We have a date, we have a location (more or less), we have a format. Time to officially get things going.
...unless you can absolutely only make one of the two dates.
If you already voted on a date for Oppo Rally 2018 I hope you like voting for this twice, because I’ve redone the poll!
Was underwhelmed by the sea of beige. Most of the manufacturers left their interesting stuff at home in favor of covering the carpets with as many crossovers as possible. No Toyobaru, no ST or RS, etc. So I left early to scout locations for Oppo Rally.
I’m starting to make plans to do at least one and maybe two Oppo Rallies next year. I want to start with a quick question regarding scheduling. As most may remember the previous Oppo Rally was on Memorial Day weekend. This was good in that the Monday holiday meant an extra day for the more distant competitors to get…
Memorial Day weekend sucks. I’m all about day-long endurance races, but two legs of the Triple Crown in one day, the Nürburgring 24 Hours and NASCAR’s longest race, which goes late into the evening? It’s time for y’all to rock-paper-scissors this out and kick somebody off that weekend. It’s too much of multiple good…
At about 1 am we left from Thomaston, and after a fairly eventful trip (saved a guy by lighting up a deer with my lights that he couldn’t see) we got home about 3:30. I tried to hypermile the ruck home at a constant 60mph,and upon checking the the gas an mileage, I found I got 14.5 mpg on the highway (usual is 12)!
The first (but not last) Oppo Rally is complete, and what a day it was. Everyone had a ton of fun, competition was close throughout, and I didn’t have to deduct any points from anyone for getting a speeding ticket. Here’s how the day unfolded.
I don’t normally
spam link my work at That Other Web Site, but I’ll make an exception for the story of Team Fluffy Bunny Bus of Doom at last weekend’s Oppo Rally.
You’re just jealous, Dot.
Massive thank you to all the teams that came out and took part in my crazy game. It was a lot of fun to meet everyone, and to watch the updates and photos roll in. I’ll have a full write-up with scores and results in the near future.
So, to start the day - our plans to get to Hartford CT the night before fell apart, so I got up at 3:30 to pick up my brother near Worcester and still get to the start by 8 ish. (no issues, we arrived at 7:30 or so).
We all know the real winner is the Connecticut tourism board.
2 1/2 more hours of fairly eventful journey, and my oppo rally is over. Excuse me if I don’t make it to the awards. I actually tried to hypermile the truck home. Will post results tomorrow or whenever.
Just rolled in. And despite my smashing the lower control arm, the truck performed its duties reliably the entire way.
After 17 hours, almost 30 check-ins and a heroic drive to beat the clock for final check in, arriving on fumes, we missed getting the final 300 point checkpoint by about 25 minutes or so.
Just wanted to say thanks to Dusty for putting together the rally today. 18 hours after I set off this morning I made it back home and it was a blast.
Back home safe and tired. Want to post all my thoughts but way too tired. Summary: had an awesome, awesome day.
I just got home, and holy butts, I had a good time. You guys were a great bunch to competitive sightsee with. And since we’re nerds, here are the numbers I generated today:
Here it is, the official Oppositelock Tour de Connecticut game thread. For competitors, this is where you score points (as well as taunt the competition and share tales of your dramas). For those not here, this is where you watch jealously from your home/office, and partake in blatant favoritism.