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« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2005, 08:35:48 PM »
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I was thinking of keeping the drive less than 250 miles, which would be about 3 - 4 hours of actual driving, giving us time for a good lunch break.


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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2005, 08:40:32 PM »
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I was thinking of keeping the drive less than 250 miles, which would be about 3 - 4 hours of actual driving, giving us time for a good lunch break.


Wuss. Go big or go home.

+1 for Andrew's suggestion.


-2 for my suggestion... LOL  I have no qualms with a long drive... so who else is up for the idea?

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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2005, 08:40:32 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2005, 08:42:49 PM »
:wink: As I said, my head is going to explode so I have to do something :lol:
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2005, 08:45:21 PM »
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:wink: As I said, my head is going to explode so I have to do something :lol:


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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2005, 08:47:49 PM »
I'm in for the drive, but don't think I'd want to do more than 250 miles or so.
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« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2005, 08:50:05 PM »
Well being that it is the Summer in Colorado, planning a LOOOONG  trip with a number of cars might be hard, Especially with heat, and construction. Not sure if any of the routes will be under construction this summer, but it is something to think about.

However, you could do a good lng route that offers bail out points for people that can't do the whole drive.

I think you should drive to Durango via Southern Colorado, up towards Grand Junction and back...in ONE DAY! :)

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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2005, 08:52:36 PM »
Dude. Vegas.


...just kidding. My wife and I did RMNP in about 250. It was nice drive. We went up through Winter Park and out Estes Park.
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« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2005, 09:27:27 PM »
Keep those suggestions coming, I like what I am seeing! :)
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« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2005, 01:50:26 AM »
Im in for around 250  :)
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« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2005, 02:20:11 AM »
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Im in for around 250  :)


Depending on the road, that's only...like...a little over 2 hours  :lol:
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« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2005, 10:38:13 AM »
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Im in for around 250  :)


Depending on the road, that's only...like...a little over 2 hours  :lol:


 8O  :twisted:

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« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2005, 01:37:08 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2005, 01:40:22 PM »
Around 250 mile drive would be cool!  As long as Pat and Jason dont cause more than a few accidents ;)
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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2005, 10:28:45 PM »
I'm down for something around 250 too.

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« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2005, 01:26:23 PM »
Okay, lets start talking about some route planning... something that we can start about 8:30 or so and hit up a good eatery along the way... and in the 250 mile range.  A lot of us have done the Estes route several times, so I would like to do something a little different.
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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2005, 10:18:45 PM »
i'm 95% in if we do it on a sunday and keep it around 250 miles. I also think the RMNP, Winterpark, estes would be fun.. But then again i have only lived here 2 years so these places are second nature to me.


1 more thing. If you guys are going to be hauling ass, i will have to catch up when you guys stop. My car is pretty slow and i don't need any tickets right now..

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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2005, 10:23:35 PM »
It is good to get talking on this again.  I've done the Estes route several times myself, so it would be nice to do something else.  The problem is, naturally, that Colorado does have a lot of cool drives, i.e. scenic byways, but a lot of them are further out. I know one of the recommended drives is the Estes route, up through Nederland.  And then there's Mt. Evans: Idaho Springs has a couple of decent places to eat, if I remember correctly.  Maybe there's a back route down and around.  

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« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2005, 10:30:05 PM »
I am down.  Now I am just watching to see what you all decide.
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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2005, 11:20:40 PM »
I will put together a few route options this week and everyone can take a look at them.
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« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2005, 02:59:09 AM »
As long as it is a Sunday I am down for whatever.... but prefer 250.  

I want to come, hopefully we can make it on a sunday... hint hint
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« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2005, 09:37:26 AM »
Treffen!

Oh wait....that's August...my bad. Nevermind :twisted:
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« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2005, 05:48:23 PM »
Well, considering it's about 900 there and back for me, I vote for the 250.

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« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2005, 10:27:14 PM »
Rusy, you know you're always welcome here.  Who else am I going to play the third person game with? :wink:
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« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2005, 11:53:47 AM »
Well, I am in the middle of moving my girlfriend in this weekend, so I won't have time to look at route options.  Any suggestions are welcomed, and I will do some research next week.

My plan is to also provide Crispy Creme's and coffee at our designated meeting place in the morning... if that isn't reason enough to come then I don't know what is!
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« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2005, 11:59:30 AM »
Has anyone driven the new road from I-70 to Central City yet?
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« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2005, 01:30:34 PM »
Arr, there be a new road to the gambling establishments? Didn't know that!

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« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2005, 12:10:20 PM »
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Has anyone driven the new road from I-70 to Central City yet?


Ahh, good thought.  Any interest on taking the drive up through Aspen via Glenwood Springs, and back the twisty curvy way?

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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2005, 01:06:22 PM »
Sounds good to me, even though I don't know which way that is, or how long the drive is.  I'm starting to get the nagging feeling that we need speed groups, you know, the 20+ MPH Over Group, the 15+ MPH Over Group. I'm going to be in the Under 10 MPH Over Group.  

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« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2005, 01:20:59 PM »
That is one thing we should address.  I personally don't intend to drive excessivly.  In the past, that has just created issues between other drivers on the road, and people within the group.  Most people will have FRS radio's so that we can all stay in contact, and I would like to keep the group together.  What is everyone's thoughts on this issue?  I am sure we will be doing the 10 over thing...

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« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2005, 07:19:10 PM »
10 over sounds fine to me.  After all, it's a get together, not a stay apart.  hee-hee.

Jury's still out on whether I can actually come to this thing, but I will plan for it and hope for the best.

BTW Jason - you have a very nice car (M3).  I was the designated driver to get it to the track and back for the track day.  What an awesome, confidence-inspiring car.  Not enough headroom for me, but I think you chose well. *thumbs up*

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