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We could have run that upstairs hill climb.  Get those studs out!

I'll miss the old room, it was a sanctuary of true faith.  Long live the new one.

Any updates on the "old" track?

"Big Smooth"

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No takers on the TooBad Motorplex track. I will be starting the tear down ASAP! I may offer up sections of the track after I get it dismantled. A section or two would be a good start for someone wanting to build a routed track. As for the future, maybe TooBadToo?

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Hi Bill: May i suggest you keep the track if it does not sell and when you get the new home location, (if you still have track) then see how much you can incorporate any existing track pieces into a new track that will fit into the new home track area.

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That's a good suggestion Goose, and probably the route I am headed.

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So here's the latest update on our move:

We have found a house in Vancouver and the offer we submitted was accepted. We had the home inspection today and all went very well. We are proceeding and with any luck should be able to complete the move in August. The house is located 1 mile directly north of the Vancouver Mall. Here's five key elements in our decision to move across the river into Washington: 1. This house fits our needs and fulfills our wants almost perfectly. 2. This house is almost 1,000 square feet smaller, one level, and is not costing us more than our current house is worth. 3. The property taxes are $2,500 per year less than our current taxes. 4. There is room on the lot to build a medium sized shop (roughly double car garage size). 5. This house is $100K LESS than anything else comparable that we have looked at (YES $1 times ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND)! And then of course there is the fact that I HATE Multnomah County, almost as much as I HATE PORTLAND!!!

So there you have it. Sorry if you are disappointed in me. I tried my best to remain an Oregonian, but it just did not make sense.

Me and my junk are headin' north!

========Bill

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No worries Bill, sounds like a good choice and smart move. Lousy drive on an odd Thursday but that's just the way it is.

  I've told Chris that we should look that direction for after retirement. We looked about a year ago, but if I had to deal with that traffic every day I might loose my tentative grip on reality.

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That was one of our worries Mitch, the 205 bridge or worse yet I-5 bridge. But being retired we figure we will only occasionally have to come back to Oregon and we can do so outside of the terrible commute hours. Or if we by chance run into a traffic jam, we can just turn around and go home! For my Odd Thursday Night Racing I will be headed in the opposite direction as the majority of the traffic. I made that commute for a few years before I retired when I was working in Vancouver. It was a piece of cake as I took the airport exit off 205 to go home, which is the same exit I would use to go to Al's. The 205 south backup generally starts at that exit or just past it. Bad news is there probably won't be any Odd Thursday Night racers at my place. The flip side of course is that I should be able to win a few!

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Well, there is always the odd Saturday or Sunday. I'm sure Doc will be a regular.

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wb0s wrote:

Bad news is there probably won't be any Odd Thursday Night racers at my place. The flip side of course is that I should be able to win a few!

There won't be any or is that many racers?  If it's any, you wouldn't even need a track and you could still win.
A legend in his own mind ;-)

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.

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" quote from Mitch I had to deal with that traffic every day I might loose my tentative grip on reality". so that's whats wrong with me.
on the traffic it clears up  once you get the 205 bridge. so really you are only dealing with it for another 10 to 15 min more than you did going to Bill old place.

THE NOT SO intimidator