Climb to the Clouds 6, June 21 in the White Mountains of NH

by Bimmerfest.com Member - furby076 on November 26, 2013, 7:27 pm
Climb to the Clouds Six


Join us for the Sixth Annual Bimmerfester's cruise through New Hampshire's White Mountains and drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. The 'high point' of the day will be an ascent of Mt. Washington (it is the "Climb to the Clouds"). It's possibly the most intense drive opportunity east of Pike's Peak. Braving a seven mile long, steeply twisting road without guardrails, with spectacular views, in occasionally very challenging weather, will be an adventure you'll not soon forget.

Along the way we'll cross a covered bridge, possibly dodge a moose or two, tour the Kancamagus Highway (a US Scenic Byway), and experience Bear Notch Road -the condensed Dragon's Tail of NH.

This years event will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014. Our event gets bigger every year and in keeping with this form, we are adding additional (optional) events for Friday, Sunday and Monday! More on this later!

If you'd like to get some sense of what this is all about, here's a link to last year's thread for C2C5. Take a look at the photos and read the comments. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=678818

Schedule details are still being worked out but as in previous years the main events will include:
  • Driving on the Kancamagus Highway
  • Drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road (The Climb to the Clouds)
  • Saturday evening banquet and auction to benefit Survive the Drive (www.survivethedrive.org).
We will once again be visiting the Team O'Neil Rally School (www.teamoneil.com).

The cost for the event will be $35.00 per car (includes driver) and $7.50 per passenger, with no charge for children under 12. These charges are for pre-registration on the web site (this will be available December, 1st). Day of event registration will be $40.00 per car and $10.00 passenger. We encourage everyone to pre-register as it avoids a bottleneck collection for registration fees at the event itself and allows us to get going that much quicker!

All other expenses such as lodging, meals (including the banquet) and the toll for the Mount Washington Auto Road will be paid for individually.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Guests are able to book two, three and four nights at the special rate that we have secured with the hotel! PM CaptainAudio to obtain the booking code and book ASAP as the Hotel is filling up rapidly.

Official Website of Bimmerfester's Climb to the Clouds: http://www.ClimbToTheClouds.org

To sign up please do the following:
Details and updates will be posted on the c2c6 web site at http://www.ClimbToTheClouds.org


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417 responses to Climb to the Clouds 6, June 21 in the White Mountains of NH

furby076 commented:
November 26, 2013, 7:27 pm

THE ROUTE


Long Link

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Weekend Activity

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
  • 7:00AM - Mt. Washington Hotel guests meetup for breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - Mt. Washington Hotel guests will start by driving to the McDonalds in Lincoln, NH
  • 9:00 AM - The entire C2C6 group will meetup at McDonalds in Lincoln, NH
  • -Cruise the Kancamangus Highway (east) to Bear Notch Road
  • -Bear Notch Road to Crawford Notch State Park
  • -Brief stop at Crawford Notch State Park for relaxation, photo opportunity and lunch (Burgers and Hot Dogs type food)
  • -Drive to Mt. Washington Hotel to rendezvous
  • -Drive to Team O'Neil driving school
  • -Team O'Neil driving school for either Hot Lap or Off-roading in an AWD vehicle
  • -Drive back to Mt. Washington Hotel for cocktail hour and silent auction
  • 6:00 PM - Banquet and auction at Mt. Washington Hotel
  • -Featured speakers:
  • Bob Green from Survive the Drive
  • Tim O'Neil from Tim O'Neil Rally school who donated a driving course for the auction
  • 8:00 PM - The days events will officially end, but people can relax at the hotel for more wine, scotch, soda, coffee and snacks

Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • 3:00 AM - Leave Mt. Washington Hotel to Mt Washington Auto-road
  • 4:00 AM - Meet at Mt. Washington Auto-Road & Climb to the Clouds
  • 5:01 AM - Mt. Washington sunrise
  • 6:00 AM - Head to back to Mt Washington Hotel for breakfast
  • Event officially ends.
captainaudio commented:
November 26, 2013, 7:28 pm

But Wait There's More!




This year the Mountain Washington Auto Road will open at 3:30AM Sunday Morning June 22 to afford us a once in a lifetime chance to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean from the highest peak in the Northeast.

As we have previous years on Saturday evening we will have a banquet and auction to raise money for our charity of choice which this year will once again be Survive the Drive (www.survivethedrive.org). We encourage everyone to contribute items to be auctioned off. BMW of motorsports themed items are appropriate as are items that represent where you are from.

This year we have some great items available for auction including (but not limited to ) some highly collectable BMW and Motorsports related material such as die cast model cars signed by the drivers who drove the originals, posters signed by Sam Posey, Sir Stirling Moss, Bob Sharp and other drivers and several rare and collectable books by Mark Donohue, Sam Posey, Sir Stirling Moss, etc. and a limited number of the ultra-rare and highly desirable "He's Not The Stig" T-Shirts (picturedabove)

The C2C5 Auction web site is at:
https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/783

CA
Nordique commented:
November 26, 2013, 9:30 pm

Is that road to the top of Mt Washington paved? I've only been on it in midwinter (when it was deep in snow). And, no, it was on foot, not in my car.
furby076 commented:
November 26, 2013, 9:39 pm

Part of the way it's paved, the rest it's not. Don't worry, skilled "professionals" will be there to assist and watch people fall off the side of the mountain.
Nordique commented:
November 26, 2013, 9:49 pm

I just hate rock chips. Maybe I will instead do the foot race up that road, in mid-June. I just need to do better, in my age group, than 1:52:59, to win.
hman1 commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:00 pm

I think I would like to attend and then turn the next few days into a backpacking trip. The black flies can be murderous in June, but if I do the Presidential Range, I will probably be high enough to avoid the scourge.

This is something to consider.

H
captainaudio commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:14 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
I just hate rock chips. Maybe I will instead do the foot race up that road, in mid-June. I just need to do better, in my age group, than 1:52:59, to win.
The unpaved portion is oiled and the speeds are very slow (15MPH and 5MPH when there is oncoming traffic) so rock chips are not an issue.

CA
Nordique commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:22 pm

I have this problem with SLOW. I definitely dislike oil--especially on the track!
Nordique commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:24 pm

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Originally Posted by hman1 View Post
I think I would like to attend and then turn the next few days into a backpacking trip. The black flies can be murderous in June, but if I do the Presidential Range, I will probably be high enough to avoid the scourge.

This is something to consider.

H
Luckily, the black flies eventually disappear, to be replaced by worse, mosquitos! I sure don't miss New England, though they will be having some snow up north for Thanksgiving!
captainaudio commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:31 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
I have this problem with SLOW. I definitely dislike oil--especially on the track!
Oil and rocks chips are not an issue. I have driven up that road every year and have never had an issue and I am meticulous about caring for my cars. I have not heard anyone else complain either.

Slow is not really an issue on a narrow road that is frequently blanket by thick fog, has no guard rails, a 1,000 foot drop and two way traffic. The MWAR is only eight miles long. Most of the time we are on regular roads.

Nordique commented:
November 26, 2013, 10:45 pm

Way less fun, obviously, than driving the passes in the Dolomites, Swiss or French Alps, or even our wonderful Washington state or British Columbia mountain roads! The MWAR looks a bit slow and sedate. Isn't there any auto race up there? I seem to recall one from my years on the right coast.
captainaudio commented:
November 26, 2013, 11:03 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
Way less fun, obviously, than driving the passes in the Dolomites, Swiss or French Alps, or even our wonderful Washington state or British Columbia mountain roads! The MWAR looks a bit slow and sedate. Isn't there any auto race up there? I seem to recall one from my years on the right coast.
The surrounding roads, such as the Kancamagus Higway and Bear Notch Road are much more appropriate for spirited driving.






Web site for the auto race is:

http://www.climbtotheclouds.com
Nordique commented:
November 27, 2013, 12:15 am

Done the Kanc many many times, shuttling from North Conway to/from Franconia Notch, for rock climbing, ice climbing. Even once with a couple of inches of water atop ice on the Kanc! Had to slow down.
lqaddict commented:
November 27, 2013, 5:04 am

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Done the Kanc many many times, shuttling from North Conway to/from Franconia Notch, for rock climbing, ice climbing. Even once with a couple of inches of water atop ice on the Kanc! Had to slow down.
If you are looking for thrills stop by Team O'Neil rally school http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/inde...s/Page2805.htm


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nhman commented:
November 27, 2013, 7:01 am

Is there a link on the C2C6 website for registration (as I didn't see it)?
nhman commented:
November 27, 2013, 7:03 am

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Oil and rocks chips are not an issue. I have driven up that road every year and have never had an issue and I am meticulous about caring for my cars. I have not heard anyone else complain either.
I agree with CA. I have been to most of the C2C events and also very particular about the condition of my vehicle. To date, I have never had a problem with rock chips or other mountain related items.
captainaudio commented:
November 27, 2013, 7:22 am

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Originally Posted by nhman View Post
Is there a link on the C2C6 website for registration (as I didn't see it)?
That link will be up on December 1st.


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captainaudio commented:
November 27, 2013, 8:13 am

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If you are looking for thrills stop by Team O'Neil rally school http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/inde...s/Page2805.htm


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LQ

Make sure you bring your BMW to C2C6 and not that Mercedes GrandpaMobile you showed up with on Saturday.

C2C6 is an enthusiasts event.

That thing didn't even have a manual transmission!

AnotherGeezer commented:
November 27, 2013, 11:27 am

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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
I have this problem with SLOW. I definitely dislike oil--especially on the track!
This is the only portion of the ride everyone drives prudently and for good reason.


On the Kanc or BNR, if you're following me, slow won't be an issue. We do drive with some reserve in the areas most likely to get the attention of the local gendarmes but there are many stretches of road where you'll get to exercise your elbows.
Bemo commented:
November 27, 2013, 1:21 pm

We'll be taking the 3er to C2C6. Can't wait to see everyone and enjoy the twisty NH roads.
furby076 commented:
November 27, 2013, 2:16 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
Way less fun, obviously, than driving the passes in the Dolomites, Swiss or French Alps, or even our wonderful Washington state or British Columbia mountain roads! The MWAR looks a bit slow and sedate. Isn't there any auto race up there? I seem to recall one from my years on the right coast.
1) Don't worry about the rock chips. This is our sixth year and have yet to have one person report an issue. The speed is too slow on this part of the road
2) There will be plenty of good driving. While the MWAR is slow and sedate (you can't go fast, the road is sometimes not even wide enough for two cars), there will be plenty of places where spirited driving will happen.
3) MWAR presents it's own challenge. Knowing when to shift between 1st and 2nd. Downhill is even more challenging

Also, as a person who has done Germany and Switzerland driving - both autobahn (meh) and higher speed mountain driving (the real fun) I can tell you this trip is worth it. It doesn't disappoint.
furby076 commented:
November 27, 2013, 2:18 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
LQ

Make sure you bring your BMW to C2C6 and not that Mercedes GrandpaMobile you showed up with on Saturday.

C2C6 is an enthusiasts event.

That thing didn't even have a manual transmission!

Why would you post that POS black series on this prestigious forums?

I think a certain fester should sue you for defamation of character. Associating him to that picture!
captainaudio commented:
November 28, 2013, 12:50 pm

On line event registration for C2C6 is open at:

www.climbtotheclouds.org

CA
lqaddict commented:
November 28, 2013, 9:19 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
LQ

Make sure you bring your BMW to C2C6 and not that Mercedes GrandpaMobile you showed up with on Saturday.

C2C6 is an enthusiasts event.

That thing didn't even have a manual transmission!

The GrannyMobile is going to be auctioned off at the event, I am tired of parking it on the street and cleaning out the seagull poop off it every day.
Happy Thanksgiving!
1972ford commented:
November 28, 2013, 9:57 pm

As a resident of the area this trip goes into I hope to be able to participate this coming year.

I've also been to Team O'Neil rally school and taken my car on a hot lap on their roads. I would love to get back there in any way I can, it is such a great place and Tim's enthusiasm for rally is endless and quite contagious.

I would like to suggest an additional road to incorporate if you can, Rt 113 from Holderness to Tamworth, it's curvy, hilly and fantastic. Also very little attention from the "locals." It's not far from I93 and ends not too far from the east end of the Kanc.

Anyway I hope to be able to bring my wagon along on this years drive, if not, honk on your way by my house!


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Kappie commented:
November 30, 2013, 11:40 am

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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
We'll be taking the 3er to C2C6. Can't wait to see everyone and enjoy the twisty NH roads.
What? No way. It just won't be the same without the school bus rolling with us..
Kappie commented:
November 30, 2013, 11:43 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
If you are looking for thrills stop by Team O'Neil rally school http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/inde...s/Page2805.htm


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Any chance of engaging Team O'Neil for hot lap charity rides? I know I'd bid on a few laps at the charity auction.
captainaudio commented:
November 30, 2013, 11:56 am

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Any chance of engaging Team O'Neil for hot lap charity rides? I know I'd bid on a few laps at the charity auction.
Good idea!

I'll contact them to arrange it.

CA
Kappie commented:
November 30, 2013, 12:47 pm

At last years visit we conversed with Tim O'Neil. He was open to the idea of hot laps for the Survive The Drive Charity. He was pleased we came to visit him and how we are supporters of better driving through Survive The Drive.
Bemo commented:
November 30, 2013, 2:03 pm

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Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
What? No way. It just won't be the same without the school bus rolling with us..
Diesel's expensive, nowadays! What can I say?


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furby076 commented:
December 2, 2013, 12:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Diesel's expensive, nowadays! What can I say?


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Returning guest star, me, will be there. That in and of itself is enough reason for people to attend.

I am booked.

Arrive Friday (roughly 3-4AM).
Staying at the main hotel until Monday.

BTW - I do expect the entourage to greet me at arrival time. A glass of Laphroaig (neat), cheeses, and olives shall do nicely.
nhman commented:
December 2, 2013, 3:48 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Arrive Friday (roughly 3-4AM).
Staying at the main hotel until Monday.

BTW - I do expect the entourage to greet me at arrival time. A glass of Laphroaig (neat), cheeses, and olives shall do nicely.
Wow, eager to arrive at the MWH. You may want to look into early check-in.

I am staying the the main hotel as well. I can offer a drink at the bar. You'll need to find another resource for the entourage and trimmings.
stones399 commented:
December 2, 2013, 5:06 pm

Well, no weddings this year (just birthdays) so I just finished my booking at the Omni Mt. Wash for 2 nights.

I'll also be arriving Friday (not as early as Furby). Though if you could hold over the same greeting party, it would earn big points for my opinion of the weekend!

Upon making reservations, they only had 2 night blocks available with the Bimmerfest group code. I'll need to find a place to crash for Sunday night. I'm open for recommendations.

P.S. looking forward to a face to face w/ the goat!
captainaudio commented:
December 2, 2013, 11:43 pm

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Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
Well, no weddings this year (just birthdays) so I just finished my booking at the Omni Mt. Wash for 2 nights.

I'll also be arriving Friday (not as early as Furby). Though if you could hold over the same greeting party, it would earn big points for my opinion of the weekend!

Upon making reservations, they only had 2 night blocks available with the Bimmerfest group code. I'll need to find a place to crash for Sunday night. I'm open for recommendations.

P.S. looking forward to a face to face w/ the goat!
You should be able to book Sunday at the group rate. I'll call the hotel tomorrow and double check.

Don't forget to go to www.climbtotheclouds.org and register for the event.

CA
furby076 commented:
December 3, 2013, 6:38 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
Wow, eager to arrive at the MWH. You may want to look into early check-in.

I am staying the the main hotel as well. I can offer a drink at the bar. You'll need to find another resource for the entourage and trimmings.
Yea they wouldn't let me have it THAT early - but i booked at the lodge for the night and will transfer
furby076 commented:
December 3, 2013, 6:39 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
Well, no weddings this year (just birthdays) so I just finished my booking at the Omni Mt. Wash for 2 nights.

I'll also be arriving Friday (not as early as Furby). Though if you could hold over the same greeting party, it would earn big points for my opinion of the weekend!

Upon making reservations, they only had 2 night blocks available with the Bimmerfest group code. I'll need to find a place to crash for Sunday night. I'm open for recommendations.

P.S. looking forward to a face to face w/ the goat!
We can def have a fun greeting for oyu
Bemo commented:
December 14, 2013, 8:42 am

Alright, since sleep tends to evade me most early mornings, I have now officially registered Team Bemo for C2C6! Looking forward to seeing the "repeat offenders" and meeting new folks.

Most of all, I'd like to check out Furby's new electro-wussified 335!

Next is enduring the expected 12-18" of snow and the "CYA" snow emergency declared by our mayor. That and helping the occasional cars that tend to get stuck on our somewhat elevated street that seems deceptively easy to conquer on a snowy day!
stones399 commented:
December 14, 2013, 2:36 pm

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That and helping the occasional cars that tend to get stuck on our somewhat elevated street that seems deceptively easy to concur on a snowy day!
Come on, tell it like it really is!!!

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Bemo commented:
December 14, 2013, 5:45 pm

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Come on, tell it like it really is!!!

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What a beautiful picture, let's go for a spin! (think Drifting )
captainaudio commented:
December 14, 2013, 6:10 pm

cwinter commented:
December 16, 2013, 8:32 am

Marking it on the calendar to mull it over. Long drive, but worth it! Probably best to do it before the 328i completely falls apart. With two kids in tow, it'll be a 5 year old Accord next time around.
furby076 commented:
December 16, 2013, 9:48 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
CA visits the Omni Mt Washington more than the employees do.

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Originally Posted by cwinter View Post
Marking it on the calendar to mull it over. Long drive, but worth it! Probably best to do it before the 328i completely falls apart. With two kids in tow, it'll be a 5 year old Accord next time around.
Come on C-dub. If Nordic-Katness can do it, so can you!
cwinter commented:
December 16, 2013, 10:56 am

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Come on C-dub. If Nordic-Katness can do it, so can you!
Kat's situation is a tiny bit different from mine. We're talking about the possibility of trekking together though. Only thing that really is holding me back is that it'd be a stretch for my wife to make this, considering the age of the littlest C-Dub.
furby076 commented:
December 16, 2013, 1:22 pm

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Originally Posted by cwinter View Post
Kat's situation is a tiny bit different from mine. We're talking about the possibility of trekking together though. Only thing that really is holding me back is that it'd be a stretch for my wife to make this, considering the age of the littlest C-Dub.
Can't you stick baby c-dub in a box and fedex him to the hotel? he can sit on the veranda sipping scotch!
cwinter commented:
December 16, 2013, 1:54 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Can't you stick baby c-dub in a box and fedex him to the hotel? he can sit on the veranda sipping scotch!
There's much you have to learn, Furball... You just wait and see.
furby076 commented:
December 16, 2013, 2:37 pm

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Originally Posted by cwinter View Post
There's much you have to learn, Furball... You just wait and see.
But they come in a convenient shapes for a 2x2x2 box. USPS promises "if it fits, it ships"
cwinter commented:
December 16, 2013, 2:44 pm

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But they come in a convenient shapes for a 2x2x2 box. USPS promises "if it fits, it ships"


At least there is a large air hole on the side!
///M-ratedE90 commented:
December 16, 2013, 4:25 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
But they come in a convenient shapes for a 2x2x2 box. USPS promises "if it fits, it ships"
I was hoping that once Furby got married, he would get a little more insight into where babies come from.

furby076 commented:
December 17, 2013, 3:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post

Most of all, I'd like to check out Furby's new electro-wussified EURO 335!
fix't


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Originally Posted by cwinter View Post


At least there is a large air hole on the side!
It was $3.25 option that I figure'd to spring for. Image displayed is for a well-equipped box. Some models may vary.

