Travelling to CCCCamp

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Ben Blundell

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May 24, 2011, 6:24:43 AM5/24/11
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Hi guys. Thanks to lack of job and annoying freelance payment issues, I'm wondering about cheap travel to CCC. so far I have 4 options:

1) flying
2) train (Seat 61, Deutsche Bahn)
3) Motorcycle (through the channel tunnel or Ferry)
4) Hitch-hike

Personally, I prefer the last two (fancy having some fun). Im up in Preston and fortunately, there are plenty of trucks going from here (lots of vegetables around here) and also, the bike is in good shape (ish). I reckon it'll be at least 5 tanks of petrol at around £15 a stop to get there one way + channel tunnel fees. I think its about 900 miles so I'd need to stop at least twice (pitch up tent somewhere or sleep rough with bike). 

Just wondered how other people were getting there? Now the hackvan has gone missing i guess things might have changed.
Ben

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Glen

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May 24, 2011, 12:59:54 PM5/24/11
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The plan was to fill the hackvan with members then pay for one van
ferry crossing. But alas we don't know where the Hackvan is. If
someone can source a mini bus then it would allow a group of people to
pool their money and travel cheaply.

Glen

Mike

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May 25, 2011, 4:54:19 AM5/25/11
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On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 09:59:54AM -0700, Glen wrote:
> The plan was to fill the hackvan with members then pay for one van
> ferry crossing. But alas we don't know where the Hackvan is. If
> someone can source a mini bus then it would allow a group of people to
> pool their money and travel cheaply.
>
> Glen
>

We should have put a bloody GPS in that thing.

Mike.

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Ben Blundell

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May 25, 2011, 4:58:27 AM5/25/11
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I've not ordered my ticket yet. Waiting for Manchester Uni finance office to sort themselves out and pay me. When I do I think maybe hiring a van is not such a bad idea.

Ben

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samthetechie

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May 25, 2011, 8:26:02 AM5/25/11
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Erm are you saying it has gone missing? :/

samthetechie

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May 25, 2011, 8:36:32 AM5/25/11
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Ok so I have just read the wiki / seen the crime number etc. That
sucks :(
I would very much like to install some form of LoJack in the next
HackVan.
I am just about to book holiday so I can come to CCC. #win

Sam

Ken Boak

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May 25, 2011, 8:40:42 AM5/25/11
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There are a lot of thefts of Japanese vans - regardless of condition
 
It's the engines that they are after - which are taken out and shipped to China, where they are used to maintain Chinese vans.
 
I'm forever having low life scum knocking on my door asking me about my Toyota van.
 
 
Ken

Jasper Wallace

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May 25, 2011, 10:22:27 AM5/25/11
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On Tue, 24 May 2011, Ben Blundell wrote:

>
> Just wondered how other people were getting there? Now the hackvan has gone missing i guess things might have changed.

I'll be in .ch so i'll be traveling to ccccamp by train (quite nice
timeing with an overnight sleeper). Not sure when/how i'm getting back
tho, I'm tempted to stay a few days and help with the tidy up and maybe
see some of Berlin before i come back.

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Ben Blundell

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May 25, 2011, 4:48:59 PM5/25/11
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There was a list on the wiki of people interested in going. Im wondering if getting some real numbers is a good idea about now? Im certainly up for driving people if we can sort a van out.

Ben
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