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Old 01-12-2008, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Shark Bait;57316, at 13 MPG is 185 gallons of gas, at $3.00/gallon is $555 fuel cost. [B
one way[/b]! That was with 6 vehicles on the trailer!! .
Better recalculate and use $4.50 per gallon. By the time we go gas in CO will be higher. Then consider that we are heading west were gas prices are MUCH higher. CA is still around $3.75, I figure about $1000 for gas that is including cruising the area around Lake Tahoe.

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Old 01-12-2008, 11:27 PM
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Done, but I had trouble doing it! Just say "YES!"

She is leaning towards going, wants to see more trail footage. The other thing is we really want to bring the dogs. Need to work out the logistics as far as water and food go. 4Runner can only hold so much, may have to use a roof rack. That should make for some interesting wheeling
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:19 AM
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Well to let you know, I have been hired to lead a group of FJC down the Rubithon. So I will be around, maybe in front or maybe behind. We should be leaving on Wed as well. As for Robin and Ty, they will be staying behind this year. I know they want to go, just trying to figure it all out. We want to go to ACT this year(have not heard from Mark yet). If we are not accepted for ACT, they will be going on the Rubithon(if there is still space when we make the choice).(living in Limbo). Any help I can offer or ideas I will be happy to get together to help you all. I would suggest that you all make a weekend trip together to work on Group dynamics a little and see how you can share cooking and such. A good shake down is wonderful for any group.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:34 AM
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I'm still a maybe. If I make it, it will likely be as a passenger.

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I thought Wes was going to cook all the meals. :-)

Honestly, though, Robbie brings up a great point about group dynamics. Traveling as a club is more fun if we're sitting around each day sharing pancakes instead of 15 groups eating instant oatmeal.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:30 AM
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I thought Wes was going to cook all the meals. :-)

Honestly, though, Robbie brings up a great point about group dynamics. Traveling as a club is more fun if we're sitting around each day sharing pancakes instead of 15 groups eating instant oatmeal.

If you have ever been with the NorCal guys, its like dinning at a 5 star restaraunt down to the wine selection. They plan very well and share frigs and some use theirs as the freezer for the group. I have only spent time with them in Moab and not on a long trail run.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:35 AM
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Kevin, you can update the list to show that I'm bringing the 80.
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Kevin, you can update the list to show that I'm bringing the 80.
Done....thanks Matt!

I really like where this thread is going! I think we need a mini committee to get organized and work on logistics. I would be happy to be on it. We will need to start registering soon and I also want to get Twiddy a pretty good outline of who's going and what they are driving so he can figure out what departure time to put us in.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:20 AM
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Last night I watched the video of the Norcal guys doing the trail backwards a few years ago in mid June. The thing that popped out to me is that I really need to do the extended diff breather mod (water crossings). I'll extend the rear up to where the gas cap is and the front, high in the engine bay.

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Last night I watched the video of the Norcal guys doing the trail backwards a few years ago in mid June. The thing that popped out to me is that I really need to do the extended diff breather mod (water crossings). I'll extend the rear up to where the gas cap is and the front, high in the engine bay.

Anyone else procrastinate on this mod?
The deep water hole is optional and you can skirt the side of it or take an alternative route up though some interesting rocks! My front axle and t-case are already vented under the hood. I do need to vent the rear up higher than stock but I'm not in a hurry.
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