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One Last Hurrah [FINAL RESULTS]


#201

Team Mushroom Cloud
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bill: “So much white. Soooo, much white…”
Wookiee: “Maybe you should talk less, and concentrate on driving.”
Bill: “It’s my car and I’ll talk if I want to. Besides, shouldn’t you be reading the map?”
Wookiee: “It’s OUR car. And I know which way we have to go.” Points forward.

skip forward until JUST before 10:00.
The wrecker-sourced radio they’d fitted to the time bomb was, as per usual, tuned to some “classics” station, when, lo and behold…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Having reached and passed through tunnel, our intrepid explorers… what? They’re not explorers? Oh, sorry, wrong page.
Having reached Toronto, Team Mushroom Cloud headed north to the next waypoint, into the falling snow. Their odds of survival were growing slimmer by the minute…no? FINE!
I refuse to write this time block any further!

12:00PM - 2:00PM
Bill had started to whine (well, duh) about how hard it was to drive in snow.
Toni: “It’s difficult, yes, but YOU two bought this car.”
Bill: “That may be, but YOU entered us in this race.”
Toni: “And you’ve loved every minute so far. I’ve brought you snow, a driving experience, incredible scenery, more bonding time with us…”
Bill: “Blistering cold, poor grip, shit visibility, Wookiee…”
Wookiee: “An opportunity for you to complain more. You should be as happy as a pig in shit.”
Toni: “I think we’re having a great time. And we’ve only got two and a half thousand kays left.”
Bill: “Okay, You’re right. It’s not a terrible adventure, but can we stop somewhere? Like, a museum. I enjoy that stuff.”
Wookiee: Better idea. Seems there’s a chocolate factory in Craighurst. We’ll load up good! There probably a museum in another town. We’ll check in… Coldwater.

With that the team were all back on the same page, and continued the trip.


OOC: I need to get on top of this role play stuff.


#202

I apologize, I won’t be able to update this until tomorrow, as I picked up a couple extra shifts at work this weekend.


#203

Legend of Terms:

POI NOTE: Blah blah blah you know the drill by now.

BD: Block Distance. This is the amount of mileage covered during the current 2 hour period.
OD: Overall Distance. This is the total distance that the team has covered since the event started.
AT: Ambient Temperature
FS: Fuel Status. Approximate fuel reading. May also include other fuel related concerns.
MRL: Morale modifier
FTG: Fatigue Level
Last Town: Last town of note that was passed (will not include tiny villages)
Next Waypoint: Should be self explanatory.
Notes: Any notes I have for your team during this time block. Including POI results, car issues, etc.

Friday, 2PM - 4PM

VicVictory:
BD: 34 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 29 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: +2 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team is in the middle of dinner at Peddler’s Pub in Sudbury at the end of the time frame. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Madrias
BD: 79 mi OD: 749 mi AT: 29 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, light at the end.

@Mr.Computah
BD: 60 mi OD: 666 mi AT: 29 F FS: 1/2 MRL: -1 FTG: +10 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Speed currently limited due to chains. Team is feeling tired, and worn from riding on chains for so long. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, starting to taper off.

@Jaimz
BD: 38 mi OD: 733 mi AT: 29 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +1 FTG: -1 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. Team has stopped for dinner at The Haven in Point au Baril, ON. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@Awildgermanappears
BD: 63 mi OD: 541 mi AT: 29 F FS: Refuel in progress MRL: +0 FTG: +4 Last Town: Toronto, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is refueling in Toronto at the end of the time period. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow.

@BobLoblaw
BD: 60 mi OD: 679 mi AT: 29 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +0 FTG: +5 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Speed currently limited by chains. Team is feeling a little tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, getting lighter at the end.

@Zabhawkin
BD: 67 mi OD: 762 mi AT: 29 F FS: NEEDLE ON “E” MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is extremely tired. (Waypoint and planned break coming up VERY soon)

@HighOctaneLove
BD: 56 mi OD: 622 mi AT: 29 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Barrie, ON. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, getting lighter at the end.

