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Well, I have my tickets to Austin next Tuesday. The insurance activates on the 20th, my Valentine 1 arrived today, I printed out the pre-delivery checklists from that thread, and I have the first service scheduled for the 22nd. Have I forgotten anything?

I plan to do a couple of loops from Austin / San Antonio to put 500 miles a day for two days. The first day will be out west to Del Rio and then up to Junction and back through Fredricksburg to San Antonio (I plan to stay at one of the AF Bases as they provide a bit more security than a regular hotel, and it is cheaper). The second day I plan to head to Corpus Christi and then up toward Houston and back.

After I get the car serviced on the 22nd, I'm going to drive to Wichita, Kansas (spending the night at McConnell AFB) and then to Fort Collins, CO on the 23rd. That is where she will hibernate for the winter. Although weather permitting I will get to take her out around Thanksgiving as I will be going back there to spend the holiday with my sister and her family.
 

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OOOPS, I meant to post this in "Elise Experience". Could a moderator move it please.:eek:
 

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Wow. While you are here in Austin and the surrounding area, make sure you drive 2222, 1431 (watch for cops), Park Road 4, and Lime Creek Rd (watch for the motorcyclists here).
 

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Wow. While you are here in Austin and the surrounding area, make sure you drive 2222, 1431 (watch for cops), Park Road 4, and Lime Creek Rd (watch for the motorcyclists here).
Sounds good, as I mentioned earlier, I'm interested in meeting as many other Elisetalkers as I can while in Austin.
 

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Are you driving back to Alaska? :confused: :huh:
Not at this time of year. I am scheduled for a course at Altus AFB, OK next spring. So I'll pick the Elise up in Colorado on my way there and trailer it home from from OK. I need to bring the truck down so I can pick up a lift for my garage and a few other odds and ends.

My original plan was to drive the car from Austin to Bellingham and put the car on the Alaska Marine Highway to Seward and then drive it the rest of the way, but it arrived two months too late for that. :huh:
 

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I honestly thought you were going for the driving home distance record with the Elise. :D Glad you cleared that up.

Enjoy your car! :clap:
 

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Congrats again, man. Hopefully I won't be too far behind you. ;)
 

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Congrats Andy, you'r almost close enough to make a run up here for dinner ;) However, after driving that much the last thing I'd want is do that to you. OTOH, I could run down there and meet up but being a middle eastern male going to an AFB that used to house SAC...not a good idea mate. :D
 

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How many good Elise roads are there in your part of Alaska?
Two, one goes from Fairbanks to Anchorage, and the other goes from Fairbanks to Anchorage. I live almost in the middle. It is 395 miles if I go one way or 405 if I go the other.
 

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Two, one goes from Fairbanks to Anchorage, and the other goes from Fairbanks to Anchorage. I live almost in the middle. It is 395 miles if I go one way or 405 if I go the other.
I'm looking at the map here. It shows 2 to Fairbanks, 3 down towards Anchorage, 1 over to a mysterious spot in the wildernous, and then up 4 to 2 again. Do you think you could manage this drive in less than a day?
 

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I'm looking at the map here. It shows 2 to Fairbanks, 3 down towards Anchorage, 1 over to a mysterious spot in the wildernous, and then up 4 to 2 again. Do you think you could manage this drive in less than a day?
Not even close, the roads aren't really good for much above 70 in most spots. And some of the "highways" are still gravel. But for the most part the good roads should be decent. It's a good thing that it doesn't really get dark in the summer, since the best driving is at night when the motor homes are stopped for the night.
 
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