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Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on April 30, 2003, 01:27:12 PM
Well, according to the poll on the homepage we've got plenty of interest for this GTG.  I'd like to leave anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., find some nice roads in the hills, then come back to my place near Wadsworth and C-470 to grill some grub that afternoon.

1.  What time would everyone like to leave?
2.  Where to meet?
3.  Where to drive?

My address/phone number:

8457 S. Reed #101
Littleton, CO  80128

(720) 272-9715

Please remember to bring your stump repellant for the drive!
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on April 30, 2003, 02:52:03 PM
LOL stump repellant. That made my day.

Yeah I'm down for a drive and some GrubBQ. Might I suggest what I like to call "3-day-room-temperature-chicken" a.k.a "Countertop Chicken" and some of Jon's ribs. Well not JON'S actual ribs.. but uh the ribs he is so famous for cookin'.

I will be bringing my copilot on the drive and for some grub so count me in for 2... what should we bring? Too bad Tyrone is gone. I miss him. *tear*

I'd also suggest leaving around 9 or 10 am for the drive. 8am is honestly a little tooo early since I will have an hour drive before I even get to the starting point. As far as where we go... I dunno, I am not real familiar with the canyons and stuff down south.

And we could meet at the T-Rex lot at Morrison Road and I-25.. depending on where we drive. That seems like it might be a good location.

Also I wanted to remind you guys to bring your FRS radios- I have 1 that someone can borrow.

Oh.. and Patty.. if we meet back at your house after the drive.. is there going to be room for all of us to park???

P.S. Rian.. if you are going, wanna caravan I mean play tag down from Schlongmont? ;)
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: WendyDarling on April 30, 2003, 03:51:11 PM
Stump Repellant for shizzle!  hahaha

Count me in for two.  

I'll bring whatever...I have a nice veggie salad I could make (it has bacon in it too but I'll make some special for you, Alan...it's easy peasy---anyone else a vegetarian?)

~Wen
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: shummer on April 30, 2003, 03:51:32 PM
Not sure how long we'll drive, but I'm thinking 9 or 10am start time. T-Rex lot is fine. Not sure where to drive. Just don't want a speeding ticket and/or wreck (mod) my car.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on April 30, 2003, 03:55:59 PM
Alright, so it sounds like 10:00 is a popular time to start.  Anyone opposed to that?
One of the dinosaur lots would be a nice central place to meet.  I don't know a lot of the back roads to drive, but we might be able to do something up towards Idaho Springs, then up Mt. Evans and back down toward Denver through Evergreen.
I guess that's really the only one that comes to mind.  Anyone know anything else between 70 and 285?

AC/PC
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 30, 2003, 04:09:37 PM
Is Mt Evans open? I would think with all the weather it may not be open by then.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on April 30, 2003, 04:37:48 PM
10am works for me...Pat...do you have a huge Pot?  if we do ribs, I would need to boil them for at least 3-4 hours.  But it is much easier to do ribs at my place...just let me know.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 30, 2003, 09:31:28 PM
Saturdays are tough for me, but I would like to go if possible :) Still have my winter treads on, haven't gotten new summer tires yet. Been busy at work and around the house  8O
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 01, 2003, 07:05:11 AM
what route are you taking for this drive, and are yall goona hook up w/ any other clubs????
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 01, 2003, 10:01:45 AM
Quote from: "Noob_Shum"
Saturdays are tough for me, but I would like to go if possible :) Still have my winter treads on, haven't gotten new summer tires yet. Been busy at work and around the house  8O


Hi Noob_Shum!  Allow me to welcome you to the club.  We hope you can make it, for Jon's ribs if for nothing else.  Let us know if you can, otherwise we hope to meet you soon!

I am also down for 10am.  I may have to leave a little early to go to the Olympics though...Drinking Olympics, that is...A prior party committment.  Everyone is invited if you are interested...let me know.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 01, 2003, 10:25:42 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
10am works for me...Pat...do you have a huge Pot?  if we do ribs, I would need to boil them for at least 3-4 hours.  But it is much easier to do ribs at my place...just let me know.


Sorry, no huge pot.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: shummer on May 01, 2003, 10:59:00 AM
I have a Dutch oven (large oval pan w/ lid). Not sure why they call it that. You can boil stuff in it or try baking the ribs with some dry rub before browning on the grill. This was Emerald Inferno's process straight from the chef's mouth. Dare I say more tender?

