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« on: April 06, 2004, 07:42:11 PM »
WOO-HOO!!! :onfire:  It's finally confirmed.  May 15th is Open Track Day at Sandia Motorsports Park here in Albuquerque.  Along with the event will be an RMCB5/CB5 GTG sponsored by yours truly. There's already some of you guys planning to attend... :lookround:  :cool:  Here's the schedule (well, it's what I want to do, anyway - suggestions are welcome):

Day 1, Friday May 14th:
Friday evening "hello everyone" burger grill at my place, followed by a trip to the Albuquerque drag strip - Let's see how your chipped cars stack up against my stock ECU! :P  :lol:  Dragstrip fee is about $10.

Day 2, Saturday May 15th: www.sandiamotorsports.com
Track Day.  Gates open at 8:00 AM, entry fee is $70. Track time wil start after the driver's meeting, and goes until the organizers get tired and go home, which is usually about 4:00.  You need a helmet, and your car shouldn't leak fluids.  Make sure your brake pads, rotors, tires, and "head" are in top shape.  Swap out for higher-performance "track pads" (e.g. Hawk HP+, HPS, or your favorite brand) if you can.
Please Note:  This is NOT a sanctioned "driver education" event, so if you crunch your car on the track, your insurance is not going to cover it.  So don't race - just enjoy driving the track and learning.

Saturday Night - Kelly's brew pub after the track, for a few really good local brews and possibly food.  Or we can just go back to my house and grill again - BYOM - there's a great fresh meat market near my house.

Day 3, Sunday, May 16th:
A nice late-morning drive along the backroads through the Jemez Mtns to Santa Fe.  Bring your swimsuits as there are hotsprings on the way - if we have time and they aren't too crowded. Lunch at the Oasis Cafe in Santa Fe. Then, if you want to head on back to Colorado, you're an hour closer to home.  Everyone is welcome to scatter or come back to ABQ and hang out at my house as late Sunday as you care to.

I can put up 3 to 5 people, depending on sleeping preferences.  (Pat - you're staying at my place, right?)  There's room for 2 - 5 tents in the backyard depending on how big they are.

Will post links to my house as well as local accomodations as soon as we get a better idea of who's coming. Everybody Come!  I'd love to see 20+ cars lined up in my neighborhood!!!

Bring FRS radios and comfy folding chairs.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 07:51:57 PM »
ROAD TRIP!!!  8)  Im their! I have to be in Arazona the next week monday or tuesday. So I have to go that way any way.
Now im just waiting for every one else to chime in!

Im so excited I cant wait.

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 07:51:57 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2004, 07:59:04 PM »
Maybe I can head down Friday after work and then back Saturday night.  I am already commited to VWOTG on the 16th.  I would still like to come down if I can make it work.

Thanks for putting this together Rusty!

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2004, 08:17:36 PM »
Yay, finally an official announcement. Hey Rusty, I'm planning to come down with Pat in his car.. don't think I'm bringing mine. But mayyybe I could be convinced. Can I crash with you too? I don't care where I sleep..I'm sorta like one of the guys, only I have boobs. ;)
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004, 12:56:11 AM »
this could be really fun.. Is it alright if some of the new guys show up??? I would like to take my ghetto car to the track with you fancy guys..

So how far is this fron Denver?

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2004, 01:53:20 AM »
I would like to go!  The only thing that is tentative is whether Carla can get the time off.  I have my own tent and camping equipment.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2004, 01:56:25 AM »
I'd love to go except Lisa graduates that weekend... :)
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2004, 10:27:07 AM »
:D YEAAAHHH!!!
What time do you guys want to leave Denver?  I'm flexible, but was thinking early- to maybe mid-afternoon.  Count me in for the whole weekend.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2004, 01:24:12 PM »
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:D YEAAAHHH!!!
What time do you guys want to leave Denver?  I'm flexible, but was thinking early- to maybe mid-afternoon.  Count me in for the whole weekend.


Patty you're talking about leaving on Thursday right? I guess I'll be leaving whatever time you say. I can get off work and stay the whole weekend...
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2004, 01:41:58 PM »
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...Can I crash with you too? ...

Yeah, that'd be great!

Quote from: "Eric18T"
Is it alright if some of the new guys show up???

Of COURSE!!!! Everybody's invited.

