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This will be the big summer runout to be held in central northern scotland.

Meeting point is Asda in Huntly car park and the route will be decided at the time, but planning in taking in a lot of northern towns including Elgin etc.

Hoping for some great weather and a good turnout.

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AONS summer runout
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This will be the big summer runout to be held in central northern scotland.

Meeting point is Asda in Huntly car park and the route will be decided at the time, but planning in taking in a lot of northern towns including Elgin etc.

Hoping for some great weather and a good turnout.

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Bampot, the Run should pass straight through elgin
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Is anybody else likely to confirm they are going on this runout as;
a) I don't want to be a billy no mates sat in Huntly making a numpty of myself by propositioning innocent alfa drivers who know nothing about this forum
b) I'm supposed to be going out tonight so need to know if I can have a couple of beers or a lot of beers
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I will not be attending as its my b/day today and i have been told what my surprises are,i now intend to be having quite a few drinks.

Along with a thick head 2moro,dont think it would be suitable to get behind the wheel.
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south run off, is this one on???
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I'm still going if other folk are up for it
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just noticed the meet time is for 11am, my car is quick but not that quick aww well
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Did this go ahead? Apologies, due to my parents putting our house on the market I have been working flat out all weekend to get the house ready, therefore I would not have been able to come.
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In a word no, without wanting to get drawn into a blame game this should have been called off due to lack of interest.

Unfortunately as I am a man of my word I headed upto Huntly on sunday in case anybody else decided to show up, put it this way it was the furthest I have ever gone to pick up a paper and a loaf of bread. That however is my responsibility as I'm an adult and took the decision to drive up there, however to add insult to injury I got a puncture on the way home as I was going round a roundabout near Blackburn so as you may have guessed I was not a happy bunny by the time I got home yesterday.

If I could make a suggestion for future meets and this comes from several years of organising a rugby team and a football team. Most folk are not good at commiting to something if arrangements are vague, if you give people a choice of dates, routes or whatever you will get everybody deliberating for ages. Things need to be run along the lines of a (benign) dictatorship, so just picking a random example you could say the third weekend in every odd month (jan, mar, may etc.) is a meet weekend. That way everybody knows a long time in advance when things are and can arrange other things round it rather than waiting til the last minute and trying to shoehorn in a meet round everybodys busy schedules.

This is in no way meant as a personal attack on anybody, just my tuppence worth about how things could be improved to avoid the debacle which was yesterday.
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I'm sorry to hear you had a wasted journey yesterday madyak, I'm also sorry I didn't try a little harder to make it.

I totally agree about the organisation of the meets, obviously Ransoman has had some personal problems lately so the meet suffered by not getting his full attention (we do not expect it to either with your current situation Ransom).

I feel we should make it say the last Sunday of the month (after my pay day ). And try and make it a set place to meet every time. That way we don't have the delay of deciding where to start the meeting. Maybe change it every 6 months, but that gives you time to decide a new location.

Also, in future if there is less than 3 members with a definite Yes 24hours beforehand then there should just be a rule that that meeting is officially cancelled. That way we wont risk any other members wasting their time and (very expensive just now) petrol/diesel.

This is just my tuppence worth and I apologise for my poor spelling.

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madyak, apologies for the wasted journey.

Guys, good suggestions on the more structured approach, this should definately be a consideration for future meets.

I have not brought spoken to the rest of the reps, but due to my current situation i cannot dedicate any time to AONS. Therefore i am going to take some time off. I don't want to leave the role but it is unfair on this region that i cannot do anything right now. I am going to take approx 6 months off untill my life has settled a bit and i am comfortable again. In the meantime, i hope to recruit another regional rep to cover us.

Sorry for the inconvienience.

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Apologies to all in the NS Region.

We're going to get some help up to you Fast Frank is going to see if you guy's can get a Multi Region meet going in Scotland

I'm sure he could get a few of the S. Scots up there to meet you guy's in the Highlands

Andrew a big thanks from AO to the work you've put in so far

Hope you can stick around and maybe attend the odd meet

Hope you sort the personal stuff out soon.

Good luck stay safe mate
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Apologies to all in the NS Region.

We're going to get some help up to you Fast Frank is going to see if you guy's can get a Multi Region meet going in Scotland

I'm sure he could get a few of the S. Scots up there to meet you guy's in the Highlands

Andrew a big thanks from AO to the work you've put in so far

Hope you can stick around and maybe attend the odd meet

Hope you sort the personal stuff out soon.

Good luck stay safe mate
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Sorry to hear Malc that you had the wasted miles

As it is now clear that the rep does not need to be in attendance,surely a run at relatively short notice in the good weather is not too difficult.

After all,your only a few mile away from me,and its still daylight till 10pm

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Re: AONS summer runout

Hiya guys. I'm up to offer any help I can from down my way. And, if I manage north for a week in October (as I have done over the past few years) I'll try and arrange to meet up with some of you guys. In the mean time I'll be off on me own holidays from Monday (21st July), but feel free to drop me a PM or whatever before then if you want. I'll, obviously, try to keep up with what's happening with the region in the mean time.

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I'm definately up for a wee runout, but I am only about for the next week before I disappear offshore for a couple of weeks so depending on your availability it might have to wait til I get back. I'm not too bothered about being a billy no mates on sunday (although I was when I spent an hour or so in kwik fit waiting for them to fix my tyre ) as the car needed driving as I've been cycling to work the last month and the car has moved about twice in that time.
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Might manage a couple of hrs this weekend

How about duthie pk/south deeside rd banchory/cairn o mount and a blast back to aberdoom via auchenblae?
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Sounds like a plan to me, saturday afternoon/evening or sunday late afternoon/evening are both good for me. Anybody else fancy it?
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If there had been more yes's Id have gone too, but its a hike from Inverness to Huntly.
Can I suggest that we have someone from up here as a stand in rep, no offence Frank , as it was my understanding due to personal stuff Andrew was stepping down but now he is having a break , if the stand in rep did the business then they could do it and Andrew could help out when he is ready to pop back.

And for the record I don't want the job
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saturday afternoon/evening or sunday late afternoon/evening are both good for me also
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[QUOTE=simonp;1932033] its a hike from Inverness to Huntly./QUOTE]

same for me, moving house at the moment so maybe next time.
simon p where are you located saw one like yours on the b862 recently.
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Can I suggest that we have someone from up here as a stand in rep,
I am interested in why you suggest the above???
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Sat eve would be cool with me

Weather looking a bit iffy,can i suggest 6.30 duthie pk by the pond

Your views?
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Due to relatives visiting at short notice on sat,i may have to get back to you guys on wether i can make it.
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Can I suggest that we have someone from up here as a stand in rep, no offence Frank
None taken Simon. I'm not suggesting that I be your rep for the north of Scotland (distances are too great), but, if you need my input on anything or to set events etc, then just give me a shout. HappyMan's already on getting you a proper replacement for the area. Derek, I think Simon just meant someone located in the AONS area, not necessarily from Inverness (Although I do consider the north east to be my 'Spiritual' Home
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