@Vri404
BD: 14 mi OD: 517 mi AT: 29 F FS: Full MRL: -1 FTG: +5 Last Town: Oshawa, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: This vehicle is poorly suited to the conditions. Carb was replaced with a junkyard unit. Car now runs, but bucks and backfires badly. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow.

@DoctorNarfy
BD: 92 mi OD: 818 mi AT: 29 F FS: 1/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +10 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team is feeling tired.

@FindRED19
BD: 77 mi OD: 738 mi AT: 27 F FS: 1/4 MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, light at the end.

@stm316
BD: 31 mi OD: 628 mi AT: 29 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: -2 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury ON)
Notes: Car is poorly suited to the conditions. Team has made 2 POI stops. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow.

@Mythrin
BD: 69 mi OD: 703 mi AT: 29 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, light at the end.

@abg7
BD: 50 mi OD: 629 mi AT: 28 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dyamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Speed currently limited by chains. Team has refueled in Barrie. Team is feeling slightly tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow.

@LordLetto
BD: 60 mi OD: 518 mi AT: 28 F FS: 1/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +4 Last Town: Oshawa, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Speed currently limited by chains. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow.

@cpufreak101
BD: 80 mi OD: 743 mi AT: 29 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +0 FTG: +9 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow, light at the end.

Vehicles that are traveling in packs:

Note: vehicles within ~5 miles of each other are within CB range.


Team Moss Boss

“Alright,” the server beamed as she stepped up to their table, a tray of food hoisted at shoulder level. “Ultimate steak sandwich.”

“Right here,” Kyle said as he leaned back, his mouth watering in anticipation.

“And the mushroom onion swiss burger for you,” she slid the other plate in front of Hank. “You boys want another pitcher of Stack?”

Kyle eagerly glanced at Hank.

“Yes, please,” Hank replied.

“Alright, be right back!”

“I take it we’re staying here a while?” Kyle asked.

Hank nodded, his eyes wandering to the Senators-Sabres game blasting on the TV. “Wouldn’t mind staying and watching for a bit before we get back on the road.”

Kyle sunk his teeth into the sandwich. His mouth was instantly filled with a symphonic burst of flavor. In an almost subvocal grunt, he gave his approval.

Hank’s phone went off. He checked the caller ID, and excused himself to take the call.

The server returned with a fresh pitcher of beer, and Kyle ate the remainder of his sandwich before Hank came back. His face was drained of color.

“What’s wrong, dude?” Kyle asked.

Hank’s jaw slacked, but he couldn’t speak.

“Hank?” Kyle repeated softly.

“My… my marriage is over,” Hank stuttered.

Kyle stared, dumbfounded. “WHAT?” was all he could manage.

“I… Tracie… its’s over.” Hank shook his head. He noticed the beer, poured himself a fresh pint, and took a huge swallow.

“What happened?”

The older cousin shrugged and took another swig. “That was out maid. She called me… the house was supposed to be empty, but she found Tracie inside…” he gritted his teeth and began to growl. “Fucking my goddamn neighbor, Jack.”

Kyle again couldn’t find words immediately. “No, wait. That can’t be right. That’s gotta be a mistake.”

Hank reached into his pocket and casually tossed his phone on the table. “Take a look at the last text and let me know if you think that’s a mistake. I mean, unless they were both naked, you know, for no apparent reason, and she tripped and fell on him. Because she’s clumsy. But it’s pretty fucking clear that would be a lie.”

“… Wow. I just… wow, I’m sorry, Hank.”

Hank topped off their beers and began picking at his fries. “Shit happens, right?” Bitterness laced his words.


#204

Team Mountain Pass

Team Bio
Day 2, Noon to 2PM

Day Two, 2PM to 4PM

Mile after featureless mile continued to fall under our hardy Bogliq’s wheels. Andrew was still dozing and the music was keeping my heart rate nice and calm as I grappled with the unfamiliar conditions. Over the course of the session the snowfall began to lessen resulting in only sporadic flakes hitting the windscreen and no longer hindering forward visibility. I would have attempted to pick up the pace but for our fuel situation; I had calculated that Barrie would be suitable for refueling at and didn’t want to risk binning the car while the rear was so light.

