Cadillac CTS-V - SF Bay Group Drive June 2012




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horific
05-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Alright Folks,

Since the last little V meet was so much fun on April 21st at Santana Row, I decided we should try to get everyone together and do another meet and group drive later in June. I'm open to dates but I'm throwing out June 16th.

The plan is to meet up maybe somewhere here in the southbay or Foster City and hang out for a bit then take a nice drive.
I'm thinking 2 options
1) up 101 to 92 in foster city and have lunch there before we drive over to 1 and then loop back down south.
2) meet up in the southbay and drive south to Carmel and 17 mile drive maybe at pebble beach somewhere and hang out.

I'm open to other suggestions. Please pass this along to other sections of this forum and LS1tech as i'm not a member there.

Let me know if you have questions.

Chris "Horific" Ho
09 Black Raven CTS-V Sedan
chrisjho@gmail.com
(408) 69-BigHo


DrSpeed
05-15-2012, 09:46 AM
Don't know if I'm cool (or fast) enough to roll with the V2's.

I'm down the weekend after...Maybe hit up some of the curvys down near Alice's - 4 Corners. In the HW9 and HW35 area. I had fun out there on a bike, not sure how it would be in a car....

Onefast V
05-15-2012, 10:57 AM
i will be there!


Onefast V
05-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Don't know if I'm cool (or fast) enough to roll with the V2's.

I'm down the weekend after...Maybe hit up some of the curvys down near Alice's - 4 Corners. In the HW9 and HW35 area. I had fun out there on a bike, not sure how it would be in a car....

we need more V1 representation!

Kurlee Daddee
05-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Figure out the meeting place and I'm down.

EPIK
05-15-2012, 05:42 PM
Wish there would be a meet closer to Sacramento, or the east bay/North bay. SJ is FAR for me...

Onefast V
05-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Wish there would be a meet closer to Sacramento, or the east bay/North bay. SJ is FAR for me...

Foster city not close enough... lol

catch2otwo
05-15-2012, 10:12 PM
what about doing mines rd out in livermore?

Onefast V
05-15-2012, 10:27 PM
If you guys do one in livermore ill be there

BUKSING
05-16-2012, 12:13 AM
I'll try to make it. Couldnt make the last 2 but wanted to.

DrSpeed
05-16-2012, 11:09 AM
Wow...Really? Splitting the difference between Livermore and San Mateo? It's a few gallons of fuel.

catch2otwo
05-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Wow...Really? Splitting the difference between Livermore and San Mateo? It's a few gallons of fuel.

I suggested mines rd as its 100% less of a cluster fuck then 4corners/alices on a weekend...

Onefast V
05-16-2012, 10:19 PM
Where is mines road?

Onefast V
05-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Just checked it out. Mines road looks like a fun Road and I'd. Be up for a drive there.

horific
05-17-2012, 02:59 AM
ok sounds great. Let's run Mines Road... I don't know the area well is there a nice open place we could all meet before we drive... Someplace with a nice large parking lot and maybe a place to grab lunch.

I still plan on gathering at Santana Row that morning and then we'll head up to meet up with everyone else that's up towards Mines!

Let me know where you'd like us to meet you!

catch2otwo
05-17-2012, 08:39 AM
So heres a place where people usually stop at. Its call the Junction, never been but heard alot about it over the years.

http://thejunctionbarandgrill.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-junction-livermore

I figure it will be a fun drive to go from there all the way up to the Mt Hamilton Lick Observatory.

Coming out of the observatory pretty much puts you right near san jose aka 880/101 so it should be easy for everyone to hop on the free way to go home.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/catch2otwo/CTSV/Screenshot2012-05-17at64003AM.png
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/catch2otwo/CTSV/Screenshot2012-05-17at64156AM.png

Onefast V
05-17-2012, 11:25 AM
So heres a place where people usually stop at. Its call the Junction, never been but heard alot about it over the years.

http://thejunctionbarandgrill.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-junction-livermore

I figure it will be a fun drive to go from there all the way up to the Mt Hamilton Lick Observatory.

Coming out of the observatory pretty much puts you right near san jose aka 880/101 so it should be easy for everyone to hop on the free way to go home.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/catch2otwo/CTSV/Screenshot2012-05-17at64003AM.png
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w241/catch2otwo/CTSV/Screenshot2012-05-17at64156AM.png

so your suggesting meeting up at the junction? sounds like a good place to me!