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Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
I was hoping that once Furby got married, he would get a little more insight into where babies come from.

They come from the kennel!
nhman commented:
January 15, 2014, 9:22 pm

For C2C6, anybody bringing one of the new models such as a 4 series, M235i, M3/M4, etc.? With the M3/M4, I know the timeline for customer deliveries would be late June but if the manufacturing and shipment process aligns just right, anything could be possible.
captainaudio commented:
January 16, 2014, 8:16 am

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Originally Posted by nhman View Post
For C2C6, anybody bringing one of the new models such as a 4 series, M235i, M3/M4, etc.? With the M3/M4, I know the timeline for customer deliveries would be late June but if the manufacturing and shipment process aligns just right, anything could be possible.

I have a deposit on an M4 but I don't expect it to be built until after C2C6.

CA
lqaddict commented:
January 16, 2014, 8:56 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
For C2C6, anybody bringing one of the new models such as a 4 series, M235i, M3/M4, etc.? With the M3/M4, I know the timeline for customer deliveries would be late June but if the manufacturing and shipment process aligns just right, anything could be possible.
I am looking at the new M235i, but it's going to be later this year for c2c7
cwinter commented:
January 16, 2014, 1:17 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I have a deposit on an M4 but I don't expect it to be built until after C2C6.

CA
Now wait a second, Captain. First, you say (more or less quoting): "I shall never purchase another BMW after this horrible 335i suspension fiasco!" and then you go on getting a 7er and have a M4 in the pipeline? I know hell froze over a few weeks ago, but what happened?
captainaudio commented:
January 16, 2014, 1:39 pm

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Originally Posted by cwinter View Post
Now wait a second, Captain. First, you say (more or less quoting): "I shall never purchase another BMW after this horrible 335i suspension fiasco!" and then you go on getting a 7er and have a M4 in the pipeline? I know hell froze over a few weeks ago, but what happened?
I make or may not take delivery of the M4 and am still considering alternatives (including keeping the 335i now that the lousy suspension has been re-engineered).




Bemo commented:
January 16, 2014, 7:51 pm

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Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
I am looking at the new M235i, but it's going to be later this year for c2c7
Good stuff.
Kappie commented:
January 17, 2014, 4:01 pm

I'm looking into the M235, but won't be until later. Right now my CA said they come out do dealer allotment, which isn't always the lowest price. As I still love my 335 I can wait for the shift in allotments and lower cost.
Bemo commented:
January 17, 2014, 8:19 pm

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I make or may not take delivery of the M4 and am still considering alternatives (including keeping the 335i now that the lousy suspension has been re-engineered).




Wait, you succumbed to the allure of the M division? I thought you'd never get one as it's "too much street car and not enough track car!"

Oh my!


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captainaudio commented:
January 17, 2014, 9:10 pm

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Wait, you succumbed to the allure of the M division? I thought you'd never get one as it's "too much street car and not enough track car!"

Oh my!


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I may or may not take delivery.

I will not decide until I have had an extensive test drive. I am not going to make the same mistake I did with the 335i.

CA
Bemo commented:
January 18, 2014, 12:48 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I may or may not take delivery.

I will not decide until I have had an extensive test drive. I am not going to make the same mistake I did with the 335i.

CA
It's a good plan, I'm eagerly anticipating the CA review. I hope you keep the 335 regardless of another purchase. It's a great car.

I love the technical specs. of the new M3/M4 but the front end design precludes me from even considering the car, mainly due to the hood line.
nhman commented:
January 18, 2014, 7:09 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
I love the technical specs. of the new M3/M4 but the front end design precludes me from even considering the car, mainly due to the hood line.
I agree with your assessment on the frond end. Perhaps it will grow on me or enough enhancements will be made at the LCI stage. I do love the interior upgrades. Some of the price guides have been released and even with the option packages considered, it is close to the older E9x series. For now I continue to enjoy my relic with it's NA engine and dated interior...
nhman commented:
January 18, 2014, 7:16 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
I am looking at the new M235i, but it's going to be later this year for c2c7
I would love to see a M235i. With the optional LSD, I bet it would be a fun car to drive. What configuration are you considering?
Bemo commented:
January 18, 2014, 9:13 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
I agree with your assessment on the frond end. Perhaps it will grow on me or enough enhancements will be made at the LCI stage. I do love the interior upgrades. Some of the price guides have been released and even with the option packages considered, it is close to the older E9x series. For now I continue to enjoy my relic with it's NA engine and dated interior...
Some "relic" that is. I love the clean, simple interior lines of the E9X series. For the M3, the engine is the big story, in my opinion. A high-revving, NA engine is something we'll probably never get again, in the M3. Sure the car is a tad heavy and thirsty but so what...
If I were you, I'd keep it and, get the new M3/4, as long as the LCI fixes the atrocious hood line.

Until then, I hope you show up at C2C6 with a screaming performance exhaust. Drinks are on me if you can rattle few windows!
Nordic_Kat commented:
January 18, 2014, 10:04 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Until then, I hope you show up at C2C6 with a screaming performance exhaust. Drinks are on me if you can rattle few windows!
I'll promise to park next to NHMan and let him rattle the windows of my Cab with his performance exhaust. Who knows, maybe even the PE on the E93 will provide some supportive harmony.
lqaddict commented:
January 19, 2014, 12:13 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
I would love to see a M235i. With the optional LSD, I bet it would be a fun car to drive. What configuration are you considering?
I am still weighting in my options since my current lease maturity is in October of this year.
I will definitely get the heated steering wheel this time haha.
Bemo commented:
January 19, 2014, 8:20 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
I'll promise to park next to NHMan and let him rattle the windows of my Cab with his performance exhaust. Who knows, maybe even the PE on the E93 will provide some supportive harmony.
I can't wait to hear the PE in person since I'm considering getting one myself, as you know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
I am still weighting in my options since my current lease maturity is in October of this year.
I will definitely get the heated steering wheel this time haha.
Best. Feature. Ever.
Where the heck have you been? Give us a buzz...
MJM commented:
January 21, 2014, 10:33 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I may or may not take delivery.

I will not decide until I have had an extensive test drive. I am not going to make the same mistake I did with the 335i.

CA
CA does this help? Here is a view of the M4 suspension (note the Eibach Performance springs):
furby076 commented:
January 23, 2014, 11:34 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I have a deposit on an M4 but I don't expect it to be built until after C2C6.

CA
Bemo commented:
January 27, 2014, 8:27 pm

Furball - I take it this will, indeed, be your next car!

Captain - do we have a preliminary attendee list? Look us up if you need brochures to be printed again. Yes, I'm awfully early but I'm already liking forward to this year's event.

I have not yet seen posts from some of the repeat offenders. Don't you dare get cold feet!




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captainaudio commented:
January 27, 2014, 9:47 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Furball - I take it this will, indeed, be your next car!

Captain - do we have a preliminary attendee list? Look us up if you need brochures to be printed again. Yes, I'm awfully early but I'm already liking forward to this year's event.

I have not yet seen posts from some of the repeat offenders. Don't you dare get cold feet!




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This is the list of who has registered.

*******>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeaving
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySunday
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMonday
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMonday
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMonday
5JMH2MWH2FridaySunday
6MJM2MWH2FridaySunday
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturday
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMonday
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMonday
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMonday
total18
///M-ratedE90 commented:
January 28, 2014, 9:50 am

Good to see some new blood registering...interested to see what the "new guy" Furby076 is like.

Still haven't decided how long to stay
Nordic_Kat commented:
January 28, 2014, 6:08 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Furball - I take it this will, indeed, be your next car!

Captain - do we have a preliminary attendee list? Look us up if you need brochures to be printed again. Yes, I'm awfully early but I'm already liking forward to this year's event.

I have not yet seen posts from some of the repeat offenders. Don't you dare get cold feet!

We have our room reserved for Mt. Washington on Saturday night and all plans are in forward motion for being at the event this year with the E93 (finally!!!!)

The E93 is good to go, but I've been holding off submitting my official registration until I get through my upcoming neck surgery (next week) and know that I am good to go as well.
Bemo commented:
January 28, 2014, 6:29 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
We have our room reserved for Mt. Washington on Saturday night and all plans are in forward motion for being at the event this year with the E93 (finally!!!!)

The E93 is good to go, but I've been holding off submitting my official registration until I get through my upcoming neck surgery (next week) and know that I am good to go as well.
Fingers crossed that I goes well and you undertake the cross country hike.
Nordic_Kat commented:
January 28, 2014, 6:57 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Fingers crossed that I goes well and you undertake the cross country hike.
Thanks for the good wishes.

Besides, you and Mrs. Bemo might need some instrumental backup for your charity duet and I was going to offer you my paltry musical talents if you were interested.
napoleon commented:
January 28, 2014, 7:10 pm

I will be showing up. I missed last year due to work. I need to start looking into where to stay. I will hopefully stay Friday and Saturday nights.
captainaudio commented:
January 28, 2014, 7:34 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by napoleon View Post
I will be showing up. I missed last year due to work. I need to start looking into where to stay. I will hopefully stay Friday and Saturday nights.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Omni Mount Washington. I will PM you the booking code.

You can register for the event itself at
www.climbtotheclouds.org

We are not going to be collecting registration fees at McDonalds in Lincoln this year so it will be necessary to register on line.

CA
Zooks527 commented:
January 29, 2014, 8:17 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Besides, you and Mrs. Bemo might need some instrumental backup for your charity duet and I was going to offer you my paltry musical talents if you were interested.
Yup, the demand for it is taking off !
Bemo commented:
January 29, 2014, 2:02 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Thanks for the good wishes.

Besides, you and Mrs. Bemo might need some instrumental backup for your charity duet and I was going to offer you my paltry musical talents if you were interested.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
Yup, the demand for it is taking off !
I'm afraid the mere thought of enduring our performance has given most potential attendees pause, which has manifested itself in relatively low registration numbers, to date.

Now you 2 would make a great duet, Albano and Romina style!



I won't even go into noting certain vague resemblances!
Zeichen311 commented:
January 29, 2014, 4:13 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Now you 2 would make a great duet, Albano and Romina style!

I won't even go into noting certain vague resemblances!
Big dance number too, during the cocktail hour?



A fiver says Kat already has the shoes.
furby076 commented:
January 30, 2014, 11:48 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Omni Mount Washington. I will PM you the booking code.

You can register for the event itself at
www.climbtotheclouds.org

We are not going to be collecting registration fees at McDonalds in Lincoln this year so it will be necessary to register on line.

CA
Yup, as a person who was responsible for taking cash from people I can say it's harrowing. SOme issues with cash:
1) Organizing and making sure everyone pays
2) Making sure everyone has a receipt (for taxes)
3) Making sure there is enough change
4) Now carrying several thousand dollars for a weekend

It's a pain, and glad we are switching to using online payment methods. Fast, secure, instant receipt, convenient
///M-ratedE90 commented:
January 30, 2014, 12:23 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Yup, as a person who was responsible for taking cash from people I can say it's harrowing. SOme issues with cash:
1) Organizing and making sure everyone pays
2) Making sure everyone has a receipt (for taxes)
3) Making sure there is enough change
4) Now carrying several thousand dollars for a weekend

It's a pain, and glad we are switching to using online payment methods. Fast, secure, instant receipt, convenient
Deleted. Excessive vitriol.
furby076 commented:
January 30, 2014, 12:24 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
Good point, Furby. I am hoping to get a vacation in Africa out of this year's trip now...
Make sure you get your flights first class. It's the only way to fly when someone else is footing the bill.

EDIT: For those who did not get the humor. My Africa trip was paid for by my money. The first class airline ticket was paid for by frequent flyer points accrued during my work travels
Bemo commented:
February 2, 2014, 9:04 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Make sure you get your flights first class. It's the only way to fly when someone else is footing the bill.

EDIT: For those who did not get the humor. My Africa trip was paid for by my money. The first class airline ticket was paid for by frequent flyer points accrued during my work travels
And here I was wondering what happened with all of the generous contributions, for which we were presented with sketchy, low print quality, tax write-off forms!

On a slightly more serious note, I see that you're still "at it" with M-Rated, it's always fun reading the exchanges. You 2 still playing COD? Need I finally purchase the PS4? I've been on a "detox" diet for the last few months and it's been great...
328 M Sport commented:
February 2, 2014, 10:54 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
1) Don't worry about the rock chips. This is our sixth year and have yet to have one person report an issue. The speed is too slow on this part of the road
2) There will be plenty of good driving. While the MWAR is slow and sedate (you can't go fast, the road is sometimes not even wide enough for two cars), there will be plenty of places where spirited driving will happen.
3) MWAR presents it's own challenge. Knowing when to shift between 1st and 2nd. Downhill is even more challenging

Also, as a person who has done Germany and Switzerland driving - both autobahn (meh) and higher speed mountain driving (the real fun) I can tell you this trip is worth it. It doesn't disappoint.
This. Thanks to furby for informing us last year of this event. We had a fantastic time, and the company could not have been better.

See you all again this year!
__________________________________________________ ___________________
2013 EBII 328i XDrive M Sport; M Performance Brake Kit
///M-ratedE90 commented:
February 3, 2014, 10:42 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
And here I was wondering what happened with all of the generous contributions, for which we were presented with sketchy, low print quality, tax write-off forms!

On a slightly more serious note, I see that you're still "at it" with M-Rated, it's always fun reading the exchanges. You 2 still playing COD? Need I finally purchase the PS4? I've been on a "detox" diet for the last few months and it's been great...
I have been playing COD: Ghosts a little on PS3. Nor PS4 yet.

Haven't seen you guys recently, I assumed that you two lying side by side in bushes during the game developed into something more serious.
nhman commented:
February 3, 2014, 2:55 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
I have been playing COD: Ghosts a little on PS3. Nor PS4 yet.

Haven't seen you guys recently, I assumed that you two lying side by side in bushes during the game developed into something more serious.
So...I tried COD: Ghost. Safe to say, that I was the token target for most of the gamers. It didn't matter whether the other player was hiding in the brush, building or simply running around with a knife. I became very familiar with the "x" button to resurrect my lifeless (cartoon) body.
Bemo commented:
February 3, 2014, 3:47 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
So...I tried COD: Ghost. Safe to say, that I was the token target for most of the gamers. It didn't matter whether the other player was hiding in the brush, building or simply running around with a knife. I became very familiar with the "x" button to resurrect my lifeless (cartoon) body.
PS3? Let's organize a round...


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nhman commented:
February 3, 2014, 6:41 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by bemo View Post
ps3? Let's organize a round...


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///M-ratedE90 commented:
February 3, 2014, 11:12 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
So...I tried COD: Ghost. Safe to say, that I was the token target for most of the gamers. It didn't matter whether the other player was hiding in the brush, building or simply running around with a knife. I became very familiar with the "x" button to resurrect my lifeless (cartoon) body.
Online play is brutal for noobs! First there is the senseless electronic slaughter of the innocents, then there there is the profanity used by the 12 year olds that would make sailor blush!


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nhman commented:
February 4, 2014, 6:46 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
Online play is brutal for noobs! First there is the senseless electronic slaughter of the innocents, then there there is the profanity used by the 12 year olds that would make sailor blush!


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I agree! I need some type of "noob protection" such as a thicker armor, better weapon and/or the ultimate in camouflage.
furby076 commented:
February 4, 2014, 1:26 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
And here I was wondering what happened with all of the generous contributions, for which we were presented with sketchy, low print quality, tax write-off forms!

On a slightly more serious note, I see that you're still "at it" with M-Rated, it's always fun reading the exchanges. You 2 still playing COD? Need I finally purchase the PS4? I've been on a "detox" diet for the last few months and it's been great...
It's time for you to put on your man-pants and buy a PS4. I'll be there waiting for you with Ghosts.

I'm also thinking of getting Battlefield. I'm itching to try tanks and planes. Would you be interested int that

M-Rated and I are buds. We've split BBQ ribs together!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 328 M Sport View Post
This. Thanks to furby for informing us last year of this event. We had a fantastic time, and the company could not have been better.
It will be great to meet you. Spread the word to those you know who have BMWs. Did you reserve your hotel room?



Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
I have been playing COD: Ghosts a little on PS3. Nor PS4 yet.

Haven't seen you guys recently, I assumed that you two lying side by side in bushes during the game developed into something more serious.
I'm using the PS4. Maybe your wife will give you an increase to your allowance so you can afford the PS4 and join us in 2014. BTW have you handed her the cars to the M3 yet? I'm sure she has you in a hamster-mobile by now

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
So...I tried COD: Ghost. Safe to say, that I was the token target for most of the gamers. It didn't matter whether the other player was hiding in the brush, building or simply running around with a knife. I became very familiar with the "x" button to resurrect my lifeless (cartoon) body.
Keep at it, you will get better. When Bemo first started he was terrible, and now he is better than me. It's definitely one of those games that practice makes perfect, and if you stop playing for a while you will have to relearn it.
captainaudio commented:
February 14, 2014, 7:52 pm

In the process of finalizing the event schedule. Will post here shortly.

CA
Nordic_Kat commented:
February 23, 2014, 10:42 pm

Captain,

Just completed my registration on the climbtotheclouds.org website. Please add me to the official attendee list.
nhman commented:
February 24, 2014, 10:31 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Captain,

Just completed my registration on the climbtotheclouds.org website. Please add me to the official attendee list.
Will you be making the trek in your convertible or renting the X-bus again?
Nordic_Kat commented:
February 24, 2014, 10:52 am

We are driving the Cabrio!

That X5 Panzer tank was waaaay too much vehicle for my likes.
Zooks527 commented:
February 24, 2014, 10:59 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
WThat X5 Panzer tank was waaaay too much vehicle for my likes.
Ah, you just didn't like the license plate screws.
Nordic_Kat commented:
February 24, 2014, 11:31 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
Ah, you just didn't like the license plate screws.
I'd nearly forgotten about those ridiculous things. They were almost as comical as the wheel covers on a rental we had in Panama a couple of years ago.
Last Sight commented:
February 25, 2014, 11:53 am

I'm in! Question...do we have the ability to add a guest later?
captainaudio commented:
February 25, 2014, 12:21 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
I'm in! Question...do we have the ability to add a guest later?
Yes you do.

If you look on the web site http://www.clibtotheclouds.org you will find the change of registration form.
Fill out all six pages of the form in triplicate and fax them to Climb to the Clouds headquarters.
Your request will be submitted to the committee and you will receive an answer within 10 business days.

Only kidding. Guests can be added at any time.

