Fri. Drive - N. GA Twisty Extravaganza

Discussion in 'Tail Of The Dragon II Meet Septeptember 2013' started by etf, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    I guess this is becoming tradition. I will be leading a drive on Friday 9/13/13, that will take us down to Helen, GA for lunch and then back to Robbinsville, NC. We will be leaving at 8 am SHARP and returning by 3-4 PM. I need to get a feel for how many people want to go. Please post in this thread if you want to come along or have any questions about the drive. I need to know by 8/9/13, so I know how many cars I have to plan for.

    People who have expessed an interest in going on this drive, so far:
    1. etf
    2. Mamarazzi
    3. Kenny GS
    4. Sonej4
    5. 07TLX
    6. Tony An?
    7. death_roll
    8. Nix
    9. tflo2000
    10. K04GTI
    11. bootyluvr
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
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  2. KennyGS

    KennyGS How may I help?

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    I'll be there! Great drive and fabulous eats - really enjoyed it last year.
     
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  3. Monk

    Monk Well-Known Member

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    8/13/13 ??????????
    Are you thinking 9/13/13 ??????
     
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  4. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm really anxious for this meet to start! LOL
     
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  5. sonej4

    sonej4 Well-Known Member

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    I will be following.
     
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  6. 07TLX
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    07TLX Supporting Member

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    I love this drive, I am in
     
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  7. Tony An

    Tony An Do u know Dokdo?

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    Civic Si
    Body Style:
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    Id love to go but if im down i have to leave my house 3 in the mornig...
    I will c what i can do...
     
  8. death_roll

    death_roll Well-Known Member

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    I am in, are you leading in the Volvo from hell etf ? Or will you alternate between cars, I'll have a spot open on the G35.

    Breakfast will be at 7 at my cabin, it's on the itinerary.
     
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  9. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    It's A Fast Pig!
    I'm in. I'm slow but count me in.
     
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  10. death_roll

    death_roll Well-Known Member

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    Great fun on this ride, many of the best stories of years past came from the infamous Friday N.GA drive :giggle:
     
  11. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    I'll be leading the drive in the VFH. Although you guys are overwhelmingly generous for offering to let me drive your cars, I think that I can provide a decent pace. After all, I lead the drive with a Honda Fit the last 2 years and the pace was OK. Anybody who feels like they are being restrained by the pace can go on ahead. I have no problem following as long as the leader is sure where we are going. Maps will be distributed Fri. am before the drive. We will convene in front of the Wildwood Grille and leave for Robbinsville @ 8:00am so that everyone can fuel up for the drive. 2-way radios are recommended. Any questions?
     
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  12. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    Radios? Any suggestions what we should bring/buy or would an end destination and GPS unit suffice?
     
  13. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    Any 2-way that has sub-channels is fine. We communicate on channel 5/ sub-channel 1. In the past, we have had a situation where somebody got separated from the group.
     
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  14. death_roll

    death_roll Well-Known Member

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    Most people (ones who aren'tdriving track prepped M3s) will find the pace to be more than enough.

    What tires are you putting on the VFH etf ?[/I]
     
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  15. Tony An

    Tony An Do u know Dokdo?

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    :giggle:
     
  16. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    I already have these:
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    Nexen N3000
     
  17. death_roll

    death_roll Well-Known Member

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    Think they'll be good?

    I have general gmax A/S 03s, they're supposed to be a really good hp 'all season' tire and so far they're not bad.

    To tell the truth, I wasn't 100% pleased with the PSS on the WRX, they didn't feel like they had much more grip than the oem dunlops. They did ride and respond very well though, rain performance was excellent.
     
  18. sonej4

    sonej4 Well-Known Member

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    How are they so far?
     
  19. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    That is a ridiculously cheap tire isn't it? Like $80/tire or less.....

    It would be nice if a tire that cheap was really good.
     
  20. etf

    etf Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Body Style:
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    Reality Check: A properly "track prepped" car would be horrendous on the street!
     

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