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One Last Hurrah [FINAL RESULTS]


#121

Team Shitbox Brothers

(You know the drill with the accents)

It had been a couple of hours since the injector made the engine misfire. With this breakdown sorted, the two brothers were picking their pace up again. It wasn’t long before they caugh the wagon driven by Team Hartcour-Entwhistle.

Alejandro: “Hey, look, it’s that team. We should say hello before overtaking them.”

Ana lined their car with the wagon, lowering her window. Filling her lungs, she yelled at them.

Ana: “You’ll have to do better than that, and stop driving like grannies…I mean, sorry!”

Ana then accelerated slightly to overtake them, closing her window again.

Ana: “There, we’re picking the pace up!”

She then let the engine coast, to save them some fuel.

Alejandro: “Quarter tank, eh? Guess we’ll be doing our first refuel and lunch stop soon. Let’s keep the pace for now though.”

And once again, the Shitbox Brothers dissapeared in the horizon to Anarchy road by Carpenter Brut.


Morale: +1 (Back in business!)
Fatigue: +4 (How many miles to go!?)


@Jaimz on you!


#122

Mopey: Graaaan…those foreigners are making fun of us!

Gran: Don’t worry George….we’re just running at our own steady pace. And we aren’t likely to get stopped by local law enforcement. And whilst Canadians are known for their courteous and pleasant manner the Mounties don’t like law breakers….and those hoodlums are driving recklessly!

Spanners: Next visitor stop is Fort Henry……we can shoot guns and blow off some steam.

Gran: I don’t like the sound of that at all.

Mopey: I DO!

Spanners: There’s a museum too Mrs E.

Gran: Well I suppose I could look around the museum while you boys have a bit of fun.

Mopey: Yay!

Gran: And if we come across those hoodlums again then I’ll give them a piece of my mind foreign or not!

Gran eases her foot down on the accelerator…


#123

Team X/2000

Karmenn: Sheesh, we just exited Montreal. Next stop, Drummondville.

Iman: Goddddddddddd, I am bored. Are we near any competitors?

Karmenn: We only passed by a green pick-up truck, I think they are probably taking stop near the airport.
But we are out of everybody else’s range.

Iman: . . . . . . . Right

Karmenn: Anyways, we are going to hope the conditions down the south will probably favor us further.

Iman: I hope so. . . . . . . .


Status:


Karmenn's feelings : Busy

Iman’s feelings : Bored

Morale: +1
Fatigue: +4 (8)
Fuel : 1/3
(as you can see, my story got a bit vague. Damn my schedule.)


#124

Legend of Terms:

POI NOTE: I will NOT be pre-warning of upcoming POI points. I will ONLY auto-stop teams for two things: fuel and, when completely exhausted, rest. Anything else you want (including tourist POI, restaurants, premature fuel, rest at any point before complete exhaustion), YOU need to PM me in advance (before I run the time block that you’d complete it in). Also, please don’t map out everything from here to the end in one PM… try to keep it within a couple time blocks.

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.

Thursday, 4PM - 6PM

VicVictory:
BD: 107 mi OD: 360 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Madrias
BD: 86 mi OD: 318 mi AT: 21 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Mr.Computah
BD: 89 mi OD: 344 mi AT: 22 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Jaimz
BD: 83 mi OD: 326 mi AT: 21 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +0 FTG: +3 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Lancaster, ON.

@Awildgermanappears
BD: 87 mi OD: 361 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +5 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Morrisburg, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@BobLoblaw
BD: 86 mi OD: 356 mi AT: 23 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +0 FTG: +5 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Morrisburg, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Zabhawkin
BD: 38 mi OD: 308 mi AT: 21 F FS: Full MRL: -2 FTG: +7 Last Town: Preston, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has stopped in Preston to refuel and address the HVAC issue. It has burned more than an hour of their time, but they have a temporary solution in place. The cabin is now able to get up to 70 degrees in the current conditions. Team is feeling a little tired.

@HighOctaneLove
BD: 44 mi OD: 322 mi AT: 21 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +1 Last Town: Prescott, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Prescott, ON, and grabbed a bite at Red George Pub.

