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Poll: Dunstable attendance 2008 (just for fun) (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be going to Dunstable this year?

  1. You bet! (9 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Hope so... (4 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. What's in it for me? (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  4. Unlikely... (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. No way, Jose! (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

Will you be flying a Rev there?

  1. Yes - display team member (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  2. Yes - public flying (4 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Maybe - I'll take a Rev just in case (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  4. No (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#21 Dave M

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:49 AM

Ha Ha :)


I did not know I was an invited flyer

Time to get out the Peter Lynn Midi,s I think



See you there




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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:32 AM

Mr. Scott is it a little different from the beach at TI?


Hmmm, seems I've been rumbled!

I'd say there are a couple of differences between Dunstable and Treasure Island:

* it's about 240 metres above sea level (quite high compared with most of Florida);
* the ground is green and generally lacking in sand;
* the ground shelves quite steeply on the hillside;
* temperatures only in the high 70s (Fahrenheit) for a few days at a time;
* (apart from the festival) buggies and boards aren't allowed;
* you _can_ get a good cup of tea at the local shop.
[oh, and the petrol (gas) prices are slightly higher....]
:kid_smartass:

On the other hand, on a good day I'd say there are more people flying kites per square metre (predominantly simple SLKs). But the kites per person ratio is generally much higher at TI if Mr. R is about!

[Anyone else care to add anything?]
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:44 AM

Hmmm, seems I've been rumbled!

I'd say there are a couple of differences between Dunstable and Treasure Island:

* it's about 240 metres above sea level (quite high compared with most of Florida);
* the ground is green and generally lacking in sand;
* the ground shelves quite steeply on the hillside;
* temperatures only in the high 70s (Fahrenheit) for a few days at a time;
* (apart from the festival) buggies and boards aren't allowed;
* you _can_ get a good cup of tea at the local shop.
[oh, and the petrol (gas) prices are slightly higher....]
:kid_smartass:

On the other hand, on a good day I'd say there are more people flying kites per square metre (predominantly simple SLKs). But the kites per person ratio is generally much higher at TI if Mr. R is about!

[Anyone else care to add anything?]




Yep it's the Festival with a View :D
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:00 AM

Yep it's the Festival with a View :D

ahhh this olde Gundi chestnut again...
depends on wind direction :lol:

but then Gary is only interested in the view of his new kite :P
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:45 AM

ahhh this olde Gundi chestnut again...
depends on wind direction :lol:

but then Gary is only interested in the view of his new kite :P



Not true the view is always there ^_^
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:52 AM

Lemon drizzle cake or not,, I'll see y'all there. Perhaps I could bring a little west country delight - anyone for knitted organic tofu or nut rissoles (Totnes specialities!)

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:57 AM

Looking forward to saying hello again David.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:07 PM

Likewise Cap'n - 15mph less wind than last time and some sunshine would do nicely!

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:03 PM

Perhaps I could bring a little west country delight - anyone for knitted organic tofu or nut rissoles (Totnes specialities!)


Now I thought you were going to say you'd bring clotted cream (in Litre packs?) or local farmhouse cider - the suspiciously cloudy stuff that takes the knees out beneath you as you hit the fresh air. But then I remembered that Totnes is the refined end of Devon, of course! :innocent:
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:14 PM

Does anyone know the postcode for the site for a sat nav.
apparently the one on the website takes you to the other side.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:27 PM

Does anyone know the postcode for the site for a sat nav.
apparently the one on the website takes you to the other side.


The National Trust Gateway Centre is LU6 2GY - but my cheapo sat nav doesn't recognise this code.
Also see "Dunstable Road, Whipsnade". If you'd like an OS grid reference: TL008197 is pretty close.

Hope this helps
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:00 AM

I always recommend the code from here, it works fine.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:55 AM

Thankyou both.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:19 PM

Hi all
What time this event kick off
what sort of time are we talking about meeting up
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

Hi all
What time this event kick off
what sort of time are we talking about meeting up



Jay, the earlier you get there the fewer cars on the M1 - PS the average speed cameras do work !!

The last one before the junction means you can gain some on the junction not that I did that officer :kid_smartass:

Off the M1 @J9, do a left along the A5 past the Shell Garage on the right, past the pub on the right with the exotic dances (apparently :blue_wink: )

Quite a run, when you get to a Garage on the left, followed by a junction with a pub Just after, I do a left there onto B4550 - Lynch Hill.

Follow this road through a village (Kensworth) 30 limit and cameras, Then you come to a small roundabout, turn right here up the hill, winding lane (B4541 - Wipsnade Road), Site on your left just up here.


Arrive here :- http://www.nationalt...hipsnadeestate/

Job done.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

Thanks I'll get there early,
so I now know where the pubs and dancers are but what about he Coffee
mine's an espresso with a splash of milk and one sugar.

see you there
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

Thanks I'll get there early,
so I now know where the pubs and dancers are but what about he Coffee
mine's an espresso with a splash of milk and one sugar.

see you there



HI Jay, there is a visitors centre at the site. Nice and warm and dry !! The Flyers from the Rev day will remember it well, as it was Bliming cold and windy that day. We're due 80 and flat 12 mph winds on Sunday :blue-music:


So that will be nice !

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:13 AM

I think 80F may be a bit optimistic. I would think low 60's, but what the heck - 12mph winds sounds pretty much ideal. Aiming to get there before the official start at about 1000hrs myself.

I hope they have stocked up on 'clangers'.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:11 AM

I always recommend the code ...



Clangers, Bliming cold, Lemon Drizzle, knitted organic tofu, not rissoles, Gundi chestnut ...

Damn folks, they're talking in code again ...

Hope you enjoy tomorrow. It looks like we've changed weather patterns ... it's all rain and drizzle rain here today for our IKE fun fly.

Cheers,
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:44 AM

Translation for our friend across the water.

Code – Post code or Zip code to you.

ClangerBedfordshire Clanger the ones at Dunstable are filled with Bacon and Apple

Bliming cold – I think he meant “Blooming Cold” a more polite version of "Bloody Cold".

Lemon Drizzle - Lemon Drizzle Cake

The rest I’m sorry I can’t help
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