When we reached Barrie I chose to stop at the Shell service station. When I stopped Andrew woke up so I got him to check out the car while I pumped gas…

A: ‘yawns’ “Where are we? How long have I been asleep? Has Turnbull been kicked out yet?”

P: “We’re in Barrie, Ontario, getting fuel and you’ve been asleep for nearly four hours now! And, no, Turnbull is still our prime minister, at least for the moment, but Barnaby’s been caught out rorting again and has resigned…”

A: “Ah OK, thanks for the heads up. Want me to check the fluids while you pump?”

P: “I was just going to ask you to do that! Don’t touch the tyre pressures though as I need the car to handle predictably when we take on all this extra weight”

A: “Will do” ‘salutes’

I brimmed the tank and paid the bill while Andrew did a quick check under the bonnet for any leaks and topped up the washer bottle. Andrew then cleaned all the glass on the car so I’d have better visibility going forward…

P: “All ready to go?”

A: “Yeah, I looked about; no issues and you can see again”

P: “Thanks for that. Man it feels good to be out of the driver’s seat! ‘streeetch’ OK let’s roll”

A: “Where to now?”

P: “Sudbury… Hopefully we’ll make it in the next session, I’m thinking we’ll stop at Sudbury for dinner as well”

A: “Sounds good to me. Sally forth my good man!”

We left Barrie behind and pointed the blue Bogliq north(ish) headed to Sudbury with a full tank of gas and hearts filled with determination to get there without crashing and burning!

TO BE CONTINUED

Distance covered: 56 miles
Overall distance: 619 miles
Fuel state: Full
Overall fuel used: 2 tanks
Morale: +0 (+8) The fuel stop allowed us to stretch our legs… For about a minute or three!
Fatigue: +6 (+10) Another couple of hours of disciplined driving has taken its toll.


#205

V6 Vandals - Noon-2p, Day 2 - “Radio Contact - Part 1”
“Radio Contact - Part 2”
“Radio Contact - Part 3”


“I spy with my little eye, something beginning with S.” Cody said.

“Snow.” Jake responded, giving a grin, knowing exactly what they were doing.

“Got it. I spy with my little eye, something beginning with M.”

“More snow.”

“Yep. I spy with-” Cody stopped short as Luke flipped open the ash tray to reveal an ominous red button.

“If you were going to say “Even More Snow” this time, I have a solution for that problem. A firing solution.” Luke said.

“You wouldn’t.” Jake said, looking shocked. Luke pushed a switch on the door, winding the rear window down.

“Oh god, it’s fucking freezing out there.” Cody yelled.

“Well, I don’t want to break my rear window when I launch your dumb asses out of my truck.” Luke shot back.

“Oh, come on, Luke. Quit teasing them with the emergency stop switch you jammed into the ashtray.” Amy said, rolling the rear window up.

The two jokers in the back seat looked at each other and gave equally wicked grins before starting in on their next method of annoyance. “One. Two. Three. 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall…”

To be continued…


Morale: 6 (NC)
Fatigue: 20 (+8) - Who the fuck let them sing that song in the car for TWO HOURS!
Waypoints: 3
Fuel Status: 1/2 tank
Fuel Stops: 2


#206

Gran: Now, we need to find somewhere to stop and hopefully get a cooked meal.

Spanners: Here’s a place, The Haven. Looks OK.

Spanners pulls into the carpark and they enter the restaurant


Spanners: Steak and chips please.

Waitress: Fries or chips?

Spanners: Oh yeah, fries.

Gran: Could I have the cheese omelette with salad please.

Mopey: Burger and fries for me.

Gran: Please?

Mopey: Please.

Waitress: Any drinks?

Gran: 2 large coffees and a coke please.


After the meal they sit for a while and then hit the road after an hour

Spanners: I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ‘S’

Mopey: Snow!

Spanners: Nope a grocery store!

Mopey: Actually that’s cheating, you should have said GS!

Spanners: Meh!

Spanners turns into the carpark

Spanners: Time to get some beers for tonight I think.

Gran: Do you think they sell alcohol here?

Spanners: Well they sell fresh produce, groceries and fireworks……anywhere that sells fireworks will sell beer!

Mopey: Psst, get us a couple too please mate.

Gran: I don’t think so young man! You know I don’t approve of men drinking excess alcohol and you are far too young. David, if they sell a small bottle of sweet sherry then I’d be most grateful.

Spanners and Mopey stare in disbelief.


Spanners returns with a crate of beer, a bottle of sherry and some glasses.


#207

Team Thunder Taxi, Part 8

Barrie, Ontario

In Toronto, Jack planned to make a stop at the Ripley’s Aquarium, right next to the CN Tower… until Chris overruled him and urged him to continue driving towards Sudbury as usual.

“Your early rest stop has put us some way behind the leaders… Why not just head north immediately instead? We can make up some ground that way.”

“All right then, I’ll change course and drive towards Sudbury via Barrie.”

There was no reaction from Bob or Vince, who had already sensed that it may well be too soon to make another rest stop, although the fatigue from continuous driving was gradually taking its toll. Still, nothing was amiss - for now, at least - and the Thunder Taxi continued its long journey to Sudbury as planned.

While refueling, Jack murmured to himself, “If only there was a way to close the gap to the leaders in these conditions…” before getting back in his car and driving off.


#208

Legend of Terms:

POI NOTE: Blah blah blah you know the drill by now.

BD: Block Distance. This is the amount of mileage covered during the current 2 hour period.
OD: Overall Distance. This is the total distance that the team has covered since the event started.
AT: Ambient Temperature
FS: Fuel Status. Approximate fuel reading. May also include other fuel related concerns.
MRL: Morale modifier
FTG: Fatigue Level
Last Town: Last town of note that was passed (will not include tiny villages)
Next Waypoint: Should be self explanatory.
Notes: Any notes I have for your team during this time block. Including POI results, car issues, etc.

Friday, 4PM - 6PM

VicVictory:
BD: 0 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 28 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: -5 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team stays off the road for this time period.

@Madrias
BD: 18 mi OD: 749 mi AT: 28 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: -2 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint Completed: Dynamic Earth. Team is feeling slightly tired. Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team has stopped for dinner at Beef n Bird.

@Mr.Computah
BD: 73 mi OD: 739 mi AT: 28 F FS: 1/4 MRL: -1 FTG: +9 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team has removed the chains due to improving weather conditions. Team is feeling tired.

@Jaimz
BD: 34 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 28 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: -2 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth (+ POI stop time). Team has refueled in Sudbury.

@Awildgermanappears
BD: 70 mi OD: 611 mi AT: 28 F FS: FULL MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: None. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@BobLoblaw
BD: 71 mi OD: 750 mi AT: 28 F FS: 1/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team has removed their chains due to improving conditions. Team is feeling tired.

@Zabhawkin
BD: 5 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 28 F FS: FULL MRL: +2 FTG: -4 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team is feeling tired. Team has stopped for dinner at Beef n Bird.

@HighOctaneLove
BD: 89 mi OD: 711 mi AT: 28 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is feeling tired.

@Vri404
BD: 74 mi OD: 591 mi AT: 28 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +1 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: This vehicle is poorly suited to the conditions. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. ONGOING ISSUE: Car is backfiring and bucking.

@DoctorNarfy
BD: 82 mi OD: 900 mi AT: 27 F FS: FULL MRL: +0 FTG: +12 Last Town: Thessalon, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team has refueled in Spanish, ON. TEAM IS EXHAUSTED.

@FindRED19
BD: 29 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 28 F FS: FULL MRL: +2 FTG: +3 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team has stopped for dinner at Peddlers Pub. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@stm316
BD: 75 mi OD: 703 mi AT: 28 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +1 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury ON)
Notes: Car is poorly suited to the conditions.

