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Last night: freezing rain....last week lost two big trees in a storm (8" of snow)...today
it's raining; but the 'temp.' is dropping...the Alfas are STILL hibernating...when will
Spring arrive?....Ed K.
They're going to skip spring in the Northeast, and go right into summer in a couple of weeks.

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They're going to skip spring in the Northeast, and go right into summer in a couple of weeks.
Well, yeah, that happens sometimes. It's cold until we get a pleasant spring for one late afternoon in May, and then it gets hot and muggy.

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Though it's been pretty darn cool, there were a few times when the sun was shining so brightly I just had to go for a ride. It will be much more enjoyable when I can put the top down!

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Frost in Vancouver on April 14

Some winters here rarely had frost.

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Bright, clear, 70's. Endless Alfa days . . .

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Bright, clear, 70's. Endless Alfa days . . .
Yes! But do you have Endless Alfa Roads?
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Yes! But do you have Endless Alfa Roads?
Great reply Dana

The best time I've had driving my Alfa was on an AONE gathering organized by Peter Walker and published/photographed in the newsletter by Dave Pratt. This was an Exhilarating drive, but on a route carefully chosen by Peter to maximize fun without comprimising safety (enough said).

Here's one of Dave's pics with my notes added... this was a serious downhill looking straight into a 70 degree uphill. Now I know how I popped the upper bushing on my rear stabilizer bar
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The moment I knew this car would never leave my possesion came on an emotional and very Zen like day when I visited my fathers grave at Randolph Veterans Cemetery for the first time after owning the car for just 2 months.

I traveled from Barre on route 14 south which passes through one of the most fun sections of road you'll ever drive.
The entire drive is nice with some long straights along farmers fields and a good bit of twisties too.

But one short section just south of Williamstown called the "Williamstown Gulf" is like a roller coaster if you go through with a little speed. Definitely white knuckle stuff if there's nobody around and you can push it a little.
It also has a great section of S's.

There was somebody around on this day and the tach read 5000 before I slammed into fourth and left them in the dust!

Anyway, the photo below shows a small section the road.
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You guys are getting me going. I haven't had my car since September of last year, due to the accident, but it's a day or two away from being repaired. I can't wait to get it out on the roads.

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The moment I knew this car would never leave my possesion came on an emotional and very Zen like day when I visited my fathers grave at Randolph Veterans Cemetery for the first time after owning the car for just 2 months.

I traveled from Barre on route 14 south which passes through one of the most fun sections of road you'll ever drive.
The entire drive is nice with some long straights along farmers fields and a good bit of twisties too.

But one short section just south of Williamstown called the "Williamstown Gulf" is like a roller coaster if you go through with a little speed. Definitely white knuckle stuff if there's nobody around and you can push it a little.
It also has a great section of S's.

There was somebody around on this day and the tach read 5000 before I slammed into fourth and left them in the dust!

Anyway, the photo below shows a small section the road.
You should set up a date this summer for all of us to come up and take this beautiful twisty road drive with you, so I can raise my tach up to 7K on my Giulia.

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Talking NE roads

Dana,

Did we drive this section last summer?

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No, But we can!

It's short but oh so sweet.

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I wonder how late we can push the season this year? It was plenty warm enough Thursday, and I took her out for a top-down drive. Tank's nearly empty, though, and I have to drain the rest, pull it out and get it cleaned out, so we'll see how it is when I get it reinstalled; this might be the end of the season. Then again, who knows?

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It's already the end of the season in Alabama. We have snow. I hate living this far north!

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Whistler Mountain, just north of Vancouver, set a record for snow fall in November.

Eighteen feet It was also a record for any month. The mountain opened for skiing in 1967.

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