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ok.. how's that for a thread title????

it means... 1st Nonstop Flight across the Atlantic (Roosevelt Field) following the 1st Highway in the US (Long Island Motor Parkway (aka Vanderbilt Motor Parkway))
to The End (Montauk Point) a light 1st authorized by G. Washington (drum roll) (ps.. it might have been the 1st light authorized here in the US)

Sunday after Thanksgiving.. we will try again and take a drive out to the Point. Starting place will again be top level of Roosevelt Field's South Parking garage (that way anyone who wants to can hit the john.. no more behind the school like we did in litchfield) along with coffee and such. not yet sure of time..probably meeting around 8:30-9:00 with departure at 9:30-10:00 be aware that while it's not the most winding of roads.. though we did find a nice route last time.. it is definatly a good long haul out.. approx 2-3 hours out to the point. not sure how long it took last time.. plus Sue and I stopped for some drinks. There are places along the way to stop and pick up drinks.

Also.. there is a fee at Montauk Point State Park.. but to those who have never been out there... it IS worth the view and ride.



anyway let me know if this will be ok....

Rob


and yes this is the same message I posted on NAM(MCO)
Since my response on here has been so poor.. i am willing to try again!!! c'mon!!!
 

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I am up for it, the only problem will be mall traffic on that sunday. I would prefer to leave earlier to beat that traffic.
 

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good point.. though we will be on the top of the garage.. and usually the mall opens at 11 on a sunday..
also.. you will be able to pick us up enroute..
it's not a twisty ralley... more like a caravan along the island..
 

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just tested a slight change in route from what I did in Sept. the map program said it should take 2:38 to get to the LI exit for rt 24 (edwards rd).. but it took us about 1:15.. not bad eh??? just trying to figure out a possible stop or just go straight there...

i now have walkabouts so we can use Channel 7 along the way..

slight route changes from Sept...

going thru a little of the West Hills in Huntington instead of passing Sweet Hollow church.. and taking old Montauk Hwy (down by gurney's ) vs the Montauk State Parkway (bypass) though the bypass would be a little faster.. and it goes up over the hill.. the old route.. well undulates.

oh also on someones idea here.. (ferget who) coming down rt 24.. all the way to 27a vs 27.. meaning we pass thru Southhampton and pass the Shinnecock reservation vs the hwy to where the diner is..(past southhampton) so while it will be a little slower... (and yes there are lights and such) we will pass thru all the hamptons on the south fork.. so a caravan thru there should turn some heads.. (i hope)

I've called Hassel to let them know of this.. anyone want to call Habberstad and Southhampton??

Rob
 

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here is a text file of the route (hopefully it will display well): both in a quote and in a php mode.. (sorry.. dont know how to change the color in PHP)

