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Triviawayne
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12/09/2020 4:49 pm  

And another 


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Triviawayne
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12/09/2020 4:51 pm  

One more 


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rhetlaw
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12/09/2020 6:07 pm  

Louie and Corinna, nice drive today. It is always a joy driving with this group of Miata enthusiasts. Add to that grand weather, good friends and exceptional, delightful roads. Good Job.

Kudos to the Miata drivers that ran with me. One of the tightest pack of Miata drivers I have ever led. As always, Janice and Dave, great job tailing. Again, you kept the group together and gathered when need be.

Walter

 


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livetodrive
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12/09/2020 7:09 pm  

@rhetlaw

Walter,  as VP, I would like to thank you for being a leader today. I am actively trying to promote more participation at each event, and having small, nimble groups transforms the experience!

We had a great turnout at Wawa. I love seeing, greeting, and socializing with what is truly a great group of people! 

I couldn't have planned and run the route today without the Garmin GPS that you suggested. $50 for this unit was $50 very well spent. I was hoping for a membership meeting to promote these units and encourage more members to piece together rides with no fear of getting lost. Alas, it looks like there is nowhere to accommodate us during Covid,  as all the outside venues are booked.

 

Louie Draxler VP


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Ken Hill
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14/09/2020 8:04 pm  

@livetodrive

The roads you mapped out for us were great.  I enjoyed the drive very much, until we came upon the road crew oil and chipping the road.  The sound of the gravel bouncing off my car turned my stomach so I took the first opportunity to turn off the road.  I hate to abandon a drive, but I just could not subject my car to that any longer.  Of course, I place no blame for this on you.

I am very interested in the GPS you speak about above.  One of the main reasons I do not host events is because I can't read and drive and my copilot does not speak.  When I host a drive, I have the entire route in my head.  Most days I can't remember what I had for breakfast.  If the GPS is only $50 Sign me up and I'll map out some more drives.

I also agree, smaller groups can be more fun.  See y'all next Saturday.

Ken Hill
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Flying Dutchman
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14/09/2020 8:50 pm  

Super choice of roads, Louie 👍! Thanks to you and to Walter for an enjoyable day in the sun.  And, Longacre's has the most complete ice cream selection of any place we've visited this season!

One complaint:  There were no cows visible on this route.  We had barns and dogs (with us, of course), but NO COWS.  What's a drive thru nice, rural countryside without any cows 😣?!

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


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rhetlaw
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14/09/2020 8:52 pm  

Ken, back in 2017 when I hosted the Gathering of the Green, I researched the GPS topic with Garmin. I had already downloaded their new mapping software, Base Camp but could not get it to dovetail with my older Garmin unit. They told me I needed to upgrade to the "Drive series". I did and it worked like a champ. All of the drives I have led for the Club last season and this season have all been via my GPS unit.

I introduced the concept to Louie a month ago and as last week's drive shows, Louie has shown how the process continues to be a useful tool. I picked up my refurbished unit from Garmin Support and Louie picked his unit up from eBay. The units are the Drive 50 model.

I am working on a MAC and Louie is working on a PC. The learning curve is not as difficult as one might think.

Walter


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livetodrive
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14/09/2020 9:21 pm  

@ken-hill

Ken. We need to talk. I kid you not, my unit was $50 on Ebay with free shipping and lifetime maps. I did that whole route based on that first road. 

Plus... I am able to email the file to Walter, so he is able to be a leader as well. He emailed me his file for Saturday, so I can be a leader. Once I boost turnout to 30 cars, you can lead too. 

I want you to lead drives. Especially with PACE involved. I want us doing lots of stuff together. We need to support our Clubs and excite each other's groups.

Yes... I am running for President 


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CTt3MX5
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16/09/2020 10:11 pm  

This $50 GPS unit is very intriguing.  I have a Garmin that I spent well over $100 and I think the one Walter and Louie are using is more user friendly.  That or I am GPS dumb...I have only ever used it for plugging a destination in and then following the route.

2016 ST GT aka Ghost


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livetodrive
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17/09/2020 5:11 am  

@ctt3mx5

Maybe it does more! Talk to Walter when you see him. 


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rhetlaw
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17/09/2020 9:40 pm  

Again, the folks to talk to are Garmin Support at 800-800-1020. They will tell you the Garmin units that are compatible with their mapping software, Base Camp.

Back in 2017 Garmin Support suggested I pick up the Drive series unit. It has worked like a champ ever since. As a cost basis, Louie did better than I did, he picked up on a Drive 50 unit on eBay for $50, with life time maps. It is the exact unit as mine. We are having a blast with them.


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Ringorisa
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09/10/2020 7:15 pm  

@livetodrive Do you have an address or specific details for the meet up at the Wawa? I don’t want to be Sitting at the wrong one😳


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Flying Dutchman
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09/10/2020 7:25 pm  

@ringorisa

Risa, you're posting to the thread of an event that took place on September 12.  You need to look at the first post for tomorrow's Fall Foliage Drive... click HERE.  You will find the details on the place and time to meet.

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


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