Shared travelling and other ways to make competitions more accessible

Discussion in 'Local Cubing Groups' started by AvGalen, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. I have heard "I want to go to competition xxx, but it's to far/expensive" so many times that I think it is time to have a sharing thread.

    I propose this format:
    • Competition/Meeting details
    • Offering or requesting
    • Travelling and/or room
    • Date/time of departure
    • Date/time of return
    • Other details
    I hope that enough people will be offering and requesting so more people will be able to go to more competitions and have more fun.
     
  2. And to kick things of and give examples I am posting this:

    Competition: Danish Open 2009
    Offering: travelling by car
    Requesting: a room for Friday-night and saturday-night
    Departure: Friday 2009 04 03 after work
    Return: Sunday 2009 04 05 after competition/dinner
    Other details: Right now, I am alone in a car that can fit at least 3 more people
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  3. And 1 more:

    And to kick things of and give examples I am posting this:

    Competition: German Open 2009
    Offering: travelling by car
    Requesting: a room for Friday-night and saturday-night
    Departure: Friday 2009 04 24 after work
    Return: Sunday 2009 04 26 after competition/dinner
    Other details: Erik is a given
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  4. Ton

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    Competition: German Open 2009
    Offering: travel by car on Sunday from Den Haag 6:00 (no return)
    Requesting:travel by car for Maria and Rama + competition material
    Departure: Saturday 6:00
    Return:not needed
    Other details:
     
  5. joey

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    Competition: German Open 2009
    Requesting: a room in Arnaud's car/house & a some floor space in the same place he is staying
    Other details: I am joey! Yeh!
     
  6. For Danish, Charlie/Lars/Clement are coming for sure (what about Erik/Dennis?)
    For Germany, Joey/Erik are coming for sure
     
  7. jazzthief81

    jazzthief81 Premium Member

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    I'm in for both (and GREAT idea by the way).
     
  8. We missed you online last night Lars. Don't they have internet in DC? You should contact Charlie to discuss the options for Danish: Meet at Schiphol (she flies) or meet at Brussels/Lars (she trains)

    For Danish, Charlie/Lars/Clement are coming for sure (what about Erik/Dennis? And Raphi is not coming :()
    For Germany, Joey/Erik/Lars are coming for sure
    I hope other people people (like Ton, but also others from all over the world) will start posting here as well
     
  9. CharlieCooper

    CharlieCooper Premium Member

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    we spoke just now, except lars said brb about an hour ago. i'm worried he's drowned in the shower.
     
  10. jazzthief81

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    I was traveling yesterday (Monday) and it was a very long trip due to a 5 hour delay in D.C. for my flight to Huntsville. I only got here around midnight (local time, 6 hours behind you).

    Blublublub. :)

    I'll get to you as soon as I get the wrinkles out of my suit.
     
  11. joey

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    Lars... suit.. :D
    I also request a sleeping bag from Arnaud? :D Also, the borrowing of toothpaste. Some ricecakes. The other general amenities I have gotten used to :p
     
  12. Youtube, or it didn't happen

    For Danish, Lars/Clement/Laetitia are coming for sure, Charlie SHOULD REALLY find another flight and come as well (what about Erik/Dennis?)
    For Germany, Joey/Erik are coming for sure

    I will bring another sleeping bag, toothpast, ricecakes, M&M's, mint-balls, pink pj's, Kate and Luthor (as well as many new others)
     
  13. CharlieCooper

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    can adam and i come with you to german open?
     
  14. Only if you have a solution for Denmark ;)
     
  15. CharlieCooper

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    lars wrote me a note. ill msn it to you
     
  16. JustinJ

    JustinJ Premium Member

    Competiton: Motor City Open 09
    Offering: Car ride out of Oakville
    Room: We will be staying at a hotel nearby.
    Date of Departure: Friday, April 24th
    Date of Return: Sunday, April 26th
    Other Details: My parents and I will be leaving from Oakville (Ontario) around 2 o' clock, we will be staying over two nights, and coming back the morning after. We will have 2-3 seats available. Send me a message if you're interested, and we can discuss pickup/other stuff.


    Thanks for making this thread, kind of convenient timing :p
     
  17. Sa967St

    Sa967St Moderator Staff Member

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    you're staying for 2 nights? I'm leaving early that morning and returning late at night. :/
     
  18. JustinJ

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    My parents aren't overly fond of driving late, and none of us enjoy getting up early :p That's like, a 4 hour drive! If leaving Friday doesn't work for anyone, I might be able to convince them to leave Saturday, though.
     
  19. Sa967St

    Sa967St Moderator Staff Member

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    My dad is driving me, my brother and Brendon and maybe one other person there, so I won't be able to go with you.
    and btw its about a 3 to 3.5 hour drive
     
  20. Kit Clement

    Kit Clement Premium Member

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    Yeah, the drive isn't that bad, especially if you go through Sarnia/Port Huron, the border is much less packed there. Plus, you get to drive on a Michigan interstate, which means you get to add 10 mph to the posted speed limit.
     

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