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Old 09-14-2010, 11:03 PM
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Talking RB's Road Trip to Reno

Well folks, I finally made my road trip to Reno. I'll be using this thread for updates of the weeks activities. I am in Reno until the 20th for the Reno Air Races. I'll also be taking in some golf and sight seeing, Tahoe in particular.

Today was dedicated to getting here and maximizing mpg at the same time. No stopping for pics of scenery (I'll do that on the way home Monday).

Overall RootBeer was amazing. Quiet except for the concert I had going Comfortable and man she wanted to stretch her legs which I let her do a couple of times when I needed to get around someone actually going slower than me.

I fought head-winds all the way. The first 150 or so miles were on a 2 lane hiway with a few projects going on which resulted in about 20 min of idling time.

RB has a 3.92 gears.

Speeds were 58 (55 speed limit) turning 1550 - 1600 rpm and 65 (any limit above 65) and turning 1800 rpm. Cruise control and A/C were used.

Distance was a little over 400 miles (it was nice to not have to stop to fill up) so I went straight through with the exception of a couple stops to empty my tank.

Now for the mpg, 18.82. Not bad for the winds and the extra insect weight I picked up (pic of that tomorrow).

I am staying at the Grand Sierra Resort if anyone wants to know. This place is nice and the price I got through the Air Race site is amazing.
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That doesn't sound like a bad trip. I hope you have fun. DONT FORGET THE PICS :P
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Definitely we will need pics . Glad you made it safely .
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Thanks for the updates and BTW your MPG seems pretty good to me. Looking forward to some pics. Hope you have a nice trip.
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I agree, sounds like good MPG to me, but glad you made it there safely! Now, go have some fun and don't forget that camera!

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Ok folks, after sleeping long and hard, I got up late and decided today would be a good day to head up to Tahoe and take some pics and video.

I'm impressed with the capabilities of the little video camera I bought. I just need to learn how to use it right.

First, we have the obligatory Ram shots.

I think I got most of the bugs on the way down here.



Now for some just plain nice views of RootBeer.



Now for some scenery pics of the lake and surrounding mountains.



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Great pics, Brian! Rootbeer is looking really good
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Ok, here's more pics of the Tahoe area. Only allowed 15 per post.




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Last but not least, the video clips of the Tahoe trip.





















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