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TDIFest 2009 Discussion about TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC (Dulles)on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6th, 2009) .

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Old September 8th, 2009, 14:36   #31
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Gotta love it when a bunch of Dubs decide to haul ass down the highway.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 15:36   #32
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Ok,

This year was really awesome, I had so much fun this year. Thanks to everyone for letting me help out, I really enjoyed it.

I left the hotel Monday morning at about 2am and arrived back in Toronto at about 1:30pm Monday afternoon, SWEET drive

I fell asleep after I got home and finally woke up at about 3am the next morning (I was wiped )...

It did rain off and on most of the way until I got close to Buffalo , but a nice drive non the less

I did some calculating and here are my mileage results:

Trip from Toronto to DC: 4.7723L/100Km or 49.289mpg
Trip from DC to Toronto: 4.7620L/100Km or 49.395mpg
Average for entire trip : 4.7671L/100Km or 49.343mpg

Not bad numbers, but I have to work on my driving habits to break the 50mpg mark

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Old September 8th, 2009, 15:38   #33
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Good numbers! Thanks again for all of your help.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 16:42   #34
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I was sure he was going to to give up, especially when OnlyInABeetle set the pace. Note for anyone following OnlyInABeetle, please be sure to ask her whether she has had her morning caffeine yet. It's a big difference! Like the difference between Brussels_Belgian and HamsterDiesel pace.
so ya'll don't like me being all caffeinated? I thought it was rather funny when you pointed that out to me....Apparently I needed the coffee, leading was fun! even held the 51mpg's going 90+ at points lol
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Old September 8th, 2009, 16:49   #35
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I left the hotel Monday morning at about 2am and arrived back in Toronto at about 1:30pm Monday afternoon, SWEET drive
Why did it take so long?

I went the interstate route on the way back. DC - Pittsburgh - Erie - Buffalo - Toronto. Just shy of 9hrs.

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Old September 8th, 2009, 18:47   #36
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Guys,

Thanks for putting on the Fest. I made it over for Saturday. I really wanted to drive my Beetle, but it was sitting in the dealer holding lot after a failed ECM update (glow plug recall). Had a great time checking out all the TDI's and catching up with some of the folks I met at WorldImplex earlier in the year. Had a great time. Thanks!

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Old September 8th, 2009, 19:00   #37
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Why did it take so long?

I went the interstate route on the way back. DC - Pittsburgh - Erie - Buffalo - Toronto. Just shy of 9hrs.

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The last time I went to Toronto, I took the route that MapQuest suggested. Big mistake - it took me on a winding route through the middle of PA with lots of little towns and lots of turns to make. The way back I came through Harrisburg PA on US 15 - on the whole lot better. The route through Erie sounds OK too..
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Old September 8th, 2009, 19:19   #38
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Good time guys!

Thanks for putting up with my crabbiness on Sunday. Had some car issues to work out.

Hope to see 300 at the next one.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 19:30   #39
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The last time I went to Toronto, I took the route that MapQuest suggested. Big mistake -.
Definatly. MapQuest sux. Try Google Maps, I find it is much more accurate.
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so ya'll don't like me being all caffeinated? I thought it was rather funny when you pointed that out to me....Apparently I needed the coffee, leading was fun! even held the 51mpg's going 90+ at points lol
Caffeine is good for you. We prefer when you drive fast.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 19:58   #41
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caffeine is bad for me, I can't sleep now due to a late night coffee
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caffeine is bad for me, I can't sleep now due to a late night coffee
But caffeine makes you drive like a Hamster!!! The Benz likes to go around 80-90 so it was much happier when you pepped up.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 20:34   #43
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I liked that route, calming and fun, besides, I did not have to rush . I like two-lane back road twisties, lots of scenery and nice roads

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Why did it take so long?

I went the interstate route on the way back. DC - Pittsburgh - Erie - Buffalo - Toronto. Just shy of 9hrs.

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BTW, one thing we learned in our caravan, charcoal filters do work. We were able to turn it on and filter out the smell of the bio-diesel burners around us.

Oh and we averaged 32 mpg for the trip down, haven't filled up again yet.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 21:21   #45
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The charcoal filters work great!

Also, I miss you all already.

Is it time for TDIFest 2010 yet???
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