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    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.



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    Re: Bus Trip Canceled

    That is a crying shame. Outstanding effort.



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    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.


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    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!


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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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!!!!

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    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.


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    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.


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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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!



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    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)



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