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road to motherlode

Post by TVA » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:30 pm

it's been a while and i was wondering the current conditions of the road to motherlode. i have a new honda fit (similar to civic). do you think it will make it out of there without getting beat up?

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Post by der uber » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:34 pm

I bottomed out in my 97 maxima a few weeks ago, but it wasn't that bad. A fit seems risky to me, as there's some serious high/low spots midway, and that's a newer, nicer vehicle.

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Post by Andrew » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:34 pm

the road is bad right now. But on saturday a prius got out alright.
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Post by TVA » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:55 pm

thx for the replies. how about muir valley? is the road open and in decent condition?

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Post by mcrib » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:37 pm

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Post by Jeff » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:02 pm

Last Thursday the road to Muir was in good shape with new large gravel. Rick said he was getting more gravel the next day - Friday. It did rain though, so you might want an official response from him or someone who has been there since.

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Post by ahab » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:23 pm

compared to the road into the southern region, the road into muir resembles I-75.
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Post by p0bray01 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:31 pm

You guys need a jeep. :)

Man I haven't been down to the southern region in forever. Muir Valley was fine about 3 weeks ago...lots of downed trees and stuff, just take it slow.
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Post by DuppyC » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:39 pm

I have a '94 rear-wheel drive Q45 that made it down to and up from to the Drive-By lot. I was prepared to leave it at the lot and report it stolen to the insurance if I could not get it back up. You'll be fine, just gun it dodge the low points.
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Post by Wes » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:44 pm

I see a lot of "normal" cars down there, so I guess people are getting them in and out. But, one thing to remember: Do not park at the top of the hill!
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Post by DuppyC » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:47 pm

The Q45 was James Bond's car of choice in '94. It's a great crag car too.
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Post by Shamis » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:49 pm

all the cars that have to gun it to get out are the reason the road is so bad in the first place.

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Post by chriss » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:07 pm

Shamis wrote:all the cars that have to gun it to get out are the reason the road is so bad in the first place.
Not as bad as the rear wheel drive trucks spinning their tires all the way up the hill.

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Post by DuppyC » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:13 pm

Shamis wrote:all the cars that have to gun it to get out are the reason the road is so bad in the first place.
I know it, but, a parking lot full of abandoned rear wheeled drive cars would be much harder to fix.

Did I mention that in 1994 my Q45 was one of the hottest cars available. Now, I have to put a door stop in the window in order to make it stay up.

Also, I should mention, I drive like AJ Foyt and there was no tire spinning involved, just good ole fashioned Q45 power. I think most of you would really enjoy being my passenger.
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Grading the Road?

Post by slaps » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:00 pm

Who's in charge of grading of the road down to the Lode and PMRP? Is it the Oil company or the RRGCC?

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