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    Thread: Can we begin the count down to Cincy 2012 now?

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      02-05-2012 11:07 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      We usually go to Amsterdam NY(Julie's town) or last time I joined the East Coast Caravan and spent Thursday night just outside Philly. And then leave nice and early Friday morning. The Montreal folks also split their drive into two days.
      but then us crazy PNWers split it into a 4 day drive

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      02-05-2012 11:39 PM #37
      I wouldn't mind doing the camping thing however yes showers would be nice, as would a hotel too. I think it would be pretty well split on hotel and camping. If there are enough campers we could always put together a "donation" in which the campers can rent a portable shower thing for the yard, I do believe they have those with the porta--potty group. Or I'm sure some hotelers wouldn't mind letting the campers take showers in the room.

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      02-06-2012 06:19 AM #38
      I'll still be a hoteller. I need me my shower! Nothing like getting in the shower after a long ride, and getting out feeling FRESH!

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      02-06-2012 08:23 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTimob View Post
      I'll still be a hoteller. I need me my shower! Nothing like getting in the shower after a long ride, and getting out feeling FRESH!
      ^^ This.
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      02-06-2012 08:39 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      While I'm not opposed to camping in the yard (we do that at two summer parties every year).... showers are nice - especially on the hot days.

      So... I'd say "yes" on the hotel, too.

      (Wish it was an Express, though - they have such good breakfast there!)

      Sign up for the Holiday Inn Rewards (free) before you make your reservation and you get a $5 coupon for the restaurant.

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      02-06-2012 09:54 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by BluDemon View Post
      Well I'll need some time to get my rocco square with the world.

      Firestone showed me that my power steering rack is leaking pretty good and the inner tie rod ends are loose.... Plus the lower ball joints are on borrowed time. I had a feeling of looseness in the fornt for a while so I was not shocked at the diagnosis.

      Time to order parts..... look at them for about 110 days then sprint to the finish for the drive to cincy
      You going to keep power steering ? I think if I ever have to do anything to mine I will be swapping in a manual setup as I cant stand hitting puddles in the rain and having the steering tighten up.

      One year soon I hope to make it out as well. Just got a new job after being unemployed for a year so its doubtful for me this year as I need a clutch...but then again who knows what things will look like when that time arrives.
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      02-06-2012 10:43 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by vwdaun View Post
      I'd like to get some feedback.... I'm considering chatting with the 'rents about allowing camping on-site this year. Opinions? Just keep in mind there would be no shower facilities. If camping was an option, would there still be enough interest in the hotel to try and get a group rate set up?

      Discuss.
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      02-06-2012 11:15 AM #43
      Will be there as usual... rocco or not
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      02-06-2012 12:24 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Beakersloco View Post
      You going to keep power steering ? I think if I ever have to do anything to mine I will be swapping in a manual setup as I cant stand hitting puddles in the rain and having the steering tighten up.

      One year soon I hope to make it out as well. Just got a new job after being unemployed for a year so its doubtful for me this year as I need a clutch...but then again who knows what things will look like when that time arrives.

      Yes, I'm planning on keeping the power steering system in place.

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      02-06-2012 01:52 PM #45
      BluDemon I see now that you have made the move to TN, your drive to Cincy will be only be 6.5 hours versus the a whole day drive it was from NC
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      02-06-2012 02:02 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by California 16v View Post
      BluDemon I see now that you have made the move to TN, your drive to Cincy will be only be 6.5 hours versus the a whole day drive it was from NC

      Yep... about a 3 hr savings

      Looking forward to catching a new caravan coming through my area to drive up with.

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      02-06-2012 02:11 PM #47
      Getting older (okay, maybe not that old) and the hotel was rather comfy/entertaining

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      02-06-2012 04:37 PM #48
      daun i can see why you wouldnt want so many people camping at your parents. Personally since im 19 and poor it would help me instead of paying for a room but i also only like a little over an hour away
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      02-06-2012 05:09 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post

      (Wish it was an Express, though - they have such good breakfast there!)
      Eh, you don't need that with the great little place down the road.


      I am all for the hotel.

    15. 02-06-2012 07:27 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      techfx was there last year with California plates on his car. But he drove from Pittsburgh.

      The year I drove to Cincy I got 3/4 of the way across Nevada and got pulled over (profiling/speeding/checking for "contraband, but we wont cut up yer car sir..."

      (further narrative redacted...)

