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Tesla Roadster Meet/Drive Saturday, 6/18 (SF bay area)

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by spiderguy, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. spiderguy

    spiderguy Member

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    If any Roadster owners are interested in meeting/driving this coming Saturday, there will be about a dozen of us meeting:

    9am - 9:30am - Fremont Tesla factory (next to the Superchargers) and driving over to meet Peninsula people at

    10am - Tesla HQ - 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto

    10:30 - noon - Casual drive on great roads to lunch in Los Gatos

    If interested, please PM me and I will send you further details.

    Harry
     
  2. josh-io

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    Count me (and #117) in!
     
  3. augkuo

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    Lisa and I will join in -
     
  4. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    You already have my sign-up as well.
     
  5. spiderguy

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    It looks like we'll have about 14 Roadsters or so, with 1/2 meeting in Fremont and 1/2 in Palo Alto. If you're planning on joining for lunch and haven't told me, please do so immediately, for an accurate count.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
     
  6. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    It was great !

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  7. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    How many Roadsters participated in the drive?

    Sorry I missed it, hopefully next time I'll be there.
     
  8. TEG

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    I think there were 14 at the start, but some had other lunch plans so 10 at the end...
     
  9. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    Are there any more photos? Excuse me over here...just drooling profusely.

    The only major thing missing there is a Very Orange...
     
  10. augkuo

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    drive1s.jpg drive2s.jpg drive3s.jpg drive4s.jpg drive5s.jpg drive6s.jpg Thanks Harry (Very orange roadster) for organizing everything and TEG for leading the group (lightning green). At first we all tried to keep up but after a nearly missed collision (my bad) and a spin-out people slowed down and our group got spread out. The route started from Tesla HQ up Page mill road to Skyline and then down HWY 9 to some backroads down to Los Gatos Vasona Lake Park. Enjoy the pics!
     
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    drive8s.jpg drive12s.jpg drive18s.jpg drive19s.jpg drive20s.jpg drive21s.jpg last set --
     
  12. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    Thank you for the photos! I'm nearly in tears at how beautiful this is.
    It is now a major note on my bucket list to attend one of these meets!

    Now...just need to find myself another Roadster...
     
  13. spiderguy

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    Thanks to all those that came out for the drive. We had a good turnout; thanks to TEG for leading us on a fun route. Here's a couple of iphone snaps:
     
  14. TEG

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    The weather was perfect for us. The day before had been overcast and even had a hint of rain, so we lucked out with the drive weather.

    Also, the route planning was partly done just with Google maps aerial photos, and the surprising group of picturesque available parking spots in the map turned out to be true when we got there.
    (I had been secretly crossing my fingers the whole drive hoping that the spaces would be clear.)
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    In the busy SF bay area it is a bit rare to find a good set of empty spaces in a nice location like that.

    One thing I am learning from these drives is that there isn't really a "one size fits all" pace. We had a group of 5 roadsters in front wanting to push the limits of their cars, and a slower group in the rear that felt a bit left behind at times. In hindsight I wish we had spent more time at the beginning discussing upcoming "split up" and "wait for stragglers" strategies. Also, with that many cars, there isn't always a good stopping place to get everyone back together again. A more thorough route plan could include some part way points where we would stop and regroup before continuing on. Still, in the end, it all worked out well in terms of getting the cars together at the photo spot, and making it over to the great lunch place after the drive.

    In case anyone is wondering, no, I still don't own a Roadster... It was courtesy of Spiderguy's fantastic generosity that I manged to be part of another one of these fun events.
     
  15. DaveD

    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    Well, that's a relief to know! It'll be a sad day when @TEG buys a Roadster --the lone holdout finally succumbing to the temptation that the rest of us gave into. Stay strong! ;)
     
  16. TEG

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    If I had more cash... Well, I was saving up to buy a used one, but now it is earmarked for a Model 3...
     
  17. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    On that note, exactly how many Roadsters does @spiderguy HAVE?
     
  18. TEG

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    Lets see now... Yellow, Blue, Black, Green, Orange (SO), ...
     
  19. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    Aha! I heard about a fellow who had several Roadsters...two came from here in Dallas at Starwood...this means 1315 is that gorgeous Lightning Green 2.5 Sport you're driving here!
     

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