Carpooling for Coaster Buzz Club Events

Sunday, November 4, 2001 10:53 AM
As alot of you have seen, there are probably going to be problems getting some of your parents to take you to either PKI, CP, SFWOA, or Holiday World for the Coaster Buzz Club... I would like to See if it is possible for us to Start a carpool on some one... Just think... If You are a Driver of a Carpool, the people you are Transporting would pay you say $20 to take them there, if you Transport 8 Teens, thats $160 in your pocket for going to PKI or Holiday World... That Pays for your Gas... Food... And Admission. Looking for Applicants... e-Mail me at TBSSteve@cs.com for information on the Pool... If you Need A Ride and Are in the vicinity of Cleveland Please E-Mail me Also At TBSSteve@cs.com or you can IM me at the AIM Sn : SncakyChamp , This is a really good money maker, especially if you were planning on going anyway. Thank you All!

*** This post was edited by XFlighter on 11/4/2001. ***

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 10:59 AM
I Cant Seem to Edit that Post Right... My Screen name is SnackyChamp

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"Past this point of no return your only choice is freeze or burn." -Merlin

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 11:34 AM
If you're willing to pay someone the money, why not leave it to the pros?  Take a bus, Amtrak, Greyhound, whatever.  You go to parks now, right?  Where's the difference in how you get there just because you're a CBC member?

I'm not trying to seem like  a jerk or anything... just wondering.

Just pester your parents until they "can't stands it no more."

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

"Can we go to Itchy & Scratchy land?"

They'll get the hint.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 11:49 AM
Too Late... The Know the Phrase :

"get Out of my house!"

"get Out of my house!"

"get Out of my house!"

"get Out of my house!"

"get Out of my house!"

that makes me get the point! lol

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"Past this point of no return your only choice is freeze or burn." -Merlin

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Monday, November 5, 2001 10:02 AM
any way... does anyone around here want to be a car-poolist for the people around here who would like to participate in this Event? Remember... Cash! =o)
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Monday, November 5, 2001 10:13 AM
"If you transport 8 teens"

sounds like a circus act. Should the passengers come dressed as clowns and prepare to sqeeze into a beetle?

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Monday, November 5, 2001 10:27 AM
My suggestion to the younger Coasterbuzzers who want to get to parks, events, etc...make some friends in your area over 16 who can drive there!  A friend is way more likely than a random stranger and more fun to drive you to a park.  Or maybe your new friend HAS friends who are going on the same day as you, it's a great way to make new coaster friends. 

I remember my freshman year of college, in Boston, MA where I was not allowed to bring my car to my cramped, packed in campus at Northeastern University and all I wanted was to go ride Superman: Ride of Steel.  I just posted my interest in going to the park on rec.roller-coaster, where I had been posting for a little while, and a guy I already knew sorta found me someone who was willing to go on the same day I wanted to, and not only did I get a ride to the park and a new #1 roller coaster, but I made a new friend in Shawn Mamros.  The moral here is that fast, decisive ACTION will get you somewhere, but you have to know where you want to go first. ;o)

-Natalie
Who has a tendency to ramble sometimes....

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Monday, November 5, 2001 10:33 AM
well I would drive people if I were a member, but that isn't going to happen until I can round up some bucks.  although I doubt that someone's parents will be willing to let their child to go with a complete stranger.  plus I don't know how many people in the Chicagoland area need a ride.  the other thing is that even if there's no one in your area there may be people on the way that need a ride.  good idea, but I'd get feedback from the younger buzzer's parents before trying to implement it.
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Monday, November 5, 2001 8:13 PM
When did carpooling become a liability issue? Perhaps you're unaware that thousands of adults carpool daily, and that in many states like Maryland and Virginia, it's encouraged by the government. In fact, you can travel in a special lane if you have two or more people in your car during peak travel hours.

Now if you want to bring up the issue of teens driving around a bunch of other teens, I can see that point. But, hey I carpooled back and forth to school when I was young, and I'm sure plenty of people still do it.

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Monday, November 5, 2001 8:18 PM
In this case we're talking about adults carting around minors, which is a very different situation. You can't even be a male high school coach and put your hand on a female athlete's shoulder anymore without worrying that you'll get sued for sexual harassment. It's ridiculous.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 5:16 AM
If you think carpooling to a park is a good idea, you're probably in for a big surprise.  It may be just me, but spending 8+ hours with complete strangers doesn't really sound like a recipe for fun.   Get some friends or relatives together, and avoid an awkward siuation for you and the driver.

