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Canadian Supertrip 2007

b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy ManagerRegistered User regular
edited August 2007 in PAX Archive
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Well, this is it. There's enough of us damned Canadians at PAX every year that we should be able to organize our own Supertrip for PAX this time around.

So far, we're looking to usurp as many attendees as possible from the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island/Southern BC areas, plus those from Edmonton & Calgary. I'm in Abbotsford, what about everyone else? If we get started well ahead of time, the plans can be successful. With this route in place, I'm thinking it will be easier to convince people to join.

Status: We are a go!
The Master Contact list is being sent out tonight, Monday the 20th.

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What It Is
The Canadian SuperTrip is our dwarfling cousin to the Cross-Country SuperTrip. Every year, thousands of nerds and our kin flock to the Puget Sound region, in attendance of the Penny Arcade Expo. After three years of unorganized swarms heading south across the border, it was decided to form this Canuck Caravan. Where the CCST takes one primary route, our smaller region more easily lets us work with a combination of routes. Our eastern route begins in Alberta, launching southward from Edmonton to Calgary, then west into the mountains towards Kamloops-- through Banff, Golden, and Revelstoke. From Kamloops, this route leads down the scenic Coquihalla Highway, where it passes through Hope and Chilliwack, before taking a break in Abbotsford-- the last Canadian stop on this leg of the journey before crossing the American border into Sumas. The western routes begin in Victoria and Vancouver, respectively. Attendees from the Greater Vancouver area will ultimately meet in Delta at Highway 99, where they will head south through White Rock and enter the United States through the Pacific Highway crossing at Blaine, WA. From Blaine, this group will head southeast to Bellingham for the big rendezvous.

After crossing at Sumas, our first group will head west to Lynden, where they make a 90 degree turn southward toward Bellingham. This is the last solo leg for both groups, as they will meet up in Bellingham to unite and complete the journey to Seattle.

I hope you will join us on this quest. In the words of Moe_Fwacky: "Onward, forward and so forth!"


How It Works
The Canadian SuperTrip, or CST, is divided by stops known as Waypoints. A waypoint is our official stop to get gas, snacks, rest, and meet up with other Supertrippers along the route. Each waypoint is allotted some time to stretch and rest. Supertrippers fall into two groups, Drivers and Passengers. Passengers, you are responsible for finding a ride and making your way to the waypoints. Payment comes in the form of your share of gas. Specifics can be arranged with the driver of your vehicle. If you want to be added to our list of participants, post here or contact b0wser or trillian to be added to the list. Use the following format for sending information.

Group Leader: This is the group's go-to guy, usually the most active person on the forums/internet. This person's main responsibility lies in relaying status updates between their group and the CST. This person is also responsible for getting their group together to depart from their location.
Location: City, State/Province where you live
Waypoint: Our pre-selected stopping points on the route, pick the one closes to your location.
Vehicle: Year, Make, Model, KPG, Kilometres per Tank
Other Riders: This includes your other drivers and non-driving passengers in your group.
Contact: Your e-mail address, in addition you can add your MSN. One cell phone contact is required for each group.


What You'll Need

A Working Vehicle - This is a long trip, and we don't want to scrape your steaming wreckage off the side of the road, so do basic maintenance before you go, meaning: change engine oil, check air filter, top off engine coolant and washer fluid. Check road and spare tire pressures and tread wear and bring extra oil, coolant, fluids (brake, power steering, anything that ends in "fluid") to top off on the road with.

A Cell Phone - You or one of your riders will need to be carrying a phone. Cell coverage should be adequate along our routes, so a radio should not be required.

The CST Phone Directory - This is a full contact list of people on the SuperTrip. It will be e-mailed to you shortly before departure.