Also, Noob_Shum = Jonathan = my older brother. Most of you have met him last summer at the Nat'l GTG Track Day at Second Creek Raceway. He was driving that red beast of a car - Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS-6. He sold the Trans Am (maybe still trying to sell it) and a Volvo 850 Turbo to get his S4.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 01, 2003, 03:01:12 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
I may have to leave a little early to go to the Olympics though...Drinking Olympics, that is...A prior party committment.  Everyone is invited if you are interested...let me know.


I might be down for that Dub....any details?  Of course I will have to be the referee...or the announcer as Jen likes to call me.

Andrew...what I may do is start boiling ribs here the night before...then just bring them over for grilling and "saucing".  How many racks should I get...I got 3 last time...seems like we will have more people there...maybe 6 racks?  Pat...how big is your grill?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 01, 2003, 03:05:25 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
How many racks should I get...I got 3 last time...seems like we will have more people there...maybe 6 racks?  Pat...how big is your grill?


I have the standard, full-size Weber charcoal grille.  Big enough, I guess.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 01, 2003, 03:46:55 PM
OK I will be coming up from the springs for this drive......
but someone is going to have to give me directions to the starting point as i do not, at this time, know my way around denver yet.....

thanks
~mike

PS
i will be bringing corona...but what kind of food do yall not have for the grubbin after?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 01, 2003, 03:49:02 PM
Quote from: "kt037"
OK I will be coming up from the springs for this drive......
but someone is going to have to give me directions to the starting point as i do not, at this time, know my way around denver yet.....

thanks
~mike

PS
i will be bringing corona...but what kind of food do yall not have for the grubbin after?


Yo yo yo-
You'll get there by taking 25 north to 470 west.  You'll actually come within a 1/4 mile of my house.  Wanna stop at my place on the way, drop off the beer/grub and caravan from there?

John Cougar Mellonpat
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 02, 2003, 12:28:29 AM
sure i can do that.....
i ll get directions to your house from mapquest drop off the refreshments and we can convoy to the meeting spot.....

be there around 9:30-9:45 am...is that cool?
~Mike
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 02, 2003, 03:38:12 AM
Mike...Pat's address is listed above...go to www.mapquest.com and type it in from your location, and you will get directions that way...and a nice little map that you can print out.  That is how most of us do it.  He also has his phone number listed incase you get lost.

As far as food...all I know is that i am bringing a kings portion of ribs...the rest is up to everyone else.

Pat...your grill will have to make do...the ribs will mostly be cooked...they just need a little "flash" grilling to set the sauce in and heat them up.

This should be a hoot. 8)
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: Noob_Shum on May 02, 2003, 06:31:15 AM
Going to try to get off of work early enough to meet up with you guys, but might not be able to till after the drive, we will see :) Will have my cell phone, and can try to get a hold of my brother and see if i can find you guys.

Jonathan
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 02, 2003, 08:03:12 AM
Quote from: "kt037"
sure i can do that.....
i ll get directions to your house from mapquest drop off the refreshments and we can convoy to the meeting spot.....

be there around 9:30-9:45 am...is that cool?
~Mike


PERFECT.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 02, 2003, 09:00:40 AM
Hmm.. i will have to decide what to bring.. was thinking of making my damn fine potato salad.. but even if I could anchor it down in a cooler in my trunk, it might be a potato milkshake after the drive.. ;) I will probably bring some other munchables too.. I'll rethink the potato salad or else come to Pat's house early too...
This is gonna be fun!
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 03, 2003, 05:42:41 PM
i can cook some deutsche heißkartoffelsalat.....or... gloße u. soße
 (german hot potaoe salad or bread stuffed potato dumplings with sauce)

let me know what you think......also i think i will bring hefe weissen instead of corona.....if that is ok w/ yall...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 04, 2003, 09:42:20 PM
Mike- that would be awesome... also convenient, cause you can drop it off at pat's house, and I won't have to drive down that far in the morning. I'll think of something else to bring. ;)
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 05, 2003, 07:37:17 AM
Quote from: "kt037"
i can cook some deutsche heißkartoffelsalat.....or... gloße u. soße
 (german hot potaoe salad or bread stuffed potato dumplings with sauce)

let me know what you think......also i think i will bring hefe weissen instead of corona.....if that is ok w/ yall...


 :oops: I think I just drooled all over my keyboard!

Sounds good!  I can boil some brats if anyone is interested, let me know...

