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pseto
12-01-2009, 11:03 AM
Anyone wanna do some fun, winter driving? Our Winter Tour is scheduled for Sat, Dec 12th. Registration is currently open and for more details please see the link below.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?view=details&id=224%3Awinter-tour&option=com_eventlist

Please note that registration is required via motorsportreg.com (our new registration system)and members are responsible for their own costs.

Highflyr777
12-01-2009, 02:22 PM
I'd like to go maybe but registration isn't working for me at least the link isn't.

Wes


Nevermind

pseto
12-01-2009, 04:15 PM
I'd like to go maybe but registration isn't working for me at least the link isn't.

Wes


Nevermind

definitely an epic fail

pseto
12-02-2009, 10:21 AM
anyone else up for another pie run? there's a whole days worth of good food and fun driving, how is that not fun!!!

1M3ANM3
12-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Just signed up. Hope the snow holds off!!!:wink:

pseto
12-07-2009, 06:34 PM
weather forecast looks clear and sunny (but cold). sign up now for a fun day of driving some great roads :)

pseto
12-09-2009, 11:51 AM
we're way past 40 people signed up for Saturday's Winter Tour...anyone else up for some fun winter driving?

register ASAP!!!

pseto
12-09-2009, 03:17 PM
if anyone in MD is interested in a caravan to Occoquan, we can leave from either the College Park Ikea or Montgomery Mall. any takers?

Uber-Goober
12-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Montg Mall works

Highflyr777
12-09-2009, 04:18 PM
if anyone in MD is interested in a caravan to Occoquan, we can leave from either the College Park Ikea or Montgomery Mall. any takers?

How about from your house?

Garrett W
12-09-2009, 04:28 PM
I'm down to meet at mont mall or Ikea

RamaVR6
12-09-2009, 05:07 PM
How many people does the Caravan seat? Does it have the turbo motor?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shHpDJvHf74

Lookin' good!
:)

pseto
12-09-2009, 05:49 PM
How many people does the Caravan seat? Does it have the turbo motor?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shHpDJvHf74

Lookin' good!
:)

lol, thats awesome

Highflyr777
12-09-2009, 06:19 PM
How many people does the Caravan seat? Does it have the turbo motor?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shHpDJvHf74

Lookin' good!
:)


:eek: That's a nice sleeper

TomRogers
12-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Montgomery Mall works for me.

Highflyr777
12-10-2009, 08:04 AM
I think I would prefer the Ikea only b/c I know nothing about Montgomery Mall. Don't even know where it is.

RamaVR6
12-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Last year I took the van but with all the twists and turns on the route, when I got home, all the pies I bought were ruined!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPJz_RFzzI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPJz_RFzzI)

This year I’m taking the BMW.

Jeff

pseto
12-10-2009, 10:32 AM
I think I would prefer the Ikea only b/c I know nothing about Montgomery Mall. Don't even know where it is.

you're on a roll with another EPIC FAIL!!!! lol

i'm leaning towards Montgomery Mall, so you can always meet me at my house

DoNDoN
12-10-2009, 10:50 AM
Are you guys going to be passing Tysons? If so I will be waiting for you guys on the side of the road. Just give me an approximate time you will be in that area.

Highflyr777
12-10-2009, 11:28 AM
Don I doubt it. 295 will be much faster for us up north.

DoNDoN
12-10-2009, 11:29 AM
Don I doubt it. 295 will be much faster for us up north.

Not if you're meeting in Montgomery Mall.

FAIL!!! :tongue:

pseto
12-10-2009, 11:54 AM
Not if you're meeting in Montgomery Mall.

FAIL!!! :tongue:

lol

pseto
12-10-2009, 02:49 PM
OK, I'll make the executive decision to meet at Montgomery Mall at 6:45a and we'll leave promptly at 7am (damn, is the sun even out then?).

We meet at the gas station at the corner of Westlake Dr and Demcracy Blvd (I believe its a Shell). Please add yourself to the list below if you plan to meet me, otherwise I'll just head straight to Occaquan.

Montgomery Mall caravan to Occaquan
1. pseto
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Highflyr777
12-10-2009, 03:21 PM
shit see I told you I didn't know where it was. Paul I'll be at your house by 6:15?

pseto
12-10-2009, 03:44 PM
shit see I told you I didn't know where it was. Paul I'll be at your house by 6:15?

ok...hopefully that won't be an epic fail either

Coupenut
12-10-2009, 04:39 PM
I'll see you at the gas station.

Highflyr777
12-10-2009, 04:51 PM
ok...hopefully that won't be an epic fail either



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA funny! :rolleyes:

pseto
12-11-2009, 10:10 AM
last bump to signup for tomorrow's Winter Tour. Weather forecast is sunny and cold...EXCELLENT FOR DRIVING!!!!!

Please get in your pie and meat orders, and if you wanna caravan from MD, see the previous posts.

330x
12-11-2009, 02:11 PM
OK, I'll make the executive decision to meet at Montgomery Mall at 6:45a and we'll leave promptly at 7am (damn, is the sun even out then?).

