VW Derf said:I sure hope so. We need to keep our "Canadian Content" up. Out east it has been the Ontario and Quebec guys doing this job, but this year it falls to us in the west. Hopefully some Canadian neigbours to the east (AB or even SK?) will join us.
Myself, I might head down a bit early and not be able to be part of a convoy.
What Lug_Nut said. I'm Platinum for life on American, with my current lifetime mileage at a bit over 2.7 million. And have close to or over 1 million lifetime miles on United, British Airways, Delta, and US Airways. So I've been a few places and still call MA home. I really like Vancouver, by the way.blizzard60 said:So, like most New Englanders you've obviously never been anywhere else in your life!
Just over 2700 miles according to google maps. And you took away the "it's a real long drive from Buffalo excuse"! I live about 1/2 hr north of the Nickel City....cmitchell said:Holy crap this is exciting news! I'm certainly going to put it on my schedule. By the way I drove (alone) from the shore of the Pacific to Buffalo, New York in only 4 days this past summer. It's a great drive in a TDI so come on out you Midwesterners & Right Coasters. You can do it in only a few days... each way of course! My sincere thanks to all you organizers.
I-84 out of Portlandn8ronJ said:
cmitchell - Did you drive via Salt Lake City?
You got it Tom.bugget said:Sounds awesome! I'll be there!
Keli, Philip, Pierre Bigras, Justin and Michele thank you for putting in the work on this! I remember you all chatting about it at the last GTG this summer! Let me know if I can be of any help!
Done and done! LinkyZippy_car said:Chris, Thanks for the offer of help! don't worry, we'll be callin' on you and others to step up to volunteer for helping out at fest. As planning gets ramped up we'll start posting more about what's happening, so keep you're eyes peeled.
It's never to early to get a convoy thread going. Work up the excitement level for people to attend! the more the merrier. It's always awesome to see a large crew of TDI's pulling into the parking lot together and traveling on the highway together! Go for it!
This is about how I thought of it. Wisconsin day one, Montana (brother's house) day two, destination day three. If I bring the dog he may rebel, however. And I try to keep my average at 65-70, including stops. 75-85 driving speeds.Lug_Nut said:And I've started my planning too. 18 hrs. a day driving, average speed (with breaks and all) of 60 mph, close enough to 1000 miles a day. Three days out, three back.
40 mpg is 25 gallons a day, two fill-ups (damned this tiny fuel tank in the Cabrio!), if $3 a gallon will be $450 in fuel round trip.
Then there's my caffeine requirement, 6 hrs a day down time when that effect wears off, tolls,...
What's wrong with weird pants?nicklockard said:I want to be able to go to bars/nightclubs and not be over run by people in weird pants (looking at you, East coasters).
It's definitely not going to be a cheap trip.compu_85 said:I was considering driving the Mercedes out... but $670 in fuel costs alone is putting a damper on that idea Plus the thing will probably break down on the way setting me back another couple hundred.
Might caravan witcha if you'sn have me. (been watching Jar Jar too much)Growler said:I plan to drive, have a co-worker that wants to tag team. Anyone wanna be a third in my golf for the trip? makes splitting fuel & the hotel room that much cheaper for all of us.