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    Default Cars & Coffee?

    Finally took the car out for a spin this morning up PCH and through the Malibu mountains (such as they are). The route took me by several regular C&C sites and I was really surprised to see cars pulling in to them. Iím as hungry for social interaction as the next guy but the average age at these events has to be well over 50 and we are still logging over 1,000 new cases a day in LA. At the risk of appearing too politically correct, I have to say that I am disheartened by the lack of concern.

    On the other hand, the new lambda controller works correctly and the closed loop mode is adjusting the fuel map quickly. The 2.3 has a ton of torque and the acceleration is now butter smooth. Now to find a dyno!

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    Or perhaps many of the people visiting C & C have figured out what's reported is way over exaggerated. Glad you enjoyed your (BLAT)

    https://www.winknews.com/2020/07/14/...y-thats-wrong/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMax View Post
    Or perhaps many of the people visiting C & C have figured out what's reported is way over exaggerated. Glad you enjoyed your (BLAT)

    https://www.winknews.com/2020/07/14/...y-thats-wrong/
    What does South Florida testing problems have to do with California?

    Regardless deaths are climbing which means that the total cases has been climbing as well.

    I'm sure the people who are going out don't think it's a problem or a risk to them, but that's a different type of politics involved with that. Original post was about the lack of concern and that's exactly what's happening. Justified or not.
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    Florida is fine just ask our governor

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    This pandemic experience is really starting to get to me (understatement!). Southern California may be the Cars & Coffee capital of the country (no geographic offense intended) but nearly all of the usual events have been formally cancelled for the time being. Personally, I am among those who just don’t want to risk the exposure to even the few informal meet-ups that I see occurring but I certainly miss the shared social experience. Maybe it’s just the idea of having a specific destination in mind when I leave the house.


    As an alternative, I have been doing long early morning drives through the hills above Malibu on the weekends. This opportunity is one of the true blessings of living out here. Apparently, I’m not alone. While cruising across Mulholland Drive, I saw half dozen or so McLarens passing in the opposite direction. Over an hour or so, I saw various Porsches, Ferraris as well as a selection of Lambos and other exotics. On the way down Malibu Canyon, there were 3 Morgan tri-wheelers in close formation as well as the usual collection of bikes. As a testament to our collective sanity, there were only 5 or 6 bikes parked at the Rock Store (as opposed to the usual 50 or so on a Sunday morning).


    Several notes to self; don’t plan a route into the rising sun at dawn. Several times I would come around a bend only to have to slam on the brakes as the glare of the glare of the sun blinded me. Some of the shear rock faces regularly shed debris on the road when you least expect it. The cops up there are pretty decent if you don’t get stupid about the speed.


    When I finally arrive home, the first question my wife asks is “You didn’t stop anywhere, did you?” I can’t wait for a vaccine!

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    As I have posted elsewhere here, in Cincinnati the Cars and Coffee scene is booming, loads of people jammed together with no masks anywhere in sight. I call it "Cars and Crazy." Even with that, we dont have the lineup of cars that you describe on your weekend blats.
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    papak,
    I'm with you on the drives. We've been doing a bunch of them locally and not so locally. One day we took the 7 and Midget out with some friends and went up in the local hills. It was a blast! Sometimes it's just nice to get outside and play a bit.

    Andy

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    Oh hush. Y'al are making me jealous in the flat lands. Hills...hills... What is a hill?

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    Hills... and corners!

    (and potholes that will swallow a 7 whole )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashyers View Post
    Hills... and corners!

    (and potholes that will swallow a 7 whole )
    I've heard that areas with hills often have curves, instead of 90 degree intersections amid straight roads. Pity. If my kids would all scatter from Dallas, I'd be back in central Mexico or Colorado in a second. The cost of fatherhood.

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