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    Thread: .: Coolwater's 3rd Annual Cruise to SOWO :.

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      04-27-2012 04:27 PM #26
      Maybe we will run into each other on 81. Leaving out with a crew from the philly area at around 1AM or so
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      04-27-2012 04:58 PM #27
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      04-28-2012 10:06 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      Some hotels and cabins in Helen have a check-in time of 2:00pm. Since the cruise should take roughly 13 hours, it avoids having people wait until their rooms are ready.

      Another reason is that we will be passing close to metro areas and want to make sure we do not hit any rush hour traffic. Last year there was practically no traffic on the way down.

      Believe it or not, that one hour helps a lot.
      But did you factor in rest stops and food?
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      04-28-2012 10:11 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by kristokes View Post
      But did you factor in rest stops and food?
      No, we were planning on making it to Helen on rainbows and puppy farts. :p
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      04-28-2012 10:19 AM #30
      translation: yes, we had 25+ cars last year and arrived in the afternoon, which isn't bad considering the trip included a rest stop coilpack replacement and leisurely gas stops
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      04-28-2012 10:24 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      No, we were planning on making it to Helen on rainbows and puppy farts. :p
      My favorite! Don't forget unicorn poo!

      I'm hoping to meet up with all of you eventually. We are leaving Baltimore at 4 or 5 am. It sounds like most people from upper MD, SEPA and NJ will be going the same route.

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      04-28-2012 10:27 AM #32
      headcount and link to roll call (FB event) added to first post
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      free bump.
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      04-30-2012 03:55 PM #34
      I heard Kelly Clarkson was going to hit this!

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      04-30-2012 04:03 PM #35
      I heard you were bringing Justin Bieber and the heavier Olson twin.
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      04-30-2012 06:45 PM #36
      Okay, I know there are more people coming (from whatever leg of the trip) than have joined the FB group soooo it's time for a roll call!!

      Let's organize it by state so you can get an idea of who's showing up at what meetup spot (gas spots TBD ASAP), so post up a pic of what you'll be bringing, with how many people, and from where!

      I'll start...

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      04-30-2012 06:55 PM #37


      Taking my mk3 with 2 others coming from NJ
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      04-30-2012 06:58 PM #38
      haha I should've thought through creating two threads for this lmao (one here in Tristate and one in Sowo)... doing my best to keep em BOTH updated
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      04-30-2012 11:40 PM #39
      First post has been edited and now includes:

      List of gas stops and estimated times of arrival.
      Downloadable PDF with route and stops included.
      A few extra instructions for mini-cruise leaders.
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      04-30-2012 11:47 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by skadooshedG60 View Post


      Taking my mk3 with 2 others coming from NJ
      Holy crap, you have a vertical garage! I always wanted one of those!
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    16. 04-30-2012 11:51 PM #41
      So the free oil change I won at eurofest is kind of pointless. Shop is like 2 hours away in Long Island. Ill start the bidding at $2 for it.

      I think ill be cruising with you guys down to sowo, havent heard any news from this other cruise. Also you guys went all fancy with the pdf's, do like. hopefully those are all the pitstops.

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      05-01-2012 12:09 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by 09vdubgti View Post
      So the free oil change I won at eurofest is kind of pointless. Shop is like 2 hours away in Long Island. Ill start the bidding at $2 for it.

      I think ill be cruising with you guys down to sowo, havent heard any news from this other cruise. Also you guys went all fancy with the pdf's, do like. hopefully those are all the pitstops.
      They should be the only ones, but you never know...



















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      05-01-2012 11:31 AM #43
      I think we are going to try and join in Hagarstown. 5 am right?

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      05-01-2012 11:54 AM #44
      Yep. We should be there by 5 if everything runs smoothly.
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      05-01-2012 01:08 PM #45
      Pilot Travel Center: ETA 9:00am
      2966 Lee Highway South Troutville, VA 24175
      This is a bad idea any day, even more so on a weekday. Being from Troutville - this won't be easy to get to/from with a large group - Depending on your route to it. Granted - compared to getting around a city, this would be cake; but compared to other options in the arae with a large group - not the best idea.

      Coming down 81s, you'd take exit 150a, have to cross a couple lanes of traffic to hit the left turn lane that's 1/4mi past bottom of the ramp; turn left onto rt11/lee highway, to get into the pilot. Leaving the pilot would be worse - Left turn across 6 lanes, lots of semi-s block that up from leaving the truck stop. Also - the pilot doesn't have a very large parking lot.

      If you're planning on hitting Troutville for gas - my suggestion is take 150b, go about 1/4-1/2mi and make a u-turn at the stop light; which will put you at a BP and Exxon that are next to eachother (and generally have same gas price of the Pilot). They don't share lots, but the Exxon has a park & ride lot right next to it; when you leave these parking lots the 81s on ramp is right there.

      Second best option would be take 150a, make a right at the light to the station that used to be a Citgo (it just changed in the last month or two, dont recall what it is) that's on the right, or the Dodge's store on the left (****ing good fried chicken BTW). Both of these stations have pretty big lots as well.

      (*Best suggestion) If gas price isn't a huge concern here - stop at exit 156 (2 lane country highway) as there's a large Exxon 'Country Store' there which has a good breakfast food selection and a massive parking lot.


      Exxon at 156:http://g.co/maps/7mm6z

      exit 150a/b area:
      http://g.co/maps/s6ve6 the Pilot is on rt11 to the right of where it shows the rt11 sign- next to the huge parking lot in the middle of the screen (truck stop); dodge's/used-to-be-citgo is next to the rt11 sign on the south side of cloverdale rd. exxon/bp is on opposite side of 81, to the left of where it says Roanoke Rd (just above where Tinker Mtn Rd joins Roanoke rd).
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      05-01-2012 04:06 PM #46
      thanks for your input! the cruise route/docs will be updated later today
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      05-01-2012 10:22 PM #47
      Updated the route & PDF directions, thanks again to dceola for the inside info!
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      05-02-2012 08:06 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by eudorrra View Post
      Updated the route & PDF directions, thanks again to dceola for the inside info!
      welcome; wish i could join up, but yall are a day ahead of my schedule, oh well
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      05-02-2012 08:41 AM #49
      aw . we'll be on the lookout for any construction/rough road conditions to give you a heads up then!
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      05-02-2012 08:55 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by eudorrra View Post
      aw . we'll be on the lookout for any construction/rough road conditions to give you a heads up then!
      I can tell you there is construction on I81 southbound near Christiansburg (mile 125ish) - the road itself should be ok though - they have been doing a bunch of blasting in order to add lanes to the road there. I don't know if they are still blasting or not (it's been a couple months since I was down that way), but heres a vdot page about it: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/...ery_county.asp
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