ALL POSSIBLE LEGAL IDENTIFICATION - I cannot stress this enough. If you do not have a Passport, I recommend getting one. If you do not have a solid stack of valid ID, a Passport is a very solid piece. Passports are not legally required for land crossings until 2008, but it helps to have one. The border crossing will be busy during the weekend traffic and I have not encountered a problem in my two previous PAX trips, but precaution is best. If you do not have a Passport, you *MUST* have your Birth Certificate and Government ID-- your Care Card and Social Insurance Card are also good, and having a credit card will never hurt the situation. If you are under the age of 18, it is also highly recommended that you bring a Permission to Travel letter from your parent(s)/guardian. The border guards are known to often have a large attitude problem when you don't have one.

A Gallon Jug of Water - Good for you or your car. Other drinkables are good, but can't go in your car.

Non-perishable snackables - Food for the road, beef jerky is a good mainstay along with trail mixes and anything else you might like. Stay away from ideas like a cooler filled with sandwich fixin's. It may sound like a cool idea, but takes up way too much space and is very impractical.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why bother? If I'm in the Lower Mainland, why not just drive myself?
A: Because it's just not cool to act like an ogre. The social value of actually accomplishing this will be of extrordinary magnitude. Besides, it's a whole bunch of Canadians-- and we'll all be around for the partying at some point. The more people you know, the more fun you will have, and the more memories you'll create.

Q: How much for a seat if I have no car but want to come along?
A: That depends on the vehicle and how gas is being divided up, contact the person you're riding with for details.

Q: When must I join by?
A: Groups need to be properly identified and confirmed their place in the trip by August 1st. The CCST went with July 1, but our shorter distance lets us work with that extra month. It would be nice to sort out all of the people who need rides, and leaving that until the week before PAX is a terrible idea. If a group decides they want to join after August 1st, they must make sure they're at the appropriate waypoint to make the linkup. Posting here will also still be a great idea, because we'll have an idea that someone is trying to make it.

Q: How can I help make this baby happen?
A: Number One thing anybody can do to help make this happen is word of mouth, point them here, to the official Penny Arcade Expo website and to the forum thread.

Q: Did the thread/website just up and die or what?
A: Our website does not actually exist yet. We will likely have an external site setup for the CST in 2008, depending on the success of this trip. Updating will be frequent now that PAX is within the month.

Q: What hotel should I stay at?
A: This is up to you. Current availability is unknown, so it's up to you where you wish to stay-- but it's rumoured that the real parties (SEALAB WHAT?) will be at Crowne Plaza. For the most detailed hotel information, check the official PAX hotels page.

Q: When is the Canadian Supertrip going to arrive in Seattle?
A: Sometime on the 23rd. We're not sure, but afternoon to evening should be an adequate span. We're looking to join the Pre-PAX Dinner, which is being held at PF Chang's. Information on that is available in this thread.

Q: What about us folks in Victoria?
A: The Washington State Ferries (Sidney-Anacortes) route is the primary group option for vehicles, with a meetup with the convoy in Mt. Vernon, WA. The Clipper boat directly from Victoria direct to Seattle is another option, if vehicles or scheduling don't quite work in your favour. We've got one group taking the Anacortes ferry for sure.

Q: What will the border crossing times be like, being that this is the last two weeks of summer?
A: All of our border updates will come directly from the Canadian Border Service website, since their online information is updated every ten minutes.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The Route
    All times posted are in Pacific Standard Time.

    Eastern Branch
    Leg 1 - Edmonton, AB to Red Deer, AB
    Departure Point:
    Departure Time: 18:00, August 22nd
    Travel Distance/Time: ~140km/approx 1h30
    Arrival Point:
    Arrival Time: 19:30
    Downtime: if no group is joining here, no stop is needed.

