Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by MattC » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:55 pm

Took another lunchtime ride today. Decided to make a quick video to show a neat bridge I encountered along the way.

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by S Allen » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:09 pm

Your roadster looks good. That is a cool bridge. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by pebbles » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm

Tink some long balls at the driving range.

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And some dilly dalley...

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by RBMann » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:40 am

pebbles wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Tink some long balls at the driving range.

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And some dilly dalley...

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But where?

In the store pic it looks like the camera lens is distorting the front wheel or there is a lot of camber.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by ted heaton » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:13 am

RBMann. You should know the store. It is in Snohomish on the east end of the main drag.
A little away from Pebbles usual driving routes.
Due, I am told, to his NEW Girlfriend who lives near Monroe.!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by davdav2000 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:34 am

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Took my 10 year old son on his longest roadster ride. Fun.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by pebbles » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:41 am

RBMann wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:40 am

But where?

In the store pic it looks like the camera lens is distorting the front wheel or there is a lot of camber.
Driving range is west of the Snohomish airfield, west side of 9.

Had to angle the lense away from the sun. So yeah, a bit of disortion.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Alvin » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:48 pm

On Sunday I went for an evening cruise. Caught the sunset at my usual parking structure, surprised to see a security guard at the very top.

Guard: "You are not allowed to be up here"
Me: "Oh do you mind if I take a few pictures and I'll be gone?"

Gaurd: "Only if I can take it for a spin" (smiling)
Me: awkwardly driving off to take my pictures


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I drove back and stopped by the guard and asked him if he wanted to go for a spin...and he left his post to jump in. Nice kid. I've met so many interesting people because of this roadster!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by pebbles » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:16 pm

8) 8) :smt077 :smt077
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by MrGuts » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 pm

Not this weekend but a few Thursdays ago.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by pebbles » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 pm

Go Spike!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Dano » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:56 pm

Beautiful day in Sausalito so I thought I’d grab a pic by the golden gate before driving through the Marin headlands.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by nismou20 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am

Spike goes! That’s a well tuned U20

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by MattC » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 am

My Datsun was pretty popular at a cruise night on Thursday. It was supposed to be “import” night but besides my roadster I only saw a 64 Beetle and an 80’s Mercedes.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Gregs672000 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:17 pm

Just did a quick drive on Hiway 7 that leads to Mt Rainier. Awesome road once you're out of town and heading toward Alder Lake (for you locals), and if you're lucky you can have some nice corners to yourself. I will sometimes pull over and allow space in front of me, then hit it hard until I catch up to traffic, then wait again... fun stuff! The car is great and just dives into the corners and powers out hard. Feels completely balanced, and the height change I made in the rear has really improved turn in and response.

I also want to give another shout out to JT68 on the Bilsteins... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! The car just doesn't get upset anymore, it's so much better to drive, swings through the corners better and much quicker. I know this car, and it has never felt this good. Transformative.
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