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Old 06-11-06, 04:25 PM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA! I will be in you!

Tuesday night thru Thursday. My Dad's getting a surgery at Jefferson. (serious, but it's elective. Not life threatening. no need to rush to the hallmark for sympathy cards. But thanks, I appreciate the gesture).

Who wants to hang out and show me the city of Brotherly Love? I've never ridden my bike around you, philadelphia. Oh...and I'll need a couch, if there's a couch to sleep on. I'll be out of the way...spending most of the day at the hospital or cruising around. All I need is a place to sleep and a bar to get a beer at in the evening. Anyone who can put me up for the night has a couch in Brooklyn waiting for them whenever they need one.
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Old 06-11-06, 04:38 PM   #2
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chad will be there wednesday + thursday for work.
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i'm in town. always. and i think i met you at a race. you can crash on my couch, if you want. but it's kinda far removed and my roomate has a cat. just sayin'.

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Old 06-12-06, 02:33 PM   #4
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pm and I'll ride with you on my lunch break/whatever.
sorry, I don't own a couch. you're more than welcome to sleep on my floor.
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so what should I do when I get to philly arriving on the chinatown bus tomorrow evening? Hookers? Booze? Smooth Jazz?
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go to the ministy. i love that bar. it's on 5th and popular or there is the gooddog on 15th and pine i think.
also, eat at kingdom it's next to the chinatown bus (today's bus)
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Old 06-12-06, 07:23 PM   #7
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Booze?
Tattoo Mom's at 6th and South or The Khyber at 56 S. 2nd. It's likely that you won't be the only bike parked out front.

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Tuesday is All Jam night at Chris' Jazz Cafe at 1421 Sansom. Great Music and great food and drink specials.

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Hookers?
There's a place with an orange door on the 1100 block of Spring Garden. I hear they give a good massage at a reasonable price with or without the happy ending. I can't think of a better way to relax after a long bus ride, can you?

Welcome to the city of Brotherly Love.
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Old 06-12-06, 07:32 PM   #8
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so what should I do when I get to philly arriving on the chinatown bus tomorrow evening? Hookers? Booze? Smooth Jazz?
what time do you get in? cause taco tuesdays at tattoed mom's is fun sometimes. i haven't been there in a while...$1 tacos, beef or vegetarian, and $1.50 pabst tallboys and half off margaritas. i don't know what time it goes til, but i would be down for doin some riding around and then eating/drinking or vice versa. perhaps we could get some more BFers to join...
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Old 06-12-06, 07:36 PM   #9
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tuesdays some people meet at the art museum steps at 11:30 PM and ride down to 8th and washington to get freshly baked pretzels.

thursday night is thrashing thursdays. meet at the south end of love park at 10:00 PM and go on a nice little five mile ride.

i just moved back into town after living in brooklyn and connecticut, so i haven't been on either of these rides for some time now. i'm pretty sure the details haven't changed on either of them, and i will definitely be meeting up for the tuesday night pretzel ride, and tentatively will be at thrashing thursday.
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I'm gonna try & catch the 7pm or 7:30pm bus. Gotta pick up my bike at track* & deposit the other bike at home. Or something like that. I haven't really figured out the plan yet. So I guess I'll be in Philly around 9.

Jazz & Tacos seriously sounds awesome
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Go to 218 on South Street. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays there is usually a drunk George, a few riders, busted women, and Dio is on the jukebox.
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Go to 218 on South Street. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays there is usually a drunk George, a few riders, busted women, and Dio is on the jukebox.

is chris dj-ing this week? i have no idea when he does that.

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go to the ministy. i love that bar. it's on 5th and popular or there is the gooddog on 15th and pine i think.
also, eat at kingdom it's next to the chinatown bus (today's bus)
If you want to go to the Ministry, PM me, there's a chance I will be there. Other than that, I can't be of much more help. The above are all good suggestions. (with the exception of anything on South St.)
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Old 06-13-06, 01:44 PM   #14
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this is SUPER IMPORTANT! thus, bump.
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Old 06-13-06, 02:19 PM   #15
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I got you if you still need lodging and/or a bar tour guide. Phone number pm'd.

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Old 06-13-06, 02:31 PM   #16
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is chris dj-ing this week? i have no idea when he does that.

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Yeah, I'm not sure how they schedule him. He did it this past week, but I don't think he's doing it this Wednesday.
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thanks for all the lodging offers & entertainment suggestions. I gotta remember why I'm actually in town though & make sure I wake up early (verrry early) tomorrow morning. Hope to see some of you tonight nonetheless.
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I totally ignored the staying part. I'm not a jerk, really.

If you haven't found a couch yet, I have a spare room you're welcome to crash in. I'm in North Philly (not far from the Ministry). You'd be woken up to a crying baby every morning at 5am, so getting up early wouldn't be a problem. PM if you still need.
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