Dist Turn Road Near Exit Time Total Dist
Start at Start 0:00:00 0.00 mi
Go straight(ENE)on Ring Rd S 0:00:00 0.00 mi
in 0.10 mi Turn left(NNW) on to Ring Rd E 0:00:23 0.10 mi
in 0.08 mi Turn right(NE) on to Zeckendorf Blvd 0:00:42 0.18 mi
in 0.15 mi Bear right(SSE) on to Meadowbrook State Pkwy Ramp 0:01:18 0.33 mi
in 0.12 mi Bear right(NNW) on to Meadowbrook State Pkwy 0:01:37 0.45 mi
in 1.15 mi Bear right(NE) on to Northern State Pkwy Ramp 0:02:59 1.60 mi
in 0.44 mi Bear right(ENE) on to Northern State Pkwy 0:04:11 2.04 mi
in 9.69 mi Go straight(ESE)on to Round Swamp Rd Ramp 0:15:48 11.73 mi
in 0.18 mi Turn left(N) on to Round Swamp Rd 0:16:16 11.91 mi
in 0.84 mi Turn right(E) on to Highhold Dr 0:19:35 12.74 mi
in 0.50 mi Turn left(NNE) on to Mount Misery Rd 0:21:35 13.24 mi
in 0.19 mi Turn right(ENE) on to Chichester Rd 0:22:19 13.43 mi
in 0.49 mi Turn right(S) on to Sweet Hollow Rd 0:24:17 13.92 mi
in 1.86 mi Turn left(ENE) on to Old Country Rd 0:26:43 15.78 mi
in 0.88 mi Turn right(SE) on to New York Ave 0:30:14 16.66 mi
in 0.22 mi Go straight(ESE)on to Old South Path 0:31:06 16.88 mi
in 0.82 mi Turn left(ENE) on to Half Hollow Rd 0:34:22 17.70 mi
in 1.28 mi Turn left(E) on to Vanderbilt Pkwy 0:39:29 18.98 mi
in 7.08 mi Bear left(NE) on to Motor Pkwy 1:07:43 26.06 mi
in 0.02 mi Turn right(E) on to Local Road 1:07:44 26.09 mi
in 0.13 mi Bear left(E) on to Motor Pkwy 1:07:54 26.22 mi
in 7.12 mi Turn left(NNW) on to Rosevale Ave 1:36:11 33.34 mi
in 0.66 mi Turn right(E) on to Smithtown Blvd 1:38:49 34.00 mi
in 0.96 mi Go straight(S) on to Lake Shore Rd 1:42:36 34.96 mi
in 0.69 mi Go straight(SSW)on to Pond Rd 1:43:30 35.65 mi
in 0.04 mi Turn left(E) on to East Dr 1:43:33 35.69 mi
in 0.00 mi Turn right(S) on to Pond Rd 1:43:33 35.69 mi
in 0.64 mi Turn left(E) on to Express Dr S 1:46:06 36.33 mi
in 0.70 mi Bear left(ENE) on to I-495 E (LIE) Ramp 1:47:02 37.04 mi
in 0.13 mi Bear right(ENE) on to I-495 E (LIE) 1:47:22 37.16 mi
in 20.47mi Bear right(NE) on to SR 24 (Edwards Ave S) Exit 71 2:07:37 57.63 mi
in 0.21 mi Turn right(ENE) on to SR 24 (Edwards Ave S)Calverton 2:07:54 57.84 mi
in 4.06 mi Turn left(ENE) on to Local Road 2:14:04 61.91 mi
in 0.03 mi Bear right(ESE) on to SR 24 2:14:06 61.94 mi
in 7.89 mi Turn left(ENE) on to SR 27A(W Montauk Hwy)Hampton Bays 2:27:28 69.82 mi
in 3.19 mi Bear right(E) on to Montauk Hwy 2:34:39 73.01 mi
in 3.01 mi Bear left(E) on to Hill St (Montauk Hwy) 2:42:52 76.02 mi
in 1.53 mi Turn left(N) on to Windmill Ln Southampton,NY 2:47:02 77.56 mi
in 0.15 mi Turn right(ENE) on to Nugent St (Hampton Rd) 2:47:27 77.71 mi
in 0.20 mi Bear right(NE) on to SR 27A (Hampton Rd|Montauk Hwy) 2:47:43 77.91 mi
in 1.19 mi Go straight(ENE)on to SR 27 (Montauk Hwy) 2:49:02 79.10 mi
in 12.06mi Go straight(E) on to (Montauk Hwy)East Hampton,NY 3:13:34 91.16 mi
in 0.23 mi Go straight(ENE)on to SR 27 (Pantigo Rd)East Hampton,NY 3:14:11 91.39 mi
in 8.01 mi Bear right(ENE) on to Montauk Point State Pkwy (SR 27) 3:33:24 99.40 mi
in 0.43 mi Bear right(ENE) on to Old Montauk Hwy 3:33:48 99.84 mi
in 3.98 mi Bear right(ENE) on to SR 27 (Montauk-hway-main St) 3:39:05 103.82 mi
in 1.94 mi Bear left(ENE) on to Montauk Point State Pkwy 3:43:44 105.76 mi
in 4.17 mi Finish at Montauk Point State Pk(Montauk Point) 3:48:27 109.93 mi
PHP:
Dist	Turn			Road	Near	Exit		  Time	   	Total Dist	
			Start		at	Start			  	  0:00:00	0.00 mi	
			Go straight(ENE)on	Ring Rd S			  0:00:00	0.00 mi	
