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Re: Pike's Peak/Manitou Springs

> From:          Audinamx <Audinamx@aol.com>
> Date:          Sun, 25 Jan 1998 18:11:04 EST
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:       Re: Pike's Peak/Manitou Springs
> Organization:  AOL (http://www.aol.com)

 Audinamx@aol.com wrote:
> ... well, I hope that my heretical statements will not be taken too badly ...
> :)
> WRT the Pikes Peak hillclimb ... I was wondering if it is possible to ride the
> cog rail train to the finish area, and if the train goes up and down multiple
> times during the day.  I must say that I would prefer not to idle my car up
> and down the hill as last year, and it might be nice to take the train up to
> the end.  I'm thinking that with all the competitors "stuck" up there waiting
> to come down it might be able to talk to them for a bit.  
      The only info. that I know about the cog rail way is that it does indeed
run to the top of the Peak daily (~6 months of the year) and also on the 4th
of July. Rumor has it that it takes the better part of 3 hours for the incline,
not sure about the descent. Not a bad idea Steve. I'm sure you're not alone
in your thinking as the traffic up and down can be slow going sometimes. 
Although last year had to be the quickest descent I've ever encountered in
8 years on the Peak. Chatting with the drivers would be fun though. I 
wonder if we could somehow persuade the hillclimb folks into a 
commemorative run of the S1 with Michelle Mouton at the wheel ;-)

> I'm also thinking that we should make a point to organize something to do
> together other than the hillclimb ... with the event in process it isn't too
> likely that everyone will be hanging out together while we're on the hill.
> Perhaps if Ben doesn't have his triple-turbo W12 in the urQ and running by
> then we can go to his shop to check it out ... ;-)

   Yeah Ben! You hear that? You had better get to it and quick!  I'm all for
having a get together besides just the hillclimb. 

Chad Clark '87 5k Tq
Colorado Springs, CO