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I would like to share with the SS family my road trip to Whistler BC Canada. It was about 150 km drive from Vancouver. Let me say that the reconstructed "Sea to Sky Highway" is the best highway I have ever driven in my life. Freshly paved roads, beautiful ocean view and the best part was twisty, turns, and curves the whole way there. There was not one stretch of straight road more than 1km. With the car lowered, IPD anti-sway bar, EST front strut bar, and wide tires, it was so much fun. The one thing that disappointed me was the Volvo seats not really keeping you tight and locked in. That really took away from the feel of a nice handling car. Here are the pictures! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Quick Stop at Sqaumish for a pee break.<br><A HREF="http://img6.imageshack.us/i/dscf3264twq.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5475/dscf3264twq.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Lovin the 3.75" tips and AJ's Spoiler <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img29.imageshack.us/i/dscf3265p.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8026/dscf3265p.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Stayed in the heart of Whistler Village. There was only Valet parking left and I was sooo nervous of strangers driving my car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dscf3266.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3715/dscf3266.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Did some Sweet Zip Lining at the top of the mountains. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dscf3286p.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3353/dscf3286p.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Me monkeying around. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dscf3295.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1922/dscf3295.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Drove to the Olympic Park which is about 20 mins away from whistler where the Cross country, Biatholan, and ski jumping is going to be held. <br><A HREF="http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dscf3334.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6472/dscf3334.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img21.imageshack.us/i/dscf3337.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8161/dscf3337.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Top of the mountain pictures <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img197.imageshack.us/i/dscf3340c.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3779/dscf3340c.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img188.imageshack.us/i/dscf3346.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6805/dscf3346.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Canadian heritage<br><A HREF="http://img20.imageshack.us/i/dscf3350z.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/706/dscf3350z.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Driving was like this for the whole way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img29.imageshack.us/i/dscf3352h.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1637/dscf3352h.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>A front picture of my 2 Girlfriends <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img188.imageshack.us/i/dscf3357c.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/808/dscf3357c.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Back in the city <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://img197.imageshack.us/i/dscf3375f.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9749/dscf3375f.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>
 

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Re: Whistler 2010 Olympic Road Trip (Vash13)

I love Vancouver, I go back there almost every Christmas<br>Haven't been to Whistler in a while though. Wanted to go last Winter but the snow was so bad I didn't think my rental sedan could make it.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The old Sea/Sky HWY was <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">, I remember driving up to Whistler one winter from Vancouver and it took me 8hrs.<p>Anyways, love your ride <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Whistler 2010 Olympic Road Trip (biotek)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>biotek</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I love Vancouver, I go back there almost every Christmas<br>Haven't been to Whistler in a while though. Wanted to go last Winter but the snow was so bad I didn't think my rental sedan could make it.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The old Sea/Sky HWY was <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">, I remember driving up to Whistler one winter from Vancouver and it took me 8hrs.<p>Anyways, love your ride <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's so much safer and easier to drive the highway now. Took me only 1.5 hrs. There is two lanes each side with a cement median in the middle now. All because of the Olympics <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Lookin' good Vash!
 

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On "seats keeping you tight and locked in"...<p>Though not of huge help, the "poor man's racing harness" helps. Buckle your belt with your seat ever so slightly further back than the ideal position, give the shoulder strap a quick jerk to lock it against the stop, hold it there and then slide your seat back to it's ideal position. This will keep the belt locked in the mechanism and go a long way to keep you tight. You'll have to slide the seat back again to unlock it, if done right.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>EricV</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">On "seats keeping you tight and locked in"...<p>Though not of huge help, the "poor man's racing harness" helps. Buckle your belt with your seat ever so slightly further back than the ideal position, give the shoulder strap a quick jerk to lock it against the stop, hold it there and then slide your seat back to it's ideal position. This will keep the belt locked in the mechanism and go a long way to keep you tight. You'll have to slide the seat back again to unlock it, if done right.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's a good idea! The other thing I've done in cars that don't have tight seats is to twist the seat belt buckle around two or three times before buckling it in. Makes for a snug fit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dude, your car looks siiiiick. Black and the chrome rims and tips set it off.
 

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Also who's the clown that stuck their Subie right in the middle for valet?
 

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Re: Whistler 2010 Olympic Road Trip (skwirl)

Heeey nice one dude !! Must've been a great drive up !! are we still down for 30th ?? I just checked and my schedule is fine with that <br>woot
 

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<p>Wow great pics man, sexy ride.<p><br>I was born in Vancouver, BC. Not sure If I ever been to Whistler though. I left when I was 5yrs old, and come back every now and then to visit family. Vancouver is filled with Fijians/Indians, Chinese & Filipinos... I feel right at home there cause I'm Fijian & my wife is Filipino.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> (cheers)<p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chrisV50t</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also who's the clown that stuck their Subie right in the middle for valet?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah that subaru just drove right between me and the audi after i checked in. It was ok for me since there wasn't any somebody coming out of the front passenger side.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>al820</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Heeey nice one dude !! Must've been a great drive up !! are we still down for 30th ?? I just checked and my schedule is fine with that <br>woot</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes we are down still hopefully! I will update the thread soon. <p>USAF: Vancouver is quite multi cultural. I am asian and i don't feel like minority at all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">. It's quite a shame that you had to move away from Vancouver. A lot has changed in the city especially when we knew the olympics is coming.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chrisV50t</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dude, your car looks siiiiick. Black and the chrome rims and tips set it off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>thanks! The rims are Hyper Silver and polished lip no chrome <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">. Anywaz still contemplating if I should matte black the rims with time attack yellow racing strip. If i do that, it might set off the chrome tips which then I might have to replace <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> . Still brain storming.
 

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Re: Whistler 2010 Olympic Road Trip (Vash13)

great pics! I visited Vancouver BC last month and really loved it! It's a very beautiful city. Much cleaner and prettier than Seattle and Portland. Traffic was not as bad either!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fletcher33</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">great pics! I visited Vancouver BC last month and really loved it! It's a very beautiful city. Much cleaner and prettier than Seattle and Portland. Traffic was not as bad either! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the kind comments. Yes i agree with you how pretty Vancouver is. Next time you should hit up Whistler and check the place out before the Olympics come. It's nice that Vancouver is seen as a world class city.
 

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Oh man great pictures! I loooooove your car. Nicely done, super classy. I was just in Vancouver too for a couple weeks, AMAZING city, the best one I've ever visited by far! The food, the scenery, the girls!!!
 
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