    Red Deer, AB to Calgary, AB
    Departure Point:
    Departure Time: 20:00
    Travel Distance/Time: ~140km/1h30
    Arrival Point:
    Arrival Time: 21:30
    Downtime: 1h max. for meetup, awaiting Winnipeg confirmation
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    Leg 2 - Calgary, AB to Banff, AB
    Departure Point:
    Departure Time: 22:30
    Travel Distance/Time: 126km/approx. 1h30
    Arrival Point:
    Arrival Time: 00:00, August 23rd
    Downtime: none scheduled
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    Leg 3 - Banff, AB to Revelstoke, BC
    Departure Point:
    Departure Time: 00:00
    Travel Distance/Time: 285km/3-3h30
    Arrival Point:
    Arrival Time: 03:15
    Downtime: 15 minutes for gas-up if needed
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    Leg 4 - Revelstoke, BC to Kamloops, BC
    Departure Point:
    Departure Time: 03:30
    Travel Distance/Time: 210km/approx. 3h
    Arrival Point: The Verse, 1885 Trans Canada Highway West, Kamloops BC
    Arrival Time: 06:30
    Downtime: 30-45m max. for meetup & small break
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    Leg 5 - Kamloops, BC to Merritt, BC
    Departure Point: (A)The Verse, 1885 Trans Canada Highway West, Kamloops BC
    Departure Time: 07:00
    Travel Distance/Time: 80km/approx. 1h
    Arrival Point: (B)Tourist Info Booth, Junction of Hwy. 5 & Coquihalla
    Arrival Time: 08:00
    Downtime: 30 minutes maximum for meetup
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    Leg 6 - Merritt, BC to Abbotsford, BC
    Departure Point: Tourist Info Booth, Junction of Hwy. 5 & Coquihalla
    Departure Time: 08:30
    Travel Distance/Time: 192km/approx. 2h30
    Arrival Point: Castle Fun Park, 36165 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
    Arrival Time: 10:45
    Downtime: 40 minutes of fun
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    Leg 7 - Abbotsford, BC to Bellingham, WA
    Departure Point: Castle Fun Park, 36165 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
    Departure Time: 11:30
    Travel Distance/Time: 31km/1h allotted for variable border crossing time
    Arrival Point: Denny's @ 161 Telegraph Road
    Arrival Time: 12:30
    Downtime: wait until Vancouver group arrives
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    And now for the western routes!
    Vancouver West Branch
    Team Trillian Part One - Vancouver, BC to Richmond, BC
    Departure Point: (A)Downtown Vancouver, approximately Granville @ Howe
    Departure Time: 09:00
    Travel Distance/Time: approx 20km/35min
    Arrival Point: Lansdowne Mall, Richmond
    Downtime: 30 minutes or until others arrive or make contact
    Vehicles recommended to meet at Safeway, 71st & Granville


    Team Trillian Part Two - Richmond, BC to Delta, BC
    Departure Point: Lansdowne Mall, Richmond
    Departure Time: 09:55
    Travel Distance/Time: approx 14km
    Arrival Point: (B)Chevron Station @ Highway 10 and Highway 99
    Arrival Time: 10:15
    Downtime: 20 minutes or until others arrive or make contact
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    One last stop in Delta, and it's off to the border:
    Run for the Border - Delta, BC to Blaine, WA
    Departure Point: (B)Chevron Station @ Highway 10 and Highway 99
    Departure Time: 10:35
    Travel Distance/Time: approx 20km/time depends on traffic
    Arrival Point: (C)Pacific Highway Border Crossing
    Arrival Time: 11:05
    Downtime: depends on traffic
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    Blaine, WA Border Regroup
    Departure Point: (USA)Pacific Highway Border Crossing
    Travel Distance/Time: a few blocks
    Arrival Point: (X)Burger King on H Street, Blaine
    Downtime: UNTIL THE LAST MAN, DAMNIT
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    Blaine, WA - Bellingham, WA
    Departure Point: (X)Burger King on H Street, Blaine
    Departure Time: when all are accounted for
    Travel Distance/Time: approx 30km/time unknown
    Arrival Point: (Merge)Denny's @ 161 Telegraph Road, Bellingham
    Arrival Time: before 13:00
    Downtime: wait until Eastern group arrives (or contacts to arrange meet direct at Mt. Vernon)
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    Post-Merge: Bellingham to Mt. Vernon
    Departure Point: (Merge)Denny's parking lot @ 161 Telegraph Road, Bellingham
    Departure Time: 13:00
    Travel Distance: approx 45km
    Arrival Point: Park and Ride @ Costco & George Hopper, Mt. Vernon
    Arrival Time: approx 13:30-45
    Downtime: wait until Island group arrives, small break for Gamestop
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    Island West Branch
    The Islanders - Sidney, BC to Anacortes, WA
    Departure Point: (A)Anacortes Ferry Terminal
    Departure Time: approx 13:30
    Travel Distance/Time: approx 34km/time unknown
    Arrival Point: (B)Park and Ride @ Costco & George Hopper, Mt. Vernon
    Arrival Time: approx 14:00
    Downtime: minimal, 15 minutes max
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    United Forces
    Home Stretch - Mt. Vernon, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Park and Ride @ Costco & George Hopper, Mt. Vernon
    Departure Time: approx. 14:15-20
    Travel Distance/Time: ~145km/approx 2h
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: 16:00, August 23rd
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    The People

