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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I know you guys all wish I'd come but it's just not going to happen. At over nine hours it'll be a hell of a drive, and at 500 miles I would have to break a personal record to get there on a tank!

Spotter suggested i go through Midland but that would add 200 miles, 6 hours and a ferry ride.

Excuses, excuses. I'd drive four hours for this if i didn't have to work the next morning. Anyway. Maybe we can have another later on. Fall cookout in the Twin Cities (or something not nine hours away)? Maybe something next spring or summer?

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I'm game for something like that, wait till it warms up a bit so we all get better MPG on the trip there

Metro, I work in Bay city right by the water, if you are ever in the area let me know. I would be glad to hang out or grab a bite to eat.

One of my new coworkers (does marketing stuff) lives in Ontario and comes back and forth 3-4 times a month. he was complaining that his MPG was bad..... my solution was to mod his car like mine

he thought I would not make it over the border/ be stopped by the first cop. Is Canada that messed up?

I then recommended small mods, like MPG gauge and smooth wheel covers . will see how long he complains.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Its 120 miles to South bend from here. iI would be interesting to meet up.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Spotter- I never had a problem in Canada. The border crossing was fine going in, a bit lengthy coming back, but no strip search or anything. I think the traffic behind me was making the U.S. guards want to see me gone.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Tony, if you can avoid the traffic in the Windy City, 120 miles ain't bad. Should be about two and half hours? Hope you can make it, even if it is just for the day.
  • JethroBodine is planning on arriving Monday afternoon and will be camping overnight.
  • WeatherSpotter will be here noon-ish on Monday and will be camping overnight.
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TC,

Yes it would be a fun day. It's interstate the whole way, then exit at us 20. Need a rear brake job, adjusters are stuck, hope to get it done Saturday. The coast down tests would be interesting.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Sounds like a fun time. We're about an hour from the Mississippi river. I'll have Jethro give us a report on Tuesday.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Looked at the weather today and it looks like we might have another visitor, Hurricane Isaac. Any news from your area, TC?

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