So far we have 2 at my house, Pat and Amanda, so our extra beds are spoken for.   There's the living room sofa left, and a child or two in my son's room, and then there's the floor if you bring a mattress, and the yard with room for tents.

Just in case you're allergic - warning: we have four kitties.

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...So how far is this fron Denver?

about 6 hours cruising between 80-90
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2004, 02:31:24 PM »
I was thinking of leaving Denver on Friday, but we'll have to see how things are going and decide in a couple weeks.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2004, 02:54:32 PM »
Hmmm....this could be fun...I'll have to see what's up with my life at that time. I couldn't leave until Friday...
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2004, 03:10:29 PM »
Im pleased to announce that im takeing aplacations for an attractive female co-driver, the ideal canadate should be 5' 6" and have.... Ahh who am I kidding... If anyone would like to ride to the New Mexico GTG/ Track day's let me know I would like to have company for the drive.

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2004, 03:51:37 PM »
If we hook up for the drive as a group, I have two radios on hand (the third- a Kenwood is still out there in RMCB5 land somewhere).  I think it would be really fun.  Chime in on the idea.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2004, 04:12:45 PM »
I think that 2 way radios would be a must for the trip, especially when we get down into New Mexico where cell coverage gets spotty.

I think I have 3 on had but ill have to check.

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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2004, 07:31:22 PM »
I too plan on being at VWOTG so I won't be able to go.  Besides, my bank account will be empty from the last time I drove really fast.  My court date is May 12th.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2004, 11:53:15 PM »
I'm gonna go too. I have not been working for couple of months so I have plenty of time. Rusty I would be then crashing on floor in your house if it's OK.
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2004, 04:52:17 AM »
Rusty thanks for posting this....it got Boris to come out and post!  I'm going to see what is planned a twork and see if I cannot plan for a week of work down there before or after.  If so i'll plan on stayin with at a hotel.

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2004, 12:41:58 PM »
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I too plan on being at VWOTG so I won't be able to go.  Besides, my bank account will be empty from the last time I drove really fast.  My court date is May 12th.


Did I miss something!  What happened?  

OK, Court GTG on May 12th!   :D   Do ya think it would help.  HAHA.
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2004, 01:05:10 PM »
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Did I miss something!  What happened?  


Dave, see about half way down on page 3:
http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=681&start=60

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2004, 01:29:16 PM »
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I'm gonna go too. I have not been working for couple of months so I have plenty of time. Rusty I would be then crashing on floor in your house if it's OK.


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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2004, 01:34:29 PM »
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I too plan on being at VWOTG so I won't be able to go.  Besides, my bank account will be empty from the last time I drove really fast.  My court date is May 12th.


Did I miss something!  What happened?  

OK, Court GTG on May 12th!   :D   Do ya think it would help.  HAHA.


Court GTG!  I love it!!!

Darn timing.  If I could control the track day, I'd change the date.  I hate that some of you are missing this because of VWOTG... darn, dangit, dadgum, dang ol'...
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2004, 01:04:37 AM »
See guys, I told you Boris is still around! :D
For those newbies that don't know Boris yet, be prepared.  This will not be a boring trip!  Guaranteed action. :cool:
Can't wait....
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2004, 01:12:40 AM »
HAHA! Nor a slow one!
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2004, 02:25:35 AM »
Hrmmmm, will have to see what I have going on that weekend, sounds like it could be fun!!  How far are you from Roswell ? I wanna go see Aliens too!  J/K, have an old high school friend that teaches down there, maybe I can go see her and her family also if I can make it down there  :D

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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2004, 04:57:59 AM »
This could turn out to be one hell of a fun trip... :cool:

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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2004, 04:14:59 PM »
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... How far are you from Roswell ?...


About 4 to 4-1/2 hrs.  One guy at work said he made it in three, once...
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2004, 04:17:56 PM »
That reminds me Rusty is all of your floor space taken up?
If so ill start looking for cheep hotel rooms.

Thanks Greg
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2004, 04:26:55 PM »
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That reminds me Rusty is all of your floor space taken up?
If so ill start looking for cheep hotel rooms.

Thanks Greg


Heh, heh - there's plenty of floor space!
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2004, 04:38:48 PM »
Then ill plan on takeing up a 6'x4' section of it. :lol:
Thanks Rusty

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