CA
captainaudio commented:
February 25, 2014, 6:59 pm

I have been in contact with the Mount Washington Auto Road and found that due to some recent schedule changes Saturday June 21 is not going to be a good day for us to drive to the Summit on the MWAR.>>
This has been discussed with the crew that plan the C2C events and we concluded that it will be best to move the MWAR drive to Sunday morning (June 22nd). The good news is that on Sunday the 22nd is one of three Sunrise Drives in 2014. On Sunrise Drive days the Auto Road opens at 3:30 AM for a Sunrise Drive for cars to drive to the summit and view the sunrise from the top of the highest peak in the Northeast.>>
>>
http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/sunrise-drives/>>
>>
I am told that this is a once in a lifetime experience that you won't want to miss and several people have expressed interest. You may, however, not want to get up at 3:00AM. What we will do is divide the drive into two groups the "Early Risers" and the "Late Risers". The "Late Risers" will do the climb at around 9:30AM. This should leave enough time for those leaving Sunday to get on the road home at a reasonable hour.>>
>>
The drives on the Kancangus and Bear Notch Road and our banquet and auction to raise money for Survive The Drive will be held on Saturday. We are working out the details for other activities such as a repeat visits to Team O'Neil Rally School, The Flume and possibly the Conway Scenic Railroad:>>
http://conwayscenic.com/

There are still rooms available in our block at the Omni Mount Washington Resort but the Hotel is filling up fast so I recommend you book your rooms ASAP.

You can register for the event itself at:
http://www.climbtotheclouds.org


*******>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeaving
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySunday
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMonday
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMonday
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMonday
5JMH2MWH2FridaySunday
6MJM2MWH2FridaySunday
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturday
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMonday
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMonday
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMonday
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySunday
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySunday
Total22
Kappie commented:
February 25, 2014, 7:27 pm

Chuck,
For the sunrise tour, do we have a deadline on when we need to leave to head back down the mountain?
I think watching the sunrise will be an awesome experience and I'm really looking forward to this.
captainaudio commented:
February 25, 2014, 7:33 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Chuck,
For the sunrise tour, do we have a deadline on when we need to leave to head back down the mountain?
I think watching the sunrise will be an awesome experience and I'm really looking forward to this.
Once you are at the Summit you can stay until the road closes.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 Bretton Woods, NH

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BodyDawn
Breaks
RisesSetsDark
Descends
Day
Length
Sun2:34 A.M.5:02 A.M.8:34 P.M.11:02 P.M.15:31
Moon1:57 A.M.4:05 P.M.
Mercury5:09 A.M.7:51 P.M.
Venus3:13 A.M.5:51 P.M.
Mars2:00 P.M.1:19 A.M.
Jupiter6:57 A.M.10:03 P.M.
Saturn4:40 P.M.2:51 A.M.
Uranus1:20 A.M.2:09 P.M.
Neptune11:53 P.M.10:47 A.M.
Pluto8:56 P.M.6:17 A.M.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time at sea level.
captainaudio commented:
February 26, 2014, 10:30 am

Omni Mount Washington Resort Web Cam

http://weather.weatherbug.com/weathe...N&camera=BRTTN

Mount Washington Observatory Web Cams

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/cam/deck/
Last Sight commented:
February 26, 2014, 11:15 am

Officially registered and booked at the Omni
captainaudio commented:
February 26, 2014, 12:55 pm

We have a number of attendees who are interested in the Sunrise Drive so it is definitely going to happen.

I will add the question to the registration page and if you are already registered PM me and let me know if you are interested in the Sunrise Drive or the 9:00 AM drive.



On Sunday the 22nd the MWAR opens at 3:30AM and Sunrise is at approx. 5:00AM



Changing your choice at the last minute (i.e. 3:00AM Sunday ) will not be a problem but we would like to get an idea of how many will be in each group.






Sunrise at the summit

CA
captainaudio commented:
February 26, 2014, 6:46 pm

One of our members who lives in New Hampshire (and wishes to remain anonymous) was kind enough to hike to the summit of Mount Washington yesterday and take a few pictures so that those of you who have not attended our previous events would see how spectacular the views are.
Unfortunately the weather was not ideal.

PM me if you would like the High Res versions.


Day Shot


Night shot
Nordic_Kat commented:
February 26, 2014, 8:22 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
We have a number of attendees who are interested in the Sunrise Drive so it is definitely going to happen.



Sunrise at the summit

CA
Captain,
We are interested in the "early riser" option as well. Curiosity question: - can you find out from the MWAR folks if the snack bar at the summit house will be open for breakfast for early risers; if not when does it open?

Thanks!
captainaudio commented:
February 26, 2014, 8:32 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Captain,
We are interested in the "early riser" option as well. Curiosity question: - can you find out from the MWAR folks if the snack bar at the summit house will be open for breakfast for early risers; if not when does it open?

Thanks!
Quote:

Sunday, June 22 – open at 3:30 AM
Sunday, July 27 – open at 4:00 AM
Sunday, August 31 – open at 4:30 AM Sunrise is at 6:00am

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open early on three Sundays in 2014, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. On June 22, the Auto Road will open at 3:30 AM, on July 27 at 4:00 AM and at 4:30 AM on August 31, which will allow guests to arrive early enough to watch the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean. Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply. The Mt. Washington Auto Road recommends not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend a few additional minutes at the Toll House due to traffic.
The State Park building will be open with limited food service on all three of these mornings.
http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/driv...unrise-drives/



So far everyone that responded is interested in the Sunrise Drive.
Kappie commented:
February 26, 2014, 9:26 pm

Normal hours listed below. I hope they have something decent after the early morning ascent, as Chuck mentions they will be open early for Sunrise Drive.
Even Dunkin isn't open that early for a 'box of Joe'.
Maybe someone can create and auction off a picnic basket for the trip then we can all share.


The Cafeteria and Gift shop is open daily, operating hours are as follows:
May 18 to June 7 - 10:00 am to 4 pm
June 8 to June 21 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 22 to September 3 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 4 to October 21 - 10:00 am to 4 pm
Last Sight commented:
February 26, 2014, 9:28 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Maybe someone can create and auction off a picnic basket for the trip then we can all share.

Hopefully this doesn't happen:
Kappie commented:
February 26, 2014, 9:31 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
Hopefully this doesn't happen:
Ha ha that's awesome!
captainaudio commented:
February 28, 2014, 3:51 pm

Latest registration list:

*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>********>********>********>********>********>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeavingMWAR
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
5JMH2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
6MJM2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturdaySunrise
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMondaySunrise
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMondaySunrise
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySundaySunrise
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySundaySunrise?
13Last Sight1MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
Total23
Thunder Dump commented:
March 1, 2014, 11:36 am

Registered me and Mrs. Dump
Bemo commented:
March 1, 2014, 2:22 pm

We'll join the sunrise climb.
Thunder Dump commented:
March 1, 2014, 2:26 pm

So after trying to book a hotel in Tilton for Friday night to be able to enjoy all that is filthy and bacon-covered at the Tilton Diner on Saturday morning, I discovered that the weekend of 06/20-06/22 is the end of Bike Week up at Laconia, and as such most hotels are either booked solid or requiring a three-night minimum. For those planning on staying elsewhere besides the Omni hotels up on the Mt Washington property, I recommend booking sooner rather than later.
captainaudio commented:
March 1, 2014, 4:19 pm

It is also the weekend of the foot race up the mountain and Minis on Top so I also recommend booking ASAP


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MJM commented:
March 15, 2014, 9:34 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Latest registration list:

*******>*******>*******>********>********>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeavingMWAR
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
5JMH2MWH2FridaySunday
6MJM2MWH2FridaySunday
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturdaySunrise
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMondaySunrise
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMonday
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySundaySunrise
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySundaySunrise?
13Last Sight1MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
Total23
Please update my registration to include my wife and I for the Sunrise Drive. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!
jmh commented:
March 16, 2014, 2:52 am

I'll be doing the Sunrise ride as well
captainaudio commented:
March 16, 2014, 3:11 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Normal hours listed below. I hope they have something decent after the early morning ascent, as Chuck mentions they will be open early for Sunrise Drive.
Even Dunkin isn't open that early for a 'box of Joe'.
Maybe someone can create and auction off a picnic basket for the trip then we can all share.


The Cafeteria and Gift shop is open daily, operating hours are as follows:
May 18 to June 7 - 10:00 am to 4 pm
June 8 to June 21 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 22 to September 3 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 4 to October 21 - 10:00 am to 4 pm
I'll see of I can get the Omni to have coffee in the Lobby before we leave for the climb.
stones399 commented:
March 18, 2014, 2:06 am

So it looks like I'm the last hold out on the Sunrise drive. I've been scratching my head about it for a while; weighing that deathly early hour (for me) against the beauty of a possible once in a lifetime experience w/ a bunch a fellow enthusiasts, etc.

But I'm afraid of climbing alone , so throw my hat into the circle of early-risers for the ascent into darkness w/ the Donner party!

It'll either be early to bed or pull an all-nighter!
captainaudio commented:
March 18, 2014, 7:57 am

Updated registration list:

*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>********>********>********>********>********>********>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeavingMWAR
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
5JMH2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
6MJM2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturdaySunrise
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMondaySunrise
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMondaySunrise
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySundaySunrise
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySundaySunrise?
13Last Sight1MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
Total23
Bemo commented:
March 18, 2014, 5:50 pm

Anyone care to enlighten me as to why a VERY prominent name is, so far, missing from this year's list?
Zooks527 commented:
March 18, 2014, 6:03 pm

There's a number of names missing of people who have said they're going.

From my perspective, I think it just means those people haven't gone through the process of registering / PayPal / etc. at this point in time.

I'm kind of surprised at the number of people planning to do the sunrise climb. Assuming there'll be a line to go up at 3:30, you'll want to get there in the 3:15 timeframe. That means leaving the hotel at 2:30 or so, which means getting up at 1:30 - 2:00 or so. Figure dinner ends around 8:00, add a couple of hours of socializing, in the room at 10:00. Can't say I find doing Sunday on 3.5 hours sleep appealing.
Bemo commented:
March 18, 2014, 6:43 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
There's a number of names missing of people who have said they're going.

From my perspective, I think it just means those people haven't gone through the process of registering / PayPal / etc. at this point in time.

I'm kind of surprised at the number of people planning to do the sunrise climb. Assuming there'll be a line to go up at 3:30, you'll want to get there in the 3:15 timeframe. That means leaving the hotel at 2:30 or so, which means getting up at 1:30 - 2:00 or so. Figure dinner ends around 8:00, add a couple of hours of socializing, in the room at 10:00. Can't say I find doing Sunday on 3.5 hours sleep appealing.
I shall hope you're right. As for the Sunrise Drive, I agree that it will be tasking. M-Rated and Furby like to cuddle and get their beauty sleep but such is life!

Let the camaraderie begin!
captainaudio commented:
March 18, 2014, 7:05 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
I shall hope you're right. As for the Sunrise Drive, I agree that it will be tasking. M-Rated and Furby like to cuddle and get their beauty sleep but such is life!

Let the camaraderie begin!
I'll speak to the MWAR but the last time I did they did not seem to think we needed to arrive at 3:30.

Sunrise on June 22nd will be at 4:55AM
Nordic_Kat commented:
March 18, 2014, 10:40 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
There's a number of names missing of people who have said they're going.

From my perspective, I think it just means those people haven't gone through the process of registering / PayPal / etc. at this point in time.

I'm kind of surprised at the number of people planning to do the sunrise climb. Assuming there'll be a line to go up at 3:30, you'll want to get there in the 3:15 timeframe. That means leaving the hotel at 2:30 or so, which means getting up at 1:30 - 2:00 or so. Figure dinner ends around 8:00, add a couple of hours of socializing, in the room at 10:00. Can't say I find doing Sunday on 3.5 hours sleep appealing.
Perhaps in light of the "Sunlight Drive" Saturday evening's events will start slightly earlier to accommodate the intrepid among us.

I also noted as CA posted that sunrise is actually closer to 5AM so as we are only about 30 minutes away we might get a reprieve and only have to meet at 4 AM!! (mind you that is very wishful thinking.
captainaudio commented:
March 18, 2014, 10:47 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Perhaps in light of the "Sunlight Drive" Saturday evening's events will start slightly earlier to accommodate the intrepid among us.



I also noted as CA posted that sunrise is actually closer to 5AM so as we are only about 30 minutes away we might get a reprieve and only have to meet at 4 AM!! (mind you that is very wishful thinking.

We will start Saturday evenings festivities early and once again hold them at the Omni Mount Washington Resort so that we won't have to drive back to the hotel after dinner.

Details will be posted shortly.


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captainaudio commented:
March 19, 2014, 9:18 pm

captainaudio commented:
March 19, 2014, 10:02 pm

Zeichen311 commented:
March 19, 2014, 10:11 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Nice! Add the title text on the left (maybe rotated to match that strong lower-left-to-upper-right diagonal?) and you may have this year's refrigerator magnet! Or do I see an official bumper sticker in the making? The proportions work for either....

I am reminded of a thought I had when you first posted that photo: That may be the most taillights the LRP pace car ever sees in one line!
Zooks527 commented:
March 20, 2014, 5:27 am

So, is the only group climb of Mt Washington the sunrise one, or is the 9:30 one still planned?
captainaudio commented:
March 20, 2014, 6:04 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
So, is the only group climb of Mt Washington the sunrise one, or is the 9:30 one still planned?
9:30 climb is still planned.

CA
stones399 commented:
March 20, 2014, 3:37 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I thought you descended into Hell; not ascended!!!

The goat gives the whole theme even more demonic . Subtle but significant!
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Nordic_Kat commented:
March 20, 2014, 4:21 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
I thought you descended into Hell; not ascended!!!

The goat gives the whole theme even more demonic . Subtle but significant!
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Think about it..... how many times have you seen a new to BMW member welcomed with the words, "Welcome to the Dark Side."

Thunder Dump commented:
March 20, 2014, 7:50 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Updated registration list:

*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>*******>********>********>********>********>********>********>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeavingMWAR
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
5JMH2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
6MJM2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturdaySunrise
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMondaySunrise
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMondaySunrise
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySundaySunrise
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySundaySunrise?
13Last Sight1MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
Total23
Ahem.......
captainaudio commented:
March 20, 2014, 8:43 pm

*******>********>
Screen NameNumber in PartyStaying atNightsArrivingLeavingMWAR
1Nhman4MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
2Bemo2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
3Lqaddict1MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
4CaptainAudio2MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise
5JMH2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
6MJM2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
7ProfessorCook1Day Tripper0SaturdaySaturdaySunrise
8Kappie1The Lodge3FridayMondaySunrise
9Stones3391MWH3FridayMondaySunrise
10Furby0762MWH4ThursdayMondaySunrise?
11Nordic_Kat2MWH1SaturdaySundaySunrise
12Bob Green2The Lodge2FridaySundaySunrise?
13Last Sight1MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
14Thunder Dump2MWH2FridaySundaySunrise
Total25
captainaudio commented:
March 20, 2014, 8:54 pm

Kappie commented:
March 20, 2014, 9:03 pm

Nice picture!
stones399 commented:
March 20, 2014, 9:43 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Think about it..... how many times have you seen a new to BMW member welcomed with the words, "Welcome to the Dark Side."

Ahhh! The never ending battle between good & evil. Can't wait to meet all y'all.
3 months and counting!!!
(Too bad it's going to snow (again) on Tuesday. )

Are these the "Dark Side Welcoming Committee"?




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captainaudio commented:
March 20, 2014, 10:54 pm

Bemo commented:
March 22, 2014, 8:37 am

If Bob decides to join the sunrise climb, you should auction off the 2 rear seats of the pace car, could be quite the exciting drive!
angler commented:
March 24, 2014, 10:50 am

MR and Mrs Angler booked today. Only caveat, Mrs Angler bought a semi and said if the banquet goes as long as it did last year she is going to put many, many holes into many, many BMW's
just saying.............
captainaudio commented:
March 24, 2014, 10:59 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
MR and Mrs Angler booked today. Only caveat, Mrs Angler bought a semi and said if the banquet goes as long as it did last year she is going to put many, many holes into many, many BMW's
just saying.............
Don't forget to go to www.climbtotheclouds.org to register for the event.

CA
angler commented:
March 24, 2014, 11:02 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Don't forget to go to www.climbtotheclouds.org to register for the event.

CA
Will do!
Kappie commented:
March 24, 2014, 11:14 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
MR and Mrs Angler booked today. Only caveat, Mrs Angler bought a semi and said if the banquet goes as long as it did last year she is going to put many, many holes into many, many BMW's
just saying.............
Can we auction off the vest first? I'm game for pre-bidding on the vest!
Nordic_Kat commented:
March 24, 2014, 2:20 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Can we auction off the vest first? I'm game for pre-bidding on the vest!
I'm thinking that a Kevlar Car Cover might be a popular auction item as well.
angler commented:
March 24, 2014, 4:32 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
I'm thinking that a Kevlar Car Cover might be a popular auction item as well.
That would work as long as it was in the first 30 minutes or all bets are off.
furby076 commented:
March 24, 2014, 5:52 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
After the last sunrise tour that Mrs Furball and I did, she has forbidden anymore sunrise tours. I cannot blame her. For that one, we will keep the bed warm and wait for you all to return

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
Ahhh! The never ending battle between good & evil. Can't wait to meet all y'all.


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Clearly that's the Audi version of Star Wars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
If Bob decides to join the sunrise climb, you should auction off the 2 rear seats of the pace car, could be quite the exciting drive!
If you want an exciting drive experience then sit in the backseat of my car. I highly recommend Depends.
angler commented:
March 24, 2014, 5:55 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
After the last sunrise tour that Mrs Furball and I did, she has forbidden anymore sunrise tours. I cannot blame her. For that one, we will keep the bed warm and wait for you all to return



Clearly that's the Audi version of Star Wars



If you want an exciting drive experience then sit in the backseat of my car. I highly recommend Depends.
to cheap to buy her good makeup?
angler commented:
March 24, 2014, 6:08 pm

Just told her its official I booked! She looked at me with one of her strange smiles, her eyes got all weird and the next thing I know she is in the back yard practicing! Can I bring the Audi??
Bemo commented:
March 24, 2014, 7:52 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
...
If you want an exciting drive experience then sit in the backseat of my car. I highly recommend Depends.
Great tip, as it would take 6+ hours to make it to the top!
captainaudio commented:
March 25, 2014, 8:36 pm

The updated Climb To The Clouds Six web site is on line at:

http://www.climbtotheclouds.org

CA
Zooks527 commented:
March 26, 2014, 12:10 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
The updated Climb To The Clouds Six web site is on line at:
http://www.climbtotheclouds.org
From the website, it appears that the schedule is currently:

Friday
Conway Scenic Railway (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page340.htm)

Saturday
Kancamagus drive (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page340.htm)
Cocktails (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page340.htm)
Bear Notch (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page340.htm)
Team O'Neil Rally School (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/inde...s/Page2805.htm)
Dinner/Auction (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page340.htm)

Sunday
Sunrise climb (http://www.climbtotheclouds.org/index_files/Page613.htm)


Or am I missing something?


