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#101 Turbone

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:26 AM

Quick word of advice here for you guys caravaning.

 

Keep your distance, do not follow each other to closely.

The roads will be wet and stopping distances will increase.

 

A few years back a group of people were on their way to WCSS12(?) and something happened.

3 cars didnt make it to the show that year.



#102 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Good call Rob.
I've been rear-ended twice and really don't feel like having it happen again.
Ever. So lets keep following distances to the point you would if you were following someone you don't know, in the rain...

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#103 MR_Loyale

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Between JJ421 and myself we will have plenty of FRS radios. Radio channel list will be given out upon arrival at the rendezvous point.



#104 jj421

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:37 PM

Pretty well ready to go for tomorrow. Since it's gonna rain, I didn't bother much with cleaning the outside. I got a free car wash a couple weeks ago (found out my trunk doesn't seal 100%  :o), so it was already pretty clean. Vacuumed out the interior, played with my front end alignment a bit, and put some new oil in (along with a new oil filter). Also found a cassette-to-MP3 adapter, so I can listen to some Bohemian Rhapsody on the way there.  :headbang:

 

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Huge thanks to MR_Loyale! His professional soldering skills got my fog lights working again and my accessory wires on my battery shouldn't be an issue anymore. And thanks to him, I've got some super awesome, super useful LED lights in the back of my wagon! It appears as though we didn't put them at the same height, but it's only noticeable from the viewpoint in which I took the photo. They work perfectly in junction with my LED dome light.  :)

 

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Really looking forward to tomorrow, and this weekend! Hopefully the rain won't be too bad, since my tyres don't do so well in the pouring rain. Especially starting from a stop on a hill. Definitely keeping my distance!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:05 PM

Fortunately we have no hills to speak of..  The LED's look pretty awesome! and for now I am also rocking the cassette to headphone jack though only till I can find the owners manual for my deck circa 1994 anyone?  lol



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

Please bring your cameras and if you have GO-PROS or other in-car  video recorders to SAFELY capture video while driving, please do so.  I want lots of pictures and video of the trip. I will have my netbook with me so I am hoping folks can give me copies of the video they shot during the trip.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:08 AM

Please bring your cameras and if you have GO-PROS or other in-car  video recorders to SAFELY capture video while driving, please do so.  I want lots of pictures and video of the trip. I will have my netbook with me so I am hoping folks can give me copies of the video they shot during the trip.


And so it begins...
Was up until 2 (aka 4 hours ago) working on the car, so lets see how well I can remember my head :P
"Rubber duck, this is Big Ben, do you copy?"

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#108 MR_Loyale

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

Twitch is rolling. Just some last minute errands for me and I will be out soon.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:32 AM

Was up way too late and I am up also to do some last minute errands and chore before leaving the house.  Still think I will be ready to roll around 11:30-12.   Any word from Skylar?



#110 Turbone

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

I hope y'all packed rain coats and tarps, its going to be wet today.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

I am en route. Just leaving Coeur d'Alene, heading west on I-90.
Skies are cloudy, with intermittent showers/sprinkles.
Expected cruising speed: 72.4 MPH
Large police presence on the Idaho side of things.
Snacks prepped and iced. Drinks the same.
All good over here.

Twitch Out.

PS: Thank god for rain-x

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'm gonna try and make it to meet with you guys, but I have several things to do this morning so we'll see how it goes. If I don't make it, maybe I'll catch up along the way.

 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

Speed check in Spokane by Pull and Save, right after the Evergreen exit, next to P&S.
Gray unmarked tagging people with a full mark making rotations.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'm gonna try and make it to meet with you guys, but I have several things to do this morning so we'll see how it goes. If I don't make it, maybe I'll catch up along the way.

 

Jesse

We wont be in any hurry, if your info was sent to MR_Loyale then you might catch up at one of the rest stops.. We may need both depending on how much coffee is consumed during the drive.  



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Just woke up. Woke up to the fire alarm, which was concerning since I'm home alone. :o But nothing was the matter, thankfully. Gotta pack my laptop, food, and cameras. Heading out the door soon, then gotta stop by work, the P.O. box, and the bank. Then I'll be on my way down. I am planning to get to Tacoma at noon, which is early. But I'd rather be early than late!


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#116 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

Just passing Ritzville.
ETA to Destination 3.2 hours.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Everything is packed up and ready to go. Leaving now.

 

ETA to destination: 1.5 hours



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

So, just for route verification, my best way to go would be I-90 to Highway 18, then onto I-5 and hit the mall from there?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hitting a massive storm at the gorge. Lots of gray. Lots of black too...

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

thats how I would go Ben..  It avoids seattle and more of a straight shot. Then just follow the signs.. If you pass the Mall don't worry the next exit will work and there will take you where you need to be.

 

Signing out couple of last minute things then off to the shower and roll out!


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

So, just for route verification, my best way to go would be I-90 to Highway 18, then onto I-5 and hit the mall from there?

Twitch

 

Yes. Take exit 25 from I-90 onto HWY 18. Stay on that till theyou see the SOUTHBOUND onramp to I5.



#122 subeman90

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

Be safe guys. weather is meh here in Gresham

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

Leaving my house now. Brought food for everyone and we will not be leaving until you eat it! :P



#124 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Just hitting E-Burg. Hope I can make it there by 1:30...

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'm game but can't stay till Sunday... ima go clean my car out...maybe.. and get some road food




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