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Convoy to NOLA 2017 - Friday

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I think the gate closes at 10PM.  The plan is to leave Bucees between 10 and 11AM.  If we leave at 10 and take a one hour lunchbreak, we'll arrive at 4PM.

If we leave at 11, we'll arrive at 5PM.

 

I'm taking a queue from the Thursday convoy, and scheduling lunch at the Texas Roadhouse on the East side of Baton Rouge.  We should get here between 2 and 3 PM.  That's late in the day, so grab some snacks at Bucees to get you through until lunch.

 

Texas Roadhouse 10360 N Mall Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

 

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I think the gate closes at 10PM. The plan is to leave Bucees between 10 and 11AM. If we leave at 10 and take a one hour lunchbreak, we'll arrive at 4PM.

If we leave at 11, we'll arrive at 5PM.

 

I'm taking a queue from the Thursday convoy, and scheduling lunch at the Texas Roadhouse on the East side of Baton Rouge. We should get here between 2 and 3 PM. That's late in the day, so grab some snacks at Bucees to get you through until lunch.

 

Texas Roadhouse 10360 N Mall Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Now I think about it, last time I went to Nola we left Houston around 10am and got to Nola around 8-9pm.... I think....

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't feel an overwhelming need to have an overpriced sit down lunch at a chain during a road trip. I'd rather just grab a basic ass sammich, get back on the road, and do the damn thing, but I'm not pulling a trailer so there's that.

 

 

@@V6Donut last time I went to NOLA (downtown) it took 7 1/2 hour flat, but that's with my road trip approach of only stopping for fuel, at which time I take care of everything else or suck it up until the next fuel stop lol. 10-11 hours is how long it takes me to drive all the way home (Mobile, AL), so you did something wrong.

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@@V6Donut last time I went to NOLA (downtown) it took 7 1/2 hour flat, but that's with my road trip approach of only stopping for fuel, at which time I take care of everything else or suck it up until the next fuel stop lol. 10-11 hours is how long it takes me to drive all the way home (Mobile, AL), so you did something wrong.

That's my method as well.  I load up on snacks, put on an audiobook, and drive straight through, stopping only to get gas and use the restroom.  I planned lunch out of consideration for the group.  But if everyone's willing, we can Cannonball to try and get there sooner.  @@V6Donut, @@lobster, what say you?

 

Have Valentine 1, will travel.

 

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I am a yuge proponent of pushing all the way... figure get some snacks at bucees and stop to pee 

 

 

 

That drive from Bucees should be around 5 hours to the track. 

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We might be slow, but we're like a damn freight train, ain't nothing stoppin' us. I like it.

Like a boss

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Getting to Buckee's by 10 from my side of town (Katy) during rush hour may be iffy. But I'll wake up early and see if I can't get out there in time and join the convoy.

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see you in the morning, get on the Zello channel in the morning.   I'll wait for any stragglers if need be. 

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Thanks for the update, Sam!  Hopefully we won't be that late.  But it bodes well for Saturday and Sunday night!

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