DrSpeed
05-17-2012, 12:55 PM
So, it sounds like we need to narrow down a time and date.

Also, a pre-post meal spot. If anyone wants to rally out from Bezerkeley (my temporary home), let me know.

Looking forward to it!

catch2otwo
05-17-2012, 02:32 PM
so your suggesting meeting up at the junction? sounds like a good place to me!

Yup we should all meet up at the junction then cruise to the lick observatory.


Dr speed, ill be coming from richmond so I'm down to meet in berkeley

Do we have a time and date yet?

Onefast V
05-17-2012, 03:28 PM
im thinking we will meet at santana row car meet and then head up as a group to the junction bar and grill to meet up with anyone else who doesn't want to drive to san jose as well as grab a bite.

JUNE 16th 10AM at sanatana row.. then i would guess around 1pm-2pm at the junction.

DrSpeed
05-17-2012, 07:04 PM
SHT....I misread the initial post.

I interpreted "throwing out" June 16 meant to NOT select June 16th as the date for the drive.

I'll be back in Seattle that weekend.

Sorry - you guys have fun that weekend for me!

catch2otwo
05-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Im in as long as I dont get called for work, like I have the last two meets. Are you guys planning to drive to the observatory too?

jvtex
05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
I live out in Livermore and have driven/riden Mines road. Please be very careful! A TON of Cyclist frequent that road on the weekends, including myself. Motorcycles too.

There are some real dangerous spots, (ie: Cliffs, Blind Corners, falling rocks - yeah those too). Also, there are Ranchers with Farm vehicles driving slow. It's Very Long, and Very Twisty, a lot longer than it looks.

Haven Driven both 35 to Alice's with other routes and driven Mines, I'd say that the average "spirited" driving pace of Mines is cut in Half.

Make sure you are all topped off with fuel. Check fluids, check tires as well before hitting this road. IF something brakes it's gonna be a while for a Tow Truck. Cell service is also an issue.

Personally, I won't join you if you decide to go on Mines, nor will I be on my Road Bike. I'd have Mines as being an alternative drive.

-joel

Onefast V
05-17-2012, 08:50 PM
This thread is in the cadillac forums in the v2 general section I would post this stuff in there because the guy organizing it frequents that page.

horific
05-18-2012, 01:53 AM
I'm down for whatever... but this sounds like it could be slightly more risky... we could always run highway 9 or even highway 92 to highway 1 like i first suggested... but i'm open to suggestions


I'm also going to be starting a sign up list please add your name and if you'd like your e-mail and i can send up a final update to eveyone

1) Chris - Horific - Chrisjho@gmail.com
2)
3)
4)

catch2otwo
05-18-2012, 08:24 AM
I live out in Livermore and have driven/riden Mines road. Please be very careful! A TON of Cyclist frequent that road on the weekends, including myself. Motorcycles too.

There are some real dangerous spots, (ie: Cliffs, Blind Corners, falling rocks - yeah those too). Also, there are Ranchers with Farm vehicles driving slow. It's Very Long, and Very Twisty, a lot longer than it looks.

Haven Driven both 35 to Alice's with other routes and driven Mines, I'd say that the average "spirited" driving pace of Mines is cut in Half.

Make sure you are all topped off with fuel. Check fluids, check tires as well before hitting this road. IF something brakes it's gonna be a while for a Tow Truck. Cell service is also an issue.

Personally, I won't join you if you decide to go on Mines, nor will I be on my Road Bike. I'd have Mines as being an alternative drive.

-joel

Ive done Mines rd only on my motorcycle, everytime on the weekend. Id have to say the risks you stated are correct, and with the road being tighter it does tend to keep speeds down. However, it is alot less crowded then 9/35 Alices on a weekend. Im down for whatever, Im always in for Alices as you never know what you may see there. If people want an easier drive then Alices may be the ticket.

