CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour De Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of pics

Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by xcel, May 8, 2006.

  1. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of pics

    Dan will drive tomorrow I think. Wayne left around 10 or 11am I think. Apparantly he stoped driving for the night at 12:24am. Not exactly sure on that so take it for what its worth.
     
  2. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of pics

    wow so I wonder what the standings are.... no one can match up to Wayne sweet!!! I'm hanging out with the best of the best hehe.

    So dan was in the car the whole time? Hm ill go check the rules again.

    edit: whoa there's cash prizes! man i'd wish i can compete, sounds like fun!
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2006
  3. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of pics

    What a run!!!!

    I would have already been mashing the throttle and working for last place.

    AMAZING they are plumb AMAZING!!!!
     
  4. gonavy

    gonavy Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of

    cash prizes. mmmm. Can't be many HAH drivers interested in this stuff...maybe I could've won me a car payment.

    Should've looked into this earlier- the 47mpg minimum is a no-brainer, though the % equivalent of their 100mpg is 53 for me. That would be a challenge. Unlikely a HAH could win, though, since P&G isn't and option.
     
  5. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Looks like they are out on the road. The numbers aren't promising, but hopefuly they can bring them up a bit.

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    After about 2 hours it looks like the numbers went up a tiny bit. They must be hitting lots of mountains.

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  6. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    I just checked the weather. There are 21mph headwinds pretty much the whole way. And some rain is in the forecast.

    The FCE is bouncing between 98.7 and 99.1 if I recal correctly. They are in for another rough day. But at least for now it is sunny.
     
  7. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Well, another picture just in. Looks like the wind is realy bad.

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  8. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Arrrg. Still dropping.

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  9. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of pics

    And dropping....

    Still fighting head winds. The head winds seemed to have lightened up, but no telling when they will pick up again. There are 2 more mountains to go over and it is hoped that each mountain takes a little less of the mpg than the one before.

    ETA of their arrival is 7:00pm eastern.


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  10. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Well, they had to get off the highway to get away from the super heavy winds. They started driving on a rural route 5 I think.

    The winds where so strong they had to downshift to 4th gear just to keep speed.
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  11. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Well, they made it. They recieved 96.5. The rural road may have saved them a bit. It got them out of the wind and they think they could have brought it up a bit more if they had a few more miles.

    Pictures of the final reading to come soon.
     
  12. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    Wayne just called and said he is very excited. Not so much for what they did for mileage, but because the tour del sol has lots of great cars and technology to look at.

    They are going to go out and try some of the route early tomorrow morning and they should start the official driving around noon or so.

    Here is the picture as it sits in the lot after the trip awaiting for tomorrows competition

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  13. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    Re: CleanMPG members are about to embark to the Tour Del Sol 2006 ... Beware lots of

    Wayne if you read this thread, here's the word on how Jackmpg did.

    From a one pic on his site he wrote in the caption
    Then on this pic it shows the gauge with 85.3 miles, 91.2 mpg. Below it is this caption,
     
  14. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

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    so much for the practice run, i hope wayne goes up on top!
     
  15. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

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    That wasn't a practice run it counts for part of the score.
     
  16. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    First update of the day. Wayne called. They were just approaching the starting line. The mood is grim. The guys did a 100 mile test run and were only at 70mpg. The need to get about 85mpg or so to qualify. It is cold there and there may be some rain and winds.

    They need all the help they can get. Hopefuly there will be happier updates as the day goes on.
     
  17. tarabell

    tarabell Well-Known Member

    I've got one word for him:

    California
    :D
     
  18. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Well, Its rough. Looks like they managed to bring up the mileage a bit, but the big hills are still to come.

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  19. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Looks like they have lost a little ground.

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  20. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Gained a little back. But the worst is yet to come.

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