What are you bringing to CF 2015?

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by Don » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:16 am

TNRabbit wrote:I'm bringing myself & my bluetooth headphones~

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Glad you can make it. Get there early and we will invade Kingman's place for coffee again. :lol: Heck, maybe he will even spring for breakfast. :-k

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by oldtexasdog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:29 am

Don Wrote
"Ride safe! No triple digits on the way! [-X"

I heard that OK,AK,TN, all had Zero tolerance speed limits now?
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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by radioeng2 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:50 am

oldtexasdog wrote:Don Wrote
"Ride safe! No triple digits on the way! [-X"

I heard that OK,AK,TN, all had Zero tolerance speed limits now?
Don't believe I've heard that around here. But on an interstate with a 65 limit, you probably won't get messed with under 70 I don't think unless in a construction zone or something. They are trying to be sticky about those.

Back highways in the eastern half the state, you probably don't won't to go over the speed limit due to the curves more than anything. And sometimes they aren't even marked that well.

Better to take a scenic route and just set back and enjoy than trying to make time for a destination. We're so programmed to get where we're going, that's it's easy to forget to enjoy the trip itself.

I highly recommend the trip over the top of the park if your general route allows. It's not bad as far as tiring driving and the views are great. Leave time to pull off and enjoy the views and don't look at the mileage in advance for that stretch and figure on more than about a 35mph average. That 60 miles or so thru the park can be very enjoyable if you're figuring on about 2 hours instead of the more typical 55 minutes.

The route going down from the north side referred to as the Dragon (US 129) I would not suggest unless you like things like a claw hammer applied to your fingertips from time to time. It doesn't have much for views except yet another blind curve at 15-20mph.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by trav0810 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:11 pm

Here in Indiana, they just passed the "slow-poke" law. You get ticketed for driving under the speed limit in the passing lane.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by oldtexasdog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:28 pm

radioeng2 wrote:
oldtexasdog wrote:Don Wrote
"Ride safe! No triple digits on the way! [-X"

I heard that OK,AK,TN, all had Zero tolerance speed limits now?
Don't believe I've heard that around here. But on an interstate with a 65 limit, you probably won't get messed with under 70 I don't think unless in a construction zone or something. They are trying to be sticky about those.

Back highways in the eastern half the state, you probably don't won't to go over the speed limit due to the curves more than anything. And sometimes they aren't even marked that well.

Better to take a scenic route and just set back and enjoy than trying to make time for a destination. We're so programmed to get where we're going, that's it's easy to forget to enjoy the trip itself.

I highly recommend the trip over the top of the park if your general route allows. It's not bad as far as tiring driving and the views are great. Leave time to pull off and enjoy the views and don't look at the mileage in advance for that stretch and figure on more than about a 35mph average. That 60 miles or so thru the park can be very enjoyable if you're figuring on about 2 hours instead of the more typical 55 minutes.

The route going down from the north side referred to as the Dragon (US 129) I would not suggest unless you like things like a claw hammer applied to your fingertips from time to time. It doesn't have much for views except yet another blind curve at 15-20mph.

Mark

Could you, or would you, be sooo kind to pull a google or map quest for that route from Memphis and post it??
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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by sea » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:58 pm

Too much......

Platinum Mark IV's
TFM-75
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M1.0t MKII Opt 2 to drive CF Speakers
Maybe a Turntable..have not decided yet.

Plus I am bringing a couple of sick components for Robert and Greg to do their magic on.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by radioeng2 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:31 pm

oldtexasdog wrote: Could you, or would you, be sooo kind to pull a google or map quest for that route from Memphis and post it??
Hi OTD,

I can only get MapQuest to show the general route, but it's driving instruction have you exiting and getting back on I-40 all over the place that you'd never do. It wants to show going through Chattanooga which it shows to be 45 minutes quicker. But again, I doubt they take into account the desire to enjoy the park instead of getting thru it.

But basically, you take I-40 from Memphis to just past Knoxville. Then exit at the Sevierville TN exit #407 on Highway 441 and go through Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and into the park. You stay with the same highway then all through the park until you come out on the far side into Cherokee NC. Then you turn right on Highway 19 for about 15 minute to get to Bryson City and go about 10 minutes past it to the cabins.

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Here is the route from I-40, Kodak TN to Bryson City NC.

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Let's see....Doing the Memphis to Sevierville to Bryson City route you could do....

- Pull off in Nashville to the Opry Land Mall area and assuming it's still there, visit the Martin Guitar manufacturing location. It's 10 minute from I-40.

- About 20 minutes north of I-40 is the Atomic Science Museum of Oak Ridge. Pretty historically interesting.

- Visit the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in downtown Knoxville. Less than 10 minute from I-40.

- Go thru Sevierville, birthplace and home of Dolly Parton.

- Thru Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood and site of a bunch of tourist attractions like go-cart tracks and more.

- Thru Gatlinburg, major tourist destination. Walking the strip there would be a mecca for most wives, a couple hours of leg stretching and some good food to be found too.

- Smoky Mountain National Park, most visited national park in the nation. For the views, awesome walk trails and wildlife.

- Cherokee NC is an honest Cherokee Indian reservation which just happens to have the typical place to leave your money if you choose. You drive past the casino on 441.

And I'm sure some other things that don't come to mind. Expect the Memphis to Nashville to be long. After Nashville you go up onto the Plateau and them back down off of it just before Knoxville.

The route through the Park is closed to big trucks, so it's an enjoyable drive especially when the humidity is down enough to see the great views! That varies every day on what it's like. This time of year, watch for people pulling off as they cluster around black bear sightings which are common. And you'll see batches of deer grazing and some wild turkeys and if lucky, some wild elk.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by oldtexasdog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:02 pm

Thanks bog time!! Sorry would have gotten back sooner but was upgrading to Windows 10 \:D/ Thought about the Martin tour but don't think we have time for it and those other stops and the scenic drive that Susan will Love and still get there for the Low Country Boil!!
As I said thank you.
We have a room on the south side of town right off 40. Anyone know a GREAT BBQ place in Memphis?
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Post by hewlew1 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:13 pm

Thanks bog time!! Sorry would have gotten back sooner but was upgrading to Windows 10 \:D/ OTD hope you have better luck with windows 10 then I did . First I lost the use of my mouse fixed that, then The fuckin thing would not boot up could not do shit with it that somehow fixed itself now the fuckin thing wont shut off.
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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by Zoot Horn » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:43 pm

Unplug the fucking thing Harry

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by oldtexasdog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:39 pm

I got a 12 Gauge and a burn pile if it doesn't wont to work right!!
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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by trav0810 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:06 pm

I got this today...now I just need to learn to use it!

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by Martin1970 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:14 pm

That was my last iron.
Good piece of kit.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by trav0810 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:42 pm

Martin1970 wrote:That was my last iron.
Good piece of kit.
I talked to Mark about a decent iron, he thought this would be a good one for me.

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Re: What are you bringing to CF 2015?

Post by Jazzman53 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:24 pm

Unfortunately, I can't be there long enough to setup and breakdown my gear so I'm not bringing any this year (I may bring one of my old perf-metal ESL panels and a power supply in case anyone wants to see how simple DIY ESL's are to build).

And I'm still not sure when I'll get there and if I'll be coming alone... it'll either be tomorrow afternoon or late Friday.

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