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El Nino and quattros

 I haven't had much time to keep up with the list lately and I must
confess that I am 31 digests behind. However, as the town I
live in has recieved something like 20 inches(50.8 cm) of rain
in about 14 days now is the time.
 In the 10 months I've owned my 85 urq only in the last two weeks
have I been able to truly appreciate it. I have driven it through mud,
gravel, sand, torrential rain, trees, floodwaters and any combination
of all those things. The car is just totally cool. I have to admit we've
been out touring when most sane people were hiding. On one trip
to check out the surf we were interviewed by some S.F. news channel but I
missed it due to a power outage. I nearly got to plug the quattro too.
The woman was clearly suffering the bad weather and I'd guess
this wasn't her idea of journalism.
 I've been driving on the tires that were on the car when I bought it and
I've decided to replace them -soon. Otherwise it has been a real
driving experience.
 Anyway, if you see some long haired guy with a really big
smile on his face driving a stone grey metalic urq in torrential
rain- its me.