@Mythrin
BD: 84 mi OD: 787 mi AT: 27 F FS: 1/2 (sorry, forgot to decrement this last time period) MRL: +1 FTG: +8 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team is feeling tired.

@abg7
BD: 67 mi OD: 696 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +10 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dyamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team has removed chains due to improving conditions. Team is feeling very tired.

@LordLetto
BD: 60 mi OD: 578 mi AT: 28 F FS: LOW MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Toronto, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team removes chains at the end of the time period due to improving conditions. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow, stopping at the end. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@cpufreak101
BD: 92 mi OD: 835 mi AT: 27 F FS: LOW MRL: +1 FTG: +12 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. TEAM IS EXHAUSTED.

Vehicles that are traveling in packs:

Note: vehicles within ~5 miles of each other are within CB range.


Team Moss Boss

This time period is spent eating food, and Hank having more to drink and bitching about his unfaithful spouse, while Kyle empathizes and sobers up

@findRED19 - your team arrives during this time frame. Your choice whether you interact or not.


#209

Team Shitbox Brothers


(You know the drill with the accents)

The two brothers have removed the chains, and so the rattling is gone. Alejandro is looking at his phone.

Alejandro: “Huh, look. We’re approaching the V6 Vandals.”

Ana: “Then I guess it’s time to call them.”

Ana picked the radio microphone up with her free hand, the other hand on her steering wheel.

Ana: “Ana from Shitbox Brothers to V6 Vandals. We’re catching up, ladies and gentlemen!”

Cody: “Huh?”

Ana: “We’re catching up and only 20 or so miles away from you, get ready for an oooovertaaaake!”


After a while of talking to the other team, Ana laughs, placing the microphone back on the radio.

Alejandro: “We’ll be stopping 30 minutes or so when we arrive at Dynamic Earth. Shouldn’t push yourself too much.”

Ana: “Gotcha.”

And the two brothers…you know, kept going along the route, this time to Hairspray Hurricane by Carpenter Brut.


(RP’s on ya, @Madrias!)


#210

V6 Vandals - Day 2, 2-4p - “Road Music”


The radio broke through the racket in the cab, stopping the proper game of “I Spy” they had going on.

“Ana from Shitbox Brothers to V6 Vandals. We’re catching up, ladies and gentlemen!”

“Huh?” Cody said, cutting Luke off, who undoubtedly had a clever response planned, by the way he turned to look at Cody despite being the driver.

“We’re catching up and only 20 or so miles away from you. Get ready for an overtake!” Ana teased.

“Jokes on you. We’re stopping for dinner. Hardly sporting to count an overtake on a parked car.” Luke teased back. “We got invited by the Rednecks.”

“Have fun eating roadkill!” Alejandro teased back, causing the Vandals to laugh.

As they approached the Beef and Bird, it didn’t take long for Luke to spot the huge truck that Team Redneck were driving. He parked the Truckling right next to the huge T-25, and the four of them got out and headed inside.

Luke spotted Otis and Jake at a table, and so they settled nearby, giving some space out of respect, but being close enough for casual conversation. Once Amy, Cody, and Jake Storm had settled at the table, Luke opened a leg compartment and took out a roll of fabric. He unrolled it and constructed a chair from the steel tubes within, then stretched the fabric over the steel frame. Spotting Otis giving a questioning glance, Luke answered the unspoken question.

“It’s highly impolite to destroy someone else’s chairs. I weigh 600 pounds, downside of being a re-purposed military robot. I have armor plating that can stop most small arms fire, but that means I’m a bit on the heavy side.” Luke said, before sitting on his constructed chair.


Morale: +8 (+2) - Food and Company, two things that get better when you’re not on the road.
Fatigue: +18 (-2) - We’re not in the Truckling, so we’re not hurting. Also, food!
Waypoints: 4 (+1) - We passed one!
Fuel Status: Full
Fuel Stops: 3


Over to you, @Zabhawkin.


