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1200 miles in a 550

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  1. Roland E Linder

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    #1 Roland E Linder, Sep 28, 2004
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    I had the pleasure to drive back from LA in a 550. What a chance to "test" such a fine machine build just for that purpose. What a hwy cruiser (fast).
    The torque is fantastic, the power is ther at any rpm and at any gear. I must even admid that I was comfortable in the cockpit with my 6'3''.
    MPG wasn't bad : 18.6, in town, it'an other story !!
    I need a bigger trunk if I take my wife with me...
    While in my old neighborhood to pick up the car, I bumped into a former student (blond) from St Louis..Small world than later, the F boys heard about my visit and took us for a small drive to Point Mugo to see the jets.
    The return was without traffic and great weather till w hit Denver.I can vouch that the Pirellis are great in the WATER...
    You could matain a good speed and never see the temps climbing, just the fuel gauge going down. I could do 350 miles with a 1/2 tank.
    Fuel was so expensif in Cal (2.38) I do like Col. prices.
    To bad that I couldn't meet with Vince who was driving back from TX in a 550 that he just bought too...we were 24 hours apart on I 70.
    This was a great trip, crossing this great Country. I feel very lucky to had that chance.
    Enjoy the pics
    Roland
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  4. andymo1972

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    You are indeed a lucky man Roland, as is the owner of that new gorgeous car. Is that the Casablanca hotel in Mesquite where you stayed? I wish I would have known you were gonna be going through there, I could have gotten you a garage space for the car for the night.

    You had more fun on your drive than I did. I drove my car back here to Fort Lauderdale from the other coast of Florida last week. Pretty boring drive...WAY too straight.
     
  5. Roland E Linder

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    Hello Andy, Yes, it was the Casa Hotel, but they gave a place in front of the lobby and that was cool and safe.The room was ok but the restaurant was first class. I agree with you, the trip from the West is spectacular but going to the East from the Rockies, is one of the most boring I have done...
    Glad that you're safe and dry.
    Roland
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  6. millerphatty

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    Hey Roland,
    The dash picture is pretty blurry but I am not familiar with the speedo on the 550. So where exactly is that needle pointing?

    -Matt
     
  7. Brigitte

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    Hey there Roland,

    Thanks for the case, it came today.

    I hope everyone out there is ordering Go Fast beverages by the case!

    :) I'm really going to Go Fast for the next few weeks NOW!

    ;) Take Care and Be Good!
     
  8. Brigitte

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    Hey Matt, you dont' want to know you can't handle it.

    ;) jk
     
  9. millerphatty

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    I can handle it! I have been over 700 mph! although that was in a jet! but the pilot didn't take a pic of the gauges while he was landing! But I guess that is just how crazy Roland is!
    the camera was probably only shaking because he dropped som M&M's LOL

    -Matt
     
  10. millerphatty

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    What does this stuff taste like? Is it like Red Bull? Roland, I may need to try some of this stuff in St Louis so please save me one!
     
  11. Roland E Linder

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    Go Fast is a sponsor but the energy drink taste fruity. I sure like it and will bring a case to St Louis for Matt.
    Brigitte, take it easy on that case, got to last a least a week hehehehe
    For pics, you're right, the M&M were falling out at 160, 6th gear and 6000rpm.
    Roland
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  12. Brigitte

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    I have a video I can send you if you PM me with your email address, it is of a Italian F jet vs. a F1 from 1985 I believe that was the year. Let me know if you want it or here this is easier brigitte_geman@yahoo.com

    I will be back in a few days from a trip and ck for your reply then.

    take care
     
  13. vincent355

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    Roland,

    too bad we weren't able to meet up. Hopefully sometime our paths will actually cross. Colorado was beautiful, with the aspens turning color.

    we found the same things: unlimited power at all rpms :) and got about the same fuel mileage. Mileage was better when cruising in the 90+ range.

    Great pics!
     
  14. andymo1972

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    #14 andymo1972, Sep 29, 2004
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    Don't worry too much about the blurry speedo picture...this 550 is sitting still and the speedo is still blurry! I think there is some phenomenon with those speedos. Of course I'd still rather look at your pic of a blurry 550 speedo at 160 than the clear pic John took of an old guy in a speedo in Hawaii.
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  15. Roland E Linder

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    Hello Andy, all the pics taken while driving, were blury (from the gauges) ?? What is going on with your pic at still ?? Is this because of the glass?
    Let me know if you have an answer on that ..
    Roland
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  16. millerphatty

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    Roland you are crazy!!
    eating M&Ms at 160mph while driving and taking pictures, I am supprised that I cannot see a reflection of the newspaper you were reading to check your stock reports LOL!!
     
  17. Roland E Linder

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    Matt, that made me laugh, you forgot to mention the Go fast I was drinking at the same time..See you in a week in St Louis
    Roland
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  18. Timphy

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    How could you abuse my car like that? As we all know, Ferraris are meant to cruise onto the grass for Concours events and very SLOWLY up ramps onto trucks to take them around to those events -- not to be driven by some maniac with his hair on fire looking to get thrown in the pokey. . .Hee Hee
     
  19. Roland E Linder

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    Yeah, this came from slow poke Timphy...I recall a yellw 360 just being driven just slightly faster that my granma walker....hahahaha
    That 550 will for sure grow some grass in the tread !!!
    See you Saturday
    Roland
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