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Animo
05-07-2013, 08:59 PM
ehem, and or less of a cruise and more of a speeding contest.. but i digress

I know there's been some interest in a meetup starting in Colorado Springs. I was thinking either Saturday (11th) or Sunday (12th) morning, depending on availability- we could meet in the parking lot where Costco, Hacienda, Smash Burger are located where North Nevada meets 25. Head up to 105 (either via 83 or 25) and then loop around 67 back to deckers through Woodland Park. If anyone's interested after that we could grab a beer and/ or bite in Woodland park or Old Colorado City.

I'm completely open to other routes, this is just one of my favorites- and also the one auditd0rk and i did last week. Suggestions welcome, let me know what you guys think.

Taint Fair
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
I'm interested and should be available for either. Wish all my eurocode goodies had arrived!

Animo
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
I'm interested and should be available for either. Wish all my eurocode goodies had arrived!

Ha, I still have to install my rear end links and Alu Kreuz. Haven't had time in the past few weeks. It pains me to see them sitting there

Taint Fair
05-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Ha, I still have to install my rear end links and Alu Kreuz. Haven't had time in the past few weeks. It pains me to see them sitting there

At least they are sitting there! My Alu Kreuz is in the garage, but I'm still waiting on the sways/ends. Figured I'd put it all on at once.

Animo
05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
At least they are sitting there! My Alu Kreuz is in the garage, but I'm still waiting on the sways/ends. Figured I'd put it all on at once.

Definitely a good plan!

auditd0rk
05-08-2013, 03:54 AM
Would love to join in this weekend, but can't. Have fun -- that route last weekend was awesome!

aestivales
05-08-2013, 06:08 AM
I'm definitely interested. I have a lot on my plate with working full time, full time school, and girlfriend etc but with at least a week or so headsup I should be able to adjust my schedule.

How long do you typically go on your cruises? I've mapped a few out in my GPS and tested them for roads and things like that. Short ones that arent too far and then longer ones that usually have a lunch stop somewhere in them.

If you were looking at hitting up lunch at some part during it I have this one that I've driven a few times on my own. All roads are paved and as of last fall are in good shape.

http://goo.gl/maps/f7yrM

*Colorado Springs to Deckers through Woodland Park
*Deckers to Pine
*Pine up to Conifer & Evergreen
*Here is where it meets the Western Dragon, pretty amazing road, great for the twists and turns, you cant get on it real hard because theres usually a lot of bikes but its worth it for the corners and the sights
*this dumps you out in Idaho Springs and you can hit up Tommyknockers for lunch

It is a longish drive depending on if you stop for photos etc. Takes about 2.5-3hr to get to Idaho Springs but you're obviously hitting a lot of nice driving roads on the way. Its easy to cut over to Denver after you go through Pine and hit 285 and that drops your time by a good hour+.

auditd0rk
05-08-2013, 06:26 AM
http://goo.gl/maps/f7yrM

That looks like a fun drive.

Animo
05-08-2013, 07:07 AM
I'm definitely interested. I have a lot on my plate with working full time, full time school, and girlfriend etc but with at least a week or so headsup I should be able to adjust my schedule.

How long do you typically go on your cruises? I've mapped a few out in my GPS and tested them for roads and things like that. Short ones that arent too far and then longer ones that usually have a lunch stop somewhere in them.

If you were looking at hitting up lunch at some part during it I have this one that I've driven a few times on my own. All roads are paved and as of last fall are in good shape.

http://goo.gl/maps/f7yrM


*Colorado Springs to Deckers through Woodland Park
*Deckers to Pine
*Pine up to Conifer & Evergreen
*Here is where it meets the Western Dragon, pretty amazing road, great for the twists and turns, you cant get on it real hard because theres usually a lot of bikes but its worth it for the corners and the sights
*this dumps you out in Idaho Springs and you can hit up Tommyknockers for lunch

It is a longish drive depending on if you stop for photos etc. Takes about 2.5-3hr to get to Idaho Springs but you're obviously hitting a lot of nice driving roads on the way. Its easy to cut over to Denver after you go through Pine and hit 285 and that drops your time by a good hour+.

That drive does look epic! I don't know if i could fit in a 4 hr drive this weekend but definitely another time.
I typically do 3 hrs or less. auditd0rk correct me if i'm wrong but i think this drive last week probably took about 2:15-2:30? But just about every section of that drive has something fun.

auditd0rk
05-08-2013, 07:13 AM
That drive does look epic! I don't know if i could fit in a 4 hr drive this weekend but definitely another time.
I typically do 3 hrs or less. auditd0rk correct me if i'm wrong but i think this drive last week probably took about 2:15-2:30? But just about every section of that drive has something fun.

Yeah, I think we were gone just under 2.5 hrs.

aestivales
05-08-2013, 07:20 AM
That drive does look epic! I don't know if i could fit in a 4 hr drive this weekend but definitely another time.

Yeah its definitely not quick but its nice to leave around 8 or 9 and you're back by 2 or so. If you get something going this weekend I could do a couple hours.

