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GTUser 04-01-05 09:48 AM

RALEIGH, NC to DEALS GAP CARAVAN - 4/08, 9:30 AM
 
I think we need a drive-in this weekend to firm up plans for the trip out to Deals Gap. Unfortunately I'm in Clarksville, Tn this weekend but get to scout out the route thru Asheville and where we leave I-40 to go southwest to Robbinsville. It was about 271 miles to the 23/74 exit for Waynesville and Clyde, NC and then it looks like about an 80 mile drive to Robbinsville. That's 4.5 hours to Asheville and another 1.5 hours or so to Robbinsville. A solid 6 hours, plus a lunch stop and one gas stop. It looks like Hickory will be a good spot if everyone starts with a full gas tank from Raleigh. I'll bring NC DOT maps for everyone and we still need a list of cell phone numbers.

The first Rest Area west of Durham is just past Burlington, like TO said. Anyone that doesn't need to back track to Raleigh and wants to caravan with us can meet us there. Just let me know that you'll be at the rest area. We'll roll in there about 30 minutes after leaving Raleigh. We need to leave Raleigh no later than 9:30 AM, sooner would be better. To make it to Robbinsville for the dinner at 6:00PM. We will leave as soon as everyone that is leaving from Raleigh arrives at Briar's Creek Caribou Coffee or 9:30 whichever is sooner.

The GRR shirts will be ready and remember to bring $3.00 to pay the remaining balance on S, M, L shirts and $5 for shirts ordered for XL or XXL.

I'll bring the best of the "You know your a Rotorhead . . . " jokes and Greg will bring a guitar to serenade us. I'm sure there are a lot of other things that need to be discussed and decided on so go to the Raleigh to Deals Gap Caravan thread and ask away.
Bert

AntiVenom7 04-01-05 10:21 AM

damn 6 hours. oh well, still gonna be a blast. Bert, not to be difficult, but I have a feeling the turbo crowd may need to gas up earlier than that. Either way I guess we will have our cells.

mine is 919.730.7212 in case you didn't have it.

Turbo II 04-01-05 07:35 PM

NC people, if you're interested in doing the caravan from Raleigh and you are either: not going and on this list / going and not on this list / meeting or want to meet up with us along the way / want to leave with us...PM me and let me know your details. We need to make sure who is going, leaving with the Raleigh group, suppose to meet along the way, meet at the event. We don't want to lose, leave behind or forget anybody.

Leaving from Raleigh:
GTUser
JMunilla94RX7
Perkystina
Turbo II

Meeting along the way (first rest stop after Burlington):
Zooom
Smoken'
Horse

Name is listed on TOTD thread:
13b4me
ImpulsiveRX7
ViolatedDSM

I'll update this list as people confirm or deny the info. If I put you in the wrong spot let me know also. Remember, the Raleigh group will be leaving no later than 10am Friday the 8th.

rotorsownyou7 04-02-05 08:07 AM

Can some one give me an address so I can mapquest this? I would like to meet you guys at either the rest stop or wherever else you are meeting. I am coming from Martinsville, VA.

GTUser 04-02-05 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by rotorsownyou7
Can some one give me an address so I can mapquest this? I would like to meet you guys at either the rest stop or wherever else you are meeting. I am coming from Martinsville, VA.

Need to know how you'd planned on coming south and where is the best place to hit I-40. It looks like you could make the Rest Stop just west of Burlington, NC or arrange to meet us further west around Greensboro. Johny, zooooom, is coming down from the Danville area, you might want to PM him and see if y'all can meet up and drive down together. We should be at the rest area west of Burlington around 10:30 AM at the latest. PM me or Turbo II with a cell phone number and we can find you if you come down alone to Greensboro. If you want to join us in Greensboro or somewhere along I-40 then when you get on I-40 and get off at a good exit and call us with the exit number and we'll drive by and pick you up.

