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Old 25th January 2014, 07:56   #4426
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thanks everyone for responding. Before we jump in to the logistics, we need to understand:
a. Appropriate day of the week & time (last time it was Wednesday 7pm).
b. Convenient location (last time was OMR).

a. Please respond with respect to time in this link to keep things simple: http://www.doodle.com/zwnycrnnknv6zzfp - it helps avoid slower iterations. Please indicate your attendance only if you're serious.
b. Mention your location here.

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I am in!!! I will be there this time too
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I will try to make it if its after 8pm on weekdays.
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I am too game for it. Let's meet then!
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I might miss this week end.
Relatives booked me some 1 month ago as a guide.
Let's see what date is finalized!

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With a mixed feeling...in last 4 years, I've NEVER had been to any of 'official' (or large group) TBhp though this was the first community from which I learned/heard about offline meets. However, I'd been to Gearheads, xBhp, HVK Forum & Message Board meets & several other local motorcycle group meet both in Chennai, KL, KA & MH. Chennai...let's see if something can be achieved now.
How about next Saturday 01-Feb?
Venue - Does Anna Nagar works for everyone?
Time - 5:00 PM works for everyone?
Well nothing "official" about it This is just a totally informal quick meet the way we do it in Gurgaon. I have neither energy, nor bandwidth to organize a full fledged meet- others may gladly step forward for that.

Lastly one's attendance has nothing to do with the forum but with the choices of the eclectic subset on the forum in chennai who choose to meet, and the logistics agreeing with you. Impossible to generalize, no?

For example- I'm located in Thiruvanmiyur. I can manage anywhere on ECR or OMR or as far as Mylapore, but definitely not Anna Nagar on weekdays.

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Last time we met on the road in the service lane. We stood by the cars and chatted !

Let's plan something for this week. I can attend if it's after Wednesday...
THAT is where the problem lies. Now if you're just hanging around the road and with the current mosquito wave, its downright inconvenient beyond a point.

If we meet on OMR, this time I would suggest something like a Sangeetha on the OMR. Decent parking and a place where we can atleast sit down, be comfortable and chit chat. I would strongly advise against such a setup - if you'd have seen the gurgaon quick meets, you'd realize that convenient central logistics is key to it.
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Old 25th January 2014, 08:11   #4427
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@aargee, you still work in RMZ? If yes, we can plan a weekday meet on OMR.

Feb 01, is also good. However, my weekend plans are never with me

I would prefer a weekday meet around OMR/ECR.
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Old 25th January 2014, 10:00   #4428
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It would be next to impossible for me to come to OMR/ECR on a weekday. However, during weekends, this would be fine with me!
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a. Please respond with respect to time...your attendance only if you're serious
Have done my part

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Lastly one's attendance has nothing...Impossible to generalize, no?
Yes, offline meets are nothing to do with online forum, however, the extent of relationship & experiences shared in offline meets are incomparable with what we share online.

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For example- I'm located in Thiruvanmiyur...but definitely not Anna Nagar on weekdays
You nailed the problem. We stay outside the city, we experience exactly what you say above if it's OMR or ECR. We ride/drive the same distance you drive from Thiruvanmiyur to Anna Nagar.

Having said that, I've no issues riding 35+ Km over an hour one way to OMR during a weekend for an hour meet if the majority feels so.

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THAT is where the problem lies...its downright inconvenient beyond a point
The feeling is mutual

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Well nothing "official" about it This is just a totally informal quick meet the way we do it in Gurgaon
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if you'd have seen the gurgaon quick meets, you'd realize that convenient central logistics is key to it.
Chennai is unlike Bangalore, Trivandrum or even Pune; this city has got it's own character & from my puny little experience, most people here are online forum travelers & Facebook riders.

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If yes, we can plan a weekday meet on OMR
Sure thing
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Old 26th January 2014, 07:50   #4430
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Hi Ganesh,

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THAT is where the problem lies...its downright inconvenient beyond a point
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The feeling is mutual
I didn't understand your response at all here. My post was to Tarun - just saying that if the meet involved hanging around a service lane amid the din, the traffic and the mosquitoes, it is natural that the meet ended in just over an hour (what i refered to as the "problem"). It is in this context that I mentioned the below line to Tarun - that better logistics could've led to a better meet (i.e the way it happens in GGN, 7-10pm and sometimes longer!).
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if you'd have seen the gurgaon quick meets, you'd realize that convenient central logistics is key to it.
Again, I'm not sure how a simple suggestion on logistics (to ensure comfort / longer meet) was met with a post below
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Chennai is unlike Bangalore, Trivandrum or even Pune; this city has got it's own character & from my puny little experience, most people here are online forum travelers & Facebook riders.
Dear All,

The doodle poll is inconclusive. but on the thread here there seems to be more interest for a post-office workday meet.

So shall we fix on Tue 28 Jan/Wed 29 Jan? or push to the next week to ensure maximum attendance? please respond.

Location: Somewhere on the OMR, that's the area that seems to be consistent
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So shall we fix on Tue 28 Jan/Wed 29 Jan? or push to the next week to ensure maximum attendance? please respond.

Location: Somewhere on the OMR, that's the area that seems to be consistent
I am game for a weekday or a weekend meet now that I have a motorcycle OMR sounds good to me too..
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Sorry for the mass-quote, gents!

But now that I have your attention - are we on for a meet tomorrow/this week?
Ayes please?

Location would mostly be OMR - I would like to propose Sangeetha? Any other location can be good as well. There's grand sweets and snacks near Mom n Me before the toll which is decent food but quite empty and has enough parking in the lanes

Time - 7-9pm, say?

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@aargee, you still work in RMZ? If yes, we can plan a weekday meet on OMR.

Feb 01, is also good. However, my weekend plans are never with me

I would prefer a weekday meet around OMR/ECR.
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It would be next to impossible for me to come to OMR/ECR on a weekday. However, during weekends, this would be fine with me!
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Have done my part


Yes, offline meets are nothing to do with online forum, however, the extent of relationship & experiences shared in offline meets are incomparable with what we share online.


You nailed the problem. We stay outside the city, we experience exactly what you say above if it's OMR or ECR. We ride/drive the same distance you drive from Thiruvanmiyur to Anna Nagar.

Having said that, I've no issues riding 35+ Km over an hour one way to OMR during a weekend for an hour meet if the majority feels so.


The feeling is mutual




Chennai is unlike Bangalore, Trivandrum or even Pune; this city has got it's own character & from my puny little experience, most people here are online forum travelers & Facebook riders.


Sure thing
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I am game for a weekday or a weekend meet now that I have a motorcycle OMR sounds good to me too..
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0900 hrs I'll be there. If you can make it. Maybe a cuppa and a smoke.
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Sorry for going OT. Kerala? You planning to move to kerala, if so where? We do have meets almost every week and drives every 3 months. We have one drive planned soon. Kindly go through Cochin meet and Kochi drive thread for updates.
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One of my collegues had TBHP stickers on his bike. After 3 days of spying could meet him. He told he's not a TBHPian but a fan of TBHP. He has stickers on his car too! Surprise!
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I will try to make it if its after 8pm on weekdays.
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Relatives booked me some 1 month ago as a guide.
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Last time we met on the road in the service lane. We stood by the cars and chatted !

Let's plan something for this week. I can attend if it's after Wednesday...
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Thanks for the push

Yes, we can meet this week. Thursday is not good for me!

I am a non-vegetarian, so Sangeetha/GSS is not in my preferred list of restaurants

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Sorry for the mass-quote, gents!
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Thanks for your attention.
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I'm fine with tomorrow - location & time.
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I almost refuse to work in the weekends & don't take up any personal work during the weekdays & that way it helps me isolate personal & professional responsibility well.

Enjoy the meet guys & please post some pictures. Thanks.
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Thanks for the push

Yes, we can meet this week. Thursday is not good for me!

I am a non-vegetarian, so Sangeetha/GSS is not in my preferred list of restaurants
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I'm fine with tomorrow - location & time.
Yes, let's stick to Sangeetha, OMR for this time. We can choose another restaurant if anachronix can tell us in the morning of a better place that will have sufficient parking. Let's sit and snack in comfort while we chit chat, away from the mosquitoes!

I think its this one: http://www.zomato.com/chennai/sangee...-road-omr/maps

right folks?

Hey aargee - appreciate your perspective and your filling up the form. But unfortunately we are currently scheduling whats most convenient to most of the respondents on the thread.
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thanks for the shout out. Sangeetha works for me. I live practically next door

Other options - Thalapakatti @ karapakkam for Non veg? But Sangeetha works just fine for me! Sangeetha has decent parking, else you can park in the bylanes.
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Works for me. Will be there by 7:30ish. See you guys there.
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As of now, I have a clear calendar for the evening. And if it remains so, I should be there at Sangeetha at 7PM. It is just a 5min walk from my office.
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Yes, let's stick to Sangeetha,
7pm is too early for me. Will try to join if it extends beyond 8pm :-)
Will call you.
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