Jon, as for the Drinking Olympics, this friend of mine and Jen's is putting it on.  Actually a couple, Brian and Julie.

It involves a lot of drinking (obviously), but they throw in sports like kickball where you start of with a full beer and you have to finish it before you reach home...that's just an example.

Everyone is invited and people will be showing up all day so we can go over after we've had our way with Pat and his new single person pad...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 05, 2003, 01:41:03 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"


Sounds good!  I can boil some brats if anyone is interested, let me know...


That sounds good Dub...those were awesome at the DZ thing
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 05, 2003, 01:47:52 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"


Sounds good!  I can boil some brats if anyone is interested, let me know...


That sounds good Dub...those were awesome at the DZ thing


You got my vote.  I'll take care of the desert.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 05, 2003, 01:53:14 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

You got my vote.  I'll take care of the desert.


What about the apple pie thing I mentioned on Saturday...you still want me to get one of those?...or leave it all up to you?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 05, 2003, 01:56:37 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

You got my vote.  I'll take care of the desert.


What about the apple pie thing I mentioned on Saturday...you still want me to get one of those?...or leave it all up to you?


Doh!  Forgot about that, JK.  Yeah, get the pie.  Pie good.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: shummer on May 05, 2003, 01:58:20 PM
What do you guys want me to bring other than the noise? Soft drinks?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 05, 2003, 02:00:50 PM
Just as long as no one molests the apple pie ;)

I'll bring a bunch of Coor.

What else can I bring? Soda as well? Some prostitutes?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 05, 2003, 07:40:04 PM
sounds like a great day....

we are gonna drive moddeified german cars speeding through twisted mountain curves, go back sit down and laugh over german beer, and eat german food......(now if only i had a german wife for the night)

I can't wait....
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 05, 2003, 09:16:08 PM
hey question for all of yall,
 i was just chatting with some friends and remebered the drive after the last time i came to denver... and then the "swingin' and swervin" time i had driving home.....plus I know myself....
I HAVE TO ASK.
is there a hotel somewhat near where we will be having the grub/beer after the drive that i can taxi to....

just in case slight-Inebriation sets in?

thanks,
~Mike
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 06, 2003, 12:11:27 AM
Quote from: "shummer"
What do you guys want me to bring other than the noise?


Andrew...don't forget the phunk :P

Jay, bring some soda if you don't mind...you know me...

Pat...Pie is covered, and don't worry Jay, it will be a "clean" apple pie :twisted:
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 06, 2003, 07:41:48 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"


Jay, bring some soda if you don't mind...you know me...



Damn lush.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: WendyDarling on May 06, 2003, 08:02:12 AM
Mike I'm not familiar with Pat's neck of the woods, but I'm sure he'll chime in soon...good idea to have a plan just in case, like you said.  I'm glad you're taking the time to come with us!

~Wendy
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 06, 2003, 08:07:53 AM
There are definitely some places you can hang at.  As a matter of fact, if you join us for the drinking olympics, bring a sleeping bag and crash there with the rest of us...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 06, 2003, 09:46:21 AM
So I am having trouble thinking what to bring that fits our theme... I am loving the German theme here and everything.. but I make some kick-ass fresh salsa and also a mean habanero queso dip... I could make those, bring some chips.. maybe some cookies too... what do you guys think?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 06, 2003, 10:01:33 AM
I am a non-culturally-discriminating eater.  I eat it all...Bring on the hot stuff, hot stuff...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 06, 2003, 10:15:55 AM
Quote from: "UberGrrl"
So I am having trouble thinking what to bring that fits our theme... I am loving the German theme here and everything.. but I make some kick-ass fresh salsa and also a mean habanero queso dip... I could make those, bring some chips.. maybe some cookies too... what do you guys think?


I would love to have something from this special salsa. I love spicy food.

Microphone Mikrophon-Ich have much of the area for you at my place. I hope, at home to sleep this night, since I rise the following mornings to the ski or to the bicycle. I get mean sleeping bag straight if. If everyone liked to drive otherwise ski or, bicycle informed me on Sunday.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: WendyDarling on May 06, 2003, 10:32:01 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Quote from: "UberGrrl"
So I am having trouble thinking what to bring that fits our theme... I am loving the German theme here and everything.. but I make some kick-ass fresh salsa and also a mean habanero queso dip... I could make those, bring some chips.. maybe some cookies too... what do you guys think?


I would love to have something from this special salsa. I love spicy food.

