DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

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DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by Vaialos » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:18 pm

Hi folks,

Plan was to cross-country trek with friends (and camp, but that's a secondary concern), buy gear in ~Reno, and proceed to BM. They've had to cancel due to a death in the family, however, so I'm in a bit of a bind.

How do you all recommend I proceed at this point? Ridesharing from DC is a pretty slim shot, this late in the game, and I don't want to drive cross-country myself (or with my own car). What do you all recommend? Should I fly into SanFran, Reno, Vegas, and try and catch a rideshare in there? Should I rent a car from one of those sites? Should I hold out hope for a hail-Mary rideshare? I'm trying not to go into full panic mode, but things are looking slightly grim.

Thanks! Please let me know if this is in the wrong forum.

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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by Elderberry » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:28 pm

Since you're already going into panic mode, I'd simply book a flight to Reno and rent a car there. This way, you'll be able to shop for supplies and whatnot too.
Vaialos wrote:Hi folks,

Plan was to cross-country trek with friends (and camp, but that's a secondary concern), buy gear in ~Reno, and proceed to BM. They've had to cancel due to a death in the family, however, so I'm in a bit of a bind.

How do you all recommend I proceed at this point? Ridesharing from DC is a pretty slim shot, this late in the game, and I don't want to drive cross-country myself (or with my own car). What do you all recommend? Should I fly into SanFran, Reno, Vegas, and try and catch a rideshare in there? Should I rent a car from one of those sites? Should I hold out hope for a hail-Mary rideshare? I'm trying not to go into full panic mode, but things are looking slightly grim.

Thanks! Please let me know if this is in the wrong forum.

-J
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by chandlerstewart » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:58 pm

Hey dude - got room for 1 more from Vegas to burning man in my van if you're up for it. You'll be the 3rd. May get a 4th to bring gas costs down, may not.

I estimate gas Vegas - BM - Vegas to be about $400 ($50 each way if we are 4).

Though 3 may be better for space.

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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by Vaialos » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:27 pm

chandlerstewart wrote:Hey dude - got room for 1 more from Vegas to burning man in my van if you're up for it. You'll be the 3rd. May get a 4th to bring gas costs down, may not.

I estimate gas Vegas - BM - Vegas to be about $400 ($50 each way if we are 4).
Might take you up on it; will check for a few more opinions before I commit, but I appreciate it. Will coordinate details with you via PM.
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by discoguruinoz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Hey dude I know of a girl in sanfran who needs a ticket and is looking at driving in from there. If your friends aren't going and want too sell or gift a ticket she would be very keen to here from you. She has also offered to help people even if she cant get a ticket. let me know where your at and I will forward you her details. She also has a post in the rideshare board I think.
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by Vaialos » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:48 pm

They've already sold their tickets (quite quickly), but thanks for the info; I'll check the SFO rideshares. :)
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:27 pm

Would you find a passenger, or is that too late, too?
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by Vaialos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:33 pm

Not sure I understand; you're asking if I'd take on a passenger if I rented a car of my own?
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Re: DC -> BM; plans flopped, how best to re-plan?

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:39 am

Yeah, basically. I thought that people without rides might be more common than rides without people at this point.
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