Got it. I'll plan to meet up in Reno with the group.So our biggest idea for the initial Meet and Greet in Reno is to get everyone the details to the weeks itinerary...
I'm all for a mechanical wagon train. Quick check of shops, outdoor gear suppliers, and cool stuff along the way: ORD, Tom Woods Driveshafts, Kifaru, Bonneville Salt Flats, Pike's Peak, and the Big Texan Steak House.it's awesome to hear that you're trying to coordinate this trip. Maybe a few others might want to join you on the way?
This will take some planning to get there from Dallas.
Looking at my route in, I'm going to try and tie in work trips in Denver and Salt Lake City in order to semi-legitimize the long journey there and break it up over a series of days. My cruise control (right ankle) gets tired after 13 hrs or 700 miles, plus I can't take that much vacation time at once. @natemc, depending on the planned route in from Reno, I might like to meet up somewhere closer to the "AO" or a town nearby rather than coming into Reno and then backtracking. However, I definitely won't come all this way just to shave 400 miles and miss important group activities in Reno. We can continue to work out those details as the locations and timing firms up.
I'll join @muddysub on the southern route out. We're going to cruise the strip and gamble in the hopes of funding many future projects and backcountry adventures. Fair warning, my top desired cruising speed is somewhere around 65mph. Beyond that, the vibrations become...sybian. That is, until I hit 88mph and the diesel is spinning at or near 3000, which causes time to reverse. I know your gray steel bullet likes 75mph, but I'll catch up.
Meanwhile, I'm going to try and string together a few garage visits to fellow CK5'ers between Big D and The Rendezvous. I'm doing at least one oil change on this trip.