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It doesn't matter if this weather improves or not, we're going to host an open invite event. We have a route planned out with stopping points for people to meet

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Old 05-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It doesn't matter if this weather improves or not, we're going to host an open invite event. We have a route planned out with stopping points for people to meet and catch up in case the group gets separated.

Tentative date is set for May 31st, Saturday. Clear your calendars or set them for this event!

Once we do the preliminary drive, we'll post up details with maps and a list of participants and answer any questions you may have.

Plan on at least 4 hours out of your day for this.

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We have a route! Some of us drove the roads today. The morning was great. Unfortunately for an incident, we will need to reinforce the road rules and urge people to be careful and respect the road and others.

Stay tuned for updates on where we plan on going and what not. I think we'll be handing out a list of way points so people who get separated know where to go next and meet up with the crew.
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Let us now details as it gets closer...approaching 20k on the roadster...
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Basic route will be to start by meeting up in Bloomington near the 28th Ave Park and Ride. I figure this will be central enough for everyone in the cities to meet up. From there, we will hand out sheets with the way points and phone #'s if possible so no one will feel left behind or get lost.

We'll have a few stops along the route so everyone can catch up and rest their legs.

We will definitely be driving in Wisconsin and found an awesome stretch of road that will put a smile on everyone's face. Eventually, we'll cross over and drive Hwy 60 and come out on Hwy 52.
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Is the "28th Ave park and ride" the light rail station @ Mall of America? Um don't get out much I guess
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Yeah, it's the 1st station once you leave the MOA. I know you're in Red Wing, which is a huge detour for you. If you're not up to driving from here, maybe you can meet us in Prescott or another point that I've selected as a break area.
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Sounds good just let me know when to expect the group...
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I will post up the route within the next couple of days!

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Okay, here's the route. Be ready for at least a 3 hour trip. Keep in mind that some people are driving their "babies" and/or new or collector cars, so please don't do anything stupid or disrespectful.

We've driven the route and picked some spots to pull over and wait for anyone who may have been separated from the group because of other traffic. We plan on printing out the list and handing them out, but you can also copy and paste and print this stuff.

0900: Start by meeting in the parking lot at American Blvd and 30th (just east of the MOA).

Leave by 0930 and take 494 east to Hwy 61, go south to Hwy 10 and proceed towards Prescott, WI.

Next stop: Point Douglas Park just outside Prescott. We will wait 10 minutes for everyone before we leave again. This park is on the left side of the road, and we have to enter and exit across traffic, so please be careful.

Drive Hwy 35 south from Prescott for at least 15-20 minutes until we get to Co Rd A where we take a left.

Co Rd A is a beautiful 2 lane road with some farm houses there. It's a short road before we arrive at Hwy 10.

Hwy 10 east (right) to Co Rd CC (turn right to go south). This starts out as a nice, long straight before it becomes a lot of left/right turns at intersections and what not. Eventually, we'll end up in Pepin, WI.

Rest stop at Pepin Depot Museum on Hwy 35. I think we'll wait a little longer here since there is a bathroom at this rest stop.

Proceed from Pepin to Nelson, WI. I love this part because we drive through the lowlands of the river valley and then drive across a bridge.

Across the bridge is Wabasha, MN. We drive through town to get back on the highway, so keep an eye out for those signs to take you to Hwy 51. In town, we take a left on 4th Grant Blvd, right on Allegheny, then right on Hiawatha.

Outside of Wabasha is our favorite rest stop for refreshments: Dairy Queen! This is self explanatory, but I don't want to spend too much time here.

After the DQ pit stop, we'll go south on 61 for a minute before turning right onto Hwy 60. This is the long stretch with a lot of curves, hills, switchbacks, and straightaways. Use common sense and rely on your driving skills that you've honed over the years from all those classes and events to be safe. We'll be going through small villages, and there's a lot of traffic on this road.

Eventually, we'll end up on Hwy 52. We can stop in Zumbro Falls for a rest stop and gas if we agree on this during our drive. We can play it by ear.

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Bring a full tank of gas and some water or w/e you like to drink to keep hydrated.
Be respectful of the road rules and each other.
If you must take videos and pics, use a passenger or GoPro or w/e is safe.
Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for your buddies in the group.
Have fun and enjoy the scenery!
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So this is for sure happening on Saturday?
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I'm planning on it! Looking forward to the drive.
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Looks like there will be some storms, but I'm going if I wake up and it's sunny and dry out. When we drove the route, there was possible weather but it went around us.
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