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  1. #1
    71FordGuy Guest

    Default Trip from Salem, OR to Fort Worth, TX

    Howdy:

    Here in about a week I am going to be driving from the Salem area of Oregon to Fort Worth, Texas. I want to find one person to share the ride and cost of fuel.

    Because of snow and cold weather, I am taking a southern route which means I am travelling south on I-5 down to the Bakersfield, CA area and then heading east on I-40 until Needles where I'll then get onto I-10. (I refuse to drive into the Los Angeles area.)

    The car is a 1971 Ford LTD Convertible that gets 18 MPG on the highway. Bucket front seats with a large rear seat and a large trunk. New tires, good maintenance, a solid car. But keep in mind it is an old car and a convertible. It's fairly comfortable, but nothing like a modern car.

    I have no set schedule and am flexible on travel times and dates. I will not be sleeping in hotels, only resting in the car. If you want a hotel room, you pay for it, I'll sleep in the car. Or we may split th cost depending on how my money holds out.

    Questions? Contact me and let's work something out.

    Thanks,
    -Steve
    Last edited by 71FordGuy; 12-03-2005 at 08:50 PM.

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    Default Still need a route connector

    Quote Originally Posted by 71FordGuy
    which means I am travelling south on I-5 down to Bakersfield, CA and then heading east on I-40. I refuse to drive into the Los Angeles area.
    Welcome to the Forum, we hope you get a good hook-up here. One thing -- there is no intersection of the I-40 with the I-5 anywhere near Bakersfield. The closest those come together is at Barstow (you will need to travel east on SR-58) And the liklihood that you will hit snow on I-40 is ~ 95%, so throttle it back and take it easy.

    Mark

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    RoadTripper Brad Guest

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    Hopefully they'll get their act together and link I-40 to I-5 and CA 99... seems that there's a opportunity for a great bypass of the Los Angeles area if they'd only extend I-40
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 12-03-2005 at 06:55 PM. Reason: good neighbor rules

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    Default Never gonna happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Cascadia4-brad m
    Hopefully they'll get their act together and link I-40 to I-5 and CA 99... seems that there's a opportunity for a great bypass of the Los Angeles area if they'd only extend I-40
    Brad, why would the highway system want to bypass where all of the traffic is going? I can't imagine much need for such a link-up in our lifetime.

    mark

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    71FordGuy Guest

    Default Yep, I know...

    I realize that I-40 is not directly connected to I-5. Left out the secondary roads for brevity.

    -Steve

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