George
Thunder Dump commented:
March 27, 2014, 7:07 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
You forgot the Great Goat Hunt and Jamboree on Saturday night.
angler commented:
March 27, 2014, 8:08 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
after banq party that goes until we leave for the sunrise cruise! :beerchug ::guit ar:
Bemo commented:
March 27, 2014, 8:09 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
after banq party that goes until we leave for the sunrise cruise!

What I've been telling everyone...party and drive straight up the mountain...while Furby is sucking pillows!


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angler commented:
March 27, 2014, 8:11 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
What I've been telling everyone...party and drive straight up the mountain...while Furby is sucking pillows!


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does his car have enough power to make it up the mountain??
Bemo commented:
April 1, 2014, 6:47 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
does his car have enough power to make it up the mountain??

It's the driver I worry about, not the car. Furball's driving abilities, or lack thereof, have been observed on numerous occasions, in particular, Bear Notch Road. Take comfort in joining the sunrise climb, since he won't be there!


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nhman commented:
April 1, 2014, 7:59 pm

With a full day of activities on Saturday followed by the sunrise drive up Mt. Washington, I decided to extend my stay through Monday. I suspect that I'll be keeping a low-profile Sunday afternoon.
furby076 commented:
April 2, 2014, 2:33 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
after banq party that goes until we leave for the sunrise cruise! :beerchug ::guit ar:
Gotta say, that's how most of my nights go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
What I've been telling everyone...party and drive straight up the mountain...while Furby is sucking pillows!
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You laugh now, but wait till 4AM rolls around. You will be getting dressed and muttering "I hate you furby, i hate you..."

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
does his car have enough power to make it up the mountain??
HPFP FTW!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
It's the driver I worry about, not the car. Furball's driving abilities, or lack thereof, have been observed on numerous occasions, in particular, Bear Notch Road. Take comfort in joining the sunrise climb, since he won't be there!
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Instinct driver. No training required.
captainaudio commented:
April 2, 2014, 4:23 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Instinct driver. No training required.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7IRAnYLEZ0
Zeichen311 commented:
April 2, 2014, 4:39 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Right, right, left, right, right, right, right ... way harder than it looks.

(I'm amazed he missed all that Armco.)
captainaudio commented:
April 2, 2014, 4:44 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeichen311 View Post
Right, right, left, right, right, right, right ... way harder than it looks.

(I'm amazed he missed all that Armco.)
So who knows what he did wrong?
Zeichen311 commented:
April 2, 2014, 4:57 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
So who knows what he did wrong?
Two wheels onto the grass while braking? Seems to me like a recipe for the kind of torque you don't want.
captainaudio commented:
April 2, 2014, 7:13 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeichen311 View Post
Two wheels onto the grass while braking? Seems to me like a recipe for the kind of torque you don't want.
He either braked or snapped off the accelerator when at least one wheel (the left rear) was on the grass. The Formula Skip Barber Cars are very unforgiving when you do something that unsettles the car. They are very responsive but very bare bones. They do not have anti-lock brakes or traction control and they do not like to coast. You have to be on the brakes or the throttle (even if it is "Maintenance Throttle") or the brakes at all times to keep the car settled on the suspension. The transmissions do not have synchros and need to be double clutched so a poorly rev matched downshift will likely spin the car (Trailing Clutch Oversteer or "TCO"). Once you get the hang of it they are easy to steer with the brakes and the throttle but will bite you in the butt very quickly if you do something wrong.

My only major LRP off track excursion was at the end of the down hill (a bit past where he went off). I early apexed the turn and ran out of road. Once I went off the track and onto the grass I was a passenger and the car hit the tire wall. It was a while before I took the down hill at close to the limits again.

CA
captainaudio commented:
April 15, 2014, 5:41 pm

I joined the Mount Washington Observatory this year. I felt that since Climb to the Clouds depends on them it was a worthwhile cause.

I received this email today and am posting it here in case anyone is interested in making a contribution.


*******>********>
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Dear Captain,

Our fiscal year ends in two weeks and we’re still $33,132 away from our goal. The new website, and our operations budget, hinges on this campaign. Please, help us end the year without a deficit by making a tax-deductible donation of any amount:



Backcountry skiers are descending upon Mount Washington's ravines to enjoy the spring snow, and as hiking trails emerge from the ice, thousands more visitors will come. Perhaps you will be one of them.

The weather reports, forecasts, webcams and other resources we make available to all backcountry users are funded through individual donations, and we need your support to continue offering these services.

Please, donate to our fiscal year-end campaign and help us continue our work on Mount Washington—today's weather observations inform tomorrow's weather and climate research. Your gift is an investment in our future as a scientific institution.

Thank you for your support!>>

*******>********>
Sincerely,

Scot Henley
Executive Director>>

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Mount Washington Observatory
Post Office Box 2310
North Conway, NH 03860
(800) 706-0432>>

furby076 commented:
April 17, 2014, 10:39 pm

Summer is a comin (one day) and so is C2C6!
nhman commented:
April 28, 2014, 12:43 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I have a deposit on an M4 but I don't expect it to be built until after C2C6.

CA
captain, have you moved forward with your order on the M4? If so, any chance that it will be delivered before C2C6?
captainaudio commented:
April 28, 2014, 3:25 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhman View Post
captain, have you moved forward with your order on the M4? If so, any chance that it will be delivered before C2C6?
I will not have an M4 at C2C6
furby076 commented:
April 28, 2014, 3:35 pm

Any updates on numbers? Who is showing up, and who is staying home knitting?

BTW, does anyone know if Omni Mt Washington is pet friendly or not? The Furball is soon to be getting a four legged furball and it would be great if she could come with
furby076 commented:
April 28, 2014, 3:36 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I will not have an M4 at C2C6
Will you be doing ED?
Bemo commented:
April 28, 2014, 5:38 pm

Captain - I finally registered for the 1 day driving school @ LRP, on 5/15. LQAddict will be in attendance as well. Care to join us and observe 1st hand what an awful driver I am?

Btw, have you considered auctioning off LRP hot laps with Simon? I would definitely bid!!
captainaudio commented:
April 28, 2014, 6:59 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Captain - I finally registered for the 1 day driving school @ LRP, on 5/15. LQAddict will be in attendance as well. Care to join us and observe 1st hand what an awful driver I am?

Btw, have you considered auctioning off LRP hot laps with Simon? I would definitely bid!!
I'll see Simon this weekend and ask him.
Kappie commented:
April 28, 2014, 10:42 pm

Do we have a listing of items going up for auction?
captainaudio commented:
April 29, 2014, 12:59 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Do we have a listing of items going up for auction?
There will be an auction web site.
I will have it up this week.

So far I have some interesting items. Mostly BMW Motorsports related.

CA
captainaudio commented:
April 29, 2014, 9:14 pm

The C2C6 Banquet and Auction will be held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort on Saturday June 21st.

Cocktail hour will be at 5pm and dinner will be at 6PM.
Dinner will be a buffet with a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian entrees.

The menu is published on the banquet page of the web site at
http://www.climbtotheclouds.org

Cost will be $67 for adults and $34 for children under 12.

This year in the interest of time we will have both a silent auction and a conventional auction. The auction web site will be on line in a few days as will details about our visit to the Team O'Neil Rally School and Friday Night dinner in the dining car on the Conway Scenic Railway.
http://conwayscenic.com/

You can go directly to the banquet registration site at:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.c...75&oseq=&c=&ch=

CA
lqaddict commented:
May 1, 2014, 1:43 pm

Got my banquet ticket.
CA, I don't believe I said I would like to attend the sunrise climb on Sunday morning
Now, I wish I got my 2-series in time for the event

P.S. BTW, me and Bemo's will be attending the Skip Barber's school May 15th
Bemo commented:
May 1, 2014, 3:01 pm

Got our banquet tickets as well, just now.

The 3er got all of its fluids flushed earlier today (Transmission, Transfer Case, Differentials, Power Steering, Brakes) and is ready for this year's pilgrimage to New Hampshire!
lqaddict commented:
May 1, 2014, 3:44 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Got our banquet tickets as well, just now.

The 3er got all of its fluids flushed earlier today (Transmission, Transfer Case, Differentials, Power Steering, Brakes) and is ready for this year's pilgrimage to New Hampshire!
You are not taking the school bus?
captainaudio commented:
May 1, 2014, 7:14 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Got our banquet tickets as well, just now.

The 3er got all of its fluids flushed earlier today (Transmission, Transfer Case, Differentials, Power Steering, Brakes) and is ready for this year's pilgrimage to New Hampshire!
Took the E93 to BMW Manhattan for Spring Service.

Heading to Lime Rock Tomorrow for Drivers Club Track Days and the "Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook" car show on Saturday

CA
Bemo commented:
May 1, 2014, 7:25 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Took the E93 to BMW Manhattan for Spring Service.

Heading to Lime Rock Tomorrow for Drivers Club Track Days and the "Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook" car show on Saturday

CA


Nice! Enjoy and hopefully you can convince Simon to agree to charity Hot Laps. When are you picking up the new beast??


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captainaudio commented:
May 4, 2014, 9:24 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Captain - I finally registered for the 1 day driving school @ LRP, on 5/15. LQAddict will be in attendance as well. Care to join us and observe 1st hand what an awful driver I am?

Btw, have you considered auctioning off LRP hot laps with Simon? I would definitely bid!!
I may come to the track and watch you guys.

Interested in dinner at the Falls Village Inn afterwards?

CA
Bemo commented:
May 5, 2014, 12:25 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I may come to the track and watch you guys.

Interested in dinner at the Falls Village Inn afterwards?

CA
Sure, I'd love to catch-up afterwards, that is, if our stomachs are capable of accepting food after a day of driving at the school.

I'll buy the 1st round!
///M-ratedE90 commented:
May 5, 2014, 8:48 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Sure, I'd love to catch-up afterwards, that is, if our stomachs are capable of accepting food after a day of driving at the school.

I'll buy the 1st round!
You'll be starving. You use a lot of physical and nervous energy. Also, keep drinking (water and gatorade) through the day. If you don't, it catches you at the end of the day...right when you have the most confidence in your ability and closer to your's and the car's limits. A bad combination!

Have a great time - You'll love it!
captainaudio commented:
May 5, 2014, 10:54 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Nice! Enjoy and hopefully you can convince Simon to agree to charity Hot Laps. When are you picking up the new beast??


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We visited Sam and Ellen Posey at their art Studio. Ellen has completed another panel for her American Mural Project (http://www.wallofamerica.com).

This picture of Ellen and Marsha standing in front of it gives an idea of the scale of the paintings and this is only a small portion of the entire mural which will be 120 feet long, five stories high and 10 feet deep.

Bemo commented:
May 5, 2014, 11:39 pm

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Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
You'll be starving. You use a lot of physical and nervous energy. Also, keep drinking (water and gatorade) through the day. If you don't, it catches you at the end of the day...right when you have the most confidence in your ability and closer to your's and the car's limits. A bad combination!

Have a great time - You'll love it!
M - thanks for the sound advice. I will make sure to have energy bars and plenty of water on hand. Will report my thoughts and impressions, following the event.

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We visited Sam and Ellen Posey at their art Studio. Ellen has completed another panel for her American Mural Project (http://www.wallofamerica.com).

This picture of Ellen and Marsha standing in front of it gives an idea of the scale of the paintings and this is only a small portion of the entire mural which will be 120 feet long, five stories high and 10 feet deep.

Captain - the quality and scale of the panel is incredible, I can't even imagine the dimensions of the completed mural, at 120 feet of length and 5 stories high! Marsha looks good in the picture, hope both of you are doing OK.
captainaudio commented:
May 6, 2014, 8:53 am

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Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
M - thanks for the sound advice. I will make sure to have energy bars and plenty of water on hand. Will report my thoughts and impressions, following the event.



Captain - the quality and scale of the panel is incredible, I can't even imagine the dimensions of the completed mural, at 120 feet of length and 5 stories high! Marsha looks good in the picture, hope both of you are doing OK.
I spoke to Ellen about a 2014 Fall Foliage Run that includes a visit to the mural.
CA
captainaudio commented:
May 8, 2014, 7:11 am

Only a few days left to take advantage of the group rate at the Omni.

CA


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lqaddict commented:
May 8, 2014, 2:22 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I spoke to Ellen about a 2014 Fall Foliage Run that includes a visit to the mural.
CA
Hopefully by the time the Fall Foliage Run is at the door I will have my new shiny M235i ready for the drive
By the way, I forgot what hidden gems New York State and Westchester and Dutches Counties can offer. Two days ago I took my car in for a service at my dealer up by the Bear Mountain, and took the 6 over the Bear Mountain Bridge to Peekskill, NY - it inspired me to take the 9W back home later at the day.
stones399 commented:
May 8, 2014, 7:57 pm

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Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
Hopefully by the time the Fall Foliage Run is at the door I will have my new shiny M235i ready for the drive
By the way, I forgot what hidden gems New York State and Westchester and Dutches Counties can offer. Two days ago I took my car in for a service at my dealer up by the Bear Mountain, and took the 6 over the Bear Mountain Bridge to Peekskill, NY - it inspired me to take the 9W back home later at the day.
Oh ya, that is a really great road except for when you get stuck behind the 15mph leaf-peeper or scaredy-cat w/ the stones wall so close!

Looking forward to both C2C and then Foliage Run. See y'all there.
captainaudio commented:
May 9, 2014, 5:16 pm

One of my favorite roads in the area north of NYC is the Storm King Highway.



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One of the most scenic drives in New York State, the Storm King Highway straddles the Hudson Highlands along the west bank of the Hudson River between the village of Cornwall and West Point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQg94k-eL9c
bagbklyn commented:
May 9, 2014, 10:12 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
One of my favorite roads in the area north of NYC is the Storm King Highway.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQg94k-eL9c

This is truly a 'gem'. One that I have to visit in the near future! So close to the city but seeming like a world away. Thank You


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captainaudio commented:
May 10, 2014, 9:18 am



If you are planning to attend and have not yet registered or booked your room.

1. Book your room at the Omni Mount Washington Resort
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel...FYFQOgodMWcA9Q

Group Code is: 061714BIMMERFES

There are only 10 more days to take advantage of the group discount.

2. Register for the event and the banquet at:
http://www.climbtotheclouds.org

Links to the registration site are on the Register page.

CA
captainaudio commented:
May 18, 2014, 7:39 pm

Only one month to go.

If you have not booked your room do it ASAP as the group rate expires in a few days,

Group code is: 061714BIMMERFES

After you book your hotel room remember to register for the event and the banquet (two separate registrations)

Links to the Omni Web Site and the event and banquet registration sites are on the web site at www.climbtotheclouds.org
captainaudio commented:
May 19, 2014, 9:25 pm

The C2C6 Auction Site is on line at:

https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/783

CA
captainaudio commented:
May 20, 2014, 11:08 pm

Official C2C6 Post Card.

There will be two of these in each Swag Bag and additional posts cards will be available.

furby076 commented:
May 21, 2014, 7:14 pm

Great items on the auction site CA. I saw the Indy 500 tickets - looks great.
captainaudio commented:
May 21, 2014, 7:34 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Great items on the auction site CA. I saw the Indy 500 tickets - looks great.
More to come and we would appreciate any items that 'Festers contribute.

CA
angler commented:
May 22, 2014, 5:33 pm

Do we have an updated list of who is attending?
captainaudio commented:
May 22, 2014, 6:10 pm

captainaudio commented:
May 26, 2014, 8:05 pm

Latest list of C2C6 registrations.

captainaudio commented:
May 27, 2014, 10:20 pm

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Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Any chance of engaging Team O'Neil for hot lap charity rides? I know I'd bid on a few laps at the charity auction.
I have been talking to Tim O'Neil. He is very receptive to helping with the event and he may attend the banquet and speak about the Rally School.

CA
furby076 commented:
May 28, 2014, 2:22 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I have been talking to Tim O'Neil. He is very receptive to helping with the event and he may attend the banquet and speak about the Rally School.

CA
Can we do some hot laps at the school? Will they be giving us a group discount?

Also, I got a couple of items to add to the auction and just need to send you pictures and description.
captainaudio commented:
May 28, 2014, 2:31 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Can we do some hot laps at the school? Will they be giving us a group discount?

Also, I got a couple of items to add to the auction and just need to send you pictures and description.
I'll see what I can arrange.
captainaudio commented:
May 28, 2014, 4:50 pm

Team O'Neil Visit.

I spoke to Tim O'Neil and he has invited us to visit the Rally School on Saturday, June 21st. If you attend you will be given an option of Hot Laps on their track with one of the instructors in a Rally Car or an off road ride up a mountain side in a Jeep.

There will not be an additional charge and your banquet ticket will serve as your Team O'Neil Ticket. As space is limited this will be offered to the first 30 (including guests) to register for the banquet. Those who have registered for both the Banquet and the Auction will have fist choice of "Hot Laps or Mountain.

You can register for the banquet at:
www.climbtotheclouds.org

You can register for the auction at:
https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/783
There is no charge to register for the auction.

If you are already registered for the banquet you are good to go but you may want to register for the auction to make sure that you get to choose "Hot Laps or Mountain".

Tim O'Neil will be our guest at the Saturday Evening Banquet and will give a brief presentation about the school/

A Team O'Neil course will be an auction item and will be posted to the auction site as soon as we work out the details.

CA
furby076 commented:
May 29, 2014, 12:11 pm

Nice. I'll take a look at the auction site. I'm assuming it's hot laps per ticket...so Dr. Furby refuses to do hot laps/mountain. I am sacrificing and taking her hot laps

BTW, for the auction, do you plan on being the auctioneer or do you need/want help? We could potentially split the time on it.
captainaudio commented:
May 29, 2014, 5:25 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Nice. I'll take a look at the auction site. I'm assuming it's hot laps per ticket...so Dr. Furby refuses to do hot laps/mountain. I am sacrificing and taking her hot laps



BTW, for the auction, do you plan on being the auctioneer or do you need/want help? We could potentially split the time on it.

We will have a silent auction before the banquet and a short live auction at the banquet. We can share the auctioneer duties.

So far nobody has donated items. I have a family crisis to deal with and am unable to devote a lot of time to organizing the event.


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massgeek commented:
May 30, 2014, 11:01 pm

Just got the day off, myself and a guest will be at least day tripping for Saturday! Still unsure if we'll be staying for Sunday.

And yes CA - I already have my event and banquet tickets
captainaudio commented:
June 2, 2014, 9:23 am

This will be posted later today.

furby076 commented:
June 2, 2014, 10:24 am

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Originally Posted by massgeek View Post
Just got the day off, myself and a guest will be at least day tripping for Saturday! Still unsure if we'll be staying for Sunday.

And yes CA - I already have my event and banquet tickets
Stay the night. Saturday night we drink scotch and hang out.

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Latest list of C2C6 registrations.

Make me number one on the list!
napoleon commented:
June 2, 2014, 12:34 pm

Bourbon not Scotch!

I will be ariving Friday late in the day and staying until Sunday. I am staying at the lodge.

