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No./Ca. folks- How bout a Napa drive day on the 8th of June?

Post by Da_Hose » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:13 am

Hey people. The few of us that got together today got to talking about a larger drive event. I sincerely hope that we will have a Sharkfest in September of this year, but that is just too doggone long to wait for a get together. :-k

So then, I propose a drive day on the second weekend in June (Sat. June 8th). I have mapped out a route here in Napa County that would take us from the College on the far edge of town, up around my favorite roads in the area and stop off at Calistoga for lunch. The proposed route is linked below.

http://goo.gl/maps/LgMdt

The drive time would be about 1.5 hours, so if we got started at 10:00, that would land us in Calistoga right around lunch time. I thought it might be a fun summer type of thing to hit a barbecue place called Buster's.

http://busterssouthernbbq.com/?page_id=14

Buster moved to Calistoga from Oakland a while back, where he learned to make some damned tasty (and spicy if you like it) barbecue. There are lots of other options as well, but he has enough parking for around 15 or so cars on his lot and plenty of additional parking nearby. If we wanted to hit a more formal dining location, Calistoga certainly has plenty of those.

If we want to drive a little longer before lunch, we could also do a circle through Calistoga and head back up Highway 29 to St. Helena for a bite at what used to be a historical type place called Taylor's Refresher. It has since changed names and menu, but folks say it is still serving tasty burgers and other fare. It has an outdoor seating area and really has a "California summer day out" vibe to it as well.

After lunch, we could break and head home, or we could run the route in reverse for the diehard MUST DRIVE ALL DAY types.

I'm thinking I could cross pollinate this to the Bimmerforums 6er area and invite those folks too.

So here are the questions. Are we up for a June 8th drive? Are we down to chow down on some barbecue in Calistoga?

Holla back, yo! :wink:

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Post by Tinkerer007 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:33 pm

Looks like fun.

Are radar detectors recommended? :-)
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Post by Da_Hose » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:26 pm

We usually do fine round here without detectors. Sometimes they can help on the main highway or Silverado Trail, but I haven't felt the need to add one (knock on wood).

I ran the back side from Fairfield to Napa once with a crowd from Bimmerforums (a few years ago) and we had three groups. The slow group, the get a ticket group and the get arrested group. I was in the middle of the lead group. While it was entertaining, I have not engaged in such "tom foolery" since. Just not worth it.

I'm too old to ask my wife to come bail me and my buddies out ..... anymore. :wink:

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Post by BMW187 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:39 pm

Count me in.

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Post by Da_Hose » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:16 am

Ok, then. Looks its three of us so far. Let's see how many others want to play.

I'll get this advertised to the Bimmerforums 6 series guys and see if they want to join in.

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Post by M5Greg » Sat May 04, 2013 12:02 am

This sounds like fun. I'll try to make it.

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Post by Da_Hose » Sun May 12, 2013 6:31 am

Just giving the event a bump for all to see. I haven't had anyone request changes so we will say that the suggested route is a go.

Anyone else wanna confirm they are coming?

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Post by Da_Hose » Wed May 29, 2013 5:53 am

Here is another bump. We are less than two weeks away from the 8th. Is everyone ready? Any newcomers not see this before and want to confirm they can meet on the 8th?

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Post by kronus » Thu May 30, 2013 4:48 pm

I might make this.
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Post by Da_Hose » Thu May 30, 2013 11:23 pm

Sweet!

It would be great to see you there (here), Dimitriy.

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Post by kronus » Fri May 31, 2013 12:11 am

I'll try to make it! I was sad to miss you guys last time :(
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Post by BMW187 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:07 pm

I WILL be there.

Can't wait - this is going to be good.

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Post by Da_Hose » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:25 am

It should be a very fun and sunny day. My cousin's husband will be coming with me.

For those of you who like to be VERY prepared, I have a pair of GMRS radios. They are set to channel 4 and CTCSS privacy code 11. I can change them to regular channel 4, if you bring radios that don't have CTCSS.

See everyone on Saturday!!! 8)

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Post by Da_Hose » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:59 pm

Bumpitty, bump!!

See you guys on Saturday. 8)

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Post by Tinkerer007 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:12 pm

I will not be able to make this as my boy's baseball team is having a season end party (and I am one of the coaches).

I will miss meeting you guys.

Have fun.

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Post by kronus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:22 pm

Turns out I have to be down in Belmont by noon on Saturday to take delivery of a motor...

I'm thinking I might come up at 10 to meet you guys, but won't go for the drive.
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Post by Da_Hose » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:41 pm

Bummer, Bob. Is it just me and 187 taking a quick little runaround? I have two more folks from Bimmerforums that said they wanted to go. Confirming that today.

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Jose, please leave me a phone number . . .

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:43 pm

...on a PM or E:Mail #-o

Sorry, but it would hardly be worth it with even just 3 of us :oops:

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Post by Da_Hose » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Not a problem Bobbo. I will enjoy the drive and BBQ by myself if I have to (twist my arm - :P )

Still going, 187? That BBQ place is pretty rockin!

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Post by BMW187 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:00 am

I WILL be there! For sure.
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Post by Da_Hose » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:51 am

Awesome. See you at the college at 10:00. Address there is 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway. I will be at the South end of the parking lot. If you take a left at Streblow, take the first right (James Diemer drive). Follow it around to the right and after the big building (the Library) I will park right at the first entrance. If you pass the bus stop, you just blew by me. :-)

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Post by BMW187 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:18 pm

On my way now, Jose. See you at 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy at 10:00 am!
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Post by kronus » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:40 pm

Sorry folks, not making it, engine dropoff schedule changed...
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Post by Da_Hose » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:53 pm

Well Dimitriy .... I guess I'll have to eat a rib and drink a beer for you. :-)

Im here waiting for 187 (Tony?) and we will just have to be greedy with our good day in the Valley.

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Post by BMW187 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:33 am

Awesome day and an awesome drive!

Loved every minute of it.

Thanks, Jose, for setting it up.

Can't wait for the next one!
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