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Operator
03-21-2013, 12:38 PM
Just some options for an impromptu cruise this Saturday up in FoCo. If only one person other than myself shows up, I'm still up for doing one of the runs, heck I've done them solo before! All starting points will be in the Albertsons parking lot. 2pm show time, if that works (I'm more than happy to change it if need be).

Around the Foothills (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204388105259423230839.00048f620e81e3d2e4a7 b&msa=0)
A short but fun drive with LOTS of turns, and elevation changes. Probably one of my favorite in this area. We can also amend this route and take Rist Canyon Rd.

Red Feather Run Loop (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204388105259423230839.0004c71d85d023a27cfe f&msa=0)
This route would include a dirt road, and I know some are opposed to this.

Red Feather Out and Back (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204388105259423230839.0004d87437a2b53fe39d c&msa=0&ll=40.672827,-105.338974&spn=0.462454,1.056747&iwloc=0004d874421f50fcbdc63)
This route stays on pavement, and we'd just comeback the same way. Still a beautiful drive!!!

Estes Run (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204388105259423230839.0004d87452f6bae7c549 e&msa=0&ll=40.440676,-105.34996&spn=0.46406,1.056747&iwloc=0004d87466ba063ce0d31)
A nice drive out to beautiful Estes Park. Went on this route last summer and had a blast!

seal66
03-21-2013, 12:54 PM
I'm down for it for sure.

Firefox250
03-21-2013, 12:57 PM
Around the foothills and a earlier time like 11am would be my vote.

Nate303
03-21-2013, 01:01 PM
We'll have to see if we get this snow or not. If it's not too bad I'm in! It will give me a chance to stretch my new Stage 2 legs. =)

drumnjuny
03-21-2013, 01:02 PM
damn i wish my car didn't leak so much oil. i think i'm in though

CorneliusRox
03-21-2013, 01:05 PM
I'll try my best!

Firefox250
03-21-2013, 01:07 PM
I know we have Quattro's but I'm on summer tires so hopefully it won't snow.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/22/gymype8a.jpg

Operator
03-21-2013, 01:42 PM
I should have my GoPro, Drift720, and Iphone for vids!!!

CorneliusRox
03-21-2013, 01:43 PM
I should have my GoPro, Drift720, and Iphone for vids!!!

I like this. Maybe I'll drive my truck if it's coming down! ha ha

Operator
03-21-2013, 01:43 PM
Also pm anyone you think might be up for coming. I see tons of Colorado folk post throughout the forums, that I've yet to meet.

Operator
03-21-2013, 01:44 PM
I like this. Maybe I'll drive my truck if it's coming down! ha ha

Dude DOOOOO ETTTTTT!!!!

Operator
03-21-2013, 01:48 PM
Also Poll added.

vdubjetta02
03-21-2013, 02:38 PM
I'll be at the Denver Auto show.... or i'd be in

AudiTFSI3o3
03-21-2013, 03:50 PM
AhhHhh sounds awesomee! i rub at every turn but i'd still be down to carve these roads!@

hopefully it doesn't snow too bad

millerns
03-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Damn, going to the Denver Auto Show with the Rocky Mountain Audi Club this Saturday, otherwise I'd be in.

drumnjuny
03-21-2013, 07:34 PM
okay so who is in for sure? i still have snow tires on so... i could potentially go either way. might have to stop halfway and add oil though [:(]

also if we go to estes i will probably continue south back to boulder




dave what road did we drive last spring when it snowed and there was an m5 on the drive? where it was like raised over water on one side? i have a pic somewhere...

http://i.imgur.com/RXDZYQV.jpg

Operator
03-21-2013, 08:58 PM
That was Red Feather. And yeh, I was ready to keep going but he was rwd with summers.... This year snow or shine I'm driving somewhere!!

unbiasedgnu
03-21-2013, 09:17 PM
Dammit I wish I could. I work 7-3.. Unless you did it afternoon/evening I won't make it.

Firefox250
03-21-2013, 10:09 PM
We need to get monoseanism (R8) and DOCEVG (RS5) in on this cruise!