    People have begun to express interest in PAX and the CST. So, here we have the list of those people, with
    what information I have of them. This list is split into two groups based on what people have expressed to
    me is their situation. Some of this information is tentative and as always this list will change as time goes on and new people join up and, inevitably, some people will drop out. It's still early, but it's looking like we're going to have a nice turnout this year, so keep that recruitment going.


    Group Leader: This is the group's go-to guy, usually the most active person on the forums/internet.
    This person's main responsibility lies in relaying status updates between their group and the CST. This
    person is also responsible for getting their group together to depart from their location.
    Location: City, State/Province where you live
    Waypoint: Our pre-selected stopping points on the route, pick the one closes to your location.
    Vehicle: Year, Make, Model, KPG, Kilometres per Tank
    Other Riders: This includes your other drivers and non-driving passengers in your group.
    Contact: Your e-mail address, plus MSN or phone contact

    Drivers and their passengers

    Group Leader: Jay (b0wser)
    Location: Abbotsford, BC
    Waypoint: Abbotsford
    Vehicle: 1988 Toyota Corolla Wagon
    Other Riders: Dan Yakimow (driver), Elfie, two pending confirmation
    Contact: jaymitchell at gmail.com, and MSN on file

    Group Leader: GeeCee
    Location: Anmore, BC
    Waypoint: Western Start
    Vehicle: 2000 Chevy Blazer
    Other Riders: AbsintheMinded, DMiguel. One seat available (including rear bench bitch seat)
    Contact: goalcam at shaw.ca (email and msn) or AIM: goalcam

    Group Leader: Chris (strangemusic)
    Location: Vancouver, BC
    Waypoint: Western Start
    Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Golf hatchback
    Other Riders: two family members, one seat might be available.
    Contact: sonic_singularity at hotmail.com

    Group Leader: Shaun (tr0tsky)
    Location: Vancouver, BC
    Waypoint: Western Start
    Vehicle: minivan
    Other Riders: PolaGo, GrahamS
    Contact: shaun dot woodruff at gmail.com

    Group Leader: Zyzzyvas
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Waypoint: Mt. Vernon, WA
    Vehicle: 1988 Chevrolet Beretta
    Other Riders: ThePimpImp, one unknown rider
    Contact: peterguthrie at shaw.ca

    Group Leader: Steve (TheCrowing)
    Location: Edmonton, AB
    Waypoint: Kamloops, BC
    Vehicle: 1989 Toyota Camry
    Other Riders: Scott & Tye (non-forum)
    Contact: hormonal.overload at gmail.com

    Group Leader: Kaotix
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Waypoint: Calgary
    Vehicle: "a crappy old van"
    Other Riders: full, may have friends to expand the group
    Contact: e-mail needed

    Group Leader: Brenna (Kittyhawk)
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Waypoint: Calgary
    Vehicle: Giant Green Van
    Other Riders: full with friends, may have an extra vehicle
    Contact: sexxyplurkitten at hotmail.com

    Group Leader: CaptainSpadge
    Location: unknown
    Waypoint: Kamloops, BC
    Vehicle: to be decided
    Other Riders: possibly 6, currently unknown
    Contact: captainspadge at gmail.com

