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    Default UK Meets - north / south divide

    Just to throw another idea into the pot , and i admit its for selfish reasons , although i enjoyed leicester meet very much it was a long travel !

    I wonder if theres any demand for an intermediary more frequent Northern meet , and southern meet and then all coming together for an annual or bi annual meet in leicester !

    I cant remember the geography of where people stayed ,and it might well be that theres no demand but just throwing ideas into the hat , there would be a lot of logistical stuff regarding new towns to consider and venues , and the numbers simply might not add up but just some fodder to chew over

    Any thoughts

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    that's the classic tribal approach.

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    We donít want to get into a North Vs South laser competition! (North wouldnít stand a chance )

    The journey was about 1hour 20 for me; a few others I remember were roughly the same.

    1 Ė 2.5 hours I donít think is too bad to drive, considering we get a good 10+ hours of "lasering".
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    It took me 1 and 3/4 hours to get to leicester and I would happily have traveled further. Obviously being in the northertly part I would welcome a north based event but I think Leicester was good and I think we would be hard pushed to get a better venue than the one Mark sourced.
    Anyway I will take my kit wherever we need to go to.

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    took me 2 hours with no traffic, my dad recon 2.30 with traffic.

    but ill go anywhere within reason
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    Hiya

    Judging by reaction , theres not much of a demand then !

    For posteriety , if anyone want to set up a six monthly or quartly meet say within a hours drive of carlisle ( therefore limiting my drive to 2.5 / 3 hours ) im in !

    In the meantime I will just have to try and convince few more scottish people to get into this hobby so we can have a central scotland meet too !

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    Oh ! Forgot to mention


    Saturday morning I got a letter from leicester , looked at postmark and thought oh ! i aint that long back from there !!

    Opened it just to find it was leicestershire police saftey camera partnership ... sod i thought !!! i was flashed after left venue at laser meet ... i mean within minutes of leaving venue ! The camera was a FACE ON one , photo taken from front not behind

    Grrrrr

    Anyway , it was 11.30pm on sunday night and in a 30 zone , anybody wanna guess what speed i was charged at ?



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    Shall we say.... 32?
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    if 32 is true then they are nearly as hot as north wales - they would do you at 30.5!

    Bad news Paul - I know I didnt exactly obey the speed limit but I had noticed a few cameras on my way in in the morning so was reasonably careful - though theres time yet as the post hasnt been yet today.

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    Blinking Nightmare

    Charged for doing 36 in a 30 zone at 11.30pm on a sunday night !

    Sodding thing must have been in my new blind spot(s) , or my newly created matrix of blindspots following the meet !!

    Theres just no justice in it , its just blatent revenue collection !!

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