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      Spring 2017 Boston Volvo meetup

      Hey guys, I'm thinking of putting together a meet on the south shore of Boston thins spring, probably late April. Perhaps we could do a cruise as part of it, too? Anyone interested? Not sure how big this is going to be and some of the locations I'm thinking about may not be viable if it gets too big, but here are a couple ideas to get the discussion flowing:


      Idea 1: We could meet in Cohasset, then cruise up the coast to Hull for some cool pictures. THIS is one of the best photo locations in the Boston area; you've certainly seen pictures of my caR there if you follow my threads. I am aware of several other Volvos that have made their way here for pictures in the past, but am not aware of anyone ever bringing a meet here. Yes, I know it looks very full in the satellite picture, but this is due to the fact that it serves as commuter boat parking on weekdays. Competition for space with tourists shouldn't be a huge issue on a weekend before Memorial Day.



      Idea 2: I'm guessing most people would be coming in from SR 3, though, so maybe you guys would want to meet closer to the highway and the cruise a bit longer since there will probably be a lot of people traversing that region, anyway? Perhaps we could meet at the Hanover Mall, then have a cruise something like this? It's not the most direct route, but we'd have to go around the east side of Wompatuck State Park if we didn't want to deal with a lot of traffic.

      Idea 2a: If this cruise is getting too long or we get too many people, we could also terminate HERE instead.....it's not nearly as epic a photo spot but it's still pretty good and involves much less driving in Hull, which is not particularly fun to drive in and might be a bit of a rough ride for anyone riding on stuff like IPD springs and/or Bilstein HDs (click here to find out how I know about this lol). Oh, you want to see some pictures of my 850R in the epic photo location I am suggesting to help you decide if it's worth it? Here you go (scroll down.....the first few were shot HERE)



      Either way, maybe afterwards we could head for some lunch at Jake's Seafood? Parking is tight but if we are there for lunch in the springtime it should be empty enough for us to all park next to each other so we don't have to worry anyone giving us door dings. Or, if nobody likes seafood, there are other good places in the area with much more varied menus that would be good options. For example, this place, which has hands down the best fish and chips I've had anywhere except Mystic Seaport and also has much more spacious parking accommodations.



      Anyway, let me know if any of you guys are up for something like this......if there is enough interest I'll move forward with more serious planning.
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      So many ideas lol


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      Cape cod cruise? Mystic to the Bourne bridge rally?

      I would cordially invite all of the NE guys on a central CT/Treehouse brewing/BTs Smokehouse BBQ trip
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Cape cod cruise? Mystic to the Bourne bridge rally?

      I would cordially invite all of the NE guys on a central CT/Treehouse brewing/BTs Smokehouse BBQ trip
      Did someone say brewing? I'll have to set up a Long Island brewery run one of these days now. We have so many


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      Quote Originally Posted by wagonfan00 View Post
      Did someone say brewing? I'll have to set up a Long Island brewery run one of these days now. We have so many


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      Treehouse and Trillium are the best in the North East by a long shot. My place to Treehouse is a nice drive and Treehouse to Bts is amazing
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Treehouse and Trillium are the best in the North East by a long shot. My place to Treehouse is a nice drive and Treehouse to Bts is amazing
      Sounds like a fun time. I keep forgetting to spring is a month and a half away so I need to get my car up to spec a bit more so I can do these trips


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      Quote Originally Posted by wagonfan00 View Post
      Sounds like a fun time. I keep forgetting to spring is a month and a half away so I need to get my car up to spec a bit more so I can do these trips


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      I need to figure out why I'm suddenly smoking like a mofo. Suspect ptc element dislodged. Snabb silicone on the way
      I'm debating going bonkers and doing every single seal on my 745. So instead of doing that last night I got two LED pods wired to my high beams and hid them behind the grill. So my car still leaks like crazy....


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Cape cod cruise? Mystic to the Bourne bridge rally?

      I would cordially invite all of the NE guys on a central CT/Treehouse brewing/BTs Smokehouse BBQ trip
      Well the roads in CT are 10000000x better than the trash we have in MA. Much better for a longer cruise really. The routes I've suggested are pretty good......at least by MA standards, except for the part in Hull isn't very good. Hull is bad enough to be annoying in some areas but there is nothing really bad enough to pose a meaningful risk of breaking anything or bending wheels.

      I like the sounds of the Mystic → Bourne Bridge idea, but are there any fun roads to use on that route? I'm not aware of any but then I've never really looked that hard.
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      I like the sounds of the Mystic → Bourne Bridge idea, but are there any fun roads to use on that route? I'm not aware of any but then I've never really looked that hard.
      I would suggest extending the route from the Bourne Bridge along Route 6 to the Sagamore Bridge. Spectacular views of the Cape Cod Canal and a couple of scenic overlooks with lots of parking slots. Finish up at the Sagamore Rotary -- which doesn't exist anymore.
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      I might be up for it, certainly the Treehouse as it's practically a home game for me.

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      I'd be down!
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      I would drive up from philly

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      Perhaps we should re-title this as a New England (and friends!) Volvo meet up. Central MA would be about the epicenter for NY/CT/MA/VT/NH/ME/RI members to congregate on.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Perhaps we should re-title this as a New England (and friends!) Volvo meet up. Central MA would be about the epicenter for NY/CT/MA/VT/NH/ME/RI members to congregate on.
      I'd be up for that. I mostly suggested my area because I know where the fun roads and cool photo spots around here but it certainly is a bit out of the way. If you guys want to cruise along the water on mildly interesting roads through neighborhoods of $5MM houses, it's hard to beat, but central MA definitely has a higher density of fun roads, and fun roads there are also much higher on the absolute fun scale.

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      Hey, I'm totally down for this, especially ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶W̶I̶C̶K̶E̶D̶ ̶C̶R̶A̶Z̶Y̶ ̶B̶A̶N̶G̶E̶R̶ ̶A̶T̶ ̶J̶A̶R̶E̶D̶'̶S̶ ̶H̶O̶U̶S̶E̶ ̶B̶Y̶O̶B̶ if it'd be on a weekend! With the meetup and all, maybe you and I could rent a venue for a couple of hours to meet up at if enough people are interested in showing? Sons of Italy in Cohasset might have decent rates? But that might not even be necessary, I'm sure meeting up at Jake's or another restaurant will be fine.
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      I'll be down for a cruise and Volvo meetup


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      Don't want to derail this thread because I still think we should have our own meet/cruise, but I would like to temporarily turn everyone's attention to this,

      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...21#post5026921

      because we only have 3 SS people going right now and that's not adequate!

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      Depending on when in April, count me in. If I'm already in the area the same weekend, all the better

      I'm willing to deliver any parts from the forum to members up that way too if desired on any of my runs north...
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      Jared is this still happening I hope? I can't do the Carlisle meet up, but I have no excuse to miss this if we're still all in on it. I'll help plan and organize if we're all still interested or if Carlisle doesn't make this meetup superfluous.
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