We're doing it again! Bigger and better.
The Adirondack Mountains are roughly midway between New York City, Boston, Montreal and Buffalo. The venue is actually within the Adirondack Park, a mixture of state and private land that's larger than Yellowstone Park.
Chestertown is a one-stoplight town, quiet in the winter, but lively in the summer. There's no big hotel, but there are interesting alternatives. Last year, many stayed at the Pine Tree Motel, a classic roadside motel. Some stayed at the more upscale Friends Lake Inn. Some found houses on Airbnb. Headquarters is our "compound" on 60 acres, where you are welcome to camp out, bring an RV, or crash in the Studio building. Check out the Event Info page for more information. Shelley and Thom Berkoski will be providing more information.
A tentative schedule of events may be found on the "Event Info" page.
I-87 runs north and south, just three miles away. Lightly traveled, very smooth, nicely curved, sometimes widely divided by trees and terrain - like the Autobahn? Not that I suggest you tempt fate with the Troopers, who are quite clever, or the deer, who are quite stupid.
We'll have three Fun Run routes again this year with experienced leaders and more organized departures. We're considering box lunches to take along rather than overwhelm the restaurants. The most remote goes into the heart of the mountains and has only one stoplight, with long stretches without intersections, driveways, or even power lines. Another travels up Lake Champlain and has miles and miles of curves. Check out the "Fun Runs" page for the tentative routes.
Added measures are necessary due to the remoteness. Cell coverage can be spotty, so a buddy system will be wise. I've arranged to have a local flatbed guy on call. Several noted 928 mechanics will be in attendance. We'll have some tech sessions.
The highlight of the schedule is our own car show in front of the town hall on Main Street. When that's over, we can all walk to nearby restaurants.
There will be campfires and marshmallows.
- Curt Austin.