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Old 11-24-2008, 06:36 PM   #16
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Nice job! Do have a version that comes with the money??
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #17
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this thing is great i have no idea how to use excell but this is easy. now to plan the next trip
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:05 AM   #18
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I guess I'm different than most------most of the time I don't know where I'm going till I get there.

I remember one time I got pulled over by a local cop and after a few questions he asked me where I was going----I just smiled and told the truth---"I don't know".

He didn't like that at all---!!! Told me I was a smart *%$#@!

So-------if ever asked--make up something.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:40 PM   #19
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Thanks WQ,

This next year I will be traveling and this will help with planning. Every little bits helps then again maybe I don't want to know the cost
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:06 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by WQFTruckster

too cold to ride + bored engineer = fun with excel spreadsheets

No shit! Nice job, I work with a bunch of geologists and engineers that use spreadsheets to schedule taking a crap. I drive them insane with my "cowboy" approach to getting things done by doing and working through the plan as I go.

My travel philosophy is much like BigDog's : I got $$$ & time lets go.

Not bashing your tool at all (downloaded it already, may even use it) as it's a good one, just saying bored engineer = spreadsheet gymnastics
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:15 AM   #21
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Very Nice

Thanks for the resource
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:43 PM   #22
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I just opened v3 with OpenOffice and everything looks fine. The graphs update and the notes show.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:34 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by brianjonesphoto
Nicely done! Would it be possible to add a field for a second bikes average fuel? It would make it a little slicker for a couple traveling together on 2 bikes

Just thought I'd let you guys know, I finally got around to adding "2 bike" functionality. Check out v4 on my site.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:26 PM   #24
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good job.. could come in handy for sure.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:34 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by WQFTruckster
Please, let me know what you think.
I don't use a spreadsheet for Trip Planning, but I do use one during the trip to log all my expenses so that I can pass that info along to others.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:17 PM   #26
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Great, Now I know how much my trip will cost and I don't think I want to go. Just kidding.
May I suggest total cost per mile traveled?
That way you can have a contest to see who's the cheapest bastard on the road.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:27 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by WQFTruckster
Please, let me know what you think.
Great job, and thanks for sharing! v4 opened and operated great in excell and openoffice. Now to plan that trip to Mexico... which, due to a recent business venture to China by a compadre, may end up being an adventure to MONGOLIA! If I can quote(somewhat) a recent voicemail... " Mongolia... (followed by several seconds of silence, then a giggle) Mexico ain't %$#@!"

Thanks again!
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:05 PM   #28
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I'm a cheap bastard, and I like this thing... but since I'm one to hardly plan, it's a little hard for me to use.

How can I possibly know in advance my average cost for food? How can I know the percentage of times I'm going to camp?

For me, this is the kind of tool to use once you get home from a trip.

I like the inclusion of one-time costs and maintenance costs.

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:02 PM   #29
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Thanks for sharing

I use Excel on a daily basis and you did a great job thinking thru the spreadsheet.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-16-2008, 10:17 AM   #30
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Awesome Tool!!!!

Thank you for sharing this
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