Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 15,278, Level: 37
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 372
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    724
    Points
    15,278
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Bus Trip Canceled

    Due to not enough people signing up we had to cancel the trip. I feel bad b/c I just left 31 very excited people on there own to find a way down there I replied to over 250 phone calls, emails,and text messages about this trip and could only get 31 people signed up. I think I had 25 people sign up and then never reply to any of my emails, phone calls, or text messages to confirm they were still in. I had another 20-30 that sounded very interested but never called back to sign up. I did everything I could to get as many Cyclones down there as possible but it just didn't work out. Looks like I'll be making a 24 hour drive myself! I hope to see plenty of support down in Tempe to cheer this team on!!!!!

    Mods if you want to close the other two threads on this trip feel free.



  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 19,253, Level: 42
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 597
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    CyFever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    931
    Points
    19,253
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    That is a crying shame. Outstanding effort.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 355,706, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    18,871
    Points
    355,706
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 288
    Given: 37

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Due to not enough people signing up we had to cancel the trip. I feel bad b/c I just left 31 very excited people on there own to find a way down there I replied to over 250 phone calls, emails,and text messages about this trip and could only get 31 people signed up. I think I had 25 people sign up and then never reply to any of my emails, phone calls, or text messages to confirm they were still in. I had another 20-30 that sounded very interested but never called back to sign up. I did everything I could to get as many Cyclones down there as possible but it just didn't work out. Looks like I'll be making a 24 hour drive myself! I hope to see plenty of support down in Tempe to cheer this team on!!!!!

    Mods if you want to close the other two threads on this trip feel free.
    Though I wasn't one that was in or interested in being in this is pretty ******. I would hope people could at least get back to someone trying to organize something like this. I know that I cannot stand people who say one thing and then when it gets down to actually doin it they back out. Sorry you went to all that work for nothing.


    I'm on Twitter too: Tre4ISU

    Or so I have read.

  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 69,894, Level: 82
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    In an RV Park, far away
    Posts
    3,639
    Points
    69,894
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 279

    Crap

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Due to not enough people signing up we had to cancel the trip. I feel bad b/c I just left 31 very excited people on there own to find a way down there I replied to over 250 phone calls, emails,and text messages about this trip and could only get 31 people signed up. I think I had 25 people sign up and then never reply to any of my emails, phone calls, or text messages to confirm they were still in. I had another 20-30 that sounded very interested but never called back to sign up. I did everything I could to get as many Cyclones down there as possible but it just didn't work out. Looks like I'll be making a 24 hour drive myself! I hope to see plenty of support down in Tempe to cheer this team on!!!!!

    Mods if you want to close the other two threads on this trip feel free.
    Crap, I was hoping that you'd have a lot of success with that idea. I still don't know how you manage all of that with two jobs and being a single parent! My hat is off to you!


    Last edited by aauummm; 12-18-2009 at 09:08 AM.

  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 97,419, Level: 97
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,631
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    everyyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    5,878
    Points
    97,419
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 25
    Given: 27

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Due to not enough people signing up we had to cancel the trip. I feel bad b/c I just left 31 very excited people on there own to find a way down there I replied to over 250 phone calls, emails,and text messages about this trip and could only get 31 people signed up. I think I had 25 people sign up and then never reply to any of my emails, phone calls, or text messages to confirm they were still in. I had another 20-30 that sounded very interested but never called back to sign up. I did everything I could to get as many Cyclones down there as possible but it just didn't work out. Looks like I'll be making a 24 hour drive myself! I hope to see plenty of support down in Tempe to cheer this team on!!!!!

    Mods if you want to close the other two threads on this trip feel free.
    dude, you got Cycloned. Great support up until time to commit with the pocket book then nothing.


    ALL IN
    www.cyclonejerseys.com
    Always buying historically relevant ISU gear

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 115,525, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,097
    Points
    115,525
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 317
    Given: 275

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    I'm surprised you weren't able to get enough. I've gotten burned a few times trying to do something like this.

