Yeah, I want to keep the plan fairly fluid so it can be pretty democratic.
My original reason for going to NC was to see family and friends, but I won't be able to stay there long enough to be worthwhile before classes start back. We will probably also just head back home from Nashville. The dragon is a decent bit out of the way, so I was thinking of some lesser-known roads. Or we could get a lodge to share and spend an extra day playing in the area.
Randy, that's the exact reason I've posted the map this early in the planning. I believe there are also some groups from the Great Lakes coming, so it would be an awesome sight if we could get a ton of cars together for the last couple legs towards Colorado or back.
The pros and cons are this:
Biggest pro? Tons of tools, spare parts, and helpful hands if anyone needs it. If we coordinate who brings what, then no one will have to bring as many tools as if they were alone.
Biggest con? A group is only as fast as the slowest car. I've tried to limit the amount of driving time each day, but even 7hrs can mean a ton of driving if anyone is having problems or if we can't get bladders and fuel tanks in synch.
Wallkie talkies and radar detectors will be strongly encouraged, too. I have a couple Midland GXT1000's that worked great in the mountains with no line-of-sight. I don't plan on getting crazy with speed, but the states near Colorado are deserving of radar detectors...
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