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    No girlfriend.....

    There is a Russian dessert I can bring along, I think you guys would call it wafer cake.

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    We're coming up on the drive; a week from this Saturday.

    Terry, how about establishing the route? You're the most knowledgeable of the local roads. (not sure if Don's in this year or not)

    Don't forget,
    Leaving Starbucks at 9:00 sharp. So get there early, have your coffee & pastry, and please be fueled up, ready to leave. We'll shoot to arrive at Opel GT Source by noon-thirty.

    Starbucks
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    And, as always on road trips, BAIL IS A LOAN, NOT A GIFT!
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    This just in from Gil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Wesson
    There is a problem with the route for next weeks fun run. It coincides with the parade in down town Sonora. You will have to detour and take either Rawhide road to Jamestown off the 49 or Jamestown Rd. to Jamestown off the 49 as well. If you get to the traffic signal in Columbia you have gone too far and will need to turn around.
    I think that parade was held a couple years ago on the day we did this run, but I think ,most of it was over by the time we got there. Well, by the time I got there.

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    I'll work on route map this weekend. I am taking tomorrow off to see if I can get the GT running. I swapped out the starter last weekend but it still would not engage. I'll try another starter tomorrow. Electrically everything checks out. There is power to the solenoid, it clicks but the starter won't turn. Ground is good from the engine to the battery. So I do not know what is wrong.

    As for routes, we can go over Salmon Falls Road through El Dorado Hill which we have not done for a couple of years, we can take the straighter more direct route past my place on Lotus and N. Shingle Rds through El Dorado, or we can stay on CA49 through Placerville which we have never done. Another route is going through Coloma on 49 and then take Cold Springs Rd into Placerville. There are a half a dozen ways to get through El Dorado County. Depends on how fast (straight) or how curvy (slow) you want to go.

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    My car starts again

    Now I have to clean it up pull some routing maintenance and i'll be ready for the trip.

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    Good to hear it.
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    Possible Routes

    First Possible route uses Salmon Falls Rd (lots of fun) 2 Hr 37 min 108 mi:
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Star...d37.951925!3e0

    Second Possible route, straightest fewest towns 2h r 44 min 113 mi:
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Star...d37.951925!3e0

    Third Route through Placerville, probably slowest, 2 hr 46 min 110 mi:
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Star...d37.951925!3e0

    All routes are the same on the southern end using 49 bypass to Jamestown and Mono Way. Let me know which is preferable and I will print up maps and driving directions. Do we have a head count?

    I avoided Forrest Hill Bridge so Mike would not get lost again.

    Terry

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    Well, I'd vote for the first route, "lots of fun" and avoids lots of Hwy 49 which we've already seen lots of on previous fun runs to Gil's. But I am totally flexible.
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    Whatever route you go with should have at least 3 "getting lost" options.

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    I too vote for route #1, with the understanding that by virtue of being "fun" the dish I bring will need to be secured well.
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    Gil convinced me to come, that he'd make sure "everything" went smoothy.

    The Tinyvette will be coming, so make sure and leave a trail breadcrumbs.

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    I'm in! Still have to decide whether to take the GT or Manta. Would like to take the GT but not sure if I'll have enough time for a test drive to make sure I fixed a transmission and antifreeze leak. If not the Manta is ready to go. Due to busy schedule this week my food contribution may be a last minute supermarket purchase but I'm hoping I can make some German Spaetzle mit Sosse.

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    More Trip Info

    Food - Gil says he's arranged for some nice sausages & meat to be delivered for him to grill. If I remember our conversation correctly, he'll provide buns/condiments and drinks.

    We can/should supplement with snacks/side dishes/desserts. Let's keep the sides as cold dishes such as salads of various types, veggies, - stuff that doesn't require us running in and out of his kitchen for the oven.

    Route - Terry, according to Gil there's a parade (a big one) planned as we get near the end of our route and we should think about either:
    1. Southwest on Hwy 4 just before Angels Camp, and from Copperopolis head southeast on O'Byrnes Ferry Rd to 120/108 (fun road), or,
    2. Bypass Sonora parade & rodeo by taking Rawhide Rd (state route E5) to Hwy 49.
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    Trip Reminder

    Don't forget,
    Leaving Starbucks at 9:00 sharp. So get there early, have your coffee & pastry, and please be fueled up, ready to leave. We'll shoot to arrive at Opel GT Source by noon-thirty.

    Starbucks
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    And, as always on road trips, BAIL IS A LOAN, NOT A GIFT!
    "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliper View Post
    I'm in! Still have to decide whether to take the GT or Manta. Would like to take the GT but not sure if I'll have enough time for a test drive to make sure I fixed a transmission and antifreeze leak. If not the Manta is ready to go. Due to busy schedule this week my food contribution may be a last minute supermarket purchase but I'm hoping I can make some German Spaetzle mit Sosse.
    Actually, approx. 1/2 are bachelors so we're pretty comfortable with store-bought food. But the spaetzle would be nice if you have time.

    Any car will get you through the gate, though you could be facing a hostile mob armed with pitchforks & torches if you brought a Vega, Maverick, or Opel Izuza.
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    Route #1 uses the Sonora bypass. Here is the route (4) using the Copperopolis detour:
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Star...d37.951925!3e0

    It is 123 mi 2 hr 50 min so a little longer but has the advantage of being virgin road for this fun run. We could also take Pool Station Rd from San Andreas down to Copperopolis. It is slightly shorter than going into Angel's Camp but I do not know its condition.

    I was planning on baking some hamburger buns but if we are having Brats and such, I can make long buns instead. I am taking Thursday off to clean up the GT and get supplies. I would do it on Friday but we have an important customer at work coming that day. So I will be cooking Friday evening.

    Is there anyone planning on joining us en-route? If so we need to pick some rendezvous points.

    Charge up you camera batteries.

    Once the route is finalized, I will print maps and directions. My cell is 530-306-5953

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    Mike for proper trail seeding I believe the official material is Reese's Pieces. If you are really good at tracking, you can follow my oil drips.
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    I plan on taking my GT with Neil and going Saturday!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by traytodd View Post
    Mike for proper trail seeding I believe the official material is Reese's Pieces. If you are really good at tracking, you can follow my oil drips.
    Hey, these are Opels. No need to seed an old Opel trail. It's automatically done with oil drips.
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    9th anual fun run

    I will be coming up from the south planing on hwy41 on to connect with hwy 49 into sonora and use the gps from there. I will be bringing a sesame pasta chicken salad that I hope you all enjoy.
    LT
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