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Old June 22nd, 2011, 07:04 PM
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If you live in Nebraska or Iowa, I apologize, but I'm in no hurry to come back. Two states of constant rain and headwinds...
Tomorrow I'm on to Reno, and in a couple more days heading in to Oregon.
Well, then you are heading to the right place... No rain or winds ever in the Pacific Northwest!

(Disclosure: Weather statements not verified.) :-)
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Yes, but 33 inches a year is much more tolerable than 33 inches a month...
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[appropriated from Ren Ching] Most faults can usually be traced to the badge on the grill.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Fun travel trivia -- the local airstrip near Green River, WY is named the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport".
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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I'm in Reno now. My buddy here owns Reno Rennsport, a Porsche and BMW shop. We took my truck in to the shop yesterday to deal with a couple little things -- drivers window skipped the tracks, and I was getting a bit of front end shimmy that turned out to be the wheel bearings -- the new bearings had seated in enough to need some adjustment. Quick and easy. Then we hopped in his car and buzzed up to Tahoe, sat in the sun and had a few drinks and some mussels at the Riva.

Saw a red D90 ST near Truckee on the way back to Reno.
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[appropriated from Ren Ching] Most faults can usually be traced to the badge on the grill.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Well, I made it. Rolled into White Salmon, WA about 8:30 last night.

In summary --

3,800 miles (give or take)

9.25 tanks of diesel (a shade over 20 mpg avg for the trip)

12 Days

15 states (NJ, PA, NY, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, WY, NV, CA, OR, WA)

Sleep -- 6 couch surfs, 2 hotels, 1 campground, 1 rest stop

Weight of truck with load, full tank, driver -- 6,050 lbs.

Longest nonstop drive -- Reno to Bend, 450 miles, 19.8 gallons (diesel consumed/urine accumulated)

Mechanical problems -- Zero

Defender sightings -- 1 white 90 ST in CO, 1 Red 90 ST in NV

Other LR sightings (not counting new RR's, LRx's)-- A couple Discos in CO, an RRC in NV, a few more Discos across NV, CA, OR. Before CO, nothing but new RR's. Oh, and 3 Series sitting outside a barn somewhere in western NE. I resisted the urge to stop and try to make a deal...

Thumbs up, honks, headlight flashes, waves, smiles, "cool truck" comments, other positive feedback from non-Land Rover driving people -- at least 2 a day.

Thumbs up, honks, headlight flashes, waves, smiles, "cool truck" comments, other positive feedback from Land Rover driving people -- Zero.
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