    Please try again next year. It is a good idea. We need fans like you who help make things happen. Maybe add a deposit to the sign up process that will be returned by a certain date if you don't get enough people.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 51,781, Level: 70
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 769
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,601
    Points
    51,781
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 125

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    I can't believe you couldn't get a busload of students, back in the day that would have been a blast. Fortunately I can afford to fly now. Hats off to the time and effort on your part.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 49,034, Level: 68
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 716
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    3,981
    Points
    49,034
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 98

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    dude, you got Cycloned. Great support up until time to commit with the pocket book then nothing.

    Outstanding Post yard...........U-Said it all..clone fans are brave talkers but then when commitment time comes...well then clone fan as usual walks away.....

    Then they ***** about non support.....This actually fairly typical CLONE BEHAVIOR!!!!

    "Well it is what it is"...quoting Geo Bush



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 97,419, Level: 97
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,631
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    everyyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    5,878
    Points
    97,419
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 25
    Given: 27

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Seriously. Students must be a lot richer or a lot lamer than when I went to school. We would have been ALL OVER an inexpensive road trip with a bunch of other Cyclone students. Hopefully they are all richer and are all flying, but I think it is probably the lame reason.


    ALL IN
    www.cyclonejerseys.com
    Always buying historically relevant ISU gear

  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 28,175, Level: 51
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 475
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    homeless
    Posts
    1,844
    Points
    28,175
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    dude, you got Cycloned. Great support up until time to commit with the pocket book then nothing.
    so true.


    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Accept the truth

  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 33,654, Level: 56
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 596
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,735
    Points
    33,654
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Seriously. Students must be a lot richer or a lot lamer than when I went to school. We would have been ALL OVER an inexpensive road trip with a bunch of other Cyclone students. Hopefully they are all richer and are all flying, but I think it is probably the lame reason.
    Was this bus trip posted on Facebook? In the dorms? Or just here on CF and/or CR?

    Most students don't read these boards, especially the less-than-die-hard ones. I know plenty who are driving down in cars or vans of 5-7, getting a cheap hotel room, and watching the Cyclones play in a bowl game.



  12. #12
    Walk On Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    147
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Seriously. Students must be a lot richer or a lot lamer than when I went to school. We would have been ALL OVER an inexpensive road trip with a bunch of other Cyclone students. Hopefully they are all richer and are all flying, but I think it is probably the lame reason.

    Yep, its always today's student's fault. None of the other fanbase, just the students.


    99% of Hawkeye Fans give the rest a bad name...

  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 265,228, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    13,959
    Points
    265,228
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 504
    Given: 120

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwilson View Post
    Yep, its always today's student's fault. None of the other fanbase, just the students.
    I blame Cyclone Alley. No Joke.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 59,397, Level: 75
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 653
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    League City, TX
    Posts
    2,900
    Points
    59,397
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Bummer, dude. Helluva job out of you for trying. As someone who put a road trip together, the **** you went through sounds all too familiar, and mine was only a 4-hour trip to Mardi Gras. Lesson learned: get a financial commitment up front, they tend to listen when you have their money.

    Out of curiosity (and a desire to see you succeed in this venture), have you looked at the cost of a rideshare? You know, renting out 3-4 Suburbans, decking them out in Cyclone gear, and splitting the cost? You have the numbers, but I know it sucks havig to tell people, "Trip's off because some ******** didn't pull through and screwed the rest of us over."

    In any case, have fun in Tempe!



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 404,705, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,064
    Points
    404,705
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 250
    Given: 102

    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Seriously. Students must be a lot richer or a lot lamer than when I went to school. We would have been ALL OVER an inexpensive road trip with a bunch of other Cyclone students. Hopefully they are all richer and are all flying, but I think it is probably the lame reason.
    lets be honest, when all is said and done, including tickets, bus price, hotels, and everything else, you're still looking at 400 or more. Less than i paid for my plane ticket, yes, but a lot of students dont have 400 lying around to go take a road trip. (especially with neverending tuition hikes)



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM