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@  Mike T : (29 August 2015 - 07:33 AM) I've no idea! Sorry, I rarely went there anyway. I think they had "issues". Driving to Banff today in the rain in prep for a 290 km bike ride from Jasper to Banff. Cheers
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 11:24 PM) Ah. Just found Martin's tweet from January, but its link is dead so I have no details of why the club was dissolved
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:49 PM) Hey Mike, what happened to CsQ? I haven't logged in in over a year, but it seems the lights aren't on...?
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:39 PM) keep you eyes on the classifieds here, SCoA and CsQ, as well as Kijiji. Deals on rims pop up from time to time.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:36 PM) and yes, you'll find even with a one inch drop there is plenty of arch gap. I'm -1.25 in the front and -1.4 out back and it could go lower (but would drive balls). I hate the useless stanced look.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:34 PM) Figure a good $1400 or more to your door.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:33 PM) Ouch. The shipping will be more than the (discounted) 19% VAT, and then you'll likely get a collect bill from Canada Post for GST/PST and duties.
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:15 PM) I found these: http://www.rs-parts....r-smart450.html
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:15 PM) Question: With the lowered springs (Eibach, 25mm), can I still put a set of 16" on my limousine?
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:14 PM) I'll see what I can do...
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 08:56 AM) Check with Fast Eddy to see if he'll rent you the correct tool for cheap.
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:43 PM) (like copper or aluminium)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:43 PM) I'll try with something hard, but not as hard as steel
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:42 PM) tolsen has posted about it before. Personally I thought a couple hours of tinkering was time better spent elsewhere, and the $50 for the tool well spent
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:41 PM) you need a hardwood, soft won't do
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:41 PM) no worries, got the idea
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:40 PM) the hole being the exact size of the rod, not the disc. Sorry about the syntax
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:39 PM) A wooden clamp would work well. Drill a hole in a wooden disc the exact size of the strut rod's diameter, then cut the disc in half and add flats
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:13 PM) leather is too soft, as is rubber. I was thinking about either copper wire wound around the strut or tinfoil. and a vise Grip
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:11 PM) An old leather belt might work better, but I had no luck with it
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:10 PM) (I was thinking about a vise grip and tinfoil. you know, tinfoil is aluminum, and can potentailly protect the shock, and a vbise grip is FAR more useful than the clamp, but this is me trying to Mcgiver a solution, as usual...)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:07 PM) ah, ok, then
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:06 PM) The strut spins freely, you need the special clamping tool to provide flats for a big open ended wrench (with this tool 47 mm)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:03 PM) Can't I use LOTS of wd40, a t47 bit and a breaker bar?
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:01 PM) The strut clamp is a necessity. Worth every cent I paid -- making something similar myself would have taken me more time than I'd like to spend in order to save the few bucks.
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:00 PM) c'mon! I'll use twine. And optimism.
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 01:59 PM) I honestly didn't need them on the broken spring, and while handy for the lowering springs, not necessary.
@  dmoonen : (27 August 2015 - 08:06 AM) Spring compresssors are still needed. .Tolson why must you take the hard way to everything
@  Surturiel : (26 August 2015 - 03:59 PM) nah, the springs are broken, and I can use the ye old zip-tie trick. But since I'm going to put eibachs (-25mm) I won't worry.]
@  tolsen : (26 August 2015 - 03:43 PM) Clamp type spring compressors should not be used since the damage both protective coating and spring.
@  dmoonen : (26 August 2015 - 11:27 AM) The spring compressors you can borrow at Canadian tire
@  dmoonen : (26 August 2015 - 11:27 AM) I have the Mercedes strut clamp you can borrow just pay shipping and if you break it you buy it. Pm me
@  Surturiel : (26 August 2015 - 08:51 AM) thanks, guys! And... does anyone in Vancouver area have the clamp so I can "rent"?
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 06:43 PM) To and from SK*. I'm just waiting on some bits to finish the Golf build
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 06:41 PM) Still driving it, drove it to and from and average 4.7l/100l loaded to the brim.
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 06:19 PM) Dillen how much did you end up getting for the wagon?
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:13 PM) And if replacing the plastic bellows (dust boots) on the struts, cut a good 1.5" off the bottoms of them or they'll just compress around the stops and get in the way of the clamp tool
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:11 PM) also, take a new knife blade and cut about an inch off the bump stops unless you love bottoming out on small bumps.
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM) wont need it for the Eibachs
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM) If the springs are broken at the top as suspected, the spring compressor might not be necessary.
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:49 PM) And a normal spring compressor
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:46 PM) Strut clamp tool*
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:46 PM) Lots of penetrating oil on the top nut and see if you can borrow a strut tool of you don't have the proper air tools
@  Surturiel : (25 August 2015 - 01:08 PM) Now, let's see if I can replace them without getting myself killed...
@  Surturiel : (25 August 2015 - 01:07 PM) Got the Eibach springs!
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 12:29 PM) Lol
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 10:18 AM) ok, maybe MikeT
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 10:18 AM) Who doesn't? Hehehe
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 07:46 AM) sounds like you have a decent to do list. .
@  Surturiel : (23 August 2015 - 08:00 PM) Perhaps even throw a set of powerflex purple bushings, and a set of 16" "space" wheels, but not now...)

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#1 jwight

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:39 PM

Dates: April 13 -15, 2012
Location: Findlay, Ohio and environs :)

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Motel info at post #15.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:19 PM

I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

We will be there, where ever that is :D

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

April Fools IV will be a tour of the Old Mill Stream scenic byway in the Findlay, Ohio area. Stay tuned for more details! :) http://www.dot.state...es/default.aspx

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

Hi JohnIs this a one day event as last year or a whole weekend .Need to know to book time off at workAdelaide J

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:17 AM

Friday for arrivals, motel check-in, dinner, etc. Saturday for the drive(s), sightseeing, another dinner. Sunday departure. You can make as many days as you want. More detailed schedule is in the works. Hope you can make it. :)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

I don't know that we will be able to do this drive, but it does sound interesting. Here's the direct link for the Old Mill Stream scenic byway. Thanks for organizing it! ~~~~ Alberta
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

So is there a trip to Wilson's planned while in Findlay? Here's a little about Wilson's.

Edited by IGTSMRT, 09 January 2012 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

So is there a trip to Wilson's planned while in Findlay? Here's a little about Wilson's.

Thanks! Took me a few days to find your post but Wilson's seems like it's worth visiting. :)

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

Headcount needed

Working on a host hotel in Findlay but need to give them some idea of how many will be staying overnight Friday (and possibly Saturday) - post here or PM me. Thanks! :)

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:17 PM

Hi,What are your thoughts on bringing a small dog on the trip?Is the hotel/motel pet friendly?Would having the dog on the drive be a problem i.e. resteraunts?Please advise.CANMAN
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:12 AM

Hi, What are your thoughts on bringing a small dog on the trip? Is the hotel/motel pet friendly? Would having the dog on the drive be a problem i.e. resteraunts? Please advise. CANMAN

Thanks for the questions; I'll try to find a pet friendly motel if at all possible. Most U.S. restaurants don't allow pets inside, only service animals. :)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:31 AM

To recognize the Canadian attendees, this is now an International event - bring your flags! :)

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Motel Info
Motel for the April Fools IV rally is:

Quality Inn (OH300)
Best rate $64 per night (call hotel directly)
($57 for Choice Privileges members no refunds, book through http://www.qualityin....d=SKqvHRFptuW1)

All rates plus applicable taxes.

We have a block of 10 non-smoking rooms. Cutoff date for booking is 26 March 2012.

1020 Interstate Court , Findlay, OH, US, 45840
Phone: (419) 423-4303
Fax: (419) 423-3459

Pet fee of $15/night, plus:

Free deluxe breakfast
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Free coffee
Free weekly newspaper
Free local calls

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

I just got a chance to check out this event and I have to say it looks pretty good. :thumbsup_still:
How many vehicles did you have at last years event?
I am definately considering going. Maybe a caravan of SMARTS from CANADA can be arranged? :drive:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

I just got a chance to check out this event and I have to say it looks pretty good. :thumbsup_still:
How many vehicles did you have at last years event?
I am definately considering going. Maybe a caravan of SMARTS from CANADA can be arranged? :drive:

REGARDS :santa:

Caravan from Canada - sure! We had (I think) 16 cars last year, which included three from Canada. Right now we're up to 12 cars. Good fun and hopefully the weather will be a little warmer this year. Come on down! :)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

I just got a chance to check out this event and I have to say it looks pretty good. :thumbsup_still:
How many vehicles did you have at last years event?
I am definately considering going. Maybe a caravan of SMARTS from CANADA can be arranged? :drive:

REGARDS :santa:

Hi Ken
Huronlad Leadwing and myself went down last year,had a blast and meet a lot of nice folks. Planning on going this year as for a caravan I will be crossing Port Huron on the 13th to be there friday late afternoon. Only other canadian I know going so far is Leadwing
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:56 AM

Hi Ken Huronlad Leadwing and myself went down last year,had a blast and meet a lot of nice folks. Planning on going this year as for a caravan I will be crossing Port Huron on the 13th to be there friday late afternoon. Only other canadian I know going so far is Leadwing John

I'll talk to Gordo and see if I can convince him in going. This will give me an opportunity to talk to other SMART Car owners in the area. I am 75% confirmed as of today. Thanks :santa:
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

We ( Spike & I) are 100% confirmed....... we ARE going. I am willing to meet up with John (adelaide J) and anyone else who might be interested in a convoy. Time to meet is yet to be confirmed.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

FWIW, according to Streets and Trips it's 5 hours 45 minutes to the motel from the middle of Toronto (via Sarnia) or 5 hours 30 minutes via the Windsor crossing. :)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

Please add Canman and Angelina as well as Peanut our dog to the list of attendees.We have made the motel reservations.Looking forward to convoying with the rest of the Canadians from Ontario.Canman
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

Please add Canman and Angelina as well as Peanut our dog to the list of attendees. We have made the motel reservations. Looking forward to convoying with the rest of the Canadians from Ontario. Canman

Thanks for the update - you are all on the list! :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

How many are planning on staying over Saturday night, having breakfast Sunday morning? :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:56 AM

Spike & I are still plannning on coming and will be staying over until Sunday morning, including breakfast. (our 45th anniversary)

The chances of coming have dropped slightly due to the fact that the company I worked for went bankrupt. The only thing that will prevent us from coming is if I get another job before the event that won't allow me to take the time nessessary.

I will keep you updated.

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'96 Honda Civic, "Dimples", that serves as my wife's bus

'89 Civic "Old Faithful" (bought new in the fall of 1988) Finally  (October 16/14) blew a tail light bulb!  First bulb to blow since new.  A/C has never been serviced and still chills the cabin area in less than 3 minutes.

and a gaggle of motorcycles including the 35th GoldWing ever made with over 591,000 miles on it. "yeehawww"
.. List of all 15 upon request


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:04 AM

Elaine & I will also be staying over till sunday morning breakfast John

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

Canman, Angelina and Peanut will be staying.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Great - thanks for the replies. I'll be staying over also, don't want to miss the anniversary party! :)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

How many are on the attending list so far?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:50 AM

We're up to 15 cars so far. :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

Looking forward to it. Gord and Maggie will be attending as well. We booked a room there for the Friday night. I believe that KKsmart05 will be driving with us as well (in their own smart of course) and we will be crossing at Detroit on Friday and taking a bit more scenic route to Findlay once we get through Toledo. Any recommended routes south of Toledo?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Looking forward to it. Gord and Maggie will be attending as well. We booked a room there for the Friday night. I believe that KKsmart05 will be driving with us as well (in their own smart of course) and we will be crossing at Detroit on Friday and taking a bit more scenic route to Findlay once we get through Toledo. Any recommended routes south of Toledo?

Thanks for the update; added you and KKsmart05 to the list. 17 cars total now! :) bpsmart +1 jwight +1 IGT SMRT* Leadwing* +1 adelaide J* +1 CANMAN* +1 (and Peanut the dog) GetSmrt28277 Adele2cats Orangecrate +1 Barry Dearfield jsenka +1 Frosty Fred GoSmart GoSmarter Stephen Proffitt gordo.bernard* +1 KKsmart05* *Club Smart Car

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

There's a copy of the Old Mill Stream scenic byway guide and the itinerary for the April Fools cruise here: Ohio April Fools IV info - Folder Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage Please download if needed. Findlay, OH information: Home - Visit Findlay Things are coming together; don't forget your camera, folding chairs, sunscreen (optimists), umbrellas and sweaters (pessimists) and shorts/sandals (Canadians.) :D Good idea to bring an FRS/GMRS radio along in case we get separated (that could never happen!) and we can exchange cell numbers at the motel also. Remember, this is a scenic cruise, not a road race. We'll keep to the speed limits, obey traffic signs and generally behave responsibly (for the most part.) The entire route covers about 120 miles (193 km) and we should be done before 5 p.m. on Saturday. No problem if you want to join or leave the route at any point. We'll finish the cruise back at the Findlay Quality Inn. See you in Findlay! :)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

Up to 21 cars today! :)

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Have a favo(u)r to ask; if someone can find a small Canadian flag decal, maybe 1.5 x 3 inches, for the windshield I would very much appreciate it. TIA! :)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:15 AM

Have a favo(u)r to ask; if someone can find a small Canadian flag decal, maybe 1.5 x 3 inches, for the windshield I would very much appreciate it. TIA! :)

Done ! :thumbsup_still:

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'05 smart pulse "Bruised" (bought used with 94,000kms on it, Sept. 23/09)

'06 smart Passion Cab. "Silverwing" (bought 'gently used' with 4,800 kms on it, Nov. 22/10)

'95 Jeep "winter-beater" (bought used in 1996 with 6,000 kms on it) Sold... June 30/12 with 297,900 kms on it.

'96 Honda Civic, "Dimples", that serves as my wife's bus

'89 Civic "Old Faithful" (bought new in the fall of 1988) Finally  (October 16/14) blew a tail light bulb!  First bulb to blow since new.  A/C has never been serviced and still chills the cabin area in less than 3 minutes.

and a gaggle of motorcycles including the 35th GoldWing ever made with over 591,000 miles on it. "yeehawww"
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Done ! :thumbsup_still:

Thanks very much! :D

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

Those of you that are driving from the Detroit area may want to change it up a bit on the way down. I asked if anyone had suggestions for a more scenic route south of Toledo but no one replied, so I plotted my own. It adds an hour to the travel time but gets me off the I-75, which I have seen so many times in this area. It is a mystery tour since I have not been on any of these roads myself, but some of them have some curves at least and others don't even have painted lines. Take a look if interested. http://maps.google.c...=...1,12&num=10

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the update; added you and KKsmart05 to the list. 17 cars total now! :) bpsmart +1 jwight +1 IGT SMRT* Leadwing* +1 adelaide J* +1 CANMAN* +1 (and Peanut the dog) GetSmrt28277 Adele2cats Orangecrate +1 Barry Dearfield jsenka +1 Frosty Fred GoSmart GoSmarter Stephen Proffitt gordo.bernard* +1 KKsmart05* +1 *Club Smart Car


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Checked out the route you planned Gordo. Sure beats going down the I75.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Here's a map of the route:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Slightly updated (more scenic) version of the itinerary can be downloaded at: http://www.box.com/s...edba7a407cfdfb1 Weather is looking OK - high near 70, some wind and rain possible. :)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:10 AM

Today's the day - see you all at the Quality Inn this afternoon (or Saturday morning if you get delayed en route.) :)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

On our way.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Could certainly have had better weather but the people on this one made up for it. Thanks everyone for making the drive (or flight) and helping this April Fools drive set the record for attendance and distance traveled (Kansas or Oklahoma?)We got to talk with the animals (Llamas, that is), have some great chili dogs and root beer at an old fashioned drive-in, educate some folks on the smart at Tiffen University (not to mention some serious close formation parking!), take a back alley detour, visit an historic woods (looked very much like a standard bunch of trees to me) and eat some excellent ice cream at a local parlor in Findlay. The Friday evening activities simply can't be put into words (mostly due to laws on libel and slander) but the "fine dining" experience was something to remember! As usual, thanks to all our Canadian friends for coming to visit and making it a party!Stay tuned for info on next year's fifth anniversary Ohio April Fools event. :)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Thanks again to jwight and the Ohio Group for yet another great weekend with a great bunch of smart people. Friday night's "fine dining" will go in our book of great memorys of our smart adventures. Looking forward to next year and that crazy bunch in the Lincoln.Elaine & John P.S. Got 48.5 MPG US on the way home. Had a good tail wind

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Thanks again to jwight and the Ohio Group for yet another great weekend with a great bunch of smart people. Friday night's "fine dining" will go in our book of great memorys of our smart adventures. Looking forward to next year and that crazy bunch in the Lincoln. Elaine & John P.S. Got 48.5 MPG US on the way home. Had a good tail wind

Thanks for the mpg report; of course, we were headed south into a severe headwind so were getting a lot less than you did. :(

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

Here are some.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:22 AM

And more....some of the roads on the way there were less than two lanes wide following local streams and freshly paved. Some so narrow that there were no painted lines and they seemed more like someone's meandering driveway and not real roads. I couldn't understand why there were no motorcycles on them.

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