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Postby Ren » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

SINCE there's a separate section all for the meetup, perhaps there should be a separate thread for who needs rides and from where, and who can drive, etc, etc.

I'm coming from Waterloo, Ontario, and probably with Gordon. But if there are excessive people from Southern Ontario area I can drive a van down from Kingston.
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Postby SpitValve » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:46 pm UTC

There's actually a non-zero chance I'll be in Halifax at the time of this meetup. That on the way? :D

Actually, I'll probably be just starting my PhD classes, so it probably wouldn't be a good idea to runnoft to the US...

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Postby fjafjan » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:25 pm UTC

Anyone up for some Private Jet pooling?
or pooling of a car fast enough to skid across water and with enough fuel effeciency and supply to last well across the atlantic?
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Postby SpitValve » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:46 pm UTC

Pooling looks like pooing and this is giving me great amusement.

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Postby Belial » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:16 pm UTC

If this gets sufficiently large, it could even be split into separate threads for each carpool
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Postby Solt » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:11 am UTC

fjafjan wrote:Anyone up for some Private Jet pooling?
or pooling of a car fast enough to skid across water and with enough fuel effeciency and supply to last well across the atlantic?
Curse!


You could always try arranging a European meetup.
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Postby apricity » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:23 am UTC

Anyone coming from New York City or passing through/by?
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Postby Alisto » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:59 am UTC

lanicita wrote:Anyone coming from New York City or passing through/by?


I'm passing through.

I'll be coming from zip code 08302, if anyone wants to see if they're on/near my route.
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Postby AnonyMouse » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:01 am UTC

you're skimming about 30-40 minutes away from me during your time in CT >.< but I already have a carpool I believe...
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Postby Alisto » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:20 pm UTC

AnonyMouse wrote:you're skimming about 30-40 minutes away from me during your time in CT >.< but I already have a carpool I believe...


Well if not, let me know. 30-40 minutes is nothing.
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Postby Miike » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

Ren - I assume you'd be going south through Niagra Falls and taking the I-90? Because if so I'm about ten minutes away from an exit in western New York.

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Postby Belial » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

lanicita wrote:Anyone coming from New York City or passing through/by?


I think I have to go near there, too, on my way in.

We're coming up from newport news, virginia, and will probably have about 3 spare seats, so we can take some people, likely. Gas money would be yes.
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Postby apricity » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:43 pm UTC

Cool, then I'm covered by either one of you. And yeah, I'm completely willing to pitch in for gas.
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Postby Ren » Tue May 01, 2007 9:04 pm UTC

Miike--I'm sure we can get you.
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Postby NathanielK » Wed May 02, 2007 7:14 am UTC

I'm coming from D.C. I have my own car if necessary, but would rather pitch in for gas (Who wants to drive for 8 hours? Ick!).
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Postby Vaniver » Wed May 02, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

NathanielK, the odds are good that I'll be driving from somewhere a bit north of D.C., but I don't know how many of the seats in my car are spoken for already.
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Postby Pixel » Thu May 03, 2007 2:50 pm UTC

I'm coming from Hartford CT and can give people a lift, however I might be heading up on Friday and heading back on Sunday, so I'm not sure how that works for people.

For those doing the NYC->Boston trip, I strongly recommend taking the Chinatown Bus, There are several, but the big one is Fung Wah Bus, and costs $15 each way, which is less than the gas would cost for that trip.
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Postby apricity » Thu May 03, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

The Chinatown Bus is *so* sketchy. But you're right, it's definitely the cheapest.
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Postby Alisto » Fri May 04, 2007 12:56 am UTC

lanicita wrote:The Chinatown Bus is *so* sketchy. But you're right, it's definitely the cheapest.


If it's $15 a person each way, and a car can fit four comfortably, that's the equivalent of $60 in gas to get from NYC to Boston. That's two tanks of gas.

Not so cheap now, huh? :p
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Postby Mercat » Fri May 11, 2007 3:12 am UTC

Just here to represent the fact that there is a rough plan for carpooling coming out of Dayton, OH. =)

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Postby rrenaud » Sat May 12, 2007 6:12 am UTC

If you buy online, you can get tickets from greyhound (leaving from Port Authority) rather than chinatown from nyc to boston, also for $15.

http://www.greyhound.com/scripts/en/Tic ... #nyspecial

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Postby bookishbunny » Fri May 18, 2007 6:47 pm UTC

I whoopsie-daisily posted in the other meet-up thread...

Is anybody coming through South Carolina??? Specifically Greenville. I'll have some gas money!
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Postby Kelley » Fri May 18, 2007 6:55 pm UTC

Pixel wrote:I'm coming from Hartford CT and can give people a lift, however I might be heading up on Friday and heading back on Sunday, so I'm not sure how that works for people.

For those doing the NYC->Boston trip, I strongly recommend taking the Chinatown Bus, There are several, but the big one is Fung Wah Bus, and costs $15 each way, which is less than the gas would cost for that trip.


