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Old 12-21-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Tour De Sol for non-hybrid cars

I sent an email to Nancy Hazard at the NESEA and asked if traditional ICE vehicles can enter the Tour De Sol. Her response is as follows:

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Thanks for the inquiry!
Jim Dunn - who I am ccing on this email - has been thinking a lot of how to get regular cars involved - and as you have done - get the best fuel economy possible!

I'm not sure we are going to be able to find a sponsor and take on this challenge this year, but we will keep you informed of our progress - and maybe next year we can do it!

There is definitely a lot that can be done with conventional ICE engines!
Aside from every sentence ending with an exclamation point, it seems like this year isn't going to be doable with a traditional car. Maybe next year...

I just wish there was something like this on the west coast.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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You could organize an event

You could organize an event yourself. I'm sure people will do it.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Craig Vetter of motorcycle

Craig Vetter of motorcycle fairing fame had a fuel economy run for motorcycles in the 70s and 80s. It was really informal, done on public roads and was done on a trust basis. Harleys with taller gearing were getting over 80 mpg and some reached over 100 mpg. I think it died off due to lack of interest. The time may be right to start something like this again.
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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i owned the "geo metro" of

i owned the "geo metro" of sport bikes for a couple of years: kawasaki ninja 250. weighed about 350 lbs, 25 hp, 2-cyl, 8 valve, 14,000 rpm redline.

i could get 70-75 mpg (US) when i took it easy.
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:50 PM   #5
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Re: You could organize an event

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You could organize an event yourself. I'm sure people will do it.
I was thinking of doing this, but I can't do it right now. It would require money, advertising, etc. Most of this could be solved with a sponsor.

As I see it now, this is something we might be able to do next summer.

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By next summer I hope we get

By next summer I hope we get this done. It would be fun to drive on a single tank for me 800 miles.
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I would have to consider

I would have to consider something like that too.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:31 AM   #8
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Here is a good email I just

Here is a good email I just got awhile ago from James Dunn. It looks like I may have a spot. I'm heading to Pennsylvania sometime in February(?) to make some final preparations. Don't want to give too much away in case the forum has "eyes and ears". PM me for more details. Here's the email:
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Larry - We will have a "Fun" entry category which could accommodate you.

More details in about 10 days.

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-----Original Message-----
From: LARRY TROWBRIDGE [mailto:larry631@verizon.net]
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 1:54 AM
To: Dunn, James
Subject: RE: 2006 Tour de Sol

Hi Jim,
Is there any way I could modify my car to comply with the requirements?
If not, is there a way I could compete, such as following all of the
strict requirements that everyone else does, without actually being
eligible for a prize? For me the Tour de Sol is more about the learning
experience than anything. Thanks.
Larry Trowbridge
On 12/21/2005 11:01:46 PM, Dunn, James (jdunn@ctc.org) wrote:
> Larry - We have not ruled it out totally, but looks somewhat unlikely.
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> Jim
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: LARRY TROWBRIDGE [mailto:larry631@verizon.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:58 PM
> To: Dunn, James
> Subject: 2006 Tour de Sol
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> Hi Jim,
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> I heard that there may not be a category for cars like my Saturn or
other
> more everyday type cars in next
> year's rally. Is this true or have I heard wrong? Since it's only a
few
> months away I wanted to know for planning purposes. Thanks.
>
> Larry Trowbridge
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When I think of something

When I think of something cool, I'll pm you, busy now though with this damn holiday.
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