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      02-13-2012 09:26 PM #51
      Hey Daun....Dieter wants to visit....We'll be there.
      Anyone coming from the east or Canada is welcome to stop at my place in Buffalo on the way.
      I'm in for the Hotel

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      02-13-2012 10:32 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by bufguy View Post
      Hey Daun....Dieter wants to visit....We'll be there.
      Anyone coming from the east or Canada is welcome to stop at my place in Buffalo on the way.
      I'm in for the Hotel


      I've been thinking about him lately, wondering how you two are doing. He sure did look happy in the pics.

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      02-13-2012 10:40 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by techfx View Post
      the hotel was rather entertaining
      Oh yeah, especially last year... lol
      The drunk guy was toooo funny!
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      02-14-2012 01:47 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by twardnw View Post
      *if* I can make it this year
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      02-14-2012 04:55 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by techfx View Post
      ..and the hotel was rather entertaining
      Quote Originally Posted by fredybender View Post
      Oh yeah, especially last year... lol
      The drunk guy was toooo funny!
      Somehow, I missed drunk guy. I heard about him that night, but didn't witness it.
      (I always miss the best isht!)

      Oh, and: T-minus 110 days....
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      02-14-2012 05:03 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      Somehow, I missed drunk guy. I heard about him that night, but didn't witness it.
      (I always miss the best isht!)

      Oh, and: T-minus 110 days....
      Damn, don't start the countdown yet, I'm still building my engine!

      I wonder if I can dig up a picture of the gent in question. He certainly was, ahem, friendly.

      [scrabble, scrabble]

      Holy sh*t, I realized I never uploaded a single picture from Cincy 2010 or 2011. SLACKING!
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      02-14-2012 06:29 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by bufguy View Post
      Hey Daun....Dieter wants to visit....We'll be there.
      Anyone coming from the east or Canada is welcome to stop at my place in Buffalo on the way.
      I'm in for the Hotel
      Funny, I too was just thinking about you! I was digging through photo files from last year and wondered how you were doing!

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      02-14-2012 09:33 PM #58
      Hey Cathy...Was thinking about you too...I enjoyed your visit when Daun delivered Dieter.
      With this incredible winter, I've been able to get the Scirocco out, but most of the time he's snug next to my Z4....Can't wait to see all you guys!

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      02-14-2012 11:24 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Damn, don't start the countdown yet, I'm still building my engine!
      I didn't start the countdown, Joe. That kicked off with the first post in the thread.
      Best get to work! You have 3.5 months to be roadworthy, good sir!
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      02-14-2012 11:43 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      I'm still building my engine!

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      02-15-2012 06:16 AM #61
      Jeeze Joe!
      Its not rocket science

      I have a wheel bearing and a tierod inner to do to the silver and the wiring in the dash of Victor.
      That sounds suspiciously like a plan, but what ever

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      02-15-2012 07:32 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Rocco_julie View Post
      Jeeze Joe!
      Its not rocket science

      I have a wheel bearing and a tierod inner to do to the silver and the wiring in the dash of Victor.
      That sounds suspiciously like a plan, but what ever
      I have batteries to throw in them and then to remember all that random stuff I put off last year...
      so not a plan.....but they should be all limber from driving over to visit the ailing aircooler

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      02-15-2012 08:52 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Rocco_julie View Post
      Jeeze Joe!
      Its not rocket science
      it's less about skills and more about the fact that the engine is 20ish miles away from my house. And the fact that I have been working 14 hours a day.
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      02-15-2012 06:48 PM #64
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      02-15-2012 11:45 PM #65
      Well, who doesn't?

      Mmmm.... bacon......

      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      Eh, you don't need that with the great little place down the road.
      Do tell, what is this "great little place down the road" of which you speak?
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      02-16-2012 08:23 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      Well, who doesn't?

      Mmmm.... bacon......

      Do tell, what is this "great little place down the road" of which you speak?
      Well, it's a little place called the 68 Diner (or is it the 68 Cafe?) which happens to be north of the hotel on Rt 68 and New Burlington Rd.
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      02-16-2012 08:27 AM #67
      I hear Denny's has good breakfast…
      Deal with it.
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      02-16-2012 08:37 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      I hear Denny's has good breakfast…


      Denny's has horrible breakfast! Thankfully there are none in the Wilmington area.

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      02-17-2012 11:54 AM #69
      Well, no new news to report.
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      T-106 days.


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