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Discussion: Flying Pig info?

in: Flying Pig XII (Apr 4–6, 2008 - Cincinnati, OH)

Feb 2, 2008 8:16 PM # 
Those planning to fly in for the Flying Pig are curious about the schedule of events. I hope the information is posted on soon.
Thanks, Mike! (I know you've been busy with the brochure, but there's gotta be someone else in your club...)
USOF Rules:

10.1 The Invitation shall be published at least three months before the event. ...
Feb 2, 2008 8:30 PM # 
I might suggest that contacting the club directly would be more appropriate (and effective) than a public calling out on attackpoint.
Feb 2, 2008 8:47 PM # 
Worked fine last year - JanetT got a response in seven hours to the same question in this thread, and I got some answers to an earlier question here.

OCIN puts on great events, but they don't seem to have publicity as a priority. (And I don't claim to be any better myself, just a comment that this is just how it is with OCIN - I'm grateful to have the event with or without publicity, rather than no event.) To be fair, also, flights are usually pretty cheap that time of year, even a week or two before the event.

Also, technically IOF rule 8.11 requires Bulletin 1/2 available four months in advance for the WRE.
Feb 2, 2008 9:46 PM # 
First, in case you didn't know it Janet T is the webmaster for the USOF site and I feel she is just trying to get info for the site not to cause any public attack on the club. If you have been to the Flying Pig or any OCIN event you will know that it is a very small club and sometimes a one man show. The PIG is a great event and I wouldn't miss it for the world even though their terrain can frustrate me to hell sometimes.

Also you have to remember that there are employers that require a great deal of advance notice for an employee to take off and some even require that you do the entire year at the beginning of the year so it is not unreasonable to ask that someone from OCIN to please get some info posted pronto! It is in their best interest to do so as not to lose entries because it was to late for someone who wants to come to get off.
Feb 2, 2008 11:16 PM # 
matzah ball:
also, remember that train tickets are a lot cheaper a few months in advance, and on the other hand, car pooling is even cheaper all around, and can be done at the last moment...
(this is not a subtle way of calling people cheapskates, btw.)

Feb 2, 2008 11:43 PM # 
Currently the event staff are evaluating & critiqueing the preliminary website. I hope to have it up for general public in 3-5 days, depending how quickly the evaluators respond and what kind of problems they find.

Here's the general overview:
Friday Middle Distance WRE, starts 2-5 pm. Rentschler Forest, Hamilton, OH
Saturday, US Sprint Champs, 2-sprint total time in Hamilton/Fairfield, Ohio area.
Sunday, US Long Champs, north side of East Fork SP off OH 32 near Batavia, OH.

Remember that Sunday courses will be long, so don't plan too early a flight home. You can get to Cincinnati Airport in an hour from the Sunday meet site, Dayton in under an hour and a half, and Columbus in 2 hours, Indianapolis allow 2.5.

Coming in on Friday, you should be able to get to the site in an hour from Cincinnati or Dayton, 2 from Columbus or Indianapolis. But, between 4 and 6 pm, anything can happen. AM 700 (XM 173) is the best bet for regular traffic and weather unless the Reds are playing baseball somewhere.
Feb 3, 2008 12:04 AM # 
Thanks, Mike.

(The Reds are at home to the Phillies at 7:10pm on Friday April 4, as well as 1:10pm Saturday and 1:15pm Sunday, as of the current schedule.)
Feb 3, 2008 12:12 AM # 
Thanks, Feet. So I hope the pre-game blabbering won't disrupt WLW's regular traffic & weather programming while people are trying to get to the Friday event. The game could mean a little extra traffic volume for people coming through downtown Cincinnati from the airport. Possibly better to plan to go west on 275.
Feb 3, 2008 1:46 AM # 
I'd sort of agree on the points regarding planning time off, airfare, etc., but the Pig has used the same schedule for the last 12 years. I don't know why one would need any detail information to make the plans that require lead time. Lodging, of course, needs to be reserved with respect to the venues, but that can always be done closer to the event date.
Feb 3, 2008 9:36 PM # 
Thanks to Mike for the information! It's very much appreciated for planning purposes. Eric has a good point about the schedule being the same for the past 11 years (this is the 12th event, I think), and I hadn't thought of that, so please forgive me.

With few flights between Albany NY and Cincinnati/Columbus, we must plan down to the minute, it seems, to ensure we have enough travel/driving time (and it's cheaper to fly these days than drive, too; at least this distance). With the Long event on Sunday, too, it's another point for us to consider when picking outgoing flights.

I appreciate the support of orienteeringmom and Feet, and again, thanks to Mike for the information I needed.
Feb 3, 2008 11:08 PM # 
One more update... Since Friday's event is a WRE, we will have a model area open earlier. Current plan is to have the model area open Friday from at least 10 am.

This discussion thread is closed.