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      02-29-2012 09:09 PM #1





      WHEN: 8/25 (& 8/26 for those that want to make this a two day trip)
      WHERE: Mt. Washington and surrounding areas
      COST:
      Gas - ??
      Food- ??
      Lodging - ??
      Mt. Washington Auto Road:
      Car and Driver: $25 (includes a bumper sticker and audio tour on CD or cassette in English, French or German)
      Each additional adult: $8
      Children ages 5-12: $6
      Children ages 4 and under: Free


      I know that people will be coming from all over, so I have included several stops along the route to give opportunities for people to join. If at all possible, please chime in and let me know where you plan to join (I’ll make a notation on the attending list) so we know and can wait for you at a certain stop. If any one would like to add a stop, let me know and we can work it in. One last note is that, THIS IS A LOT OF DRIVING!! I personally don’t mind, especially since it’ll be broken up, but that’s just me (Plus I plan to stay the night up there….somewhere) Feel free to break away from the group at your leisure or when you’ve had enough.

      As a disclaimer, lets try to keep this gtg as safe as possible. Although many of these roads are rural and allow for some spirited driving, please remember that they are public and will have other traffic (Especially motorcycle and pedestrian). I hope that there is someone familiar with these roads that can lead the pack, set the pace and to keep things safe. Remember, know your limits and drive within them.
      Lets have some fun!

      A) BNR Motors - 210 Center Street Meriden, CT 06450 (~6am Depart)
      B) Irving Gas Station - 564 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (~7:45 arrival, ~8:00 Depart)
      C) Dunkin Donuts - 469 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (~8:15 Depart)
      D) General Store / Gas Station - 319 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055 (~9:30 Arrival, Depart ~9:45)
      E) Mt Washington Auto Road – No GPS address (~12:00 arrival, Depart 1ish)
      http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/rates/
      F) Hill’s Top BBQ - 644 New Hampshire 16/302, Bartlett, NH 03812 (~1:30 Arrival, Depart whenever)
      http://www.hillstopbbq.com/links.html
      G) Shell Gas Station - 2806 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860
      H) Ben & Jerry’s Factory - 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676 (May be ditched if no interest)
      http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/factory-tours/
      *Keep in mind that your gps directions may vary from the actual route. I tried to keep us on "fun" roads as much as possible




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      03-01-2012 12:14 PM #2
      Guess I'm going alone lol

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      03-01-2012 12:23 PM #3
      I'm down, in like may though lol
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      03-01-2012 01:03 PM #4
      i would be.

      a bunch of us did one back in 08...












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      03-01-2012 06:09 PM #5
      ^ Damn....didn't have my car then!! I didn't even have a vw for that matter lol

      I'd be down pretty much any weekend starting in May (except for the last since I'll be in San Fran).....I was kinda hoping to do one of their sunrise deals, but I realize not everyone is a morning person lol.

      Sunrise Drive Dates:
      Sunday, June 24
      Sunday, July 29
      Sunday, August 26
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    6. 05-03-2012 08:41 PM #6
      Is this still a potential?

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      05-03-2012 09:23 PM #7
      Doubtful....no one seems interested

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      05-03-2012 10:39 PM #8
      I would be interested if my car was running.

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      05-03-2012 10:55 PM #9
      I'm In.
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    10. 05-04-2012 11:54 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Cspence View Post
      Doubtful....no one seems interested
      Bummer, it would be nice to have a gtg up there. driving the Kancamangus is great and Mt. Washington would be a first.

      Dependent on the date, I may be able to get a couple other local Rs to join.

      I will track this post a little longer and see what happens.

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      05-04-2012 12:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Projekt R32 View Post
      I'm down, in like may though lol
      I am still down and can get some more people. Just give me a date that doesnt fall in June 28th to July 10th as I will be in the bahamas then
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    12. 05-04-2012 04:33 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Projekt R32 View Post
      I am still down and can get some more people. Just give me a date that doesnt fall in June 28th to July 10th as I will be in the bahamas then
      How many you think would be able to join?

      including me there are 4 Rs that could potentially go from my buds. I also have a buddy with an A4 Quattro and 1 with a Mk5 gti that I'm sure would join. So 6 cars total potential.