Onefast V
05-23-2012, 04:05 PM
I'm down for whatever... but this sounds like it could be slightly more risky... we could always run highway 9 or even highway 92 to highway 1 like i first suggested... but i'm open to suggestions


I'm also going to be starting a sign up list please add your name and if you'd like your e-mail and i can send up a final update to eveyone

1) Chris - Horific - Chrisjho@gmail.com
2) Craig - cbcaboyer@gmail.com
3)
4)

addition

catch2otwo
05-23-2012, 05:11 PM
So did we decide mines rd or alices? Alices may be slightly easier and a more leisurely drive.

Onefast V
05-23-2012, 06:05 PM
So did we decide mines rd or alices? Alices may be slightly easier and a more leisurely drive.

I will do whichever people prefer

DrSpeed
05-23-2012, 09:35 PM
I'm game if it's the weekend after!

catch2otwo
05-24-2012, 11:46 AM
im down for alices, itll probably be easier and a little more fun since its more leisurely.

Onefast V
05-24-2012, 12:32 PM
im down for alices, itll probably be easier and a little more fun since its more leisurely.

agreed.

horific
05-25-2012, 01:43 PM
Ok folks here it is... This is my plan since it seems that there are a lot of concerns about safety on certain roads.

Final Plan Saturday June 16th 2012

1) South Bay Meeting - 9:30AM Santana Row C&C in the back parking lot
- We should be there for a little while before we head up north. (10:30am departure head up 101 to San Mateo)

2) Meet up with east bay and other more NorCal folks in San Mateo at the Red Robin Parking Lot (11:30ish)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
2204 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA
Bridgepointe Shopping Center
We can grab lunch over there and hang out for a bit.

3) We'll drive west on 92 down to half moon bay
4) if we feel like it we can continue on 1 south down and take the long way back home. Depending on the time we can always go back up 92 home.

Please add your name to the sign up list if you plan on coming.

Hope to see you all there.

1) Chris "Horific" - Squackatu - Chrisjho@gmail.com
2) Craig - cbcaboyer@gmail.com
3)
4)

Kurlee Daddee
05-25-2012, 02:12 PM
Ok folks here it is... This is my plan since it seems that there are a lot of concerns about safety on certain roads.

Final Plan Saturday June 16th 2012

1) South Bay Meeting - 9:30AM Santana Row C&C in the back parking lot
- We should be there for a little while before we head up north. (10:30am departure head up 101 to San Mateo)

2) Meet up with east bay and other more NorCal folks in San Mateo at the Red Robin Parking Lot (11:30ish)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
2204 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA
Bridgepointe Shopping Center
We can grab lunch over there and hang out for a bit.

3) We'll drive west on 92 down to half moon bay
4) if we feel like it we can continue on 1 south down and take the long way back home. Depending on the time we can always go back up 92 home.

Please add your name to the sign up list if you plan on coming.

Hope to see you all there.

1) Chris "Horific" - Squackatu - Chrisjho@gmail.com
2) Craig - cbcaboyer@gmail.com
3) Karl - curleedaddee@gmail.com
4)




I will meet up with the San Jose crew over at Santana Row. What's C&C?

horific
05-25-2012, 02:59 PM
Sorry.... C&C is Coffee and Cars it's the Weekly car gathering at Santana Row that happens when the weather is nice out. usually starts at about 8am and goes on till about 11. it happens in the back parking lot near Thea and the Movie theaters

Onefast V
05-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Sounds good!

catch2otwo
05-25-2012, 05:01 PM
dang im out for the third time in a row, moving that weekend, enjoy the drive

horific
05-31-2012, 04:41 PM
Ok guys we have about 7 people signed up... hopefully we'll rope a couple more in the next week... looking forward to seeing you all.

to those of you who can't make it... don't worry i'll try to set another one up in July

Onefast V
06-11-2012, 12:14 PM
bump!

horific
06-13-2012, 12:29 PM
ok folks... it's this saturday.... looking forward to seeing you. Don't forget to get the car washed :)

Kurlee Daddee
06-13-2012, 03:17 PM
How many all together do we have going on the drive with us now?

Onefast V
06-13-2012, 05:09 PM
i think 9ish

Kurlee Daddee
06-16-2012, 09:49 AM
So we are meeting at the movie theaters across the street from Santana Row? The Century Theaters? 9am?

