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Title: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: andyoutandabout on October 21, 2018, 01:22:09 PM
This means YOU
Peeps, as is my custom, it’s all last minute, but those plans tend to work out best.
The Napa Renegade is on for this Saturday October 27th.
Show up Friday, BBQ and beer, ride the valley Saturday, evening food options up for the vote, say farewells Sunday after a doughnut and coffee.
Free sleeping areas for 8 riders : varying from private room with attached restroom, thru couch, futon, tent and air mattress. (Persons less flexible of body get the more comfortable options)
The Saturday ride is a long one thru the vineyards and even a run of Skaggs Springs at the end. All up it’s an ambitious 300 mile sprint, but it’s got slower sections so you can rest. Lunch will hopefully work out at the Bluebird cafe in Hopland, which is a classic slice of Americana itself.
Interested parties add to this list, or pose questions on this thread.
Looking forward to riding with you:

Andyoutandabout


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Mike Ramos on October 21, 2018, 02:45:43 PM

Peeps, as is my custom, it’s all last minute, but those plans tend to work out best.



Yep, the best plans are those of the last minute...!

Count me in...!

Come on you fellows from Sacramento & Oakdale & all the areas of the East Bay...

Waiting on Flint as well.

Midget





Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Flynt on October 21, 2018, 03:22:44 PM

Peeps, as is my custom, it’s all last minute, but those plans tend to work out best.



Yep, the best plans are those of the last minute...!

Count me in...!

Come on you fellows from Sacramento & Oakdale & all the areas of the East Bay...

Waiting on Flint as well.

Midget





Sadly we'll be in Oregon and unable to attend...  We'll miss you all!

Frank


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: roortcloud on October 21, 2018, 03:31:45 PM
Add me to the list Andy. Midget, maybe we can ride there together? I'm planning on being there Friday.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: moparman70 on October 21, 2018, 05:05:41 PM
Man oh Man I would love to attend as I was looking for a Ride too -- but its Halloween weekend ....my weekend to get EVEL

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/10/596_21_10_18_5_03_34.jpeg)


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Mike Ramos on October 21, 2018, 07:12:28 PM
Add me to the list Andy. Midget, maybe we can ride there together? I'm planning on being there Friday.


Howdy Ron,

Sounds good - we'll finalize a time: at the bridge again I assume.

Gonna miss Flint & Moparman too...

Until Friday.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 22, 2018, 10:52:47 AM
UGH! Alas, I will be racing at Sonoma, just a stones' throw away. Races are at 11am Saturday and 2pm Sunday if you guys feel like swinging by for some Porsche races. I'll be in the dark blue #5 Spec911. It's $10 each at the gate. Have fun on your ride!

(https://i.imgur.com/g3ngF8D.jpg)


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: RPM - Robert on October 22, 2018, 11:52:35 AM
One of the wife's only weekends off for the next month or so. Already made plans unfortunately. Enjoy yourselves.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: andyoutandabout on October 24, 2018, 10:34:03 AM
Renegade List:

Mike Ramos
Ron Oort
Craig Z
Mark O (if bike can be found)
Andyoutandabout



Window open for others to apply.......


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: FJmonkey on October 24, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
I really enjoy the smaller informal Renegade rally. It was a bonus when we all fit our FJs in Andy's empty (for renovation) garage. A one time opportunity. I will miss this one. Have fun and stay safe.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: andyoutandabout on October 25, 2018, 08:53:01 AM
Rick, you got me thinking about your racing on Sunday.
How likely is it that we could hang out in the pits with team ZOA NOM?
Andy
That’ll be a rally first.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 25, 2018, 10:52:15 AM
Rick, you got me thinking about your racing on Sunday.
How likely is it that we could hang out in the pits with team ZOA NOM?
Andy
That’ll be a rally first.

Absolutely welcome. Love to see you guys. I'll be in the paddock area closest to the snack bar and gate. Along the row of garages.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: roortcloud on October 25, 2018, 06:38:38 PM
Andy. I don't see that anyone is planning on showing up Friday night. In that case I'll see you Saturday morning. Mike, I'll send you a PM to sort out the details. (Time, place, route to Andy's, etc)


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: andyoutandabout on October 25, 2018, 06:58:38 PM
Ron, you’re right, so yeah Saturday morning will be great. I’d really like us to be underway at 10 am, since the cafe  lunch spot in Hopland closes at 2.
Andy


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Mark Olson on October 25, 2018, 09:55:47 PM
Hey Andy , I found my FJ under all those boxes .. Now I just gotta find all the parts to put back on it . tic toc tic tock ..Oh there they are.

