Climbing MT. Washington with SR20?
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 19:57:05 -0500
The uphill drive will be fun and easy for SR20. And yes, as some people
mentioned already, you have to be careful on the way down.
I went up Pikes Peak in Colorado (14000+ ft) with my NX2000 in July 2000.
The car was behaving nicely. It was quite interesting to see a couple of
park ranger station w/ stop sign during descending. Park rangers will have
infrared thermometer in their hands and they check the wheel/brake
temperatures of all the cars. Many SUV's were pull over into a special
lot to wait and read "driving suggestions."
Or course, our cars will pass this test no problem if we run in low gear.
Like any road trip, you should just follow the common protocols. i.e.
check tire pressure, and top off all fluids, etc.
Good luck and have fun!