BUKSING
06-16-2012, 06:44 PM
Santana Row

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-12.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-13.jpg

OneFastV
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-14.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-15.jpg

XLR V(sorry forgot your SN)
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-16.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-17.jpg

@Red Robin - San Mateo
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-18.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-19.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-20.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-21.jpg

@Alice's
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/danellica/photo-22.jpg

Onefast V
06-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Good thing my hood up shot is far away. Don't want to show off the duct taped air intake tube!

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Great to meet all you guys. Had a lot of fun on the drives as well. Here's some of the pics. You can check out the others here:

http://razzi.me/albums/15497-ls1tech-cts-v-meet-and-drive

At Santana Row
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629055/0efd55f.jpg?1339968261
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629056/0ae80cf.jpg?1339968265
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629057/2747794.jpg?1339968270
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629058/4d525ff.jpg?1339968274
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629074/a56c1ed.jpg?1339968353
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629065/cb21c2a.jpg?1339968313
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629072/b5f3d53.jpg?1339968344

At Red Robin in San Mateo
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629053/ec89044.jpg?1339968249
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629052/d3c6f80.jpg?1339968246

At Alices Restaurant
http://just.razzi.me/photos/629087/7a6924d.jpg?1339968408

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 05:30 PM
Slowly editing my videos from the drive portion. As I said before My cameraman flaked so I was forced to use my passenger seat camera mount. I didn't realize the boxing gloves were in the way. Oh well. Sorry.

Here's the first vid leaving Santana Row on our way to San Mateo.

http://youtu.be/-ACG2bPOxrU

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 06:40 PM
This video is from Highway 280 in Cupertino to Sand Hill Road on Highway 280 in Palo Alto.

http://youtu.be/OjCVxAWMk7s

wcryan
06-17-2012, 06:49 PM
looks like fun

gotta looooooove all the CHP

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 08:13 PM
This video is cruising on Highway 280 North from Edgewood Road to where Highway 92 and Highway 101 meet.

http://youtu.be/Y35oOyB1U7I

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 10:22 PM
This video is starts at Highway 92 and Cañada Road and travels to Highway 84 at Woodside Road.

http://youtu.be/fbf3IXowb_E

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 11:39 PM
This video is leaving Alices Restaurant on Highway 84 and taking Skyline to Page Mill Road.

http://youtu.be/CBvQC02TYXs

horific
06-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Thanks to everyone who came out this saturday... it was great seeing you all again. Also if you have pics you would like put in the video send them to me chrisjho@gmail.com ... it'll take me a while to edit and make the video but i promise i'll get it done

Craig... thanks for helping drive this ... also got some pretty cool footage of you driving past me

Karl... thanks for leading us through the drive on 35... that was an awesome route!

Kurlee Daddee
06-17-2012, 11:46 PM
Thanks to everyone who came out this saturday... it was great seeing you all again. Also if you have pics you would like put in the video send them to me chrisjho@gmail.com ... it'll take me a while to edit and make the video but i promise i'll get it done

Craig... thanks for helping drive this ... also got some pretty cool footage of you driving past me

Karl... thanks for leading us through the drive on 35... that was an awesome route!

No doubt Chris. My videos didn't really come out the way I wanted, but at least you can hear the exhaust this time.

I will send you a bunch of pics that I took as well. And thanks for the drinks at Alices. DAMN it was hot up there. 102 deg F to be exact.

Kurlee Daddee
06-18-2012, 12:54 PM
I posted my vids over on CTSVOwners here:

http://www.ctsvowners.com/forum/showthread.php/2564-Vids-From-The-SF-Bay-CTS-V-Group-Drive-16June2012?p=40568#post40568

And my Pics here: http://www.ctsvowners.com/forum/showthread.php/2563-Pics-From-The-SF-Bay-CTS-V-Group-Drive-16June2012

Kurlee Daddee
06-18-2012, 10:50 PM
This video is driving from Skyline down Page Mill Road to Highway 280 part 1.

http://youtu.be/PLB8LRVfo7Q

BUKSING
06-18-2012, 11:43 PM
That page mill run was fun. That pos red miata was fukin up the flow for a minute. It was nice meeting you guys too.

Kurlee Daddee
06-18-2012, 11:46 PM
That page mill run was fun. That pos red miata was fukin up the flow for a minute. It was nice meeting you guys too.

So was all the god damn bicycles as you probably heard me yell out loud in the video. Stay in your bike lanes assholes.:guns: