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The Mt. Washigton experience - a newcomer's view
Thought I'd take a moment to summarize my thoughts
on this past weekend's affair.
Where to begin?
In one weekend I had the pleasure of discovering
the truly awe inspiring beauty of the mountain and surrounding area, seeing the
legendary hillclimb up close and personal, attending my first NEQ event and best
of all, finally meeting a number of cool folks whom until now I only knew as
e-entities from here ( 20V list ), as well meeting many others of the Q
persusion from the mother list and elsewhere.
My only regret here was being torn between hanging
out at " base camp " and spending time up at various parts of the hill trying to
catch the action, particularly since my buddy Fred who was along for the ride
seemed to only be able to handle a finite amount of the invitable Ring
Comisiration that follows such a gathering.
" You guys talk way too much about busted
stuff, man..." One can only understand from within, I suppose. All was not
lost however. After two days worth, we had him sufficiently brainwashed
that he's asked me to go down to the local dealer this week to look at A4s (
wants a warranty - wimp! Then again, nice to be a computer whiz kid living
- Meeting the infamous RoT in Burlington and
spending the wee hours of Sat. am playing chase car through the foggy New
- Spending hours in the company of Those Who
Understand and Think It's Normal That a Car Owns You.
- The roads.
- The TT.
- The TT hostesses.
- The roads.
- Seeing Sprongl and the S2 in action for the first
time, as well as the excellent efforts by Ringed flyers such as lister Bob
D'Amato and many others.
- The Saturday am parade.
- The graciousness of the Ur-q owners, who were
only too happy to let us tag along behind their Sunday parade, the only
way we could get our car and gear to
the peak at midday to enjoy some afternoon summit action.
- The sense that for the most part, the competitors
were there to enjoy themselves as much as we were - a rare quality in
motorsports these days.
- Did I mention the local roads?
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this
possible, not the least of whom eventmaster Royal, who did an excellent job
keeping things smooth, diplomatic and co-ordinated ( especially re
the parades ) under what appeared to be somewhat trying circumstances at
I very much look forward to seeing everyone again
Ian Pavelko ' 90 90Q20V (
Titanium Grey )