Animo
05-08-2013, 07:51 AM
Yeah its definitely not quick but its nice to leave around 8 or 9 and you're back by 2 or so. If you get something going this weekend I could do a couple hours.

How about Saturday morning? Maybe meet up around 10?

aestivales
05-08-2013, 08:04 AM
Yeah I think that would work! I'll update on Friday to confirm it for sure but I should be able to do it. Maybe there'll be some other takers too by then.

100Daily
05-08-2013, 08:38 AM
There is a small chance I would be down for this.

Animo
05-08-2013, 09:18 AM
There is a small chance I would be down for this.

small chance??? [evilmad]

100Daily
05-08-2013, 09:31 AM
small chance??? [evilmad]

I under commit and over deliver. [;)]

We shall see. It depends on a variety of things. Day, route, if my wife works or not, who else is going, what else is going on, and how I feel this weekend. If the stars align I will make the drive.

I am also debating a track day this weekend to fully trash my tires. The original set is almost shot after 7,000 miles

Animo
05-08-2013, 10:04 AM
I under commit and over deliver. [;)]

We shall see. It depends on a variety of things. Day, route, if my wife works or not, who else is going, what else is going on, and how I feel this weekend. If the stars align I will make the drive.

I am also debating a track day this weekend to fully trash my tires. The original set is almost shot after 7,000 miles

I think we are probably looking at 83 to 105 north, then back on 67 through deckers, landing in woodland park. about 2:20 if we're driving spirited. Let us know if you can make it!

Also my original set was about shot at 9K miles. [headbang] Guess I drive pretty spirited..

100Daily
05-10-2013, 07:52 AM
I think we are probably looking at 83 to 105 north, then back on 67 through deckers, landing in woodland park. about 2:20 if we're driving spirited. Let us know if you can make it!

Also my original set was about shot at 9K miles. [headbang] Guess I drive pretty spirited..

Any chance we could meet at 105 and 83? There is that little parking area on the corner there. I was thinking you and I could meet early and make a couple video's for those wanting to see the differences between tune and no tune. Then we could take 105 up to Sedalia.

I would probably peel off at Sedalia and head back to Parker. I don't know if that works with everyone elses plans, but that would be cool. I was thinking I could just meet everyone at Costco but its kind of hard to "race around" over there. Let me know if you think that would work.

Animo
05-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Any chance we could meet at 105 and 83? There is that little parking area on the corner there. I was thinking you and I could meet early and make a couple video's for those wanting to see the differences between tune and no tune. Then we could take 105 up to Sedalia.

I would probably peel off at Sedalia and head back to Parker. I don't know if that works with everyone elses plans, but that would be cool. I was thinking I could just meet everyone at Costco but its kind of hard to "race around" over there. Let me know if you think that would work.

Sounds good to me man, I'd be happy to get those videos going!

aestivales
05-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Animo,

you want to meet somewhere down here and then take 83 up or just meet at 105/83?

Animo
05-10-2013, 12:27 PM
Animo,

you want to meet somewhere down here and then take 83 up or just meet at 105/83?

Sure. you wanna meet in the parking lot by Haciendas? On North Nevada near 25?

Animo
05-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Tomorrow's the day people, who's coming? N Nevada- Hacienda's parking lot- 10AM!!

Taint Fair
05-10-2013, 01:42 PM
Unless I wake up and something is off I plan on being there.

aestivales
05-10-2013, 08:01 PM
Tomorrow's the day people, who's coming? N Nevada- Hacienda's parking lot- 10AM!!

will be there!

A4B8ueg
05-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Sorry everyone, Animo messaged me but I was out of the state until last night. Woke up early to the Armed Forces Run on base and by the time I got got gas and went home it was already past 10am. I ended up meeting up with some Revvolution of the Rockies folks at Garden of the Gods. After that I buzzed up 24 to Woodland Park to see if I could catch you guys coming back. Hope it was a good drive, sorry again that I missed it! Now lets see those pictures and videos!!!

100Daily
05-11-2013, 12:52 PM
That was a good time, thanks for setting it up. The only video I have is Amino and I racing on the mean streets of Mexico, the video is processing. Tuned S4 vs Stock S4. Pretty interesting. The tuned car was definitely faster from like 60-120. From a stop to 60 we were actually dead even. But I was happy with that considering he has launch control and I have a stick [:)]

aestivales
05-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Had a great time! Was nice meeting everyone. I think the best spot was being in the back, hearing all that exhaust bouncing off the canyon walls was great.

Helped me realize I really need my new Adams rotors to come in so I can do my brakes!

Hope some of the other guys got some decent video to put up, was some good times for sure.

Animo
05-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Had a great time! Was nice meeting everyone. I think the best spot was being in the back, hearing all that exhaust bouncing off the canyon walls was great.

Helped me realize I really need my new Adams rotors to come in so I can do my brakes!

Hope some of the other guys got some decent video to put up, was some good times for sure.

It was definitely pretty epic. A4B8ueg no worries man! It was definitely a good time but we'll do it again soon. About to go through footage and pics now. Will upload to thread when i can!!