	in	0.10 mi	Turn left(NNW)	on to	Ring Rd E			  0:00:23	0.10 mi	
	in	0.08 mi	Turn right(NE)	on to	Zeckendorf Blvd			  0:00:42	0.18 mi	
	in	0.15 mi	Bear right(SSE)	on to	Meadowbrook State Pkwy Ramp	  0:01:18	0.33 mi	
	in	0.12 mi	Bear right(NNW)	on to	Meadowbrook State Pkwy		  0:01:37	0.45 mi	
	in	1.15 mi	Bear right(NE)	on to	Northern State Pkwy Ramp	  0:02:59	1.60 mi	
	in	0.44 mi	Bear right(ENE)	on to	Northern State Pkwy		  0:04:11	2.04 mi	
	in	9.69 mi	Go straight(ESE)on to	Round Swamp Rd Ramp		  0:15:48	11.73 mi	
	in	0.18 mi	Turn left(N)	on to	Round Swamp Rd			  0:16:16	11.91 mi	
	in	0.84 mi	Turn right(E)	on to	Highhold Dr			  0:19:35	12.74 mi	
	in	0.50 mi	Turn left(NNE)	on to	Mount Misery Rd			  0:21:35	13.24 mi	
	in	0.19 mi	Turn right(ENE)	on to	Chichester Rd			  0:22:19	13.43 mi	
	in	0.49 mi	Turn right(S)	on to	Sweet Hollow Rd			  0:24:17	13.92 mi	
	in	1.86 mi	Turn left(ENE)	on to	Old Country Rd			  0:26:43	15.78 mi	
	in	0.88 mi	Turn right(SE)	on to	New York Ave			  0:30:14	16.66 mi	
	in	0.22 mi	Go straight(ESE)on to	Old South Path			  0:31:06	16.88 mi	
	in	0.82 mi	Turn left(ENE)	on to	Half Hollow Rd			  0:34:22	17.70 mi	
	in	1.28 mi	Turn left(E)	on to	Vanderbilt Pkwy			  0:39:29	18.98 mi	
	in	7.08 mi	Bear left(NE)	on to	Motor Pkwy			  1:07:43	26.06 mi	
	in	0.02 mi	Turn right(E)	on to	Local Road			  1:07:44	26.09 mi	
	in	0.13 mi	Bear left(E)	on to	Motor Pkwy			  1:07:54	26.22 mi	
	in	7.12 mi	Turn left(NNW)	on to	Rosevale Ave			  1:36:11	33.34 mi	
	in	0.66 mi	Turn right(E)	on to	Smithtown Blvd			  1:38:49	34.00 mi	
	in	0.96 mi	Go straight(S)	on to	Lake Shore Rd			  1:42:36	34.96 mi	
	in	0.69 mi	Go straight(SSW)on to	Pond Rd			  	  1:43:30	35.65 mi	
	in	0.04 mi	Turn left(E)	on to	East Dr			 	  1:43:33	35.69 mi	
	in	0.00 mi	Turn right(S)	on to	Pond Rd			  	  1:43:33	35.69 mi	
	in	0.64 mi	Turn left(E)	on to	Express Dr S 			  1:46:06	36.33 mi	
	in	0.70 mi	Bear left(ENE)	on to	I-495 E (LIE) Ramp		  1:47:02	37.04 mi	
	in	0.13 mi	Bear right(ENE)	on to	I-495 E (LIE) 			  1:47:22	37.16 mi	
	in	20.47mi	Bear right(NE)	on to	SR 24 (Edwards Ave S) Exit 71	  2:07:37	57.63 mi	
	in	0.21 mi	Turn right(ENE)	on to	SR 24 (Edwards Ave S)Calverton	  2:07:54	57.84 mi	
	in	4.06 mi	Turn left(ENE)	on to	Local Road			  2:14:04	61.91 mi	
	in	0.03 mi	Bear right(ESE)	on to	SR 24				  2:14:06	61.94 mi	
	in	7.89 mi	Turn left(ENE)	on to	SR 27A(W Montauk Hwy)Hampton Bays 2:27:28	69.82 mi	
	in	3.19 mi	Bear right(E)	on to	Montauk Hwy			  2:34:39	73.01 mi	
	in	3.01 mi	Bear left(E)	on to	Hill St (Montauk Hwy)		  2:42:52	76.02 mi	
	in	1.53 mi	Turn left(N)	on to	Windmill Ln Southampton,NY	  2:47:02	77.56 mi	
	in	0.15 mi	Turn right(ENE)	on to	Nugent St (Hampton Rd)		  2:47:27	77.71 mi	
	in	0.20 mi	Bear right(NE)	on to	SR 27A (Hampton Rd|Montauk Hwy)	  2:47:43	77.91 mi	
	in	1.19 mi	Go straight(ENE)on to	SR 27 (Montauk Hwy)		  2:49:02	79.10 mi	
	in	12.06mi	Go straight(E)	on to	(Montauk Hwy)East Hampton,NY	  3:13:34	91.16 mi	
	in	0.23 mi	Go straight(ENE)on to	SR 27 (Pantigo Rd)East Hampton,NY 3:14:11	91.39 mi	
	in	8.01 mi	Bear right(ENE)	on to	Montauk Point State Pkwy (SR 27)  3:33:24	99.40 mi	
	in	0.43 mi	Bear right(ENE)	on to	Old Montauk Hwy			  3:33:48	99.84 mi	
	in	3.98 mi	Bear right(ENE)	on to	SR 27 (Montauk-hway-main St)	  3:39:05	103.82 mi	
	in	1.94 mi	Bear left(ENE)	on to	Montauk Point State Pkwy 	  3:43:44	105.76 mi	
	in	4.17 mi	Finish	at	Montauk Point State Pk(Montauk Point)	  3:48:27	109.93 mi
 

