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2022 Colorado Color Run

Which week would you prefer for the Colorado Color run?

  • Sep 4-10

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Aug 14-20

    Votes: 7 63.6%
  • Other (please note preference below if voting other)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    11

Fix4Dirt

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sheesh! thats like CA prices! here we saw 7 for a tiny bit at a few select stations. fuel for the X, and other potential rig-to-be-obtained will have to be on hold for a while. this feels like storing a boat 🤣
 



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traveler

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According to GasBuddy the trip to get to and from Ouray (not including wheeling while there) is about 500 (Based on 10mpg while towing). I'm guessing about another 100+- for wheeling based on Brians quoted Ouray prices. While I have enough saved for that kind of expense it will definitely cut back on other luxuries like eating out, souvenirs, not to mention emergency expenses. I'll still make the trip if enough people are still planning on going. However, if the general consensus is to postpone or cancel, we may have to do that. Isn't there a Moab trip scheduled for the spring?
 






gmanpaint

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We hit the gas station daily while there. I don't think I have ever used less than a half tank/day when there.

Its a 12 tank trip Minimum there and back for me, then at least 4 tanks during the week (6 days) then fill up before heading out. Add $600+ for camping fees, then food/entertainment, and It's a bit much.

In 2020 I spent well over $700 on fuel, at around $2.50/gal. I only got to wheel one day as well. Takes 2 full days to get there, and another 2 full days to return. 2 hotel rooms to boot.


If your closer, this is a non issue for you. Carry on!
 






WormsExplorer

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Looking at this I may be able to make it. I know there are other coming from a lot farther away than myself but I just filled my Daily driver and it was $75 to fill it and that was only 15 1/2 gallons ish. Right not I will be a strong maybe for going.
 






traveler

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Will definitely miss those who won't be able to make it, though coming from such a distance and putting out over 1,000 just for fuel I can definitely understand why.
Can we get an update on who is and isn't going to make it, as best as possible?

Post up here if you are or aren't going (If you haven't already in the past week or so) or send me a PM and I'll start a list in the opening post for this thread. I'd like to get a rough number.
 






timtimtimajim

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At this point it's looking like I won't be making it now. Found metal chunks in the oil today. Don't currently have the funds or work space to swap the motor. If both of these things change then I'd be back in. Explorer runs well enough for me to trust it around town if I need it, but long distance I don't feel comfortable.
 






Paul

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Post up here if you are or aren't going. I'd like to get a rough number.

Count me out - - just too many competing priorities for August, and the cost of fuel not making it worth trying to get there (it's also pretty hard to pass Moab, even as good as Colorado trails are). . . Can't afford Moab either, for what it's worth. . .

Happy Trails.
 












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