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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #125 on: June 14, 2018, 08:24:11 »
The bit of video of the round about is quite funny.  There is an accident at about the 42 second mark at the botton centre of the picture where people get out of the cvar and there is an obvious discussion in the middle of the traffic and they all get back in their cars and leave..


Good advice Oz, have driven in France a few times and could not quite worek out why they kept coming out of side streets at me from the right with out a care in the world.  I always just thought it was a French thing...
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #126 on: June 14, 2018, 15:19:09 »
Paul,

Regarding the "crit air" - at the moment this only applies to Paris (within the city, inside of ring road) and Grenoble.   This does not apply outside these two cities.   Also,  the standing rule in these cities is that ANY car can drive in daily without pollution restriction except on "emergency" days when high pollution levels are detected, when only certain vehicles will be allowed in.    They announce these emergency days and the lighted signs on the highways will announce the restriction.   In the past many years, I've only seen the restriction implemented 3 or 4 days total.   They might increase the restrictions going forward.  They use to do it with odd/even license plates before the "crit air" stickers.

So - I don't see any impact to our Pagoda folks.   Even if a high pollution day lands during our event, the restriction would be local to Paris & Grenoble.   Bordeaux was planning to join the "crit air" sometime in 2018 but the restriction rules are expected to be the same.   

At the moment, the only daily restriction is for commercial heavy vehicles that are required to stay out from the restricted zones 08:00 until 20:00.


Ralph,
you are right, watch out for that right fender - doing that will keep you out of most trouble.  Not exercising  the "right of way" when it's yours, if you are entering from right side, can also cause problems, as others will not understand why you stopped. etc.     

I didn't want to complicate things for those who are use to driving in France - just wanted to give a heads up and some simple thoughts that will put some logic into what looks crazy - but really isn't.   

Rolf,
you are welcome to include what you like, but my feeling is that you will not need to as by the time we head off to Bordeaux, the crews will have been driving in France for quite some time.   It will just add clutter to your deck of more important information.   

Looking forward to the end of summer - well, not really end of "summer," but until the event in September.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #127 on: June 14, 2018, 17:50:13 »
Thanks Oz,

There is little understanding here in UK about the French "Crit Air" only the usual xenophobic screams about potential scary fines .....

Keep well, really looking forward to seeing everyone again in September.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2018, 11:22:05 »
Hello all !

On the question of the "priorité à droite", I think Paladin is a bit exaggerating.

This rule doesn't apply anymore on main roads, because small adjacent roads have a "stop" or "leave way" sign, except for the well known "place de l'Etoile" and in small towns. French people doesn't drive the same way in Paris as in the south of France. Be carefull, as you must be everytime you drive in a foreign country, and it will be Okay.

As the "crit'air" rule is concerned : all cars registered before 1997 can't have a crit'air sticker, so they are banned from the zones applying the crit'air rule, that means Paris and Grenoble for the moment.  The ban applies from 8 :00 a.m. to 8 : 00 p.m. on week days, not on saturday and sunday, and cars with a "collector" or "historic" license plate are exempted.

So our pagodas are concerned in theory, if they have a stantard registration or license plate.
In practice, I don't think a pagoda with a foreign license plate would be controlled and fined.

In fact, you will have to worry only if you intend to enter Paris or Grenoble on a weekday between 8 : 00 a.m. and 8 : 00 p.m.

Looking forward to see all of you in September
Hope you will enjoy the trip

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #129 on: June 15, 2018, 14:16:24 »
Jimbour

I did not comment on the "prioritie a droite"..,.but on the " crit air"

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #130 on: June 16, 2018, 07:50:15 »
I'm the guilty exaggerator.   

As an expat in France, it might take me a few more years for 'priorte a droite' to become second nature at every uncontrolled intersection. 


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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #131 on: June 16, 2018, 14:14:41 »
Yes, I meant Kampala, sorry for Paladin.

I find the "priorité à droite" natural, as I am used to it.
But I understand that it could be confusing, mainly because it does not apply everywhere, only at non controlled (no sign, no traffic light) intersections.
I had myself to re-learn when I came back from the US (where you can find 4 stops at one intersection) some time ago.

But during the euro event, I think there will  be no problem, as we will use small country roads, and you could concentrate on the scenery instead of the road signs.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #132 on: July 05, 2018, 13:47:27 »
Hello to all attendees ,

We're very pleased to say that everything is going as planned and we are proud to say that we have a very nice and entertaining 2018 event ahead.

Paul and Pascal visited the region and have put together a great route and booked some very nice places for stops and places to visit.
Our hotel will be right up our ally ( I do know my attendees  :) ) and is very "Provence Atmosphere " .  Off course we cannot not reveal to much but it will be very entertaining.

We will send everyone a mail with all the details before we take of , so please be patient it will be send on time. 

For now we are going to enjoy our holiday over here ,and are looking forward seeing you all in France in September.



Best regards from the 2018 Pagoda Euro Event Team .


   

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #133 on: August 20, 2018, 18:45:18 »
Last Minute

One of our most loyal attendees had to cancel their appearance at our 2018 Euro Event .
This off course is very unfortunate , but these things can happen .

So we have a place open for a member who wants to attend at our Event in the South of France the 27th of September.
Off course we reached out for our reserve list ...but if you do not respond ?! ...we have to move on,  especially on such a short notice.

