Originally Posted by nylon2000
Hey all - I'll be there. I'm riding there (from NYC!) - I already left, and am making my way down the appelations now, then across as much of the TAT as I can before slabbing the final bit.
My +1 is smarter than I, so she's flying in.
As an American, you get extra bonus points for riding from NY. The international folks who "drive" or "ride" in from New Zealand, Australia, UK, Spain, etc are obviously in a category of their own.
Even I'm flying in from Los Angeles. Was going to drive my Land Cruiser, but going to meet up with some friends flying into Phoenix and splitting the cost of a rental car. Sadly the taxes on the economy car rental costs more than the rental for the car itself! I'm paying the equivalent of a 110% tax on the rental car! WTF! I pretty sure the big portion is the airport tax on the rental.