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#278813 - 15/04/2006 11:40 Re: Announcing the 2006 Empeg Owners Meet in Europe [Re: boxer]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
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Well, I mentioned the Rapide to Wayne, and he said, in his casual, low-key North Yorkshire way, "ahh yes, my uncle flew it down to Duxford from Scotland. As the pilot".

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#278814 - 15/04/2006 12:09 Attendee's Poll [Re: rob]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
If you're planning to attend the meet this year (whether a definite or a probable) please complete the following questionaire:
Will you require a room or rooms (either double or twin) at the Holiday Inn?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 15/04/2006 07:07
View the results of this poll.
Which events do you expect to attend?
Multiple choices allowed


Votes accepted starting: 15/04/2006 07:07
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How many in your group?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 15/04/2006 07:07
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#278815 - 15/04/2006 13:05 Re: Announcing the 2006 Empeg Owners Meet in Europe [Re: julf]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
.....apart from which, great works the Robs': what a weekend, I'm going to have to do some bowing and scraping now to see if I can get there!
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#278816 - 15/04/2006 15:17 Re: Announcing the 2006 Empeg Owners Meet in Europe [Re: julf]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Quote:
OK, so I assume the runway at Duxford can take a herc, so that the chinook is not needed?

Well not *needed* as such, but I mean, it never hurts to have one handy, right?

Rob

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#278817 - 15/04/2006 17:26 Re: Announcing the 2006 Empeg Owners Meet in Europe [Re: rob]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1295
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Quote:
Well not *needed* as such, but I mean, it never hurts to have one handy, right?


Point taken, but as it looks like the RAF flyboys will still be pretty busy down Bagdad way, we wouldn't want them just hanging around idle, would we?

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#278818 - 15/04/2006 17:37 Re: Announcing the 2006 Empeg Owners Meet in Europe [Re: rob]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Holy crap! Rob and Rob really seem to have outdone themselves! I can't wait!
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#278819 - 15/04/2006 20:22 Locations and maps [Re: rob]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5759
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
I thought it might be useful for people who didn't know the area to have a map of the various locations. So I knocked up a "quick" Google Maps page with the locations from the iternary on it. It also has the distances (as the proverbial crow flies) from the hotel, as calculated by Google.

Empeg European Owners Meet 2006, locations

If anyone has any other locations that should go on the map, PM me the description and postcode (or preferably the latitude and longitude).

P.S. if anyone is thinking of messing about with Google Map's API for the first time, leave yourself some time. My "quick" page took several hours of messing about to get right.


Edited by andy (15/04/2006 21:04)
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#278820 - 15/04/2006 23:42 Re: Locations and maps [Re: andy]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Rob and Rob Corp.: This sounds like quite a meet! Good work pulling everything together so far.

RobR and Brian: $100 airfare? I'm seeing $500 on Continental out of Newark dpt 9/10/06, ret 9/25/06. Guess I'll have to keep digging.

Andy: Thanks for the map. That will come very much in handy.

everyone: See you in September!
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#278821 - 16/04/2006 00:16 Re: Locations and maps [Re: andy]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
I love the google maps api.

http://l0ser.net/h/

I built that for when I went to Hawaii last October. I updated it via cellphone. As I was short for time while developing it (plane was leaving soon) I convinced ricin to write something that would grab my images from emails. I've since written a better method of doing that, as our code didn't like each other and now many of the images don't show up on the proper points or don't show up at all. It was cooler to watch the daily progress than it is to look at it now, but it was a fun project. All images are viewable at http://l0ser.net/h/images/

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#278822 - 16/04/2006 00:18 Re: Locations and maps [Re: FireFox31]
robricc
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Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
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RobR and Brian: $100 airfare? I'm seeing $500 on Continental out of Newark dpt 9/10/06, ret 9/25/06. Guess I'll have to keep digging.

It's only that cheap because it's some sort of tax for using points exclusively to buy tickets. I paid for the tickets entirely with OnePass miles (Continental). The $100 charge is just some sort of scummy way getting cash out of you.
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#278823 - 16/04/2006 04:39 Re: Locations and maps [Re: andy]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Quote:
I thought it might be useful for people who didn't know the area to have a map of the various locations. So I knocked up a "quick" Google Maps page with the locations from the iternary on it. It also has the distances (as the proverbial crow flies) from the hotel, as calculated by Google.

Nice work! Can I link this from the meet web site?

You can add the grand party at 52deg18'41" North, 0deg3'10" East unless I move between now and September!

Rob

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#278824 - 16/04/2006 05:52 Re: Locations and maps [Re: rob]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5759
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Quote:

Nice work! Can I link this from the meet web site?



Absolutely.
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#278825 - 16/04/2006 07:56 Re: Locations and maps [Re: andy]
peter
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Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4148
Loc: Cambridge, England
Quote:
Empeg European Owners Meet 2006, locations

If anyone has any other locations that should go on the map, PM me the description and postcode (or preferably the latitude and longitude).


Very cool, but if we're going to Grantchester won't it be the other Scudamore's? IIRC Scudamore's don't let you take punts over the rollers.

