In Reply to: NYC-area gathering posted by Andrej Gaspari on March 10, 2000 at 20:25:10:
: OK, I just looked and the votes for Saturday vs. Sunday are split about even. To be fair, I think we should try to include the largest number of people possible - therefore, if any CANNOT, under any circumstances, make one of these two days, let me know here. This way we can figure out how to get the most cars & people out. Post something within the next couple days if you can't make one of the days and then we'll set a firm date, let's say by Tuesday.
: For those of you attempting to convince spouses and/or significant others who might be seeking less automotive activities, the town of Cold Spring, through which we will be passing, is quite nice and has several antique shops and other such things, though it may be a bit early in the season for them to be open. Wives/SOs could be dropped off there, or a general halt could be made for lunch/wandering around/sightseeing/etc.
: Also, just as a side note, I intend to handle all the discussion and information dissemination via this board. Private email just gets confusing, as someone might be inadvertently left out of the loop.
I am from the area so I know quite a few great roads. The goats trail is a must, RT 218 from West Point to Cornwall is closed until August so we have to leave that one out. If we are going to be on the Bear Mtn. side we should hit the Palisades park areas, the roads are very lightly traveled and I happen to work as the enemy and should be able to negotiate any traffic infractions. Also we could hit Rt. 293 from Rt. 6 to Rt. 9w Its a 10 mile stretch of scenic almost deserted roadway that has some great straights. Andrej if you have any questions about area roads (I dont know were your from, but Im assuming NYC) Ill be happy to discuss it, e-mail me. Also I cant wait to meet all of the local 2002 fanatics.