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bhtooefr November 9th, 2006 18:32

The Convoy Thread
 
Does anyone want to think about routes to set up convoys?

If we could get a nice big convoy going, I might be convinced to drive up to Montréal.

I'd suggest doing this, if you want to be in a convoy.

Post a link to Google's directions to Montréal, QC, Canada, from your town.
Post any where you would like to go along the way.

Then, we can start to decide routes for convoys, meeting points, etc., etc.

I'll start:

Directions from Marengo, OH to Montréal
Stops I would like to make:
  • I-71 Exit 151, Sunoco. Biodiesel top-off. Possible meeting point.

TheSpatulaOfLove November 9th, 2006 18:41

I'm thinking toof is looking for a tow. :p

bhtooefr November 9th, 2006 18:50

A TOW? :mad: My car is perfectly reliable (*taps on wood*), TYVM! :p

Zippy_car November 9th, 2006 19:21

Great idea!
 
bh! I'm glad you're posting this early! I think it's a great idea! I was personally part of a NE convoy to PA last fest, and it was the coolest thing flying down the Garden State Parkway, weaving through traffic, keeping everyone together.

If this will get you there, lets see if we can make it happen!
Good luck! Thanks for organizing this! :D

bhtooefr November 9th, 2006 19:36

And this isn't for just one convoy. I'm thinking, make multiple convoys. :)

I was posting it early because if these get big, deciding on locations could be a logistic NIGHTMARE. ;)

bam_bam_dip November 9th, 2006 19:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSpatulaOfLove
I'm thinking toof is looking for a tow. :p

Or maybe he knows he should start now. :D

paramedick November 9th, 2006 20:44

Well, I'll be coming up 71. However, I think this will be a two day trip for us. 915 miles in one hop is not fun anymore. I'm thinking 600 miles the first day, and a leisurely cruise the second.

kromicacid November 10th, 2006 05:10

Ill be coming from Philly, and would love to have a little convoy headed north.

Ive even got the CB all hooked up w/ a good whip...

TDIGUY03 November 10th, 2006 05:26

We have a group started in Windsor already to come up. Basically 401 the whole way. Anyone coming through Detroit could meet up with us in Windsor. maybe stop in London if there is a group there or people coming from Sarnia down the 402 and somewhere in Toronto. We could get a pretty big convoy going down the 401.

TDIGUY

NathanMSL November 10th, 2006 05:49

Ok, bhtooefr you beat me to starting this thread. I'll be starting out in Alvin, just south of Houston. It looks like we'll be able to join your convoy somewhere in Ohio. Now some questions

1. What speed to travel?
2. How long between stops?
3. Stop for the night or keep going?
4. Two drivers mandatory? (for continuous driving)
5. How long for stops?
6. Dine-in or carry-out?
7. Drive up together and everyone for themselves coming back?

I'm planning on contacting businesses along my route to try and set up group discounts on fuel, food, and lodging. So, If your interested in the convoy let me know. I need to start collecting a headcount of those interested.

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/myroute.JPG
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...14.853516&om=1

tomo366 November 10th, 2006 05:49

LOL ROTFLMAO, 9 Months away!!!Get a Grip!!

NathanMSL November 10th, 2006 06:05

Got to have something to plan for. If we can start thinking about it now then when the time comes everything will work out great.

Now what was that saying about "The best laid plans" :)

bhtooefr November 10th, 2006 07:07

1. I'm thinking speed limit.
2. 500 miles, +/- 20 miles between fuel stops is my suggestion, but if other people drive less efficient vehicles on this convoy... And, we'd have to hash out other stops.

Other than that, I'm not sure. Myself, I was planning on one 13 hour long sprint to Montréal. But, that could easily change. I would likely not have a second driver.

Anyway, you said it best. Planning this far out is a GREAT idea.

paramedick: If you're coming up 71, that makes the Mt. Gilead Sunoco a great meeting point. B20 right off of the interstate. :D

tomo366 November 10th, 2006 08:47

I have participated in Convoys and it can get downright stupid!! This is not the Vortex folks.......

NathanMSL November 10th, 2006 09:00

Come on Tomo, you know you want to ride along. ;)


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