Road Trips

John Allain allain at
Mon Jan 30 20:55:37 CST 2006

> This is a bit preliminary, but the time is right to start fishing for
> deliveries.

Hi William,
   A bit preliminary here too.  It would be nice to not have
   to ignore some offerings in California.
   State your terms and I'll keep my options open.
   It might be nice to give periodic status reports,
   like 'still free, half full, last chance', etc.
   Yup, interested.

John A.

----- Original Message -----
From: William Donzelli <aw288 at>
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: Road Trips

> > WOW!  3100 miles... that's like the max that you could do in the
> > states.  Did you get the system in Maine and drive it to San Diego?
> OK, lightweights - I have done the cross county trip several times now,
> and a few from NY to TX, NY to TN, and countless trips from NY to IL. The
> most stressful was not far - NY to OH, but I had to do the round trip
> three times in six days, hauling crap. I have also done at least a few
> 500+ mile trips with less than a days notice.
> Which brings up the next cross country trip...
> Some of you folks know the deal. Every year I try to make a cross county
> trip in early May. In order to fund the trip, I haul large things for
> people. I have a van and a flatbed trailer, so I can take fairly large
> items like six foot minicomputers. Things that ride on the trailer are
> completely wrapped in a thick cacoon of plastic, tape and shrinkwrap, and
> is watertight.
> My trip starts in NY (Hudson Valley region) and takes me to both the Bay
> Area and LA. I can pick up or drop off just about anywhere along the way,
> and can even go a bit out of the way (last year was down to KY, I could
> even pick up in MA). There will be a definite stop in Boulder, CO.
> Prices? Cheap! Well, relatively cheap. Gas is going to really sting this
> year, so my rates may need to go up. Cheaper than the freight company,
> with "grey glove" service, anyway. Remember, I collect big computers as
> well, and bashed in parts due to shipping really bother me!
> This is a bit preliminary, but the time is right to start fishing for
> deliveries. I would leave NY sometime around mid-April, and return in
> mid-May.
> If interested, please contact me off list.
> William Donzelli
> aw288 at

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