Oooooh, speed dating!

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Oooooh, speed dating!

Postby halien » Fri 11 Nov 2005, 1:27 am

Sounds like fun. Last year I did the ride solo and did more sleeping than socialising. This year, the plan's to meet people! The first night's thing could be a way to kick things off nicely.

On another topic, if u visit the cafe de canvas, how do u find ur tent, when ur possibly drunk with guy ropes to avoid all over? Pack a homing beacon perhaps? hahaha.
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Postby sunburyprince » Fri 11 Nov 2005, 7:16 am

Finding your tent is part of the challenge! But if you put it up before you start the whole drinking thing, you should have some chance of remembering where it is! If not and you climb into the wrong tent hopefully the person in there is accomodating!
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Postby thorle » Fri 11 Nov 2005, 9:54 am

:? So long as you're not blind drunk what I have done is attach one of my flashing tail or headlights to my tent. Don't tell anyone as everyone will do it and you'll be no better off.

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Postby halien » Sun 04 Dec 2005, 11:03 pm

Hmm, talk about DODGY! MY table had 4 females. They were all about 20 (as in too young!).

I did meet a nice girl the traditional way (at breakfast). She was really touch/feely with her friend who was a girl, so I am no too sure about that (even though she said she may try the speed dating rumoured for night two)! Ah well, back home, yay!
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Postby Morrie » Mon 05 Dec 2005, 6:04 am

I must of been on the same table as it only had 8 people!
Yes they were young.
1 curly headed girl, a Californian cyclist, Jen the media volunteer from Canberra and Michelle who I ran into numerous times laters.

By the way I was up at 5:30 this morning as my body clock hasn't adjusted yet and I'm ready for a ride!
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Postby myfanwee » Mon 05 Dec 2005, 2:02 pm

I was also up at 6.00am cause of reformed body clock but at least I was able to ride the bike. Rode to work which was a real buzz on such a brillant morning. Desk was a disaster unfortunately but thats life :)

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Postby AdamWebber » Mon 05 Dec 2005, 2:42 pm

Someone signed me up for the speed dating. I didn't mind really. Except the music was so loud that I couldn't hear a word anyone said. Why the loud music? It's ridiculous.
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Postby oneson1 » Mon 05 Dec 2005, 10:50 pm

Badly organised, badly facilitated and not a spectator sport anyway, whats the point?

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Postby Morrie » Mon 05 Dec 2005, 11:06 pm

oneson1 wrote:Badly organised, badly facilitated and not a spectator sport anyway, whats the point?

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It was the first night, I think was just to break the ice and to get people to talk to each other.
I once did a real speed dating night and it was a lot worse. At least most people had some thing in common here.

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Postby oneson1 » Tue 06 Dec 2005, 12:57 am

Morrie, thanks for that but don't you think thats too much information... I really don't want to know about your dating life no matter how spiffy it is.
So thanks, but no.

and it was still shyte.

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Postby Morrie » Tue 06 Dec 2005, 9:02 am

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Postby Ben Sturmfels » Tue 06 Dec 2005, 11:35 am

I was a volunteer on the activities team.

I'm sure that if you were expecting serious speed dating, you would have been disappointed. The entertainment only nature of this event was made clear though -- explicitly on the sign-up sheet, implicitly in the sign-up questions and with Love is in the Air playing in the background.

Perhaps Hugh or others have some constructive thoughts on how speed dating should be run?

It took us a long time to find 100 people, but I thought the event was fairly successful. Thanks to the people who joined in! If nothing else, it was conversation starter. I hear most matches are made at the wash-up troughs anyway!

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Postby twowheels » Tue 06 Dec 2005, 1:32 pm

oneson1 wrote:Morrie, thanks for that but don't you think thats too much information... I really don't want to know about your dating life no matter how spiffy it is.
So thanks, but no.

and it was still shyte.

hugh



Hey, just a quiet little tip, if you want to post negativity go do it somewhere else, it takes hard work and effort to organise these events, and amongst a group of cyclist where positivity is so prevalant your comments are not warranted.



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Out of line, Morrie

Postby lisa a » Tue 06 Dec 2005, 11:18 pm

Hey Morrie, Lisa here.
I agree that the 'speed dating' thing was another way to get ppl to talk and meet - nothing more - and regardless of Hugh's disappointment, I met 5 people who I said hello to over the next several days.
However, Geoff and I, who didn't know each other at all, went along with the fun energy of the FFP night and played the 'game'. Any assumptions you make about us or anyone else should be saved for a private discussion and not publicised on the WWW.
Frankly, you are out of line. Not happy Morrie.
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