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      08-01-2020 02:32 PM #1
      My initial plan was to pick this https://turo.com/us/en/car-rental/un...che/911/574695 up for the day, but it wasn't available, so I ended up packing the entire family in the rental and headed up there. While the rental was not ideal for that road, we still had fun and I don't regret it. The "boring" rental allowed me to enjoy the scenery, keep everything in check and stay out of trouble. In a way I'm glad the that the other car wasn't available. Not being familiar with that road, I probably would've been driving 4/tents or gotten my self in trouble.



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      08-01-2020 05:44 PM #2
      Waw, gorgeous scenery!

      Question is, did you chain up?

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      08-01-2020 06:41 PM #3
      Well, how'd the Pathfinder do?

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      08-01-2020 06:59 PM #4
      Vague thread is vague. Where did you go? Why did you go there? How was the Nissan?

      Maybe others recognize the burnout marks in front of the tunnel, but I don't.

    6. 08-02-2020 11:06 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Vague thread is vague. Where did you go? Why did you go there? How was the Nissan?

      Maybe others recognize the burnout marks in front of the tunnel, but I don't.
      x2

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      08-02-2020 11:14 AM #6
      That looks like Angeles Crest heading toward GMR.
      Lower all the Things.

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      08-02-2020 12:24 PM #7
      On the subject...I suppose.

      Work took me to Molokai once.
      And one morning I got up before sunrise to go to the end of the island to catch the sunrise.
      It was not prior to this, a bucket list kind of thing (for me), but the place is so amazingly beautiful, it's bucket list worthy shall we say. I did it in a rental Hyundai....






      ^ That up there is this from the air...and that little windy road.







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      08-02-2020 12:36 PM #8
      I once ran a Taurus up the road to Hana and back, and to Haleakala crater. Similar to an SUV on Angeles Crest, it allowed me to take in the scenery at a nice slow pace. I get it.
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      08-02-2020 12:52 PM #9
      Lol same here--when we did Angeles Crest it was in a Chyrsler 200 rental. Not terrible but definitely not a sporty vehicle.

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      08-02-2020 12:53 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      I once ran a Taurus up the road to Hana and back, and to Haleakala crater. Similar to an SUV on Angeles Crest, it allowed me to take in the scenery at a nice slow pace. I get it.
      That one we did in a 7-passenger pathfinder with 6/7 occupants. Had to go extra slow as there was understandably motion sickness to go around. My gosh a beautiful road though.

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      08-03-2020 10:19 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      I once ran a Taurus up the road to Hana and back, and to Haleakala crater. Similar to an SUV on Angeles Crest, it allowed me to take in the scenery at a nice slow pace. I get it.
      I did this same drive on my learners permit with my parents way back when in a rental soft top Wrangler. Not a bad way to start my driving career if I do say so myself.
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      08-03-2020 06:15 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by fireside View Post
      Well, how'd the Pathfinder do?
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      x2
      As a grocery-getter, it would do a fine job, just fine, nothing exiting.... just open mouth, breathe and drive. For anything else, just imagine if the motor and transmission were connected/linked together via a big rubber-band.

      I recorded a few clips of a couple different sections of that road with the Pathfinder. However, vid clips don't usually show elevation well.





      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Maybe others recognize the burnout marks in front of the tunnel, but I don't.
      Shame on you! every TCL'er should recognize the tunnels

      If you hangout here, you must've/should've seen this \/



      Pathfinder version


      The concrete slab below what saved the Forster



      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Vague thread is vague. Where did you go?
      The link I posted in the first post showed where













      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      That one we did in a 7-passenger pathfinder with 6/7 occupants. Had to go extra slow as there was understandably motion sickness to go around. My gosh a beautiful road though.
      Same, I had 5 passengers, 6 occupants.




      Quote Originally Posted by burgerbob View Post
      I did this same drive on my learners permit with my parents way back when in a rental soft top Wrangler. Not a bad way to start my driving career if I do say so myself.


      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Waw, gorgeous scenery!
      Question is, did you chain up?
      I didn't think chains were necessary, it was 104° on the bottom and 86° at 7900ft elevation. And the scenery was gorgeous.

      Additional nearby scenery.



      Forest fire in the background









      \/ Mustang practicing!






    14. Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg Sold Over Sticker's Avatar
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      08-03-2020 06:39 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post



      1:49 is "Brendan Corner." Hushy calls it that after I kept stuffing the car there in Assetto Corsa. Now it's a call out. "Everyone slow down for Brendan Corner."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic
      SoS - please shoot a message when Brendan & His Retarded Sycophants has another gig. I’ll be there, front row.

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      Yesterday 03:58 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      1:49 is "Brendan Corner." Hushy calls it that after I kept stuffing the car there in Assetto Corsa. Now it's a call out. "Everyone slow down for Brendan Corner."
      "Stuffing" a car on that road is the better of two scenarios, but you have a pilot's license from what I read before, so..

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