On the road to Bonneville . . .
Mark and Pat (his girl) left Cleveland on Tuesday - big 3500 diesel truck, camper, etc.. Lost a front wheel bearing in route - had to be towed in. Luckily it was in the middle of the day - $550 and 6 hours later, he was back on the road. PS: He upgraded his AAA towing coverage the day before for $1.80! Best money he ever spent :rolleyes:
Buddy and Randy left Colorado yesterday and arrived last night - only met ONE cop on the highway. Seemed he wanted to pull Buddy over to LOOK at the FlatCad! Can't say as I blame him - hopefully he gave Buddy a 'Get Out of a Ticket Free' card for the pleasure of his company!
They blew a tire outside of Rock Springs - pulled in to get another spare. That dang Buddy is hard on tires! Blew a tire when he towed my trailer over the Park City pass last summer . . . of course he was going about 85!
Don (Pops29) left Turlock yesterday morning - with his shop crew (sons included) still fabricating some water manifolds to ship overnight to the salt. Seems the technical specs didn't exactly agree with our PVC plastic versions (okay, it was cheap and easy guys) . . . just the way it goes I guess. Thanks again to Don for ALL that he and his folks do!
Tim left SoCal late last night - will drive through the night and pick me up in Salt Lake (I'm flying this year!).
I thrashed until about 1:30 or so last night (getting the data-logger setup and packing a 'care bag' of everything I could think of). Was a 70 lb carton - cost me my rear to check it on the plane this morning. Got up 2 hours later to catch a flight - didn't feel like that in the least . . . lots of cobwebs in the ole' brain. Hopefully I'll be alive by the time I reach the salt a little after 12:00 today.
My wife Amy, Chris and a friend Adam will be flying in tomorrow night and meet us on the salt on Saturday early in the AM.
There are countless others - just too tired to think about much more at the moment . . . need to catch my next flight.
Stay tuned gang - we're going to get the dang FlatCad Blown Cadillac on the salt (still plenty of little last minute stuff to do). Hopefully we get through tech fairly easily (shouldn't be a big deal - as the car went through last year quite easily) and can be ready to run by Saturday. Wish us luck gang and pray to Gods of the Salt to be kind to us.
Safe travels my friends!Party in the Pit and at the Bend:
Come see us on the salt if you are at BVille - we're having a little "on the salt" party after racing on Saturday (before pit shutdown at 8:00) . . . and probably Sunday/Monday as well. Amy and Mark have arranged an assortment of fine libations - just right for an LSR Gig. Heck, she even has a blow-up Palm Tree. I said 'TREE' boys, not a blow-up doll!
Also, get those moths out of your wallets and buy some T-Shirts . . . we need the money!