Microphone Mikrophon-Ich have much of the area for you at my place. I hope, at home to sleep this night, since I rise the following mornings to the ski or to the bicycle. I get mean sleeping bag straight if. If everyone liked to drive otherwise ski or, bicycle informed me on Sunday.


for crying out loud Pat you never quit do you...hahahahaha you funny mang  :lol:
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 06, 2003, 10:46:05 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

I would love to have something from this special salsa. I love spicy food.

Microphone Mikrophon-Ich have much of the area for you at my place. I hope, at home to sleep this night, since I rise the following mornings to the ski or to the bicycle. I get mean sleeping bag straight if. If everyone liked to drive otherwise ski or, bicycle informed me on Sunday.


Tyrone...? Is that you honey?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 06, 2003, 11:02:13 AM
Dang mang!  Woo-woo!

Pat, we really need to get that whistle tip installed for you don't we?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 06, 2003, 03:33:42 PM
join you for the drinking olimpics? what is that....

sound fun and interesting, and i am always down to do anything involving drinking, fast cars or women....

ill bring the old OD green  ECW fart sack.....keep me posted M'kay..

~Mike
oh yeah and hot salsa would be great!!!
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 03Indigo on May 06, 2003, 07:19:55 PM
Hey 2Pat...what time should I come over on Saturday to drop off the ribs and get them boiling?  930am sound good?  We will but them on a low simmer to keep them warm.  That should do it I think.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: WendyDarling on May 06, 2003, 08:58:17 PM
I'm thinkin' it might be good for me to bring my stuff down early too, you know these 10 AM Garage Days and Drives and GTGs kill me-can we ever have like a "noon" GTG so I can sleep off my hangover a bit  :lol: j/k...where the hell is the Morrison lot if I don't make it to Pat's early?  Is that where we're meeting?  It's late and I'm stupid...

Amanda girl you should have made German Chocolate Cake!  8O
(but I want salsa so another time perhaps)

Should I bring my cooler and some ice?

~Wen

I'll have a few radios for people to borrow also if need be.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 09:18:20 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Hey 2Pat...what time should I come over on Saturday to drop off the ribs and get them boiling?  930am sound good?  We will but them on a low simmer to keep them warm.  That should do it I think.


Any time after 8:00 is fine with me.  We should leave my place no later than 9:45 to make it to the T-Rex lot by 10:00.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 09:21:10 AM
Quote from: "Wendy Darling"
I'm thinkin' it might be good for me to bring my stuff down early too, you know these 10 AM Garage Days and Drives and GTGs kill me-can we ever have like a "noon" GTG so I can sleep off my hangover a bit  :lol: j/k...where the hell is the Morrison lot if I don't make it to Pat's early?  Is that where we're meeting?  It's late and I'm stupid...

Amanda girl you should have made German Chocolate Cake!  8O
(but I want salsa so another time perhaps)

Should I bring my cooler and some ice?

~Wen

I'll have a few radios for people to borrow also if need be.



You know, it sounds like there will be five cars at my place before we all planned to meet up by I-70 and Morrison.  How would everyone feel about meeting at my place, since half of us will be there around 9:30 anyway?
There should be plenty of place in my freshly-cleaned fridge.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 07, 2003, 10:24:13 AM
I don't care... We can meet there, then I can drop off my sheeit too and wont' have it rolling around my car for the drive.

I just don't know where you expect all of us to park...?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 10:27:09 AM
Quote from: "UberGrrl"
I don't care... We can meet there, then I can drop off my sheeit too and wont' have it rolling around my car for the drive.

I just don't know where you expect all of us to park...?


There aren't many places to park in the lot, but there's a lot of room right there on the street.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: shummer on May 07, 2003, 11:00:31 AM
Pat,

I'll be at your place Saturday morning between 9:30 and 9:45. That's closer for me anyway.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 12:43:58 PM
The Dinosaur LotS are at the Morrison Rd./I-70 intersection.  There are four lots there (T-Rex, Brontosaurus, etc).  The one on the NE corner is the T-Rex lot.  I'm trying to find a drive west or southwest of my place, so driving up to T-Rex from my place, then back south would be silly.  That said, I don't yet have a road picked out.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 01:03:37 PM
A guy on the Rocky Moutain forum suggested going out 285 to Aspen Park, then going towards Pine.  Anyone know this?  I think it sounds pretty good!  I know there are a few other roads heading south from 285 near there, too.  Your comments and suggestions are requested.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 07, 2003, 01:09:53 PM
I used to ride my motorcycle out that way years ago, when 285 was less crowded (has it ever been?) :).

