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Texas Hill Country

Sept 19-22

Thursday-Sunday

Runs
Important Info
Self-Guided Runs
Activities & Extras

To The South Pacific

Round-Up Runs

Twisted Sisters

Since we are blessed with The Twisted Sisters (Hill Country Racetrack) provided by Mother Nature; full-day runs will carve the curves on both Friday and Saturday.

 

Regency Bridge

Let’s go swinging on the only Swinging Suspension Bridge in Texas! Are you brave enough to cross the last suspension bridge in Texas open to automobile traffic?

 

Half Day Runs

Take in the sights of Texas on one of our six half day runs. You’ll never know what you’ll see! But be sure to watch out for the bulls, especially if you’re in a “red” Miata!

 

Friday Run Schedule

Saturday Run Schedule

Sunday Run Schedule

Important for all attendees,

As you begin your journey to Fredericksburg, please have your tires inspected very thoroughly. Having a flat, or worse a blowout, on a run so far away from cities can be time consuming. Also, with some of the curvy roads we have, you don’t want a low tire causing you to go somewhere the Miata wasn’t designed to go… (Off Road, through fences, off a steep drop off!) 

So check your tires or have a tire shop do it for you so that we can all enjoy these wonderful roads together and without any mishaps!

P.S. Also check the pressure in your spare!  Zoom U Later, The Bluebonnet Miata Club

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Guided Runs Mileage & Times

*All runs show Google Map mileage and times
**Lunch and Pit stops are not included in the times or mileage

– Full Day Runs –

7:30 AM - Jimbo's 5 Course Meal

Twisted Sisters #1 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

We’ll have a nice drive from F’burg over to Kerrville, then a nice little appetizer section before we get to Medina.  After the pit stop at The Apple Store, we’ll have the first course getting over to Leakey, lunch, and then the second and third courses before having dessert going back to Medina.  Then a nice after dinner mint on Hwy 16 going back to Kerrville and then a relaxing drive back to home base.

7:45 AM - Counterclockwise Twisted Thrills

Twisted Sisters #2 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

This is a spirited run but will slow in places to allow everyone to gather up. This is a long run with about 6 hours of driving plus 2 hours for pit stops and lunch.

First pit stop will be in Leakey (2 hour drive). After driving the Twisted Sisters and lunch at the Bent Rim Grill, we will head back through Medina with a pit stop at the Apple Store.

7:50 AM - Swinging - Regency Bridge Style!

Regency Bridge – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

You’re driving out in the middle of nowhere. No cars or human souls in sight. You come upon this long, wooden, one-vehicle swinging bridge between Mills and San Saba Counties. You can hear it creaking before you even begin your slow journey across. Do you turn back and find another way to your destination? Or do you muster enough bravery to dare cross the bridge? Well, cross your fingers and say a little prayer, it might only take a minute or two to cross the bridge, but it feels like a lifetime.

But don’t worry … the bridge has been restored and repaired several times since its construction, and now holds the title of the only suspension bridge in Texas open to automobile traffic.

8:00 AM - Are You Ready for Some Twisted Fun?

Twisted Sisters #3 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

While the Three Twisted Sisters run has roads that have lots of tight turns and thrilling hills, don’t worry, you are driving an automobile built for these conditions. Just know your limits and have fun! Speed limits will be adhered to. I might add, the speed limits on the yellow caution signs are *recommended* speeds only.

9:30 AM - Funcana - Roadeo for Cars

Funcana – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
This Event is Friday Only

Here’s your chance to play some games you wouldn’t want to try on the open road.  We have lots of  games in the works, some that you can count on are a little blindfold driving, some “shooting” and other activities they didn’t teach you in drivers ed.   Test your low speed driving and parking skills! With some silly fun pitched in for good measure!

We’re leading a group from the Hangar Hotel at 9:30 am, if you can’t make that time please come by whenever you can. The event goes from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Although it’s not necessary to sign-up we would prefer that you do. It lets us know how many volunteers to have on hand, be sure to pick-up a run sheet for directions. So, just come on out and have some laughs and a whole lotta fun. Oh, and did we mention there are prizes too!

