Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Get out and do something!
User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#1 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:03 pm

10am in front of the Phillips Motel in Robbinsville. Leave at 10:30 Sharp.
This is my 5th year leading this run which is a spirited run across Wayah Road to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin, NC for lunch. After lunch we'll head down NC28 in Franklin for about 4 miles & turn left on to EllJay Road back towards Silva/Dillsboro & pick up US 19/74 to NC 28 to the Fontana Dam. From there on to Fontana Village to see whats going on then on to the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort & Campground for gas, pit stops & drinks. From there we can run the Dragon or head back to our hotels.
This run will take most of the day.
Last year we had 43 cars & I got back to the Phillips at ~4:00pm after a Great Day of Twistie Driving.
Come on out, a head count would be nice to let Fat Buddies know how many'll be along.
Can't wait to be there. :drive:
FYI for the Newbies, there is a fine line between spirited driving & stupid driving. I don't want to wreck my car anymore than you do. Nuff said.
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

Evil Dave
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 130

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#2 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:27 am

You know I'm always up for a FB run. If a lot show up how about breaking into groups of 10?

User avatar
jonw
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 20
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#3 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:10 pm

I suspect most or all of the 15 Mass Miatas will go along with you.

Looking forward to it...

barryscott
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 14

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#4 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:44 pm

Great drive last year. :D Will be there this year also. :applaud:

User avatar
Wheeata
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 16

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#5 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:32 am

Newbie here, staying at Phillips, love BBQ and would like to join in this run.

Thanks, Bill
Lehigh Valley Miata Owners Club and the Delaware Valley Miata Club

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#6 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:36 pm

Glad to have y'all. :dragon: :drive:
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#7 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:31 pm

Ok. I ran the route last w/e during Roadsters at the Gap & all is well with the roads. During the run I decided to add a little bit more to the Run by following "The Road to Nowhere" It's on the way back from EllJay Rd & makes the return trip less boring. Also we'll have a Beer stop for y'all to stock up if y'all want to....
So I'm looking forward to a Great Spirited drive on Friday Morning. :drive: :dragon:
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

User avatar
commentator
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 202

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#8 » Sat May 01, 2010 12:57 pm

There used to be a Fat Buddies Run on Friday evenings in the past. Leaving from the Phillips at 5:30. I was not able to make the MATG last year but I am planning on being there this year. McDermott used to lead the evening run, is anybody going to do a 5:50 pm run to Fat Buddies this year?
commentator
2005 Lavaorange Mazdaspeed

NOLAmiata
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 11

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#9 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:08 am

had an amazing time last year. looking forward to this run

Melissa
Melissa

tigger23
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 23

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#10 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:36 am

It was a great run last year! Good roads and great BBQ. Be sure to bring your cameras as it is a good photo op when the cars all pile into the shopping center parking lot!

1999 10AE #2306
Michael
1999 10AE #2306

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#11 » Mon May 10, 2010 6:55 am

commentator wrote:There used to be a Fat Buddies Run on Friday evenings in the past. Leaving from the Phillips at 5:30. I was not able to make the MATG last year but I am planning on being there this year. McDermott used to lead the evening run, is anybody going to do a 5:50 pm run to Fat Buddies this year?


I think so. If you decide to come on mine we'll be back in plenty of time to go on the evening run.
Check with Josh (swingdancer)
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

azcat
Tabcat Bridge
Tabcat Bridge
Posts: 9

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#12 » Wed May 19, 2010 7:04 am

We'll be joining the run--thanks for leading!

User avatar
Ron G K
Crossroads of Time
Crossroads of Time
Posts: 56

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#13 » Wed May 19, 2010 7:14 am

Sounds Like more fun than a barrel of Monkey's!!
Count This Canadian and his Wife in See ya at the Philip's.

Ron& Dee Kennedy
Kitchener Ontario
Canada
Ron & Dee Kennedy

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#14 » Wed May 26, 2010 12:36 pm

OK, Josh says nobody's leading a Fat Buddies run on Friday evening as of now.

So Glad to have y'all aboard.

I don't know about y'all but I'm gettin' antsy..... :-)
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

Evil Dave
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 130

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#15 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:16 am

With no PM run the AM run may be huge (bigger than last year :!: ). May have to split it into groups of 10 or so cars. I know trying to keep track of 20+ last year was a pain and I still lost 5 or so. :drive:

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#16 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:21 pm

Good point Dave. We had 43 cars last year, split into 2 groups with Dave leading the second group & as he said he lost a couple of cars.

