palmermd wrote:I'm very sorry to hear you guys had so much trouble. I hoped with all the planning it would go quite smooth. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have spoken up and pressed for my original suggestion that you turn around at the next exit after you pass 50% instead of picking the turn around exit based on the starting Gid count. Hopefully not all the cars went too far past and not all had trouble on the dollies. Looking forward to your results post. I'm sure it will be enlightening for all of us.
Well, I think the "troubles" were manageable. I did the first run at 3:10am-4:28am. I turned around at 48.4% Gid.
I came within 2 miles of my predicted range, however I missed a turn (10 to 202 eastbound) and ended up on 10-60-101. I haven't measured yet how that changed the route mileage, but one exit was closed (10 at Cotton) so I turn around 4 miles early (again, 48%... but that's of 281 Gid... the BC2BC LEAF, all of 3.5 months old, could only get 250 Gid today).
So, I overshot the target recovery point by about 5 miles.
My car got the same nerfs on the bottom of the "chin" that about 3 other LEAFs got. However, one got a good gouge. That really sucked. We used the Nissan (or AAA, not sure which) one time, and eleven others were towed with our four truck/dollies.
I stayed up all night, as did several of us, setting up the cars. A lot to do.
I'm on the way home, just stopping for food and gasoline <<< yuk!!! $200 in gas so far.
We started the morning driver meeting just a few minutes late, and the first morning car was launched at 6:10am. We launched cars to arrive with 15 minute increments, and the last car hit turtle sometime after 9am. Beautiful weather!!!
We spent the next few hours picking up all the cars, cleaning up, and lunch at just before noon. I started the return drive about an hour later. Should be home at 10pm, for my first sleeping since yesterday!