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Old 05-28-2018, 02:14 PM
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@8enny8lack - wow, that was quick. Well done.

Thanks @jnolan. Thats on my list.

@mrjonger - ditto. Ive driven up the other side from Mt Whitney to Tahoe. That was a pretty drive but long and flat...and ended up with a ticket. I think they are pretty aggressive over there.
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@8enny8lack - wow, that was quick. Well done.

Thanks @jnolan. Thats on my list.

@mrjonger - ditto. Ive driven up the other side from Mt Whitney to Tahoe. That was a pretty drive but long and flat...and ended up with a ticket. I think they are pretty aggressive over there.
lol, yah, I REALLY like my GT3

I try to drive it every day, but its prolly 5/ week.
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Originally Posted by TheBruce View Post
@8enny8lack - wow, that was quick. Well done.

Thanks @jnolan. Thats on my list.

@mrjonger - ditto. Ive driven up the other side from Mt Whitney to Tahoe. That was a pretty drive but long and flat...and ended up with a ticket. I think they are pretty aggressive over there.
They are. Only ticket so far I've gotten in the P-car. Mono County.
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yup thats were I got mine. there are long rolling hills along the lake and they sit in the dips and tag you when you come over top.
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Wayne Smith and I are doing a similar drive, overnight June 5-6. Anyone wanting to join in, PM me.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:00 AM
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yup thats were I got mine. there are long rolling hills along the lake and they sit in the dips and tag you when you come over top.
Exact same thing. Zero traffic, good road, sunshine. Almost 500 bucks plus some classes.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:28 PM
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Put another 1k miles on my car with weekend. I had a wedding in LA and did half this route over again. If you only do 25>198 then jump on 5 in Coalinga it adds no extra time but is a heck of a lot more fun. Took 6.5hrs door to door. Outside temps were 108F so I took it a little easy when oil temp got up to 245F. Might be time for a 3rd radiator.

The best part is the lower half of 198 is freshly paved with no lines painted yet, so it feels like you are on a race track.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:15 PM
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I love CA-33. I first drove it a few years ago when I moved back to the Bay Area. I drove my Audi S4 from Milwaukee. I took a long route, stopped in Denver then went through Capital Reef park in Utah. If you ever get the chance thatís a fantastic drive. This was in December of 2014 and CA-33 was pretty dicey, lots of rock slides. I came across a guy in his Jetta who cracked open his oil pan. I couldnít pick him up as my car was stuffed with my belongings and neither of us had cell service.
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Man that looks like a beautiful drive!
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Yes, epic drive. However just last week I encountered a stretch of road work where they re-tarmac the surface. I was hoping to make a U and get on an alternate road, but cars were already backed up. To make it worse, they direct cars to go over the freshly repaved tarmac, and I wasn't happy. It was like driving over dirt road, but with black pebbles sandblasting the bottom of the car. Anyway my tires were imbedded with these black pebbles for about 5 miles before they finally dislodge. All that time I heard the rattling sound of these pebbles hitting the underbody. Upon arriving home, I put the car on jack stands to see how to clean it up, It wasn't pretty, the entire bottom was stuck with these tacky pebbles. I removed the wheel well covers and it was like a dump truck unloading their haul. I must have removed 10 pounds worth of these pebbles. I finally remove all the underbody covers, and use a pressure washer to clean everything up. I could understand public road works are a necessity, but in this case Caltran could have close the road and re-direct traffic instead of creating a mess for everybody. Admittedly I wasn't driving a truck in a rural area but I wouldn't want such a mess on my truck either if I happen to be driving one.
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Really looking forward to trying these routes out. Thanks TheBruce!
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epic photos!
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Iím gonna have to steal this idea, but with no cell service or humans for a few miles Iím scared to trust my cars. Would an older car be able to survive (ie 356)?
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yeah the pics are insane nice job
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