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cobrabitn
08-08-2011, 11:09 PM
Here are some details for our fall cruise to the NC/VA mountains. The route will be Hwy 421 to TN, to VA, and back down Hwy 221 to Hwy 421 again.

Where: http://www.421thesnake.com (http://www.421thesnake.com/) As stated above and in post 2 of this thread are the exact details of our route.

When: Saturday 9/17/2011. The initial meeting time will be 10:00-10:15AM at Arbys Restaurant Hwy 321N Hickory.NC (exit 123 North from I40). At that time we will depart and stop for lunch at Woodlands BBQ http://www.woodlandsbbq.com in Blowing Rock @ 11:00AM. This may be another meeting place for those coming from east NC?

Cost: Just your gas and lunch money.

Contact information: Robbie Kiser Robk17th@charter.net 828-320-4253 or Ted Hall 803-627-5328 sonicbluesvt

All are welcome to cruise. Please list your name and car and I will start a list to get an idea of who is coming

Participants

1. Ted Hall- 2003 Sonic Blue SVT Cobra Convertible
2. Robbie Kiser- 2011 Black Mustang Coupe
3. Greg Helmick- 2008 White Shelby GT500 Coupe?
4. Mike Woodward- 2001 Oxford White Cobra Coupe
5. James Finney- 1999 Electric Green SVT Cobra Convertible
6. Nathan- 2003 Torch Red Mach 1 Coupe
7. Mike and Tina Boyle- 1997 Pacific Green SVT Cobra Convertible
8. Alex Vogel- 2011 Kona Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe
9. Mary & Jim Slavin- 2010 Kona Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe
10. Greg Peppers - 2003 Torch Red Cobra Coupe

cobrabitn
08-28-2011, 01:49 AM
here is the map link

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-321+N&daddr=36.31144,-81.74099+to:36.46927,-81.80568+to:36.5612,-82.02033+to:36.66429,-81.96578+to:36.59692,-81.53492+to:36.5901581,-81.3373287+to:36.55929,-81.41924+to:36.467219,-81.397439+to:36.4482703,-81.4225083+to:36.38036,-81.48533+to:36.31316,-81.51111+to:36.2344306,-81.5717247+to:I-40+W&geocode=FdbPIAIdPqom-w%3BFZARKgIdQrsg-ynbcqRgMfZQiDEAZmpO32XjWA%3BFRZ6LAIdkL4f-ymriIDx7VxQiDHtawXPFq_zGg%3BFTDhLQIdFngc-yk93OvJym9QiDFcSRUYmAN6wA%3BFeJzLwIdLE0d-ynfAlISvWxQiDGU5obODgtokg%3BFbhsLgIdOOAj-ylFO51tPUtQiDGfU0ROhYpghA%3BFU5SLgIdEOQm-ym7siDe1blRiDG669Fk5hG2xA%3BFbrZLQIdGKQl-ykNixslrbZRiDFU_Yih_UC1HA%3BFRNyLAIdQfkl-yn7UfGWJ65RiDGDGUpd5phPpQ%3BFQ4oLAIdVJcl-ykLz-w9dK5RiDEY830MLOxnQQ%3BFcgeKwId7qEk-ymZBeeFb6tRiDGF6WfD5leLiQ%3BFUgYKgIdOj0k-ykNpnsNrKpRiDFZh8gnbnHRJg%3BFb7kKAIddFAj-ymda6Ehm_5QiDHJvEXgfi8iaw%3BFarxIAIdOEYn-w&sll=36.23652,-81.531258&sspn=0.176674,0.363579&vpsrc=6&hl=en&mra=dvme&mrsp=12&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12&ie=UTF8&ll=36.235412,-81.529541&spn=1.413396,2.90863&t=m&z=9&dirflg=d



