1. dooks88's Avatar
    Yeah, we should be getting an AWD rental. I'm a really awesome driver and drove an AWD eclipse from like 18 to 25 so I know about the stopping thing, but thats why I would always downshift along with breaking which I won't be able to do with an automatic SUV rental.

    Thanks for the warnings though, I will be extra careful.
    you can down shift with an automatic. use d3 and d2. very handy on the downhill grades.
    04-15-2009 12:05 PM
  2. JustinHorn's Avatar
    you can down shift with an automatic. use d3 and d2. very handy on the downhill grades.
    Yeah, kind of, but it's not the same as stick shift
    I love stick shift except when I'm in traffic!

    I actually did D2 / D3 on my last trip to vail in October in a 2 wheel drive little SUV. Instead of riding the brake I just put it into the lower gears, worked great!

    Thanks for the reminder!

    On another note I just saw this on weather.com

    Issued by The National Weather Service
    Grand Junction, CO
    8:11 am MDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

    ... WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MDT FRIDAY...

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MDT FRIDAY.

    SNOWFALL WILL WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND STRONG SOUTH WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL LOWER THE SNOW LEVEL TO BELOW 7000 FEET BY ABOUT MIDNIGHT. EXPECT TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE
    04-15-2009 12:48 PM
  3. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Yeah, kind of, but it's not the same as stick shift
    I love stick shift except when I'm in traffic!

    I actually did D2 / D3 on my last trip to vail in October in a 2 wheel drive little SUV. Instead of riding the brake I just put it into the lower gears, worked great!

    Thanks for the reminder!

    On another note I just saw this on weather.com
    That's for Grand Junction, you won't be going anywhere significantly close to there. It does look like Vail is going to be getting a decent amount of snow tonight though. If you drive tonight you'll probably run into some thunderstorms at first, and then snow. Personally, I'd still wait til daylight to drive just cuz traffic is gonna be hella slow and you'll get more sleep if you get up early. But that's me

    I took a glance at the mountains a little bit ago thinking of you, there's definitely some ugly clouds over them! But they're also very beautifully snow capped!

    Oh, and I love driving stick too. I have yet to own an automatic.
    04-15-2009 02:19 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Yeah, that alert came up under the vail forecast so I expect it will get some of that weather. This will probably be my last post until tomorrow. Hopefully the 2 hour time change won't bug me while driving. Just realized that when I'm driving into vail around 11pm/midnight it will really be like 2am for me

    Thanks again for all the tips everyone! I joined these forums thinking I would just learn about iPhone stuff, but good to see a great diverse community has formed in addition to the iPhone knowledge.

    Oh, and I love driving stick too. I have yet to own an automatic.
    Me either, good to see a woman who isn't a fan of the automatic!
    04-15-2009 03:09 PM
  5. rknowlt's Avatar
    Hope your drive is safe!

    Oh, and I love driving stick too. I have yet to own an automatic.
    iPhone users must just not be automatic people, I have never owned an auto either.
    04-15-2009 03:41 PM
  6. dooks88's Avatar
    Hope your drive is safe!



    iPhone users must just not be automatic people, I have never owned an auto either.
    I am a manual fan as well. Unfortunately, I haven't had a care with one recently. Trucks and SUV's are a little awkward with manual shift.
    04-15-2009 04:15 PM
  7. JustinHorn's Avatar
    All checked in, this condo is F'n sweet!
    04-16-2009 02:40 AM
  8. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Woohoo! Have fun!
    04-16-2009 09:40 AM
  9. JustinHorn's Avatar
    This is so awesome! First day of lessons we stayed on the bunny slope, but today we headed out to the greens. At first I thought vail's idea of greens was different than mine, but by the end of the day I was flying down the same greens I was a bit scared of going down the first time. The snow did soften up when we went back to the same slopes after lunch which made it a bit slower.
    04-17-2009 07:56 PM
  10. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Glad you're having fun! Hey how long are you staying here? If you're leaving today or tomorrow, you might wanna check your flight before heading to the airport. I know some have already been canceled. We're supposed to have up to 20 inches of snow by noon tomorrow.
    04-17-2009 08:41 PM
  11. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Our flight out of Denver is Monday morning, so I think by then the drive from Vail should be good as well as the flight out of Denver. We got really lucky, didn't start snowing until early thursday and we got in Wednesday at like 11pm and then it will stop snowing right before we head back.

    BTW my calves are killing me this morning, but everything else feels good.
    04-18-2009 10:29 AM
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