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TDIFest 2013 Discussion about TDIFest 2013 on the Labour Day weekend (August 30th to September 1st, 2013) in Sunday River, near Bethel, Maine. Latest information in the TDIFest wiki.

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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:19   #31
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Any good Miata roads up there?
New England was made for small sports cars. Great state highways that are a blast to drive at 50-70 MPH, right in the Miata's sweet spot.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:04   #32
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Lots of twisties, huh?
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:24   #33
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Over 20 hours each way for me... not likely to happen. I don't expect that the rooms will be budget friendly either... That neck of the woods tends to be pricey!
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Old February 18th, 2013, 12:28   #34
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Lots of twisties, huh?
You bet. Same around here in southern New England but the roads here are pretty congested. Not the case in Maine, especially if you stay away from the coast. It's lots of fun.

Speaking of which, I'm going to look at the club schedules for NHMS for around the Fest dates and see if there are any track days we could camp on to, in case folks might be interested.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 13:29   #35
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Over 20 hours each way for me... not likely to happen. I don't expect that the rooms will be budget friendly either... That neck of the woods tends to be pricey!
Just drive faster You should be able to cut off an hour or two. The rooms are very nice and are budget friendly. Otherwise we would never gone ahead with the idea of the Fest being there. Wait and see what we can offer when we open registration before you toss out the whole idea.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 13:45   #36
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Over 20 hours each way for me... not likely to happen. I don't expect that the rooms will be budget friendly either... That neck of the woods tends to be pricey!
We're looking at a group rate of $105/night for the regular rooms (standard two bed hotel room or a Murphy bed and kitchen), which is pretty incredible for the venue and season. There are also several room styles available this year, including one and two bedroom suites. Get a few friends together and you can get nightly rates per person down to the mid double-digits.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 20:32   #37
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Sweet, only 9 hours from Toronto (about 850km). Count me in....

When does Reg open?

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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:59   #38
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Being 6+ months out, you can't switch with someone or request the time off?
There are only two of us that work here, so we alternate being on-call at night and work every other weekend. My co-worker is reluctant to 'mess up' the schedule by trading weeks or weekends. It's a possibility, and I'll see when it gets closer.

I also may be able to come into work and then head up after, since it's only 2 hours from where I live on the coast. I'd just get him to be on-call during the day.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:34   #39
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Resort fees?
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He wants to know if there will be additional mandatory fees for use of optional amenities like golf courses, ski runs, WiFi, etc. All the resort type places have these fees in addition to their excessively priced rooms (funny that non-resorts can provide WiFi free with their lower, more reasonably priced rooms). When negotiations for an event at one of these resorts are going on, it is best to get these fees waived. Once at a Miata event the resort decided to not waive these fees and those who had planned on coming told the organizers that we would not do so. They went back to the resort and told it either waive the fees or we walk. The resort waived the fees.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:45   #42
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A trip up the Mt. Washington road for sure and I've plotted out 2 other tours through the western Maine mountains. Great drives, little traffic and lots of turns and scenic views.
Sweet- I've been really eager to do the Mt. Washington climb anyway. I see all the other "cool car clubs" doing Mt. Washington drives and videos...
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:51   #43
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Hmmm...maybe a trip to visit my sister and nephews in Connecticut (and all my long lost drinking buddies?) (we gave that up a while ago!). All I have to do is convince the wife it will NOT SNOW that time of year in NE.

Might drive out in something other than the old TDI though (If accompanied).
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:16   #44
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Another really cool drive idea would be to drive the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire (from Conway to Lincoln) through the White Mountain National Forest (where Mt. Washington is). It's not that far away and it is a spectacular drive. Labor day weekend is probably a few weeks too early for the peak of the foliage season, but it is still incredible scenery.

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i can probably make this one kinda running out of excuses now
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