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  • 2 car convoy to ZCon 2014-San Diego

    JP met Eric in Toronto at 7:00 AM Wednesday, July 30. We got all our luggage packed into the 240 and on the road by 7:20. Made it to Kitchener by 8:30 to meet Peter.
    We drove hard all day and made Sioux City, Iowa.
    Thursday, July 31 we put in another long day and got to the outskirts of Denver to find the economy booming and all inexpensive rooms booked. Finally found a double at a Ramada right in Denver. That worked out so well we stayed two nights.
    Actually, we stayed two nights because I found a leak in my A/C pump which we wanted to have fixed. The shop we went to Friday morning got me right in and pressure tested it. He advised me to put a can of sealer in it, which he was not allowed to do. He charged me for 1/2 hour labour and off we went to an Auto Zone for the sealer. We put it in in the parking lot and headed off to climb Pike's Peak. Pike's Peak was closed for a snow storm but we waited for it to clear and went right to the top.
    Saturday we went North from Denver to drive the Trail Ridge Road, then on to Goose-neck National Park.
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    Next we drove to the top of the Moki Dugway https://www.google.ca/search?q=moki+dugway+utah&burgerespv=2&tbm=isch&tb o=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2zngU5TPJcfsoATxzoCQBg&ved =0CBsQsAQ&biw=931&bih=460
    After the Moki Dugway, we got as far as Flagstaff, Arizona where we picked a motel on Route 66 and had a traditional burger.
    Monday we got off Interstate 40 and drove historical route 66 for about 100 miles. On our way to Las Vegas we checked out the Hoover Dam.
    Tonight we are in Las Vegas, having a few beers, waiting for it to get dark so we can walk the strip and see the lights.
    zedfoot
    Eric Zondervan, OZC ***** Monitor
    Last edited by zedfoot; 02-25-2015, 10:57 PM. Reason: Add photos
    Eric Zondervan
    72 240Z
    11 Sierra 4X4
    14 Kia Rondo EX
    18 Audi SQ5
    18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
    18 Ducati Multistrada
    65 Honda Moped

  • #2
    Wow, what a view! You guys are living the dream!! Have fun in Vegas... when do you arrive in San Diego?


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    • #3
      Hope to get there early afternoon.
      Eric Zondervan
      72 240Z
      11 Sierra 4X4
      14 Kia Rondo EX
      18 Audi SQ5
      18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
      18 Ducati Multistrada
      65 Honda Moped

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      • #4
        Hey Eric, how close were you to the ledge in that pic? It looks like less than 6 ft! A big gust of wind and you would have been gone? Sure sounds like another one of your epic drives and the usual repairs on the go.

        Keep the pics coming. Hi JP, hanging in there??
        Howie Y
        OZC $$$ guy
        AKA "The Treasurer"

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        • #5
          WOW! Way to go guys! I think most of us are there with you in spirit. Keep the updates coming...
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          • #6
            Unreal! My wife and I drove that similar route last summer, but missed a lot of locations you've hit. I'm making a list of places to go next time...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hky280zx View Post
              Hey Eric, how close were you to the ledge in that pic? It looks like less than 6 ft! A big gust of wind and you would have been gone? Sure sounds like another one of your epic drives and the usual repairs on the go.

              Keep the pics coming. Hi JP, hanging in there??
              You are right Howie, it made my bones tingle to stand there.
              Eric Zondervan
              72 240Z
              11 Sierra 4X4
              14 Kia Rondo EX
              18 Audi SQ5
              18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
              18 Ducati Multistrada
              65 Honda Moped

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              • #8
                We've been too busy having fun to post much. San Diego is one amazing place. Aside from the car show, a pub night where dogs were welcome and in good supply, a rally all around the city with JP navigating, many encounters with super friendly people, today was special.
                since JP and I did the city rally Wednesday, I showed Peter the town Thursday. Today I rode with Peter on a country cruise involving some outrageous mountain roads. Peter's driving was outstanding. Of course it made me car sick.
                We grabbed a quick beer in the room, then off to tour the Nissan
                center
                Eric Zondervan
                72 240Z
                11 Sierra 4X4
                14 Kia Rondo EX
                18 Audi SQ5
                18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                18 Ducati Multistrada
                65 Honda Moped

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                • #9
                  From the design center went downtown where they hold 1/8 mile drag races in a big parking lot
                  Eric Zondervan
                  72 240Z
                  11 Sierra 4X4
                  14 Kia Rondo EX
                  18 Audi SQ5
                  18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                  18 Ducati Multistrada
                  65 Honda Moped

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                  • #10
                    Sorry guys, it's too hard to do these posts from my phone. I'll clean them up and add photos when I can use a proper computer. I will say that it was a very full day with lots of driving
                    Eric Zondervan
                    72 240Z
                    11 Sierra 4X4
                    14 Kia Rondo EX
                    18 Audi SQ5
                    18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                    18 Ducati Multistrada
                    65 Honda Moped

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                    • #11
                      Did you hear the official word on who is hosting ZCON 2015?
                      Howie Y
                      OZC $$$ guy
                      AKA "The Treasurer"

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                      • #12
                        Rumors now. Should find out at the closing banquet starting in half hour.
                        Eric Zondervan
                        72 240Z
                        11 Sierra 4X4
                        14 Kia Rondo EX
                        18 Audi SQ5
                        18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                        18 Ducati Multistrada
                        65 Honda Moped

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                        • #13
                          I heard Memphis .......

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                          • #14
                            Memphis it is.

                            JP woke up with severe abdominal pains. We are at an urgent cear clinic packed and ready for the road.
                            Eric Zondervan
                            72 240Z
                            11 Sierra 4X4
                            14 Kia Rondo EX
                            18 Audi SQ5
                            18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                            18 Ducati Multistrada
                            65 Honda Moped

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                            • #15
                              Memphis, hmmmmm, could be another chance at the Dragon & the Cheraholah Skyway. That was great fun before Nashville.

                              Hope JP is OK. Give him some Tylenol or Advil & you're off.

                              Safe drive back for both cars. See you at Z-Fest.
                              hky280zx
                              OZC Treasurer
                              Last edited by hky280zx; 08-10-2014, 02:58 PM.
                              Howie Y
                              OZC $$$ guy
                              AKA "The Treasurer"

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