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2016 Storm Chase Tour - Which Tour are you on?


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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    Good Afternoon all!  just thought i would start the usual thread!

     

    with just 204 days to go until the start of Tour 1, the countdown now starts!

     

    Ill be driving on Tour 3! 

     

    :D

     

    not excited one bit!

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    Tour 2 :)

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  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Hail, Torrential Rain
  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.

    Only 200 days? Great! Tour 1 for me this year. What do they say about the words early bird and worm? I hope that comes true, although doesn't quite go hand in hand with storm chasing I don't think! :-)

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    Only 200 days? Great! Tour 1 for me this year. What do they say about the words early bird and worm? I hope that comes true, although doesn't quite go hand in hand with storm chasing I don't think! :-)

     

    Just save some for us :p

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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    Just save some for us :p

    What Nick said!

     

    leave some for us!

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL

    Go Team Tour 4 :)

    THis will be interesting to see a vegan hemmed in by a bunch of meat eating hungries, travelling through the USA with Pit stops at the best restaurants, aka local garages.

    May the force be with you..

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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    THis will be interesting to see a vegan hemmed in by a bunch of meat eating hungries, travelling through the USA with Pit stops at the best restaurants, aka local garages.

    May the force be with you..

    good point!

     

    subway do salad!

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  • Location: Devon
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Wind, Sunny, Warm, Thunderstorms, Snow
  • Location: Devon

    THis will be interesting to see a vegan hemmed in by a bunch of meat eating hungries, travelling through the USA with Pit stops at the best restaurants, aka local garages.

    May the force be with you..

     

    So they don't don't sell fruit, veg, nuts, crisps, gaucamole, hummus in the these places? lol  I've been to USA three times, over 20 states I will be fine :)  I can always stock up lots in Denver and then Walmarts as we travel. 

     

    Plus I have my 'Happy Cow' app on my phone which tells me veg friendly places in the vicinity.

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

    Yeah, you should be fine, and I imagine Paul S will be quite pleased to try some different food after 30 days on the road, eating the usual stuff :D

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL

    Yeah, you should be fine, and I imagine Paul S will be quite pleased to try some different food after 30 days on the road, eating the usual stuff :D

    Having seen what he's eating at the moment, it will be a change to see him on fruit, veg, nuts, crisps, gaucamole, hummus :rofl: 

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  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: want to find thunder-snow
  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    So looking forward to T4
    Have booked Days Inn [edit] at DIA for the night of the 9th already.
    Flights seem quite reasonable at the moment with the BA flight at £587

    Chris

     

    [EDIT] - ended up paying £507 return from Manchester via LHR

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    Yeah, you should be fine, and I imagine Paul S will be quite pleased to try some different food after 30 days on the road, eating the usual stuff :D

     

    I think 30 days of Subway and CrapDonalds is enough to drive anyone loopy.

     

    Meanwhile, going through the photos and vids from my tour this year, miss it and can't wait for next year! Just over 6 months to go now! The stand out memory for me...(strong language ahead, for very good reason!):

     

     

    The sound will stay with me forever.

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  • Location: Devon
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Wind, Sunny, Warm, Thunderstorms, Snow
  • Location: Devon

    So looking forward to T4

    Have booked Days Inn in Aurora for the night of the 9th already.

    Flights seem quite reasonable at the moment with the BA flight at £587

    Chris

     

     

    That's good to know :)  I can't book my flights until February/March 2016 as I'm moving so hoping for a good deal too :)

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  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: want to find thunder-snow
  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    That's good to know :)  I can't book my flights until February/March 2016 as I'm moving so hoping for a good deal too :)

    NB Its Days Inn @ DIA not Aurora! stayed there this year, not great but will give a good idea of what you're in for for the next 10 nights! A couple of good eateries ( not sure about vegan options ) in short walking distance. Saw 2 funnels the first morning when waiting for pickup

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  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: want to find thunder-snow
  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    Having seen what he's eating at the moment, it will be a change to see him on fruit, veg, nuts, crisps, gaucamole, hummus :rofl: 

    After 30 days of subway / McD's and then assult the body with fruit, veg and hummus....I dont want to be in THAT car! smiley-plugging-nose.png

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  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Hail, Torrential Rain
  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.

    What Nick said!

     

    leave some for us!

    I'm sure there'll be plenty for every tour. With El Nino having the effect on the world weather it is I reckon next year could be a bigee for every tour. Lets hope so anyway! :-) 

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    All booked in for Tour 2, I'm a complete USA storm chasing virgin , been dreaming of doing this since I was about 7 years old, cant wait :)

     

    Excellent choice of tour :D You will love it, I can assure you.

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  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Hail, Torrential Rain
  • Location: Totterdown, Bristol, UK.

    So in 6 months time tour 2 will be well under way. I have a feeling the time is really going to drag between now and May! Other than the staff, who else is going to be on tour 1?

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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    Hello Tom!

     

    nice to meet you!  

     

    I am Gee!  Ill be driving on tour 3 and i cannot wait!

    Where are you flying from? maybe we can meet en route?

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    4 months today for me :yahoo:

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    Hey Gee, Nick,

    Nice to meet you.

    I will be flying out on the 27th from Heathrow on the 1030 with Virgin (taking a Delta connect from Detroit) and I will be staying in the recommended hotel, the Best Western Irving by the airport.

    What are you doing?
     

    Cheers,


    Tom

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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    hey up!

    flying (hopefully) on the BA0193 from heathrow around 12pm ish getting to DFW for 330pm? then heading to the irving best western for a well deserved beer and maybe a pool dip[ depending on the weather!  might be sunbathe weather or might be lightning photo practise weather!

    eitherway its going to be the holiday of a lifetime!

     

    Gee

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