    Group Leader: Yuritau
    Location: Kelowna, BC
    Waypoint: Merritt, BC
    Vehicle: SUV
    Other Riders: 3 seats available, and some cargo space
    Contact: yuritau at gmail.com

    Islanders
    Anacortes Ferry route
    smes, Zyzzyvas, ThePimpImp, FoLeY, aspect (Friday sailing)

    Victoria Clipper route
    Samyel, hamburger helper +1, farout foolio



    People who need rides
    Name: Kash
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Waypoint: Calgary
    Contact: PM, e-mail needed

    Name: Settler43
    Location: Vancouver, BC
    Waypoint: Vancouver
    Contact: PM, e-mail needed

    Name: RobotChild
    Location: Vancouver, BC
    Waypoint: Vancouver
    Contact: PM, e-mail needed

    Name: Fraser & Katrina Cain (ENFORCERS)
    Location: Vancouver
    Waypoint: Vancouver/wherever necessary
    Contact: frasercain at gmail.com, katrina.cain at gmail.com

    The Roster
    (* denotes guaranteed attendance)

    Location: Edmonton, AB
    *MCB & friend
    *TheCrowing (joins at Kamloops)
    morgenstern (currently missing-in-action)
    persepolian

    Location: Lethbridge, AB
    *apotheos (should be joining CCST with others from Lethbridge)

    Location: Red Deer, AB

    Location: Calgary, AB
    *Kaotix
    *Kittyhawk

    Location: Kamloops, BC
    *CaptainSpadge

    Location: Merritt, BC
    *Yuritau (Kelowna)
    leaf (Kelowna)

    Location: Abbotsford, BC
    *b0wser
    *Dan Yakimow
    *Elfie
    *Sumi & emoeric
    *Jondar & friends

    Location: Langley/Surrey/Delta, BC
    *Arkley
    Scotasianglish

    Location: Vancouver, BC
    *PolaGo
    *tr0tsky
    *strangemusic
    *Hardtarget & friends (may join, undecided)
    *AbsintheMinded
    *GeeCee
    *DMiguel
    Trillian (work schedule conflict)
    Mully
    gates_apco (Burnaby)

    Location: Victoria, BC
    *zyzzyvas
    *ThePimpImp
    *FoLeY
    *smes
    *hamburger helper +1
    *Samyel
    *aspect (Friday)
    Farout Foolio & friend


    Location: Tsawassen, BC
    *emoeric (at Abbotsford)

    Location: Richmond, BC
    de4dmeta1 (logistic problems)
    Meghan (Waz)
    Ian
    Andrew (Andwarf).

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Nice job on the organization of the routes here. If I might make a suggestion, a thursday arrival allots a little more time for error, as you're not rushing to make it before PAX opens, and you can be there for the Pre-PAX dinner madness (AKA, overrunning a restaurant) which also happens on Thursday night.

    edit: I almost forgot, can somebody sticky this?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    You should grab the info you have of people who posted in the other Canadian Supertrip thread and transpose it into your main post.

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Also I think I'll add in a few more waypoints between Vancouver and Delta to make it easier for people who bussed in from the ferries to meet up with the rest of the group.

    One waypoint I think should be in Richmond, as a good middle stop for travellers, and way easier to get to than somewhere in Surrey.




    Waypoint Location: Lansdown Mall. Tons and tons of parking, a bathroom, food, drink and a drugstore for forgotten toiletries and things.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Trillian wrote: »
    Also I think I'll add in a few more waypoints between Vancouver and Delta to make it easier for people who bussed in from the ferries to meet up with the rest of the group.

    One waypoint I think should be in Richmond, as a good middle stop for travellers, and way easier to get to than somewhere in Surrey.


    Waypoint Location: Lansdown Mall. Tons and tons of parking, a bathroom, food, drink and a drugstore for forgotten toiletries and things.

    Bus travellers can easily work around the Ladner Bus Exchange or Ladner Trunk McDonalds, as that's where I met up with Ninto last year. Lansdowne is the ideal stop in Richmond to meet up, before heading to the waypoint @ Highway 99. Aside from the couple ideas mentioned, this spot probably only needs 30 minuts of downtime.

