2017 Itinerary . . . updone!

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/11

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:23 am

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More stops in Eureka than in Portland?

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Luckily, some of us forget it all a year or so later and need the nearly yearly reminder of wrights and rongs.
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/11

Post by hambone » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:36 am

Yeah the VW world seems to be drying up in Portland, since the big migration here started. It has been tough to find steady work on air cooleds. It is also now impossible to find a local Bus for less than many thousands. This all happened rather abruptly. And, I lost my shop and most of my gumption, it has been a draining few months. Now what?
I'm currently at 28th and Glisan right now, inner NE Portland by I84. You are most welcome.
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/11

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:35 pm

hambone wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:36 am
Yeah the VW world seems to be drying up in Portland, since the big migration here started. It has been tough to find steady work on air cooleds. It is also now impossible to find a local Bus for less than many thousands. This all happened rather abruptly. And, I lost my shop and most of my gumption, it has been a draining few months. Now what?
I'm currently at 28th and Glisan right now, inner NE Portland by I84. You are most welcome.

We'll connect. Are you going to be at the Lucky Lab on the 31st? I plan to be there.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/11

Post by Rusty Sub » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:43 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:35 pm
hambone wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:36 am
Yeah the VW world seems to be drying up in Portland, since the big migration here started. It has been tough to find steady work on air cooleds. It is also now impossible to find a local Bus for less than many thousands. This all happened rather abruptly. And, I lost my shop and most of my gumption, it has been a draining few months. Now what?
I'm currently at 28th and Glisan right now, inner NE Portland by I84. You are most welcome.

We'll connect. Are you going to be at the Lucky Lab on the 31st? I plan to be there.
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I would hope you two would connect. Hambone only lives 10 blocks from my place. You could see him Sunday after my visit. I'd invite him over. But we working on type 4 motors :thumbleft:
Just messing with you Hammy :sunny: you know where to find us. Now will Sluggo be coming out of the cave to the Lab Monday? I'll take it easy on you Robbie. :drunken:
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by Jivermo » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:53 am

Yeah the VW world seems to be drying up in Portland, since the big migration here started. It has been tough to find steady work on air cooleds. It is also now impossible to find a local Bus for less than many thousands. This all happened rather abruptly. And, I lost my shop and most of my gumption, it has been a draining few months. Now what?
I'm currently at 28th and Glisan right now, inner NE Portland by I84. You are most welcome.
This was a discouraging paragraph to read. I have always regarded the Portland scene as the Mecca for the air cooled set. South Florida has a fair size group of air cooled aficionados, but nothing compared to the west, I've felt. The term, "big migration", puzzles me. Are people coming in, or leaving, and how does this effect the VW world out there? And, Hambone, you had a shop in Portland? I hope things improve for you out there. I want to get in on one of those Lucky Lab deals on one of my trips.

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by 71whitewesty » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 am

Anyone planning on a camp out like last year during Colin's visit?

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:55 pm

71whitewesty wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 am
Anyone planning on a camp out like last year during Colin's visit?

.... so I can drive around aimlessly on forest roads in the middle of the night with my perfectly reliable 47 year-old gas tank/fuel pump this time?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by asiab3 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:54 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:55 pm
71whitewesty wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 am
Anyone planning on a camp out like last year during Colin's visit?

.... so I can drive around aimlessly on forest roads in the middle of the night with my perfectly reliable 47 year-old gas tank/fuel pump this time?
Colin
I'll bring the party to you. I have a cozy dwelling with 73 square feet of space, as long as someone is ok getting cozy with the spare tire.

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:21 am

asiab3 wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:54 am
Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:55 pm
71whitewesty wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 am
Anyone planning on a camp out like last year during Colin's visit?

.... so I can drive around aimlessly on forest roads in the middle of the night with my perfectly reliable 47 year-old gas tank/fuel pump this time?
Colin
I'll bring the party to you. I have a cozy dwelling with 73 square feet of space, as long as someone is ok getting cozy with the spare tire.

48yearsOldExceptTheRadio,
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So, what answer did we just give 71whitewesty? What answer might we find amongst ourselves? I take it you are coming up to Portland area, yes?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by 71whitewesty » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:14 am

I think there is interest if you guys want to do it. Where's Hambone, isn't he our official outdoor camping guide? :thumbleft:

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:21 am

71whitewesty wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:14 am
I think there is interest if you guys want to do it. Where's Hambone, isn't he our official outdoor camping guide? :thumbleft:
Yes he is, but you have to ride him, ride him hard to muster up the enthusiasm and focus and encyclopedic knowledge of the great outdoors. Then I'll get to compare my engine to a bunch of Type 1 buses vis a vis cooling fan/generator balance, overall engine balance, end play comparisons, and now, oil leak comparisons.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/22

Post by 71whitewesty » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:04 am

I mess up that plural all the time. Thanks for the lesson. I'll see if I can shake Hambone loose.

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/16

Post by asiab3 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:55 pm

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:21 am
So, what answer did we just give 71whitewesty? What answer might we find amongst ourselves? I take it you are coming up to Portland area, yes?
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/22

Post by Jivermo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:15 am

Colin, what's your plan on the three week break between mid August into September. Death Valley? Yikes!

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/22

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:43 am

Jivermo wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:15 am
Colin, what's your plan on the three week break between mid August into September. Death Valley? Yikes!
Well Ian, glad you asked:

Aug 15 D NYCynthia ......................................Newhall CA
Aug 21 Total Eclipse Chase ...............................Currently Casper WY
Sep 9 D ScottLasVegas ................................Las Vegas NV

I hope to pass through Death Valley on my way to Casper (I should do upsimba in Torrington near about then).
I need a couple of days elbow room to escape clouds, people, and I need to be in a narrow 70 mile band of totality. So far, it is a dirt road south of WY 212 west of Casper and I will cross-country travel to be away from the millions of eclipse tourists and their beer, RVs, generators yapping dogs, stale jokes, etc.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/22

Post by drober23 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Heh, if you want eclipse tourists, beer, and stale joke I'll be in Tryon, Nebraska with the bus, my telescope, and the fridge. I'll have room and a pair of eclipse glasses for you if you're lonely :geek:

The dogs will be at the doggy hotel, and the generator will be left in the barn next to my Dad's RV.
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