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if you highlight it... it's the same thing as the quote.. but broken up better..
 

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Count me in...!

I should be able to make this run, Rob. Keep the ol' fingers crossed for decent weather!

P. S. the passenger seat BROKE! Now its doing a pretty fair imitation of a Barcalounger. I'm thinking, "if I take the seat out COMPLETELY, that saves 28 lbs." Hmmmm.....

Nick
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yeah but I was trying to get either Steve Bedney or Donna to ride shotgun with you!!!

how the hell did the seat break???? oh... wait a sec??? it is probably Stuck in the reclined postition.. ours did that out near PJ had to drive back with pillows to prop me up....

took all of 10 minutes to fix!

it is some way the seat mech seems to work...


then again.. after what i heard from Mary on the train.. maybe you should leave it that way!!!

PS.. like the bass for emergancy jazz gigs...

Rob
 

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I hope we can get as many people on this as are going thru Westchester..
can we get a count of who is going now??? it seems I had more replies on the Long Island MINI users unite thread....

as far as I see...
vdubdoug
arnel
Nick Ara
GMINI
and I know a number of others posted on the other thread...


Rob
 

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ok.. here's the current list of who is coming (and from where(on the net))

NMA:

mamamini
d-mini-ero
Arnel
Nomonstersinme
vdubdoug
maganoo
SkAlex
antsmini

MINI2:

vdubdoug
Arnel
Nick Ara
GMINI

we have a total then of 11 including myself.
lets see how far we can go.

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Broken passenger seat...

Rob,

All I did was to adjust the seat back forward. It was when I tried to re-adjust the seat to its normal position that it broke. Basically, I've lost all ability to have the seat stay put in any position except two!

Needless to say, I need to get this to the dealer pronto if I expect to make the LI ride. From what I've read, MINI has a variety of problems with the seats. Had I not ordered the car with leather, I would have probably just yanked the seats for Sparcos from JCW.

Remind me to tell you about my own little ride against an ol' guy in a new 360 Modena. I came up on him as he was doing about 80, pulled up side by side until we were looking at each other, gave him a "thumbs up", and quickly pulled away. After about 5 seconds, the race was on! He caught me, of course, but only after we both were traveling at speeds well into the triple digits. This time, he came up alongside me, and gave ME the thumbs up with a smile of approval. I won't mention the name of the LI highway, but it begins with the letter M. :cool:

Not to worry.....we were the only two cars on the road at the time (of course!)

Nick
 

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great to hear.... will see you that AM
 

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I hope most of you will recover from this coming weekend's westchester run... and come out onto the island...
hell.. at least you will pass the Big Duck (smile)
 

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Rob,

I am heading down from middle of CT. I'll probably be drafting GMINI all the way down. I may have to invite a couple of Island Girls to help on the driving chores. They've been itching to get their hands on my MINI.

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I'm doing my very best here folks. JLM has agreed to sell me his stock struts (big hurrah to him!) and I have Wednesday time at Autotechnic. If everything goes to plan, I'll be with you all in my very own shiny snowshod Cooper S named for the end point of the run.

If everything goes caflooey - i'll do my best to be there in person.
 

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GMINI, you can always share the steering chores with me again. I'm sure the Island Girls will make room in the back seat for one of us.
 
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