    We can add those in with no problem, although we could leave the Ladner bussing point until we know if we'll even actually need to worry about bus travellers?

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I can pretty much guarantee you that any people coming from ferries on the bus will arrive at Airport station in Richmond, which is just a short hop away from Lansdowne mall in Richmond. Bussing anywhere east of Richmond is a royal pain in the ass, so I highly recommend that as many bus meetups as possible take place in Vancouver or Richmond.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Trillian wrote: »
    I can pretty much guarantee you that any people coming from ferries on the bus will arrive at Airport station in Richmond, which is just a short hop away from Lansdowne mall in Richmond.

    The bus coming in from Tsawassen Terminal hits Ladner well before Richmond, and the Ladner exchange is only a couple of minutes from Highway 17 & Ladner Trunk Road (Where the Island drivers turn right heading for 99) Aside from the couple of stops available on the side of the highway, Ladner Exchange is the first real place to get off of the bus from the ferry. Airport Station is also a backtrack from Lansdowne, if I'm not mistaken.

    But like I said, we should wait to see if we're even going to have that pedestrian traffic coming from the island before we make a big deal out of it. Island folk are usually brotherly enough that I'd think they would rideshare-- but if not, then Lansdowne would be easier for them to find a ride from another group.

    Updated: Added Lansdowne Mall, Richmond waypoint. I didn't create a new image because Granville alone doesn't particularly need one.

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  • aspectaspect Registered User
    edited February 2007
    I will indeed be driving from Victoria in my subaru impreza, and there's about a 75% that I will have a spare seat. I will endevour to meet up with you folks at waypoint B in Ladner so if you see Bunta's car from Initial D filled with confused looking people driving around in the parking lot, flag us down :p

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  • strangemusicstrangemusic Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Just to clarify, strangemusic = Chris Matei. I didnt want to confuse the Unknown list.

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm going to be in this. Somehow. I think.
    But I think I will have other friends going too.
    So I'll have to repost when I have more information.

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ONE OF US
    ONE OF US
    ONE OF US

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    The Irony of this Supertrip is how I live like 190kilometers from Calgary and it will be much faster for me to go via Montana/Idaho.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ouch.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited February 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    The Irony of this Supertrip is how I live like 190kilometers from Calgary and it will be much faster for me to go via Montana/Idaho.

    Faster isn't always better.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited March 2007
    ctishman wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    The Irony of this Supertrip is how I live like 190kilometers from Calgary and it will be much faster for me to go via Montana/Idaho.

    Faster isn't always better.

    Hey now, he's in a unique position to choose between the Canadian Supertrip and the Cross-Country Supertrip.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited March 2007
    True. I guess it is up to him.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Quite true. If it's an easier choice to join the CCST, then by all means go right ahead. We're all really on the same mission, and nobody particularly wants to drive excess distances.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ooo, I want in :D I think I sent an email to Trillian a week or so ago, but I couldn't register on the forums at that point.

    Anyway, my email is shaun (dot) woodruff (at) gmail (dot) com, msn is in my profile.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm in abbotsford, im SO coming!

    I do have a car but im not all that confident driving in the states so I would love to help pay for gas in exchange for a ride. e-mail is [email protected]

    I'm so freakin excited its unbearable!

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    UPDATE: A group has shown interest in Calgary, one vehicle to start, with the potential for more to be added later!

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  • Mo1sonMo1son Registered User
    edited March 2007
    mo1son from Richmond = Colin, and I'm not potential. I'm damn well going hell or high water, that means even if I have to swim =] So put me down and find me a god-damn seat, i'm pre-regged.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Hey Trillian, I hope you don't mind if I do it this time. I don't mean to intrude or anything, but

    ONE OF US!
    ONE OF US!
    ONE OF US!

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hopefully its possible for me to join this trip, but I need to get on some things like getting a Passport before I even consider it feasible.

