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Event Coverage 30K Road Trip--The Big Apple or Bust

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    from Virginia

    Way to go, Jim. Thanks for your helpful posts too. Lots of HAMBer's in those Virginia hills including me, if you need anything. Good luck, cops all over Rt 81.
     
  2. ..................................So true! Be careful.
     
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  3. Have a nice road trip Jim. I'm only 1 mile off I 81 if you need anything. You have a perfect truck for road trips. Maybe you can hop off 81 and take old route 11 on your return trip. You wont lose much time but there's a lot to see. Not so much on 81. Hope you win the Robot fight. Post photos, as I never seen that before. But sounds like a lot of FUN! Thanks Ron...
     
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  4. five-oh
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
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    from Arkansas
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    When you come through Arkansas, little rock specifically, wave. Wish I could fire up the 46 and tag along...
     
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  5. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
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    be careful and have fun on that trip, i love reading your stories from out there..

    Cheers, Carsten
     
  6. I told you that you were going to run into some heavy rain, but nooooooo, you didn't listen to me! :rolleyes:;):)
     
  7. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    Awesome trip. Be safe and have fun. We're having some great weather in the NYC area right now, hopefully it lasts for you
     
  8. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Rainy really good this morning. Traffic moving slow.
     

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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    The rain let up a little. But not completely.
     
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  11. I don't know where you are right now, but here's the current radar where all the rain is. I'm here for you buddy! :rolleyes::)

    weather.PNG
     
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  12. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    Man, that is a good looking truck. It's looking like you might be just about out of the storm. Stay safe and keep up the updates.
     
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  13. Where are you? Need to hunker down? I'm in Fort Worth if you're coming this way.
     
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  14. If you put the hammer down, Jim, you can beat this system to the East Coast.:D
     
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  15. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    Well hello Mr. Robot Consultant! You've got an IMDB page and everything. Very impressive Sir...
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6047472/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr138
     
  16. I'm enjoying your trip too. Iv' e been in all those southern states but never ran across the southern edge. Looks like you're making good time.
     
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  17. squirrel
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    Finally made it out of Texas. Rain let up. Time to make some miles....
     
  18. Black Clover Custom
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    Nice ride... perfect you can go 75 in that thing.
    Stay away from US129 Tail of the dragon unless you want to do 300 turns in 11 miles! I found myself on that road when i went from California to South Carolina. Not cool in my shortbed gmc pulling a uhaul. Fun road though.
    So climb! Keep goin up!
    Road is just south of Knoxville so you wont be close to it off of I40 unless you want to be. :)
     
  19. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    Good luck Jim, have a safe trip, and hope you have success at NYC.
     
  20. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    So you get to open the hood on this trip? And there probably aren't any 1/4 mile speed contests? Or do you race the robots instead?
     
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  21. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Thanks again for a great thread!! "Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin'........"
    Your threads are always first class, this one is no different!
    Thank you for taking us along, safe travels, and best of luck with your robotics competition in New York!!
     
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  22. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I have to add oil to this one.

    Made it thru another state, now I'm on the east side of the big River.

    I also saw another old car.

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  23. oldsjoe
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    Your making good time in my estimation Jim. I bet your glad to be out of Arkansas I know I am every time I leave that state. Seems the roads never get better there. Stay safe and have FUN! Joe
     
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  24. This is awesome. My son is in STEM and they are doing robotics right now. I bet he would love to go to NYC for a robotics competition. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  25. Geter done Jim.
     
  26. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Welcome to Tennessee!
     
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  27. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
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    Can we get a sneak peek of the robots? Good luck in the competition, and on the road trip. Thanks for taking the time to post on the trip.
    Tony
     
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  28. I'm enjoying the ride along, the pics are great.
     
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  29. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    our robot.

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    and how it's packed in the suburban, hiding under my makeshift bed. before we rearranged it all.
    20160302_174546.jpg
     
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  30. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
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    from Strum, wi

    I see this in not a fighting robot competition, so what are you getting judged by?
     

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