Message from beornmod in Cascadian Coffee Company #operations
Keep in touch, seapea.
Shall I give you a call?
I'm not 100% sold. Would much prefer to do it on a different day
Beornmod: Well, we'll probably be doing it on a different day as well, so it's not like this is your only chance. I just got off the phone with seapea and my sense is that there is enough support for the overpass demo that we will be doing it whether or not you decide to join us, so you should feel comfortable in following your personal judgement. I would however, appreciate it if you could extend invitations to other PDX Stormers on my behalf. In addition to this operations chat, I'll be attempting to coordinate this event from my prepaid cell phone 485-205-0585. Please relay my phone number to interested parties.
Okay, sounds good. Will do
Okay, I passed on the word
Beornmod: Also, if/when you have the leisure please advise me as to what you see as the most vulnerable choke points in my proposed operation.
I think I'm going to go with my gut on this one tomorrow though. I'm going to be downtown though, so contact me in case of emergency
I'll have a bit more time to look into that when I get off work at 5
Yeah, or just give me your gut. Imagine shit going wrong. What does it look like. This is not my attempt to evaluate your logic. I just want the benefit of an alternative perspective.
Sounds good. I'll do some investigating on Google maps at work today and will give you my evaluation tonight
Gibbs Street Pedestrian bridge?
Hell no. No wonder you have reservations. The S.E. Main pedestrian bridge crosses 1-205 at Mall 205. It's way out east.
Ty sir. Work got busier than I expected, so I was still trying to find it on Google Maps
I worked that overpass a few years back and found it to be the best of the six I've used in the greater Portland metro area.
Tomorrow dose not work for me as I have to work tonight and already decided on an action plan. Any other day with a little bit more notice.
What day of the week and time of year did you demonstrate there, Jimmy? It's going to be a fairly nice Sunday, I expect lots of traffic on that bridge
That bridge is probably one of the best locations we could use in Portland. The mall provides all the parking we need. I'm less concerned about that specific location, I'm more concerned about the timing of it.
Maybe another time would be better. I got going on the idea because I thought it might be easy to get lots of hands on deck by combining the two events. It looks like that's not going to be the way it. I'll wait and see what some others have to say on this topic.
Sorry, not trying to piss in your wheaties or anything
I'm probably more concerned about the public transportation aspects of the plan than anything else. No, my wheaties are good.
As far as pedestrian traffic on the bridge goes, I'm not too worried because they won't be able to read the banner(s) anyway. If they ask, I'll just tell 'em it says "Jesus Saves".
Haha well I'm going to text you from my phone so you have my number if you end up needing some backup
That's great, thanks. If we don't pull this off tomorrow maybe we can line it up with a book club meeting down the road.
So, keep an eye open for a nearby restaurant.
Yes, that would be perfect
I definitely still want to do it, I'm just really focusing on the rally this weekend
I've already got a bit of a bad feeling about tomorrow as it is lol
Yeah, I know the feeling. I think you're going to be ok. You seem to have a reliable gut.
Yeah I think we're going to be good. I get the feeling there might be a few surprises though. Tensions have been high
It's good to have you up there as a barometer.
An alternative plan for the tomorrow's main event could be to pack my pipes into a backpack and break them out after I'm safely ensconced inside the perimeter. The question, of course, is HTF would I get back out?
Wotan mit uns?
We'd have to play that by ear. I know there's going to be like 6 different law enforcement agencies and then whatever rabble the lefties throw together. We're going there pretty early to scout it out.
Good. Please remember to mark my phone.
Will do. I saved it in my phone