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Cross-Country Supertrip 2008

Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
edited September 2008 in PAX Archive
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So it's summer now and planning is in full swing. We've got preliminary routes from multiple points that all join together and make one long line of cars to Seattle. For those of you who are new to us, we're going to drive to PAX, across I-80, I-90 and I-94, with other routes coming in from many other places in a long, continuous line in the time span of about two days. So saddle up and join us! Interested? Have questions? Leave a post and I'll get back to you as soon as my schedule allows (which is anything from immediate to twelve hours). Check out my profile for my contact info if you have a question you don't want to ask the entire forum, or just send me a private message. Also, be sure to check out the CCST website at www.ccsupertrip.org or www.supertriphq.com and register your group (make sure to post them here too, as some things are still under construction).

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An instructional video on preparing for the CCST

What It Is
The Cross-Country Supertrip is our pilgramage to the Penny Arcade Expo from points east. Our primary route runs the northernmost portions of the U.S. However, we are open to having people from points south join up to the main caravan, which is why I have already scheduled routes coming from multiple points across the eastern United States and from Canada. For those of you who are unfamiliar, we have done this for two years previous and had a great time doing it. One high point about traveling in a caravan is safety in numbers. When it's four in the morning at a travel station in the middle of nowhere, it's good to know twenty or more people in the immediate area, although it does make for long lines at the food establishments in areas far from normal civilization (I'm looking at you, Glendive, Montana McDonalds). It's also a lot of fun to watch all the cars changing lanes late at night, it's like a giant road snake or something. So, I hope you'll join us. Onward, forward and so forth!

How It Works
The Cross-Country Supertrip, or CCST, is divided by stops known as Waypoints. A waypoint is our official stop to get gas, rest and meet up with other Supertrippers along the way. Each waypoint is allotted so much time to allow us to stretch and rest. The points are separated on an average of 250 miles (sometimes less), but not more than 300 miles. After two years of doing this, we've discovered that most people will need to use the bathroom at about half that distance. Those stops aren't explicitly scheduled, but time is alloted for them. Supertrippers fall into two groups, Drivers and Passengers. Passengers, you are responsible for finding a ride and making your way to the waypoints. Payment comes in the form of your share of gas, snacks, etc. Specifics can be arranged with the driver of your vehicle.

If you want to be added to our list of participants, drop me a line to be added to the list. Use the following format for sending information.

Group Name: Each car needs a name that stands for everybody in that car
Group Leader(s): These are the group's go-to guys. Usually the most active on the forums/internet. Main responsibility lies in relaying status updates between their group and the CCST and for getting their group together to depart from their location.
Vehicle: Year, Make, Model, MPG, Miles per Tank and if it's a rental
Max. Desired Passengers: Maximum number of seats that you want to fill
Starting Location: City, State/Province where the vehicle is departing from
First Waypoint: The first of our pre-selected stopping points where the vehicle will stop.
Riders: The people who will be in the vehicle. This section is for confirmed riders. See below for unconfirmed.
Name:
Location:
First Waypoint:
Driving?: Yes/No
E-Mail:
IM:
Cell: For the CCST Phone List. This information will be collected in the summer. Every car will require at least one cell phone.
Unconfirmed Riders: Number of unconfirmed riders not listed here.
Space Available: Seats still available in your vehicle

What You'll Need
A Working Vehicle - This is a long trip, and we don't want to scrape your steaming wreckage off the side of the road, so do basic maintenance before you go, meaning: change engine oil, check air filter, top off engine coolant and washer fluid. Check road and spare tire pressures and tread ware and bring extra oil, coolant, fluids (brake, power steering, anything that ends in "fluid") to top off on the road with.

A Cell Phone - You or one of your riders will need to be carrying a phone.

A Two-Way Radio - At least five-mile range. These help us keep in communication on the road when cell usage is unavailable or impractical. These are particularly useful during night driving. Many have commented that the ongoing radio chatter has helped to keep them awake in otherwise exhausting situations.

The CCST Handbook - This is a full guide on how to Supertrip. Qs23 and I wrote this up for last year and it worked out quite well in getting people up to speed on how we do things before we hit the road. It will also contain a full contact list of people on the Supertrip. It will be e-mailed to you shortly before departure. You can click here to check out last year's handbook (which probably won't change too much).

A Gallon Jug of Water - Good for you or your car. Other drinkables are good, but can't go in your car

Non-perishible snackables - Food for the road, beef jerky is a good mainstay along with trail mixes and anything else you might like. Stay away from ideas like a cooler filled with sandwich fixin's. It may sound like a cool idea, but takes up way too much space and is very impractical, especially when you can buy a sandwich or other, more filling foods about every five hours or so.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: It's hella expensive to eat and gas a car for the miles it's going to take to get there. Is it really that much cheaper than flying?
A: There's a formula to calculate the gas costs. Distance divided by miles per gallon, and the result of that divided by the national average cost of gas (or at least the average from where you are to Seattle). As for eating, with the money you save not flying, you can afford to eat and still save money. It ends up costing one car, round trip, a little less than a flight, round trip. But that one car is usually split between three or more people, and that's what makes a big difference. An addendum to this, it should be noted that the average cost of gas in 2007 was less than that in 2006.

Q: How much for a seat if I have no car but want to come along?
A: That depends on the vehicle and how gas is being divided up, contact the person you're riding with for details.

Q: How can I help make this baby happen?
A: Number One thing anybody can do to help make this happen is word of mouth, give people links to the official Penny Arcade Expo website and to this thread.

