Old 09-07-11, 11:04 AM
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I chose to ship after the trip; others argue for riding home. In your case, I'd ship before the trip and ride back, for two reasons. First, you've got the hard stop of her graduation past you, rather than looming. Second, you wouldn't need to worry about pass closures and late winter storms as much by leaving later. Of course, you could argue that one either way.

That assumes you can modify your route eastbound to come further north. If you're going through SC, summer heat is going to be a b**** compared to the spring.

Headwinds are against you either way. There's only a difference if you ride at 30,000 feet.
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