, Forest/Steel Zephyr, Olive/Cayenne Ristretto for iPad, Olive/Cork/Steel and Cardinal/Hemp/Steel Imago, Plum/Wasabi Side Effect, Linen/Steel and Conifer/Steel SCB, Steel Breve, Plum/Black Swift, Steel FJN, Horizontal Freudian Slip, black Brain Cell, Iberian Packing Cube Backpack, Ultraviolet Packing Cube Shoulder Bag, and various organizer pouches, caches, and other odds and ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wennefer View Post
    hi maverick

    I'm planning on bringing the bags I would have used if we weren't meeting up. Don't worry!

    I see you haven't said what you'll bring yet. A request--something in Iberian (I'd really love to see the color in the flesh, so to speak).
    hi wennefer!

    i thought i would wait and see what everyone is bringing and then try to fill in the gaps. but i wikl definitely the packing cube shoulder bag in iberian!

    thanks!

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