Q: Did the thread/website just up and die or what?
A: Our updates happen throughout the year in bursts, and grow more frequent as we get closer to PAX.

Q: What hotel should I stay at?
A: We'll know that when the guys at Penny Arcade announce what hotels they've negotiated deals with. Don't bother reserving a room until after they announce the hotels.

Q: When is the Cross-Country Supertrip going to arrive in Seattle?
A: We're aiming for a Thursday, August 28 afternoon arrival this year.

The People
I have here the current list of people who are going, organized by the waypoint they will be starting from and grouped by the cars they are riding in. Instead of updating the spoilered list, you can check out the current list of participants by viewing the pdf file at this link right here. The spoiler below has the old list that hasn't been updated, if you wanted to see what has changed recently.
Northern Route

[*]New York City/New Jersey
Group Name: The Feng Shui Bunch
Group Leader(s): Moe Fwacky & randomguy
Vehicle: Unknown
Max. Desired Passengers: 9
Starting Location: Hoboken, NJ
First Waypoint: N. Bergen, NJ
Riders
-Name: Pat (randomguy), Brian, Koffey and Jon
-Location: Hoboken, NJ
-First Waypoint: N. Bergen, NJ
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: on file
-IM: raides (AIM)

-Name: Moe Fwacky, Spook
-Location: Cleveland, OH
-First Waypoint: Elyria, OH
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: moe.fwacky at gmail
-IM: moe.fwacky (GTalk)
Unconfirmed Riders: 4
Space Available: ?

[*]Pittsburgh, PA
Group Name: Friday Night Rejects
Group Leader(s): Fooswashere1
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro 20mpg 330 MPT This is my SUV.
Max. Desired Passengers: 4
Starting Location: Baltimore, MD
First Waypoint: Pittsburgh, PA
Riders:

Name: William Myers, Gunarso Nguyen, and Eric Safrit
Location: Baltimore, MD
First Waypoint: Pittsburgh, PA
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail: fooswashere@gmail.com
IM: fooswashere

Name: Sean Blanda and Lauren Zukauskas
Location: Philadelphia, PA
First Waypoint: Pittsburgh, PA

Unconfirmed Riders: 0
Space Available: 0
Group Name: The Cheap Fucks
Group Leader(s): Justin (K7 Avenger)
Vehicle: 2001, Oldsmobile, Alero
Max. desired passengers: 4
Starting Location: Pittsburgh, PA
First Waypoint: Pittsburgh, PA
Riders:
Name: Justin D
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail: delahanj@hotmail.com
IM: Sir Justin x
Cell: PM me and I will give you my cell, or IM me.
Unconfirmed Riders: 0
Space Available: 3

Elyria, OH
Group Name: Chainsaw McNuggets
Group Leader(s): Gravy Robber (Gary)
Vehicle: Undetermined
Max. Desired Passengers: 4
Starting Location: Lakewood, Ohio
First Waypoint: Elyria, Ohio
Riders:
Name: Gravy Robber (Gary)
Location: Lakewood, OH
First Waypoint: Elyria, OH
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail: [EMAIL="gary@gjtt.com"]gary@gjtt.com[/email]
Cell: on file
Unconfirmed Riders: 3
Space Available: Undetermined

[*]Dexter, MI or South Bend, IN
Group Name: The A-Team
Group Leader(s): Andy (Qs23)
Vehicle: It's a 1988 Ford E-350. It supposedly gets about 19 MPG, but I'm not sure since I havn't taken it on the highway yet.
Max. Desired Passengers: Well if we fill it with bench seats, we could fit 12 people in that thing.
Starting Location: Kalamazoo, MI or Ann Arbor, MI
First Waypoint: Either the Dexter, MI or South Bend, IN

Riders
-Name: Cyndercyn & yoshomano
-Location: Marshall, MI
-First Waypoint: Dexter, MI or South Bend, IN
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: on file
-IM: on file
-Cell: on file

-Name: The Marshall
-Location: Menasha, WI
-First Waypoint: De Forest, WI
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: on file
-IM: on file
-Cell: on file
Unconfirmed Riders: 5
Space Available: ?
Cell: It's already on the list.
Unconfirmed Riders: None.
Space Available: Like the previous answer, right now there is only one other space available, but I have plenty of room to work with, so the number is up in the air.
Group Name: Frito Banditos
Group Leader(s): Earl Porter
Vehicle: 2007 Mazda3 about 29 mpg, so about 400mpt
Max. Desired Passengers: 4
Starting Location: Traverse City, MI
First Waypoint: Southbend, IN

Riders
-Name: Earl Porter & Mindi North
-Location: Traverse City, MI
-First Waypoint: South Bend, IN
-Driving?: Yes/No
-E-Mail: hottopicreject@charter.net
-IM: Hottopicreject (AIM)

Unconfirmed Riders: Patrick Porter
Space Available: 1 (or 2 if the brother wusses out)

