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Nearfest Activities
« on: May 14, 2008, 07:12:34 PM »
Mr. Mike:
I hear that congratulations are in order to you, and your excellent team !
It was nice to meet you in person last year and unfortunately, we could not make
the May event this year, but I can assure you our group will be there in October.
Regards to all and looking forward to seeing you again.

Gary  T
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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 01:34:01 AM »
On behalf of the entire team I thank you for your support.  We'll look forward to seeing more of those "Bluenose" license plates in the Tailgating" flea market area or parking lot.  Not that the Canabuck" is stronger (or is the US Dollar weaker?) it's not such an expensive journey.  Still, the gasoline costs up there must be horrendous.

Notwithstanding, we are honored by the presence of people who travel "significant distance" to be with us.  It almost seems to me that anyone who travels over 500 miles (800 KM) specifically to attend NEAR-Fest should get in free.

Let me think about this..................

73,

MisterMike

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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 09:12:34 PM »
As a person who has enjoyed the hospitality of NEAR-Fest I must say that the mileage issue is one to be discussed.  Unfortunately, the entrance admission would only be a drop in the bucket for gasoline coming 500 miles.  If our guests from Canada use a truck, you figure that the best gas mileage that they could get would be around 22 to 25 miles per gallon.  Guessing that the price of a gallon or imperial gallon will be somewhere around $4.50 to $4.75 per in October.  I'm probably dreaming but let's just say.  500 miles divided by 25 mph equals 20 gallons and that times $4.75 equals $95.10 for one way.  $200.00 for fuel to come to NEAR-Fest.  That's not all the other little incidentals that you need to enjoy the weekend.
This a no brainer!  Waive the admission for travelers of 500 miles.  Obviously, you can change the requirement of miles at your discression, but I say Waive the admission!
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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 09:40:27 PM »
If not free, a price reduction on admission seems fair for our friends to the North.

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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 02:49:37 PM »
Thanks to all who responded to my post.
I think I can speak for our group and we appreciate the event and the entrance fee is not a problem. We feel  it is a small price to pay for your wonderful event.
Gas by the way is $ 1.32 per liter which is $ 6.14  /Gallon
And we keep electing them............

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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 03:05:17 PM »
Sorry  about my Math... it should be 4.55 * 1.32 =  $6.00
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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 12:42:07 AM »
Sorry  about my Math... it should be 4.55 * 1.32 =  $6.00
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Actually you are probably calculating the conversion from Metric into Imperial gallons.  One US gallon equals 3.78 litres.  At $1.32 a litre it works out to $4.99 a gallon, given the exchange is 1:1.

No doubt about it, it's a very costly trip to undertake just for two days and we are honoured that some people are willing to travel serious distances just to join us at NEAR-Fest.

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Re: Nearfest Activities
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 12:37:48 AM »
The rooms are booked for the fall event. Stopped at HRO on my way back from W4 land last week and was glad to hear the spring event was a success. Sure will be nice to get back there in the fall. Gas is expensive but so is everything else. The great friendship and warm hospitality makes it all worth it. I just have to remember to try to avoid bad whiskey again this year.
Lookin' forward to the fall event.....
Clarence ... VE1HD