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Glad you finally got to Mammoth - that drive up 395 should've been beautiful, then to be rewarded by good conditions for boarding/skiing. Your pics look like out behind the airport - I recall taking my Audi S4 6-speed out there, and getting "slideways" along the empty gravel roads. Beautiful out there.Been in Mammoth Lakes, Calif since Saturday. Mostly snowboarding, and no new snow this week at all so no good snow covered Outback photos, but drove around some messy back roads around here which was fun.
Yes that's a jogger on the road ahead and no I didn't splash him. Not much anyway (kidding)
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yep - exactly where it was. Even the drive home, those dramatic mountains on that side of the Sierras, covered with snow, something out of Lord of the Rings. It always amazes me, and photos do not do it justice when you are driving down past them. No snow fell the whole 6 days we were there, but they had gotten a ton last month. It was actually harder snow at Mammoth than I had ever experienced the 6 or 7 times Ive been there, because it warmed a bit in the week before, but last year I was there twice and both times we got dumped on, amazing deep powder, so I cant complain at all.Glad you finally got to Mammoth - that drive up 395 should've been beautiful, then to be rewarded by good conditions for boarding/skiing. Your pics look like out behind the airport - I recall taking my Audi S4 6-speed out there, and getting "slideways" along the empty gravel roads. Beautiful out there.
As far as what I've done with my Gen 6 recently, we did a 2,000 mile road trip over the holidays with it. Bay Area to San Diego to Big Bear back to San Diego to 29 Palms/Joshua Tree to Parker and Havasu to home. Lots of driving, which my wife helped with (SHE drove up the 5 coming home this time, saving me that aggravation of a highway ) I didn't truly track the mileage - just never re-set the A trip odometer the entire trip. Got something like 23.5 MPG the entire trip, which had plenty of city driving but a ton of highway driving as well. I thought it would do better, but then again, I wasn't really keeping an eye on it or manually calculating it. Still love the car - comfortable for trips. My wife hates all the nannies beeping at her though I've simply gotten used to it (and I don't care to turn them off every time I start the car). My wife takes particular offense when the car tells her to keep her eyes on the road LOL. (The car DOES sometimes tell me to do the same, even when I'm looking -- there's a certain head angle that triggers a false alarm, typically when I have my hand near my face and my head tilted to the left.)
I had the great honor of owning this car - a 1962 Porsche 356 Twin Grill Roadster. It was as black as a black hole and looking at it would smudge the paint. The restorer required that I learn how to detail it properly inside and out before allowing me to take ownership, so I had to fly from Boston to LA for a detailing boot camp. It was incredible how meticulous he was and once I brought the car home, I understood why. Even a single scratch on flawless paint is noticeable. I learned from one of the best and it all comes down to one extremely important thing: meticulous, maniacal cleanliness. Everything that touches the car must be clean. All wiping must always be done front to back or vice versa, no exceptions. Anything that touches the paint must be clean, rinsed and, with the exception of the California Brush and drying towels, be sopping wet and as sudsy as possible.