I was speaking to Craig and it sounds like we will be attending for sure. .. He was supposed to call you.

see you guys at Andys.


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: racerrad8 on October 27, 2018, 12:40:11 AM
Rick, you got me thinking about your racing on Sunday.
How likely is it that we could hang out in the pits with team ZOA NOM?
Andy


Andy, if you guys do go to the races Sunday, make sure you find the real race cars.  :bomb:

Those will be the FJ powered Legends and Thunder Roadsters. Once you find them, I'm sure you can get a photo of the FJ's and the rave cars with the FJ heart.

Now that will be a rally first.

Sorry I can't be there, but family must come first :dash2:

Enjoy the weekend, the weather looks perfect.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: racerrad8 on October 27, 2018, 12:42:26 AM
Renegade List:

Mike Ramos
Ron Oort
Craig Z
Mark O (if bike can be found)
Andyoutandabout



Window open for others to apply.......

Joe are you attending, this is right in your backyard.

Randy -RPM


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Tuned forks on October 27, 2018, 08:14:53 AM
Sadly no Randy. It's a visit Dad weekend.  Not enough notice to change plans.  Sucks too cause I likely know the roads Andy will be using.

Joe


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 29, 2018, 08:14:44 AM
Rick, you got me thinking about your racing on Sunday.
How likely is it that we could hang out in the pits with team ZOA NOM?
Andy


Andy, if you guys do go to the races Sunday, make sure you find the real race cars.  :bomb:

Those will be the FJ powered Legends and Thunder Roadsters. Once you find them, I'm sure you can get a photo of the FJ's and the rave cars with the FJ heart.

Now that will be a rally first.

Sorry I can't be there, but family must come first :dash2:

Enjoy the weekend, the weather looks perfect.

Randy - RPM

Wow. You went there! At least you didn't say Miata! :bomb:

What a fantastic weekend! I was frustrated that I had to miss the Renegade up at Andy's place on Saturday, and thrilled to hear they were stopping by the track on Sunday. I got my track fix and FJ fix to boot. Race weekend was a struggle with tires and brakes that made it an uphill climb. Saturday's race ended early with a de-laminated rear tire that luckily didn't deflate. It just peeled a strip of cord off that made a hell of a racket slapping the inner fender. A competitor had a used set that he loaned me for Sunday, which worked out much better. Sunday's issue was the front end, with the tires being the same age as the rear that delaminated, although they wear more slowly than the rears on a 911, I had to fight for grip under braking, and spent time adjusting pressures and braking technique to prevent flat-spotting. All this created some of the worst lap times I've ever run at Sonoma, and put me in the back of the pack.

The good news is that I managed to get as much out of it as I could for Sunday's race and pick up a couple spots and defend for several laps to finish the weekend and the season on a high note. New tires and some off-season weight-reduction plans should yield a more competitive season beginning in March.

Thanks to Andy, Mike and Craig for coming out. It was great to see you, and I hope you had a good time. I wonder if the Legends guys even recognized the FJ in the paddock?


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 29, 2018, 02:35:34 PM
Miata! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzz Bzzzzzzz

How did your front brake ducts work out Rick? What track tires and sizes do you run?
Hoosiers R7?

Sonoma has to be one of the most beautiful road course tracks I've seen. It's on my bucket list to run.

Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzzz Bzzzzzz

 


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 29, 2018, 03:01:01 PM
Miata! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzz Bzzzzzzz

How did your front brake ducts work out Rick? What track tires and sizes do you run?
Hoosiers R7?

Sonoma has to be one of the most beautiful road course tracks I've seen. It's on my bucket list to run.

Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzzz Bzzzzzz

 


The ducting was perfect. No fading at all, and the hoses stayed in place. The Hoosiers really fall off the performance envelope after too many cycles. It was my first set since we move away from the Toyo RA-1's, and I didn't realize they should have been tossed a couple track days sooner. Live and learn. The tires we run for the Spec911 class are the 225/50 fronts and 245/45 rears. Hoosier R7's are sticky tires, but not worth the trouble in my view. I really loved the Toyo RA-1's, but they aren't making them in our sizes any more.

I've run at Sonoma, Laguna, T-Hill, Buttonwillow and Portland, and Sonoma is my favorite. It seems to me to be the most challenging, and rewarding. Unless there's Miatas around...  :bomb:


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Pat Conlon on October 29, 2018, 03:47:02 PM
 Very cool Rick :good2: (Get it? Brake ducts = cool....Sometimes I just crack myself up)
 If you ever decide to run Chuckwalla, let me know, I have room for you at Casa de Conlon.
It's a short track @ 2.7 miles, prolly shorter than you're used to, but fun. (When the wind is calm)
(https://chuckwalla.com/s/Phase-1-GP-Track-Map-3.pdf)

Speaking of Miata's ^^^ Randy's son, Ryan, is a blooming lunatic....


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: racerrad8 on October 29, 2018, 10:28:11 PM
I thought so... It turns like a yacht.

It turns fine, just had trouble slowing it down.  :dash1: That's been fixed.

But, since that video it has been dyno tuned and we might have to upgrade again... :greeting:

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ribbert on October 30, 2018, 04:55:53 AM

....The wine and cheese Porsche guys.....


Here, the Porsche series is often referred to as the "Hairdressers Cup"  :biggrin:

Noel


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 30, 2018, 06:28:34 PM
Blah, blah, BLAH! You guys are a RIOT!


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: FJ1100mjk on October 31, 2018, 04:28:10 AM

....The wine and cheese Porsche guys.....



Here, the Porsche series is often referred to as the "Hairdressers Cup"  :biggrin:

Noel


Birds of a feather, flock...

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/10/1388_31_10_18_4_26_59.jpeg)


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on October 31, 2018, 06:58:12 AM
Indeed...



Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Tuned forks on October 31, 2018, 04:22:08 PM
Any of the participants in the Renegade Rally wish to regale us with stories of the ride?  Pictures?  Route taken?  Dirty jokes?

Joe


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Mike Ramos on November 01, 2018, 09:50:35 PM
Any of the participants in the Renegade Rally wish to regale us with stories of the ride?  Pictures?  Route taken?  Dirty jokes?

Joe


Good evening,

It was a great day of riding on Saturday - following Andyoutandabout is always a challenge.  Although claiming a long lay-off from riding Mr. Zari was on top of his game, easily motoring away at will!  Not to mention Roortcloud who enjoyed leaving me behind while riding with a complete set of saddle bags and assorted luggage!

On Sunday was a day at the races - as in car racing.  A variety of cars in there respective classes were sometimes combined and raced at the same time & that made for interesting mix of results & allowed the spectator an opportunity to discern the qualities of the different cars.  Seemed as if the FJ powered Legend and Thunderace cars were faster than the Miatas (at least those on the track at the same time) and held their own against the Porches, perhaps equaling lap times.

Not only was Mr. ZOA Nom voted the best looking Porche driver by the trackside ladies (!) it turns out he is as accomplished in car racing as he is in motorcycling.  Quite an achievement in all categories!

As far as a dirty joke: FJ1100mjk

Thanks again to Mr. French for the time & effort to organize another enjoyable Rally.

Ride safe!


       


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: Tuned forks on November 02, 2018, 07:36:12 PM
Thank you Mike.  If Andy is about I'd really enjoy reading about the route.

Joe


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: racerrad8 on November 21, 2018, 07:25:45 PM
Here's a photo while we wait for the ride reports.

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on November 21, 2018, 09:11:43 PM
Where'd YOU get that?


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: racerrad8 on November 22, 2018, 12:02:50 AM
Where'd YOU get that?

I have friends in LOW places... :good2:

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: andyoutandabout on November 22, 2018, 12:54:42 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Rallyists. It sure was a great riding year....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKIWfb9Z0Rs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKIWfb9Z0Rs)



Andy


Title: Re: Napa Renegade Season Closer Invitational Rally
Post by: ZOA NOM on November 22, 2018, 01:53:46 PM
Great stuff Andy!