Taint Fair
05-11-2013, 01:46 PM
My video is worthless unless you just want to look at my headliner. I guess I need a new mount for the GoPro for things like this. Oh well. I had a great time. Sorry I almost killed Animo at the end! Working on pics now.

100Daily
05-11-2013, 02:52 PM
S4's all around
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/asfasdfasdf_zps2178f092.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/asfasdfasdf_zps2178f092.jpg.html)

Here is a video of a stock S4 versus a tuned S4. Some theorized that a tune would have no effect at high elevations with a supercharger. Lets see if that theory is true:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkQ5DEX317U

Sorry I couldn't capture more footage, but you get the idea.

Animo
05-11-2013, 08:33 PM
Haha no worries taint fair, I was laughing after the fact. I just finished my video, it's actually pretty awesome. Only bad news is taint- your car doesn't make an appearance. Ill post it up in the next couple hours when I'm near my comp again.

Taint Fair
05-11-2013, 09:10 PM
Finally got the pictures up. Had a little SD card issue, so these are the ones I could recover that turned out ok.

http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-1_zps362561a3.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-1_zps362561a3.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-2_zpsf4fac538.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-2_zpsf4fac538.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-3_zpsc09163c9.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-3_zpsc09163c9.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-4_zps562dc8fc.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-4_zps562dc8fc.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-5_zpsa916eaa2.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-5_zpsa916eaa2.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-6_zps9c2942bb.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-6_zps9c2942bb.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-7_zps2771603c.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-7_zps2771603c.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-8_zps228a357e.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-8_zps228a357e.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-9_zpse4c6ffd8.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-9_zpse4c6ffd8.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/kipblackwell/MayCruise-10_zpsc69fd904.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/kipblackwell/media/MayCruise-10_zpsc69fd904.jpg.html)

Animo
05-12-2013, 08:20 AM
Here is the rough draft. Some of the transitions didn't hit exactly where I wanted them to so need to upload another one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuUSqLHPPdY

auditd0rk
05-12-2013, 08:43 AM
Looks like you guys were flying down 105 in that last part -- fun road.

100Daily
05-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Here is the rough draft. Some of the transitions didn't hit exactly where I wanted them to so need to upload another one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuUSqLHPPdY

Nice work, thanks for making it! I added it to my favorites. I like the music too. That was fun.

aestivales
05-12-2013, 11:49 AM
Here is the rough draft. Some of the transitions didn't hit exactly where I wanted them to so need to upload another one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuUSqLHPPdY

nice video thanks for shooting it! i'll have to get my camera setup next time too, was a lot of cool shots from the back

aestivales
05-12-2013, 12:02 PM
Looks like you guys were flying down 105 in that last part -- fun road.

i think he must have just sped up the video, we definitely were well within Mexican speed limits

100Daily
05-12-2013, 12:23 PM
We all drove to Mexico. But none of us were driving. We let pro's take over the driving.

auditd0rk
05-12-2013, 12:39 PM
ˇOlé!

Animo
05-19-2013, 12:16 AM
If anyone is interested in a drive tomorrow, I'm thinking about heading out around 9-10. Just let me know

auditd0rk
05-19-2013, 05:37 AM
I'm going to have to pass.

Golden Bee... two yards of Boddington's... yada yada yada... I have a raging headache right now.

Taint Fair
05-19-2013, 08:59 AM
I'm out. I'll be going for drive, but it will be up to Denver to have some beers in LoDo before the Rockies game. Then I'll have a headache too!

Animo
05-19-2013, 09:05 AM
I'm going to have to pass.

Golden Bee... two yards of Boddington's... yada yada yada... I have a raging headache right now.

That's a valid excuse

And i suppose Taint's will pass in my book as well. Looks like I'll be killing it solo style

ecko-mob
06-08-2013, 05:41 PM
Hey gentlemen, I'm new to Colorado Springs and the whole Audi scene. I'd love to meet up sometime, I have a bone stock B6 with a load of miles on it. Anyway if you guys are getting together sometime lemme know. eckomob@gmail.com

A4B8ueg
06-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Hey gentlemen, I'm new to Colorado Springs and the whole Audi scene. I'd love to meet up sometime, I have a bone stock B6 with a load of miles on it. Anyway if you guys are getting together sometime lemme know. eckomob@gmail.com

Welcome! If you see me wave or nod or....something, don't be afraid to do the same! Hahaha...

ecko-mob
06-08-2013, 10:01 PM
Welcome! If you see me wave or nod or....something, don't be afraid to do the same! Hahaha...

I blend in very well with all the other B6's, work has me pinned down for most of the week. I'm a weekend warrior, I'm not hard to miss. Bone stock, fish bowl, black on black with a temp tag. Hope you guys plan a meet soon, someone has to give me the break down.

ecko-mob
06-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Everyone enjoying the fire season? If I don't get called, anyone up for a late night cruise somewhere?

Taint Fair
06-12-2013, 06:57 PM
Possibly. Where and when?

ecko-mob
06-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Possibly. Where and when?
Saturday night and anywhere really. Just as long as I don't get called in and we get a few cars together.

Taint Fair
06-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Out of town Sat. Sorry.

ecko-mob
06-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Mmmk