 Of course you couldn't give me money to remember anything about it.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 01:11:59 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
I used to ride my motorcycle out that way years ago, when 285 was less crowded (has it ever been?) :).

 Of course you couldn't give me money to remember anything about it.


Funny you should say that.  The guy that suggested it on AW said that's where he used to ride his motorcyle, too.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 07, 2003, 01:23:09 PM
Yeah, I have done a lot of camping in the Kenosha Pass area and that is a good drive, but there may be traffic on that road.  Really there will be for any road around, but that one is high on the 5-0 totem pole...if you know what I mean...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 07, 2003, 01:30:00 PM
Well Kenosha is quite a bit past Apen Park/Pine, there are a lot of 5-0 in Apen Park, but that's primarily on 285.  Of course like I said, it's been quite some time since I veered off 285 in that area.  I wish i could remember this one route, it really kicked ass.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 07, 2003, 01:37:34 PM
Check that!  I've got a buddy that works for the power company down in that area that drives those roads all of the time.

Let me give him a call and see if he has any recommendations...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 07, 2003, 01:40:25 PM
Hell yeah! Also see if he can hook me up with some free power.  I'm really jonzin
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 07, 2003, 03:51:59 PM
Does anyone know the roads in this area?  I think it has good potential, as there aren't many people out there and it's really close to my place.

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Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 08, 2003, 07:31:31 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
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Yeah, right!

That's the area we were talking about.  There are plenty of areas back there that my buddy Brooks drives all of the time.  I called him at home, but he is notoriously bad at returning phone calls, so I'm going to bug him all day today on his cell and see if he can hook us up...
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: velo on May 08, 2003, 10:18:28 AM
How about a loop from Pat's area West to Phillipsburg, North to Twin Forks/Tiny Town area, then cruise back to Pat's down 470?  I don't know what the roads are like at all down there, maybe that would be too long of a drive.  Maybe just in the Phillipsburg area would be enuf.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 09, 2003, 09:57:21 AM
If anyone has any extra folding/camping chairs please bring a few.  I have four chairs for the table, a couch and big chair.  It might be a good idea for those coming to my place before the drive to just leave 'em at my condo so they're not shifting around in the trunk during the drive.
BTW, is everyone meeting at my place now?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 09, 2003, 10:01:37 AM
I guess we are, i need to get on the ball.  Also, do we have a contingency plan based on weather?  It may be snowing in the morning.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 09, 2003, 10:08:16 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
I guess we are, i need to get on the ball.  Also, do we have a contingency plan based on weather?  It may be snowing in the morning.


Contingency plaan....contiginency plaannnn....
Hmm.  Well, I'm just fine with driving wet roads.  Snow is no good, but I don't think it'll be snowing at 10 or 11, depending on how deep into the mountains we get.  I guess the worst-case scenario would be gilling and drinking at my place.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 09, 2003, 10:23:19 AM
Well me concern isn't so much wet roads as it is potentially wet roads and newly painted lines...I can still recall seeing the aftermath of that last fall.

I'm not too worried, I just wanted to make sure we would have enough alcohol to get f'd up on if I had to drink all day instead of just the afternoon ;)
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: DenverPat on May 09, 2003, 10:24:43 AM
For those alcoholics in the group, a lika sto is a short ten-minute stumble from mah crib.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 09, 2003, 10:59:05 AM
Uh yeah.. if it's slick out tomorrow i.e. snowing, I'm gonna skip it. I don't want to kiss a mountain.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: RobD on May 09, 2003, 05:27:55 PM
W - I have to pass on the ride in your car if Im going to get a few things done on the van.  Drink one for me.
Rob
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: RobD on May 09, 2003, 05:28:20 PM
W - I have to pass on the ride in your car if Im going to get a few things done on the van.  Drink one for me.
Rob
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: Noob_Shum on May 09, 2003, 07:59:13 PM
Will be working till 10 or 10:30, then will call my brother to see what everyone is up to :) Don't mind driving in the rain, but snow might not be so fun since I just took my snow tires off and according to tire rack, these tires aren't too hot in the snow ;)
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: UberGrrl on May 09, 2003, 08:20:03 PM
So snow is in the forecast, they said on the news "Denver will wake up to snow" which means it'll be even more in the mountainous areas. If I wake up and it's not bright and sunny, then I will just see you guys at VWOTG. I also am feeling kind of shitty and hoping after I get some zzzs that I will feel fit to drive. If I had to drive tonight I'd be in bad shape. I'll call one of you guys (Pat, Winston) in the morning and let you know if I'm not coming so you don't wait up for me.
Title: Still on!?
Post by: HawkmanA4 on May 10, 2003, 08:52:37 AM
Are we still on for the drive today :P ?
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 10, 2003, 11:46:56 AM
I know you guys are, I'm out for the drive, but would still like to come by and BBQ.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: kt037 on May 10, 2003, 08:11:39 PM
what happened with the drive and the BBQ?

