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Old 4th July 2008, 11:52 AM   #1001
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It's likely that you will have attendees from germany this year - we will most probably draw the "RMAF plus BA" card.
Does anybody know if it is worth to travel Denver - SF by car?
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Old 4th July 2008, 12:28 PM   #1002
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Does anybody know if it is worth to travel Denver - SF by car?
...if you decide to do it, don't forget to (re-)read Kerouac...

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Old 4th July 2008, 12:51 PM   #1003
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Does anybody know if it is worth to travel Denver - SF by car?
It looks to be about 1000 miles. (Plan on 16 hours of driving.)

There is great "big mountain" and desert scenery. In southern Utah there are some great national parks (camping); might as well see the Grand Canyon on the way. I have not been on the road through northern Nevada, but it has some long desolate stretches. (Like 100 miles between gas stations.)

For economy, flying is easily the least expensive. Right now Southwest Airlines has a $79 special to Denver. (arrive San Francisco or Oakland airport)

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Old 4th July 2008, 01:01 PM   #1004
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Kerouac
If you mean the Road Warrior book, long time ago i walk-travelled across the Scottish Highlands with a day journal novellist like that.

Always scribblin scibblin, in the mornings he added a page in his little booky on the taste bud experience of his de-hydrated ration brecky.
The bloke got me so tensed that i jumped the first heavily pierced female skinhead in Edinburgh who said i had nice boots while we were feeding the squirrels in the park below the castle.
And another in Glasgow, right after the Glasgow-Edinburgh socker battlefield on saturday, in every Hill-Billy village up north that had a pub.
I just love poetry.

Eeer, i've got a long-time lady pal with a phd in Spanish who lives in Fort Collins, how much for a 60 mile trunk ride ?

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Old 4th July 2008, 02:23 PM   #1005
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It's likely that you will have attendees from germany this year - we will most probably draw the "RMAF plus BA" card.
Does anybody know if it is worth to travel Denver - SF by car?
Welcomen!

Out of all routs in the States that is the one that is the most driven. Start on Highway 80 and go through Brekenridge, than take scenic rout off 80 going toward south west. That will take you toward Aspen, and than Durango and must see old steam train ride to Silvertown (authentic western town at 11, 000 feet altitude) Than you could see, some parks in Utah, Monument Valley in Nevada, Sedona in Arizona, Grand Canyon and few Valleys around, Hoover Dam and Las Vegas back in Nevada and than go across Sierra Nevada mountain and Lake Tahoe
I did it in two weeks but definitevely it could be compressed in week.
One small detail - Rent car at Hertz as they allow you to cross state lines. Many other companies ether do not allow or allow only one state cross with their rentals. Hertz has the best cars anyways in my opinion.
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Old 4th July 2008, 03:17 PM   #1006
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SouthWest to Oakland is better = closer to good, convenient hotels and the event, quicker in and out, cheaper taxis, cheaper rent-a-cars ...

United has comparable fares to both OAK and SFO ... (except for extra bags = extra bucks)

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If your car gets better than 30 miles to the gallon, then it is just about a wash as far as costs are concerned = air fares v. gasoline = Denver to San Francisco ...

My favorite route is US Highway 50, "the loneliest highway in America" ... no traffic, great views, decent hotels and so-so restaurants = best food is on the border between Utah and Colorado. (This route does not go through Silvertown or Durango ... but it does go past several "secret" military bases = you have not lived until you have been buzzed at eye level by stealth aircraft ... while taking a tinkle. )

Cheapest, good hotels are in Oakland (around Jack London Square), Berkeley / Albany / Emeryville and Marin County north of San Rafael, 20 miles north (and 20 miles closer to wine tasting).
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between Utah and Colorado. (This route does not go through Silvertown or Durango ...

but if someone wanted to pass thru Durango on the way, you could give me a lift and i'd share the gas money


Ryan aka "the durango kid"

(actually, not so much a kid, numerically that is, anymore)
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Old 4th July 2008, 11:49 PM   #1008
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" ... if someone wanted to pass thru on the way, you could give me a lift and i'd share the gas money ..."

Likewise ... Durango / Silvertown / Telluride is not to be missed
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Old 5th July 2008, 11:20 AM   #1009
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How do you feel about presenters and their talks? Do you feel they are needed or we should minimize that and stick more to equipment presentations? Last year we had Alex from RAAL, and this year we are hoping to have Mr. Linkwitz, but I really would like to hear what do you think. If you prefer more talks what subjects would you have the most interest in? Based on last year impressions, I have a feeling that two aspects of the event were the most dominant: Socializing - getting to know each other, and listening sessions. Well, there was one more - Santa Pass.

Please let us know, we are all ears. [/B]

Would anyone be interested in a short talk, with music demo's, on loudness, compression, dynamic rannge?

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Old 5th July 2008, 11:56 AM   #1010
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Compression is my bete noir. That's a great idea for a talk.
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