We are finally getting started today!
Mike Gore is flying in at noon and then we are heading over to pick up the CB's (6 vehicle to vehicle radios with a range up to 30 miles!). Then we will head back to the airport to pick up Bob and Steve at 2pm. At 230 we will all meet (plus Mike Bryant and Paul K.) at Dollar car rental to pick up the rental vans.
The rental van issue:
We have been planning a rack system for the vans and in order to make it work we need at least one Dodge Caravan (two preferred). The problem is that the rental company was unable to guarantee the make and model of our vehicles so we are crossing our fingers. We need the Dodge so bad that we made a duplicate reservation at Enterprize! Hopefully the universe is good to us today.
Once we get the vans we will bring them back here to m place to install the racks and make sure we are not going to need to buy different/extra parts.
We will get all the bikes by tomorrow morning and Mike G. will do the final tune ups and get familiar with the bikes (Mike is the "Bike Whisperer"). Tomorrow we will finish up the preparations and load all the gear into the Vans and the RV, I'm a little nervous about how much stuff we have but it will probably seem a little more reasonable once it is out of the boxes and out of my living room.