We meet at the gas station at the corner of Westlake Dr and Demcracy Blvd (I believe its a Shell). Please add yourself to the list below if you plan to meet me, otherwise I'll just head straight to Occaquan.

Montgomery Mall caravan to Occaquan
1. pseto
2.
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4.
5.

I should be there by 7. But don't wait. I have pie and meat orders in. Had to clean out the trunk to get the coolers in. Doing my bit to support the economy of Virginia.

TomRogers
12-11-2009, 09:13 PM
OK, I'll make the executive decision to meet at Montgomery Mall at 6:45a and we'll leave promptly at 7am (damn, is the sun even out then?).

We meet at the gas station at the corner of Westlake Dr and Demcracy Blvd (I believe its a Shell). Please add yourself to the list below if you plan to meet me, otherwise I'll just head straight to Occaquan.

Montgomery Mall caravan to Occaquan
1. pseto
2.
3.
4.
5.
See you at 6:45

Garrett W
12-11-2009, 11:53 PM
OK, I'll make the executive decision to meet at Montgomery Mall at 6:45a and we'll leave promptly at 7am (damn, is the sun even out then?).

We meet at the gas station at the corner of Westlake Dr and Demcracy Blvd (I believe its a Shell). Please add yourself to the list below if you plan to meet me, otherwise I'll just head straight to Occaquan.

Montgomery Mall caravan to Occaquan
1. pseto
2.
3.
4.
5.

See you at 6:45 (damn that's early!:frown:)

1M3ANM3
12-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Just got back from the tour. The roads were awesome!!!!! :cool: had a great time. Food was good too.
Hope the PoPo didn't quite figure out just who he was looking for as we arrived at the second winery. With all those Bimmers it looked like he was a bit confused :confused:.

Fernando

Highflyr777
12-12-2009, 06:23 PM
Man, this was a blast. Can't wait till the next one. Food was amazing as was the company.

TomRogers
12-12-2009, 07:04 PM
Thanks for setting up the tour! We had a blast!

Great trip, great meal, met some really nice people. Looking forward to the next trip.

Thanks again

Garrett W
12-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Man, that was fun. Enjoyed the people, the roads, the cars, the food, the beautiful scenery . . .

Looking forward to the next one.

Uber-Goober
12-12-2009, 08:59 PM
Awesome tour, great food, great people, great roads.

Trying to keep up with Algie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMqoY2QivfM

I screwed up the sound, hence music instead. Spaghetti with ice patch start at 6:30.

thotts
12-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks for a great day! I had a blast driving through the countryside. As everyone else said, great food and wine, too!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the next one.

- Gina -

pseto
12-13-2009, 11:15 AM
definitely a great time yesterday. thanks to Algie for planning the awesome route, great lunch, and excellent wineries. some of those roads had my heart pounding with excitement; good thing there werent many cars coming in the other directions.

it was also great to see/meet some new people and hopefully they'll come out to more events, like Thursday's social in Rockville (shameless plug :))

philrodo
12-13-2009, 11:35 AM
We had a great time too. Thanks for planning and organizing the drive, Algie. The drive was fascinating, the food at the Bavarian chef reminded me of the years I lived in Germany, and the winery visit was interesting.

Unfortunately, I got a call on our way to the second winery and had to head back to go to the office. As we went by the second winery we noticed all the commotion with the local cops. What happened? I hope no one got in trouble.

Best regards, Phil

bimmer325imt
12-13-2009, 11:52 AM
That's messed up. Chrysler had a great product. Wow being so used to rwd vs fwd. It looks weird.

pseto
12-13-2009, 02:21 PM
for those who passed on the bacon at the meat place, it was probably the best i've ever had. thick cut, lots of meat, and wonderful flavor. i'll be throwing the ribeyes on the grill tomorrow night.

anyone remember what the woman said about who long to cook each side? i know she said to grill them frozen and to not thaw, but dont remember how long to sear each side

Garrett W
12-13-2009, 04:46 PM
for those who passed on the bacon at the meat place, it was probably the best i've ever had. thick cut, lots of meat, and wonderful flavor. i'll be throwing the ribeyes on the grill tomorrow night.

anyone remember what the woman said about who long to cook each side? i know she said to grill them frozen and to not thaw, but dont remember how long to sear each side

Had some pie last night - loved it.
Had some of that bacon this AM, - I agree, simply DELICIOUS!

The meat lady said:

Throw the frozen meat on a hot grill and

Rare: 3 min per side, then 4 min per side

Pink: add 4 min per side

pseto
12-13-2009, 05:02 PM
Had some pie last night - loved it.
Had some of that bacon this AM, - I agree, simply DELICIOUS!

The meat lady said:

Throw the frozen meat on a hot grill and

Rare: 3 min per side, then 4 min per side

Pink: add 4 min per side

thanks Garrett

MGN33RD
12-13-2009, 08:07 PM
We had a great time too. Thanks for planning and organizing the drive, Algie. The drive was fascinating, the food at the Bavarian chef reminded me of the years I lived in Germany, and the winery visit was interesting.