[*]De Forest, WI
Group Name: Undecided
Group Leader(s): SnakeDoctor (Mike)
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic. 30 MPG 400 miles/tank. Not a rental.
Max. Desired Passengers: 4
Starting Location: Schaumburg, IL
First Waypoint: De Forest, WI
Riders: Mike and Matt
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail: on file
IM: on file
Cell: on file
Riders:
-Name: Mike Green and Matt Dolder
-Location: Schaumburg, IL
-First Waypoint: De Forest, WI
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: mikethegreen@yahoo.com & matthew.dolder@gmail.com
-IM: stormovikx2 & bollweevilx (AIM)
Unconfirmed Riders: 2
Space Available: 0
Group Name: Under Consideration
Group Leader(s): Anngaricis & Veevee
Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT 30 - 35 MPG, 350 per tank, It be my own.
Max. Desired Passengers: 3
Starting Location: Madison, Wi
First Waypoint: Deforest, Wi
Riders:
-Name: Ann Meyer (Anngaricis)
-Location: Madison, Wi
-First Waypoint: Deforest, Wi
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: Ariannas.lion@gmail.com
-IM:AOL: JoAnn15729

-Name: David Meyer (Veevee)
-Location: Madison, Wi
-First Waypoint: Deforest, Wi
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: Veevee@gmail.com
-IM: Tffvivi (AIM)
Cell: on file

-Name: Willeth
-Location: UNITED KINGDOM!
-First Waypoint: Deforest, Wi
-Driving?: No
-E-Mail:
-IM:
Cell:

Unconfirmed Riders: 0
Space Available: 0

Southern Route

[*]Greenville, SC
Group Name: Toga PArty
Group Leader(s): BomantheBear (but if someone else wants to take over, it's all good)
Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Rodeo, 20 on the highway, Gets around 300 miles to the tank
Max. Desired Passengers: I can fit four besides myself
Starting Location: Greenville, SC
First Waypoint: Unless someone needs me to backtrack (which I'm cool with doing), Knoxville, TN
Riders
Name: Boman
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail:jboman@elon.edu
IM: BomantheBear
Cell: on file
Space Available:0

[*]West Memphis, AR
Group Name: Undecided
Group Leader(s): AgentCJ (CJ Beckham)
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit, avg 42 mpg hwy and I've never done a whole tank on the interstate. Should be close to 350.
Max. Desired Passengers: 3
Starting Location: Shreveport, LA
First Waypoint: West Memphis, AR
Riders:
Name: Matt Quackenbush
Location: Shreveport, LA
First Waypoint: West Memphis, AR
Driving?: No
E-Mail:on file
IM:
Cell:
Unconfirmed Riders: One, Mark F.
Space Available: 0

[*]Texas
Group Name: Team Tejas Fanboobs
Group Leader(s): JonnyNero, Miss_Crystal
Vehicle:2008 Toyota Prius, 45 mpg, 450 mpt
Max. Desired Passengers: Room for 1 more comfortably...could do 2
Starting Location: Houston, TX
First Waypoint: Fargo, ND

Name:Jonathan Updegrove
Location:Houston, TX
First Waypoint:Houston, TX
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail:dasherickson@gmail.com
IM:dlghtfllyevl
Cell: Will change in the next couple of months...once I know what that is, I'll get it to Moe.

Name:Anthony Chapman
Location:Houston, TX
First Waypoint:Houston, TX
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail:tony2116@gmail.com
Cell:on file

Name: Crystal Pribble
Location: Dallas, TX

First Waypoint: Dallas, TX
Driving?: Yes
E-Mail: pribblec83 at yahoo dot com
Cell: on file

Unconfirmed Riders: 2
Space Available: 0


Western Route (anybody west of Fargo, ND)

[*]Billings, MT (starting in Colorado)
Group Name: Mister Band
Group Leader(s): redimpulse
Vehicle: '95 Isuzu Rodeo. about 20 MPG hwy, avg 350 mpt
Max. Desired Passengers: 3
Starting Location: Denver area, CO
First Waypoint: Billings, MT
Riders
-Name: Zack W.
-Location: Denver area, CO
-First Waypoint: Billings, MT
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: good.gof@gmail.com
-IM: In my profile, also email above

Unconfirmed Riders: 0
Space Available: 3 (plus ample room for bags and crap)

[*]Ellensburg, WA
Group Name: TBD
Group Leader(s): Josh Johnston
Vehicle: 2004 Kia Sephia, 26 mpg. Good condition.
Max. Desired Passengers: 3 passengers
Starting Location: Boise, Idaho
First Waypoint: Ellensburg, Washington
Riders
-Name: Josh Johnston
-Location: Boise, ID
-First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: puc_spifo1@hotmail.com
-IM: puc_spifo1@hotmail.com

Unconfirmed Riders: None yet
Space Available: 3
Group Name: The Tardis
Group Leader(s): Broken Angel
Vehicle: Unknown
Max. Desired Passengers: 7 or 8
Starting Location: Kennewick, WA
First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA
Riders
-Name: BA and Recruit
-Location: Kennewick, WA
-First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA
-Driving?: Yes
-E-Mail: on file
-IM: on file
-Cell: on file
Unconfirmed Riders: 6
Space Available: ?
Group Name: Ham Sammich
Group Leader: Sukkresa
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Escort ZX2, 30 MPG, Aprox. 300 miles per tank.
Max. Desired Passengers: 3
Starting Location: Kennewick, WA.
First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA

Riders:
Name: Sukkresa, Anthony, Brianna
Location: Kennewick, WA
First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA
Driving? Yes
E-Mail: sukkresa@yahoo.com
IM: (AIM) Sukkresa (Yahoo) sukkresa
Cell: on file
Unconfirmed Riders: 0
Space Available: 1
Group Name: Red Rocket
Group Leader(s): Liger
Vehicle: Unknown
Max. Desired Passengers: 1 or 2
Starting Location: Seattle, WA
First Waypoint: Ellensburg, WA
E-Mail: on file
IM: on file
Cell: on file
Unconfirmed Riders: 1
Space Available: ?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    The Routes
    These are the northern routes. They all meet in Cleveland, OH with the exception of the one originating in Canada and running through Michigan. That one meets at South Bend, IN.