Here she is by the way:

http://i.imgur.com/yzWGl.jpg


I've been on a kick lately driving up lookout mountain in Golden, seems to be one of the most entertaining roads close to Denver (that I know of). I've been up 3 or 4 times this past month, it's way too fun in this car.

All of us should get together sometime soon and tear up some mountain trails. Any ideas?

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/223721-Sightings-Spotted-Denver-Area?p=8559774#post8559774

Mcstiff
03-21-2013, 10:13 PM
The next few Sats are booked for me, I'll be happy to make Cars and Coffee (North) in 3 weeks ;)

Operator
03-21-2013, 10:25 PM
We need to get monoseanism (R8) and DOCEVG (RS5) in on this cruise!

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/223721-Sightings-Spotted-Denver-Area?p=8559774#post8559774

Shoot them a pm with a link " to this thread" [;)]

seal66
03-21-2013, 10:48 PM
I am showing up. I will be on my winter setup still. I should have my 034 adjustable links on though and maybe my dw301 lpfp.

unbiasedgnu
03-21-2013, 11:00 PM
The next few Sats are booked for me, I'll be happy to make Cars and Coffee (North) in 3 weeks ;)

Can you link me to the Cars and coffee? I might be able to make that.

yas
03-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Busy this Saturday, could do Sunday.

I'd love to bring the RS5 to Cars & Coffee. Any details?

drumnjuny
03-22-2013, 08:58 AM
we should have multiple RS's on every cruise.

Bertoffski
03-22-2013, 09:10 AM
I should be able to make it out! Bang the poopy S6 up the mountain.

100Daily
03-22-2013, 09:54 AM
It is suppose to snow 4-8 inches in Parker on Saturday, so that doesn't sound like an easy day of driving for me anyway. I wish you all luck on your journey!

This will be me NEXT Friday if all goes well:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/384844_10151527044953497_1437543850_n.jpg

Then I will look for any excuse to stomp on it.

seal66
03-22-2013, 12:27 PM
It is suppose to snow 4-8 inches in Parker on Saturday, so that doesn't sound like an easy day of driving for me anyway. I wish you all luck on your journey!

This will be me NEXT Friday if all goes well:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/384844_10151527044953497_1437543850_n.jpg

Then I will look for any excuse to stomp on it.

this is the response from a wuss lol.

drumnjuny
03-22-2013, 02:14 PM
balls. so seth you're in for sure? 2pm?

CorneliusRox
03-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Well, it is snowing here. How about there?

seal66
03-22-2013, 05:17 PM
Yes I am in for sure. I will be there at 2pm.

flyingfish2626
03-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Waiting to see how much snow is on the ground in the morning.

drumnjuny
03-22-2013, 06:12 PM
cool i will go install my MBC then [evilsmile]

Mcstiff
03-22-2013, 07:20 PM
Can you link me to the Cars and coffee? I might be able to make that.

This is the closest link I have handy. Generally a really good mix of cars.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/528540-Saturday-Coffee-and-Cars-1st-Sat-of-every-month?

Operator
03-22-2013, 10:06 PM
So far it's just wet roads.

A4B8ueg
03-22-2013, 11:30 PM
Thx for the invite, going to have to pass though. Until next time fellas!

flyingfish2626
03-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Little too much snow for me.

seal66
03-23-2013, 08:25 AM
So the snow decided to sit over parker and just drop.

If it does not clear up here by noonish then I wont be going. Also Dave and anyone up north shoot me a text with road conditions so it helps my decision.

drumnjuny
03-23-2013, 08:35 AM
you guys all suck i guess i'm out too then lol. someone text me if its gonna be more than a dave-arjun date...