@Vri404
BD: 81 mi OD: 323 mi AT: 21 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Prescott, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: This vehicle is poorly suited to the conditions. Team has refueled in Lancaster, ON. Team is feeling a little tired.

@DoctorNarfy
BD: 85 mi OD: 360 mi AT: 23 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Prescott, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Prescott, ON. Team is feeling a little tired.

@FindRED19
BD: 81 mi OD: 336 mi AT: 22 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +5 Last Town: Prescott, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Morrisburg, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Puffster
BD: 74 mi OD: 308 mi AT: 21 F FS: Refuel in progress MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Prescott, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Extreme turbo lag is both a boon and a hindrance under the current circumstances. Team is in the middle of refueling in Prescott, ON at the end of time period. Team is starting to feel a little tired.

@stm316
BD: 91 mi OD: 328 mi AT: 22 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +5 Last Town: Drummondville, QC Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Car is poorly suited to the conditions. Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@yurimacs


BD: 55 mi OD: 273 mi AT: 20 F FS: LOW MRL: -5 FTG: +3 Last Town: Baie D’Urfe, QC
Notes: Catastrophic turbocharger failure sent oil spraying everywhere, leading to an under-hood fire that torched the entire front of the car.
Final morale: -3 (Car barely made it into Ontario). Final fatigued: +11 (could use a nap)

@Mythrin
BD: 87 mi OD: 335 mi AT: 22 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@abg7
BD: 86 mi OD: 353 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@Nicholander
BD: 84 mi OD: 358 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +0 FTG: +6 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team has refueled in Preston, ON. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued.

@LordLetto
BD: 105 mi OD: 294 mi AT: 21 F FS: REFUEL IN PROGRESS MRL: +1 FTG: +2 Last Town: Morrisville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Morale note: see PM. Team pulls in to Morrisville, ON to refuel at exactly 6pm.

@cpufreak101
BD: 107 mi OD: 361 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +0 FTG: +7 Last Town: Brockville, ON Next Waypoint: Fort Henry National Historic Site (Kingston, ON)
Notes: Team is starting to feel a little tired.

Vehicles that are traveling in packs:
361 miles - Jager, Communitasia
360 miles - Erin, Townsend

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


Team Moss Boss

No RP this time around. In a nutshell, the boys are getting hungry and making plans to stop for dinner in Kingston, then planning how far they will push tonight.


On that note, everyone should probably be thinking about strategy for overnight rest, if you don’t want me to push your teams to utter exhaustion. Team Moss Boss alluded to a possible snowstorm coming up soon, so getting too tired might not be a good idea. PM me with any plans for your team. Also note: it’s too cold to camp/car camp, so find a hotel or motel that suits your needs.


#125

Team V6 Vandals - D1 2-4p - “Loud and Clear”


“It cruises nicely, that’s for sure.” Luke said, breaking the silence they’d been under since they dropped out of CB range again with the other teams.

“True enough. But you realize you’ve got a glowing fuel light on the dash, don’t you?” Amy replied, giving a light grin.

“Yes. But we’re within range of Preston, and there will be gas there.” Luke responded.

“Don’t suppose you’ve planned a rest stop any time soon?” Cody asked. “Because unlike you, I feel pain, and this back seat is not comfortable.”

“Yeah, and I got word from the other teams down alternate channels that the weather’s gonna be shit. We’re only front-wheel-drive, you can’t run through a snow-storm with front-wheel-drive if it gets bad, and it’s too cold out there for camping.” Jake added.

Amy sighed, then said, “How the hell did you two even finish in time with that mindset? Luke knows what he’s doing.”

There was a quiet screech of tires as the Truckling settled next to a gas pump, and the raspy V6 went silent as Luke pulled the lever for the fuel door and stepped out. He spun the gas cap loose, set it on top of the cab, and dropped the nozzle in before selecting Premium fuel. With the tank full, Luke put the cap back on, closed the fuel door, then walked inside the gas station to collect his receipt because the printer was frozen up.