Paul
furby076 commented:
June 2, 2014, 12:59 pm

Great. You bring the bourbon, i'll bring the scotch. They have cheese and olives. I'll be arriving crazy late Thursday, so should be pretty lubbed up friday night. Staying until monday
napoleon commented:
June 2, 2014, 1:03 pm

Any preferences in Bourbon?
lqaddict commented:
June 2, 2014, 2:26 pm

I booked The Lodge for Thursday night @ $69.00 + tax + resort fees came out to a bit over a hundred bucks.
So I am staying at the Lodge for 1 night and moving into the main hotel Friday through Monday.
captainaudio commented:
June 2, 2014, 8:04 pm

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Originally Posted by lqaddict View Post
I booked The Lodge for Thursday night @ $69.00 + tax + resort fees came out to a bit over a hundred bucks.
So I am staying at the Lodge for 1 night and moving into the main hotel Friday through Monday.

We are arriving early Friday and staying through Tuesday and are off to Watkins Glen the following Thursday.


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massgeek commented:
June 2, 2014, 11:38 pm

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Stay the night. Saturday night we drink scotch and hang out.
I just got Sunday off of work - it's just a matter of making sure my companion can stay the night with me! I won't end up staying at the MWR this time, but I'll probably end up making a last minute decision.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 3, 2014, 12:00 am

CA,

Have you finalized a rendezvous point on Saturday AM for those of us who aren't staying at Mt. Washington on Friday night?
captainaudio commented:
June 3, 2014, 9:38 am

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
CA,

Have you finalized a rendezvous point on Saturday AM for those of us who aren't staying at Mt. Washington on Friday night?
I don't know if there will be a Tilton meet this year as almost everyone will be at the MWR Friday night.

Saturdays plans at this point are to assemble at the MWR and then drive to the McDonalds in Lincoln. Since everyone pre-registered via Pay Pal we will not have to take the time to collect registration fees.

From McDonalds we will drive the Kancamagus to Bear Notch Road take Bear Notch Road to Route 302 and stop at Crawford Notch State Park. From Crawford Notch we will head back to the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

We will then head to Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton and then back to the Omni for cocktail hour and the banquet.

There are two possible routes from the Omni to Lincoln. The first one is shorter but has some highway driving and the second one is longer but incorporates some nice twisties.

We will break up into groups of 5 to 6 cars each and we need some volunteers to lead the Groups.


Saturday AM route 1.



Saturday AM route 2

If we decide on Route 2 I think we should leave the MWR at 8:00 AM.

My choice would be Route 1 but I will see what the responses to this post are before I make a final decision. I think that the shorter route plus the trip from the Omni to Team O'Neil and back will be plenty of driving.

CA
furby076 commented:
June 3, 2014, 9:44 am

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Originally Posted by napoleon View Post
Any preferences in Bourbon?
Something good.

I think laphroig will be the scotch I bring. 10 year. The 18 year sucks.

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Originally Posted by massgeek View Post
I just got Sunday off of work - it's just a matter of making sure my companion can stay the night with me! I won't end up staying at the MWR this time, but I'll probably end up making a last minute decision.
You are practically out in the middle of nowhere. Your companions decision is to stay the night or hitch hike home.
captainaudio commented:
June 3, 2014, 9:51 am

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Something good.

I think laphroig will be the scotch I bring. 10 year. The 18 year sucks.



You are practically out in the middle of nowhere. Your companions decision is to stay the night or hitch hike home.
I was told that in the 1920s my Great Uncle Nunzio used to make 18 year old scotch in 4 hours.

CA
furby076 commented:
June 3, 2014, 9:57 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I was told that in the 1920s my Great Uncle Nunzio used to make 18 year old scotch in 4 hours.

CA
Was it tasty?
captainaudio commented:
June 3, 2014, 10:07 am

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Was it tasty?
I have to admit that I am not exactly a connoisseur of Scotch.

If you put a glass of 25 year old single malt in front of me I would not be sure whether I should drink it or use it to clean paint brushes.

CA
ProfessorCook commented:
June 3, 2014, 11:52 am

Hi guys,

I'm staying at the Arms Inn on Saturday night. 'Good chance I'll have my wife, Marcia, along for some of the events. There's no freaking way she's getting up at 3 a.m. for the Auto Road climb.

That being said... I'll be driving up on Saturday morning and I'd be glad to meet up with any others at the Tilt'n Diner as we've done in years past. We can then head up on some of DSX's roads to rendezvous with others in Lincoln. I'm not sure what time to be there, but I'm guessing we'd meet at the diner around 7:30, leave the diner around 8:30, and meet up in Lincoln around 9:15. Does that make sense?
captainaudio commented:
June 3, 2014, 12:20 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
Hi guys,

I'm staying at the Arms Inn on Saturday night. 'Good chance I'll have my wife, Marcia, along for some of the events. There's no freaking way she's getting up at 3 a.m. for the Auto Road climb.

That being said... I'll be driving up on Saturday morning and I'd be glad to meet up with any others at the Tilt'n Diner as we've done in years past. We can then head up on some of DSX's roads to rendezvous with others in Lincoln. I'm not sure what time to be there, but I'm guessing we'd meet at the diner around 7:30, leave the diner around 8:30, and meet up in Lincoln around 9:15. Does that make sense?
That sounds like a good plan to me.

CA
furby076 commented:
June 3, 2014, 1:26 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I have to admit that I am not exactly a connoisseur of Scotch.

If you put a glass of 25 year old single malt in front of me I would not be sure whether I should drink it or use it to clean paint brushes.

CA
Age isn't everything. For example, I love Laphroig 10 year, and can't stand the 18 year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
Hi guys,

I'm staying at the Arms Inn on Saturday night. 'Good chance I'll have my wife, Marcia, along for some of the events. There's no freaking way she's getting up at 3 a.m. for the Auto Road climb.

That being said... I'll be driving up on Saturday morning and I'd be glad to meet up with any others at the Tilt'n Diner as we've done in years past. We can then head up on some of DSX's roads to rendezvous with others in Lincoln. I'm not sure what time to be there, but I'm guessing we'd meet at the diner around 7:30, leave the diner around 8:30, and meet up in Lincoln around 9:15. Does that make sense?
Shove her in the trunk before she goes to sleep and she can make the 3AM climb. You have a problem...I have a solution.

I'll meet up anywhere is convenient for the group. Didn't we do McDonalds two years ago? At least I remember parking in the middle of their lot preventing other BMWs from reaching a good parking space, and then taking peoples money. Boy that trip to Tahiti was fun. I mean, C2C4 was fun.
captainaudio commented:
June 3, 2014, 3:11 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Age isn't everything. For example, I love Laphroig 10 year, and can't stand the 18 year.
I am a connoisseur of fine wine.

Picked up this bottle at an auction a few weeks ago.

furby076 commented:
June 3, 2014, 3:20 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I am a connoisseur of fine wine.

Picked up this bottle at an auction a few weeks ago.

Feel free to bring it to C2C and I'll allow you to let me try some
stones399 commented:
June 3, 2014, 8:57 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Age isn't everything. For example, I love Laphroig 10 year, and can't stand the 18 year.
So I've never heard of Laphroaig much less swallowed it. Do you think a nice Camacho Connecticut or a Carlos Toranos Exodus 1959 would pair well with it? Davidoff's are out of my comfort zone (unless I'm on a cruise where they only cost $7.50 )

I may try to bring up the mixings for a Dark & Stormy if so allowed.

CA,
As for the driving route preference, I'm game for either course. Some highway action may be relaxing break but the twisties can always be enjoyed also.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 3, 2014, 9:43 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
Hi guys,

I'm staying at the Arms Inn on Saturday night. 'Good chance I'll have my wife, Marcia, along for some of the events. There's no freaking way she's getting up at 3 a.m. for the Auto Road climb.

That being said... I'll be driving up on Saturday morning and I'd be glad to meet up with any others at the Tilt'n Diner as we've done in years past. We can then head up on some of DSX's roads to rendezvous with others in Lincoln. I'm not sure what time to be there, but I'm guessing we'd meet at the diner around 7:30, leave the diner around 8:30, and meet up in Lincoln around 9:15. Does that make sense?

Tilt'n'Diner Plan Approved! I'm sure we can further refine timing as needed.

Let Marcia sleep in - you'll be back from the mountain just in time to bring her breakfast in bed!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
That sounds like a good plan to me.

CA


Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Shove her in the trunk before she goes to sleep and she can make the 3AM climb. You have a problem...I have a solution.
Says the dude who three pages back when the sunrise drive was announced proclaimed he would be snuggled in bed until 10 AM Sunday morning.

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I am a connoisseur of fine wine.

Picked up this bottle at an auction a few weeks ago.

Silly me, I thought C2C was a driving event - And I let my Wine Spectator subscription lapse in favor of my Roundel subscription.
angler commented:
June 3, 2014, 11:00 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I don't know if there will be a Tilton meet this year as almost everyone will be at the MWR Friday night.

Saturdays plans at this point are to assemble at the MWR and then drive to the McDonalds in Lincoln. Since everyone pre-registered via Pay Pal we will not have to take the time to collect registration fees.

From McDonalds we will drive the Kancamagus to Bear Notch Road take Bear Notch Road to Route 302 and stop at Crawford Notch State Park. From Crawford Notch we will head back to the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

We will then head to Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton and then back to the Omni for cocktail hour and the banquet.

There are two possible routes from the Omni to Lincoln. The first one is shorter but has some highway driving and the second one is longer but incorporates some nice twisties.

We will break up into groups of 5 to 6 cars each and we need some volunteers to lead the Groups.


Saturday AM route 1.



Saturday AM route 2

If we decide on Route 2 I think we should leave the MWR at 8:00 AM.

My choice would be Route 1 but I will see what the responses to this post are before I make a final decision. I think that the shorter route plus the trip from the Omni to Team O'Neil and back will be plenty of driving.

CA
More twisties the better, its only 13 miles more........
///M-ratedE90 commented:
June 4, 2014, 9:02 am

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Originally Posted by angler View Post
More twisties the better, its only 13 miles more........
There is plenty of room elsewhere in the forum for making comments about "twisties"...unless it is about a St Maarten key lime in a Bombay Sapphire G'n'T.
furby076 commented:
June 4, 2014, 9:08 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
So I've never heard of Laphroaig much less swallowed it. Do you think a nice Camacho Connecticut or a Carlos Toranos Exodus 1959 would pair well with it? Davidoff's are out of my comfort zone (unless I'm on a cruise where they only cost $7.50 )

I may try to bring up the mixings for a Dark & Stormy if so allowed.
I support this statement. Dark & Stormy is yummy too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Says the dude who three pages back when the sunrise drive was announced proclaimed he would be snuggled in bed until 10 AM Sunday morning.
10AM? That early? You're killing me!

Quote:
Originally Posted by angler View Post
More twisties the better, its only 13 miles more........
+1, I support this statement. Can we get this route pumped out to a google maps link? Then we can send it to all of the attendees as backup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M-ratedE90 View Post
There is plenty of room elsewhere in the forum for making comments about "twisties"...unless it is about a St Maarten key lime in a Bombay Sapphire G'n'T.
Nobody here want's to know about your entertainment habits.

BTW, did you get PS4 and COD Ghosts? While I think Ghosts is nice, I'm getting bored of the franchise...thinking of Battlefield or something else.
DSXMachina commented:
June 4, 2014, 9:39 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I am a connoisseur of fine wine.

Picked up this bottle at an auction a few weeks ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Feel free to bring it to C2C and I'll allow you to let me try some
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post

Silly me, I thought C2C was a driving event - And I let my Wine Spectator subscription lapse in favor of my Roundel subscription.
You won't find that wine in the Spectator. Am I the only one here who reads French? Yes, serve it to Furby, in fact let him have the whole bottle.
captainaudio commented:
June 4, 2014, 9:49 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
You won't find that wine in the Spectator. Am I the only one here who reads French? Yes, serve it to Furby, in fact let him have the whole bottle.
Perhaps not but it can probably be found in Wine Expectorator.
It is generally available from the same places that sell Chateau Mouton Oiseau de Tonnerre.

CA
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 4, 2014, 10:14 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
You won't find that wine in the Spectator. Am I the only one here who reads French?

No.
captainaudio commented:
June 4, 2014, 10:45 am

Link to proposed Saturday route on Google Maps.

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furby076 commented:
June 4, 2014, 1:03 pm

This page could not be found

If it's working for you, would you check and see if the post is listed as public?
DSXMachina commented:
June 4, 2014, 1:51 pm

CA, did you develop the map while linking to the original C2C Google map which I had made? If so you may need my password to enable it. You can do it, or I will try to enable the link for you. Please advise.
furby076 commented:
June 4, 2014, 3:38 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
You won't find that wine in the Spectator. Am I the only one here who reads French? Yes, serve it to Furby, in fact let him have the whole bottle.
You can tell me what it means, or I can google translate it. Don't make me hafta google translate it!

Sides, who speaks that sissy cheese loving surrender monkey language anyhow? I speak good ole fashion US OF A!
Bemo commented:
June 4, 2014, 7:39 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
CA, did you develop the map while linking to the original C2C Google map which I had made? If so you may need my password to enable it. You can do it, or I will try to enable the link for you. Please advise.
I hope you come out for the drive, stop hiding in the shadows! Your behavior is almost as weird as reading about French Wine or enduring Furby's wimpy posts!
DSXMachina commented:
June 4, 2014, 8:39 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
I hope you come out for the drive, stop hiding in the shadows! Your behavior is almost as weird as reading about French Wine or enduring Furby's wimpy posts!
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3No8Oy3438
captainaudio commented:
June 4, 2014, 8:56 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3No8Oy3438
The Shadow had the ability to cloud men's minds.

I have that ability too but it only works on me.

CA
Bemo commented:
June 4, 2014, 10:31 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3No8Oy3438

DSX - I'll see you at C2C, no excuses and no drama, just the open roads and fine scotch each evening!




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captainaudio commented:
June 5, 2014, 9:23 am

Anyone interested in a trip on the Conway Scenic Railway on Friday evening (June 20th). There is a 6:00 train that leaves from North Conway

Quote:
Dining Car Chocorua:
Relive the golden days of railroading as you travel aboard the elegant Dining Car Chocorua. The wonderful meals are prepared on board and are served to you with warm, friendly Yankee hospitality.

Dinner is served on the 6:00pm departure to Bartlett (1-3/4hrs). The four-course meal includes soup, salad, a variety of entree choices, and dessert. First Class train fare, dinner, taxes and gratuities are included in the price.
Beverage service is additional.

The Dining Car Chocorua is climate controlled, has a full liquor license, complete wine list, and is a smoke-free environment. Special dietary needs can be easily accommodated with advance notice. In the true spirit and tradition of railroad dining, you may be seated at tables of four with other Dining Car Guests.

ON THE VALLEY TRAIN, you'll enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars (most from the 1920s) from our 1874 train station in North Conway Village to either Conway or Bartlett and back again. Children under 4 ride FREE in Coach on the Valley Trains, and well-behaved dogs are always welcomed at Conway Scenic Railroad!
First Class seating on the Valley Trains is aboard this 1898 Pullman Parlor Observation car.
Spacious first class seating aboard the beautifully restored Pullman Parlor-Observation Car Gertrude Emma is offered on all Valley Train departures. Built in 1898 for use on the "Pennsylvania Limited," the Gertrude Emma has been restored to its original splendor with individual wicker chairs, large double-wide windows, rich mahogany woodwork, its own snack bar, and open observation platform.

Fares is 67.50 for the dining car (includes fare, meal and gratutity - beverage service is extra - full liquor license.

More info available at:
http://conwayscenic.com/

If you are interested contact the Conway Scenic Railroad at 603-356-9009 to make your reservation. Be sure to tell them that you are part of the Bimmerfest group so that we can all be seated together.





CA
captainaudio commented:
June 5, 2014, 10:38 am

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Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
CA, did you develop the map while linking to the original C2C Google map which I had made? If so you may need my password to enable it. You can do it, or I will try to enable the link for you. Please advise.
Not having very good luck with Google Maps.

The idea is to go from the Omni to McDonalds in Lincoln, the Kanc to Bear Notch then to Crawford Notch and then back to the Omni while avoiding interstates. I was planning on arriving Thursday night and checking out the route Friday AM but due to a medical appointment that can't be rescheduled I can't leave till early Friday AM. LQAddict will make a test run Friday AM to make sure there are no dirt roads, construction, etc. on the route.

We will also need a route from the Omni to Team O'Neil and back.

CA
DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 12:04 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Not having very good luck with Google Maps.

The idea is to go from the Omni to McDonalds in Lincoln, the Kanc to Bear Notch then to Crawford Notch and then back to the Omni while avoiding interstates. I was planning on arriving Thursday night and checking out the route Friday AM but due to a medical appointment that can't be rescheduled I can't leave till early Friday AM. LQAddict will make a test run Friday AM to make sure there are no dirt roads, construction, etc. on the route.

We will also need a route from the Omni to Team O'Neil and back.

CA
Omni-Kanc-BN-Omni is simple enough and you show it above anyway.

Omni-Team O'Neil-Omni is challenging. Many twists, turns and opportunities to end up in Canada.
We did it easily in C2C5 using a TomTom GPS. I will work up a Google map for you and get it posted soon, maybe this evening. It is unfortunate but '"as the crow flies" is about half the distance it takes to get there by car. One has to enter the property from the Northwest.
captainaudio commented:
June 5, 2014, 12:26 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
Omni-Kanc-BN-Omni is simple enough and you show it above anyway.

Omni-Team O'Neil-Omni is challenging. Many twists, turns and opportunities to end up in Canada.
We did it easily in C2C5 using a TomTom GPS. I will work up a Google map for you and get it posted soon, maybe this evening. It is unfortunate but '"as the crow flies" is about half the distance it takes to get there by car. One has to enter the property from the Northwest.

Chris from Team O'Neil gave me a recommend route but I had trouble entering it into Google maps. I can send it to you tonight.


C


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DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 4:07 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Chris from Team O'Neil gave me a recommend route but I had trouble entering it into Google maps. I can send it to you tonight.


C


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Appreciate that. I'll verify it by running a TomTom route using the MtWHotel as a waypoint. Will get it done this evening.

Edit: See Post 250 for link to Google Map
Thunder Dump commented:
June 5, 2014, 7:15 pm

We're staying in Tilton on Friday night so we'll be at the Tilton Diner on Saturday morning for filthy bacon. Filthy bacon is gay slang in NH.
DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 8:18 pm

Team O'Neil Rally School & Car Control Center
178 Miller Rd, Dalton, NH 03598

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...w.kl-ionwHx_pM


When leaving the Mt Washington Hotel, at the end of the access road to the resort...

Turn right onto US-302 W
17.9 mi

Turn right onto Cottage St
0.533 mi

Turn left onto Main St
285 ft

Take the 1st right onto Pleasant St
0.697 mi

Continue onto Manns Hill Rd
3.91 mi

Turn right to stay on Manns Hill Rd
0.604 mi

Continue onto Harriman Rd
738 ft

You will now start seeing small signs directing you to Team O'Neil

Turn right onto Miller Rd
0.839 mi

Turn right
679 ft

Turn right Destination will be on the right
141 ft
DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 8:40 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Not having very good luck with Google Maps.

The idea is to go from the Omni to McDonalds in Lincoln, the Kanc to Bear Notch then to Crawford Notch and then back to the Omni while avoiding interstates. I was planning on arriving Thursday night and checking out the route Friday AM but due to a medical appointment that can't be rescheduled I can't leave till early Friday AM. LQAddict will make a test run Friday AM to make sure there are no dirt roads, construction, etc. on the route.

We will also need a route from the Omni to Team O'Neil and back.

CA
I have contacts in State and local PD's. Would you like me to make some calls? Last year one phone call told me all our roads were freshly paved or in good shape.
Sorry to learn that you can't leave until Friday morning. Northern MA and Southern NH have become gridlock zones on major roads on Friday late afternoon and evenings as everyone tries to get away for Summer weekends. If you PM me your route and approximate times I'd be happy to make suggestions which might help you avoid the worst of it. I've driven from your area to NH literally hundreds of times.
captainaudio commented:
June 5, 2014, 9:32 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
I have contacts in State and local PD's. Would you like me to make some calls? Last year one phone call told me all our roads were freshly paved or in good shape.
Sorry to learn that you can't leave until Friday morning. Northern MA and Southern NH have become gridlock zones on major roads on Friday late afternoon and evenings as everyone tries to get away for Summer weekends. If you PM me your route and approximate times I'd be happy to make suggestions which might help you avoid the worst of it. I've driven from your area to NH literally hundreds of times.
Rolly,

I take the Sawmill River Parkway to 684 North and then 84 East to Hartford where I take 91 North through Mass and into Vermont where I pick up 93. I will be leaving at 7:00 AM and may hit rush hour traffic in the Hartford/Springfield Corridor but should be fine once I get past that.

It would be great if you could make some call. Tomorrow morning I will try to figure out how to share the Google map.



CA
DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 9:47 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Rolly,

I take the Sawmill River Parkway to 684 North and then 84 East to Hartford where I take 91 North through Mass and into Vermont where I pick up 93. I will be leaving at 7:00 AM and may hit rush hour traffic in the Hartford/Springfield Corridor but should be fine once I get past that.



CA
Agree totally on the route with a minor possible time saver. Instead of staying on 91 all the way to 93, why not jump off 91 at 302 which takes you all the way to the MtWH? It's a reasonably fast road, scenic, and with some stop opportunities if the need arises.
Regardless, if you make Hartford before 3:30 it should be clear sailing from there. If you hear of any problems in Hartford then jump over to 91 via 691 just north of Waterbury. It is surprisingly almost as fast as the direct route on 84. Take a look on a map and you'll see how it is a great option.


OK, I'll check into road conditions on your NH tour options. It may be Sunday before this is finished due to shift assignments.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 5, 2014, 9:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Thunder Dump View Post
We're staying in Tilton on Friday night so we'll be at the Tilton Diner on Saturday morning for filthy bacon. Filthy bacon is gay slang in NH.
YAY!!!!!
Can you order me a side of bacon and a couple of slices of buttered wheat toast so I can make a bacon sandwich when we get there? ps: I'll also need to refill my BMW approved coffee mug.
DSXMachina commented:
June 5, 2014, 9:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
YAY!!!!!
Can you order me a side of bacon and a couple of slices of buttered wheat toast so I can make a bacon sandwich when we get there? ps: I'll also need to refill my BMW approved coffee mug.
Order a BLT on toasted wheat, hold the L and the T, butter on the side. Weren't you ever a waitress? Don't answer that. I know you were never a waitress.

Edit: I was never a waitress either.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 5, 2014, 10:05 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
Weren't you ever a waitress? Don't answer that. I know you were never a waitress.

Edit: I was never a waitress either.
Nope - I was a factory worker. Can't you tell - I want to build it myself!!
captainaudio commented:
June 5, 2014, 10:16 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
Agree totally on the route with a minor possible time saver. Instead of staying on 91 all the way to 93, why not jump off 91 at 302 which takes you all the way to the MtWH? It's a reasonably fast road, scenic, and with some stop opportunities if the need arises.
Regardless, if you make Hartford before 3:30 it should be clear sailing from there. If you hear of any problems in Hartford then jump over to 91 via 691 just north of Waterbury. It is surprisingly almost as fast as the direct route on 84. Take a look on a map and you'll see how it is a great option.


OK, I'll check into road conditions on your NH tour options. It may be Sunday before this is finished due to shift assignments.
I think I will get off 91 at 302 instead of taking it all the way to 93.

If I hit rush hour in Hartford it will be morning rush hour but I expect I will just miss it.

CA
massgeek commented:
June 6, 2014, 10:23 am

New change of plans for myself, I'll be arriving Friday night, staying Saturday night and leaving sometime Sunday! :-D
captainaudio commented:
June 6, 2014, 11:27 am

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Originally Posted by massgeek View Post
New change of plans for myself, I'll be arriving Friday night, staying Saturday night and leaving sometime Sunday! :-D
Are you staying at the Omni and are you going on the Sunrise Drive?
massgeek commented:
June 6, 2014, 11:53 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Are you staying at the Omni and are you going on the Sunrise Drive?
Yes - I just booked Fri/Sat nights at the Omni, and myself and my guest will be up for the Sunrise. We'll probably join whoever goes to the Tilt'n Diner, too
stones399 commented:
June 6, 2014, 6:25 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
Order a BLT on toasted wheat, hold the L and the T, butter on the side. Weren't you ever a waitress? Don't answer that. I know you were never a waitress.

Edit: I was never a waitress either.
Can I place an advanced order too???

I'd like a BLT w/o the L or the T or the toast. Add a side of bacon, wrapped in bacon. Hold the coffee, I've got a Camelbak strapped to the back of the seat. (Furby's or Bemo's scotch should fit nicely!)
Bemo commented:
June 6, 2014, 8:30 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
Can I place an advanced order too???



I'd like a BLT w/o the L or the T or the toast. Add a side of bacon, wrapped in bacon. Hold the coffee, I've got a Camelbak strapped to the back of the seat. (Furby's or Bemo's scotch should fit nicely!)

If that's what it takes to bring you out, I'll bring some more. Thinking Glenmorangie this time


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captainaudio commented:
June 7, 2014, 10:23 pm

Team O'Neil Rally School has generously donated a 1 Day Fiesta Rally Experience to the C2C6 Auction.

Details are on the auction site at:

https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/783

CA
captainaudio commented:
June 8, 2014, 11:39 am

For those who will be staying at the Omni on Friday night:

Ms. Audio and I and several other will be going on the dining car train of the Conway Scenic Railway.

We will be on the Dining Car Chocorua which leaves North Conway at 6:00 PM and returns at 7:45

If you are interested contact the Conway Scenic Railroad at 603-356-9009 to make your reservation and mention that you wish to be seated with the Bimmerfest Group.

Conway Scenic Railroad web site is at:
www.conwayscenic.com

CA
furby076 commented:
June 9, 2014, 10:17 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I think I will get off 91 at 302 instead of taking it all the way to 93.

If I hit rush hour in Hartford it will be morning rush hour but I expect I will just miss it.

CA
I don't understand. Are you deciding between octane or highway exits?
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 9, 2014, 9:49 pm

Climb to the Clouds is on the Home Page

Check it out! Climb to the Clouds has a feature on Bimmerfest Home page. Be sure to visit the auction site!
captainaudio commented:
June 9, 2014, 9:54 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Climb to the Clouds is on the Home Page

Check it out! Climb to the Clouds has a feature on Bimmerfest Home page. Be sure to visit the auction site!
And register for the auction!

And bid on something and/or donate items!

CA
DSXMachina commented:
June 10, 2014, 11:50 am

I've heard from a couple friends who are in the area of the cruise (options) and all roads are good or being rapidly made good. Winter here was one of the worst in decades and many roads suffered unusual heaving or potholing, but the DPWs got on the bad spots as soon as the frost was out of the ground.
There may be some roughness on the final stretch into Team O'Neill but nothing that moderate speeds and an alert driver will have any problem with.
Overall you can probably expect much better road surfaces than in most other states. Any juking will be to avoid moose, not non-moving hazards.
furby076 commented:
June 10, 2014, 1:47 pm

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Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
There may be some roughness on the final stretch into Team O'Neill but nothing that moderate speeds and an alert driver will have any problem with.
You guys see pothole problems, I see off-roading excitement. LONG LIVE X-DRIVE!!!

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Overall you can probably expect much better road surfaces than in most other states. Any juking will be to avoid moose, not non-moving hazards.
I'm on this trip, which means the Moose will be sufficiently scared off.
captainaudio commented:
June 10, 2014, 3:28 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I'm on this trip, which means the Moose will be sufficiently scared off.

stones399 commented:
June 10, 2014, 8:38 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
CA, I always love your picture posts! There's always "Where's Waldo?" theme to 'em.

Though the goat on in the first C2C6 poster was "disturbing"!
Zeichen311 commented:
June 10, 2014, 10:04 pm

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Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I'm on this trip, which means the Moose will be sufficiently scared off.
As in the photo, the moose will be standing at the roadside...if you listen carefully you can hear them mutter, "They're BMWs, I guess they can park wherever they want!"
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 11, 2014, 7:57 am

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Originally Posted by Zeichen311 View Post
As in the photo, the moose will be standing at the roadside...if you listen carefully you can hear them mutter, "They're BMWs, I guess they can park wherever they want!"

Still a classic!
captainaudio commented:
June 11, 2014, 10:04 am

Do not underestimate New England Moose.

The "Beware Of Moose" signs should be taken very seriously!



And NEVER try to feed a Moose or shoplift at one of their stores.



\\

CA
furby076 commented:
June 12, 2014, 12:56 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
CA, I always love your picture posts! There's always "Where's Waldo?" theme to 'em.

Though the goat on in the first C2C6 poster was "disturbing"!
Agreed. Love finding the things that are hidden

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeichen311 View Post
As in the photo, the moose will be standing at the roadside...if you listen carefully you can hear them mutter, "They're BMWs, I guess they can park wherever they want!"
Right!
UnderSteer commented:
June 13, 2014, 10:55 am

CA stopped by my and dropped off some info.

Sound like a good time, sorry I won't be able to make it.
captainaudio commented:
June 13, 2014, 11:29 am

Event Schedule

Weekend Activity

Friday, June 20th, 2014
  • 6PM -The Dining Car Chocorua on the Valley Train - Dinner in the Dining Car of the Conway Scenic Railroad. Please make reservations at their website and notify CaptainAudio http://conwayscenic.com/valley-train/
  • After dinner, relax in the luxurious Mt Washington Hotel lobby with friends. Sipping on wine, scotch, soda, coffee and snacks
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
  • 7:00AM - Mt. Washington Hotel guests meetup for breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - Mt. Washington Hotel guests will start by driving to the McDonalds in Lincoln, NH
  • 9:00 AM - The entire C2C6 group will meetup at McDonalds in Lincoln, NH
  • -Cruise the Kancamangus Highway (east) to Bear Notch Road
  • -Bear Notch Road to Crawford Notch State Park
  • -Brief stop at Crawford Notch State Park for relaxation, photo opportunity and lunch (Burgers and Hot Dogs type food)
  • -Drive to Mt. Washington Hotel to rendezvous
  • -Drive to Team O'Neil driving school
  • -Team O'Neil driving school for either Hot Lap or Off-roading in an AWD vehicle
  • -Drive back to Mt. Washington Hotel for cocktail hour and silent auction
  • 6:00 PM - Banquet and auction at Mt. Washington Hotel
  • -Featured speakers:
  • Bob Green from Survive the Drive
  • Tim O'Neil from Tim O'Neil Rally school who donated a driving course for the auction
  • 8:00 PM - The days events will officially end, but people can relax at the hotel for more wine, scotch, soda, coffee and snacks
Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • 3:00 AM - Leave Mt. Washington Hotel to Mt Washington Auto-road
  • 4:00 AM - Meet at Mt. Washington Auto-Road & Climb to the Clouds
  • 5:01 AM - Mt. Washington sunrise
  • 6:00 AM - Head to back to Mt Washington Hotel for breakfast
  • Event officially ends.
captainaudio commented:
June 13, 2014, 12:04 pm

Nordic_Kat and UnderSteer have contributed some nice items to the auction.

I will post them to the web site later today.

CA
captainaudio commented:
June 14, 2014, 6:19 am

Weather forecast looks very promising
Bemo commented:
June 14, 2014, 10:00 am

All set with the train reservations.
Kappie commented:
June 15, 2014, 2:07 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Team O'Neil Rally School has generously donated a 1 Day Fiesta Rally Experience to the C2C6 Auction.

Details are on the auction site at:

https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/783

CA
Is there an expiration date associated with this 1day school? If won I would want to show up a few days early to next years CTC7 to use it. Just a thought.
captainaudio commented:
June 15, 2014, 4:48 pm

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Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
Is there an expiration date associated with this 1day school? If won I would want to show up a few days early to next years CTC7 to use it. Just a thought.
I do not believe there will be an expiration date.

CA
furby076 commented:
June 16, 2014, 10:55 am

I gotta make train reservations. @CA - what's the train reservation information again?

BTW, I'm bringing a nice thing to auction. Not terribly expensive, and very very yummy. Plus it will make the winner think of Germany!
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 16, 2014, 10:41 pm

The E93 is packed up, gassed up, and ready to go. T minus 7:20 and counting before starting its cross country odyssey.

1st Stop: Nashville, TN.
Kappie commented:
June 16, 2014, 10:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
The E93 is packed up, gassed up, and ready to go. T minus 7:20 and counting before starting its cross country odyssey.

1st Stop: Nashville, TN.
What? No tank this year? I don't feel safe without the protection of the tank. Moose will run rampant amongst us now.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 16, 2014, 11:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Kappie View Post
What? No tank this year? I don't feel safe without the protection of the tank. Moose will run rampant amongst us now.
LOL!
I feel safer without the Panzer! That X5 was totally beyond my comfort zone, although it was a good MAV (Moose Assault Vehicle).

Bemo commented:
June 16, 2014, 11:10 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
LOL!
I feel safer without the Panzer! That X5 was totally beyond my comfort zone, although it was a good MAV (Moose Assault Vehicle).

Safe travels, we'll be in proper form as well this year, with the 3-er in attendance!
Thunder Dump commented:
June 17, 2014, 12:15 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
The E93 is packed up, gassed up, and ready to go. T minus 7:20 and counting before starting its cross country odyssey.

1st Stop: Nashville, TN.
Hey Kat, I'm in Nashville right now. Been here since last Tuesday for a conference. I'll be here until Thursday noon. I'm right near all the action downtown so hit me up if you make it here before then.

captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 8:03 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I gotta make train reservations. @CA - what's the train reservation information again?

BTW, I'm bringing a nice thing to auction. Not terribly expensive, and very very yummy. Plus it will make the winner think of Germany!
Conway Scenic Railway:
https://register.parksreconline.com/...1-16f6fe6f8ea5

Click on "Buy Tickets"

We are on the June 20th, 6:00 PM Bartlett Valley Train, Dining car Chocorua.
jmh commented:
June 17, 2014, 8:24 am

@Nordic_Kat have a safe trip !

For those folks (Nordic_Kat, Prof Cook etc ?) meeting up Saturday morning in Tilton/NH , did anyone want to meet up along I-93 (NH Liquor store for example) to drive up to
Tilton ?
furby076 commented:
June 17, 2014, 9:08 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
The E93 is packed up, gassed up, and ready to go. T minus 7:20 and counting before starting its cross country odyssey.

1st Stop: Nashville, TN.
Please do the following:
1) Post your route
2) Send plenty of pictures
3) Bring cleaning supplies. I'm hiring a valet to wash/polish my car on Friday and he could use your advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Conway Scenic Railway:
https://register.parksreconline.com/...1-16f6fe6f8ea5

Click on "Buy Tickets"

We are on the June 20th, 6:00 PM Bartlett Valley Train, Dining car Chocorua.
Done. I hope they didn't cheap out and got the DHP package. I hear the train rides like it was on rails!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
@Nordic_Kat have a safe trip !

For those folks (Nordic_Kat, Prof Cook etc ?) meeting up Saturday morning in Tilton/NH , did anyone want to meet up along I-93 (NH Liquor store for example) to drive up to
Tilton ?
You're coming? That's great! Dr. Furball was asking about you and if you would make it this year. She will be happy to see you!

BTW, I fully support the liquor store meetup. Maybe pickup something good
NJ_Ray commented:
June 17, 2014, 10:28 am

Nice to give the car a good run. Getting excited to see folks. BTW, Mrs Nj Ray and I will be going up the mountain at that gawdawful 3 o'clock hour.


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jmh commented:
June 17, 2014, 11:45 am

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post

You're coming? That's great! Dr. Furball was asking about you and if you would make it this year. She will be happy to see you!

BTW, I fully support the liquor store meetup. Maybe pickup something good
Most beverage you can buy at the liquor store may only be appropriate to wash / clean your car.

Already had considered offering you the 435i as the backup car in case you would try to chicken out again
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 12:04 pm

Final list:

napoleon commented:
June 17, 2014, 12:53 pm

Captain,

I am staying at the Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington Resort . I will be arriving mid afternoon Friday. Looking forward to seeing the old faces and the new faces.

Paul
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 2:31 pm

If any of you are interested in meeting for dinner Friday night post here.




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Nordic_Kat commented:
June 17, 2014, 8:06 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
Safe travels, we'll be in proper form as well this year, with the 3-er in attendance!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder Dump View Post
Hey Kat, I'm in Nashville right now. Been here since last Tuesday for a conference. I'll be here until Thursday noon. I'm right near all the action downtown so hit me up if you make it here before then.

Technically speaking, the E93 and TopKat are in Nashville tonight. I had to work today, so I am flying to meet him at end of drive day 2. I just spoke to his co-pilot and they are just pulling into Nashville. - 900 miles 13hours 30minutes including an un-planned "time-out" in Louisiana.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
@Nordic_Kat have a safe trip !

For those folks (Nordic_Kat, Prof Cook etc ?) meeting up Saturday morning in Tilton/NH , did anyone want to meet up along I-93 (NH Liquor store for example) to drive up to
Tilton ?
Thanks to everyone wishing us safe travels! Looking forward to seeing you all.

@JMH: What time do you anticipate getting to the I-93 rendezvous point?

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Please do the following:
1) Post your route
In a nutshell the route is:

Houston > Nashville via Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Nashville > Canton, OH
Canton > Troy, NY
Troy > Manchester, NH


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3) Bring cleaning supplies. I'm hiring a valet to wash/polish my car on Friday and he could use your advice
Do Moose live in the NH woods?

The trunk has been appropriately packed with Donut Spare, Jack, Torque Wrench, Air Compressor, Wheel Brushes (2), Bucket, Soap, Sponge, Detailing Spray, Tire Dressing, Box of Towels. Do you really think I'd ignore 2000+ miles of road dirt????
stones399 commented:
June 17, 2014, 8:45 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I'm hiring a valet to wash/polish my car on Friday and he could use your advice
I'll also be arriving on Friday @ 12:30 - 1:00 if all goes well. What's the possibility of getting the valet to wash mine after yours? It'll just need a wash as I did the semi-annual full detail a couple weeks ago. I just want to get the grime off (unless there's a hand wash place nearby).

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I hear the train rides like it was on rails!



I won't be able to join y'all on the train for dinner. There's a possibility of hitting up either of CA recommendations; Snickety's or Fabyan Station. I'll see how I feel when dinner time rolls around.
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 9:19 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post

Done. I hope they didn't cheap out and got the DHP package. I hear the train rides like it was on rails!

Yeah but it has Run Flats.

jmh commented:
June 17, 2014, 9:38 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post

@JMH: What time do you anticipate getting to the I-93 rendezvous point?

The trunk has been appropriately packed with Donut Spare, Jack, Torque Wrench, Air Compressor, Wheel Brushes (2), Bucket, Soap, Sponge, Detailing Spray, Tire Dressing, Box of Towels. Do you really think I'd ignore 2000+ miles of road dirt????
Hey Kat !
It takes appr 25 minutes from MHT to the Liquor store and another 20'ish to the Tiltn' Diner
I live 5 minutes from MHT (Bedford/NH) so if it's easier we could also meet somewhere around there (depending where you are)
I think last year we met up at around 7.30am ?
Prof Cook would know / remember

- Jan
furby076 commented:
June 17, 2014, 9:42 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Most beverage you can buy at the liquor store may only be appropriate to wash / clean your car.

Already had considered offering you the 435i as the backup car in case you would try to chicken out again
I'll give it a spin. You can try the 335. See how you like AWD


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Originally Posted by stones399 View Post
I'll also be arriving on Friday @ 12:30 - 1:00 if all goes well. What's the possibility of getting the valet to wash mine after yours? It'll just need a wash as I did the semi-annual full detail a couple weeks ago. I just want to get the grime off (unless there's a hand wash place nearby).
Call the hotel and let them know you are interested. They will ask you to speak to them in person, but a heads up is good. They recommend you bring your own supplies.

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Yeah but it has Run Flats.

Speaking of run flats...mine has a nail. The shop is trying to repair it tomorrow. Patch
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 9:59 pm

Google Maps is a complete pile of crap.

CA
furby076 commented:
June 17, 2014, 10:05 pm

The C2C6 circuit has been posted in the 2nd post of this thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...22&postcount=2
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 17, 2014, 10:25 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
The C2C6 circuit has been posted in the 2nd post of this thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...22&postcount=2
Linky no worky. Has too many "cannot find" errors.
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 10:45 pm

I've been fighting with Google Maps all night.
It is a complete piece of crap.
Here are the directions and a map
captainaudio commented:
June 17, 2014, 11:02 pm

Be aware that the temperature at the summit on Sunday Morning will be about 34 degrees. Dress appropriately.

CA
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 17, 2014, 11:06 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I've been fighting with Google Maps all night.
It is a complete piece of crap.
Here are the directions and a map
I appreciate your pain. The "new and improved" google maps isn't.

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Be aware that the temperature at the summit on Sunday Morning will be about 34 degrees. Dress appropriately.

CA
Winter coat sequestered in car. Of course, my winter coat is a spring coat for most of the NE.
furby076 commented:
June 18, 2014, 1:14 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
I appreciate your pain. The "new and improved" google maps isn't.



Winter coat sequestered in car. Of course, my winter coat is a spring coat for most of the NE.
Where are the pics of your travels? Come on, show us proof - or you will not get the coveted "longest travel to C2C"...
captainaudio commented:
June 18, 2014, 2:09 pm

Weather forecast looks very promising


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Nordic_Kat commented:
June 18, 2014, 3:05 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Where are the pics of your travels? Come on, show us proof - or you will not get the coveted "longest travel to C2C"...
Pics will be posted tonight. I have to catch up to the car and camera.





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furby076 commented:
June 18, 2014, 4:48 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Pics will be posted tonight. I have to catch up to the car and camera.

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Catch up to the car and camera? Did you get kicked out and left behind? What I tell you - never give someone else your keys. Why do you think I won't be letting Dr. Furby have keys when we come up? She would ditch me!
furby076 commented:
June 19, 2014, 9:50 am

I will be leaving in about 6 Hours and 30 minutes (give or take 20 minutes). With luck, I might see a certain convertible on the road with a certain blonde with her hair flowing in the wind.
captainaudio commented:
June 19, 2014, 11:16 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I will be leaving in about 6 Hours and 30 minutes (give or take 20 minutes). With luck, I might see a certain convertible on the road with a certain blonde with her hair flowing in the wind.
Knowing you if Kat leaves Nashville at the same time you leave Philly you should both arrive at the same time.

CA
Zeichen311 commented:
June 19, 2014, 12:22 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Knowing you if Kat leaves Nashville at the same time you leave Philly you should both arrive at the same time.

CA
Oh, snap!

Have a great time everyone! (And beware the majestic moose.) Sorry I can't make it this year...maybe next time. On the plus side, I'll be sound asleep while y'all are stumbling about the hotels asking yourselves why you thought getting up at oh-dark-thirty to go drive up the side of a cliff before dawn was a good idea.
NJ_Ray commented:
June 19, 2014, 1:09 pm

Now a song is stuck in my head, "Werewolves of London", but changed the line to "And her car was perfect"..
furby076 commented:
June 19, 2014, 1:58 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Knowing you if Kat leaves Nashville at the same time you leave Philly you should both arrive at the same time.

CA
Say what?

I'd fix that for you, but I understand how hard it is to get crack addicts off the pipe.
captainaudio commented:
June 19, 2014, 2:29 pm

Everyone is invited to our suite tomorrow night at 9:00 PM for Margaritas and to pick up Swag Bags, route directions and auction catalogs.

We should be in room 402. I will send out an email blast later tonight with details.






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Bemo commented:
June 19, 2014, 5:53 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Everyone is invited to our suite tomorrow night at 9:00 PM for Margaritas and to pick up Swag Bags, route directions and auction catalogs.

We should be in room 402. I will send out an email blast later tonight with details.






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Very nice. We'll take you up on the offer.

Team Bemo has officially arrived, along with LQaddict. If anyone else is here, let us know and let's meet up on the patio for drinks, later on.


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Kappie commented:
June 19, 2014, 8:19 pm

Leaving O-Dark thirty! Aiming for a lunchtime arrival.
captainaudio commented:
June 19, 2014, 8:27 pm

We hit the road at 7am tomorrow


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furby076 commented:
June 19, 2014, 8:49 pm

Aww he aint joining us.
We left at 610 pm

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Bemo commented:
June 19, 2014, 9:25 pm

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Aww he aint joining us.
We left at 610 pm

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Sluuuurp

Lime Rock M3!!!
Drive safely everyone, we are drowning our lonely sorrows at the cave bar!


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Nordic_Kat commented:
June 19, 2014, 10:21 pm

We pulled into Troy, NY tonight, about 9:15 PM. Pennsylvania was scenic but very rainy. We were very glad to see sunshine on the New York side of things.

600 miles clocked on the odometer today.

It was a long day as my "catching up to the car and camera" on Wednesday took an unexpected turn with the strong thunderstorms that settled over Ohio, and it took three attempts for my flight to successfully land in Akron-Canton.

Redemption came today in getting to drive some fun roads in Pennsylvania that were a nice warm up for the Kanc.

I'll attempt getting some pics posted later -otherwise Furby, you'll just have to be patient and look at them on my ipad when we get to MWH.
furby076 commented:
June 20, 2014, 3:09 am

We got here at 145 am....7.5 hours...c ya in the morning all. Pm me for phone number so we can meet up...

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furby076 commented:
June 20, 2014, 3:10 am

Kat...flight to Ohio?

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captainaudio commented:
June 20, 2014, 6:55 am

On our way


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nhman commented:
June 20, 2014, 6:56 am

I'll be on the road by 12pm today. Look for a red 3-series coupe traveling on I-93N. ETA to MTW, 3pm (need to stop at exit 20/Tilton for Shell gas).

Arrived back to my house from a business trip last night. Fortunately, I was able to schedule the detailer to take care of the car. It looks good for now. Just need to keep the birds, bugs and my two dogs away from it.





Best,
NHman
napoleon commented:
June 20, 2014, 7:41 am

I will be there approx 4:00 PM today. I need to take a bike ride and clean the car.
jmh commented:
June 20, 2014, 7:55 am

See everyone tomorrow morning !
If anyone wants to meet up either along I-93, Tilton Diner or Manchester/Bedford area let me know
NJ_Ray commented:
June 20, 2014, 12:49 pm

Dianne and I are in transit, just on 91, should arrive 4ish, see ya'll later


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Thunder Dump commented:
June 20, 2014, 2:19 pm

We'll be up and staying in Tilton around 9pm tonight at the Courtyard Marriott. If we don't see anyone tonight, we'll catch the Tilton crew in the morning at the diner. What time are we leaving again from the diner?
Thunder Dump commented:
June 20, 2014, 2:20 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Be aware that the temperature at the summit on Sunday Morning will be about 34 degrees. Dress appropriately.

CA
Also be aware that's without wind. Everywhere I'm looking says it will feel like 15F on Sunday morning. Who brought the hot chocolate?
massgeek commented:
June 20, 2014, 2:21 pm

I'll be driving up shortly - I should make it before 9pm tonight! Just myself, and I'm staying at the MWH tonight and Sat night, doing the sunrise trip!
jmh commented:
June 20, 2014, 2:28 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder Dump View Post
We'll be up and staying in Tilton around 9pm tonight at the Courtyard Marriott. If we don't see anyone tonight, we'll catch the Tilton crew in the morning at the diner. What time are we leaving again from the diner?
It's a ~35-40 minute drive from the Diner and we're "supposed" to be at the Golden Arches in Lincoln/NH
at around 9am .
I'd think if we plan to leave by 8.15am it would give us plenty of time ?

- Jan
captainaudio commented:
June 20, 2014, 2:51 pm

We arrived at the Omni at 1PM


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NJ_Ray commented:
June 20, 2014, 3:01 pm

Dianne and I will be there approximately 4:30, eating at the dining car tonight.

Ray


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Thunder Dump commented:
June 20, 2014, 5:10 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
It's a ~35-40 minute drive from the Diner and we're "supposed" to be at the Golden Arches in Lincoln/NH
at around 9am .
I'd think if we plan to leave by 8.15am it would give us plenty of time ?

- Jan
Good plan. Diner can be a little slow on service if it is busy (and it is the end of Bike Week) so I would say get there no later than 7:15.
Thunder Dump commented:
June 20, 2014, 5:10 pm

Also, as a reminder to all CttCers, it is the end of Bike Week so there will be motorcycles everywhere. Look twice!
ProfessorCook commented:
June 20, 2014, 5:16 pm

I'm planning on showing up with Nordic Kat and maybe others at the Diner at Tilton... 7 a.m. seems like a good goal for arriving there. I'll be driving up from Massachusetts. I'll post a yet earlier rendezvous point along I-93 within a couple of hours.

I'm looking forward to seein' y'all soon. (Note Texas accent in honor of Kat et al.)
ProfessorCook commented:
June 20, 2014, 8:14 pm

Hello, all.

I'm planning on meeting NordicKat at New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet Store #66, an exit on I-93 just north of Manchester, at 6:30 a.m tomorrow. We'll then leave there at 6:40 at the latest which should put us at the diner at just after 7 a.m. Anybody else driving north tomorrow is more than welcome to join us.
captainaudio commented:
June 21, 2014, 5:20 am

The Omni Group will be leaving the hotel at 8;30 and will be arriving at the Golden Arches in Lincoln around 9.
ProfessorCook commented:
June 21, 2014, 5:33 am

We should be there!
captainaudio commented:
June 21, 2014, 6:51 am

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Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
We should be there!

The Tilton gang can sign in and pick up their swag bags on Lincoln.


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Nordic_Kat commented:
June 22, 2014, 9:54 am

10 miles from the Vermont/Massachsetts state line.

This morning was great!
ProfessorCook commented:
June 22, 2014, 11:47 am

Home... safe and sound.

Narrowly missed a bull moose and a cow having just left the Mt. Washington Hotel. My dashcam picked it up, but not enough to be worthy of posting.

These, however, are...





AnotherGeezer commented:
June 22, 2014, 11:54 am

Looks like you all enjoyed some fine weather for a change. Must be Kat's luck.

I expect many more pictures!

Larry.
captainaudio commented:
June 22, 2014, 3:05 pm

We 're at the summit
Came up on the 2:00 train.

CA


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Nordic_Kat commented:
June 22, 2014, 6:24 pm

TopKat and I pulled into Scranton about 4:00 pm this afternoon. I drove the Springfield,MA to Scranton leg, I-84. Lots of road construction, and probably some of the roughest roads my little E93 has seen in its life. It was an olympic event, dodging the parts of the road that were missing, plus trying to determine which lane was the lesser of two evils.

Getting ready to look through my photos from this morning and see if there is anything worth posting.

Current mileage count since the car left the garage last Tuesday AM: 3088 miles. Three days to go, including Tail of the Dragon.
Last Sight commented:
June 22, 2014, 6:39 pm

Got back about and hour and a half ago...just quickly looked through the ~200 pictures. Will post the good ones.
Thunder Dump commented:
June 22, 2014, 10:21 pm

Quick pics of the brave goat-herders that drove up the mountain at 4:30am at an average speed of 30mph. I heard the rest slept through their alarms or something:











captainaudio commented:
June 22, 2014, 11:33 pm

Just tallied up the results.
We raised $3850 for Survive The Drive

Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support.

CA
Last Sight commented:
June 23, 2014, 7:44 am

Here's a few:





ProfessorCook commented:
June 23, 2014, 8:11 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Just tallied up the results.
We raised $3850 for Survive The Drive

Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support.

CA
And about $3000 of that came from Boris buying t-shirts that were too small for him.
ProfessorCook commented:
June 23, 2014, 8:23 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
TopKat and I pulled into Scranton about 4:00 pm this afternoon. I drove the Springfield,MA to Scranton leg, I-84. Lots of road construction, and probably some of the roughest roads my little E93 has seen in its life. It was an olympic event, dodging the parts of the road that were missing, plus trying to determine which lane was the lesser of two evils.
Backroads are better.

The good news is that the Federal Highway Trust Fund is about to default. That'll help.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...ture-inaction/

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/congress-...affic-gridlock
Last Sight commented:
June 23, 2014, 8:28 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
And about $3000 of that came from Boris buying t-shirts that were too small for him.
You never know, it could look good...
Thunder Dump commented:
June 23, 2014, 11:47 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
And about $3000 of that came from Boris buying t-shirts that were too small for him.
Thunder Dump commented:
June 23, 2014, 11:48 am

We went home all back roads from NH to Western MA and although they were in rough shape, it was still manageable with 18s and the Sport Package. Oh, and to Kat and John, I clearance to have the top down the whole trip!
napoleon commented:
June 23, 2014, 12:50 pm

Some great pictures!
Bemo commented:
June 23, 2014, 1:07 pm

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Originally Posted by napoleon View Post
Some great pictures!

Agreed. Here are some of mine

Bartlett Train:
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"The Terminator"
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Fresh meat to the grinder. Glad we met and awesome late night run, you know where!!
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Lost river Gorge
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Echo Lake and Cathedral Ledge. This is a must stop for C2C7
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The top of Cathedral Ledge!
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The whole gang
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Random shots
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It was great to meet new folks and see some of the old faces! Let's start planning the next round, soon.

Team Bemo



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Kappie commented:
June 23, 2014, 5:46 pm

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Just tallied up the results.
We raised $3850 for Survive The Drive

Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support.

CA
Excellent!
Great job at organizing and pulling off another successful year!
ProfessorCook commented:
June 23, 2014, 9:04 pm

"Old faces?!"

Maybe so... but you don't have to make a point of it.
jmh commented:
June 24, 2014, 8:42 am

Slowly working through my videos/pictures from C2C6

Just uploaded the videos from our ED now with speed/altitude info

A few videos are now online and I still have 1 or 2 to post (but work
gets in the way ...)

A few pictures are on my page at Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmh-pi...7645328778051/

Bear Notch Road drive
http://youtu.be/Yw_Et6oTB9Q

Sunrise climb to Mount Washington
http://youtu.be/L2PXQ8i3gVk

Summit arrival
http://youtu.be/qbuuKwSbB9w

Kancamagus Highway Drive
http://youtu.be/5yOdxSDARJg

As a few folks have asked about the European Delivery I did on the M5
I figured I'd also upload a few of the videos for added points


Garmisch to Munich (Saturday morning)
http://youtu.be/T4r5_gYrpW4


Driving down Grossglockner into Italy
http://youtu.be/CNnmDeN_458

Driving down Umbria Pass from Stelvio Pass into Switzerland
http://youtu.be/EfIVlOKBmsw


Enjoy ,

Jan
furby076 commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:46 am

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Home... safe and sound.

Narrowly missed a bull moose and a cow having just left the Mt. Washington Hotel. My dashcam picked it up, but not enough to be worthy of posting.

These, however, are...

Vehicular goat-slaughter! We can't let those ///M drivers get away with this! They think they own the road

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
And about $3000 of that came from Boris buying t-shirts that were too small for him.
Boris lives in NY. Wearing t-shirts that are too small for someone has been in vogue since the 80's

Made it home safely yesterday, at about 4PM.

During this trip I managed to:
  • Almost get a ticket for driving too slow
  • Getting an air bubble on my front left tire (with 5500 miles on it)
  • Get a ticket for driving too fast
stones399 commented:
June 24, 2014, 1:33 pm

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
Vehicular goat-slaughter! We can't let those ///M drivers get away with this! They think they own the road


Boris lives in NY. Wearing t-shirts that are too small for someone has been in vogue since the 80's

Made it home safely yesterday, at about 4PM.

During this trip I managed to:
  • Almost get a ticket for driving too slow
  • Getting an air bubble on my front left tire (with 5500 miles on it)
  • Get a ticket for driving too fast
Lest you forget that you also got to auction off a shirt "that looks clean"!

Sounds like a boring weekend!
furby076 commented:
June 24, 2014, 2:31 pm

Quote:
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Lest you forget that you also got to auction off a shirt "that looks clean"!

Sounds like a boring weekend!
And for those who did not attend, they missed an opportunity to get three pieces of artwork from the Queens own collection!
captainaudio commented:
June 24, 2014, 8:51 pm

Got home this afternoon. Yesterday I signed out a Volvo T6 for a test drive. Took in on The Kanc, Bear Notch and 302. I was very impressed. Drove very well and the seats were fabulous. On the down side the Nav and the Sound System were very mediocre.
Last Sight commented:
June 24, 2014, 9:03 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Got home this afternoon. Yesterday I signed out a Volvo T6 for a test drive. Took in on The Kanc, Bear Notch and 302. I was very impressed. Drove very well and the seats were fabulous. On the down side the Nav and the Sound System were very mediocre.
Tested a T6 in between my two Bimmers - agree with what you've said above. The seats are probably the best I've ever sat in. Also, they have a very quiet cabin.
Last Sight commented:
June 24, 2014, 9:15 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
And for those who did not attend, they missed an opportunity to get three pieces of artwork from the Queens own collection!
Don't forget some of the others:

[BMW Hat for auction]
Furby: "It has nice...red stitching - very nice"

[M License plate bracket for auction]
JMH: "[In Germany when you buy an M you get the license plate bracket that says 'M the most powerful letter in the world' in German...I got these made in English]"
Furby: "[One is already sold, this is the last one]"
Last Sight: "Limited edition"
Furby: "Limited edition license plate bracket! Only one left!"

