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Old 09-24-2012, 07:16 AM
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We will be at LRP Friday to Sunday for the Grand Am races. Let me know if you want to stop by.

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Gotta be a second home, a get-away kinda place?

Having finished "Playing with Trains" and "The Mudge Pond Express" by Sam Posey I've decided to rearrange my schedule and will definitely be in for the mural tour. I think that most 'Festers have no idea what an opportunity this is. You've made your bones with this one Cap'n!

Check out the project http://www.wallofamerica.org/videolibrary.html
Here are a couple of pics I took of the train layout in Sam's basement last week.




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Damn I want to see that.
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Here are a couple of pics I tool of the train layout in Sam's basement last week.
That's awesome. Seeing that makes me want to break out my Lionel train set from when I was a kid.
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Here are a couple more.
I did not get a chance to color correct them and the flourescent lighting gave them a greenish tint.




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I have two books by Sam Posey which I bid on and won at the C2C auction (both donated by CA). They are "Playing With Trains" which is the story behind the story of the layout in CA's pics, and "The Mudge Pond Express" which is his autobiography in relation to his formative years and racing career. Both books are an excellent read and I'd be happy to lend them to anyone interested at the Fall Fauxliage (will there still be leaves?) Run.
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I have two books by Sam Posey which I bid on and won at the C2C auction (both donated by CA). They are "Playing With Trains" which is the story behind the story of the layout in CA's pics, and "The Mudge Pond Express" which is his autobiography in relation to his formative years and racing career. Both books are an excellent read and I'd be happy to lend them to anyone interested at the Fall Fauxliage (will there still be leaves?) Run.
I'm also wondering about the ambient temps during that time of year and whether or not to switch over to my winter set of tires? I'm hoping for a beautiful Indian Summer weekend.
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Best idea I heard in a longtime. Beautiful foliage and a BMW is a great image.

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:34 PM
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I'm also wondering about the ambient temps during that time of year and whether or not to switch over to my winter set of tires? I'm hoping for a beautiful Indian Summer weekend.
Average weather at that time of year should be highs in the mid 50s and low in the mid 30s. But it is New England so the weather can be very unpredictable.

We should be about a week past peak foliage and there will very likely be leaves on many of the trees,

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I'm also wondering about the ambient temps during that time of year and whether or not to switch over to my winter set of tires? I'm hoping for a beautiful Indian Summer weekend.
It happens. Last year though we had a killer snowstorm about that time.
Your Summer tires will be fine as far as the temperature goes. I'll still have mine on. Oh wait a second, that's all I have is Summer tires. Three different sets of them. I've still got the original run flats with only 4800 on them, too, but I'd hate to remount those.

Anyway, why not wait until you have a few days to go, check the forecast and act accordingly. If there's any chance of snow, and that is highly unlikely despite recent history, you'd not want the Summers on.
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Best idea I heard in a longtime. Beautiful foliage and a BMW is a great image.


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Here are some videos of a late October run I went on with Planet-9 (Cayman Club) in late October of 2008.

This run was in an area (The Catkills) that gets peak foliage at the same time as Litchfield County, Ct,

Hopefully we will get the same kind of weather.






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And here are a couple of pictures that were taken on October 25, 2008 on one of the roads we will be driving on.





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And here are a couple of pictures that were taken on October 25, 2008 on one of the roads we will be driving on.



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Now that's what I'm talking about. Beautiful sunny day and cruising with the top down!
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Now that's what I'm talking about. Beautiful sunny day and cruising with the top down!
That is the most likely scenario - but you never know.


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That looks like the scene from 1978 when I moved away from Syracuse, NY.
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That looks like the scene from 1978 when I moved away from Syracuse, NY.
Or the Mt. Washington Auto Road in early April. Seriously.
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Or the Mt. Washington Auto Road in early April. Seriously.
DSX, it is clearly time to move down south to Connecticut!
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Derailing thread...

Sorry to derail, but I just picked up my CtoCV ride this weekend:
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Niiiice car! I see you've got the 'tow hook' license plate mount. I wish I had known about those before I went drill happy.
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I'll be at Lime Rock on the afternoon of 10/27 with the final SCDA track day of 2012. I should be there from ~11.30 onwards getting set up for a 1pm start if anyone wants to say Hi!
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Niiiice car! I see you've got the 'tow hook' license plate mount. I wish I had known about those before I went drill happy.
Yeah, I was specifically looking for a car WITH this installed instead of the usual front plate brackets. I like the option of removing the plate for that clean look.

If only MA wasn't a front-plate-required state.

This thing is getting cleaned up and stuffed into the garage; I may be able to get a few good drives out of it this autumn, but as soon as snow hits its bye-bye.

Is it May 2013 yet?
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I'll be at Lime Rock on the afternoon of 10/27 with the final SCDA track day of 2012. I should be there from ~11.30 onwards getting set up for a 1pm start if anyone wants to say Hi!
We'll all be touring the countryside that day. Let us know if you need a ride home.
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We'll all be touring the countryside that day. Let us know if you need a ride home.

SCDA is sharing the track with Lime Rock Drivers Club that day. Drivers Club will have it in the morning and will be in the Lime Rock Chalet (the one that is closest to the location of the Harpoon Tent). The Fall Foliage Tour should be at LRP around lunch time to visit the Drivers Club. You should stay over Saturday night and join us for dinner at the Falls Vilage Inn and for our visit to The Wall of America on Sunday.

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