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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ya. The novice driving thing is a little extreme now. I like how you have to have it for 2 years now after having your Learners for a year. Meaning unless its family you can't have more than one person in your car until your 19 at the earliest. Since thats the drinking age, I assume msot people dont' take their tests right then. I have 2 firend's who had the Old N and renewed. That was the worst, when they made people who drove under old N rules(just display sign and no drinking) convert over.

    Anyways the worst part about it is when they are trying to be a designated driver and end up with a 100+ dollar ticket for driving 3-4 drunk people home. Way to encourage drunk driving BC!!!!!

    I marginally agree with the one passenger rule for high school students, but I think by 18 people should get the idea not to drive like a retard.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I've got a huge stack of updating to do. Expect all the new group information to be updated with passenger rosters, and that Western Route to be more detailed by the end of the weekend. I've been working on my hardcopy information, so I'll get that all fired in and updated.

    and yeah, our driving regulations here in BC are a total joke.

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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    OH hey as far as zyzzyvas and my group goes our group of 3 from victoria is going the anacortes ferry route now, since the small increase in price both ways, will be offset by the savings in time and gas. That and I haven't gone that way so it'll be cool to check it out. I'm pretty sure we are full since we have one car and we are all byoc.

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    strangemusicstrangemusic Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Anacortes is a pretty awesome place, I went there for a medical thing once. It's an enjoyable stop.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I got the group information updated, so if there's information missing-- I REALLY NEED IT!

    The specifics on the Western branch schedule shouldn't be much longer, so I'll throw them in soon.

    We need to figure out meeting sites for the remaining undecided waypoints.
    Edmonton Start
    Red Deer
    Calgary
    Revelstoke
    Merritt
    Mt. Vernon

    I'll ask someone about a site for Mt. Vernon, and get the new map pieces put together when I've got that location.

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    SumiSumi Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    smes wrote: »
    Yeah I know. My boss is being an ass and won't let me have Thursday off, so I'm SOL this year for supertripping.

    call in sick.

    I've got one word for you:

    Sars.

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    SumiSumi Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Regardless of which car we chose to drive, we will have at least 2 extra seats. but seeing as how both of us have our Ns, we can only transport eachother across the border. Once we pass the border, i believe we will be okay to have more passengers, so if anyone is in a real pickle and can get to the other side of the border, they may attach themselves to our vehicle like some sort of parasite.

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Sumi wrote: »
    smes wrote: »
    Yeah I know. My boss is being an ass and won't let me have Thursday off, so I'm SOL this year for supertripping.

    call in sick.

    I've got one word for you:

    Sars.

    I actually decided that job wasn't worth having, so I quit. With my new employment I'm off for the entire PAX week, meaning I'm in. Have we decided on whether we are taking the BC Ferries for the WA ferry for us islanders? Unfortunately I can't take anyone in my veichle but I'd be down with meeting on the ferry and hanging out.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well, only one group so far has confirmed they'll be on the Sidney-Anacortes route. I haven't heard back from anyone else yet, but I've generally left all three options open in the Q&A section. It costs a bit more for that ferry, but it saves a couple of hours on your departure time, and reduces your gas costs by a fair chunk.

    We only have the three groups who've shown interest from the Island, so it would be awesome to get all three on the same boat. It would also be nice to get transportation lined up for the other few people, but we'll have to see how that develops.

    edit: I hate jobs that aren't worth having, full credit to you on changing your situation smes!

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    Farout FoolioFarout Foolio Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My travel plans have changed uh...slightly, so I can probably grab the super trip on the way DOWN as well, that's Thursday afternoon, right?

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    ZyzzyvasZyzzyvas Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah I'm about 95% sure my group will be taking the Sidney->Anarcortes route smes.

    Btw my missing info for the front page:

    Vehicle: 1988 Chevrolet Beretta
    Contact: peterguthrie [at] shaw [dot] ca

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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    More victoria people should get on that route in my opinion. Seems the best.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It saves so much time, it's totally the best route in my opinion.

    The best part just might be the "not having to wait at the border" deal you've got going on with that route.

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    What time is the ferry that everyone is taking?

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think it's a shorter boat ride and runs a bit cheaper, with about the same road distance once you're back on land. This is another boat I didn't know about, since I'm not from the Island!