Peter

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#278826 - 16/04/2006 08:55 Re: Locations and maps [Re: peter]
burnswannabe
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Registered: 22/05/2005
Posts: 13
Hi guys,

I'm afraid to say i'm a bit of a lurker on the site but i'm hoping to be able to attend potentially both the main meet and the mini. I don't really know anyone here (somehow missed the empeg until recently) but it would be nice to chat/drink with some fellow geeks who get excited about the same stuff I do. I got a lot of time for anyone willing to organise something like this as it is so hard to try and please everyone but it looks like it'll be an awesome weekend and the grantchester punt run is a cambridge tradition that should just not be missed. Just thought I'd say hi.

Ross

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#278827 - 16/04/2006 09:07 Re: Locations and maps [Re: peter]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5759
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Quote:

Very cool, but if we're going to Grantchester won't it be the other Scudamore's? IIRC Scudamore's don't let you take punts over the rollers.



Ah, I did try and get the right place. I used the post code from the location they gave on their website for Granchester punts. If I had actually looked on the satellite view it would have been obvious to me that it was a couple of hundred metres out

Fixed now.
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#278828 - 16/04/2006 10:32 Re: Locations and maps [Re: burnswannabe]
sein
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Registered: 07/01/2005
Posts: 889
Loc: Sector ZZ9pZa
Quote:
...I don't really know anyone here ... but it would be nice to chat/drink with some fellow geeks who get excited about the same stuff I do...


Hey Ross. Yeah, I've not ever met another Empeg owner either! It will be good to see you in a few months.
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#278829 - 16/04/2006 11:19 Re: Locations and maps [Re: sein]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
Quote:
...I don't really know anyone here ... but it would be nice to chat/drink with some fellow geeks who get excited about the same stuff I do...



Hey Ross. Yeah, I've not ever met another Empeg owner either! It will be good to see you in a few months.


you're not going to ever find a much easier mob to get on with, I think it took about 20 minutes, 4 years ago - and the great thing is being able to put so many names to faces, I just hope that I can make it!
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#278830 - 17/04/2006 20:31 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13884
Loc: Canada
Quote:
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It is now after Tuesday (in the UK, at least). Is it safe for us to purchase airfare for this now?

Oh yes

Rob


Flights now booked. SWMBO and I will both be at the meet.

We'll probably visit Oxford earlier in the week, and move up to Cambridge on the Friday. After that, we have a few weeks to go exploring other parts of the home island. Anyone want visitors?

Cheers

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#278831 - 18/04/2006 10:54 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: mlord]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
If you fancy a visit to Europe's biggest indoor climbing wall you'll be welcome up north of the border

(I know it isn't a mountain, but it's fun and the restaurant is good too)

EDIT - looks like I can make it to the Cambridge meet - yay!


Edited by frog51 (19/04/2006 05:25)
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#278832 - 18/04/2006 14:11 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: frog51]
furtive
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Registered: 14/08/2001
Posts: 886
Loc: London, UK
I'll be a the meet, babysitter permitting.
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#278833 - 20/04/2006 14:47 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: rob]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1295
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Quote:
Sunday - Messing About on the River


So any idea if there are any silly regulations against kayaks on the river?

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#278834 - 20/04/2006 16:49 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: julf]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Quote:
So any idea if there are any silly regulations against kayaks on the river?

Not as far as I know.. I believe Dave is intending to bring his..

They can't be as much fun as trying not to fall off the back of a punt though!

Rob

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#278835 - 20/04/2006 16:50 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: julf]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5759
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Quote:
Quote:
Sunday - Messing About on the River


So any idea if there are any silly regulations against kayaks on the river?


Don't think so:

http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cucanoe/test/coaching/venues.php
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/cam.htm


Edited by andy (20/04/2006 16:53)
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#278836 - 21/04/2006 06:46 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: andy]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1295
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Excellent! Will definitely bring one of the Kleppers.

I loved the warning "incompetent people in punts after mid-morning"...

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#278837 - 21/04/2006 21:10 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: julf]
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Ahh - you do need to be a little cautious of the electric eels: they escaped from the flooded Rutherford labs in '83 after being irradiated there during the big flood. I would advise caution.

We will be taking a resucitation and defibrillation kit along with us as a precaution, so don't worry *too* much though.
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#278838 - 21/04/2006 21:26 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: schofiel]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
What do you need a defibrillator for when you have electric eels to shock people back to life?
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#278839 - 25/04/2006 17:54 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: wfaulk]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
I'm in, with some complication, we've moved our Majorca holiday, so Mrs. boxer, the Boxette and I will all be in attendance, I've just ticked all the appropriate boxes.
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#278840 - 25/04/2006 18:24 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: boxer]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13884
Loc: Canada
Great news!

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#278841 - 25/04/2006 18:29 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: boxer]
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Yaaayyy!!! Good man. You have a patient wife, sir.
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#278842 - 25/04/2006 18:35 Re: Empeg International Owners Meet, Sept 15th - 18th 2006 [Re: boxer]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
Quote:
I'm in, with some complication, we've moved our Majorca holiday, so Mrs. boxer, the Boxette and I will all be in attendance, I've just ticked all the appropriate boxes.


Woo Hoo!!!!!
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