Legend of Terms:
TBDC: Time Block Distance Covered. This is the amount of mileage covered during the current 2 hour period.
ODC: Overall Distance Covered. This is the total distance that the team has covered since Noon on Friday
MRL: Morale modifier
FTG: Fatigue Level
Notes: Any notes I have for your team during this time block. Including POI results, car issues, etc.
Weather Conditions: 67-88 degrees, clear or high clouds (Depending on whether the team is in the mountains, west of, or east of)
All vehicles are on US-26 West, OR-35 South, I-84 West
Upcoming POI (optional, let me know if you want to stop at them for rest/sightseeing): Timberline Lodge, Summit Prairie.
Next Waypoint: The Dalles, Barlow Road, End of the Trail Interpretive Musem
TBDC: 106 mi OD: 1895 mi MRL: +3 FTG: +5 Notes: Waypoint completed: The Dalles, Barlow Road. Optional POI: Timberline Lodge (Stopping for dinner @ Ram’s Head Restaurant, will bleed into next time period). TEAM MORALE IS HIGH. Team is starting to feel fatigued.
TBDC: 55 OD: 1967 mi MRL: +0 FTG: +3 Notes: Repair completed. Team is feeling slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 130 mi OD: 1889 mi MRL: +1 FTG: +6 Notes: Waypoint completed: The Dalles. Team is just starting the Barlow Road at exactly 4pm. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 115 mi OD: 1811 mi MRL: +0 FTG: +4 Notes: Team has refueled in Pendleton, OR. TEAM MORALE IS HIGH.
TBDC: 122 mi OD: 1879 mi MRL: +1 FTG: +5 Notes: Waypoint completed: The Dalles. TEAM MORALE IS HIGH. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 107 mi OD: 2020 mi MRL: +5 FTG: +7 Notes: RUN COMPLETED. Arrived at final waypoint @ 3:58pm. Final morale: +17 (High). Final fatigue: +13 (Slightly fatigued)
TBDC: 72 mi OD: 2020 mi MRL: +5 FTG: +6 Notes: RUN COMPLETED. Arrived at final waypoint @ 3:09pm. Final morale: +15 (High). Final fatigue: +14 (Slightly fatigued)
TBDC: 88 mi OD: 1956 mi MRL: -2 FTG: +6 Notes: Waypoint completed: Barlow Road. Engine has started rattling and smoking, and the oil consumption has markedly increased. TEAM MORALE IS HIGH. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 94 mi OD: 1856 mi MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Notes: Progressive clutch failure: Speeds over 50 MPH are now impossible. Fuel economy penalty due to bad clutch. Another stretch of mountain driving is about to start. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 121 mi OD: 1878 mi MRL: +1 FTG: +5 Notes: Waypoint completed: The Dalles.
Assising repairs for Vri404 is complete near the end of the time period. TEAM MORALE IS VERY HIGH. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.
TBDC: 41 mi OD: 2020 mi MRL: +10 FTG: +5 Notes: RUN COMPLETED. Arrived at the final waypoint at 2:51pm (FIRST ACROSS THE LINE). Final morale: +28 (Ecstatic). Final fatigue: +14 (Slightly fatigued)
The following vehicles are in packs or close together:
“We can officially take our sweet time,” Fuzz said. “Looks like the winner crossed the line already.”
“Your cop buddies?” Jen asked.
She arched her eyebrows. “Huh. I thought they were doing well last time we checked.”
“Yeah, guess they had an accident.”
“Oh no! Is everyone okay?”
“Yeah,” Fuzz continued. “Just scraped up their car and broke some suspension bits. Looks like they’re not throwing in the towel, though, so that’s good. But no, it was the guys in the G&W that won. Oldest car in the pack.”
Jen shifted her back around, trying to relax the knot that was forming in her back from the worn down seat. Her stomach grumbled at her. “Well, if we’re not going to win-win, and we know this thing will keep going, might was well make a stop.”
“Where you thinking?”
“Find some place up on the mountain? Maybe around Timberline Lodge?”
Fuzz’s eyes lit up. “Man, we haven’t been there…”
“… since Dad accidentally pushed Mom down the mountain the last time we went skiing,” the said in unison.
They laughed, and launched into an hour-long conversation reminiscing about family trips to Mount Hood’s fabled ski area, and the many stories surrounding their family’s adventures there, both winter and summer.
Just before 4pm, they pulled their little blue Ardent Smoke into the parking lot, and headed up to the Ram’s Head Restaurant for dinner and spectacular scenery.