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May 2017

April No Fools Day for the HDR was an absolutely beautiful day for an Arrive & Drive and, once again, Bob Stark did not disappoint, with a route that combined the Crooked River Canyon curves with a selection of roads West of Redmond and Northwest of Bend.  Over forty cars made the drive and we

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Semi Annual Adopt-a-Road Cleanup

John and Eleanor Donohue Photos by John Donohue Our dedicated group of volunteers met on this brisk Saturday morning in early April to complete our semi annual ODOT cleanup commitment.  With the threatening snow and rain just staying at bay for our group, we were thrilled to get such a terrific turnout of twenty people.

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Presidential Ramblings (March 2017)

More daylight, less snow, less cold — what’s not to like!  Seriously, this morning I realized how nice it is to drive on dry roads, even if they are marked by potholes and alligator skin pavement.  This has been a tough winter in Central Oregon, and I want to personally thank all of you who contributed coats, hats and gloves at the Holiday Party.  The generosity of our members went a long way toward helping our neighbors through the winter.

With the approach of spring later this month, many HDR members are fussing around their Porsches, getting them ready for the first arrive and drive next month.  As you prepare it is important to pay special attention to your tires.  Make sure your tires are properly inflated and in good condition.  This is especially true for those of you who only drive their “babies” a few thousand miles per year or less.  All tires will gradually lose air pressure and tires that are operating at less than proper inflation are both more vulnerable to damage from potholes, and generate more heat at higher speeds.  Tires also do not age particularly well and old tires may need to be replaced well before the tread is gone.  Visit your mechanic or tire professional if you have any questions at all about your tires.

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Presidential Ramblings (Feb. 2017)

As I sit here writing this month’s Presidential Ramblings I realize that the only thing different about the view outside my window when I wrote last month’s Ramblings is that the snow is deeper now.

I’ve been here off and on for over forty years and I understand winters in Central Oregon, but this one seems a harsher, with Spring a little bit further away than normal.

After a few more minutes of depression I began to realize what was bothering me — the Cayenne is great in snow and even handles potholes fairly well, but I am missing the 911 and our summer drives on the high desert.

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