Furby: "...[this] organization goes to the worst places on Earth."
CA: "Like New Jersey?"

[Tim O'Neil driving by on Mt. Washington with his daughter in the car. Opens window]
Tim: "My codriver's hotter than yourssssssss"

Professor Cook: "Does that have run flats?"
Stones339: "No, I have to keep a compressor and spare tube."
Unknown: "Where's your Blizzaks?"

[Book for auction "Racing with Mercedes"]
Professor Cook: "Is the next book 'Racing with Audis'?"
Last Sight commented:
June 24, 2014, 9:17 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by furby076 View Post

During this trip I managed to:
  • Almost get a ticket for driving too slow
  • Getting an air bubble on my front left tire (with 5500 miles on it)
  • Get a ticket for driving too fast
Correction...."Impeding traffic" by pulling over to the shoulder to let everyone pass you including the cop who pulled you over.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:39 pm

One day away from home. Pulled off the road today in Tuscaloosa, AL. Drove about 80 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway (think 80 miles of Bear Notch Road) and Tail of the Dragon. There is a Tale associated with the Tail, but best left for when I can add photos. Current mileage count: 4218 miles in 8 days - one day still to go. . . . .
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June 24, 2014, 10:55 pm



nhman commented:
June 25, 2014, 6:47 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Got home this afternoon. Yesterday I signed out a Volvo T6 for a test drive. Took in on The Kanc, Bear Notch and 302. I was very impressed. Drove very well and the seats were fabulous. On the down side the Nav and the Sound System were very mediocre.
I believe that I tested the same vehicle on Saturday afternoon/evening, it was a black/black R-design sedan. My thoughts align with your statement. My wife will be in the market for a new vehicle towards the end of this year. It will be on the list.
captainaudio commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:01 am

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Originally Posted by nhman View Post
I believe that I tested the same vehicle on Saturday afternoon/evening, it was a black/black R-design sedan. My thoughts align with your statement. My wife will be in the market for a new vehicle towards the end of this year. It will be on the list.
That is the same one I drove. They had an SUV a wagon and a sedan and I drove the sedan. I thought it had an excellent balance between ride and handling, better than an F3x and better than an F30 with base suspension. It was very good on bumps and uneven surfaces and the body roll when cornering was minimal. BMW could learn something from
Volvo suspension engineers. I certainly was not pushing it to its limits but it felt very competent on a "spirited" drive on Bear Notch and The Kanc.

Very roomy interior and I though the seats were better than the seats in my E93 (and I really like the seats in the E92) with a finer grade of leather than Dakota, closer to the leather in the 7 Series. Large trunk and there was a SPARE TIRE in it and there was still room for plenty of luggage. It seems like I never see Volvos but now I notice them more and a saw a few on the trip back.

CA
Last Sight commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:05 am

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It seems like I never see Volvos but now I notice them more and a saw a few on the trip back.

CA
One contributing factor to that is, now that Geely owns Volvo, the financing/leasing has become much more competitive (at least from what a Volvo dealer was telling me). Also, Volvo has done a lot to rid themselves of the "boxy" styling.
furby076 commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:06 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
Correction...."Impeding traffic" by pulling over to the shoulder to let everyone pass you including the cop who pulled you over.
True. Though in my defense, I was still moving. At like 15 MPH

That cop apparently floored it to catch up...which is amazing since I was going at 15 MPH.

I knew I should have become an FBI agent. Flash a badge and keep on going.
Last Sight commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:11 am

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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
True. Though in my defense, I was still moving. At like 15 MPH

That cop apparently floored it to catch up...which is amazing since I was going at 15 MPH.

I knew I should have become an FBI agent. Flash a badge and keep on going.
Funny story....my neighbor's son is an FBI agent. Got pulled over by some cop, for no reason, trying to make a name for himself I guess. Her son asked why he got pulled over and the cop told him that he didn't have to tell him (which is against the law apparently). When he pressed the issue the cop said he had a tail light out (in a 2 year old BMW). The son then said to the cop that he was going to reach under his seat slowly and he didn't have a gun so don't pull one on him....BOOM FBI credentials. Whoops. A few days after, Supercop gets told that he was being suspended after a call was made to his precinct from the FBI.
furby076 commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:59 am

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Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
Funny story....my neighbor's son is an FBI agent. Got pulled over by some cop, for no reason, trying to make a name for himself I guess. Her son asked why he got pulled over and the cop told him that he didn't have to tell him (which is against the law apparently). When he pressed the issue the cop said he had a tail light out (in a 2 year old BMW). The son then said to the cop that he was going to reach under his seat slowly and he didn't have a gun so don't pull one on him....BOOM FBI credentials. Whoops. A few days after, Supercop gets told that he was being suspended after a call was made to his precinct from the FBI.
LOL. That's awesome. Unfortunately there are too many of these cops. Yes, a cop absolutely has to tell you why they are pulling you over. Not doing so is bad mojo. I think the only time a law enforcement officer doesn't have to tell you anything is when it falls under the patriot act and they come and take you. Typically that's in the middle of the night, with a van, and a black hood. In that case, rest assured you will have luxurious accommodations on a battle ship about 13 miles off the US coastline.

Loved the additional quotes. The auction was fun. Half the stuff that came out of my mouth was said before I even thought about it...which some of my coworkers would say is about par for the course
lqaddict commented:
June 25, 2014, 10:16 am

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Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
You never know, it could look good...
Yeah-yaeh-yeah, and I got a new car too small as well - it's on the ship enroute to NY
lqaddict commented:
June 25, 2014, 10:22 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
Got home this afternoon. Yesterday I signed out a Volvo T6 for a test drive. Took in on The Kanc, Bear Notch and 302. I was very impressed. Drove very well and the seats were fabulous. On the down side the Nav and the Sound System were very mediocre.
I signed up for a Kia test drive, well they did offer a VIP diner at Ai Fiori.
http://dineanddriveexperience.com/newyork.php
captainaudio commented:
June 25, 2014, 2:14 pm







furby076 commented:
June 25, 2014, 2:17 pm

At all users with photos.

Can each person drop their photos into a share site and post it here? I'd like to have some of these photos in large format.

I plan on doing the same thing...and will also post a video from Tim O'Neil rally school
stones399 commented:
June 25, 2014, 7:22 pm

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Originally Posted by Last Sight View Post
Don't forget some of the others:

Professor Cook: "Does that have run flats?"
Stones339: "No, I have to keep a compressor and spare tube."
Unknown: "Where's your Blizzaks?"
Ok. Ok. So my winter tires are in storage but I think this should prove the point why I switched to summer's!
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AnotherGeezer commented:
June 25, 2014, 7:51 pm

You all missed some pretty nasty weather, The torrential rainfall we're experiencing today is reminiscent of the adventure that was C2tC3.

We got a little wet in '11.
captainaudio commented:
June 25, 2014, 8:09 pm

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Ok. Ok. So my winter tires are in storage but I think this should prove the point why I switched to summer's!
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CA
captainaudio commented:
June 25, 2014, 8:30 pm

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You all missed some pretty nasty weather, The torrential rainfall we're experiencing today is reminiscent of the adventure that was C2tC3.

We got a little wet in '11.
This year Professor Cook was in charge of arranging the weather and he did a spectacular job.

In 2011 I attempted to do it myself and I was obviously in way over my head.

CA
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 25, 2014, 9:49 pm

Finally home.

On the way to C2C6 watched 36000 roll over on the odometer, today watched 39000 happen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As I geotag photos, the map below is a representation of our nine day trek.

The worst thing that happened is we lost some wheel weights on day 3. Thank you very much, DSX for getting us back road-worthy!!



Thanks to all for good times, good friends.

@ Cookie and Bemo - I fully expect to hear about performance exhaust upgrades in the coming weeks!!!
Bemo commented:
June 25, 2014, 10:58 pm

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Finally home.

On the way to C2C6 watched 36000 roll over on the odometer, today watched 39000 happen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As I geotag photos, the map below is a representation of our nine day trek.

The worst thing that happened is we lost some wheel weights on day 3. Thank you very much, DSX for getting us back road-worthy!!...

...Thanks to all for good times, good friends.

@ Cookie and Bemo - I fully expect to hear about performance exhaust upgrades in the coming weeks!!!
Quite an impressive trip. Glad I wasn't the only one with missing wheel weights. A late night run with Furby, Geek, LQ and some others might have had something to do with that!

Also happy to hear that DSX was able to help. Where was the slacker this year? Oh yeah, posting pictures of water lilies on his FB page, this new softer side is quite the worrisome development!

I must admit that seeing the new M4 at our local dealer suddenly has me interested. Yes the much despised hood line is not that bad in person. So maybe that would be the way to "upgrade the exhaust."
We shall see...
captainaudio commented:
June 25, 2014, 11:01 pm

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Quite an impressive trip. Glad I wasn't the only one with missing wheel weights. A late night run with Furby, Geek, LQ and some others might have had something to do with that!

Also happy to hear that DSX was able to help. Where was the slacker this year? Oh yeah, posting pictures of water lilies on his FB page, this new softer side is quite the worrisome development!

I must admit that seeing the new M4 at our local dealer suddenly has me interested. Yes the much despised hood line is not that bad in person. So maybe that would be the way to "upgrade the exhaust."
We shall see...
I thought that the 4 Series Coupes that were at C2C6 were very nice looking.
Zooks527 commented:
June 26, 2014, 5:53 am

[QUOTE=Nordic_Kat;8425418]Finally home.

On the way to C2C6 watched 36000 roll over on the odometer, today watched 39000 happen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As I geotag photos, the map below is a representation of our nine day trek.





Way OT, but I since you're speaking of location plotting, this came to mind. Last July 9, the son of a friend of mine packed up a bike trailer with a medium format camera and a tent, took a vow of silence, and started walking from New Hampshire. He'll finish in LA on this July 9.

Here's his trip so far:




There a Facebook group if anyone is interested in more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/565214103539066/
///M-ratedE90 commented:
June 26, 2014, 7:33 am

[QUOTE=Zooks527;8425933]
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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Finally home.

On the way to C2C6 watched 36000 roll over on the odometer, today watched 39000 happen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As I geotag photos, the map below is a representation of our nine day trek.





Way OT, but I since you're speaking of location plotting, this came to mind. Last July 9, the son of a friend of mine packed up a bike trailer with a medium format camera and a tent, took a vow of silence, and started walking from New Hampshire. He'll finish in LA on this July 9.

Here's his trip so far:




There a Facebook group if anyone is interested in more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/565214103539066/
I see he got directions to LA from DSX...
Zooks527 commented:
June 26, 2014, 8:01 am

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I see he got directions to LA from DSX...


DSXMachina commented:
June 26, 2014, 8:40 am

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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
Finally home.

On the way to C2C6 watched 36000 roll over on the odometer, today watched 39000 happen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As I geotag photos, the map below is a representation of our nine day trek.

The worst thing that happened is we lost some wheel weights on day 3. Thank you very much, DSX for getting us back road-worthy!!

Thanks to all for good times, good friends.

@ Cookie and Bemo - I fully expect to hear about performance exhaust upgrades in the coming weeks!!!
Kat, so glad that the three of you made it back safely. This was an epic road trip and worthy of a thread of its own complete with 8X10 color glossies. After a few days to get re-acclimated, clean your wheels, work out the fanny fatigue, and shorten the 'incoming' pile on your desk we'll be expecting the tale.

Below is my favorite photo from CttC6, taken outside the Tilt'n Diner. Clue: It isn't Mrs. T. Dump, she had Nikes on. And Professor Cook was wearing penny loafers. That leaves...(No, ///M-rated, it wasn't me.)

Note to BoltJam3s: Nah nah nah na nah nahhh.
DSXMachina commented:
June 26, 2014, 8:47 am

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I see he got directions to LA from DSX...
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I have your addresses. I have a drone.
furby076 commented:
June 26, 2014, 1:50 pm

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Ok. Ok. So my winter tires are in storage but I think this should prove the point why I switched to summer's!
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So are you AWD on that wheel chair?

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I have your addresses. I have a drone.
This, does not count as a threat

///M-ratedE90 commented:
June 26, 2014, 4:06 pm

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I have your addresses. I have a drone.
Trust me, I know. Ever been to one of your auctions?
Thunder Dump commented:
June 26, 2014, 6:01 pm

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Trust me, I know. Ever been to one of your auctions?
DSXMachina commented:
June 26, 2014, 9:19 pm

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Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
I have your addresses. I have a drone.
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Trust me, I know. Ever been to one of your auctions?
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I never saw that coming.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 26, 2014, 9:53 pm

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Kat, so glad that the three of you made it back safely. This was an epic road trip and worthy of a thread of its own complete with 8X10 color glossies. After a few days to get re-acclimated, clean your wheels, work out the fanny fatigue, and shorten the 'incoming' pile on your desk we'll be expecting the tale.
Thanks again so much for your keeping us whole on the road. I cannot imagine what a damper it would have been doing all the driving, especially with all the rain we encountered Tuesday and Wednesday, trying to overcome the front wheels out of balance.

I do plan on spinning off another thread as the whole adventure was truly a 'bucket list' experience. In the meantime, I need to get my C2C6 pics organized.

The downside is that this weekend I learned an entirely new dynamic range of my E93 - the 4th gear 5000 rpm happy place, . . . which requires hills (and curves), which are sadly lacking in this neck of the woods.
Bemo commented:
June 26, 2014, 11:26 pm

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True. Though in my defense, I was still moving. At like 15 MPH

That cop apparently floored it to catch up...which is amazing since I was going at 15 MPH.

I knew I should have become an FBI agent. Flash a badge and keep on going.
Sadly I knew he'd pull you over as he slowed down to observe the slow moving column of BMWs. Your hazard lights might have given you away. Since I was following you the Joker cut right in front of me in a manner which left me wondering whether the entire group was being stopped!

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You all missed some pretty nasty weather, The torrential rainfall we're experiencing today is reminiscent of the adventure that was C2tC3.

We got a little wet in '11.
Larry!!!! Where were you this year, Larry?

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Thanks again so much for your keeping us whole on the road. I cannot imagine what a damper it would have been doing all the driving, especially with all the rain we encountered Tuesday and Wednesday, trying to overcome the front wheels out of balance.

I do plan on spinning off another thread as the whole adventure was truly a 'bucket list' experience. In the meantime, I need to get my C2C6 pics organized.

The downside is that this weekend I learned an entirely new dynamic range of my E93 - the 4th gear 5000 rpm happy place, . . . which requires hills (and curves), which are sadly lacking in this neck of the woods.
I am looking forward to the pictures and 4th gear/5K RPMs is indeed a nice song!
AnotherGeezer commented:
June 27, 2014, 7:33 am

Furby got a ticket during the ride?

Well, leave it to NH law enforcement to commit the ultimate C2tC party foul.
ProfessorCook commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:03 am

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Yeah-yaeh-yeah, and I got a new car too small as well - it's on the ship enroute to NY
Congrats! ETA?
ProfessorCook commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:05 am

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Ok. Ok. So my winter tires are in storage but I think this should prove the point why I switched to summer's!
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ProfessorCook commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:06 am

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This year Professor Cook was in charge of arranging the weather and he did a spectacular job.

In 2011 I attempted to do it myself and I was obviously in way over my head.

CA
This is the first time in my life where anybody who knows me has credited me with god-like abilities. I think that's because the Captain really doesn't know me all that well.
ProfessorCook commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:14 am

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And Professor Cook was wearing penny loafers.
Actually Merrell Continuum hikers in size 9 1/2. (So much for being observant.)
furby076 commented:
June 27, 2014, 1:40 pm

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I never saw that coming.
Don't worry what M-Rated makes up in retorts, leaves him with nothing for everything that matters.

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Furby got a ticket during the ride?

Well, leave it to NH law enforcement to commit the ultimate C2tC party foul.
Right! We should have told a cop that what he did was worse than leaving a plastic cup of beer sitting around and perspiring!
furby076 commented:
June 27, 2014, 1:41 pm

Quick note about C2C 7...Some people mentioned they would like to assist for next year. If you are interested, please send me a PM with your e-mail so I can add you to the group.
stones399 commented:
June 27, 2014, 6:55 pm

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So are you AWD on that wheel chair?
No, I prefer the strength of the drive system it came with! But it does have a suite carry package!!!
stones399 commented:
June 27, 2014, 7:32 pm

This party crasher seemed to be enjoying Kat's car.


The line up at Crawford Notch Park


The fearless press on!


Last chance!


Bimmer's in the Mist


This definitely made the trip worth it!


It was just lovely atop the mountain.


Caught this 2nd party crasher trying to sneak out of jmh's sunroof!
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 27, 2014, 8:46 pm

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This party crasher seemed to be enjoying Kat's car.
LOL!
That's no party crasher. That surrogoat has been to more C2C events than I have!

ps: love your pic of all the taillights. Had I been more organized, I would have popped out of the car while waiting at the toll shack and taken a photo back of the angel eyes. Y'all looked great in my rear view mirrors.
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 27, 2014, 9:20 pm

The "Kanc"




Bear Notch Road (albeit a bit more leisurely than last time we drove it)


Round Up at the BMW Corral


Mt. Washington Sunrise








Bemo commented:
June 27, 2014, 9:44 pm

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Trust me, I know. Ever been to one of your auctions?

I'm a bit late to the party but this is hysterical!!!!




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DSXMachina commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:04 pm

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I'm a bit late to the party but this is hysterical!!!!
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Et tu, Bemo?
DSXMachina commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:07 pm

Great shot of the rising sun Kati. Obviously done with a real SLR rather than a cellphone camera. How were you able to illuminate the foreground without washing out the sun?
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 27, 2014, 10:29 pm

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Great shot of the rising sun Kati. Obviously done with a real SLR rather than a cellphone camera. How were you able to illuminate the foreground without washing out the sun?
Thanks! Yes, Nikon D7000, 1/30s @ f/13 80 mm ISO 100

Shoot RAW, post process on layers for differential exposure.
Bemo commented:
June 27, 2014, 11:07 pm

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Et tu, Bemo?
Punishment for snubbing us this year!
No mas translation services for you...
furby076 commented:
June 28, 2014, 11:02 am

Pictures!

https://plus.google.com/photos/10435...P3fv8n64PyhiQE
Nordic_Kat commented:
June 28, 2014, 10:24 pm

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ol...w303-h202-p-no

Hey Ray, How far under the car did you really have to go for that swipe?
DSXMachina commented:
June 29, 2014, 10:40 am

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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ol...w303-h202-p-no

Hey Ray, How far under the car did you really have to go for that swipe?
Ray, maybe under the influence of one shot too many of Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry, once revealed this to me. Before realizing the many benefits of a profession in Civil Engineering, he was studying to become a proctologist. That may explain his predilection for checking where the sun don't shine.