    Ottawa, Ontario to Seattle, WA
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    Leg 1 - Bainsville, ON to Mississauga, ON
    Departure Point: Summerstown Petro-Pass, 6350 County Road 27, Williamstown, ON K0C 2E0
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 05:30 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 244 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J's 1400 Britannia Rd E, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C8
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 2 - Mississauga, ON to Dexter, MI
    Departure Point: Flying J's 1400 Britannia Rd E, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C8
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 11:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 273mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center 195 Baker Rd Dexter, MI 48130
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 14:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 - Dexter, MI to South Bend, IN
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 195 Baker Rd Dexter, MI 48130
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 15:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 165mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - South Bend, IN to De Forest, WI
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 W Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 19:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 256 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 5 - De Forest, WI to Minneapolis, MN
    Departure Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 271 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 6 - Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 228 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 7 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 10 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 12 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 13 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT

    New York City/New Jersey to Seattle, WA
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    Leg 1 - North Bergen, NJ to Du Bois, PA
    Departure Point: Thind Travel Plaza, 1810 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 03:30 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 284 mi/5h30m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 1742 Rich Hwy, Du Bois, PA 15801
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 09:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 2 - Du Bois, PA to Elyria, OH
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 1742 Rich Hwy, Du Bois, PA 15801
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 190 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Speedway Superamerica, 895 Lorain Blvd. Elyria, OH
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 13:30 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 - Elyria, OH to South Bend, IN
    Departure Point: Speedway Superamerica, 895 Lorain Blvd. Elyria, OH
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 14:30 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 232 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - South Bend, IN to De Forest, WI
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 W Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 19:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 256 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 5 - De Forest, WI to Minneapolis, MN
    Departure Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 271 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 6 - Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 228 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 7 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 10 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 12 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 13 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT

    Greenville, VA to Seattle, WA
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    Leg 1 - Richmond, VA to Nitro, WV
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 3541 Lee Jackson Hwy, Greenville, VA 24440
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 04:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 220 mi/4h00
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 4304 1st Ave, Nitro, WV 25143
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 08:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 2 - Nitro, WV to Elyria, OH
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 4304 1st Ave, Nitro, WV 25143
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 09:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 278 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Speedway Superamerica, 895 Lorain Blvd. Elyria, OH 44035
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 13:30 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 - Elyria, OH to South Bend, IN
    Departure Point: Speedway Superamerica, 895 Lorain Blvd. Elyria, OH
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 14:30 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 232 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - South Bend, IN to De Forest, WI
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 6424 W Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 19:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 256 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 5 - De Forest, WI to Minneapolis, MN
    Departure Point: Highway 51 Travel Center, 6155 US Highway 51, De Forest, WI 53532
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 271 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour



    Leg 6 - Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Holiday Stationstores 3020 Fernbrook Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 228 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 7 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 10 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 12 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 13 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT


    If you have any questions, or wish to join up, either post here or shoot me an e-mail at moe.fwacky at gmail dot com.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    These are the Southern Routes. They meet each other in either Foristell, MO or Faucett, MO
    West Columbia, SC to Seattle, WA
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    Leg 1 - West Columbia, SC to Knoxville, TN
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 3008 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29172
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 03:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 271mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 5508 Lonas Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 08:00 EDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 2 - Knoxville, TN to Oak Grove, KY
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 5508 Lonas Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 09:00 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 227 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 8190 Pembroke Oak Grove Rd, Oak Grove, KY 42262
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 11:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 - Oak Grove, KY to Foristell, MO
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 8190 Pembroke Oak Grove Rd, Oak Grove, KY 42262
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 12:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 299 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Travel Centers of America, 3265 N Service Rd E, Foristell, MO 63348
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 17:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - Foristell, MO to Faucett, MO
    Departure Point: Travel Centers of America, 3265 N Service Rd E, Foristell, MO 63348
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 245 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 5 - Faucett, MO to Beresford, SD
    Departure Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 288 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:00 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 6 - Beresford, SD to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 270 miles/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 7 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 10 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 12 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 13 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT

    Reddick, FL to Seattle, WA
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    Leg 1 - Reddick, FL to De Funiak Springs, FL
    Departure Point: Petro Stopping Center, 7401 W Highway 318, Reddick, FL 32686
    Departure Time: Monday, August 25, 19:30 EDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 296 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Great American Travel Plaza, 328 Green Acres Dr, De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
    Arrival Time: Monday, August 25, 23:00 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 2 - De Funiak Springs, FL to Hammond, LA
    Departure Point: Great American Travel Plaza, 328 Green Acres Dr, De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 00:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 265 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 2111 SW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70403
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 03:00 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 - Hammond, LA to Winona, MS
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 2111 SW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70403
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 04:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 224 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 403 SW Frontage Rd, Winona, MS 38967
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 08:30 CST
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - Winona, MS to West Memphis, AR
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 403 SW Frontage Rd, Winona, MS 38967
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 125 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Pilot Travel Center, 800 Martin Luther King Dr, West Memphis, AR 72301
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 11:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 6 - West Memphis, AR to Foristell, MO
    Departure Point: Pilot Travel Center, 800 Martin Luther King Dr, West Memphis, AR 72301
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 12:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 310 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Travel Centers of America, 3265 N Service Rd E, Foristell, MO 63348
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 17:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 7 - Foristell, MO to Faucett, MO
    Departure Point: Travel Centers of America, 3265 N Service Rd E, Foristell, MO 63348
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 245 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Faucett, MO to Beresford, SD
    Departure Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 288 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:00 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Beresford, SD to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 270 miles/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 10 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 12 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 13 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 14 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 15 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 16 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT

    Austin, TX to Seattle, WA
    Leg 1 – Austin, TX to Dallas, TX Departure Point: United Travel Center, 500 Canyon Ridge Dr, Austin, TX
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 8:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 228 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: View Truck Stop, 13239 S I-35, Valley View, TX 76272
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 11:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour

    Leg 2 – Dallas, TX to Wellington, KS
    Departure Point: Valley View Truck Stop, 13239 S I-35, Valley View, TX 76272
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 12:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 279 mi/5h00m
    Arrival Point: Love’s Travel Stop 1106 N a St, Wellington, KS 67152
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 17:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 3 – Wellington, KS to Faucett, MO
    Departure Point: Love’s Travel Stop, 1106 N a St, Wellington, KS 67152
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 18:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 249 mi/4h00m
    Arrival Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Arrival Time: Tuesday, August 26, 22:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 4 - Faucett, MO to Beresford, SD
    Departure Point: Farris Truck Stop, 1303 Grand Dd Se, Faucett, MO 63348
    Departure Time: Tuesday, August 26, 23:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 288 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 04:00 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 5 - Beresford, SD to Fargo, ND
    Departure Point: Jet Truck Plaza, 1501 W Cedar St, Beresford, SD 57004
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 05:00 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 270 miles/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 09:30 CDT
    Downtime: 2 hours, we will be getting lunch from Jimmy Johns and relaxing for lunch.


    Leg 6 - Fargo, ND to Bismarck, ND
    Departure Point: Petro Travel Center, 4510 19th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 187 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 14:30 CDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 7 - Bismarck, ND to Glendive, MT
    Departure Point: Grand Forks Travel Center, 3936 E Divide Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 15:30 CDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 198 mi/3h00m
    Arrival Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 17:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 8 - Glendive, MT to Billings, MT
    Departure Point: Trailstar Truck Stop, 11 Highway 16, Glendive, MT 59330
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 18:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 214 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Arrival Time: Wednesday, August 27, 22:00 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 9 - Billings, MT to Butte, MT
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2775 Old Hardin Rd. Billings, MT 59101
    Departure Time: Wednesday, August 27, 23:00 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 235 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 02:30 MDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 10 - Butte, MT to Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Departure Point: Town Pump, 1000 Grizzly Trail, Butte, MT 59701
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 03:30 MDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 280 mi/4h30m
    Arrival Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 07:00 PDT
    Downtime: 1 hour


    Leg 11 - Coeur D'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA
    Departure Point: Exxon Jifi Stop, 2105 N 4th St. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 08:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 202 mi/3h30m
    Arrival Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 11:30 PDT
    Downtime: 30 minutes


    Leg 12 - Ellensburg, WA to PAX (Seattle, WA)
    Departure Point: Flying J Travel Plaza, 2300 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Departure Time: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 PDT
    Travel Distance/Time: 109 mi/2h00m
    Arrival Point: Washington State C&T Center, 800 Convention Pl. Seattle, WA 98101
    Arrival Time: Thursday, August 28, 14:00 PDT


    The blank areas will be filled in as scheduling is completed. If you have any questions, or wish to join up, either post here or shoot me an e-mail at moe.fwacky at gmail dot com.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Here's some important information from one of our two-year veterans posted in last year's thread. The information is still relevant, so I'm quoting it here.
    Qs23 wrote: »
    Now you can't drive to Seattle without a car, so I'm here to bring you...

    THE CCST AND YOUR CAR

    Now I went out and talked with some mechanics that my family has been trusting for years on end about what to do for the car portion of the CCST, and these are the pointers that they gave me. Now I'm not writing this to scare anybody, but the last thing I want to do is be stuck in the middle of Montana at 3am with you car having a broken timing belt because you didn't know that it was frayed before you left. Anyway on with the show...

    BEFORE YOU LEAVE

    GET A PHYSICAL FOR YOUR CAR
    Remember all those warnings you hear about getting a physical for yourself before you start any strenious activities like running a marathon? Well the same thing should be done with your car before this trip. You're going to be putting anywhere from 600 to 6000 miles on your car in a period of a week, compared to a month or two of normal driving.

    So just like you would get a physical, you car should get an overall look by a mechanic before you head out. Now if you explain to the person that you're planning a cross-country road trip, they should know what to look at. But if they don't, make sure they check out at least the belts, hoses, brakes, lights, windshield washer fluid, wiper blades, engine oil and coolant - for any sort of wear and tear or leaks that might break when you don't want it to break, and if needs to be replaced... well replace it. And like Moe said, make sure all your fluids are topped off.

    And side note: Just like you wouldn't really want to goto that shady doctor who practices in his attic with a degree that looks like he whited out the name underneath his, goto a mechanic that you trust. Talk to your family and friends and see who they goto for service. Or check out AAA's site for their approved mechanics.