I will also be traveling from Hartford and will most likely book a room for Friday and Saturday night.
I was thinking Hotel Tria myself but I'll check back and see what hotel eveyrone picks.

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Postby Pixel » Mon May 21, 2007 7:07 pm UTC

Kelley wrote:I will also be traveling from Hartford and will most likely book a room for Friday and Saturday night.


Cool. I'd be glad to carpool with you if you like.

If I'm lucky I'll have my fun toy back on the road by then. If I'm obscenely lucky I'll have my classic VW by then.
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Postby Kelley » Thu May 24, 2007 1:47 am UTC

Now that is a fun car. Puts my little Toyota to shame.

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Postby forkazoo » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:27 pm UTC

I can't promise I'm going to make the trip, as I'll be in Boston at the start of July and I'm not certain it makes sense to go back again so quickly, but I am in Denver and seriously considering going. If I could carpool with a few people to share gas prices, that would improve my odds of actually going. If it's just me, I'm far enough away that it'll probably be cheaper to fly, which I probably won't bother with.

So, Denver. Any taker?

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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:20 am UTC

Mercat wrote:Just here to represent the fact that there is a rough plan for carpooling coming out of Dayton, OH. =)


You wouldn't happen to be using I-76 for your drive, would you?

I'm looking at prices now to consider coming.
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Postby EradicateIV » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:46 am UTC

Passing through about an hour south of Pittsburgh, I could meet somewhere off the PA turnpike!
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Postby Swordfish » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:26 am UTC

Hmm, Pittsburgh is a bit of a drive from Lancaster. Well, in any case I'm not sure if I'm going yet, just trying to draw up some plans in as far advance as I can.
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Postby FiercestCalm » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:12 pm UTC

Anyone coming from North Carolina?
I've got a car if it's necessary, and I'd probably be starting from Chapel Hill.
I'm still not sure if I'm going, but if I am I'd be glad to help out.
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Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:30 am UTC

If I go from NYC-->Boston via public transportation, how easy is it to get from Boston to Cambridge?

Sorry, I'm a latecomer (to the thread), but right now I'm seriously considering it. I'd be coming from north Jersey. (And I'm already doing the NYC-->Boston on a bus thing in August, for another internet meetup. :) )

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Postby parkaboy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:41 am UTC

hm. this sounds interesting. anyone hitting the KCMO area give me a shout. My availability on the whole thing is rather sketchy though, so if there is no one, its no worries.
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Postby Pixel » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:53 pm UTC

helen wrote:If I go from NYC-->Boston via public transportation, how easy is it to get from Boston to Cambridge?


Exceedingly easy. The Red Line subway goes from the South Station area (where the buses & trains come in) to Davis Square, which is a few blocks from the park.
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Postby tessuraea » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:17 pm UTC

Not that I foresee a lot of people needing rides from up here, but I'm coming down from Maine and will be driving.

I'm less than two hours away, though.

Anyone know what parking's like in the area? Relatively close municipal lots or garages would be a great thing to scope out.
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Postby Pixel » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:34 pm UTC

On-street parking is pretty mediocre to terrible. However the Alewife T-stop is blocks away and has a parking garage, it was $4/day last time i parked there (a few years ago). You can walk from Alewife to the park, but it requires crossing rte 16 at a very pedestrian-unfriendly junction.

I'd park at Alewife, then take the T one stop to Davis and walk from there.
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Postby Urbal T » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

I'm also coming from southern Maine (Scarborough, to be exact), and probably would need a ride.

Last time I drove down to Boston, I parked at Alewife (which is pretty easy) for $5/day, and took the T in. It's usually the easiest way to do it.
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Postby tessuraea » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:24 pm UTC

You can have a ride. It'll be good to have someone with me who can help me figure out where I'm going too. :)

Since at least one other member of my household will almost certainly come along, that leaves room for one more. Two if we really like each other, but we're probably all strangers at this point (yes, those of you from away, even though Maine is small, we haven't actually all met).

Also, we might be interested in going down fairly early and spending the day, though probably not the night. Hope that would be okay.
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Postby justbecause » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

tessuraea wrote:You can have a ride. It'll be good to have someone with me who can help me figure out where I'm going too. :)

Since at least one other member of my household will almost certainly come along, that leaves room for one more. Two if we really like each other, but we're probably all strangers at this point (yes, those of you from away, even though Maine is small, we haven't actually all met).

Also, we might be interested in going down fairly early and spending the day, though probably not the night. Hope that would be okay.


Can I call dibs?
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Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:48 pm UTC

Pixel wrote:
helen wrote:If I go from NYC-->Boston via public transportation, how easy is it to get from Boston to Cambridge?


Exceedingly easy. The Red Line subway goes from the South Station area (where the buses & trains come in) to Davis Square, which is a few blocks from the park.


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Postby tessuraea » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

'kay, assuming that justbecause and Urbal T are both real people and non-axe-murdering-creepy-internet-stalkers, my car's full.

I'll PM you guys to discuss logistics.
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