*** This post was edited by chris on 11/6/2001. ***

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 6:31 AM
Coasterkingoftheworld, I understand your scenario, but, what's the difference between being a carpool driver and driving a bunch of your friends around? According to what you're saying, you should never do either. And like I said, in the DC area, the prospect of everyone driving single occupancy vehicles will not work. The beltway is already jammed as it is.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 6:33 AM
Joey, I hate to play devil's advocate here (okay, I lied, I love it), but if everyone took your stance on things, nobody would drive anyone anywhere...I mean your best friend whom you've known for your entire life and you're driving them down the street or something, and you get in an accident...it's people like you who CAUSE all the stupid lawsuits in this country.  I know people like you, and they're the people who pissed me off the most following the events on September 11th "No, you can't get on a plane now!! OMG!"  PARANOIA gets you nowhere.  "No, I can't drive you to school even though I'm going there too!  I might get into an accident on the way!"
 Now okay, to get something cleared up, in my story, I was 19 years old.  I suppose it's a little different than a 14 or 15 year old, but the point I was trying to make is that sometimes other enthusiasts are more fun to go to parks with than your family or your friends from home.  For example (and I can't take my family into account because they're enthusiasts too, so I'll use my friends here), when I went to Cedar Point with my senior class in '99, I walked around in a large group of girls (my first mistake).  Only about 2/3 of my group actually would ride rollercoasters, and we had to cater to the ones who didn't by compromising OUR riding time.  Now, already having been in ACE at that point, and an AVID enthusiast, I wanted to go everywhere and ride everything, but was sort of held back by the fact that my friends wouldn't.  Now later that year when I would go with my mom, we'd ride EVERYTHING and wouldn't even feel rushed to do it, we had our way of working around the park, and we loved it.  Also other enthusiasts are more likely to appreciate the coasters for what they are, rather than acting like morons and pissing off the ride ops.  I don't know, I can see both sides of the issue, I just get annoyed when people act so paranoid about everything. 


[edit:  Didn't read Intamin Fan's post first, wasn't trying to ignore it....]


-Natalie
Ramble........

*** This post was edited by AirtimeSROS on 11/6/2001. ***

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 8:32 AM

Why dont we all wait until there is an actual DATE set. At that time, you may state where you are and another member may be in the area and willing to take you with them. After posting in here with you people, you can get an idea of who somebody is and may want to meet them. For EXAMPLE, if DWeaver says "I live in Phoenix and need a ride to CBCon 2003" I might offer to take him because I find a lot in common with his responses in the posts. If someone else who lives in Phx asks for help who I dont agree with, I keep my mouth shut.

Of course, ANY Women can feel free to ask me. :)

I am in Phoenix Arizona. Will I be attending the first CBCon? I dont know. We'll have to see if "I" can arrange to get there.We'll have to see if "I" can afford it when it comes up.We'll have to ee if "I" can get time off work.

Anyone willing to drive me to Cincinnatti??? Didnt think so.  What are you people in Ohio gonna do when the event is in California??? Ask people to pay for your airfare and hotel???

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 8:52 AM
Why would we ask someone to pay for our airfare and hotel?  I don't get it. 

Just because somebody can't drive/doesn't have a car accessible to them, that means that they won't give you gas money, etc?  That's not true at all.  I drove my car to CP for every weekend this season from here in Youngstown to work, and I took three other girls on a regular basis, and every time got enough money to cover gas and tolls at least.  Your logic is flawed and your post appears to be very condescending.  

-Natalie
Who was a bit offended by this guy associating people who are either too young to drive or can't afford a car with freeloaders...the likes of whom she knows QUITE a few.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 9:02 AM
Carpooling a child I don't know is a liability I would not chance. Why do you suppose schools require special permission slips for field trips? And I'm not sure about other schools laws, but in our district, carpooling is not allowed for field trips. Busses must be used.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 11:24 AM
Yeah thanks I actually have a brand new 2001 car and pay very high insurance rates for it, and am right now dealing with a scenario where I was in a small accident where the other person (who may be uninsured) was at fault.  But I'm glad you make ASSumptions about me, it makes me happy. 

It actually makes me laugh, like most of your posts.  I, on the other hand, will continue to be a good friend and drive my friends places when they need to go and can't get there.

-Natalie
Yup, I'm stupid, you're right. (just kidding, gtfo)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 12:09 PM
If you're not old enough to drive, and everything that comes with traveling any kind of distance, it may be a good idea just to wait until you're a little older to make these kinds of trips. Not trying to be mean or anything, but especially if you're below the driving age or right at the driving age. There is a world of difference between the ages 14 and 18, lots of differences between 18 and 20. Not being limited to anothers' transportation is great indepedence, and makes trips much better.
Carpools are sorta around for people who make commutes daily. The issue of it being daily is where the "savings" come from. Besides, who would want a bunch of people in thier car, whom have paid for a service, because if something happens, or doesn't happen, it was a service, and not a favor, know what I mean?
As for the legal issue, and as for letting only family members in the car, that's too funny. Can I get a ride to the store, I'm starving, and need some K-1(maybe not:)). I give my friends rides everywhere, all the time, and always will. If I ever hurt one of my friends because of something I've done, I'll pay, because that's how it is, I accept everything I do, right and wrong.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 12:27 PM
This 'insurance' bit has gone so far, I dont even really have a good comment. But to address the original post, talk with your parents and come up with a good solution. Parents are wonderful tools which children rarely utilize (I know I didnt enough).
lata,
jeremy
--has no one here heard of an "Umbrella Policy"?
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