#211

Team Mountain Pass

Team Bio
Day 2, 2 - 4PM

Day Two, 4PM to 6PM

Nothing much to add from last session since we haven’t reached Sudbury yet. The snow has finally stopped falling so I was able to push on at a greater pace but it didn’t stop the monotony from settling in deep. I’m really looking forward to dinner and I’m really, REALLY looking forward to getting a good night’s rest later on tonight…

But for now all I can do is stare at a snow covered horizon, listen to Andrew gently snore in the passengers seat and pray no-one hits us on account of the slippery conditions!

TO BE CONTINUED

Distance covered: 89 miles
Overall distance: 708 miles
Fuel state: 2/3rds full
Overall fuel used: 2 and 1/3rd tanks
Morale: +0 (+8) No change because our situation is unchanged :smile:
Fatigue: +8 (+18) We really want a warm meal and a soft bed… but we have to wait for a while longer yet! :tired_face:


#212

Team Thunder Taxi, Part 9

Northbound to Sudbury, Ontario

Jack had kept his cool on the long drive north, having removed the snow chains earlier after the conditions improved. Despite growing fatigue, he persevered, knowing that he could reach Sudbury in short order at the pace he was maintaining. That’s when Chris made another suggestion…

“After our next stop, we should bump our pace up again, to keep those slightly ahead of us within our sight.”

“Sounds like a good idea. That’s assuming we actually get a chance to stop again.”

Vince replied: “This could work. However, our fatigue level is high enough for us to consider making a rest stop in Sudbury instead of further down the road.”

Bob’s response was short and to the point. “We’ll look into it. Now that the light is fading, an early break could come in handy.”

Jack nodded in agreement, and continued to drive north in the direction of Sudbury.


#213

Currently out of town for the week, at best I’ll be able to type small bits on the phone. I’ll do updates after I get back.
I am putting 2000 miles on my 19 year old truck this week so it’s like I am still playing :thinking:


#214

Legend of Terms:

POI NOTE: Blah blah blah you know the drill by now.

BD: Block Distance. This is the amount of mileage covered during the current 2 hour period.
OD: Overall Distance. This is the total distance that the team has covered since the event started.
AT: Ambient Temperature
FS: Fuel Status. Approximate fuel reading. May also include other fuel related concerns.
MRL: Morale modifier
FTG: Fatigue Level
Last Town: Last town of note that was passed (will not include tiny villages)
Next Waypoint: Should be self explanatory.
Notes: Any notes I have for your team during this time block. Including POI results, car issues, etc.

Friday, 6PM - 8PM

VicVictory:
BD: 103 mi OD: 870 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +3 Last Town: Blind River, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Madrias
BD: 101 mi OD: 868 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +4 Last Town: Blind River, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team is feeling tired.

@Mr.Computah
BD: 28 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 27 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: +4 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth (+POI stop time). Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team is feeling tired.

@Jaimz
BD: 100 mi OD: 867 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +2 Last Town: Blind River, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Awildgermanappears
BD: 104 mi OD: 716 mi AT: 27 F FS: FULL MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is feeling tired.

@BobLoblaw
BD: 29 mi OD: 779 mi AT: 27 F FS: FULL MRL: +2 FTG: +0 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth (+POI time). Team has refueled in Sudbury. Team is feeling tired.

@Zabhawkin
BD: 102 mi OD: 869 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +1 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team is feeling tired.

@HighOctaneLove
BD: 56 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 27 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +1 FTG: +4 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team is feeling tired. Team has stopped for dinner at Beef n Bird (will bleed into next time period)

@Vri404
BD: 97 mi OD: 688 mi AT: 27 F FS: 1/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +4 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: This vehicle is poorly suited to the conditions. Team is feeling a little tired. ONGOING ISSUE: Car is backfiring and bucking.

@DoctorNarfy
BD: 63 mi OD: 963 mi AT: 26 F FS: 2/3 MRL: -4 FTG: +10 Last Town: Sault Ste Marie, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: INCIDENT: Team very nearly has an accident 10 miles before Sault Ste Marie, due to extreme exhaustion. Team has stopped for the night at Howard Johnson Inn in Sault Ste Marie. TEAM IS DELIRIOUS WITH EXHAUSTION.