Unfortunately, I got a call on our way to the second winery and had to head back to go to the office. As we went by the second winery we noticed all the commotion with the local cops. What happened? I hope no one got in trouble.

Best regards, Phil

Im curious as to what happened also!

bimmernupe
12-13-2009, 08:46 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kudos on the tour. Despite my procrastination in getting the word out the turn out was still impressive (21 cars). The next one will be back to Catoctin Mountain Orchard will be in January hopefully. Just looked at their site and the close Feb - May. Nice part is the route is planned already. Just need to source a indoor start point. Lesson learned from last year.

And Mark I thought that was a camera mounted to the mirror.

Uber-Goober
12-14-2009, 12:15 PM
I had a brain fart on the first leg and forgot to record, but am glad I got the second leg which was extremely enjoyable...only part that sucks is that the video seems slower than reality and it cannot capture human pulse...

1M3ANM3
12-14-2009, 04:54 PM
...only part that sucks is that the video seems slower than reality and it cannot capture human pulse...

Next time try placing the camera on your front bumper. I've used this set up several times during HPDE's and the speed sensation is much better.

Fernando

Uber-Goober
12-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Reeeeeally? I will give it a shot. Where did you mount yours, front tow hook?

1M3ANM3
12-14-2009, 09:17 PM
I used a bullet cam which I had taped to the bumper. It was hooked up to a camcorder in my glove box. I'll see if I can find some old video and post it so you can see what it looks like.

Garrett W
12-14-2009, 09:28 PM
OMG, just inhaled a Wilson Farms porterhouse fresh off the grill. WOW, that's damn good stuff!

pseto
12-14-2009, 10:17 PM
OMG, just inhaled a Wilson Farms porterhouse fresh off the grill. WOW, that's damn good stuff!

cool, i had a change of plans and made jambalaya with the andouille sausages i bought. it was excellent. i'll fire up the grill for the ribeyes on Wed night.

Uber-Goober
12-15-2009, 07:07 AM
I used a bullet cam which I had taped to the bumper. It was hooked up to a camcorder in my glove box. I'll see if I can find some old video and post it so you can see what it looks like.



For sure, if you find something I would love to see the vid...thanks.

DoNDoN
12-15-2009, 11:38 AM
I was the one that was pulled over at the winery. I have not commented about it because I was waiting for my arraignment today. Well the prosecution dropped my case because of officer not having clear evidence of what really happened. I got lucky and I am thankful for that. Time to move on.

Uber-Goober
12-15-2009, 12:15 PM
Do not be surprised if a cop gets mad after you eat his donut, they tend to get pissed over stuff like that, lucky for you, you licked your fingers, hence leaving no evidence behind... ;)

Highflyr777
12-15-2009, 12:23 PM
do not be surprised if a cop gets mad after you eat his donut, they tend to get pissed over stuff like that, lucky for you, you licked your fingers, hence leaving no evidence behind... ;)



lmao!!!!!

1M3ANM3
12-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Ok, I couldn't find my old videos but here is a similar angle off of Youtube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMKRz5tlA6I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMKRz5tlA6I)

Highflyr777
12-15-2009, 03:15 PM
I have some video from GoPro mounted on the bumper in one of the AutoX's. I have a wide angle so perception of speed is off a lil. I'll see if I can find a link.

Highflyr777
12-15-2009, 03:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79QATi4ZtSI

I think this is it I can't watch youtube from work

Uber-Goober
12-15-2009, 05:50 PM
I see some serious Gran Turismo footage potential with this bumper stuff...I'm trying it at the next event. Thanks for the tips guys...

jrgaston
12-15-2009, 08:27 PM
DonDon,

That is good news! I thought about you on my way to work this morning wondering how you would do in court.
Jim

DoNDoN
12-16-2009, 09:26 AM
DonDon,

That is good news! I thought about you on my way to work this morning wondering how you would do in court.
Jim

Thanks Jim.

Whens the next run? :biggrin:

Garrett W
12-16-2009, 12:08 PM
I was the one that was pulled over at the winery. I have not commented about it because I was waiting for my arraignment today. Well the prosecution dropped my case because of officer not having clear evidence of what really happened. I got lucky and I am thankful for that. Time to move on.


Wow. This is THE best outcome I have EVER heard for a VA speeding ticket. You have been blessed, sir. Glad it worked out so well for you.

Was great rolling with you, Don. Love that car!

pseto
12-16-2009, 01:13 PM
Wow. This is THE best outcome I have EVER heard for a VA speeding ticket. You have been blessed, sir. Glad it worked out so well for you.



the whole thing was bogus from the start. no way in hell should 1 person in a caravan of cars gets singled out like that. definitely a revenue generating opportunity since the prosecutor quickly dropped the charges

bimmernupe
12-18-2009, 11:45 PM
Good stuff Don. I know dude was pissed.