GTUser 04-02-05 08:42 AM

Thanks Josh and Greg. Josh, I was figuring on a 240 mile drive before having to fuel up but if turbos will need to stop sooner then we just need to know a little a head of time. What is y'alls average driving distance between fill ups? What is the average distance between repairs, while we're at it? Do you know yet if your car is going to be ready for the trip? Hope to see it Friday, that in itself will make the trip worth making.

Greg, thanks for starting to get a list of who and where everyone will be. If you could keep that up to date and insure we don't forget anyone that'll be much apprecitated. Everyone needs to know that we will leave Raleigh, from Briar's Creek, no later than 0930 hrs. If you can't make it there by 0930 then call and let us know and we'll look for you to catch up with us on I-85 or I-40, or at the rest area on 85.

Anyone heard definite commitments from Taylor, Rick, Christina, or others that may join our little adventure? If ya'll have a meet today let me know how we're doing. Still need cell phone numbers for the rest of the group, PM me or post'em here. Thanks Josh, it is programmed in my phone already.

Everyone sign up and take a couple days off work. Get your cars ready, good brakes, good belts, oil changed, tires in good shape. windshield wipers working and rain-x the windshield, and join us for a great time in the mountains. From Steve's report there is still room in the Inn for anyone that wants to make the trip. Are we going to have any first gens in the rotary parade?

Smoken' 04-02-05 10:18 AM

Hey Greg, i saw that you had me on the list to meet ya'll at the first stop after burlington. I was under the understanding that the meeting place was at Briar Creek and that is only about two minutes down the road from where i live, so i would meet ya'll there. Is that still the meeting place? My cell is 919-308-6454 by the way. Later...

Steve

Turbo II 04-02-05 12:15 PM

Bert, will do on the list and I will be at the meet tonight so I'll check with those who show up.

Steve, that's cool, I'll switch you to the leave from raleighwood section.

impulsive-rx7 04-02-05 03:36 PM

I'm leaving on Wednesday or Thursday, so I'll see you guys at fontana village.

13b4me and violatedDSM are no longer going.

GTUser 04-02-05 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Turbo II
Bert, will do on the list and I will be at the meet tonight so I'll check with those who show up.

Steve, that's cool, I'll switch you to the leave from raleighwood section.

There is a guy coming down from Martinsville, VA and wants to meet us around Winston-Salem. I told him that's good and I have his cell phone number. Please add Rotorsownyou7, R.O.Y.7, (he has the avatar of the beautiful blonde wearing the organic bikini) to the list for W-S. I told him that we'd call when we hit the bypass around the west side of Winston and find out where he decided to wait or meet us.

Johny zoom 04-02-05 05:11 PM

Bert hopefull me and Rotorsownyou will be traveling together. My cell is 434-572-0517 I got Bert's Steve's and Josh's# We need Ashraf's# so I can call him if I happen to break down.and then he can pick apart my work. I still have lots to do I worked today between showers. I hope to run it tomorrow, if all goes well.

Johny

Johny zoom 04-02-05 05:14 PM

I can get us a banner made as long as it isn't to elaborate. Give me some Idea's Maybe like the sign I had made for grr.

Johny

GTUser 04-02-05 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by zooooom
Bert hopefull me and Rotorsownyou will be traveling together. My cell is 434-572-0517 I got Bert's Steve's and Josh's# We need Ashraf's# so I can call him if I happen to break down.and then he can pick apart my work. I still have lots to do I worked today between showers. I hope to run it tomorrow, if all goes well.

Johny

I think I have your number programmed already from the Holiday Laps event. But thanks for posting it. I just sent a PM back to Dexter, rotorsownyou7, and he's working on meeting us somewhere around Winston-Salem, so that will cut a few miles off your travel. We'll pick y'all up in W-S once we get in the area.

Good luck on the 7 can't wait to see how it performs on the TOTD in hover mode. Is yours powered by a fusion generator that uses garbage for fuel? This is gonna be fun. just 6 days 'til we leave. Did y'all find someone to share the extra bedroom?

Turbo II 04-02-05 09:29 PM

NC people, if you're interested in doing the caravan from Raleigh and you are either: not going and on this list / going and not on this list / meeting or want to meet up with us along the way / want to leave with us...PM me and let me know your details. We need to make sure who is going, leaving with the Raleigh group, suppose to meet along the way, meet at the event. We don't want to lose, leave behind or forget anybody.

