RE: how to take Cokers on a plane?
> > I can’t believe I have better access to maps than
> > you do in new York.
I guess you guys have a better Web there…
But to be fair, I think he meant from wherever the race will be, meaning
where will the race be. At the moment, the Valley seems more likely than up
at the pass. Beyond that, I like Yahoo Maps better than Mapquest.
> I can only speak for myself, but I think some Americans tend to be
> pretty skittish when it comes to travel. I, for one, don’t know what
> the hell I’m doing. I’m afraid I’m going to end up scared and alone,
> with all my clothes stolen, sleeping in an airport chair clutching my
That being the case, I highly recommend a rental car. If you can’t afford
that, it might be possible to hook up with some other people who are renting
cars as well. I’m sure somebody out there wouldn’t mind sharing the expense
(as well as saving you from the above).
The conventions this year are spread out more than in the past, in an area
with very limited mass transit. Different unicycle conventions in different
years have their strengths and weaknesses. In China you could get a pedal
taxi, scooter taxi, motorcycle taxi, teeny van taxi, normal car taxi, small
or big bus right outside the hotel. And the subway was less than a mile
away. But the combination of heat and humidity is something you would have
to experience to understand. This year we should have beautiful riding
weather, but less transportation options.
When it comes to transportation at these things, I have a saying: “Never
without a car.”
> I’m just glad I got into all this stuff during a year where UNICON is
> being held in USA. I don’t think I could handle Japan…
Japan will be awesome if we can ever get them to host it again. But yes,
it’ll cost a bit more for us Americans to go there. Don’t miss it this year,
because it may be a long time before UNICON gets back here again…
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
2002 NAUCC and UNICON Referee
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