@FindRED19
BD: 101 mi OD: 868 mi AT: 27 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +2 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: None. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@stm316
BD: 107 mi OD: 810 mi AT: 28 F FS: LOW MRL: +1 FTG: +4 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury ON)
Notes: Car is poorly suited to the conditions. Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth.

@Mythrin
BD: 97 mi OD: 884 mi AT: 27 F FS: LOW MRL: +0 FTG: +10 Last Town: Blind River, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: TEAM IS EXHAUSTED.

@abg7
BD: 71 mi OD: 767 mi AT: 27 F FS: 1/3 MRL: +1 FTG: +10 Last Town: Sudbury, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Waypoint completed: Dynamic Earth. Team has stopped for the night at TownPlace Suites in Sudbury due to exhaustion. TEAM IS EXHAUSTED.

@LordLetto
BD: 85 mi OD: 663 mi AT: 28 F FS: FULL MRL: +0 FTG: +8 Last Town: Barrie, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Barrie. Team is feeling tired.

@cpufreak101
BD: 39 mi OD: 874 mi AT: 27 F FS: FULL MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Blind River, ON Next Waypoint: Itasca State Park, MN
Notes: Team ran too low on fuel and had to use the reserve can. Team has refueled in Blind River. Team has stopped for the night at the Lakeview Inn in Blind River, due to exhaustion. TEAM IS EXHAUSTED.

Vehicles that are traveling in packs:

Note: vehicles within ~5 miles of each other are within CB range.


Team Moss Boss

Kyle is driving, Hank is on the phone with with a lawyer.


#215

Team Mountain Pass

Team Bio
Day 2, 4 - 6PM

Day Two, 6PM to 8PM, Sudbury, Ontario

In this session we managed to reach Sudbury without incident. Andrew woke up then proceeded to start rummaging about in his pockets…

A: “I’m sure it’s in here somewhere?”

P: “What has it got in its pocketses, my precious?”

A: “Knock it off! You know Gollum gives me the creeps!”

P: ‘laughs tiredly’ “It just seemed to fit the moment… Wotcha looking for?”

A: “Kyle gave me a list of good restaurants in every major town. I figured now is a good time to use it!”

P: “You’d be right on that point. Where should we go?”

A: “Say’s here… Beef n Bird. Take me to Beef n Bird James!”

P: “Yesss Master, good master be nice to Smeagol, Gollum!!!

A: “I said, cut that out!”

P: “OK then…”

We found a suitable car park and entered the Sports Bar. We found a relatively secluded corner and we ordered our meal. Andrew ordered himself a large serve of Poutine followed by a BnB Burger w/ onion rings and I chose the small serve of Poutine followed by a Pastarami sandwich w/ onion rings.

We ate in companionable silence, enjoying our meals and savouring every bite, but we knew that soon we’d have to hit the road as we wanted to stop at 8PM tonight and that was over two hours into the future…

But for now, all we had to do was eat, drink and digest in the comforting surrounds of a Canadian sports bar!

TO BE CONTINUED

Distance covered: 56 miles
Overall distance: 764 miles
Fuel state: 1/2 full
Overall fuel used: 2 and 1/2 tanks
Morale: +1 (+9) Wow! The food and service at Beef n Bird is really good!!! :yum:
Fatigue: +4 (+22) Even as we enjoy our meal we realise we have at least another hour yet to drive before bedtime! :tired_face:


#216

Team Mushroom Cloud
Day 2
2:00PM-4:00PM

Bill was happy enough to stop at the Chocolate factory, but really didn’t think it was fair when the vote came in at 2:1 “Bill’s Shout”. The trip from Barrie to Craighurst was short and uneventful, barring the chattering noise in the back… Wookiee had his window down. Opting not to take the tour, with the fact they were supposed to be racing, they loaded up good, walking out with around 12kg of tangible happiness. Heading a little further north to Coldwater, the museum captured Bill’s imagination for a little too long, ultimately forcing Toni to threaten hot-wiring the car and leaving him stranded. Bill had a giant sook session, verging on tears, until they told him he could choose where they would stay for the night.