– Full Day Runs –

7:30 AM - Jimbo's 5 Course Meal

Twisted Sisters #1 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

We’ll have a nice drive from F’burg over to Kerrville, then a nice little appetizer section before we get to Medina.  After the pit stop at The Apple Store, we’ll have the first course getting over to Leakey, lunch, and then the second and third courses before having dessert going back to Medina.  Then a nice after dinner mint on Hwy 16 going back to Kerrville and then a relaxing drive back to home base.

7:45 AM - Counterclockwise Twisted Thrills

Twisted Sisters #2 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

This is a spirited run but will slow in places to allow everyone to gather up. This is a long run with about 6 hours of driving plus 2 hours for pit stops and lunch at Mill Creek Cafe in Leakey (buffet). First pit stop will be in Leakey (2 hour drive). After driving the Twisted Sisters and lunch we will stop at the Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop for t-shirts, pins, hats, photos etc before heading back through Medina.

7:50 AM - Swinging - Regency Bridge Style!

Regency Bridge – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

You’re driving out in the middle of nowhere. No cars or human souls in sight. You come upon this long, wooden, one-vehicle swinging bridge between Mills and San Saba Counties. You can hear it creaking before you even begin your slow journey across. Do you turn back and find another way to your destination? Or do you muster enough bravery to dare cross the bridge? Well, cross your fingers and say a little prayer, it might only take a minute or two to cross the bridge, but it feels like a lifetime.

But don’t worry … the bridge has been restored and repaired several times since its construction, and now holds the title of the only suspension bridge in Texas open to automobile traffic.

8:00 AM - Are You Ready for Some Twisted Fun?

Twisted Sisters #3 – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
Leaves at the same time both Friday & Saturday

While the Three Twisted Sisters run has roads that have lots of tight turns and thrilling hills, don’t worry, you are driving an automobile built for these conditions. Just know your limits and have fun! Speed limits will be adhered to. I might add, the speed limits on the yellow caution signs are *recommended* speeds only.

9:30 AM - Funcana - Roadeo for Cars

Funcana – Leaving from Hangar Hotel
This Event is Friday Only

Here’s your chance to play some games you wouldn’t want to try on the open road.  We have lots of  games in the works, some that you can count on are a little blindfold driving, some “shooting” and other activities they didn’t teach you in drivers ed.   Test your low speed driving and parking skills! With some silly fun pitched in for good measure!

We’re leading a group from the Hangar Hotel at 9:30 am, if you can’t make that time please come by whenever you can. The event goes from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Although it’s not necessary to sign-up we would prefer that you do. It lets us know how many volunteers to have on hand, be sure to pick-up a run sheet for directions. So, just come on out and have some laughs and a whole lotta fun. Oh, and did we mention there are prizes too!

– Half Day Runs –

Medina, Curves & Apples

The Medina Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run.
8:00 AM & 1:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM on Saturday these are 2 separate runs

Enjoy the narrow, winding, scenic roads of the hill country on this nearly 115 mile run. This will be about a 3 hour run with 2 pits stops. The second stop will be at the ever popular Apple Store in Medina. If you want lots of curves and Miata roads then this is the run you want!

Cherry Springs

The Cherry Springs Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run.
8:15 AM & 1:15 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:15 AM & 10:15 AM on Saturday these are 2 separate runs

Cherry Springs Run traverses through remote mesquite wooded ranch land nestled west and north of Fredericksburg.  It is a classic hill country experience through pastoral ranch land with gentle curves to twisty hill country roads.   Many of the interior roads are narrow with one lane low water crossings, yet so remote it may make you wonder if this is what the pioneers experienced as they forged their way westward.   This will be a leisurely Run, driving through ranches with live stock roaming freely; and not too afraid to meander your way.

Round Mountain

The Round Mountain Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run & 2 different routes.

