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weiss328is
04-26-2005, 08:34 PM
I know I'm getting a little antsy... but any info on where/when the summer tour will be? I also want to thank the organizers of the spring tour - if you weren't able to make it you missed one hell of a drive! :D

1996 328ti
04-26-2005, 09:58 PM
I don't think there will be a Summer Tour. They typically are not very well attended. But if you have an idea I'd be open to hearing about it.

Dirichlet
04-26-2005, 10:16 PM
I'd be all about it - looking forward to another tour after... um... the way my last one ended up. The drive to Winterthur last year was a lot of fun - perhaps something incorporating part of that route.

1996 328ti
04-26-2005, 10:42 PM
I'd be all about it - looking forward to another tour after... um... the way my last one ended up. The drive to Winterthur last year was a lot of fun - perhaps something incorporating part of that route.Winterthur was up in PA. Last fall we went to Fallingwater.
I'm starting to get nervous about the tours. I think anyone who shows up too early will have to buy a round of drinks.:icon_eyes

SMOODY
04-27-2005, 07:01 AM
I'm starting to get nervous about the tours. I think anyone who shows up too early will have to buy a round of drinks.:icon_eyes
I assume that you are worried that folks are taking the back roads a little too fast. I know that we have had some incidences in the past were folks have messed up their cars by going a little too fast and losing control in a turn on a bad strech of road. :icon_sadb

I think we all need to remember that these things are supposed to be a fun drive and not a race. Keep the shining side up. :)

weiss328is
04-27-2005, 08:48 AM
I don't think there will be a Summer Tour. They typically are not very well attended. But if you have an idea I'd be open to hearing about it.
I do have a few ideas... I'm guessing the tours are typically around 80-100 miles? I have a huge collection of bicycle touring cue sheets mostly from around Frederick county typically around 60 miles long - I'd be more than happy to send you some of the longer ones.

I would love to do a tour around Cambridge and Blackwater refuge. That would eliminate a lot of members from VA though. Or perhaps the "alps" of Frederick... that goes up all the steepest hills in Frederick county, and there are a ton of them - it's a beautiful tour. That would be another good one, but a little repetitive after the spring tour.

Dirichlet
04-27-2005, 10:56 AM
I assume that you are worried that folks are taking the back roads a little too fast. I know that we have had some incidences in the past were folks have messed up their cars by going a little too fast and losing control in a turn on a bad strech of road. :icon_sadb

I think you're referring to the Fallingwater tour...
Yup, that was me...
The car was actually repairable (it took more than 2 months tho)

But yeah... a little check on the speed on uncontrolled surfaces is a good idea... guess I learned that the hard way.

SpongeBob
04-28-2005, 11:13 AM
Steve,

Miriam and I took a trip into central PA along the Susquehana. Stopped at a nice winery (http://www.moondancerwinery.com/) then had dinner at a French Restaurant slightly farther north. Would take about 4-6 hour from Towson, MD.

Should I see if anyone is interested in a Saturday run?

1996 328ti
04-28-2005, 12:39 PM
Steve,

Miriam and I took a trip into central PA along the Susquehana. Stopped at a nice winery (http://www.moondancerwinery.com/) then had dinner at a French Restaurant slightly farther north. Would take about 4-6 hour from Towson, MD.

Should I see if anyone is interested in a Saturday run?If you set it up people will come. As I said, summer tours do not seem to do well. Between the heat and vacation I usually see small turnouts, but we haven't been to a winery a couple years. Dinner might set the tour to be a little late since we do have an overnight planned for the fall. Lunch would be good. Just need to find a day when we have no other chapter events going on.

SMOODY
05-02-2005, 06:55 AM
I think you're referring to the Fallingwater tour...
Yup, that was me...
The car was actually repairable (it took more than 2 months tho)

But yeah... a little check on the speed on uncontrolled surfaces is a good idea... guess I learned that the hard way.I did not mean to single you out man. I know that you were not the first, and probably will not be the last.

I have been on a couple of tours now and I have seen a number of people pushing it a little hard on roads of very questionable condition. I will admit to doing some of that myself at times. Unfortuneatly, it only takes some gravel on the road right in the middle of a turn to send you into the ditch or guardrail.

1996 328ti
05-02-2005, 07:02 AM
I totaled my car in 2000 on one of those roads. :(
It's one thing to have a little fun but people need to remember it is not a stage of a Road Rally. ;)

Dirichlet
05-02-2005, 09:59 AM
I totaled my car in 2000 on one of those roads. :(
It's one thing to have a little fun but people need to remember it is not a stage of a Road Rally. ;)

I agree - enough of this topic tho. The tours are generally bad-event free, and a great deal of fun. We need a summer tour. I promised my friend (possibly more) Colleen that I would take her on a tour this summer. I think it would greatly dissapoint her (not to mention, salt my game) if there weren't one. So, for the cause of the greater good (namely, mine :) ), we should put it together if at all possible.

1996 328ti
05-02-2005, 12:34 PM
Well it looks like Bob is interested in putting an event together. :)