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      05-04-2012 04:39 PM #13
      I would go with my r32 and my friend with his mk4 jetta

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      05-04-2012 06:27 PM #14
      Any others wanting join?
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      05-04-2012 06:39 PM #15
      Glad to see this is materializing! Maybe a Saturday in August...this way this could be an overnighter for those of us driving from far...

    16. 05-04-2012 11:09 PM #16
      Yes a mid to late August Saturday would be best.

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      05-04-2012 11:20 PM #17
      This looks awesome. I'm sure my car will be done by then so I'd love to go. How much is this going to be?

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      05-05-2012 12:04 AM #18
      I think this would be a great Turn out!
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      I wish there were meets in Florida....

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      05-05-2012 09:33 AM #20
      Saturday in August would be great let's make this happen

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      05-05-2012 09:41 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      This looks awesome. I'm sure my car will be done by then so I'd love to go. How much is this going to be?

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      Last time I went up it was $26 but you also get the sticker and some other stuff.

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      05-05-2012 10:33 PM #22
      I'm game, mid to late Aug works best for me too.

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      05-05-2012 10:54 PM #23
      Only weekends I can go are 8/11-8/12 & 8/25-8/26...how does one of these weekends sound guys?

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      05-06-2012 10:25 AM #24
      Come on fellas Lets make this Happen
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      05-06-2012 12:00 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Cspence View Post
      Only weekends I can go are 8/11-8/12 & 8/25-8/26...how does one of these weekends sound guys?
      Any of those work for me.

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      05-06-2012 12:28 PM #26
      I'm leaning more towards the 25th/26th....I really would like to do the sunrise drive (As a group or on my own). If everyone is willing to meet at 4:30 am on the 26th we could go together otherwise we could do the gtg on the 25th. Once more people chime in with their thoughts we can start to put a plan together. Maybe some locals can toss out some ideas on what we can do besides the drive to the summit, cruising the kangamangus hwy, etc. Maybe after the Mt. Washington drive we can cruise over to the Ben & Jerry's factory (~2hr ride west). IDK....

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      05-06-2012 03:58 PM #27
      I'm originally from MA, and I would cruise from NJ for this.
      South Jersey area? Check out this meet --> http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-area-GTG-v2.0

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      05-06-2012 09:42 PM #28
      So far so good
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      05-06-2012 11:10 PM #29
      Never saw this thread til now... have always wanted to do Mt Washington, I'd be down.
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    30. 05-06-2012 11:33 PM #30
      Let's set it! August 25th a Saturday sounds good! I think the Sunday may be tough for some that have to work on the Monday, IMO.

      Let's start planning! Yes definitely drive the Mt. Washington Auto road. The Kancamangus is a must. There is also a road that starts from the Kancamangus and ends near Attitash mountain. I'll have to look it up and get back to you all.

    31. 05-06-2012 11:37 PM #31
      Found it, Bear Notch rd. it is so cool that they close it for the winter!!

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      05-07-2012 05:47 PM #32
      Is this Date Confirmed?
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      05-07-2012 07:46 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6fanatic View Post
      Is this Date Confirmed?
      Indeed....8/25 (and 8/26 for me , it'd be entirely too much driving in one day otherwise). I'm working on a route (Google Map) with POIs, gas stations, resturants, etc which will be posted tonight or tomorrow. Nothing set in stone, but I figure it's better than having nothing. Anyone familiar with the roads up that way, pm me and I'll see if I can incorporate into the trip so that everything flows smoothly... Bear Notch is on there!

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      05-07-2012 08:03 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Cspence View Post
      Indeed....8/25 (and 8/26 for me , it'd be entirely too much driving in one day otherwise). I'm working on a route (Google Map) with POIs, gas stations, resturants, etc which will be posted tonight or tomorrow. Nothing set in stone, but I figure it's better than having nothing. Anyone familiar with the roads up that way, pm me and I'll see if I can incorporate into the trip so that everything flows smoothly... Bear Notch is on there!
      If I can make it we can cruise up
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      05-08-2012 07:30 AM #35
      Let's keep this one going!!
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