1:30 PM Friday & 8:30 AM Saturday Runs
We’ll spend approximately 2½ hours touring about 99 miles of Texas Hill Country. On the 1:30 Friday & 8:30 Saturday run, the twisties of the Willow City Loop will highlight the run. We’re planning one pit stop in beautiful downtown Round Mountain at the halfway point of the run. There are no formal plans for lunch.

8:30 AM Friday & 10:30 AM Saturday runs
This version of the run will take you on some great country roads with lots of twists and turns and will end up at The Fredericksburg Fudge Company where you can feast on chocolates, ice cream, frozen lemonade and more! They are also one of the stops for the Poker run.

Castell Country Roads

The Castell Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
8:45 AM & 1:45 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:45 AM on Saturday

A moderately-paced run of approximately 108 miles.  We’ll be gone about 3:45 including 2:20 seat time, two pit stops, and two photo opportunities.  The route includes some mildly-twisty hill country roads with the first stop at the quaint Castell General Store for snacks and a restroom break.  A second pit stop will occur a bit later prior to meandering toward Fredericksburg.  Photo stops at a Alamo lookalike and then Enchanted Rock will be offered prior to our return.

Crabby Scenic Run to Kendalia

The Kendalia Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
9:00 AM & 2:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
9:00 AM on Saturday

This 2.5 hour, Somewhat Crabby Scenic Run to Kendalia, will go by way of Crabapple Road, and head to the Kendalia Country Store. Then we’ll take some scenic country roads through Sisterdale and then on through Luckenbach as we head back to Fredericksburg.

Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
9:15 AM & 2:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
9:15 AM on Saturday

Go where John Wayne traveled! The Chisholm Trail was a trail used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads. Texas ranchers using the Chisholm Trail started on the route from either the Rio Grande or San Antonio, joined the Chisholm Trail at the Red River. Now you can drive your uncovered wagon through curvy roads, open fields and open ranges where you can come eyeball-to-eyeball with cattle.

Early Riser's Special Sunday Run

The Early Riser’s Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
6:30 AM on Sunday

This is a quick little run around NE Fredericksburg area – no sunscreen required! This run is designed for those who wake before the sun and want to catch one more run before leaving for home. It is a different sort of experience cruising through the silence of dawn, just feeling the roads with no distractions and following the taillights of your new Miata Friends. You will still be able to get breakfast with your friends, if you’d like since it is only a 45 minute drive.

– Half Day Runs –

Medina, Curves & Apples

The Medina Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run.
8:00 AM & 1:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM on Saturday these are 2 separate runs

Enjoy the narrow, winding, scenic roads of the hill country on this nearly 115 mile run. This will be about a 3 hour run with 2 pits stops. The second stop will be at the ever popular Apple Store in Medina. If you want lots of curves and Miata roads then this is the run you want!

Cherry Springs

The Cherry Springs Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run.
8:15 AM & 1:15 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:15 AM & 10:15 AM on Saturday these are 2 separate runs

Cherry Springs Run traverses through remote mesquite wooded ranch land nestled west and north of Fredericksburg.  It is a classic hill country experience through pastoral ranch land with gentle curves to twisty hill country roads.   Many of the interior roads are narrow with one lane low water crossings, yet so remote it may make you wonder if this is what the pioneers experienced as they forged their way westward.   This will be a leisurely Run, driving through ranches with live stock roaming freely; and not too afraid to meander your way.

Round Mountain

The Round Mountain Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 4 times are available for this run & 2 different routes.

1:30 PM Friday & 8:30 AM Saturday Runs
We’ll spend approximately 2½ hours touring about 99 miles of Texas Hill Country. On the 1:30 Friday & 8:30 Saturday run, the twisties of the Willow City Loop will highlight the run. We’re planning one pit stop in beautiful downtown Round Mountain at the halfway point of the run. There are no formal plans for lunch.

8:30 AM Friday & 10:30 AM Saturday runs
This version of the run will take you on some great country roads with lots of twists and turns and will end up at The Fredericksburg Fudge Company where you can feast on chocolates, ice cream, frozen lemonade and more! They are also one of the stops for the Poker run.

Castell Country Roads

The Castell Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
8:45 AM & 1:45 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
8:45 AM on Saturday

A moderately-paced run of approximately 108 miles.  We’ll be gone about 3:45 including 2:20 seat time, two pit stops, and two photo opportunities.  The route includes some mildly-twisty hill country roads with the first stop at the quaint Castell General Store for snacks and a restroom break.  A second pit stop will occur a bit later prior to meandering toward Fredericksburg.  Photo stops at a Alamo lookalike and then Enchanted Rock will be offered prior to our return.

Crabby Scenic Run to Kendalia

The Kendalia Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
9:00 AM & 2:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
9:00 AM on Saturday

This 2.5 hour, Somewhat Crabby Scenic Run to Kendalia, will go by way of Crabapple Road, and head to the Kendalia Country Store. Then we’ll take some scenic country roads through Sisterdale and then on through Luckenbach as we head back to Fredericksburg.

Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
These 3 times are available for this run.
9:15 AM & 2:00 PM on Friday these are 2 separate runs
9:15 AM on Saturday

Go where John Wayne traveled! The Chisholm Trail was a trail used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads. Texas ranchers using the Chisholm Trail started on the route from either the Rio Grande or San Antonio, joined the Chisholm Trail at the Red River. Now you can drive your uncovered wagon through curvy roads, open fields and open ranges where you can come eyeball-to-eyeball with cattle.

Early Riser's Special Sunday Run

The Early Riser’s Run leaves from the Inn on Baron’s Creek
6:30 AM on Sunday

This is a quick little run around NE Fredericksburg area – no sunscreen required! This run is designed for those who wake before the sun and want to catch one more run before leaving for home. It is a different sort of experience cruising through the silence of dawn, just feeling the roads with no distractions and following the taillights of your new Miata Friends. You will still be able to get breakfast with your friends, if you’d like since it is only a 45 minute drive.

“We can’t wait to meet y’all and show you around Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, as well as sharing lots of laughs and great times together.”

The Bluebonnet Miata Club

“We can’t wait to meet y’all and show you around Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, as well as sharing lots of laughs and great times together.”

The Bluebonnet Miata Club

Important Run Information

Registration Times.

Registration will be held at the Inn on Baron’s Creek (our host hotel), and starts at the Welcome Table located in the entrance lobby of the hotel.

Thursday Noon-8 pm – Registration begins.

Friday 7:30 am – 8 pm – Registration continues.

Saturday 7:30 am – 11:30 pm – Registration continues (if necessary) & finalizes.

IMPORTANT: During the registration process you will be issued a badge. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE ON AT ALL TIMES TO GET INTO ALL EVENTS AND REGISTRATION/SIGN-UP ROOMS. If you purchased the Friday Night Passport Dinner, you will find your tickets inside your badge holder. There will also be a schedule of events inside your badge holder.

Once you have your badge and have signed the Event Waiver you will be guided to the area where you will receive your Goody Bag, Apparel and Store Purchases.

Once you have finished your registration you will then be guided to the Runs Registration room where you can sign-up for individual runs. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BADGE ON TO ENTER THIS ROOM. You also must have your badge when you line up or come to ALL Runs & Events.

Because of the length of the registration process it is advisable to check into your hotel room before starting registration.

What to do, what to bring and what to expect while attending the Roundup.

Fredericksburg offers a great diversity of opportunities, from over 50 wineries, breweries, and distilleries, to shopping on Main Street, the National Museum of the Pacific War, Enchanted Rock State Park, Wildseed Farms, LBJ National Park, the Willow City Loop, and Luckenbach Texas.

There are eight different runs lead by our local club members, a “Funcanna” (car roadeo), Gimmick run (scavenger hunt), Poker run (with prizes) and several self-guided trips to locally favorite destinations.

