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  • NorCal/Oregon Trip

    Well, we are looking forward to our 1-week outing to NorCal and Oregon but the weather forecast makes me wonder.......
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    And it going to be like that until we get to the coast on Wednesday
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  • #2
    Ugh, that looks unpleasant. What about a reroute that sticks to the coast the whole way?

    -John
    Westfield SEiW
    2.0L Duratec
    Throttle Steer

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    • #3
      But it's a dry heat. I told our HR manager to take me off the payroll when they hear about mummies in NorCal.
      Last edited by slomove; August 7, 2012, 07:36 PM.

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      • #4
        I was out driving on 33 and 166 yesterday between Ojai and Santa Maria yesterday where it was reported to be 99آ°F, and I didn't find it intolerable. But then I was only driving in that kind of heat for about two hours, not all day. Experience shows that if you wear long sleeves, bring lots of water to drink, and always carry a spare USB/CAN BUS adapter, things should turn out fine. Gatorade or similar might be good too.

        Nice photo!
        | | Sean

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        • #5
          After spending all day Tuesday at Magic Mountain when it was 104, the thought of driving the 7 at those temps does not sound like fun at all. Temp in Kernville has been upped to 109 Saturday

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          • #6
            When the going gets tough only the tough.....oh well never mind.

            We'll be fine

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            • #7
              Time for a Cool Shirtâ„¢!



              (or a Miata with AC)
              Last edited by soareyes; August 9, 2012, 08:17 PM.

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              • #8
                That would be cool indeed. But I have a passenger and would have a hard time to store the 2 ice buckets.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slomove View Post
                  That would be cool indeed. But I have a passenger and would have a hard time to store the 2 ice buckets.
                  slomove,
                  You could always put in a couple T-fittings in the lines and use one cooler. It would also give you a water source for ice cold water.
                  Played with making one a long time ago using fish aquarium air tubing sewn to a t-shirt and run into a large coffee can coiled around the inside and then connected to a small 12v pump (fountain pump) inside of the can then filled with ice and water. Biggest issue was the hassle of unplugging from the chiller when get out of the vehicle and keeping the coffee can from sweating.

                  This would work better and is small.

                  http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Kwik-K...stem,2468.html

                  Have a good trip.
                  Martin Keller
                  Ventura, Ca.

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                  • #10
                    Well, if things get too warm, you could build one of these:

                    here
                    Chris
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                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post
                      Well, if things get too warm, you could build one of these:

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                      Now you tell me. Too late for this trip.
                      Actually we had a pretty good mix of weather. We were fried (111 degrees on the first day in Visalia and couple more days around 100 degrees). We were soaked and pelted (thunderstorm with hail on Tioga Pass). We were smoked and could not see anything for 3 days due to all the fires. Finally it cooled down to a cozy 55 degrees with fog and drizzle around Crescent City. So, all in all a nice trip. :)
                      I forgot....minor rear ender accident with some crumpled sheet metal on my car, new alternator belt and somehow I am losing coolant. Oh well.
                      Last edited by slomove; August 16, 2012, 05:50 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Your car was rear ended?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Doug Liedblad View Post
                          Your car was rear ended?
                          Yes. Botched group passing. But nothing that can't be fixed with a few square feet of aluminum sheet. I did not like the workmanship of the last rear-end accident repair, anyway.

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                          • #14
                            Maybe I should get this Sevens crumple zone patented. But I think the strapped-on duffel bags helped a bit.

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                            • #15
                              Slomove,

                              What type of vehicle bumped into your 7. Looks like your luggage rack took the brunt of the impact which is good I guess.
                              Martin Keller
                              Ventura, Ca.

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