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Offline k1gup

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Bicycles
« on: April 21, 2010, 08:46:57 PM »
What's the policy on bicycles?  Two days of walking gets tough for us Old Timers! Thanks...Jerry

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:25:29 AM »
you can browse on a bike?

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 10:00:48 AM »
What's the policy on bicycles?  Two days of walking gets tough for us Old Timers! Thanks...Jerry
Our insurance carrier asks us to limit the use of wheeled vehicles to "medical or physical necessity" or "NEAR-Fest staff in the performance of their duties".

Consequently we strongly discourage the use bicycles, scooters, electric golf carts, etc, to browse.  Thank you for asking.

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MisterMike, W1RC

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 10:45:37 PM »
As someone who has been run into once, had my feet backed over, and a number of close misses by people using bicycles or scooters, I'd like to reinforce what Mike has said with respect to medical need. Obviously if you have a medical handicap no one will question your use of a scooter. It's a bit harder to sell if you're flying around on a bicycle running into people.

It's springtime in New England. Spend a couple days leisurely strolling the grounds enjoying the sights, sounds, and clean fresh air. There are plenty of places to sit and relax between passes (even us not-so-old timers need a break). Be considerate of others. Please leave the bicycles and scooters at home.

Looking forward to seeing you all there for another great event.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 05:56:34 PM »
It's just a lot safer to get a John Deere Tractor and have someone cart your ass around in the bucket and drive you up to each table to browse. If you buy something, they can just toss it in the bucket next to you and you never have to get up and move.
If you're creative enough, it can be your own porta-potty as well.