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Old 06-24-2010, 05:16 PM   #16
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i'm gonna do this when it gets cold. I'm kindof thinking of victoria though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:19 PM   #17
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Actually it wasn't a "road trip" it was more like "screw you Toronto, it is time for me to get a life" permanent move. Kelowna BC is fantastic! best place on earth. (yeah I was heading to Calgary originally but will stick around here) People here live difference lifestyles. It has been 3 days and I might get a job here (fingers crossed)
Good on you. My enthusiasm for cars notwithstanding, this is the real reason I undertake the expense of owning a car in Toronto when I could take transit mostly anywhere I *need* to go and rent a car when I wanted to... I need to know I have the freedom to pack up and **** off for somewhere-anywhere else if it all really gets too much some day. Sounds a little extreme to some of the picket-fence and job-security set I guess but I love hearing other people's stories of doing exactly that.

Congratulations and enjoy all the best-coast has to offer... mountain roads especially!
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:19 PM   #18
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Most of the time the temp in coolant stayed below half mark (that's if my gauge actually works) I did make stops to check oil and cool down. Besides I get tired faster ...those E30 seats are not the best I did change the timing belt and all belts, rotors and breaks (thanks to Ceeker here at max , and he gave me motivation to change the timing belt myself)

Stuck around in Calgary for 2 days was nice, but I pushed it a bit further. drove to Kelowna BC and so far I like it a LOT here.

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Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

Tea House

Lake Louise top view

Lucky shot

Glacier meltdown ...fascinating (British Columbia)

E30 was there too.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #19
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Nice Drive, I once drove from Toronto to Alaska then north to Inuvik, total 3mth road trip 12000km there and back. When I saw the pic. Camping, brought back all my memories, I am glad there are others that appreciate what this place has to offer!! Much Respect!
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I should become a farmer in BC..
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:28 PM   #21
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Sounds like a great trip. My dad and I drove to Lethbridge a few years ago - I bought a '68 Datsun Roadster; we trailered it back - did the round trip in 6 days - It was a great trip, good father / son bonding (he passed away last year, so I look back with fond memories)

On a side note ... last month I did Road Atlanta (about 3000km round trip) then a week later did Vintage at the Vinyards in North Carolina (about 2500km round trip). No issues whatsoever (touch wood) just an oil change. Put's the 'T' in Touring!!

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