Nice analysis, 113.
On the live tracking, why are there 2 blue lines sometimes that diverge (such as at the start in Huntington Beach)? Is one the planned route and the other the actual route of the RV? Or Rob himself?
Reason I ask is that there are some odd time stamps on the second day (May 14).
According to the tracking map, Rob must have run up the Santa Ana River Bike Trail from Huntington Beach to Corona. That should be expected. It's a straight route for 29.5 miles with no traffic or intersections and it goes under all freeways. But the time stamps are all on that Santa Ana Bike Trail, and so they must be where Rob is AND NOT THE RV. It is not possible to have a vehicle on that Santa Ana Bike Trail, and certainly not a big RV. I repeat. Absolutely impossible to have an RV on that bike path for those miles. It is closed and blocked to all vehicular traffic. And there is no road that runs beside it the entire way. Also, the bike trail crosses the Santa Ana River several times on footbridges that would collapse under the weight of any vehicle.
But if the time stamps on the tracking map represent Rob and not the RV, then there's some funny business going on once Rob gets to Riverside a few hours later on the morning of May 14. He takes Magnolia Ave from Corona to Riverside, then turns right on Arlington and right onto Alessandro. After going up the steep hill on Alessandro, the time stamps jump back and forth to the east and west near the major junction with Trautwein in Riverside. And the blue lines zig zag back and forth.
He starts up Alessandro at 10:00:08am. But suddenly 12 minutes later at 10:12:09, he is 3 miles up Alessandro (which includes a long, 2-mile steep uphill gaining hundreds of feet of elevation) and then at 10:36:35 a little further east on Alessandro. But then at 10:48:03, the time stamp backtracks a mile to the west on Alessandro to a point near the top of the long hill. And then 47 minutes later at 11:35:14, the time stamp is only about a few hundred feet further to the east of the 10:48 time stamp. There is no place to park a big RV on the side of the road there. You would be blocking an entire lane of traffic on a major busy boulevard. And then the time stamps proceed the direction that they should east on Alessandro at 11:50:12, 12:02:59, 12:14:57, etc.
So do the time stamps represent Rob or the RV? No way the time stamps are the RV on the Santa Ana Bike Trail. But no way the time stamps are Rob running back and forth so erratically on Alessandro a few hours later.