 i could not come i got my parts for my A4 in on friday afternoon (2pm) and went to install the things.....due to 2 seized bolts that had to be drilled out, and a few other minor problems, well, we'll just say the damn thing is STILL on jackstands I worked on it till 1am last night and all day today, i gave up for today, and will be at it again in the morning.
~Mike

really regret selling my air compressor and pneumatic tool set now!!!
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: Noob_Shum on May 10, 2003, 09:25:29 PM
Had a lot of fun :) Was my first drive / BBQ with you all and it was a blast.

We started out BBQ ing first, and had some amazing ribs thanks to Jon and some sort of salad from Wendy which was also awesome. After eating and everyone groaning from eating too much, we went on our drive, but someone will have to explain where we went, because I have never been out that way before :)

Thanks again for letting me join you guys and gals, hope to see you all around for more fun stuff!

Sorry to hear about your car man :( That does not sound like fun at all! Hope you are back and runnin' soon.

Jonathan
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: Noob_Shum on May 11, 2003, 09:59:56 AM
Oh yeah, thank you Pat for letting us gather / play / eat / hang at your pad :) I am looking forward to more drives / gatherings if I can make them.

Jonathan
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: shummer on May 11, 2003, 10:20:04 AM
I didn't make it to the bbq, but the drive was intense! I guess everyone ate lunch first to let the snow melt off the roads. By 2pm, all the major roads (i.e. Sante Fe) and highways were dry.

We headed towards Deckers for the first 1/2 of the ride. Very curvy and dry road. It was a hoot. It dead ended into a dirt road which we took for ~7 miles. Shortly after that, we connected up to 285. That's when things got hairy.

We took Deer Creek Rd. and Deer Creek Canyon Rd. Very wet and lots of gravel which made for a pretty scary ride (especially as a passenger). We eventually connected up to Wadsworth and C-470 and back to Pat's house. Very good route except for the dirt roads.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 11, 2003, 11:38:26 AM
I agree, it was a fun drive, the dirt roads sucked, but you couldn't have enjoyed that scenery doing 80 ;)

All I know is that for Jonathan and I the drive started off sketchy as we both fishtailed doing a U-Turn on Wadsworth, now his S4 I could maybe see, all wheel drive, but my FWD Passat!? Nonetheless it felt cool and I bet it looked sweet ;).

This was the first drive witht eh suspension, chip, wheels and tires and I can only say tres bon, it kicked butt.  It did get squirly in the canyon on that wet gravel, but it was still fun.

We can chalk this up as our first successful group drive sense the hotani incident last fall.
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 11, 2003, 04:23:50 PM
It was a great day!

We started off going to Lamar's until we could figure out what we wanted to do, then we decided to BBQ once a few more people showed up.  

Needless to say, with the doughnuts and the big BBQ lunch, we were full afterwards.  By about noon, the roads were looking good.  So we got Andrew and Jay to meet us then we took off.

Literally, we were moving from the word go!  We cruised down Santa Fe to Sedalia, then took 67 towards Deckers.  At the South Platte River, we went back along the (supposedly only 5 miles, but felt a lot longer!) dirt road, and back up some windy roads to 285...

After that, I forgot the name of the road we took (Highpoint?) and that made for some fun driving too.

All in all, it was a great time and I got to test out the suspension with the new wheels and tires for the first time, and they are great!

I have some pictures, which I will post to the Gallery and link here as soon as I get them...

See ya!
Title: Group drive / BBQ Saturday, May 10th
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 11, 2003, 08:40:49 PM
I can't wait to see the pics Winston! Unfortunately the Gallery is in a bit of an upheaval right now, I am trying to get it to work on this host and it is abeing a little crabby, hopefully iy will be resolved soon.

In the mean time you can e-mail me the pics and I can host them until I get the Gallery working again...or something like that ;).