1. Head north on US-321 N
2. Turn left onto N Carolina 105 S
3. Turn right onto State Rd 1107
4. Turn left onto N Carolina 194 S/US-321 N/US-421 N Continue to follow US-421 N
Entering Tennessee
5. Sharp right onto TN-44 N
6. Continue onto VA-75 N/Green Spring Rd/Hickory Tree RdContinue to follow VA-75 N/Green Spring Rd
Entering Virginia
7. Turn right onto Co Rd 677/Watauga Rd
8. Turn right onto US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
9. Slight left onto Co Rd 878/W Laurel Ave
10. Turn right onto US-58 E/VA-91 S/Douglas Dr
11. Slight left onto US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
12. Turn right to stay on US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
13. Turn left onto US-58 E/Highlands PkwyContinue to follow US-58 E
14. Turn right onto US-58 E/VA-16 S/ TroutvilleHwy
15. Turn right onto VA-16 S/Jefferson Hwy Entering North Carolina
16. Continue onto N Carolina 16 S
17. Turn right onto N Carolina 88 W/US-221 S Continue to follow US-221 S
18. Turn right onto US-221 S/US-421 N Continue to follow US-421 N
19. Turn left onto N Carolina 105 S/US-221 S
20. Turn left onto US-321 S/Blowing Rock Rd Continue to follow US-321 S
Return to Hickory on HWY 321

Sonicbluesvt
08-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Robbie and I are working out the rest of the details. We will post up meeting time and where we plan to stop and eat.

Slowbra
08-28-2011, 10:00 AM
Will this be a 1 day trip or a full weekend?

cobrabitn
08-28-2011, 11:05 AM
One day trip...

WhiteSnake01
08-29-2011, 04:40 PM
Tony, If you started a list put my name on it. If I can help with anything just let me know.
Mike Woodward - 2001 - Oxford White - Cobra Coupe

ghelmick
08-29-2011, 05:35 PM
Same here, add my name if you are starting a list.
Also, I take it by the directions above the cruise starts and ends around Hickory?
Trying to coordinate with a trip to MS and looking to book a hotel semi-close to the end of the cruise.
Greg Helmick White 2008 GT500

Cobra4me
08-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Same here, add my name if you are starting a list.
Also, I take it by the directions above the cruise starts and ends around Hickory?
Trying to coordinate with a trip to MS and looking to book a hotel semi-close to the end of the cruise.
Greg Helmick White 2008 GT500
Tony, If you started a list put my name on it. If I can help with anything just let me know.
Mike Woodward - 2001 - Oxford White - Cobra Coupe


I will be starting a list here in the next couple days

cobrabitn
08-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Thanks Mike!! I'm just helping Robbie and Ted get started. They'll be the contact members and the list makers for this one!! :)

nckissfan
08-29-2011, 07:46 PM
here is a cool video for people to see what the road is like, even though it is a Miata, you get the idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS7u_lKj0us

cobrabitn
08-29-2011, 09:20 PM
I picked this road because my wife said it was worse than the Dragon. I highly recommend you check your brake pads before making this trip/cruise.

Robbie, you should be able to "edit" my first post and start your list!! :)

Cobra4me
08-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Tony, If you started a list put my name on it. If I can help with anything just let me know.
Mike Woodward - 2001 - Oxford White - Cobra CoupeMike have you driven this road before? If so let me know
Robbie

nckissfan
08-31-2011, 08:45 PM
will there be a lunch stop somewhere along the way?

Cobra4me
08-31-2011, 10:22 PM
will there be a lunch stop somewhere along the way?the plan is to stop at woodlands bbq which a place we have gone to before

http://www.woodlandsbbq.com/

WhiteSnake01
09-01-2011, 07:04 AM
Robbie; I have not driven this road before.
Mike

nckissfan
09-01-2011, 08:36 AM
the plan is to stop at woodlands bbq which a place we have gone to before

http://www.woodlandsbbq.com/

that is in Blowing Rock, so is that before we get going on 421? looks like a good place to eat

Cobra4me
09-01-2011, 02:27 PM
that is in Blowing Rock, so is that before we get going on 421? looks like a good place to eatyes on 321 before we get to 421

nckissfan
09-01-2011, 03:44 PM
ok, sounds good. Tina and I are staying in Boone friday night, so we will meet you at the bbq joint

cobrabitn
09-02-2011, 12:21 AM
You will be in for a treat then!! :)

Sneakysnake
09-02-2011, 02:41 AM
Unless something unforeseen comes up, put me down. 2011 Kona Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe

Betting it will be even cooler than last time, see you there.