    Coho (Victoria-Port Townsend): http://www.cohoferry.com/index.htm
    WSF: (Sidney-Anacortes): http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/schedules/current/index.cfm?route=ana-sid

    edit: it's the WSF sailing from Sidney terminal @ 1120. I think placing a reservation might be a pretty good idea too, just to make sure nobody misses the boat.

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    GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Blame de4dmeta1, I'm coming down on Thursday now. DISREGARD

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    AbsintheMindedAbsintheMinded Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hey b0wser with GeeCee's realization I guess that means you have to move me back to the "needs a ride" section for the Vancouver waypoint. I'm already booked off work and booked into the Sheraton for Thursday night so I'm still hoping on heading down with the CST, even if I have to hitchhike..... *sticks out thumb*

    Is there anyone heading from the Vancouver waypoint that still has room available?

    **edit**

    Scratch that I have a ride again.... it looks like GeeCee is going to "call in dead" at work so he's leaving with the CST. Thanks de4dmeta1, your negative influence has been of great benefit. Not only do I have a ride, but b0wser doesn't need to edit the "drivers and passengers" section with our previous cancellation now.

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    de4dmeta1de4dmeta1 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    GeeCee wrote: »
    Oh wait, durr, I didn't realize that the supertrip was on Thursday and not Friday. Count my group out, I can't take four days off work.


    Call in dead - it's the only way. You know it to be true!

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    katrina_cainkatrina_cain Registered User new member
    edited July 2007
    Fraser and Katrina Cain from Burnaby, BC need rides and can meet downtown or wherever along the way of someone who is going south. Katrina's email is katrina.cain@gmail.com and Fraser's email is frasercain@gmail.com

    We are delightful company and Katrina, being a former tourguide can regale you all with useless factoids about BC, Vancouver and Canada. Oh yeah, and we are both enforcers.

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    AbsintheMindedAbsintheMinded Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Katrina, being a former tourguide can regale you all with useless factoids about BC, Vancouver and Canada.

    Oooo useless factoids. I might hit you up for some of those while we are waiting at the waypoint. I just moved to Vancouver in September (from the east coast) and all I've picked up about the history of Vancouver is that is was founded by scoundrels, unscrupulous entrepreneurs and some guy named Jack with a flatulence problem.

    I'm also trying to find a ride from the Vancouver waypoint and I believe there are a couple more of us rideless canucks at that waypoint still.

    **edit**

    Scratch that I have a ride again.... it looks like GeeCee is going to "call in dead" at work so he's leaving with the CST. Thanks de4dmeta1, your negative influence has been of great benefit. Not only do I have a ride, but b0wser doesn't need to edit the "drivers and passengers" section with our previous cancellation now.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I was hoping the "call in dead" excuse would work, so I gave it some time.

    The work I need to finish, still isn't done. I blame my brain being suddenly melted by 38/108 degree heat, it's like there's fire sprites dancing on my arse.

    I've just asked Buraisu if he knows of a good waypoint location for Mt. Vernon, and I'll be talking to people about Red Deer and Merritt in the next couple of days.

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    hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well a friend and I are definetly taking the clipper, if any like-minded fellows want to join us, we'd be happy to have you a long. As long as you like drinking heavily.

    We plan on just walking from my house to the ferry and off again. Got some room booked at a hostel a few blocks from the PAX centre. Send me an email if you wanna come along! popoff[at]gmail.com

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My image hosting seems to have shit the bucket this morning, I should have that dealt with tonight when I move this stuff somewhere more secure.

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    hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well a friend and I are definetly taking the clipper, if any like-minded fellows want to join us, we'd be happy to have you a long. As long as you like drinking heavily.

    We plan on just walking from my house to the ferry and off again. Got some room booked at a hostel a few blocks from the PAX centre. Send me an email if you wanna come along! popoff[at]gmail.com

    Upon further reflection, while convienant for us, it seems the clipper is a tad pricy compared to gas in a vehicle. Anyone have room in their vehicle for 2 cool dudes?

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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ya the clipper is like $70 each way

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've just sent an email to the WS Department of Transport, to find out if they enforce our graduated licensing restrictions. I'm thinking they don't, but I'll post their reply when it shows up (within two business days).

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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ya lol. I'm glad I caught phase one of glp. I still had my n till I was 22 but that was my own choice.

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    Mo1sonMo1son Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've checked that before, yes they enforce it.