    DON'T FORGET THE SMALL THINGS EITHER
    Your car is going to be your home for at least 2 days, so if there is something that annoys you while you're driving... get it fixed. My parents old Buick used to have the dash squeak like there were two mice doing it on a very rusty bed spring. Believe me, after even just 3 hours of that, I was about take a tire iron to somebody. I can't even imagine what it would be like hearing that 10x longer.

    Also check the regular maintenance of the car. If there is any sort of thing you need to do withing the next 6000 miles, like change transmission fluid, replace the hamster wheel, remove the rocket engine from the trunk, etc. Do it before you leave. It's better to be early then late.

    Oh, can change your oil before you go and most likely when you get back too.

    And know what fluids your car needs and bring extra of those. I recently had a coolant leak in my caddy while I was way out of town. Lucky I had extra coolant in my trunk (some of the pre-mixed kind) and was able to easily patch up the hole, and refill the system. And get back home no problem to where I could fix it more permanently. but without that coolant, I would have had a long walk in front of me.

    REMEMBER WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD
    Tires. No matter how special your car is... the only thing connecting it to the road is the part of the 4 tires that are touching the road. So make sure to get them checked out. Now the lifespan of tires is normally around 40,000 miles, so unless your tires are almost as bald as Paul Shaffer, it's not going to be a problem. If you don't have any tire places around ya, find your self a Quarter. if you stick it between the treads of the tire upside down (with the top of his head pointing down) and if any amount of his head is covered by the tire, you should be good.

    Here's a Pic:
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    Also find out what the correct PSI your tires should be at and then see where they are at. And when you do, make sure they are "cold". "Cold" means that they haven't been driven for at least 3 hours, or if they have been driven, that it's less then 1 mile. Then pump them up to the correct PSI and drive them around for a bit. Then the next day check them again when they are cold see if they are keeping the pressure. If they aren't then you need to get what ever tire is leaking fixed.

    Also check out the spare tire too. It would really suck if you got a flat... and when you went to replace it with the spare, you find out that's flat too. And when you're checking out the spare, find out how to change the tires on your car. It's better to have the first time be in your driveway on a nice sunny day, then in the middle of the night in North Dakota with wolves breathing down your neck.

    ...IS A GAS GAS GAS
    Find out what gas your car takes. Some of the gas stations we stopped at last year were selling gas mixed with ethanol (called e10) for cheaper then just gas. See if you car can handle it. Unless you're driving a classic, it's a good bet that it can, but it's better to be safe then sorry.

    Also make sure you're not robbing yourself. That is, make sure you're not doing anything to rob your car of it's maximum MPG. That means correct tire pressure, clean air filter, clean spark plugs, but those all should have been checked by now, so it shouldn't matter. I"m not sure what else to tell you, but just google fuel saving tips and you should find a ton.

    Also find out how far your car can go on a single tank of gas. I do believe that the longest leg of the trip is 311 miles, so see if your can can get that far before needing a fill-up. The less times we have to stop of gas, the better. The reason I say that is that every time we have to stop unexpectedly for gas or for some other reason, it adds at least 20-30 mins onto our trip, it might not seem like much, but do that a couple of times, and we'll have to start cutting out the rest times that we have at the end of leg in order to stay on track.

    THE POWER IS YOURS!
    If you're planning on bringing any neat toys with you, Laptop, cell phones, gaming systems, LCD TV's. Make sure you've got enough power. Unless you've got a AC plug in your car, that means you're going to need a power inverter. They come in lots of different ways, but the first thing you need to know about is the Wattage. And since we're all computer people... we all know where to find the wattages for our computer items.

    But if you want to plug something in that doesn't list the power usage in watts, like a phone charger, and instead lists it in Amps, here is the estimation formula:

    AMPS x 120 volts = Watts

    And another thing you need to be careful of is the startup wattage. Just like it's harder to start pushing your car when it's sitting still then when it's already rolling, electronics require more wattage to start up then to just keep running.

    Normal Wattage x 2 = Startup Wattage

    Now some items need less startup - some need more. But add up the starting wattage for all the items and the normal load for all the items your going to plug into the power inverter. Then add about 10% and you've got your totals on the consumption side.

    Now you need to figure out how much power you car can give. Now cig lighters have 12 volts. That's standard. The one variable is how much Amps are they allowing you to put through the system. The way to find out is to check to see what amp fuse is hooked up to the cig lighter. The car we are driving has a 15 amp fuse. So doing the math:

    15 amps x 12 volts = 180 Watts

    180 watts of constant draw is the most that we can get out of the cig lighter without blowing the fuse. So if your electronics are going to be needing more then 180 watts, you're going to have to get a power inverter that plugs directly to the battery. That will give you alot more watts to work with, since the battery is charged by the alternator which in normally rated for 70+ amps of power.

    But once you've got the balance of power supplied and power consumed worked out, now it's time to look for an actual inverter. If you're under your wattage for the cig lighter look for one that have a cig lighter plug in. Also look for some that have a overload and underload warnings. That means it will warn you if you've got too much plugged into the inverter or that the inverter is about to kill your battery. An auto-shut off in both cases would be even better. But if your careful enough, you don't need them - but it's better to be safe then sorry.

    Once the inverter is figured out, go make your purchases and such. Then sometime before the actual trip, go out and plug everything that you're going to be bringing with on the CCST in and do a dry-run test. It would be better to find out that something doesn't work with enough time before the trip to fix it for the trip.

    Once you're satisfied, then your pre-trip stuff is finished.

    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
    Now if you've made sure that you're car is golden for the trip, you're not going to have to worry to much, or do too much on the trip itself. Just sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

    But there are some things that you should be aware of while driving.