So with that in mind...... If needed I may ask for a couple of additional Leaders for this. Hopefully if you decide to lead, you'll have run Wayah Rd. before, if not maybe you've lead a run for your club. The issue is keeping up with everybody while in traffic in towns & at traffic lights.
FRS radio Ch 5-0
Here's a thumbnail for our run:
The run down 129 to 19/74 is straight forward. Turning left at the stop sign & getting everybody thru & together. Usually there will be a car or 2 mixed in & getting around them & re-joining the group can slow you down. Just remember that not everyone has been on this run before so try to keep an eye on your mirror.

I like the last car in the line to have their headlights on to make it easier to spot the end car & making sure they get thru ok & if not waiting for them.

Wayah Rd. is a right turn ~2-3 miles from 129.
The end of Wayah is a stop sign & a right turn then the junction with US64 is a left turn at a stop sign on a 4-lane divided highway.
KMart shopping center is a dedicated turn-off into the shopping center about 5-6 miles from Wayah & Fat Buddies is in the corner of the "L" shaped shopping center.

After lunch we'll get back on 64 heading east & go to NC28 south, a right turn at the end of the ramp, go about 3.5 miles & turn left onto Elljay Rd. Caution, the road sign is on the right side of 28 & Elljay goes off to the left, there's a landscape stone yard on the corner as a landmark.
Elljay runs to NC107, a left turn at a stop light.
NC 116 is a left turn at a stoplight,
23/441 is a right turn at a stoplight.
19/74 west is a left side on-ramp at the top of the hill.
Bryson City is exit 67 to the right, then turn right & go down the hill to a stoplight, turn right, go to the next stoplight & turn left. This is the beginning of The Road To Nowhere. Go~10 miles to the tunnel & park. We'll walk thru the tunnel, sightsee a bit & return to our cars.
We'll follow 19 business to Ingles supermarket for beer then on down 19/74 to NC28 north on to the top Fontana Dam then to Fontana Village. Then on to The Deals Gap resort & campground & this is the official end of the run.

Looks like we'll have a good group. Cain't Wait!!

Ken

PS: After 17 edits maybe I've got this right. ;-)
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

User avatar
Ron G K
Crossroads of Time
Crossroads of Time
Posts: 56

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#17 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:10 am

If you need a little help for another leader. This Canadian led the Fat Buddies run last year on the Friday night run.
I would be happy to help out

Ron Kennedy
Kitchener Ontario Canada
Last edited by Guest on Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ron & Dee Kennedy

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#18 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:57 pm

Thanks for the help Ron. This is gonna be a Great run. Cain't wait. :-)
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

douge
Tabcat Bridge
Tabcat Bridge
Posts: 2

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#19 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:47 pm

My wife and I will be there :)

Doug & Pam

Evil Dave
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 130

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#20 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:22 pm

I'll bring a whole bunch of copies of the directions.

jshaught
Tabcat Bridge
Tabcat Bridge
Posts: 4

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#21 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:11 am

jshaught here. Would love to make this run. This is my first year I am excited

User avatar
bntoples
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 162
Contact:

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#22 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:30 am

jshaught:

Good to have you.

Only 10 days left till I'm there :drive: :applaud: :mrgreen:
The only difference between Spirited & Stupid is tire squeal.
Most of my friends think I'm straight.

vitesse
Tabcat Bridge
Tabcat Bridge
Posts: 5

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#23 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:05 pm

I will be heading up there on friday morning. Too early a start to get there for 10, so we will head for Franklin and meet you at Fat Buddy's for lunch and the rest of the ride.

See you there

Dave

BUZZOOM
The Overlook
The Overlook
Posts: 18

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#24 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:04 am

Sorry to be so late pitching our hat in the ring, but the Music City Club will be "Bringing It" with (19) Miatas and (33) BBQ lovers. Hope there's room. If need be, we can take care of ourselves getting there. But may need a little help finding Elljay Rd, on the way out. We'll see you at the Phillips at 10:00 on Friday. This run is a real Hoot.

BUZZOOM
Enjoy The Ride !

Evil Dave
Fontana Village
Fontana Village
Posts: 130

Re: Friday Morning Run to Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin

Post#25 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:42 am

I only made 50 copies of the directions. :totop:

Return to “Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest