STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 10-3-17 through 10-8-17

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by TimS » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:47 pm

The first night of the Nevada trip we were down in a cold sump.
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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by TimS » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:29 am

I will be returning to Idaho this coming week. I must choose between the original dates or the later dates and after causing a fuss, to switch again might become more of a chore.

Is Cameron a no go for the original dates?

Can we decide on a definite before the end of this coming week?

Who of the original list is going?

Kyle
Cameron
Patrick
Richard
Brandon
Ed
Tim
Carl? I think he is not up to date on possible date change. Same with bubba or God(speed).

Bo told me the original dates were not good. Can he make the new dates?

Ed Norton has his hug up for sale on KSL, but I know he is working on another one. Not sure of his plans. He has always seemed flexible besides family trips.

Regardless, we will have to make a dedicated effort to communicate the date change because I have been telling all the non-stf'ers the original date.

I vote to put Kyle in charge of the decision because he is the sucker... Ehem, I mean the leader... this year. :lol:

As far as green bug, I have a solution with a 95% success rate in my head. I have about 75% confidence that I can accomplish a fix, and the fix will have a 95% confidence of completing the trip [assuming 50% of my welds are serviceable] and about an 80% confidence that I can devote the proper amount of time to the fix and a 40% confidence that it will be dust proof when done. With a little bit of math and a backup plan of farming it out, I'm pretty sure that means I have a 100% chance of being at the starting line and a 87% chance of being at the finish.
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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by no1clyde » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm

I will be going when ever it is but I do understand not every body is in my position but I am fine with any :D

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by Carl N » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:49 pm

I'm here and aware of the date issues. I'm good whenever as long as we pick one and stick with it.

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by Qurtys Lyn » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:09 am

I'll be there with the even littler Jeep.

Either weekend works for me. Just need to know so I can get it on the calendar.
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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:24 pm

I'd be happier with the later set of dates. Got a couple more weekends of work on the bug, then a month of testing time before Knolls, then three weeks ish until the trip.

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:49 pm

Making a lot of progress on routes, BTW. Once I figure out how to hit all the sightseeing stops with time to spare and reasonable mileage, I'll start working on campsites. There are a lot of opportunities for gas and supplies along the way as I'm planning it. I will send out a Google Earth update via email before the end of the week.

I sent Bo and Carl messages asking for their opinions on dates. Carl can do either, prefers earlier, but can do either. Waiting to hear from Bo.

An inventory of everyone's predicted range would be helpful. Is a max of 200 miles reasonable, including jerry cans?

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Carl N wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:49 pm
I'm here and aware of the date issues. I'm good whenever as long as we pick one and stick with it.
Oh, hey Carl, welcome! Will you talk to Bubba about mileage and dates?

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:49 pm

Ed Horton is good with either set of dates. Just setting out feelers with the Baja.

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:15 pm

Looks like we have a place to park trucks and trailers in Price. Thanks Carl!

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:26 pm

OK, and different from most BOR races, I'm sticking to mostly graded roads.

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by Carl N » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:13 pm

200 is very reasonable. Even for Bubba

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Carl N wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:13 pm
200 is very reasonable. Even for Bubba
Awesome, that helps a lot.

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 9-28-17 through 10-3-17

Post by TimS » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks Kyle for taking the lead on this. The route is looking good. Lots of cool roads and trails.

T minus 6 days before my Baja goes under the knife. I should have a better idea of outcomes and an updated prognosis in two weeks.

I just wanted to clarify. In email you said Oct 3-8 vs up above where you said "the later dates". Just didn't want any confusion with the "later dates" that Cameron posted. For sake of completeness, when you get a minute, we should change the title of this thread to reflect that change.

I know you are a busy guy with race scouting, planning, permits and this trip and a Baja bug to finish. Just shout and I'm able to help wherever.
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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 10-3-17 through 10-8-17

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:21 pm

Thanks, Tim. I work best under pressure. :)

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