He walked back out with a bag of groceries, then settled into the cab again. “Here. Should take the edge off of the sleep, give us one more two-hour segment worth of driving.” Luke said, passing some energy drinks to the rear seat passengers, and one to Amy, before handing out bags of chips. “And I didn’t know what flavor of chips you’d prefer, so I just got salted ones.”

“Thanks, Luke. But, seriously, rest stop when?” Jake asked.

“Probably at the end of the next two hour segment, about 8 PM.”


Morale: +1 (NC)
Fatigue: +14 (+6)
Waypoints: 2
Fuel Status: 3/3 Remaining. 1 Refueling Stop.
Notes: None.


#126

TEAM OUTRIDERS

16:00

(Marc is driving, though his eyes are getting a tad heavy, this is pretty much what’s going through his head)

Blake: Marc, Marc… MARC!!!

Marc: What, oh shit!

(The Enforcer swerves a bit then straightens back out)

Luigi: Careful you idiot!

Blake: You kind of zoned out on us.

Marc: Shit, sorry.

Zach: I’m amazed I didn’t shit myself. That was terrifying!

Blake: I think we should switch off, we’re coming up on Morrisburg. We need to get gas anyway, I’ll take over then.

Marc: Fine by me. I don’t know what happened, It all just seems a blur.

(Nothing happens between then and when they reach the gas station.Blake fills the car while Marc, Zach and Luigi get out to stretch their legs. Luigi and Zach go in to buy some snacks.)

Blake: Okay, I think we need to talk game plan. Previously we simply camped to save on costs. However, with how cold it is, that’s not a viable option.

Zach: So we’ve got to look into lodging.

Luigi: Not going to huff it through the night this time?

Blake: No, there’s talks of a potential snowstorm, I don’t want to drive through that when I’m dead ass tired.

Zach: I don’t blame ya. Plus we’re not FWD or AWD like those other teams.

Marc: Bah, horse shit! That doesn’t mean dick if you have no idea what you’re doing. Between us we’ve got at least a century of driving experience, including winter.

Zach: You’re saying the car will handle fine in the snow despite being rear wheel drive?

Marc: It won’t be easy, but we’ll manage. For one thing there’s all the shit we’ve packed in the trunk, that’s plenty of weight on the rear axle.

Blake: Then there’s the shingles.

Luigi: Why do we have shingles in the trunk? I don’t think this trip calls for any roofing.

Marc: They’re for traction you retard! You lay them down in front of the wheels and the tires grip them allowing you to move when stuck.

Luigi: No kidding!

Blake: Or shooting then out from behind, I’ve seen that happen.

Marc: It’s not a perfect system, but the point is we’ll manage.

(The team departs from the gas station with Blake behind the wheel)


#127

Team Thunder Taxi, Part 3

Preston, Ontario

While refueling, Jack tells his team about where they should stop next - if they actually choose to do so.

“So, if we make a rest stop, where should we do it?”

Vince’s response was curt and to the point. “I’ll check my physical and electronic maps for suitable locations, starting now.”

Chris continued: “Hmmm. It seems like one of the teams is out already… but at least they went out with a bang, literally or not.”

Bob paused for a few seconds and replied: “You may be right. Emergency services have been scrambled to respond to reports of a burning car as we speak.”

After refueling, the Thunder Taxi resumed its journey south, while its crew began pondering the location of its first rest stop. Fatigue had not yet taken its toll, but it will eventually, unless they take a break sooner or later.


#128

Team Harcourt-Entwhistle

Spanners: So, Mrs E, what time are we going to stop to rest?

Gran: We’ll look at Fort Henry and then push on until about 10pm……unless you need to stop earlier?

Spanners: I’m fine. We’ll stop at Henry then, have a bite to eat and then find a motel for the night. I’ve spent time sleeping in the snow and I don’t recommend it for a lady of your……status!

Gran: What are you insinuating young man?

Mopey: Gran, what he’s trying to say is, “Mrs E, you’re OLD and the cold will probably kill you!”

