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Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by 911&F430, May 22, 2020.
Has there been any talk of having a May Cappuccinos & Ferraris?
Well with the nicer weather it would be easy to social distance outside. I went on a car cruise with about 100 cars and no problems distancing in the parking lots and certainly not on the cruise.
I did a drive two weeks ago with Tom, Paul, and Clyde, testing out a day trip route that might be of interest to the club. It's through the mountains around Chattsworth, Elijay and Jasper. Since a number of the members are in the northern suburbs it might be more appealing or not. Once in the mountains it's a two hour loop without a stop, but could include a brunch or lunch stop along the route or at my mountain house. There's a shorter variant that's only an hour or so as well. So basically it's an "all" day event, not any worse than the time it takes to play a round of golf
I've noticed they have grooved the center line and shoulder on some of those roads up there, like GA-136 and GA-52, effectively making the lane very narrow. It's even in a passing zone in one area. It really upsets a car with a stiffer suspension. It's a shame.
Yes I know. The grooving on 136 is mainly in Pickens county as the Dawson county portion is not that way. Keeping it in the lane to avoid crossing the center line provides an additional challenge and test of driving skills. Still can be a lot of fun though. Ask Tom as he followed me up the mountain.
This is the route we took. the way points were a little off, but you get the picture. We meet in Jasper and went north on 136 toward Elijay clockwise. We stopped at my mountain house on 136 (Tate Mountain Estates), basically at the top of the mountain before heading back down to Jasper. I don't recall but I do not think 52 is grooved from Elijay to ~Amicalola, and 136 from Amicalola to the Pickens county line is definitely not grooved.
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That is almost exactly like one of my routes, including how you avoid the main 411 highway.
I'm glad that you are still able to enjoy those roads after they did all that grooving. With the grooving they have pretty much ruined them for me. The F430 was already a little too wide for some of them, but with the grooving making it effectively narrower and less safe I've been avoiding them. Which is a shame b/c 52 headed East out of Chatsworth was a really great road before. The cynical side of me thinks that may have been part of their goal in grooving them: to get driving enthusiasts to stop coming up there.
I've driven those roads before. It would be a fun run.
Meanwhile, getting back to the original topic, are we meeting in Buckhead on Saturday morning? I've already been to two car gatherings, and it is fairly easy to stay 6 feet apart if you try.
Right now it's thundershowers for Sat, but that could change
Not from where I'm looking! The chance of rain is only around 10% at 10 AM, dropping to near zero by 1 PM, so I would call it basically nil.
Yeah, forecast looks good. Time is getting short though.
At this point, I would say that its a no.
Buckhead Atlanta is not yet ready to allow a gathering -I will keep you posted when we can meet up
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Thanks for the update, Tom.