[urq] UPG 25 Road Trip

pastorer at optonline.net pastorer at optonline.net
Thu Jul 31 10:21:51 PDT 2008

Hey Mike:
Great to learn you are bring your son.  I've got two 13 year old sons with me.
We left NJ on July 25, with my wife and 3 sons, and headed straight across I-80 to Tahoe.   We made it in 2 1/2 days, most of the time cruising at or near 90mph.
The valentine was surprisingly quiet, but saved us several times in Nebraska....the troopers there had some creative speed traps.  They were even shooting radar while pretending to be broken on on the side of the road in a Black late model VW Bug. 

So far we've been to Tahoe, Yosemite and SFO, and right now we're in Big Sur.  The car has run great, with the only issues being a ABS sensor, a brake light that keeps burning out, and the AC struggling to keep up to the midday heat.    The car was been surprisingly comfortable for the five of us.  
We're headed to Vegas and then camping for a few days at Havasu Falls in AZ before we had back to Colorado  for Aug 8th.


--- Original Message ---
From:Michael Hopton <Michael at siliconoptix.com>
Sent:Thu 7/31/08  8:28 am
To:Ben Howell <bhowell at rmi.net>,urq at audifans.com
Subj:Re: [urq] UPG 25 Road Trip

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Thanks Ben,


Sounds like a good idea, if things work out I hope to be 

close around lunch Friday.


cheers, Mike



From: Ben Howell [mailto:bhowell at rmi.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:14 AM
To: Michael Hopton; urq at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [urq] UPG 25 Road Trip




80 all the way across Nebraska is good, but *I* would drop down I-76
(still 75mph limit too) which will head you, diagonally, down through
Colorado and right onto I-70 West towards Glenwood. It's more direct and
it puts you right into an area that we Colorado Folk could help you if
there is trouble. You'll drive RIGHT by 3zero3 (as 76 merges with 70)
who has offered their shop, lifts, tools if you need it.


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