Operator
03-23-2013, 08:38 AM
We have maybe an inch in Wellington. And bare spots on the concrete. Oh we'll won't be the 1st time I went in a cruise solo!!! Still heading out. Didn't buy Quattro and winter tires for nothing!

drumnjuny
03-23-2013, 08:42 AM
well there's still a few hours maybe carl will come or something. driving all the way up, from boulder will be a cruise on its own haha

seal66
03-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Dave, We have more than a few inch's in the pinery right now. I don't have strictly snow tires, but I am still willing to go. Just have to dig my car out of my driveway.

drumnjuny
03-23-2013, 09:27 AM
digging is for pussies! move your family's cars and back out of there like you have quattro

100Daily
03-23-2013, 09:33 AM
So the snow decided to sit over parker and just drop.

If it does not clear up here by noonish then I wont be going. Also Dave and anyone up north shoot me a text with road conditions so it helps my decision.

We can do a Pinery run!

drumnjuny
03-23-2013, 09:39 AM
are you in for the cruise, 100daily? if you cruise up i'll meet you at I25 haha

AnthraciteA4
03-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Too much snow. Not enough brakes. Maybe next time guys. Hopefully I'll be at least stage 1 by then.

100Daily
03-23-2013, 09:51 AM
are you in for the cruise, 100daily? if you cruise up i'll meet you at I25 haha

Sorry dude, its just too far to drive today. I texted Seal66 to see if he wanted to meet up in the Pinery. We live about 1 mile apart, and there are lots of good snow shredding roads around here. I am definitely down to go out around Parker and make some drifting videos.

100Daily
03-23-2013, 09:59 AM
Snow in Parker...

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/ScreenShot2013-03-23at105759AM_zpsba1a7fee.png

Firefox250
03-23-2013, 10:03 AM
I'm not going to make the cruise today. I sold my snow tires to help pay my build and I'm running Continental DW tires. I'm bummed but there will be other cruises.

Firefox250
03-23-2013, 10:10 AM
Snow in Parker...

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/ScreenShot2013-03-23at105759AM_zpsba1a7fee.png

Sweet security set up

CorneliusRox
03-23-2013, 10:45 AM
lol took me like 45min to drive from Golden to Westminster this morning in my truck. Mostly because of the other idiots on the road.

mec
03-23-2013, 10:57 AM
Hope its a fun cruise, sorry I'm missing this one, will definitely be at the next one!

seal66
03-23-2013, 12:03 PM
I had to bail. People in parker are shitty drivers lol. Quattro is so damn fun in the snow!

unbiasedgnu
03-23-2013, 12:20 PM
I'll be up there, I've got nothing better to do. May as well bring my board with me since I've never actually had a chance to ride it yet

Firefox250
03-23-2013, 12:39 PM
http://blogs.denverpost.com/weather/2013/03/23/video-fiery-multi-vehicle-wreck-in-colorado-closes-i-25/1666/?utm_medium=facebook

Hope you guys are not caught up in this.

CorneliusRox
03-23-2013, 01:04 PM
I had to bail. People in parker are shitty drivers lol. Quattro is so damn fun in the snow!

I recall getting a text yesterday saying that you will be there no matter what when I said I would go weather permitting. lol

Operator
03-23-2013, 01:18 PM
Well I said I'd go even if only one person. Since I count as a person, I guess I'm off!!! Bring it on Stove Prarie!!!

drumnjuny
03-23-2013, 02:23 PM
wow my snow tires are finished haha. actin like summers in this snow.

seal66
03-23-2013, 02:38 PM
I recall getting a text yesterday saying that you will be there no matter what when I said I would go weather permitting. lol

Ya. I decided it was smarter not to after watching a few accidents happen right in front of me. Working on my hid retrofit now

unbiasedgnu
03-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Well I said I'd go even if only one person. Since I count as a person, I guess I'm off!!! Bring it on Stove Prarie!!!

I got up there about 2:15 and sat for a few minutes, but I didn't see any other Audi's..

100Daily
03-23-2013, 03:39 PM
I just polished up the rear end of my car and put a fresh coat of wax instead of going anywhere. So fresh and so clean.

Operator
03-23-2013, 03:44 PM
I got up there about 2:15 and sat for a few minutes, but I didn't see any other Audi's..

I left about 2:18pm, probably the same time you got there. So we must have just missed each other.

