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    Thread: Kettle Kruise 2014, who's interested?

    1. Member PrivateTucker's Avatar
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      06-30-2014 01:55 PM #1
      It's a bit early in the year than usual for this, but I wanted to get a count for who would be interested so I can start planning now.

      For those who don't know me, my name is Jason, and I've led group 2 the past 2 years of the Kettle Kruise. With Jeff's (meanvw) blessing, he's resigned from planning and leading the event and has passed the torch onto me.

      If you're unaware with this event, the Kettle Kruise is a spirited drive that follows the Kettle Moraine Scenic Route rather closely with a stop in the middle for lunch at a local burger stand. The route starts near Menomonee Falls, WI, and ends near Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Typically, it lasts for 5 or so hours, so including your travel time afterwards, we ask that you plan on this being an all day event. The route does usually cross near the interstate and other major roads, so if you can only come for a short while, those will be your best chances to head out. The event is planned for October, focused around the seasonal color change on the trees. Great opportunity for photos/videos, so bring your go pros!

      From my experience in doing this, regardless of what group you're in, be prepared to throw your car around some turns. If you're not looking to push your car towards the higher end of the manufacturer specifications, or if you or any passengers easily get motion sick, this is not for you. We'll also do our best to avoid residential areas along the route, which Jeff has already minimized over time as the area became more inhabited.

      If you're still interested in this event without Jeff leading it, I'd like to hear from you. If you're a newcomer with questions, or a veteran, and you are looking to help, give suggestions on how to improve, or just "kruise" with other enthusiasts to close out the season, post here or PM me directly.

      Thank you!
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    2. 06-30-2014 03:51 PM #2
      I have 38 ideas to improve on this. Just kidding. This was the most fun drive I have ever had at a car event. "Spirited" is a good way to describe this bordering on a qualifying session. Now I just need to go trade myTiguan back in for the old GTI.
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      06-30-2014 08:13 PM #3
      I'm in for sure.

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      06-30-2014 08:24 PM #4


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      06-30-2014 08:33 PM #5
      In as well!

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      06-30-2014 09:23 PM #6
      In for sure. Last years route was awesome.

      Going to try to get my buddies with 337 and R32 to come this year too.
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      06-30-2014 09:48 PM #7
      Very interested!
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      07-05-2014 01:09 AM #8
      I'm interested as well!!

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      07-07-2014 06:39 PM #9
      Had a blast last year. I'm definitely in!

      Very disappointing we couldn't have something similar in the spring and summer
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      07-12-2014 01:46 AM #10
      I would. I don't check this side often. I would need a date to plab

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      07-16-2014 11:54 PM #11
      I'm in jason
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      07-17-2014 12:36 PM #12
      Very interested, missed the last two!

    13. 07-17-2014 09:30 PM #13
      I'm in. I've missed the last 2-3. I didn't know we were still doing this.

    14. 07-18-2014 07:57 AM #14
      When is this? Im always looking for a good cruise.

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      07-18-2014 10:44 AM #15
      I'm happy to see the interest as high as what it is. Thanks for speaking up everyone!

      It's tentative for October, probably on on a Sunday the second or third week, but as that time comes closer, I'll for sure iron out a hard date for you all to plan on. There will also be an official thread posted for sign-ups when things are set. If you'd like a direct PM when the official thread is posted, PM me and I'll fire one back when I put the thread up.
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      07-21-2014 04:20 PM #16
      Sounds great, I'll join.

      I love driving in the fall colors.
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      07-21-2014 04:21 PM #17
      I'd be interested as long as the date works out.

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      07-28-2014 09:08 AM #18
      Definitely interested.

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      07-29-2014 10:16 AM #19
      Any chance for Oct. 5? Just hoping.
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      08-17-2014 09:39 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Cr4shT3st View Post
      Any chance for Oct. 5? Just hoping.

      The more I look at it, October 5th seems like the day! It almost seems too perfect a day. No Packer game that afternoon, so there's no rush. We can get out there and enjoy the route.

      Hopefully the weather cooperates with that plan.

      I went out on a test run this morning with a few others. Right off the bat there was construction, and further along the route, a couple stretches of road were covered in gravel. I will be looking at alternative routes should those roads be in the same shape come October.

      Additionally, it looks like we may add 2-3 new/different paths. They're not through residential areas, and they should you a good twisty perspective on the scenery.

      This'll give you all a chance to verify if Oct 5th will work for you. Official thread and sign-up will follow soon!
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    21. 08-20-2014 12:27 AM #21
      I know this isn't "official" yet but the 5th would work for me too.

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      08-20-2014 08:57 AM #22
      VW Only? Or can I bring the Miata?

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      08-21-2014 10:03 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia View Post
      VW Only? Or can I bring the Miata?
      Trying to keep the main groups euro as per tradition. However, I wouldn't be against having another group for other makes. Anyone who remembers from 2 years ago, there was a group from Sheboygan who did a similar cruise as a dedication to someone (IIRC), and they had all kinds of Makes/models.

      I also gather that there is a car show in Milwaukee on Oct 4th. Not sure how people who might do the show, like me, would also feel about doing the cruise the morning after. I'll get a feel for what people think as it might alter the date.


      Lastly, I currently have 2 group leaders, including myself. I'd like to at least get a 3rd going, so if anyone is interested in being a group leader, get in touch with me either here or on FB.
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      08-22-2014 01:31 AM #24
      I can lead again this year if needed.

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      09-15-2014 09:11 AM #25
      I'd be up for this!!
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      09-17-2014 02:50 PM #26
      To anyone interested, the sign-up thread is here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ober-19th-2014
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