Leaving from Raleigh:
GTUser
JMunilla94RX7
Smoken'
Turbo II

Meeting along the way:
Zooom
Rotorsownyou7

Meeting us there:
impulsive-rx7
Rick

Needs to let me know:
perkystina
Horse
Anyone else I forgot?

I'll update this list as people confirm or deny the info. If I put you in the wrong spot let me know also. Remember, the Raleigh group will be leaving at 9:30am Friday the 8th.

GTUser 04-03-05 09:03 PM

I just got a PM from Phil, the guy that is putting the Deals Gap event together, and he is in need of a few group leaders for the TOTD runs and some extra two way radios for communications. I told him I'd ask y'all about the radios and suggested that we have several good drivers that could help out as leaders if they could get a trip out an back on TOTD in the morning and have an experienced drivers lead them and talk to them about the rules and the dangers. Anyone interested in helping out with the radios and taking on a lead role for one of the groups?

GTUser 04-03-05 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by zooooom
I can get us a banner made as long as it isn't to elaborate. Give me some Idea's Maybe like the sign I had made for grr.

Johny

I think banner for our group is a great idea. I think the the logo for the GRR would work for the banner. Just changing the information to Raleigh Rotary Drive-In with the state outline and the rotary logo just like the signs would work.

Johny zoom 04-03-05 09:16 PM

Bert I have some 2 way radio just cheap models the work about 1/2 mile radius, I was going to bring them anyway, so we'll have them for the caravan. Please don't let Steve-o lead a group I can see them all now trying to keep up.

impulsive-rx7 04-04-05 06:40 AM

I'll be bringing a set of radios.

Johny zoom 04-04-05 08:37 PM

made some more progress on her today fixed oil leak ran fan wiring I hope to drive her tomorrow although its still ideling kinda rough. I still may take the 4runner Ill keep yall posted.

Josh, I really don't to go in a non rotary either, please; if I got to take the 4runner, you car ride with me, we'll talk about how sweet our cars wii be one day.

Johny

AntiVenom7 04-04-05 09:08 PM

Haha see you changed your name too. :D

lol that is cool. we will roll one of us can make the engine sound and the other the BOV sound. :D

Johny zoom 04-04-05 09:28 PM

I hope this means you're going, either way I made up my mind and even if I dont have my Tiffany with me I can admire all of the others.
Besides Bert says he's having a hot tub party

Johny

arghx 04-04-05 10:43 PM

how do you change your name? I want mine to be arghx7

PerkyStina 04-05-05 02:46 AM

:( As of right now, I am probably not going... I don't have the $$ right now to go, and I wouldn't be able to leave Raleigh until 1PM, cuz I can't get out of my class on Friday. :(

I REALLY REALLY want to come, but I don't think it's going to be possible this time around. If something changes last minute, I will let you know.

AntiVenom7 04-05-05 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by Johny zoom
I hope this means you're going, either way I made up my mind and even if I dont have my Tiffany with me I can admire all of the others.
Besides Bert says he's having a hot tub party

Johny

Johny, if you will let me ride shotgun, I am going.

I was still hoping to have the 7 ready, but there are so many small things, like; mainly the interior, and electronics(ie boost controller, datalogit, wideband 02, turbo timer, etc) that would have to go on before Friday that I don't think the FD will make it.

Johny zoom 04-05-05 06:37 AM

Cool Josh I ll pick you up Friday morning Do you know how to get where Bert and everyone are meeting. Im leaning towards taking the 4runner, I hope to drivethe 7 today. Im glad you changed your mind

Johny



Originally Posted by AntiVenom7
Johny, if you will let me ride shotgun, I am going.

I was still hoping to have the 7 ready, but there are so many small things, like; mainly the interior, and electronics(ie boost controller, datalogit, wideband 02, turbo timer, etc) that would have to go on before Friday that I don't think the FD will make it.



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