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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-02-04, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Well were back from the three day cruise

The XD did a fine job of mastering the snowy mountains also the big shock was that ED of Daves now that was a suprise keeping up with us.

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-03-04, 02:42 AM
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Re: Well were back from the three day cruise

Well guys, it's taken me a while to recover but all I can say is WOW! Great roads, great bunch of guys, great laughs and fantastic driving. We drove through "God's country", to use a local term, and I can really see why they call it that. We are so lucky to live this beautiful land. Get out and see it for yourselves everyone.

Anyhow, thank's to all who made it what it was. Thank's and watch out for donkeys.



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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-03-04, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Steve dont forget the roos and wild dogs (black panthers)
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-03-04, 06:32 AM
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Yeah mate, gotta watch them roos. They can jump over a BA in a single hop.



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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-03-04, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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yeah you're not wrong if he did'nt jump the car l think the car would have done the trip on the back of a toe'e
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There's no doubting the BA's cornering prowess over previous models. I could keep up no worries in some of the less severe stuff... but the XD had no chance when the roads got real twisty on the runs into the ski resorts and the like. Very impressive how much grip the BA's have and their brakes left me for dead.

Still prefer the character of the mighy Clevo though...next year, I might have a some surprises for you too
Greg, you did an 'award-winning' job of keeping up and then some!!!

At first I thought, mannnnnn we are going to be waiting around for this guy, BUT you proved me so wrong . . . you even were leading at some points. I'm spewing I didnt get the chance to have a squirt in it, must have been a 'hell of a ride'. You are a good steerer as well. Your've done the XD series proud.

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[Dr Nick voice]Stop it, your making me blush [/Dr Nick]

Seriously though, you guys in the BA's have set the bar extremely high. I'll probably spend the next year getting the XD to the standard your cars are at now.

Also, I watched "The chase is on today". Well done mate! Loved the behind the scenes section and I noticed the guest appearence from another cruise member too :). I must remember to get a copy of 'fringe' off you at some stage as well.

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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-05-04, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Well better start cracking boy you only have a god damn year. lts to f^%$%g far away l want to go now
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Re: Well were back from the three day cruise

guys, what a fantastic cruise! spewing i couldnt join you blokes for the last half though, but still had an awesome time. Will be a definate for the whole lot next year though...even if i have to quit my job!

well done to chris and anyone else that was involved in the organisation, some absolutely bloody fantastic roads (and i only saw half of them!), and passing through some of the states best scenery.

the sprint managed to give me some awesome rides through the twisties despite that bloody muffler making it sound like a cross between a mack truck and a turbo skyline! didnt really have any dramas with the brakes, got a bit spongy a couple of times, but our stop points were placed just perfectly!! also found out that hot air coming from BA's doesnt help my temperature gauge

once again, what a great trip, bunch of laughs, great roads and sights...

and in signing out..."honestly officer, i tripped and landed here in this position...!"

long live the DONKEY!!! :haha:

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l well we would think it would be great if you could come next year as it was great having you there so greg didn't feel Ba'D so much
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