First com first serve ... so send us an PM .

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #134 on: August 22, 2018, 22:12:50 »
TRAFFIC ADVISORY

For those planning to enter France from Italy via Ventimiglia using the scenic coastal Mediterranean Autostrada (A10) please note:

Due to the major bridge collapse at Genoa at the beginning of the A10 Autostrada, travelers from the North and Northeast of Italy and points further North and East in Europe should plan to avoid Genoa proper.  This can be accomplished by entering the A10 Autostrada at Voltri, West of Genoa using the A26 Autostrada from the North.  Attached is a screen shot of a map where I have arbitrarily shown the starting point as Verona and the end point as our event location in France.  Depending on your departure point you can determine where best to enter the A26.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2018, 05:05:56 »
Ralph,

Thanks for the heads up.  I thought of you when I learned of this tragic event in your hometown.

If one is coming from Milano, would the route depicted by the blue line allow us to avoid the impacted area of Genoa?

Look forward to seeing you again in September.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2018, 08:17:28 »
Tom, the simple answer is, “yes”. 

If you depart Milan for Genoa on the A7, the most direct autostrada to Genoa, you can join the blue line by turning west on A21 at Tortona and then turning South on to the A26 just West of Alessandria or alternatively continue on the A7 past the A21 exit for about another 10 km and turn West on the A7/A26 link road which will take you directly to the Main A26 more directly.

A screen shot of this area is attached.

See you soon!

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #137 on: August 24, 2018, 01:03:05 »

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One of our most loyal attendees had to cancel their appearance at our 2018 Euro Event .

Rick,
who quitted?
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Best,
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #138 on: August 24, 2018, 16:29:19 »
Ralph,

Thanks for the confirmation!  Looking forward to seeing everyone next month.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #139 on: August 30, 2018, 11:19:40 »
Hello Everyone ,

Well the Event-flyer and info is send out to our attendees , so please check your Email !
If by chance you did not received it, please send us a message, or a PM, and we will resend.

From our end we're ready and hoping that all will get to our meeting point without any troubles , so make sure your car is in good health.
No trailer queens here right ( Martijn  :) )

We have the most beautiful roads and places to visit in the Provence, with great views and hopefully nice weather. No hardtops please  ;)   

And to answer your question Achim , the spot is still open and although there is a lot of interest, the timing is a bit last minute so we wait and see.
The member did not quitted just like that , health issues prohibited them. Which is regrettable because its a loyal member of the Euro Events .
But there is still a small chance that they will attend , so I will not reveal who it is at this point.

By the way what a great initiative to drive up to Paul Braq on the way back , wish we could join. 



We are all looking forward to see you all in France .


The 2018 Pagoda Euro Event Team

Rick , Paul and Pascal

     


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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #140 on: September 02, 2018, 21:04:15 »
Thank you for the additional details - it has helped our planning

It looks like I have a spare co-driver seat available for the Friday drive as T won't arrive at the hotel until after lunch and given the option of trying to find us all somewhere in Provence or go to the hotel for a spa treatment...
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #141 on: September 06, 2018, 13:09:17 »
Just to let you all know that we are complete again . 
The attendee that gave up his spot, due to health issues , is recovering so well and decided to join us after all.

So good news ... See you all in France 
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #142 on: September 14, 2018, 17:20:17 »
Ok so now I am trying to figure out how to get clothes for two people
over 14 days into my car? :-\
 What is dress code for the Gala evening on Saturday
night?
Someone had to ask! ;)
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #143 on: September 14, 2018, 21:57:50 »
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What is dress code for the Gala evening on Saturday
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Someone had to ask! ;)



Jeans an Tee shirt... 8)  ???
....That's what I have got. :o



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« Reply #144 on: September 14, 2018, 21:58:41 »
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Just to let you all know that we are complete again .
The attendee that gave up his spot, due to health issues , is recovering so well and decided to join us after all.

So good news ... See you all in France

Yipeee !!!! :D ;D ;)
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2018, 22:20:11 »
Achim,

Will it be fine to show up with a bathing suit and a nice evening tie, I mean if temperatures are 40 C. and 100% Humidity one needs to be comfy yes ~grin~

Seriously ... I think Rick will get back to us I'm sure. Personally, I will pack very light whatever I can master to pack into this little carry on bag. I may bring my old blue Blaser if I still fit into it LOL ... I traveled a lot in my life on business and have scary memories of various airlines losing my bag only to be reunited with it on my return trip. Something I can ill afford on this trip.

Dieter

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #146 on: September 14, 2018, 22:32:58 »


Perfect decision, Rolf-Dieter.  :D ;D ;D

Fully agree here!

Looking very much forward to soon seeing you again !!

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #147 on: September 15, 2018, 16:36:04 »
Fully on board (as it were). Backpack and carry-on are it. The watch word will be casual, no tuxedo this time. I don't remember the last time I checked a bag.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #148 on: September 16, 2018, 01:30:10 »
About the same size as mine as well. Carry on only.  Sorry Rick, no tux this time..
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #149 on: September 16, 2018, 23:31:31 »
Here in Europe we have a slightly different worry!  What is the biggest cooler we can fit in the boot for the prosecco, beer and/or other goodies for the drive to Provence. ;)
The Tux can wait for the Christmas party!
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