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Sat/Sun (Jan3/4) Drive - Any Interest?

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by kaamacat, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. kaamacat

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    Does anyone have an interest in (if the roads are clear and weather is decent) heading for a drive?
     
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  3. spirot

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    hey Bob ... I may be up for a ride???
     
  4. gcmerak

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    #3 gcmerak, Dec 29, 2008
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    Bob, I'd really like to go, but I have a caliper I have to rebuild. I'm not sure how all of that will work out, so I'm not going to commit.

    Ciao,
    George
     
  5. CavalloRosso

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  6. allans

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    Bob, we can do if it's Saturday. Allan
     
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  8. kaamacat

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    #6 kaamacat, Dec 30, 2008
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    I forgot that Sunday is the one car event in Roswell..........so how does this sound?

    1) Saturday is the day
    2) Meet @ Starbucks across from TheAvenues (400/X13) as we have done before.
    3) Leave @ 9am, as before.

    .........I know of a route that, if we consider the Chevron @ end-of-400 as the starting point, would be about
    110+ miles RT from there. (add another 26 to go from Starbucks up to the end of 400).

    We would head up to TurnersCorner, make a right (vs the left we made last time to head north up towards the
    NeelsGap trading post)........head down the road a few miles to Alt75, then up towards Helen to take 356/197 up
    along LakeBurton. At the "top" of Burton, we would head west on US76 and then pick-up 17/75 to head south again.
    Then we can catch 180 (the side of 180 that passes BrasstownBald) and back-over-to us129 and take that south, then
    back-track homeward.

    .....While up in the mountains today, 348 (Richard Russel Pkwy) has "stuff" on it at the higher elevations, so honestly
    that road is "out".

    If that sounds ok, I can put some directions together, and possibly a simple map.............Depending on when the
    route ends, we could possibly stop somewhere for a bite.
     
  9. allans

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    Bob, We will see you Saturday AM. Rick, Your Aston is beautiful. Allan
     
  10. F355Bvc

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    Sounds good!! What time would we be back?
    The Falcons playoff game is at 4.
     
  11. kaamacat

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    Vinny...........4pm will be easy......(much earlier than that for sure)
     
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  13. F355Bvc

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    Then I'm in !!
     
  14. sunburn

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    Thanks Allen. I love it but haven't got to use it much with all the rain.

    Saturday should work for me Bob.

    Rick . . . .
     
  15. henryr

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    i might be able to bring the 575 out if the weather is nice (and the wife lets me)
     
  16. F355Bvc

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    Weather looks good !!
     
  17. kaamacat

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    Bump........... (Vicky and I are going to take the Vision on the route tomorrow/Thursday, because she's working
    Saturday and can't make it with us).



    Bob
     
  18. Gatorrari

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    Unfortunately I'll be driving up the Florida Turnpike on Saturday morning, so maybe next time for me.
     
  19. kaamacat

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    Drive faster, leave earlier.............


    (Correction, and I'll post the route tomorrow, but looks like the route may be 134miles from the
    Chevron starting point. Then add +26miles x2 round trip from Starbucks). So the total R/T may
    be about 186miles.

    VINNY........... HOLD OF ANY RAIN........ THATS YOUR JOB!
     
  20. F355Bvc

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    No Problem !!! I emailed the Pope !!!!
     
  21. F355Bvc

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    DAMN !! The Pope says now it might rain Sat.
     
  22. kaamacat

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    Hopefuelly it (if any) rains much later in the day..................... I'll have a good timing when I get
    back tomorrow afternoon from the bike ride.
     
  23. F355Bvc

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    Ch. 11 news at 6PM, gave following weather forcast; Fri rain, Sat NO RAIN, Sun rain !!!!!
     
  24. kaamacat

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    Did the route today. Roads all clear and VERY nice..........I think you will like it!
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    Destination: NE Ga/Lake Burton

    Distance: Aprox 185 miles (includes 52mi r/t from Starbucks to end-of-400)

    Time to meet @ 8:15 ~ 8:30 AM (Starbucks X13/US400 across from The Avenues)
    Leave promptly @ 9 AM
    Duration (w/minor stops) 3hrs

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    1) Exit STARBUCKS, make RIGHT, and immediately take NORTHBOUND ramp on right entering US400.
    (Travel this for ~26miles)
    *Follow to end" of US400 and pull into CHEVRON (on your left)to top off tanks and such.

