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Future Road Run

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8:00 pm
August 15, 2005


CharlieV

Sunny Surrey

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posts 1159

Suggested future road run……

Did this one in June with my son as co-driver. ~800 km. Took ~10 hours with a few stops. Good marathon run.

From Surrey up Hwy 1 to Spences Bridge. Then Hwy 8 to Merritt. What a beautiful road. Lots of banked corners – some off camber – with clear open road (aka – well above the speed limit). However, only 56 km long. Then from Merritt to Princeton down Hwy 5A. Another great road. Many sections were repaved so the road was fairly smooth. This one is a little short too at ~95 km long. Lots of high speed corners. Puts a big smile on any Porsche owner's face. Princeton to Hope and the freeway grind to Surrey.

Charlie, 1982 911 Targa – Rosie 

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9:38 pm
August 15, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

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posts 1305

Sounds like a lot of fun. :) Sounds very much like the Salmon Arm –> Revelstoke –> NaKusp —> Vernon —> Armstrong —> Salmon Arm run we just did a few weeks ago.

If anything, it sounds like part of your route would have been the "coming home" leg we'd rather have been on, rather than the highways all the way back.

FYI, we're looking at organizing a Duffy Lake run to get up to Whistler (not sure if it will be "official" or not, just emailed Bob about it), on the Friday, so if you're interested, stay tuned.

I'm probably going to go out this coming Saturday to do a quick scout of the run to make sure the route is good, and figure out where the best "photo opp" stops are. We're looking at having a bunch of the US folks join us (some of the same ones from the Roundup we just attended).

All in all, it should be a fun way to get up to Whister, and a great start for an even greater weekend. :)

Anyone else interested in joining in the trip?

…jeff

7:36 pm
August 17, 2005


CharlieV

Sunny Surrey

Member

posts 1159

Will be going to Whistler with family on Thursday. But, will join you folks somewhere along the way. Please confirm your route and direction. Also, approx. times and I will meet you – perhaps at Lilloet if you are heading west along Duffy Lake road.

Thanks.

Charlie, 1982 911 Targa – Rosie 

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10:02 pm
August 17, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

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posts 1305

I think I'm going to head out on Saturday for a dry run of the tour to see where we go, times, etc., and will arbitrarily firm up the route.

Anyone want to join me early Saturday morning for a dry run of the trip?

2:02 pm
August 18, 2005


Owain

Driving in the rain

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posts 365

Hi Charlie,

That's a run we did last year (? year before?) when Doug Zielke was the tour coordinator. Deffinitely a great run! IIRC, we stopped for lunch at Merritt. I think we had 10-15 cars that day, pretty good turn-out for that sort of thing.

That evil Don Burnett made me drive his 300 hp 944 Turbo for one leg (this was when I had an '84 944, no turbo). It was the begining of the end…

Another great drive we did a couple of years ago was a trip out the #3 to Osoyoos. After lunch a couple of us went south and back along the #20 through northern Wash. Great road, winding up into the mountains and down the other side, as I'm sure Jeff can attest, having done it last weekend in the opposite direction.

I wish gas was cheaper…

Owain

'87 944 Turbo

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2:13 pm
August 18, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

Just use diesel…. that turbo will burn anything, won't it?

Either that, or bring along a hose and some mouthwash. :P

5:04 pm
August 18, 2005


Owain

Driving in the rain

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posts 365

[quote="jeff_grant"]

Either that, or bring along a hose and some mouthwash. :P

Hey! Don't tell everyone my plan or we'll have to stop at every mall parking lot on the route! ;P

Owain

'87 944 Turbo

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8:56 pm
August 18, 2005


CharlieV

Sunny Surrey

Member

posts 1159

#3 to Osoyoos. After lunch a couple of us went south and back along the #20 through northern Wash.

Agree, this is a very good run.

Price of gas…..as I responded to a fellow at the gas station the other night when he quetioned the need for expensive premium gas in the P-car, when driving a P-car, it is worth every penny. But, I agree….each fill up starts to add up and it is getting expensive to "feed the fun".

Did a short road run after work tonight through some of the few twisty back roads in Langley/Abbotsford. I'm still smiling.

Charlie, 1982 911 Targa – Rosie 

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2:35 am
August 19, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

I hear ya… just got back from Whistler to clear the head… there IS something incredibly therapeutic about the whole thing, you know?

And I agree about the gas price thing… 94 all the way… It's just the cost of doing business.

I'm just glad I work out of the house and don't have to commute, other than the occasional 20 block trip downtown.

1:30 pm
August 22, 2005


susanrsa

Admin

posts 176

I missed that Osoyoos run the last time ….. yes, I admit it – the day started out wet and miserable and shutting down the alarm and going back to sleep seemed the right thing to do!

I think I'm hooked on the touring thing and it would make a nice Saturday run in September perhaps, including crossing the line and coming back the way Owain mentioned ………. the 17th anyone?

1:35 pm
August 22, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

I'd love to… but my folks are coming out from Ontario and we're taking off on an Alaskan cruise on the morning of the 18th.

Unless I can convince my dad to come along, if he's interested. Mind you, I'm not sure he'd fit in the car… you see, he makes ME look small. ;)

A shorter trip on that Saturday would work out well for me, personally… even just up to Whistler for lunch or something… that way I could attend and not worry about taking TOO much time.

My wife and mother could follow in the support vehicle.

10:31 pm
August 22, 2005


Owain

Driving in the rain

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posts 365

[quote="susan"]I missed that Osoyoos run the last time ….. yes, I admit it – the day started out wet and miserable and shutting down the alarm and going back to sleep seemed the right thing to do!

Yeah, well I think our organiser for that event, Lance "Hey, isn't this my exit" Mason, wishes he had stayed in bed that day, too. I think the rest of us had a good time, though :)

I think the roads were wet when we left Van, but it was dry all the way to Ososoos where it was hot. The high pass on the #20 on the way back was rainy and cold for a short bit, but that was all. It was a great day for a drive (for most of us), sorry you missed it.

[quote="susan"]

I think I'm hooked on the touring thing and it would make a nice Saturday run in September perhaps, including crossing the line and coming back the way Owain mentioned ………. the 17th anyone?

Isn't the September BBC on the 17th?…(not sure)

Owain

'87 944 Turbo

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9:38 am
August 24, 2005


susanrsa

Admin

posts 176

Lance's mishap was too sad to mention, still remember grimacing at the photos.

I'll check those dates.

Susan

Two more sleeps to the Duffy Lake Road!! Are you coming with us Owain?


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