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Discussion in 'Landyzone 12 2016' started by blue beasty, May 18, 2015.

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  1. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    I think there's something in the sites regs about cables being buried but we can certainly ask what's needed to make it possible.
     
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    zen Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    hi..has you hear of our hopes for next year at LZ bash??

    if you have..dates!!!!!?????kinda important!!venue very important as mary's mum cant travel more than 2hrs as cant my dad cos it will kill him.(actually will)..please down south if not at Stanford Hall..

    re all the rest ie bogs, food marquee..WE will be contributing ££££ if you agree to us doing what we plan with LZ...(£££ upfront not on the day)

    IF you no idea what am on about PLEASEEEEE speak to Blue Beasty..

    Mary and simon (zen)
     
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  3. Buz

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    I didn't make it but have been to the same sort of gathering with Bikers (doing another in July).
    One idea is to get some 45 gal drums, cut in half and made in to BBQ's, everyone chucks money in a kitty for charcoal and the drums.....people then bring their own food to cook, that way you pull everyone into the one area and everyone is responsible for their own food....
    If bog roll is such an issue, everyone takes their own couple of sheets....
    The antifreeze, that sounds like a Stilton Cheese round that appeared at every Bike do during the 2014 camps.......luckily it was kept chilled between each gathering....
     
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    was yasmin one of them?:lol::lol:she does not shut up ,just come back from walking the dogs after work,she has fried me
     
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    +1 bbq pit for peeps to cook own food and then turn it into a pit fire for the evening. stick logs/seating around it. surely we can weld up something as a portable fire pit.
     
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    Rosie Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    Haha she was very sweet but did ask a lot of questions. After lots of beer and 3 hours sleep it was a little taxing! I will never forget she will be 12 next year :D

    However, your kids cleared up the marquee and took Purdey for a walk on Sunday morning which was amazing!
     
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    yep there both good kids,tom and yas,we had my cousin there as well,he is toms age,what a quiet kid,seemed totally board ,to much games consoles not enough outdoor activities me thinks
     
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    nah I didn't go to this year's - sounds like a groovy camp tho :cool:
     
  9. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Not true you won 5ltrs of AntiFreeze.. :D Did you know I won the optima Redtop :p :p :cool: Well I bought the winning ticket but had same effect.

    +1 I bought a coleman stove & cooked all my own food on it. Selfish I know but at £4.50 a round for the 3 of us It would have been a very expensive weekend for us. A communal cooking area would have been good. Not sure that you can tell peeps that they have to buy their food from the Marquee. Only other option is to either get peeps to prebook/prepay if they want food or not provide any food at all. OR accept that if you so provide food there's a chance you'll take a loss or waste some of it.

    Other than that I don't think there's any thing else you can do to the current format to improve it. I did suggest possibly piggybacking the event onto an established Landy show. & approaching the organisers for a discount for a bulk ticket purchase, and a massive club stand so anyone who wants to turn up can do so.
     
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    Is it bollocks!:mad:
     
  11. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    I suspect that's meant more like knowing lanes that a bunch of folk drive is only a part of organising an event like this.
     
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    + 1 did you try and plan the lanes NO Did you go out checking lanes NO so how can you say that was the easiest part, It was bloody hard work and took a lot of time sorting by Hideehi , Funky kipper and myself :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    I myself found the event to be lot more organised this year, the laning was excellent and the events board useful.
    I only have one complaint/gripe or whatever you want to call it was the dog messing, I have dogs and understand they have toilet needs but just leaving it where people and kids are playing is unacceptable. (It wasn't all the dogs or owners but a minority)
    Maybe some signs around the camping/tenting area with some black rubbish bags to enable them to dispose.
    Toilets, didn't miss them as had caravan
    Showers, that's for glam ping not a weekend jaunt
    Beer prices - would have expected a cheaper price than pub prices
    Raffle, good, what about an auction next year
    Thanks to all those good peeps behind the scenes for a good weekend
     
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    110woman Manky innards but smilin' still Events Planner

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    If after knowing how much effort you and hideeput into receeing the lanes you don't think I get how much you did then you're dafter than you look :p

    What I was trying to suggest is that a number of people in different parts of the country have a number of lanes and routes they already know. What I suggested was that just having that knowledge was the least of the stuff needed for a weekend event. Now both of you stop being so touchy ...everyone bar none has raved about the laning you did a fantastic job....oh and btw....I never said a proper thanks for the sarnie on Friday morning :)
     
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    Considering it was camping, which is my idea of hell, it was great :D

    I didn't starve and managed showers (thanks to gdhaydock who took his caravan :D)

    Still cant image why people would choose tents over a nice hotel but each to their own :D

    I will be going next year
     
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    Chill folks, I'm well aware of the amount of effort that went in and it's very much appreciated.

    It is true though that lots of laning groups have lots of choice and knowledge of lanes in their area but that alone won't get a gathering off the ground.

    It took about 3 months to even find a venue last year and in the end the venue decided where the gathering would be rather than where we wanted. We were looking further north but we're turned down time and again.

    I'd love to see more laning weekends like the bouncing bakewell and the chippy run happening but building an annual gathering is a different beast.
     
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    Thing is, if anyone moans about certain bits of the weekend then perhaps they should volunteer to do things 'better' next year?
     
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    on the other hand if you have a thread for feedback and suggestions then shoot down anyone who dares criticise anything it all becomes a bit pointless
     
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    We did have the option (nearly enforced upon us) of running our own bar which would have meant we could have sold it cheaper and maybe made a few quid but the issue is the same as the food....

    How much to buy in, what if we run out/have loads left?

    It was a relief tbh when the offer of a bar was made as it was one less thing to worry about.

    There was a standby panic team and I'm sure it would've been great.
     
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    :clap2::D
     
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