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Interest in proposed WA/OR meet & Mt. St. Helens Drive

Old 09-25-2004, 11:00 AM
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ok so we take exit 49 and follow 504 to mile marker 19 where we will see u guys? how long are you guys gonna wait? till everyone shows? are there any costs to enter the park?
im gonna whip out the camera and take some cool pictures!
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:41 PM
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OK, everyone ready? Any last minute questions?
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:02 PM
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yeah i just asked a question above
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:15 PM
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OOPS, forgot to answer you.

We will be at what is called the last gas station on 504 at 11AM. I do not know what it's name is. We will wait untill everyone shows, most likely about 20-30 minutes I guess, so lets depart no later than 11:30AM.

There is a $3 per adult charge to enter the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center Complex and the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

They can be purchased at the Monument Visitor Centers and Ape's Headquarters through Northwest Interpretive Association. Passes are also available at Cascade Peaks Restaurant and Gift Shop on Road 99. I think we should make a planned stop at the Visitors Center.

We can plan from there.
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:47 PM
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Thumbs up Almost met up with you all

Well darn, I was on the other side of the mountain around 1:30. Came across the Horse Heaven Hills to Goldendale, Goldendale to Trout Lake. FR 23 to FR90 to FR 25 Stopped at BurgerJoint just before getting off of FR90. FR 25 pass the Windy Ridge turn off and on to Randel. Lots of twisties and not much traffic to speak of. Did get a S2000 and a Porche climbing up my rear on FS25. Anyway was able to give them a little run for their money, then waved them by. They were pushing much harder than I wanted in a car that is very new to me.

Randel to Packwood to check out the Auto Cross. Had to beg to get in. Some insurance issue with Landlord that the AutoX club is dealing with. Looks like a great way to get handling practice on the R X-8, but it will put a strain on the ride. Anyway. What a beautiful day for a ride. From Packwood we traveled over white pass and took the boring freeway ride to Kennewick. 480 great driving miles. We are hooked like two tunas. We loved the drive and the ride. The Ride is just fantastic.

Perhaps next time I will get on the correct side of the mountain and met some of you.
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:50 AM
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ACHYellowRX8,

Today is the St. Helen's Run, so you did not miss us yet...
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PICS! Looks like I beat you guys back home :D
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:14 PM
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hey where did that celica come from?!?! LOL!
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:20 PM
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It almost fits in!
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:25 PM
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sshh if u tell everyone it is an RX8 then it must be! just let em know its a twin turbo RX8!
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:32 PM
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PM me, and I'll give you my e-mail address so that you guys can send me your digital still shots...

Yes, I am making a VIDEO!

I took some footage, and I need more photos.
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:35 PM
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Damn, I don't check in for a few days and all sorts of stuff starts to happen. Glad you guys had fun. Wish I could've come.
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We are just starting to have fun...
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:20 PM
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If you weren't there you missed a good time. 1st "meet" I have ever been to and it was great! The drive was a good adrenaline rush.
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:59 PM
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Pictures will update Tuesday

Just a quick note to tell you people that didn't go: You missed a great time.

For those of you that went, I was one of the people walking around with a camera, I'll post the pictures on Tuesday. It was great meeting you guys and driving with you. Can't wait to do it again!

Later,
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:24 AM
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Hey,

This is the link that Paul (the Celica guy) gave me to the pics that he and Jamie took today. These are off of his server, so I don't know what kind of bandwidth he's got.

http://larson.is-a-geek.com/picgal/Mazda/index.htm
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:43 AM
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One of you guys passed me as I was headed south on I-5. I was sorely tempted to exit and join you but I had an appointment in Salem @ noon. Glad it came off well! From the pics you needed a yellow!
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:45 AM
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Yea we were a little heavy in the Titaniums. But I guess we can tell who has good taste!
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:11 AM
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So a group of RX8's goes for a drive around Mt. St Helens today and what shows up on the local news tonight , a top story of seismic activity recorded today on or around the mountain!!!! Who says the RX8 isnt powerful enough, they woke up a sleepy volcano!!!!! :D
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:15 AM
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HA! Now that's a story to tell! Seven 8's causing seismic activity...I love it! (and one Celica all-track )
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:18 AM
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i thought it was funny when my car wouldnt start LOL!!
4000ft above sea level + typhoon kit=stall
i had no problems on the drive home except the I-5 traffic so i took shortcuts.

dude i told my wife how fast we were driving and she revoked my RX8 license LOL!! i thought u guys were a little suicidal in those fog patches we came in contact with.
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:23 AM
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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._helens_quakes

BTW here it is! we made the news! LOL! :D
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:06 PM
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It's too bad we don't have more roads like that with fewer 35 mph tourists plugging them up. Passing lanes? We don't need no stinking passing lanes!
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glad you guys had a good time! nice pics. cant wait to see a vid
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Originally Posted by ironmedic
..i thought u guys were a little suicidal in those fog patches we came in contact with...
I had my NAVI up and running telling me which way the road turned :D

I kept my speed within reason, but it seemed all you guys behind me wanted to go faster! :p

I'll have a momento to send you in about a week. I have to go to New Orleans this weekend.
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