    #1. Check your Tire Pressure: Make sure you haven't accidentally run over anything while driving, and that your PSI is still where it needs to be. This doesn't need to be done every stop, but if you've got some time, go ahead and check them out. I'm going to be bringing a tire gauge for the trip in case you've forgotten yours.

    #2. Do a walk around. While you're checking the tire pressure, do a walk around, see if anything seems off. Check under the car to see if anything is leaking, or even pop the hood and check the levels the old fashioned way. It's better to catch the problem when your at a gas station, rather then 75 miles away from one.

    #3. 45 mph is the cross over point. If we're traveling less then 45 mph, turn off the A/C and roll down the windows. You'll save fuel that way. But once we get on the highway, roll them back up cuz the A/C is better for you at faster speeds.

    #4. Only dodge if it's bigger then a dog. I know that small animals look cute. And I know that nobody wants to hurt them on purpose. But if you try to do some high speed maneuvers that would put your whole car at risk just so that some crazy squirl can put his life on the line the next night, it's not worth it. But some of the bigger animals can really do some serious damage to your car if you do hit them. just google some pics of car & deer combinations and you will see what I mean. Those you should avoid... just like that bear that was sitting in between the two lanes last year in Montana... Bear = monster deer. Hitting it with your car will most likely just make it angry and make you it's next meal.

    #5. Conserve power. You've got quite a sweet set-up with that 360 and LCD TV and Laptop all running off the power inverter, but make sure you un-plug it when the car is off. Like I said before, whenever we stop it's going to be at least 20-30 mins before we get back on the road again, and that is plently of time for all the cool looking stuff to suck your car battery dry. Having it on while the car is running is no problem, since there is a thing called an alternator on the car engine that is basically a generator. It will keep the battery charged and will ramp up it's power production to keep enough juice flowing. But the Alternator runs off the engine, so no running engine = no running alternator which equals a dead battery very quickly.

    Well that's all that I've got. feel free to post any questions and comments at any time and I will let you know if any changes come up.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I swear Moe, you make this amazing. I didn't realize you starting planning this so far ahead.

    Count me in as a maybe for meeting up with you at the E-burg waypoint again. I might take the afternoon out of setup to get you thru Seattle traffic. :)

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  • randomguyrandomguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Your google maps are gorgeous. I will be there.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dang it... I was hoping to be the first one to post after moe... oh well.

    Like I said last year, There really arn't that many reason NOT to do the CCST. And I'd love to hear any that you come up with.

    Side note, if you have any serious questions, I've got the spreadsheets from the past two years still on my comp and can give you a lot of data.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    BigRed wrote: »

    Well that's a variant on an old joke...

    ctishman wrote:
    ...If you live on the west coast?:P
    I'd say that unless you live right on the coast, that's not an excuse. We've got people from as close as Idaho and Washington... to myself in Michigan... to those crazy suns-a-beaches all the way out on the east coast.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    This much is true. Our last stop before hitting Seattle is in Ellensburg, Washington, which is a quick two hours east.

    edit: okay, all of the routes have full schedules now. it took me all day, but it's all done. you'll excuse any minor errors, I've been at this all day, so I may have missed a thing or two

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Moe, that is an amazing post! Great job!

    I really regret not joining in last year, but it just would not fit into the tight schedule we had. D: We decided to go to PAX less than a month before it... If we decide to drive this year I am gonna make sure we are in the CCST!

    BigRed... boid.gif I mean that in the nicest way possible!

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  • PhanmanPhanman Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    There really arn't that many reason NOT to do the CCST. And I'd love to hear any that you come up with.

    I don't want to take 2/3's of my vacation time to go to PAX.

    If I was still in college I'd be all over this, but I'm not going to burn 10 days of my vacation on it. I'd rather use 2 days fly and then use the rest to travel other places during the year.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Thank you, Qs23, for encouraging people to post why they won't be going instead of why they will be going.
    /sarcasm
    :|

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Moe if you get any earlier at announcing the CCST you might as well be announcing your preliminary plans for next year during PAX.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Actually, we usually discuss the following year on the same day we arrive in Seattle.

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  • yoshamanoyoshamano The fuck is this. The fuck was that. Marshall, Soviet MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    PAX is not just an event, it's a lifestyle.

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  • BcNexusBcNexus Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Holy shit, I checked the Penny Arcade forums for I think the first time at just the right time, yo! This sounds fun. Great that it's coming through Minneapolis. How many cars were there last year? I metro-area Holiday gas station won't fit more than twenty...Although it would be around midnight, eh?

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    _______moe wrote: »
    Thank you, Qs23, for encouraging people to post why they won't be going instead of why they will be going.
    /sarcasm
    :|

    Oh shut up... I said the same thing last year and only the first few posts were people being smartasses.
    BcNexus wrote: »
    Holy shit, I checked the Penny Arcade forums for I think the first time at just the right time, yo! This sounds fun. Great that it's coming through Minneapolis. How many cars were there last year? I metro-area Holiday gas station won't fit more than twenty...Although it would be around midnight, eh?

    We ended up with 11 cars rolling into the convention center. And hitting the twin cities in the middle of the night is based on the fact that we don't want to roll into Seattle in the middle of the night. I'm guessing that Moe starts with an arrival time and works backwards.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    You guess correctly, also, arrival in the Minneapolis area Holiday station would occur at around 4:30am, local time.

    edit: also that picture in the first post is the entire 2007 caravan taken from the tail car.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Watching all of those vehicles change lanes simultaneously and seeing the reactions from other drivers.... one of my best memories from last year.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh man. I've never been to PAX before, but I think this is finally the year I need to go. This CCST sounds so awesome. One of the checkpoints is 3 hours away from me... I'll have to see if I can get a group of people together so we can go.