Alex

Cobra4me
09-02-2011, 07:12 PM
I took this trip today. So I would know the route and to help to make sure no one would get lost. This an awesome ride!!! It is long and I need to make some adjustments to the route but it was great. AT one point I was on a road that was no more than the size of a wide driveway. All will be resolved before the cruise date though. Everybody sign up for this cruise. To me it is better than the dragon. And I have been to the TOTD a number of times

Cobra4me
09-02-2011, 07:13 PM
Unless something unforeseen comes up, put me down. 2011 Kona Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe

Betting it will be even cooler than last time, see you there.

AlexWhat is your last name again?

Sneakysnake
09-03-2011, 03:10 PM
Alex Vogel

Neighbor has a 2011 also and I'm trying to get him to come. I'll post if he can make it. Gonna be a hoot.

cobrabitn
09-03-2011, 11:07 PM
I told you my wife said it was worse than the dragon. :)

Cobra4me
09-08-2011, 07:06 PM
bump, tell your friends.

Cobra4me
09-10-2011, 11:31 PM
List updated.

Red03
09-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Count me in - Greg Peppers - 2003 Torch Red Cobra

Cobra4me
09-13-2011, 02:16 PM
thanks Greg! look forward to seeing everyone.

nckissfan
09-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Count me in - Greg Peppers - 2003 Torch Red Cobra

cool, look forward to seeing you!!

Sneakysnake
09-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Come on weather...cooperate damn't. Crossing fingers.

cobrabitn
09-17-2011, 06:56 PM
:ttiwwop:

nckissfan
09-17-2011, 08:49 PM
had a great time, seven cars in all. 421 was a blast!! hwy 58 was great, too. A little damp to start the day, but cleared up and sun started shining.

Cobra4me
09-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Thanks to the folks below for coming out even when it was raining having a positive outlook on the day and making this cruise a success. At least in my book. The day turned out beautiful and even got to listen to live music at Woodlands BBQ:D

Greg Hemlick
Mike Woodward
Mike and Tina Boyle
Alex Vogel
Mary and Jim Slavin
Greg Peppers

These folks came quite a distance to be in Hickory. If there was any negative it would be the slowpokes that got in our way.

Cobra4me
09-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Didnt have time to take much pictures after all it was a cruise. Or a very spirited driving cruise. Here are some pics, realized after, didnt really get many of Mike's car.


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0310.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0315-1.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0319.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0318.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0316.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0320.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0321.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0325.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0329.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0330.jpg

ghelmick
09-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Good times today. The entire cruise was a blast!! Sure did enjoy chasing you all through the mountains... :thumbsup:

nckissfan
09-17-2011, 09:50 PM
nice pictures! This was a fun route. There are so many roads in the mountains that we need to run in future cruises. Too many, actually, haha. We had no accidents, and no po-po pulling us over, so it was a very successful cruise. I look forward to the next one!!

my plan for the next one, is to have a Go Pro camera stuck to the hood.

Red03
09-18-2011, 09:59 PM
Great time! Hwy 421 "The Snake" is a blast it was more than worth the trip. I think Hwy 58 could have better but we just got stuck behind some "slow pokes". The blast back down 321 wasn't too bad either. . . LOL I agree with Mike we have allot of options for these cruises in the future.

Sneakysnake
09-19-2011, 08:02 AM
The video is up. It's like 19 minutes, but there are some really good parts and I put some music to it to pass the time to. Can't wait for the next one! Thanks guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L_v0wiRmRU

cobrabitn
09-19-2011, 03:36 PM
Can you post an action photo from that video and I'll host the link on the front page of the website? Excellent video!!

Thanks,

Tony

nckissfan
09-19-2011, 04:38 PM
video is cool, too bad I was holding up the pack. I have never been on that stretch of 421 before.

Sneakysnake
09-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Can you post an action photo from that video and I'll host the link on the front page of the website? Excellent video!!

Thanks,

Tony

Searched the video, this seemed like a pretty good shot...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk154/nmeofdst8/snapshot_007.jpg

Cobra4me
09-19-2011, 11:00 PM
good job with the video Alex!

cobrabitn
09-20-2011, 02:07 AM
Thanks and done!