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    Party Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Hi all,

    I'd like to host a GTG at my shop in Mountain View. Hang out, take a shop tour, watch my CNC make parts, test out my lights. My shop shares a parking lot (that gets quite dark) with Francesca's bar.

    Figure I'll keep the shop open from 7-8:30 and when it gets dark, close up and get some beverages while blinding each other and other people in the immediate area. They have a cool new outdoor patio in back as well.

    June 17 or 18

    Any interest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    Hi all,

    I'd like to host a GTG at my shop in Mountain View. Hang out, take a shop tour, watch my CNC make parts, test out my lights. My shop shares a parking lot (that gets quite dark) with Francesca's bar.

    Figure I'll keep the shop open from 7-8:30 and when it gets dark, close up and get some beverages while blinding each other and other people in the immediate area. They have a cool new outdoor patio in back as well.

    June 17 or 18

    Any interest?
    Definitely! I'm right next door in Los Altos.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    I'm in Salinas during June. I'd come up unless I got called away.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    I can make it on a Friday evening. I'll have my kids in tow, so, no bar hopping for me.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Hey guys, if you can think of anyone else in the bay area please email them. I don't know if this section gets much visibility. I know I don't look here often

    Should we shoot for Friday then?

    Cheers,

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    I'm interested and free both days

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    Hey guys, if you can think of anyone else in the bay area please email them. I don't know if this section gets much visibility. I know I don't look here often

    Should we shoot for Friday then?

    Cheers,

    Jason
    Sounds good.

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    I'll be there, if it's Friday. I'm out of town that Saturday. I've PM'd a couple of other local flashaholics, and at least one who hasn't responded to this thread is planning to go.

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    possibly interested. I'll have to figure things out at things draw closer, though.

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    Im good to go and Friday sounds like a good day to me.

    Hopefully some new stuff to show by then.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    I just checked my calendar and I have to be in South California on the 18th, thus the 17th works out great for me.

    I will ask for some cool VarapPower builds by Lamdalight.com to bring.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Hey bigC, did you happen to get your reference lights back yet? I'd like to double check my sphere calibration.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    I can probably make it Friday.



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    I just stumbled onto this thread...I'm open that Friday night.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 or 18 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Okay, so Friday, June 17th is the official date. See you guys there! BigC is (maybe) brining his sphere and I'll have mine set up if you guys want to test some lights. Mine only accepts lights with 1.2" bezel diameter or smaller (at the moment).

    I'm also going to do something really scary and drop-test a light. I'll be going for the universal 1m mark, but if i survives that, I'd like to try 2m and beat the other guys. If it survives that, then I'll run it over with my car...which I expect will crush it...so that should be fun. Don't miss it!

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    Maybe you should hold a raffle to raffle off that light (the torture test victim) to some lucky winner! LOL!

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    Hey guys!!
    I think I can make it, let me check with the wife first. I might be out of town next week.

    I have been a little out of the CPF loop for a while. I dont have anything really new or exciting to show. Just got a Fenix E21... on a ceiling bounce comparison it seems brighter than its ~150L spec.

    If I can make it I'll bring the HIDs.

    later!! I hope I can make it. Theres some great paved hike trails near there at the end of San Antonio, right off 101. Takes you out at least 2-3 hours to the SF bay waters edge. Not to rain on the OPs idea... just a suggestion. I'll just hang with you guys wherever.
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    What's the address?

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    I can make it gents!! I'll be coming back from Sacramento in the afternoon.

    Jose and anyone else into BMW tuning.... Francesca's is right down the street from Dinan motorsports on Middlefield road... FYI.
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    I should be able to make it. It's been a while since I was at one.

    Thanks for offering to host it.

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 in Mtn. View...interest?

    I had hope to come, but it turns out that I need to attend a workshop this weekend, starting Friday night.

    Enjoy.

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    Hey Harry,

    Sorry to miss ya!

    Here is a google map to Francesca's bar. Just park in the lot by the side of the bar and walk to the back. You'll see signs for Trackstar Racing (A BMW shop) and Bly-Tech Machine. I don't have a sign, but I'm in the same building with those guys. Can't miss it

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! Don't forget to bring your lights if you want to put them in my or bigC's sphere and test their output.

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    There's a 50/50 chance I won't make it tonight. I won't know until quitting time, whatever time that is. The good thing is that I'll be about two or three miles from your shop at quitting time.

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    is your shop or the lot outside dog friendly? I have the coolest dog on earth but no one's alowed to shine lights in his eyes.

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    I don't bring my dog in the shop because of all the metal chips but the lot is fairly enclosed and somewhat separate from the main parking area. You can try the satellite view on google maps but I'm cool if you bring your dog

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Awe man, I just now saw this thread - I would have gone too. How'd it go?

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    Thanks for having us! I met a lot of nice people and a few CPF celebrities. I got to check out a few lights I really wanted to see. I found out the Big Bruiser feels good in the hand, which I wasn't expecting. I got to try out a Varapower light, which I've been wanting to do. We participated in tossing one of the Dark Sucks lights on the ground. It kept on going. A good time was had by all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraishot View Post
    Awe man, I just now saw this thread - I would have gone too. How'd it go?

    All except samuraishot, that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCantor View Post
    All except samuraishot, that is...
    I hope there'll be another one!

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    Default Re: Dark Sucks Presents: a Bay Area GTG June 17 in Mtn. View...interest?

    Jason, thank you for hosting a GREAT get together! Your shop looks terrific and the lights you build are outstanding. It was good to see a lot of members again. I felt sorry for that poor 'drop test light'...but it sure took a beating and proved its durability.

    The pocket clip you made works very nicely on my SF G2X Pro. And thanks for the battery holders and batteries.

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