MN Garage Geeks is expanding our annual event list with a spring cruise this year! Pull off those car covers, do that spring detail and maintenance, and get ready for a cruise on by far and away some of the best driving roads the Midwest has to offer. I'll post information as we have it nailed down and as required. Some information will not be posted until nearer to the event. Route information will be distributed via a map packet at the driver's meeting on the day of and will not be made available otherwise. Date May 19th, 2013 Time: 9:30 Meet up. (e85 and 93 available) 10:00 Drivers meeting 10:15 Leave Driving: Section 1 ~115 miles Break time Section 2 ~115 miles Meeting details: Meeting point will be 433 Mendota Rd E, West St Paul, MN. This should allow minimal issues in breaking the group up upon setting off, as well as keep us near the highway. The parking lot will have plenty of room for passengers' cars if anyone has friends meeting us there. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel ready to go. We will not wait for you to fill up; once the driver's meeting is over we are leaving. No exceptions. Fuel near the meet spot is on Robert St. Both Holiday E85 and BP 93 are located at the corner of S Robert St and Marie Ave E. Stations are at opposite corners of the intersection: Fuel note: I HIGHLY suggest bringing 10 gallons of extra fuel for E85 users. I used 18 gallons total on the bomber run, which did include some navigation mishaps. Estimated MPG is 14, Rough estimates put this at 18 MPG for similar pump gas cars. It is better to be safe than sorry, as your fuel situation is your responsibility and yours alone. Two Week Rule: I'd like to put in place what is known as the “Two Week Rule.” Basically, after the two week mark, also known as Sunday 5/5, you're done touching your car. No more suspension mods, no more tuning, no motor installs. Just drive it for two weeks to make sure it's ready to go. The last thing we need are issues resulting from a car that was assembled the night before on 3 hours of sleep. If you find something wrong with your car inside this period, use your best judgment on whether or not it's a good idea to bring it without thoroughly testing the fix.