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User
    edited January 2008
    yoshamano wrote: »
    PAX is not just an event, it's a lifestyle.

    Which is why I've already decided I have to move to Seattle.

    The CCST sounds like it could be a lot of fun. If I can participate, I definitely will, but I'll ring back with certainties when they exist.

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User
    edited January 2008
    one thing that would probably turn people away... that whole crazy ass storm that we drove through in wisconsin was it?

    (insert the image here that moe made up showing the storm because i suck at these forums and don't know how to post an image(don't make fun of me ^_^))

    although i'd still go again even after going through that!!!!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
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    We didn't go through the worst of it, and we survived, so it wasn't too bad.

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User
    edited January 2008
    haha yeah that!
    driving in a strobe light was pretty cool though

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Moe, you are teh Awesome.

    And PAX definitely is a lifestyle. Most everyone I hung out with at PAX07 was planning PAX08 simultaneously. Like those old t-shirts: PAX is life. The rest is just details.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think we left when that storm was just brewing. High winds + 80MPH is scary, even in a fat-ass caddy.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Preliminarily, count me in as a rider. Once I've done my research into flight prices/arrival times, it'll be confirmed.

    Can't wait. :D

    Which is the closest airport to North Bergen and when are we planned to arrive back in NJ?

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  • Skitzo ControlSkitzo Control Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Ah, too bad there's nobody going up I-5 and stopping in Red Bluff. I'd be on that like pale on Gabe.:)

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Preliminarily, count me in as a rider. Once I've done my research into flight prices/arrival times, it'll be confirmed.

    Can't wait. :D

    Which is the closest airport to North Bergen and when are we planned to arrive back in NJ?

    God, I love the internet... according to Wikipedia:

    "The closest airport in New Jersey with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport, located 13.7 miles away straddling the border between Newark and Elizabeth. New York City's LaGuardia Airport is 16.0 miles away in Flushing, Queens, via the George Washington Bridge."

    And when will you get back? Well... that depends on when you need to get back. Some people group up for the unoffical trip back and other just make a mad dash to get home ASAP doing 106 through Montana and get $150 speeding tickets for doing 75 in a 55... or so I've heard.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hah, I didn't know there wasn't a trip organised to go back the way. I guess it doesn't really matter, as I can book my flight for whenever, though.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Cross-Country Supertrip isn't the ideal traveling method from those coming from overseas. We've had others from across the pond express interest, but when it came down to it, they were never able to find a car coming from the east coast with people willing to take on an extra non-(US)driver. You might want to look into the West Coast Train Trip when their thread goes live. The train trip is a huge group of people who ride the same train from Los Angeles to Seattle, and several people from overseas have taken the trip and enjoyed it immensely. Like I said, I hate telling people that the aren't likely to find a car to ride in, but after two years of doing this trip, I have yet to see it happen with somebody from overseas. Should you, however, know a group in the vicinity of one of the waypoints who is willing to take you on board (have friends in the US maybe?) your chances would be greater of making the trip with us.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, shit. I can't even drive - or rather, I can, but I'm not sure of the legality. If anyone would be willing on taking me as a rider only (I would, of course, pay my way in gas/water/food etc.) then please indicate - otherwise I might just fly straight into Seattle. I have to admit, the CCST was one of my main motivations for going - ending up in a big hall not knowing anyone is a little daunting, to say the least.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It'd be so easy to zip down to Bergen from Boston. Of course, it's easy for me to say I'm in, it'll be slightly harder to convince the bf to drive across country in his car.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh man, this looks like a week of awesome and win.

    I don't drive, but I'd be willing to pay my way to whatever degree the driver decides. I'm clean, pleasant, and need someone starting at Ottawa. =)

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User
    edited January 2008
    EDIT!!!!

    Looks like I won't be using the same vehicle I thought I was. I'll update the vehicle information once I figure it out.

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  • BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I hope so hard that my job allows me to go on this. Anybody from the South who wants to go?

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I hope so hard that my job allows me to go on this. Anybody from the South who wants to go?

    Bah! I just started a new gig and have already decided to quit if my time off request for PAX isn't granted. Keep your priorities straight! ;-)

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Last year, randomguy quit his job to go on the CCST, and now he works a higher paying job.

    Also, Soups, awesome you're aboard. Hopefully the website will be up and running soon in all its rider/driver registration glory. I'll see if I can manually input anybody who posts before then, but after it's up, riders and drivers will need to register themselves and their cars on the site. That's coming soon, don't miss it.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hay Moe, count me in for the E-burg waypoint. That was the best trip over the mountains I've ever had and I'd love to pull you guys back to the CTC again.

    I'm about 90% sure I can do this, but it all comes down to whether I can get the full day off at a job I've only been at for a few months. In any case, put me down for the trip and I'll keep you posted. All my info is the same from last year if you still have it on file. Woo!

    Also, can I suggest we get a bunch of those window flags made up ahead of time so we can label ourselves as a cohesive group and not just a bunch of random crazies doing synchronized lane changes? :D At least for the final leg when we're driving into Seattle.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Wait, i thought liger was going to be living in seattle by then? :P

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