My sympathies... Must be way harder after you build the body yourself. Do you have a mold at least?
Nah, I was planning to make rear fender molds when I got back. The nose parts I have molds for (me and Curtis do, that is).
Looks like you didn't have a roll of duct tape with you. That may have been tempting fate
Did so! Three rolls of it. I intended to reduce radiator intake area as I plugged along, but life happened and I never got around to it (see photo).
Your hardcore, that's great. We're having major flooding here on the east coast, the remnants of another hurricane. Did you miss out on that fun or can we look forward to more stories about this trip?
Oh, there was plenty of fun involved in getting as far as I did, but I finished the trip by air. I was in PA last weekend, the weather was pretty nice then.
Your claiming GPS, but I think you need the logging roads just to make progress because of all the attractive women wanting to warm you up on the regular routes.
I am pleased to report that the streamlined body does not inhibit conversation. I had wondered if the Locost body was just so cute it was irresistible and if the Lalo body might make folks more standoffish. Nope, it still takes an hour to stop for gas, and yup, women are more interested than men...or at least more willing to show interest. Men, young men in particular, seem a bit too cool to ask much but "How fast does it go?" whereas women occasionally ask things that make me blush.
Anyway, I'm fine, but indeed my pride took a hit. It was more of a preflight problem than a driving skill problem, but I'm responsible for both.