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NH RX-8 meet and coastal drive part deux on 3/5/06
It has been almost two years since our last NH/ME coastal run and I think its about time we do it again. Picking up where Speed Racer left off, I'd like to get some folks together (weather permitting) on Sunday March 5 to meet at Hampton Beach at 10am and then head up the coast to Old Orchard Beach. It is a nice twisty road that follows the coast and it should be fairly deserted this time of year.
That should give us about an hour long drive up the coast and we can stop at some point to grab lunch. This will also give everyone a chance to hang out with fellow enthusiasts, check out some mods, and get some great photos.
Please reply to this post if your interested in coming to the meet.
P.S. If you own a FRS radio please bring it along as it makes it easier to keep in touch with everyone during the cruise.
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Last edited by my10ae; 03-03-2006 at 06:01 AM.
Reason: addition of members going on run
I best add here that unless it is clear, dry, and a bit warmer than now, I'll not be able to take my 8 out (that is in storage) either ... as I only have Falken track tires for it. Actually I'll have 2 pairs - including my new 275s by then. Even on cold roads they are pretty slippery, takes a while to warm them up enough to be remotely safe.
That being said, if you don't mind me showing up in my Turbo PT Cruiser , with Bling Bling wheels... I'll still be able to join in the fun... maybe even create some as my alter ego vs. those torque-starved NA rotaries you'll be in heehehheheh...
Feast your eyes on these fat asphalt pulling numbers guys:
How late will the cruise run? I'd love to join, but I have to consider that I'd have a 6-hour drive home afterwards. Maybe I can just plan a business trip for Monday, March 6th and expense all the gas.
my10ae asked me to put together a map showing the proposed Spring run. It's just hand drawn, but you get the idea. We're gonna hug the coastline on tiny little back roads, maximizing twists and turns (56 miles going the highway - longer on our planned route)
Now on to the important bits!
As for lunch, if we do start at 10AM, we'll likely be in Old Orchard by 11:30ish. Depending, we could either try finding a decent place to eat in OOB, or zip back via I95 and catch a bite in downtown Portsmouth (Portsmoth Brewery/ Redhook Brewery are favorite spots there).
If we try finding a place in OOB, we could get lucky or not, but most coastal eatery places are closed for the season - therefore we may be out of luck. I have doubts there is anything worthwhile open in March (read: empty winter Maine Touristy Ghost Towns).
Alternatively, after the drive, and zipping back on I95, the two very best seafood places in the winter or anytime for that matter around here are either in Hampton called "The Old Salt' (10 miles south from the Postsmouth traffic circle) or a place in Dover called 'The Fish Shanty' (10 miles north of the I95 Porstmouth traffic circle). They both have great regular food as well for those not seafood inclined.
Ah so! - some 'food' for thought! Opps, after all this writing, gotta go get some munchies now.....