- Start date - the daily mileage we're looking at is pretty beefy. Do we want to start on Saturday the 8th and give ourselves an extra riding day - or start at noon and give ourselves an extra half day? Or do we tear it up as planned?
- On-Bike signage for advertising the Soldier Ride while we're on the road. Any progress on this?
- Gear sharing schemes.
- Protocol for people who may drop out of the tour.
- Getting back home. Can someone truck my bike back if I fly home?
- Maps/Navigation and route planning. Satisfactory?
- Open floor for discussion.
What we decided:
What we decided:
1. START DATE - We are departing from the general vicinity of NAS Ft Worth on SATURDAY, March 8th at around 9 am.
We plan to make
Since we just decided today to leave on Sat. we do NOT know for sure that Mad Duck can/will accompany us on Day One. If they cannot, we will break Jack's necessary gear down and carry it among the rest of us, until Mad Duck Catches up with us, on Sunday.
2. Signage - Steve is looking into signs with a contact I have in
3. Gear Sharing - Some people are lending gear, but nobody seems to be splitting loads for tentage and such. No problems here.
4. Drops - We don't intend to make Mad Duck to carry any passenger for more than a half day. It's agreed that while no one will be left alone on the roadside, neither does our schedule permit long delays while someone makes unexpected arrangements. If someone cannot continue, it's on each rider to have arrangements in place to get wherever they need to go next, whether that be home, to
5. Return - Rental of a minivan to move people and bikes home, departing Corpus early on Sunday the 16, seems to be the best plan to get back. If occupancy is a problem, I can likely fly home if my bike can travel in the minivan. IN this event, I would certainly kick in for the rental.
*Note* I had not noticed the U Haul sponsorship connection, till Jack pointed it out in email. That may be worth examining further if minivan rental appears to be a problem.
6. Route - I remembered coming back from lunch that the Trinity Trail runs directly from the East Gate of NAS Ft Worth, to
Taking the TT would knock a couple miles off the other route, and avoid a metric buttload of traffic and stops.
Did I leave anything out?