Spanners: It’d probably kill you quicker kiddo! Mrs E would have the sense to wrap up….you wouldn’t notice the cold and we’d find an icicle clutching a phone!

Mopey: My weather app, you know the one that tells us how cold places are, says that there’s a snowstorm coming in.

Spanners: Remember what I said about the app and your phone?

Gran: Well at least we know that the conditions are going to get worse. There’s no need to take that tone with George and I believe you owe him an apology.

Spanners: Sorry Mopey.

Gran: DAVID!

Spanners: Sorry Mrs E….sorry George. When we stop we’d be best to put some of the foil sheets and a couple of blankets over the engine. We probably won’t be able to get the car under cover and it’ll give the engine a bit of protection during the night…….and we’ll put a note on the dashboard to remind us…….you ever seen a blanket in a turning engine? Not a pretty sight I can tell you!


#129

Team Mountain Pass

Team Bio
Day One, 2PM to 4PM

Frantically searching for a fuel station, it was only when we passed through Iroquois that I realised we were lost!

A: “Where’s this fuel station buddy? We need gas pronto!!!”

P: “Good news and bad news… Good news is we get a decent range out of our tank; bad news is that we’ve already passed the town I looked up!”

A: “Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit! Keep your eyes peeled and I’ll hyper-mile as much as I can…”

We continued onwards, looking for someplace to refuel, looking for somewhere to get out and stretch our legs… We were saved when we saw a Mr Gas branded fuel station in Prescott. Once we filled up the car’s fuel tank I went in to pay for the fuel and get some local advice on where a couple of travellers could get a good meal.

P: “Pump seven please…”

Att: “Cash or card?”

P: “Card thanks”

Att: “Card here please”

P: “Thanks … Say, you wouldn’t happen to know of a decent place to get a meal at short notice, would you?”

Att: “Sure do, hit up the Red George Pub, food’s good and the prices are reasonable.”

P: " Thanks, I’ll check it out"

We looked up the Pub and had a great dinner out of the cramped car and in the warm pub. We relaxed for half an hour then paid our bill and set off again. Andrew was making good time but it was clear we’d need to stop for the night. The weather was fine but the cold, slippery conditions combined with the reports of a snowstorm on the pub television gave us an uneasy feeling…

A: “We need to be off the road by 8PM tonight. Night driving is bad enough but dying in a ditch because of a snowstorm isn’t my plan for 2018!”

P: “I’m right with ya buddy. I say we stop early, get a good sleep then hit the road early tomorrow, once we know what’s happening with the weather.”

A: “That settles it then; Google us up somewhere to stay!!!”

TO BE CONTINUED

Distance covered: 44 miles
Overall distance: 319 miles
Fuel state: Tank is full
Overall fuel used: One tank
Morale: +1 (+3) Both car and occupants has a full belly :grin:
Fatigue: +1 (+7) Having a hot meal helped but we need rest in a real bed. :tired_face:


#130

Team Kent Croissants - Thursday 4 - 6PM

Previous Post


Nothing much happening of note, team has refueled and are tucking into a group bag of crisps and fizzy drinks. All three beginning to feel tired and are looking for a place to stop despite the comfort of the big 80’s sedan.


Morale: +1 (2 Total)
Fatigue: +10 (16 Total)


#131

Team Shitbox Brothers

Day 1 - Picking the pace up.


Ana keeps driving as the sunsets swiftly approaches. Alejandro is checking his phone in the meantime.

Alejandro: “Fuck.”

Ana: “Anything wrong?”

Alejandro: “Apparently Team X/2000s’ car is on flames. They’ll have to retire. The turbo started spraying scaldingly hot oil and the car caught fire.”

Ana: “Oh boy…wasn’t expecting that. Know how it feels, having to drop out from the race, hell, it happened to us. Anyways, what was that you were saying about a snowstorm before?”

Alejandro: “Ah, yes, I came up with a strategy. So as driving in a snowstorm fatigued is going to be dangerous, we’ll be on the road until 8PM, then we’ll stop at a motel or hotel or whatever and rest for the night.”

Ana: “Don’t forget to protect the engine from the possible snowfall.”

Alejandro: “Will place some film inside the grille then remove it in the morning, don’t worry about it. I’ll also make sure it’s correctly kept in place.”

Ana: “Aight, then we’re sorted. Let’s go.”

And the brothers kept driving and driving. Still many miles separated them from victory, but things were going smooth so far, to Eden by Scandroid, remixed by Waveshaper.


Morale: +1 (Well, well, well…not too much new).
Fatigue: +6 (Meeeeeh, let’s have a rest soon).


#132

[In thick russian accent] “Bre, take my phone and get some cannonball music going, and while you’re at it, hand me some of that driving water”

Cue the Hardbass

“Here, some of that cheap discount Cola you insisted on”

[takes a sip In thick russian accent] “отвратительный. But quite good at keeping you on your toes”

-0,5 fatigue

[In thick russian accent] “It seems to have lost some power after we refueled.”

-1 Cylinder; Current horsepower: approx 100hp

[In thick russian accent] “I am more concerned about the suspension, it feels as though its becoming more unsettled, we might need to take a look at it soon.”


#133

For Some reason I Was Expecting something a little different:


#134

Team Marx

Lenin: quietly drives

Karl: did you hear one of the teams went out already?

Lenin: I haven’t, no.

Karl: yeah, they appeared to be behind us though, otherwise I would have asked if we could have given them a lift somewhere.

Lenin: ah, that’s a shame, hopefully someone else can swing around for them then.

Karl: yeah yawns think we should take a quick stop somewhere soon?

Lenin: sleep is for the weak!

Karl: not even for hot food?

Lenin: okay, maybe that I’ll stop for.

Karl: let’s hopefully find someplace to go. Uh, we have a current map, right?

Lenin: actually, I don’t think we do, perhaps we should stop at a gas station for one, as who knows how old this one is God threw at us at the start of this.

MRL: +0 FTG: +7


#135

Legend of Terms:

POI NOTE: I will NOT be pre-warning of upcoming POI points. I will ONLY auto-stop teams for two things: fuel and, when completely exhausted, rest. Anything else you want (including tourist POI, restaurants, premature fuel, rest at any point before complete exhaustion), YOU need to PM me in advance (before I run the time block that you’d complete it in). Also, please don’t map out everything from here to the end in one PM… try to keep it within a couple time blocks.

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.

Thursday, 6PM - 8PM

VicVictory:
BD: 55 mi OD: 415 mi AT: 23 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +2 FTG: +1 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Subdury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped for dinner at Smoke’s Poutinerie. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Madrias
BD: 102 mi OD: 420 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +1 FTG: +8 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is tired. Team rolls in to the Travelodge in Belleville at exactly 8pm. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Mr.Computah
BD: 76 mi OD: 420 mi AT: 23 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +1 FTG: +7 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is a little tired. Team rolls in to the Travelodge in Belleville at 7:45pm. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Jaimz
BD: 95 mi OD: 421 mi AT: 23 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +1 FTG: +5 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is a little tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Awildgermanappears
BD: 7 mi OD: 368 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +10 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped to junkyard hunt and perform repairs on rear suspension. Repair in progress. ETR: 10:00pm. Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@BobLoblaw
BD: 67 mi OD: 423 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +2 FTG: +2 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint Completed: Fort Henry. Team is starting to feel a little fatigued. Team has stopped for dinner at Boston Pizza in Kingston. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@Zabhawkin
BD: 105 mi OD: 413 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +1 FTG: +5 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@HighOctaneLove
BD: 46 mi OD: 386 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +3 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. Team has stopped for the night at Boathouse Country Inn.

@Vri404
BD: 97 mi OD: 420 mi AT: 23 F FS: LOW MRL: +1 FTG: +10 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: This vehicle is poorly suited to the conditions. Team is very tired (comfort of car very low). Team has stopped at the Travelodge in Belleville, ON due to dangerous fatigue and worsening weather. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries

@DoctorNarfy
BD: 105 mi OD: 465 mi AT: 23 F FS: 1/2 MRL: +1 FTG: +10 Last Town: Cobourg, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is feeling very tired. Team has stopped at Comfort Inn in Cobourg due to dangerous fatigued and worsening weather. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@FindRED19
BD: 32 mi OD: 368 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +2 FTG: -1 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped for dinner at Boston Pizza (will be on the road again at the start of next time block). Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Puffster
BD: 66 mi OD: 374 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +7 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Extreme turbo lag is both a boon and a hindrance under the current circumstances. Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@stm316
BD: 55 mi OD: 383 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +3 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury ON)
Notes: Car is poorly suited to the conditions. Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped for an hour’s rest. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Mythrin
BD: 98 mi OD: 433 mi AT: 23 F FS: 3/4 MRL: +1 FTG: +8 Last Town: Belleville, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@abg7
BD: 15 mi OD: 368 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +0 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dyamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is starting to feel slightly fatigued. Team has stopped for the night at Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

@Nicholander
BD: 103 mi OD: 461 mi AT: 23 F FS: 2/3 MRL: +1 FTG: +8 Last Town: Cobourg, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team is feeling tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@LordLetto
BD: 74 mi OD: 368 mi AT: 23 F FS: FULL MRL: +1 FTG: +5 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint Completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped for the night at Holiday Inn & Suites Express. WEATHER CONDITION: Light snow.

@cpufreak101
BD: 28 mi OD: 389 mi AT: 23 F FS: Full MRL: +1 FTG: +1 Last Town: Kingston, ON Next Waypoint: Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, ON)
Notes: Waypoint completed: Fort Henry. Team has stopped to rest in Kingston. Team has optionally refueled in Kingston. Team is feeling slightly tired. WEATHER CONDITION: Snow flurries.

Vehicles that are traveling in packs:
(Most vehicles at the same mileage are resting for the night)

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


Team Moss Boss

BRAAAAAAP

“Whoo, boy!” Hank exclaimed, fanning the vapors of his belch away from his face.

Kyle grinned. “I give that one an 8.”

“Extra points because it’s just as good the second time around.” Hank stuck the keys in the door to unlock, taking a moment to savor the memory of the philly cheesesteak poutine he had just consumed. His cousin had opted for the Hangover Poutine, and odd but understandable choice.

Kyle’s phone rang. He looked at the called ID and shuddered. “Parsons, here.”

“Parsons, where are my emails? I was expecting them an hour ago!” his boss growled.

“Sir, I told you I’d send them when I was settled in for the night. I’m on the road and can’t…”

“I don’t want excuses, Parsons. I’ve lost a whole day’s work because of you!”

His gut began to burn, only partially due to greasy Canadian delicacies. “Sir, I”

“I want them in no more than fifteen minutes, you hear me?”

A flash of rage boiled over him. “I’m on my vacation, jackass. I’m not supposed to be working at all.”

“PAR…”

“FUCK YOU, I QUIT!”

Kyle closed the line and chucked his phone as hard as he could. In a stroke of luck, he managed to hit a bush, and kept it from shattering into a million bits. He screamed and cursed the heavens, then spent the next few minutes snarling and muttering before he calmed down and retrieved his phone.

Hank stood by and watched his cousin regain his composure.

“Good for you,” he cheered.

Kyle gave Hank an almost blank stare. “You mentioned something about a job?”

Hank nodded. “You can start the Monday after we get home, if you’d like.”

“Sounds like a good change of pace.”


#136

ADDITIONAL NOTE - ROUTE

So I’ve been asked this a couple times: “What’s the route?”

It was actually posted in one of my RP flavor texts earlier, but I guess that wasn’t prominent enough. So here it is:

Quebec City
Montreal
Kingston
Sudbury
Itasca State Park
Minneapolis
Des Moines, IA
St Louis
MEMPHIS (Not Nashville)
Vicksburg, MS
New Orleans

(Everyone still running has at least made it to Kingston)

Edit: I should not type shit when I’m tired. Corrected which city in Tennessee we’re actually going to.


#137

Team Mountain Pass

Team Bio
Day 1, 4PM to 6PM

Day One, 6PM to 8PM, Boathouse Country Inn

I found a place worth staying for the night and fired up the GPS so that Andrew would be able to find his way without issue. The weather was beginning to look ominous. The fast fading twilight was being hastened by low dark clouds, pregnant with malicious intent, so I was relieved to find somewhere relatively close; you know, just in case of a snowstorm!

A: “I don’t like the look of this weather… I’m no good in snow”

P: “Me either, hopefully we can get to shelter before the worst of the snowstorm hits”

A: “Better yet, let’s hope that the storm holds off entirely!”

But it wasn’t to be. As soon as Andrew spoke a single clump of white magically appeared on the windscreen, closely followed by many more. Andrew switched on the fogs but didn’t relent on the pace, gambling on the road being clear of snow long enough for us to arrive at our lodgings for the evening. The next hour was a nail biting blur of snow, slippery patches and white knuckle moments; we almost cheered when we arrived at the Boathouse.

P: “We made it. But retiring early isn’t going to help our chances of winning…”

A: “Cheer up old bean! I’d rather stay warm, drink a couple of beers and have a good rest than be out in that weather, Brrrrr!!! Besides, you’re driving tomorrow so you can go as fast as you want! Hahahahahahaha…”

And with that final comment, Andrew went off to find a comfy spot in the bar, leaving me to bring in our overnight bags and check in for the evening.

P: “Booking for Mountain Pass.”

Concierge: “Excellent sir, room seven, do you have a credit card?”

P: “I do, fumbles in walet, here you go”

C: “Thankyou, swipes card, here’s your card sir and here’s your key … have a nice stay!”

P: “One question; is that snowstorm going to last?”

C: “Most assuredly sir, and everything’ll be blanketed in snow tomorrow so if you plan to leave, take it easy out there…”

P: " Oh I will, thanks for the information"

I stowed our bags in the room and joined Andrew at the bar. He was sitting on a couch, alternately sipping a light beer and eating a BLT.

A: “I took the liberty of ordering us some light beers and a sandwich, no sense getting inebriated when we need all the rest we can get”

P: “Good idea, takes a swig of beer, grimaces, next time please make mine an apple cider!”

A: “Haha, not a hops man I see, no worries then. So where are we headed tomorrow?”

P: “Sudbury. The roads are going to potentially be treacherous so we may already have lost!”

A: “Meh, getting paid to drive around a foreign country; I’ve already won!”

And with our plans settled for tomorrow, we settled in for the night, hitting the sack at 8PM with a 7AM wake-up call. That’s right, twelve hours from now we’ll be hitting the road, looking for adventure, in whatever comes our way…

TO BE CONTINUED

Distance covered: 46 miles
Overall distance: 365 miles
Fuel state: Tank is full, kinda
Overall fuel used: One tank plus a little bit
Morale: +1 (+4) Stopped safely for the night
Fatigue: +3 (+10) The beginnings of snow had us concerned but we’re letting the storm pass us by… :sleeping:


#138

Team V6 Vandals - 4-6p Day 1 - “Pit Stop”


The windshield wipers flicked back and forth, carving a clean path in the white dust that landed on the windshield, the soft whine of the wiper motor moving the three wiper blades against the fresh powder being one of the only sounds in the cab of the Truckling, the others being the growl of the V6 under the hood, the sound of road-noise under the tires, and the occasional squeak or rattle from loose interior trim.

A yawn broke the relatve peace from the back seat, followed by Cody asking, “So, how much longer?”

“Not far. We’re close to Belleville, and I’ve heard it mentioned that there’s a Travelodge there, got a couple teams already in it. Team Shitbox Brothers and Team Faux Class.” Luke said.

“Sounds like a good plan, then.” Jake said, giving a light smile.

“Any bets on frozen gas lines from low gas in these conditions?” Amy asked.

“I don’t like the odds. That said, we have half-a-tank remaining, we should be okay. It’s around 1/3 to 1/4 that I’d actually start getting worried. That said, if someone’s on fumes, I don’t envy their odds.” Luke said.

As they rolled into Belleville, Luke started keeping a look-out for the Travelodge, and found it both by the sign and the two unmistakable cars owned by the teams. The large-barge of Faux Class and the smaller Contendiente stood out, both squeezed into the parking lot right next to each other.

Luke brought their micro-truck into the parking lot, engine purring quietly as he moved to back into the spot next to the huge OSHL sedan.

“Backing it in?” Amy asked, seeming confused.

“Stops us getting trapped with no way out. If I nosed into the spot and the snow piled up behind the back of the Truckling, we’d have to push the whole truck out of the snow. Backed into the spot, I merely have to drag the truck out of the snow.” Luke said. “Oldest trick in the book for a front-wheel-drive.”

With the engine switched off, the four members of the V6 Vandals bailed out of the Truckling, looking over the other cars there and watching traffic.

“Reckon any of the other teams are still awake here?” Cody asked.

“It’s possible, but not probable. If they’re here, it’s for the same reason we are, to get some rest. Now, that’s not saying it’s impossible that someone’s still awake, but I wouldn’t expect you’ll have much luck finding a team to chat with.” Luke responded, before looking back at the unlikely trio of cars.

“And I’ll just post that to Instagram.” Luke said. “Might get a bit of a laugh. But, before we head inside, I’ll just do one last thing, save myself a lot of trouble in the morning.” Luke headed back over to the Truckling and lifted all three windshield wipers away from the windshield, so that they wouldn’t get frozen into the base of the window.

The four of them then walked into the Travelodge, rented two rooms, and prepared for a long night. Amy and Luke paired up, and left Jake and Cody with the key to the other room.


Luke’s End-of-Day Social Media Update:

“So, we’ve made it to the hotel okay. Looks like we’ve managed to keep pace well enough overall, made it through a few waypoints today. Looking forward to the next day, even if a couple teammates are a little reluctant. The backseat isn’t entirely the most comfortable thing in the Truckling, but it’s far from the worst car we’ve had so far. The old Sinistra Savage was powerful and thirsty, but it cruised well. Our worst car was the Minerva Midnight. No power, no speed, no redeeming qualities. The Ishu Truckling is quick, and still carries a good amount of junk. I’m estimating an 8 hour stop-over while the other three get some rest, then it’s back to the road for us.”


Morale: +2 (+1) - Made it!
Fatigue: +22 (+8) - Long drive in a not-very-big truck.
Waypoints: 3 (+1)
Fuel Status: 2/3 Remaining. 1 Refueling Stop.
Notes: Resting. Luke is, however, checking Social Media feeds for signs of the competition.


#139

Team Thunder Taxi, Part 4

Kingston, Ontario

With the light fading fast, and snow beginning to fall, Jack chose to play it safe and stopped at a nearby Holiday Inn.

“The conditions for tonight will most likely be too dangerous for us. We’ll take a break right now and return to the road next morning.”

“Just as I expected!” Chris replied. “I’m sure other teams have done likewise. Look! There seem to be a few more cars in town - and they belong to the other entrants!”

Vince confirmed his suspicions. “Turns out they do. Now let’s unpack for the night.”

Bob concluded: “Sure thing. We want ourselves to be in A1 condition by the time we resume the race.”

And so Team Thunder Taxi unpacked their belongings for an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn.


#140

Team Shitbox Brothers

(You know the drill with the accents).

15 minutes before 20:00PM. The two brothers arrive at the Travelodge.

Alejandro: “Great, we made it alive!”

Ana: “Now we deserve a good rest. Place the film to protect the engine and let’s go inside.”

The two brothers had dinner not too much time later, and Team Faux Class arrived at the place, followed by the V6 Vandals.

Ana: “We should go say hello.” Ana waved her hand at the teams that had just arrived “Aaaay!”

Alejandro: “Glad you guys made it as well! Here, come have a couple beers with us!”


Morale: (+1) We made iiiiiiit!
Fatigue: (+7) This is a bit tiring, eh.


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