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Shameless pics of a trip to Vermont


dlhoovler

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My wife and I were given the generous gift of three nights at a B&B in Vermont this past weekend. Naturally, I thought that a trip to New England in foliage season mandated driving our Colorado '02. Thankfully, my wife agreed!

We had a great trip. Only problems over 1,500 miles were a steering wheel nut that loosened twice before I locktited it and an alternator bolt that sheared off at the nut and backed out. Thankfully I had a spare bolt after having something similar happen a few years back. I'm gonna order the genuine BMW bolt this time...

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few photos. Warning: They were taken with an aging point-and-shoot digital without a great deal of artistic ability. But I like 'em.

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This is near the summit of the road up Mt. Equinox, near Manchester, Vt.

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Along a nice unpaved road west of Weston, Vt., where we were staying.

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A few minutes after the last picture, I looked in my rearview mirror and was shocked to see this car coming up behind me. It's a one-owner '73 in a repainted quasi-Inka. Had a nice, if brief, chat before he had to run to an appointment. I forgot his name, but he said he's not online much, so I doubt he's on here. About 10 minutes later, another fellow stopped and said he owned a '68 2002. Small world!

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Another shot on that same road.

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In the Green Mountain National Forest leaving for home.

-Dave

Colorado '71 2002

'17 VW GTI Sport
'10 Honda Odyssey Family & Stuff Hauler

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great photos , and the route that the MOTOGIRO

has taken the last three years - great hard packed -

groomed dirt road system there.

I was to the top of Equinox, and Okemo 3 weekends back.

Here is a special test before we head out on the road

to Equinox. (5) BMW R 26 and 27's made up a team that won

First Place against the Bultaco squadron and other buzzing

Italian bikes. My BMW R27 led the way with the least

penalty points. This photo in the lower lot at Mount Snow's

Grand Summit Resort.

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'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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He's been very lonely these past few years.

Hope you're planning on V in V next spring.

cheers

mike

'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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Dave-

Great photos. I noticed you have read mud guards like my car used to have (they sort of fell apart over time). Where can you get those, do you know?

Again, great car, great looking trip. Looks like fun.

Scott

02ing since '87

'72 tii Euro  //  '21 330i x //  '14 BMW X5  //  '12 VW Jetta GLI

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I noticed you have rear mud guards like my car used to have (they sort of fell apart over time). Where can you get those, do you know?

Mine are deteriorating as well. They're NLA new, as far as I know. You can still find 'em occasionally for WAAAAY too much Geld on eBay, or maybe stumble on some at a swap meet. Looking at cheaper options, I think I can trim and bend some aftermarket plastic/rubber pickup mud flaps to be essentially the same dimensions as the factory '02 flaps and bolt to the factory mounts. If plain black ones work, I could maybe try some Yosemite Sam ones, too... I'll be sure to post the results on here.

Thanks to all for the kind words! It IS good to have the car on the road again!

-Dave

Colorado '71 2002

'17 VW GTI Sport
'10 Honda Odyssey Family & Stuff Hauler

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