By William Hall. Photos by the author and Derek Klein.
Our much anticipated crossing of the Continental Divide is upon us, and we could not have been luckier with the weather. It’s clear and mild, but the biggest road hazard is the snowmelt spray causing havoc with our windshields. None of the cars have working window sprayers”¦so instead we employ spray bottles directly onto the glass. It works remarkably well, and is a more effective delivery of the large quantities we are going through. The only downside to the sunlit ride is the temporary suspension of the Sludgecicle Challenge, another of the amusing competitions we have developed between the three cars to hang the largest icicle off the bumpers. Sadly, our hopes of delivering a pure Pacific Northwest icicle to the steps of the Cobo Center in Detroit will have to wait until next year.