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  1. #11
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    I thought that day 2 was bad but day 3 was a dash across Nevada in 95F weather which sucked even more. I didnt bother taking any pics or video - I just wanted to make it to Reno in time for some more drinks. While I did make it to Reno in time, there was some sort of teachers conference in town which meant I had to go to 3 different hotels before I could find a room. As you can imagine, having to unpack and get out of the car 3 different times after 6+ hours in the heat meant that I was not a happy camper. In the end I did find a room and was even able to park the car under some shade.


    Compact Car Parking Only by Rahul Nair, on Flickr

    It did also show off just how many bugs were hitting my helmet despite the stalker having a windshield.


    Bug spattered helmet by Rahul Nair, on Flickr

    Day 4 was a quick 250 mile blast from Reno to SF and I was able to make some excellent time. In fact the only slow down was due to an accident on the Bay Bridge but with the cooler weather it was pretty comfortable to do.

    I got home and parked the car up. My Viper was not happy about giving up the garage space and is probably plotting to kill me


    Back home by Rahul Nair, on Flickr

    All in all it took me a little under 4 days to cover the 1250 miles from Denver to the Bay Area. The car ran great and the driver was the one having issues with the rain/heat. It was a fun adventure and great way to get to know the car. Thanks again to @MightyMike for building such a fantastic car and letting me become its next caretaker.
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    Thanks for sharing the photos - quite an adventure. I'm relieved to know you didn't have to conduct field engineering to get the car home.
    - Brunton Storker, LS3, Chassis 159

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    That thing really makes you busy! Good run

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMike View Post
    I'm relieved to know you didn't have to conduct field engineering to get the car home.
    I can understand that. You hope you have built a good reliable car but you know the long drive will be the true test. This thread brings back memories of JLumba driving my yellow Caterham from NYC To Juneau in 6 days - I was having kittens.
    Mike
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    Rahul,

    Congrats on on the purchase of Mike’s car. Thanks for sharing the journey home. I did a couple out outings with Mike in that car and I can tell you that you got a stellar ride.
    Stalker V8, chassis #85

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    Get up in the morning and give the day your very best. You donít get it back.

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    Again, wonderful write up! And somehow I previously missed that your Stkr has clams, which I consider one of the signature features of the original se7en. The pix are great, the color is great, the trip was great and kudos to Mighty Mike for building the perfect Stalker (OK, it ties with Shane's).
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    Congratulations, you bought a wild ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMike View Post
    Thanks for sharing the photos - quite an adventure. I'm relieved to know you didn't have to conduct field engineering to get the car home.
    It was great fun and thanks again for building such a fantastic car. My last Seven had several issues when I first got it and the Stalker has been "fill it, shut it and forget it" reliable.

    Now I get to the fun part of CA SB-100 registration
    06 Lotus Elise
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    02 Dodge Viper GTS
    16 Dodge Charger Hellcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    . . . Mighty Mike . . . perfect Stalker (OK, it ties with Shane's).
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    Stalker V8, chassis #85

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    Glad to see you back in a 7 Rahul. Nice upgrade, don't think you could do better then Mike's car. You never were afraid of taking long rides in a 7.... do think you like to suffer a bit
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