Vids will be up when I get home. Waiting on Carl to save the day!!!

unbiasedgnu
03-23-2013, 03:48 PM
Damn.. Well maybe we can try it again in a few weeks, once the snow melts off and more people are willing to drive up. For some of you guys in denver, be glad you didn't come up I25.

http://kdvr.com/2013/03/23/semi-catches-fire-in-mutli-car-pileup-shuts-down-i-25/

I'm glad you decided against it and didn't get caught there.

monoseanism
03-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Crazy video.. Glad my commute was only 2 miles today.

Operator
03-23-2013, 08:45 PM
My Drift720 & GoPro vids take a little longer to upload, so here's my iPhone5 vids (still should give you a 720p option).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msArmuzadf0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2-MKbFc5JY




Met another enthusiast at the tail end of the run. Had a nice Audi TT! Also had to call Carl (Firefox) to help me with yet another wheel issue.... But all is good. Had a good time (my cars undercarriage, not so much as it's in a couple pieces).

unbiasedgnu
03-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Man... I haven't been on that road in too long. I think I prefer running it north though. The second time I ran it, I had a friend with me. I was pushing to see how fast I could make it from Masonville to co14. I finally got to 14 about 25mins later, and as I was waiting at the stop sign, I saw a bit of smoke roll past my car.. I had to get out to look, and I near lit all 4 brakes on fire XD That's when I realized I needed to do my brakes, since I probably baked my pads as it was.

seal66
03-24-2013, 06:27 AM
awesome drive it is. I am going next time for sure

Operator
03-25-2013, 07:02 AM
Man... I haven't been on that road in too long. I think I prefer running it north though. The second time I ran it, I had a friend with me. I was pushing to see how fast I could make it from Masonville to co14. I finally got to 14 about 25mins later, and as I was waiting at the stop sign, I saw a bit of smoke roll past my car.. I had to get out to look, and I near lit all 4 brakes on fire XD That's when I realized I needed to do my brakes, since I probably baked my pads as it was.

I think I've only driven it towards the south. I have done Rist Caynon both ways, just not in the Audi. Also I like ending on Harmony.

Operator
03-25-2013, 07:03 AM
awesome drive it is. I am going next time for sure

I went white knuckled about 3 times. The car, and tires worked great saving my butt!!!

drumnjuny
03-25-2013, 02:52 PM
the shit below my car is fucked as well. the plastic is hanging down to the ground on the driver's side now, was collecting snow and acting like a rudder in the deeper parts [=(]

HighAltitudeRS4
03-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Just threw a post up for this weekend - Sat 30th. Feel free to resume the discussion about a route.

fusion28
03-29-2013, 06:44 AM
Just saw this. Thanks Operator for sending me a PM. Unfortunately, I was unable to check them until today.
I was in Hawaii 3/5/13 and was taken out by a wave when I was on top of a coral mountain and had to undergo a couple ER visits and some extreme knee rehab in order to get my leg working again. Plus, girlfriend had surgery a week ago. So I've been quite busy, but now I can now finally drive my car again. Let me know about the next one please! I'm going crazy being on short-term disability!!!

goslugsgo
03-30-2013, 11:50 AM
Damn, few things worse than an injury while in the islands. No infection from the coral I hope.

fusion28
03-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Damn, few things worse than an injury while in the islands. No infection from the coral I hope.

Treated me for a celulitus infection just in case... I hate antibiotics!!

treginginco
04-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Just spotted this. Sorry I missed it... but I was also at the Denver Auto Show compliments of Audi.

goslugsgo
04-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Treated me for a celulitus infection just in case... I hate antibiotics!!

Good to hear. Knee rehab won't kill you, but an infection will give you a run for your money. Take care.

Operator
04-01-2013, 03:31 PM
Just spotted this. Sorry I missed it... but I was also at the Denver Auto Show compliments of Audi.

Yeh, I hit the show Friday, with the Fam. Thought it was pretty nice, until I saw vids/photos posted from the NY Auto show.....

Firefox250
04-01-2013, 03:38 PM
So are we going to have a "Take 2" of this cruise?