The 2005 NY Metro Z Meet and Cruise Cancelled

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Important Update: Last Updated 10/15/2005

Meet has been cancelled due to rain and flooding... flooding in my basement. Though it has been pumped out, the water table is so high, it is still flowing in slowly. What a mess.

I am leaving on a vacation next weekend so I don't know if we will be able to reschedule in November. I will keep you posted if I do. I hipe everyone else is high and dry.

My 2003 Z4 3.0i SMG in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho


The Route

Meet at Mobil Gas Rest Stop, Just past the pumps, eastbound side of the Merritt Parkway, between exits 37 and 38 at 9am

Those those meeting us in Danbury, take I-84 to Exit 5. From the eastbound side, go through Stop Sign and go to bottom of hill, in left lane. Cross over Rte 39 into the Mobil Gas Station where we will meet. From the westbound side, exit 5, turn right onto Rte 39/53 South and go under the highway. Mobil station will shortly be on your left. Meet approximately 10:15am, .

Route: Merritt Parkway east to Exit 39B (Route 7 North). At end turn left at light onto Grist Mill Rd. At next T intersection turn right onto Belden Hill Rd. Left onto Drum Hill Rd and then left on to Ridgefield Rd Rte 33 North. In the town of Ridgefield, follow Rte 35 North and then left on to Rte 116 North. Then shortly there after onto Ridgebury Rd. After the town of Ridgebury, left on to Saw Mill rd to I-84 East. Get off at Exit 5, Routes 39/37/53, straight off ramp, through Stop Sign and then left at next light to follow Rte 39 North. Here we will stop at the Mobil Gas station on the corner to pick up more Z's.

We will then take Rte 39 North for about 10 miles to the intersection of Route 37. Turn left on to Route 37 North and follow this until reaching Route 7 North again. Follow Route 7 North through Bull's Bridge, Kent and North Kent to West Cornwall Bridge. We will detour over the Covered Bridge at Bull's bridge and take a short break. Back on Rte 7 North, right onto 128 East and throught another covered bridge. Continue on Rte 128 and bear right onto Rte 125 South. Right onto 4 West back to Rte 7. Turn left onto Rte 7 South and then turn left on to Route 45 south thru Warren to New Preston. At the south end of the lake we will take a short break in the parking area on the right side of the road. After the break, right on to West Shore Road and take the scenic drive around Lake Waramaug.

After coming back around the lake we will stop at Doc's Trattoria and Pizzeria for lunch. Left side at south end of the lake.

When done with lunch we will continue on Route 45 South and make a Left on to Route 202 East and then right onto Route 47 South to Washington. Right onto Route 199 and another Right onto Route 67 and a Left on to Route 133. Right turn on to Route 25 North to Brookfield and a left on to Route 7 South back through Danbury to Exit 5 again and head south on Rte 53. This will meander through downtown Danbury, watch the signs for Rte 53, and then through Bethel. We will stay on Rte 53 until south of Weston, then Rte 33 East and then onto the Merritt Parkway West and ending at the Mobil Gas Rest Stop on the westbound side of the parkway by Exit 38.

The list of participants:

Dan and Sandy Titanium Silver 2003 Z4 3.0i

Fireman Dave and Jen Z3

BJ and Daughter Titanium Silver 2004 Z4 3.0i

Rich 2005 Alpine White Z4 3.0

Joanne and Irv, Boston Green 2000 Z3 2.8i

*Dave and Maxine 2000 Topaz Blue Z3 2.5i

Bill M. 2002 3.0 Coupe

Jen 1999 M Coupe

Arslan 2001 Imola Red M Coupe

*Greg and Jan 2002 Steel Grey M Coupe

*Ron White M Coupe

Benjamin 1999 Boston Green M Coupe

Leif and Kelley Z4

Zoran 1999 Estoril M Coupe

Rob Steel Grey 2002 M Roadster

Phil Titanium Silver 2000 Z3 2.8

Paul Black M Roadster

Ken Titanium Silver Z8

Michelle Merlot 2003 Z4 3.0

IS300? 2004 Z4 3.0

* Denotes those meeting up in Danbury

We will use Motorola Talkabout walkie talkies for comms. Bring a spare to lend if you have an extra. Talkabout channel 9 - 9

For those who want to meet the group in Danbury, take I-84 east to Danbury, Exit 5 Rtes 37 - 39. Go through Stop Sign and at light, turn left onto Route 39 and immediately right into Mobil Gas Station. Approximate arrival time 10:30ish.

Lunch Stop

Lunch will be at Doc's Trattoria and Pizzeria, Route 45 and West Shore Road, New Preston. Nice place and the owner is a Bimmer owner also. Check the website for their menu.

Rules of the Cruise

Simply, no speeding, burnouts, donuts or other activities that will draw the attention of the authorities. This is for fun, meeting our fellow Zers and enjoying a pleasant drive. If we lose someone due to traffic or red lights, we will pull over and wait for them. Someone has a problem, we wait until the problem is solved or help arrives. My cell number will be available for the participants. Motorola Talkabouts on channel 9 - 9