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    b0wser wrote: »
    I've just sent an email to the WS Department of Transport, to find out if they enforce our graduated licensing restrictions. I'm thinking they don't, but I'll post their reply when it shows up (within two business days).

    You mean restrictions on passengers when you have your N?

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    hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    smes wrote: »
    b0wser wrote: »
    I've just sent an email to the WS Department of Transport, to find out if they enforce our graduated licensing restrictions. I'm thinking they don't, but I'll post their reply when it shows up (within two business days).

    You mean restrictions on passengers when you have your N?

    If you have passengers over 25 and over with their regular BC licenses you are unrestricted. You'd be unrestricted if you were to bring me and my friend Doug along... :P

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    aspectaspect Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah I think we are going to take the car ferry south into WA instead of going the vancouver route. Should speed things up a bit and simplify our trip. We did the BC ferries last year and it was a really long day.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I was hoping you hadn't forgot about us! I haven't heard back on finding a Mt. Vernon location yet, but I'll update the maps and information with what I've got so far.

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    GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    PAX SUPERTRIP

    FUCK YEAH

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    smes wrote: »
    b0wser wrote: »
    I've just sent an email to the WS Department of Transport, to find out if they enforce our graduated licensing restrictions. I'm thinking they don't, but I'll post their reply when it shows up (within two business days).

    You mean restrictions on passengers when you have your N?

    If you have passengers over 25 and over with their regular BC licenses you are unrestricted. You'd be unrestricted if you were to bring me and my friend Doug along... :P

    Sorry, with luggage and stuff my car can only take 1 passenger. Next year though.....

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    hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    smes wrote: »
    smes wrote: »
    b0wser wrote: »
    I've just sent an email to the WS Department of Transport, to find out if they enforce our graduated licensing restrictions. I'm thinking they don't, but I'll post their reply when it shows up (within two business days).

    You mean restrictions on passengers when you have your N?

    If you have passengers over 25 and over with their regular BC licenses you are unrestricted. You'd be unrestricted if you were to bring me and my friend Doug along... :P

    Sorry, with luggage and stuff my car can only take 1 passenger. Next year though.....

    No worries dude, we'll take the sea voyage. Be pirates and shit

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    BuraisuBuraisu Psychomancer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    b0wser wrote: »
    I was hoping you hadn't forgot about us! I haven't heard back on finding a Mt. Vernon location yet, but I'll update the maps and information with what I've got so far.
    I just PMed b0wser with the best waypoint for Mount Vernon (Well really, it's Burlington because Mount Vernon is past the river). D:

    This exit, this very special exit has Gamestop, EB Games, Subway, Apple Teriyaki which is the best Asian food in Skagit County (I know), Taco Del Mar, Bestbuy and some other stores all in walking distance of the Park and Ride parking lot which is a great spot to park a lot of cars. O_o

    Oh and their is a Sports Bar a block north of the parking lot and a couple Gas Stations. A mall with another Gamestop, Target and Gamecrazy one exit north and Wallmart south one exit with a lot of places to eat a good meal.

    Oh and it's the George Hopper Rd Exit. After the Route 20 exit heading south and before the College Way Exit. Route 20 is the highway from Anacortes so the ferry goers will be coming from there.

    Note: People coming from the Anacortes Ferry, their is extremely cheap gas fuel at the Indian resrvation casio gas station on your way out of Anacortes. It's past all the car dealerships before the big bridge off the island. You turn right before the bridge and go under the bridge. It's about $.50 cheaper per gal then most gas stations in Washington soooooo fuel up to max. They also have cheap cigs if your into that sort of thing and maybe even cheap booze. During rush hour, their are long lines.

    The casino is called Swinomish Northern Lights Casino, 12885 Casino Dr, Anacortes, WA.

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Buraisu thats sounds like a sick rest stop. I'll check it out!

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I fully agree that this location sounds about the best for Mt. Vernon, that's for damned sure. I'll work on the maps tonight now that I've got the weekend off and don't need to be in bed for 2100.

    edit: Clouds shroud a bunch of the map, but it shouldn't be a problem.

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    smessmes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just made my reservation on the 11:20 ferry to Anacortes, so should you!

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    Farout FoolioFarout Foolio Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I would really like to re-iterate my need for both a ride TO and FROM PAX, myself living in Victoria.
    So far almost everything I've seen is mainland-based, and I'm getting kinda worried. : /

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