    2) Exit CHEVRON, make LEFT, and another LEFT immediately @ intersection onto LongBranch Rd.
    (Travel this for ~5miles)
    *This will take us NORTH until the SR52 traffic light.

    3) Make a LEFT @ Longbranch/SR52 traffic light.
    (Travel this for ~5miles.....until the end at the US19/129 traffic light)

    4) Make a RIGHT and continue NORTH on US19/129. At the the US19/SR60 "rock pile" bear
    RIGHT and continue until it ends at another "T" intersection (Turners Corner).
    (Travel this for a total of ~12miles.......until TurnersCorner)

    5) Make a RIGHT @ Turners Corner onto US19/129 Southbound.
    (Travel this for ~7miles........until Alt75)

    6) Make a LEFT onto Alt75 towards Helen.
    (Travel this for ~8miles.....until it ends on SR17/SR75)

    7) Make a RIGHT onto SR17/SR75, in about 1/2 mile you will make a LEFT onto SR356. (This takes
    us up towards LakeBurton).
    (Travel this for ~10.5miles.....until the end onto SR197)

    8) At the end of SR356, make a LEFT onto SR197. Takes us up along the LakeBurton area.
    (Travel this for ~11miles.....until the end at US76)

    9) At the end of SR197, make a LEFT (heading EAST) onto US76. This is NICE mountain highway.
    (Travel this ~13miles.....until the SR17/SR75 signs)

    10) When you come to SR17/SR75, make a LEFT (heading SOUTH).
    (Travel this for ~6.5miles.....until you see SR180 the sign)

    11) When you come to SR180, make a RIGHT. Take to end where it joins back with SR19/129.
    (Travel this for ~13miles.....until it ends on US19/129 "T" intersection)

    12) At the end of SR180 is another "T" intersection. Make a LEFT (heading SOUTH). We will
    follow this back to the TurnersCorner intersection, BUT BE STOPPING at The Neels Gap
    area for a quick stop.
    (Travel this for ~5miles to trading post(stop), then a another ~7miles to TurnersCorner)

    13) Make a RIGHT back onto US19 @ TurnersCorner (cafe' on corner). Remember to BEAR LEFT
    when you come to the US19/SR60 split (aka "rock pile") in about 5miles, then continue
    until the SR52 light just when the lake appears on your LEFT.
    ** Caution at the rock pile for oncoming traffic. **
    (Travel this for ~12miles.....until the SR52 traffic light)

    14) Make a LEFT at the SR52 traffic light.
    (Travel this for ~5miles.....until the Longbranch Rd light)

    15) At your next light (Lonbranch Rd), make a RIGHT. This will take you back to the top
    of 400/Chevron station.
    (Travel this for ~5miles.....Your next intersection will be 400)
     
  25. chill

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    Cool! See ya'll Saturday.

    Here's the weather report from a few minutes ago:

    Details for Saturday, January 03
    Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 40s.
    UV Index: 2 (Low)
    Relative Humidity: 79%
    Precipitation: 10%
    Cloud Coverage: 87%

    Sunrise: 7:43 am
    Sunset: 5:41 pm
    Wind Direction: E (88°)
    Speed: 5Mph (8Km, 4Kts)
     
  26. chrislamborghiniatlanta

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    Working or I would go. I took the 944 Turbo out today and ran it up to Big Canoe. Car ran AWESOME. Loves the cold weather. If you ever do one on a Sun, I am in. Sat is a day that I can't break free from the dealership. Have fun guys and be safe.
     
  27. andy308

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    This Sunday is Caffeine and Octane at the Avenues at East Cobb, not a drive but usually a good turnout.
     
  28. sunburn

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    If you can believe the weather forcast it's supposed to start raining late Saturday into Sunday.

    NOAA.GOV

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

    Saturday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    How 'bout it . . .I beat Vinnie to the forcast!
     

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