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So, if you pre-register and join the drive for one or two legs only in the middle of the route, do you still get the infamous swag bag?
I've gone the past two MTTS for varying lengths and there has been a registration tent with attendees joining the fun and receiving their goodie bags at each stop along the way. I don't see why this time should be any different.
I live out in the Utah west desert, so I plan on meeting up with the group in West Wendover, Nevada, and riding along across the Utah desert to Salt Lake City. Hopefully we can race on the Bonneville Salt Flats while we are out there. Looks like fun!
This is one I put together for the Blue Ridge Parkway Tour (looks better in Google Docs, but I just copied and pasted):
BRP Tour 2014
Tips & Tricks
Things to bring:
some cash in case we run into a cash only place or to buy THMMC stuff
FRS/GMRS radios tuned to channel 20/20
smartphone charging cables
a spare tire if you have one
an air pump if you have one
a tire patch kit (especially if you do not have runflat tires)
jacket/sweatshirt for cool mornings
a spare towel (always have your towel)
walking/hiking shoes if not worn when driving
motion sickness medicine for passengers
folding lawn chair
cameras cause we love photos and video
cooler full of drinks and snacks (cheaper than stores and easy to grab a fresh one when we stop at an overlook)
To do before you depart:
check tire pressures
check oil level
check coolant level
attend to any maintenance that will be due (the BRPT will rack up a good 500 miles plus whatever it takes for you to get there and get home - could easily be 1,000 miles)
make sure SD cards for cameras are not full
wash your MINI (ok, not necessary, but if you are doing this event you probably suffer from Obssessive Compulsive MINI Disorder - OCMD - and will do this anyway)
To do during the event:
Get lots of pictures and video
Despite the rush at times, take time to enjoy the beauty of the BRP
Look out for wildlife
Clean your MINI at every opportunity OR refuse to clean your MINI the whole trip