Eureka this Saturday (3/28)

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in News

OK, it’s time to get your LBC out of it’s Winter mothballs.  This Saturday, March 28, we are having our first driving event of the season.  We are taking a short cruise up to the small mining town of Eureka, UT.  The town sits at approximately 6200+/-  feet in altitude, so even though it may be warm in the valley, you may want a jacket when we stop for lunch.

Speaking of lunch, we have arranged for food to be ready for us, if you want, when we stop at the Filler-R-Up gas station and small convenience store in Eureka.  It is also the ONLYplace to get food, in town.  If you want to pack your own lunch, by all means do so.  The parking lot is paved and gas is available.

If you would like to have something from the store, here are your options:

Hogies:  Turkey or Ham.  They have lettuce, meat and cheese on them.  They are $3.00/each.

They also have a BBQ/smoker trailer with the following choices:

  • Cheeseburger – $5.00
  • Double cheeseburger – $7.00
  • Pulled pork – $6.00
  • Large order of fries – $5.00

There is a choice for a combo meal that will include: Cheeseburger, fries and a drink, but they didn’t have that price for us Monday.  It will, of course, be more than just the cost of the sandwich.

Check with us before we leave and we’ll call ahead so that they will have enough food ready for us.  They told us that the  BBQ trailer will have plenty of food ready when we arrive.  Count on a short wait for final prep.

There is one (1) small picnic table, so this will be BMCU tailgating at its finest.  A blanket might be a good thing to have in the boot.

DETAILS:

Meeting at 11010 S. Redwood Rd. at 10:00am to head south on Redwood Rd. between 10:15 -10:30am.  We will head south on Redwood to the Chevron store on the NW corner in Saratoga Springs for a short “drain & gain”.  We will be joined there by those from northern Utah County.  (we should arrive there around 11am)

We will continue south on Redwood Rd, along the west side of Utah Lake.  One of the most scenic, relatively flat, drives in the State.  At the intersection of Redwood Rd and U S Hwy 6 in Elberta, we will be joined by members from southern Utah County and then turn to the west for the short climb up to Eureka.  I’m not certain if the neat museum will be open, but if it is, it’s a great compilation of the early history and mining activity in and around Eureka.

After lunch, you will have a choice of either continuing on west to just outside of town and then head north on highway 36 to Tooele and back to SLC.  Or, you can retrace the route back along Utah Lake.

We’ll see you Saturday for our Spring Fling to Eureka!

Update on Carting

March 21st, 2015 | Posted in News

We are officially full for the Karting and we have assigned 5 spots on the wait list, so if you haven’t been able to reserve a spot, please plan on coming out to hang and watch. I will send an email to those that are on the wait list.

The standby list will be started now by me. Stand by numbers will be assigned as follows;

  1. Checks received by mail with a post-mark of yesterday or earlier
  2. emails received by myself beginning immediately.

No deposit is required to get on the standby list. There are no guarantees but you stand a pretty good chance to get in if you act in the next 24 hours. If we get enough interest we might be able to add a second hour (if it is still available).

Also remember, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KART TO COME OUT. This will be an fun event for Karters non-Karters. There will be the drive in our old cars, a coned off corral at the track a simi-competitive karting event where you can cheer on your friends and fellow Brit loose nuts, a guided tour of the Miller Auto Museum and a group lunch at a location TBD.

Eureka!

March 18th, 2015 | Posted in News

Paul said it in his report about the St Paddy’s day brunch, it’s “time to do it again.”  A nice cruise up to the small mining town of Eureka.

The date is Saturday, March 28. We will meet at 11010 S. Redwood Rd.  We’ve met here before and it’s the place where we met to head to Bryce Canyon last May.  The spot is just south of 10600 South and Redwood Rd intersection, on the west side of Redwood Rd.

Meet at 10:00am to head south on Redwood Rd. between 10:15 -10:30am.

We’ll stop in Saratoga Springs at the Chevron on the northwest corner for a Drain & Gain and to meet up with folks from Utah County.  I’ve also heard that some of the Utah County drivers will meet us in Elberta where we head West toward Eureka.  The stop in Eureka will be for lunch and I’ve arranged to have food orders taken, called in, and ready when we arrive.

More info to come, so until then, get your LBC’s ready for our first driving event of the season.

Roger D

Carting here we come!

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in News

We have a fun activity planned for Saturday April 18th, Kart racing at Miller Motor sports.  This is one of the best kart facilities in the country (it says it right on their website so it must be true).

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McCools’s Brunch

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Event Reports

Well party people that we are we get the most out of anything and in this case St. Patrick’s Day.  Started at MacCool’s in Foothill Village once again with a delightful breakfast of Eggs Benedict and an Irish Coffee.  Up Immigration Canyon to an actual sparse few bicyclists, they must not be awake yet this year.  Zipped up the Canyon in very quick order and in no time in the parking lot up top.  Windy up there but not especially cold at all.  On down to the fork in the road at the lake and decisions..  We went back to Salt Lake but I had intended to head for 84 and go up the back way to Ogden, the sign said Cheyenne or SLC and not knowing exactly how far east I was chose SLC.  Hmmm, I learn with every drive out there.  So the usual tasty breakfast at MacCools with Tyler our competent server who had libations prepared prior for the 1130 start time then a nice drive up the Canyon after.  It’s a good life and the actual Day is not until the 17th.  Time to do it again I’d say.

-Paul


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