Does anyone else need to meet up in Joliet to follow me to the meet? I promise I won't try to loose you on the road on purpose, I'll be shedding mold release compound from the Z2's so no crazy driving.
Mark, I'll be kicking off 80 at Ottawa again to drive along the river on 71. I'll go slower for you this time...maybe.
I'm really considering this route tomorrow, or part of it. Hopping off 80 at Morris and grabbing Dupont Road. I've driven that way back before and it was a lot of fun. Very few cars, very nice scenery. I may just take that back to Morris to get on 80 to go home, I'm not sure. A nice drive is...nice. Very relaxing, much more than the highway.
So I'm driving along the back roads enjoying myself and this fly the size of my fucking thumb just pops into my car. It's buzzing around, bounces off the pass side A pillar, the windshield, then comes to rest in the defrost vent. After I stop at a sign, I reach forward to try to grab it, it crawls deeper so I take off. As soon as I'm rounding the corner it flies onto the drivers side A pillar, I make a grab for it, it flew and landed on my damn NECK. I grabbed it off and tossed it out the window.
Otherwise uneventful. Of course now that the meet is over I feel like I've scrubbed the tires up enough to start getting traction on them. The last run down 71 was great, no traffic and no people. I got to push it just a little within my comfort zone and it was great. Very grippy and stable and predictable.
Great meet today! It was great seeing you guys there again and meeting some new people. I actually got to talk to some of you guys this time, fortunately. It was nice being able to drive my Celica up there this time instead of my 350Z. I have well over 200 pictures to sort through, so I'll try to get some up tonight or tomorrow. Here's just a few quick pics after the hike on the cruise to dinner. Crappy iPhone pics.
Edit:I lied. Got a few more. Might upload more later, but I'd like to sort through them a little better first.
Somebody stole my car and left a bumper in its place...
Drew caught a fish with his bare hands...
Luke made it out to dinner with us.
Looked in my mirror on the way to the hotel, swear I see a Celica.... Yep, Luke and Maggie caught up with us. Had a little fun on the highway.