|Anthony Welsch||CF-LR||Keith Hunwick||CF-LR|
|Mike Gallion||RF-O||CF-O||Bill Llewellin||RF-I|
There was no Stage 3, that was me trying Stage 4 with my IDPA pistol so that score isn't counted toward my total. Thanks to Lizzie for putting this spreadsheet together. Also it's fun to shoot at a range frequented by the wealthy as the ground is littered with once-fired brass.
Derrik Cecil gave us a fine lecture on the use of tourniquets and other first aid one might need on a really bad day at the range. Very edifying as it even included treatment of sucking chest wounds. Just the thing to go with the emergency first aid kit I won.
I caught everyone Sunday morning at breakfast and joined in the discussion about the future of GBR then decided to skip the simulation shooting at Reno Guns and Range and just hit the road. Made it all the way to Rock Springs where I missed my exit in the dark, came back, fouled up my carefully written directions, couldn't find the Super 8 motel I was looking for and wound up staying at the Motel 6.
NOTE to travelers: If you just need a room for the night, for about $10 more, Super 8 beats the pants off Motel 6 with free Wi-Fi and morning food. Of course if all you need is a bed and a shower, Motel 6 will fill the bill.
Speeds coming back were right up there with the speeds going out, in the upper 70's all the way until I decided to try Google's recommendation of US 287 from Larimie to Ft Collins. 287 was 70 mph with 3 lanes, 2 uphill and 1 down hill so not too bad until:
1. Owl Canyon road which allows you to skip driving through Ft. Collins turned out to be dirt so I passed it up, and
2. 287 into Ft Collins is under some major construction so average speeds for about 20 miles ran to about 15 mph. 25 miles shorter sure, but WAY slower. Should have gone with Owl Canyon.
3. All that plus heavy traffic on I25 and municipal traffic cut my average speed from Rock Springs to home to 67.5 mph.
4. The 6 cyl Camaro gets 30 mpg at 85 mph with the A/C off, and 28.6 mpg with the A/C on.