    I'm in Red Deer, Alberta and could bus to Calgary if needed. Or like, stand on the side of #2 highway as you guys drive past, haha. I'd be a passenger in any case, as I'm car-less.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I've added Shurakai to the "Need a ride" section, which needs establishes a waypoint in Red Deer. I'll update the map and routing soon.

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  • Mo1sonMo1son Registered User
    edited March 2007
    My name dissapeared from the list.. I'm scared.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I moved some people into their respective route locations. I'm not quite sure how to include everyone clearly and without redundancy.

    edit: I have established "The Roster" as a master list of both potential and guaranteed attendees sorted by location.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thanx for adding me to the roster

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I just did some searching around in Google Earth. Your Blaine, WA regroup spot parking lot is a Burger King.

    Edit: I just called them on the phone to be sure. Yes, it is a Burger King.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Btw, it's guaranteed that I will attend. If worse comes to worse.. I will drive (nothing will keep me from pax or this supertrip.) But i would really really prefer not to.

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  • Mo1sonMo1son Registered User
    edited March 2007
    That burger king is right after the pacific truck crossing (which is far superior to Peace Arch in almost every way).

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Moe_Fwacky wrote: »
    Don't get me wrong, I drove to California in 56 hours, but those were straight shifts with 2 8-hour breaks in between. However, the pace the CCST keeps doesn't allow the luxury for 8-hour stops or hotels or driving 100 mph through any state (especially since Montana has a speed limit these days). Trust me when I say you should never go it alone with the CCST unless you live within 8 hours (including stops) of Seattle.
    I'm quoting Moe here, because it's a great piece of knowledge based on experience. Edmonton to Seattle is a solid distance (which I haven't worked out yet), and I would not recommend that anyone try making that trip without a second driver in the vehicle.

    We can add more stoppage time at a couple of waypoints to make the trip down easier for the long-haul crew, maybe a stop at Banff or Revelstoke perhaps? I'm trying to get info on the travel times between our points as well.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited March 2007
    Also make sure you don't schedule late-night stops at places that aren't open late at night.

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  • Settler43Settler43 Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Last year I took a bus down from Vancouver which was alright, except for the 3 hour wait at the border... I'd much rather get a ride with you guys! put me down for looking for a ride from Vancouver :D

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  • emoericemoeric Registered User
    edited March 2007
    hey guys
    im 100% for sure going and have already talked to sumi so you can take her off the "needs a ride" list.

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  • DMiguelDMiguel Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Hey. I just preregistered and I'm looking for a ride down and somewhere to stay possibly.
    I'm in the Vancouver area and I can take transit to one of the way points.

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  • CaptainSpadgeCaptainSpadge Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I just registered myself and a few friends, and we're planning on joining the Supertrip at Kamloops. I'm almost 100% positive we'll have a full car though =/

    If on an off-chance we do have an extra seat, we'll gladly take anyone on :D

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  • AbsintheMindedAbsintheMinded Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Greetings and such,

    I am making the trip down from Vancouver and this sounds like a lot more fun than taking the Greyhound. I am one of those needy passenger types without a car but will gladly pay my share of the fuel bill and as an added bonus I promise that I do not smell funny.

    I am also planning on booking a double room (since its the same price as the king-single) so if anyone on the trip needs shared accomodations I may be able to facilitate.... if you promise that you do not smell funny either.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I've updated the roster with the new additions, and sent out some messages to gather more information.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Looking good guys. Myself and 5 friends (non forum) are making our way down from Vancouver to Seattle so we'll definitely have to link up with you guys either on route to PAX, or at PAX itself!

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  • DMiguelDMiguel Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I forgot to mention that I am totally willing to pay for a portion of gas and split the cost of a room or whatever needs doing. I hope bunk down somewhere in the vicinity of certain "parteh's" I've been hearing about and I'm up for crashing a restaurant as well. I don't smell funny. And unless randomly exclaiming, "Monkeys!" or "Bacon!" is a problem then well....

    This will be my first PAX, however, I did attend the Necrowombicon 2k3 in Vancouver.

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