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Monday, February 16th, 2009
5:32 pm
[dreema]
how about that
it seems like what we do is quite a popular idea :)

http://rust-romerenegades.com/
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
10:04 am
[dreema]
Hello
Are we doing a rally this year?

Wannawannawanna!

Pleeeeeeeeese.

Maybe not to italy, but switzerland was nice, or going north. Bob, you could take the ovlov to meet it's maker ;)
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
11:25 pm
[dreema]
are we playing?
Are we doing a run this year, or are we postponing it till next year?
Nurburgring could be interesting, as an aside to a general tour around some cool places/roads...
Friday, August 10th, 2007
8:26 pm
[dreema]
woot
This is a pretty cool video. See if you recognise the dam about 2 mins into the clip :)
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
11:19 pm
[dreema]
munny
I kinda forgot, but seeing as everyone else is doing the tallying up.

The meal in the Hotel Alexander (blimey, that seems like ages ago now) on the first night, Guy, Si, Bob, Vic, me. 80 quid, split 5 ways is 16 each. Bob, I'll knock off that from what I owe you (mail or text with bank details, so I can transfer over to you). Guy and Si, as and when :)
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
9:42 pm
[guyinahat]
Hotel reviews..
We seemed to do quite well with the hotels, which was partly helped by referring to customer reviews that I pulled out of Tripadvisor.

Tripadvisor onlyremains useful by people leaving comments about the places they stay, so it would be good for us to add more.
9:32 pm
[guyinahat]
Pics up
Yo dudes

That's the rest of my photos uploaded to the ftp server.
Any more out there to be uploaded?
Sunday, May 13th, 2007
12:01 pm
[dreema]
you learn something new ...
the request for passports from the hotel in Italy.

This is actually required by law. It seems if you're staying in the country for longer than about 16 hours, ie an overnight stop, you are required by Italian law to register yourselves with the police, which is something the hotel was doing for us.
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
9:15 am
[aberbotimue]
Day 1 - Start day
Well, I am in edinburgh, just.. so a quick post, At least the disco made it.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
9:41 pm
[guyinahat]
Tomtom update
Right.

That's it loaded with the entire route
To avoid the problem Bob had with googlemaps, I've added in lots of way-points through the Alps.
At San Gottardo, there's the old road or the new road through the pass. I've programmed in the old road, as it has _27_ switchbacks...

Current Mood: content
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
8:31 pm
[guyinahat]
I have Tom Tom...
Yo peeps, I got a Tomtom GO 710 as an early bufday present. It has door to door maps for all of western Europe, so it should help on the trip. It's crap at navigating Central Edinburgh, but I guess that's to be expected..

Also have Narbonne Hotel booked and the ferry ticket amended to allow for the asylum seeker sneaking back in with us..

Current Mood: content
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
10:13 pm
[guyinahat]
Narbonne and Bilbao
First hotel we went for in Narbinne was booked out, so look at this place instead.
On the map it's a wee bit outside Narbonne, but it's cheap and it has rooms.

If anyone has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.

Also, we're looking at Hotel Ripa for Bilbao. Central and cheap, but it is _one_ star. I can barely remember the last time I was in a one star joint. But as long as peeps are cool with it, I don't mind.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
10:49 pm
[guyinahat]
Hotels
Basel
Milan
Saint Raphael
Narbonne (email booking waiting for response)
Toulouse

Bilbao to be booked when I'm not quite so knackered

Oh, and a resouce I recently got put on to is http://www.mappy.com/
Not only does it route-find, it also calculates road tolls etc.
Worth more investigation.

Current Mood: knackered
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
9:41 pm
[guyinahat]
That's the Auberwagon booked on the 07:57 from Folkstone to Calais, arriving at 08:32 09:32 Sunday 6th May.
Checkin is 07:27, cost £79.

Worth noting, the cost is per car, no matter how many passengers you have.
The train before is already sold out, so it would be a good idea to book asap. The next train is 08:20 and costs £103.

Ferry booking next..

Current Mood: complacent
Sunday, March 25th, 2007
10:10 pm
[guyinahat]
Eurotunnel
Tickets vary from £65 to £110, depending on time of day
i.e. very early morning and late at night are cheaper.
http://www.eurotunnel1.com/direct/booking/journey.asp?lang=en

Personally, I'd go for Sunday morning, so if there are complications on the drive south, we have leeway.
I reckon the best compromise would be the 07:57 departure for £79. After 08:00 it jumps to £103

But for sure, this needs to be booked pronto, as the train before is already booked up.

In order to move things along, I propose we reach agreement and get tickets booked by Wednesday of this week.

and while I remember, I'm still toying with the idea of traveling back via ferry from Bilbao. Would take an extra couple of days and cost more though.. Anyone interested?

Current Mood: calm
Sunday, March 11th, 2007
8:47 am
[dreema]
keys?
Just a thought.

Spare keys. It might have some merit in making sure that either your co-driver, or another car in the party, has a spare set of keys for your vehicle

Just in case, you understand...
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
4:20 pm
[guyinahat]
So we know it's been checked...
Poll #943835 Passport

My passport expires:



Current Mood: content
4:13 pm
[guyinahat]
Dates!
Checking my calendar, May 5th to 13th is best for me. Looks good for eveyone I've spoken to also, so does anyone have any objection to making those the definite dates?

The Monday is also a bank holiday, so it only requires burning four days of holiday!

Bearing in mind that this is less than two months away, we need to start securing the essentials straight away:


  • Passports in order

  • Cars MOT'd, taxed, insured and recoverable from Europe

  • Co-driver's insurance good for the continent

  • Route stops decided

  • Accomodation booked



Are we green?

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
10:04 pm
[aberbotimue]
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
9:22 pm
[aberbotimue]
PM mode again, sorry guys..
Rally by name, not by nature..

since we are taking our own carss, etc, we can't officially be a rally.. ish.. hear me out...

what angle should we take on this one,..

Most insurance, I know mine does, says no road races, no compitition driving..

I guess if we don't win anythiong, no entry fees, we would be covered..?? I think??

take a look at your insurance guys.
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