4:00PM-6:00PM

Bill: Do you think we’re anywhere near another team? What did they say the CB range is?
Wookiee: Firstly, no, and B, they didn’t… but it’s like 7 or 8 kays or something.
Bill: Did you say “first” and “B”?
Wookiee: No, I said “Firstly”. And I can list stuff however I want.
Bill: You can’t start a sentence with “And”, you barbarian.
Wookiee: A common misconception, my boy. It’s not actually against any written rules.
Bill: Huh? Did you just call me your boy?
Toni: Never mind, Bill. Wookiee, stop stirring him.
The radio is playing some forgotten song
So, being old people, they turn it up.
They continued (obviously) in the growing dark, something about cold…


#217

Team Thunder Taxi, Part 10

Sudbury, Ontario

Having passed the next waypoint, Jack pulled into TownPlace Suites, feeling exhausted but relieved and satisfied that they had made it this far without any problems.

“It was brutal… but we made it!” he sighed.

While Bob and Vince were unpacking, Chris devised a plan for the next day.

“Maybe if we pick up the pace tomorrow, we should be able to close the gap on the leaders. It may not be the only way to keep up with the opposition, but it could turn out to be the best way given the circumstances.”

But Jack was already asleep, and it was not long before his teammates were also in bed.


#218

TEAM OUTRIDERS

14:00 to 20:00

(phone rings)

Zach: Hello? Oh, hi Frank. You did? Cayman Islands you say? Make that shit public. Turn it in as evidence! I know it’s a risk to your job. But it may get our boss off the hook. Either it will prove she’s guilty, or it’ll keep whoever is responsible from using the money until this is all figured out. Yeah. Okay. Talk to you later. Best of luck. Bye.

Blake: What was that about?

Zach: Frank found out where that trail of unaccounted for money was going. It’s pooled up in a Cayman Islands account.

Marc: Sounds like embezzlement to me.

Zach: Yeah, Eleanor Ventnor is the major shareholder of the company. It makes no sense for her to embezzle money from herself.

Marc: Not everyone thinks big picture, sometimes they only care about short term gains.

Zach: I don’t know, this all seems a little fishy to me. I mean, she gets arrested for embezzlement almost immediately after I discover this money being siphoned off. It seems a little too sudden.

Blake: You think she was framed?

Marc: It would make a good smoke screen. She’s the majority shareholder/CEO so she’d automatically be a suspect. And it certainly would take the heat off someone else if they were truly up to something.

Zach: That’s why I want that account made public. If it becomes a piece of evidence in the upcoming trial, then it is frozen.

Luigi: Meaning if someone else was doing the embezzling, they wouldn’t be able to touch the account.

Zach: Exactly. I wish there was more I could do from here.

Blake: Sounds like you’ve done quite a bit.

Zach: I feel helpless.

Blake: You threw a wrench into an embezzling scheme. All you can do now, is check the news for any updates.

( Due to being busy in RL, I missed the last couple updates. Apart from removing the tire chains, nothing really exciting happened during this segment.)


#219

Gran: David. what time are you thinking of stopping because I am getting quite exhausted.

Spanners: We could go through until 9 or 10 and then stop, have a drink and get an early night.

Gran: Better make it 9 then. and 7am start?

Spanners: Yeah, up at 6, have breakfast, give the car a check over and then be on the road for 7 as long as everything is OK.

Mopey: Graaaaan…please could I have a beer?

Gran: Oh, very well. Only 1, mind you. We all need to be OK for tomorrow. David, make sure it IS only 1.

Spanners: Yes ma’m!


#220

Team Shitbox Brothers


(You know the drill with the accents).

Gramps GT goes on and on, doing a brief stop at Dynamic Earth. Both brothers start eating improvised sandwiches.

Ana: “Overnight strategy. We find stop at 9, find a place, get up at 6, get on the road at 7.”

Alejandro: “Deal.”

The two brothers finished their sandwiches and resumed their way for the rest of the night.