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Hi - the date will be August 12th. Some of you have gotten an e-mail from me. For those who haven't, you will get one shortly from LeadFoot60.<p>In a nutshell:<br>Meet at the Mukilteo ferry for the 10 AM sailing.<br>Drive to Deception Pass to eat lunch, talk, take photos. It will be a bring your own lunch theme. I suggest either bringing what you want from home, or stopping in nearby Oak Harbor to get something.<br>From Deception Pass it is onwards to the beginning of Chuckanut Drive. We take the roughly 20 mile road up to the Bellingham area, and then turn around and drive the same road back. On the way back it will be good time for group pictures along this coastal road. <br>At the end of the Chuckanut Drive, we have two choices - 1 - drive over to I-5 and basically head home, or -2 - Continue on back roads that will eventually take us down to Marysville.<br>Actually a third possibility would be a stop at the Tulalip Casino for those want to play some Blackjack, or whatever.<p>More specifics to come later, but mark August 12th on your schedule<p><IMG SRC="http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/trans/fahr04.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (flybynight)

Here are a few quick comments on the August 12th Whidbey/Chuckanut GTG:<p>1. There is typically a minimum one-boat wait on Saturday mornings during the summer months. To make the 10:00am boat, I highly recommend that everyone gather at 9:00am in the adjacent Mukilteo State Park parking lot just west of the ferry terminal (behind Woody's Market). By meeting in this parking lot we can line the cars up for a first photo shoot, have a quick meet-and-greet, and queue up together in the ferry line so all cars and drivers stay together on one boat (hopefully). Should anyone arrive early the nearby beach and lighthouse offer terrific scenery and Woody's Market has coffee, snacks and an entertaining atmosphere. The best place to gather is along the far side of the parking lot next to the grass field, as the stalls along the waterfront are usually taken and the parking stalls in the middle of the lot are pay-only or reserved for boat trailers. Please email me directly if you need directions.<p><IMG SRC="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6038/parkinglot4km.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/2876/freeparkingonleft7by.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>2. Good news for those with lowered and/or kitted cars. I reviewed my tide chart and the 10:00am boat falls smack dab between low and high tides (7:17am and 1:37pm respectively), so there should be NO problems getting on the boat. That said, please use your own best judgment to avoid a nasty scrape.<p><IMG SRC="http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5898/tidechart5cg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>3. If anyone is interested there is a 76-station on the way to the ferry terminal that offers 100-octane racing fuel. The price is somewhere around $7/gallon and it is not available at the pump. Should anyone want to mix in some of this witch's brew I will be happy to park myself at the gas station after 8:30am with a 5-gallon Blitz can in-hand to facilitate fueling (I live close to the ferry so it's not a problem). Please email me directly if you are interested.<p><IMG SRC="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2081/mukilteomap4pn.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Please take a look at my signature for the suggested Mt. Rainier and IPD Portland GTG's if you haven't done so already. So far the interest level in these events is low, so they might need to be shelved as there are already two events planned for this summer. I will be driving to Mt. Rainier/Paradise in the afternoon after the 7/22 Griot's GTG should anyone wish to join me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (RainyS60R)

I may need to backpedal on the racing gas. I stopped in at the gas station last night and asked to see the fuel container. I found a large blue Sunoco drum with a <B>110</B>-octane sticker on top. Before you get too excited, I believe this is leaded racing gasoline. I will check again today while the garage staff is on duty, as the night watch person knew nothing about the fuel other than the location of the drum. <p>The price is $6.50/gallon for what it's worth... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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The 100 octane should be in a big drum in the garage. They must have been out, because I remember the guy told me that 110 octane was cheaper than 100 unleaded because there were no taxes involved.<br>It is a very convinent place to stop for 100 octane since it is right on the way to the ferry, but I will probably go down to Auburn and fill right at the pump. I hate transporting fuel in my car since it seems impossible to avoid fumes.<br>How did you get this thread back on the R forum, anyway!?!?!<p>I plan on being at the ferry between 8 - 9. Luckily it is a short ferry ride, so should someone miss a boat, the next one is about 30 minutes behind. If that happens, we can hang out at the other end of the ferry ride in Clinton.<p><B>Also, I will bring my set of two-way radios. If you have any, I'd highely recommend taking them along so we can all communicate along the road.</B><p>As for the 7/22 drive around Rainier, I would love to, but I'll be in Norway at the time.
 

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Again, the night watch attendant was clueless. I'll see if they still carry unleaded 100. It was probably there and I missed it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hate transporting fuel in my car since it seems impossible to avoid fumes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If anyone wants to fuel up here, I'll be there with a 5-gallon Blitz container so no one would need to bring a fuel canister in the car with them. I'll toss it in my garage on the way from the gas station to the ferry.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As for the 7/22 drive around Rainier, I would love to, but I'll be in Norway at the time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Say hello to Norway for me. I won't get back there for another year when my son "should" be old enough to fly easily (we hope).<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (RainyS60R)

I don't see this posted in the regional events forum. Was there a posting there about it?<p>Excellent directions Tryg!
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (frankhoffy)

Frank, it is in the GTG section under August. Steve and I have also been sending e-mails.<br>Let me know if you have any questions, especially since you will likely have the longest drive to get to Mukilteo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We are looking forward meeting you and seeing Big Red in person. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I emailed some of you, the 12th doesn't work for me. Have a great time, I'll be making the monthly Portland to Seattle R run that day.
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (RainyS60R)

When getting into the Ferry car waiting line after meeting up in the Mukilteo State Park we would all have to traverse to the back of the line of cars waiting to get onto the ferry. Doing a U turn or such like might mean the Rs cannot all be together!!!!! Thus there's a chance not all Rs will get onto same ferry - but mind you, there's no gaurantee for this anyway I guess.<p>Also, I don't quite understand the Deception Pass to Chuckanut Drive. Chuckanut Drive starts (or ends depending on your point of reference) just south Bellingham/Freehaven and getting there from Deception pass means driving over to just east of Anacortes and then over to I-5 and then north on I-5 to exit just north of Mt Vernon where the State Patrol offices are and then onto or up to south end of Chuckanut Drive. Presuambly we then drive north along Chuckanut Drive to Freehaven and then U turn and travel back south along Chuckanut Drive to take pics etc.<p>Have I got this correct ?
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (barrysharp)

As for the ferry, there is a school half a mile up from the waiting lot. This is an easy turn-around point where we can all regroup. One of us (I'll volunteer) can head another block up the road, turn around and drive excruciatingly slow so as to let all of the R's form a continuous caravan back down the hill to the ferry lineup.<p>You are correct on the route. If we want to avoid I-5 altogether on the way to Chuckanut, we can take Route 237 north from Highway 20, which connects with Chuckanut Drive just before the fun begins. It's farm country either way.<p>- Tryg<p>
 

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Re: Update on Seattle R drive (RainyS60R)

Righty Oh - got it, and your scheme for lining up all the Rs in the ferry waiting line is brilliant. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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