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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:32   #1
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Default Baltimore to Los Angeles -- Suggestions for BBQ, Lodging, Biodiesel, Etc.

I'm leaving in 36 hours for Baltimore. After a day or two in the Baltimore area, I'll be driving back Hwy 70 to Hwy 81 to Hwy 40. Any suggestions for great BBQ, interesting lodging, trusted mechanics that I should be aware of along the route, an occasional sight I just shouldn't miss, convenient biodiesel, etc.??? Mostly I'll just be heading home, but I could tweak the trip a slight bit for the above.

Thanks,
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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:45   #2
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Have a great trip!
Check biodiesel.org for the supply chain en route to TN.
Flying J truck stops carry low sulphur D2, Shell stations carry ULSD.
As long as you are on the road use B99 since the fuel will stay warm enough to be fluid, put D2 when in town and visiting so as not to "gel-up".

Get the MPG for the trip, we all like to know and compare...

I live in lower Colorado and a COOOOOLD front is coming by these next few days, so check the weather for what kind of fuel to use.

Good tripping , and do not "jinx" yourself looking for mechanics on the way there. You have this page to check the availabily of them, so believe in the TDI as most of us do and GO with wings

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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:49   #3
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OOPS! You are the one going to Los Angeles, sorry.

Fuel is about .40c more in California so fill up and bring a jug to get out of there .

Luck, wings and a TDI. What else is needed?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:56   #4
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http://afdcmap.nrel.gov/locator/RoutePane.asp and
http://www.brevardbiodiesel.org/map/bd.html and
http://afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator/findpane.asp and
http://www.nearbio.com/nearbio/index.shtml and
1-866-BIODIESEL are all great resources to find Bio.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 14:12   #5
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In Memphis, look for Corkeys. It's a chain, with a few stores around town. www.corkysbbq.com

downtown you can try the Rendevous, though I don't know the address off hand.

This time of year, watch the weather. I81 gets snow and ice.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 17:22   #6
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Wow! good luck. I want to do that also, but from NJ to LA, and HWY 101 and Disney Land and Hollywood, and and and ... I wish I can trade places with you
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I'm leaving in 36 hours for Baltimore. After a day or two in the Baltimore area, I'll be driving back Hwy 70 to Hwy 81 to Hwy 40. Any suggestions for great BBQ, interesting lodging, trusted mechanics that I should be aware of along the route, an occasional sight I just shouldn't miss, convenient biodiesel, etc.??? Mostly I'll just be heading home, but I could tweak the trip a slight bit for the above.

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