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Old 08/11/2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Day 6-7 ... Doug severely tested!!

Been without internet so couldn't post recent trip details.

Yesterday (day 6- sat) saw me and Eric take "Doug" into San Francisco for a few hours.....we went to the piers and circled for 40 minutes for parking before giving up.
We drove down the famous Lombard street!! Yikes!! The going down was easy but the approach to get to the top of the street was sketchy!! To go down Lombard st. You must first climb the other side.....40 degrees slope and bumper to bumper cars inching forward. Lot of squealing tires as car try to roll forward from a standstill to move up street. Doug didn't squeal but came awfully close to scaring me in the overheating dep't.
We left sf on Golden Gate bridge and didn't get any photos since it was fogged in and there was too much traffic to access view point anyway.


Today, day 7 saw us drive along highway 1 (pacific Coast highway) for a couple of hours before cutting inland to hit interstate to make some miles.
The trip back inland was CRAZY!! A 40 mile stretch took 2 1/4 hours to drive since it was not much more than a paved goat trail. Brakes could be smelled as the fastest turn could be taken at 20 mph and the climbs made Doug gasp for a lower gear than 1st!
Don't get me wrong, I loved driving it for the challenge but Doug found it hard on the brakes since there was no way to take it any easier than I did!

After this insanity, we hit the interstate and piled on 300 miles before ending up in Medford Or. at 11 p.m.

Tomorrow should be an easy day with only about 300-400 miles total to do. Then a quick ferry ride to get over to Vancouver a Island where I hope to meet up with Steve Cracknell.

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Old 08/11/2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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What highway number was the goat trail??

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Old 08/12/2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Mountain View Rd just north of Point Arena Ca.
Comes out at Boonville
Check it out on google maps to see how windy it is.
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Old 08/12/2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Been on that road many times. Cooked a set of brakes on my 1 ton Ford on that road. It is also open range there and almost ended up with a herd of sheep in my Trans Am convertible one night. Thank god I had good brakes on that car. LOL Back in the early 70s, saw a Yellow 69' Corvette loose control coming out of a gas station in Booneville and slam into a parked pick up truck. Hit so hard it ripped the rearend out of the truck, the Corvette didn't make it either. No one hurt.

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