Guided runs are limited to 20 cars per run. You will sign up for runs during the registration process which starts at 1:00pm on Thursday. Selection is on a first-come, first-served basis so you may wish to review what is available before you arrive.

Each of the eight runs will be offered several times. There are full-day runs and half-day runs to choose from. Sleep in and do an afternoon run; get up early and go on an all-day run. Choose the destination you would like to visit and then pick an open time that the run is being offered. Club Guided runs range from a 66 mile half-day run to 269 miles for the longest all-day run. Times range from about 1:30 hours to 8:00 hours.

Being in the Texas Hill Country, facilities are few and far between. Be sure to begin the run with a full tank of gas and an empty bladder. Bring water, snacks, head cover and suntan lotion. Don’t forget your camera and bring a FRS two-way radio. Some runs will have multiple pit stops and lunch. Short runs may not have any pit stop and some runs may go over an hour without a pit stop. The runs on Friday and Saturday go to the same places but the start times are different. Be sure to review the schedule and descriptions above.

Our backroads feature one-lane bridges, loose livestock, deer and other wildlife, possible loose gravel along the shoulders, blind hilltops and curves, fantastic scenery, “twisties” and rollercoasters, roadkill and the occasional oncoming vehicle. We will use two-way radios to keep you posted on what’s ahead. Radios will operate on Family Radio Service (FRS) channels with each run operating on a different channel.

For Self-guided runs you will get a map and driving directions so you can do those any time you desire.

Run Guidelines.

The goal is to have an enjoyable day driving your Miata.  Everyone’s fun will be enhanced by following these simple guidelines.

 

Rules of the Road

  • Use common sense and be courteous.  Hill Country drivers appreciate that!
  • Do not tailgate. It is up to each driver to establish a safe following distance.
  • Each driver is responsible for knowing the established traffic laws.
  • Our line of cars should not dominate the road. If others are trying to pass us, let them.
  • Pass when only legal and safe. Do not pass on double yellow lines or on curves.
  • If traffic is flowing slower than the posted limit, stay with the traffic flow.
  • Be aware that due to road conditions, motorcycle drivers cannot pull over to allow us to pass.
  • If road conditions warrant, slow down.
  • Unless it is dark, the Leader and Sweep drivers should be the only ones with headlights on.

 

Being a Good Run Participant

  • Arrive at the starting point on time
  • Be ready to leave on time with a full tank of gas and a Miata that is in mechanically sound condition.
  • If you are going to meet the group en route or leave the group before the end of the run, notify the run leader in advance.  We feel responsible for you and are concerned when we cannot find you.
  • It is suggested that you utilize an FRS radio, set to channel 5, in order to receive important info during the run.
  • The lead Miata will establish the pace for the group. Do not drive faster than your comfort level.  Positions at the rear are best for you if you wish to go slowerIf you find yourself falling behind the car ahead, wave the car behind you around and take up a position toward the rear of the line.
  • When making a turn, wait (safely) at the corner for the car behind you to be sure they know where to turn.
  • Keep the car in front of you in visual contact before each road change. If you find yourself falling behind and others are immediately behind you, wave them around and fall back into the pack.  The sweep car will insure that you do not get lost.
  • When we are making a turn and there are two turn lanes, or when we are driving straight through an intersection that has two lanes, use both lanes. Once through the turn or intersection, merge back into a single line.
  • Passing other members should not be done unless you receive a wave by from the driver in front.
  • If you are not feeling up to par, tell the leader. We will find someone to drive for you.
  • If you want the group to stop, flash your lights or use your FRS radio. If the car behind you flashes its lights, flash yours until the leader pulls over.
  • Don’t drive unsafely to keep up. Remember, you are the one in control of your Miata.  Do not drive beyond your limits.
  • This is a fun run, not a race. So drive safely and “Have Fun”.

What To Expect From Your Run Leaders

  • Most runs will have a Run Leader (sets the pace, gives the directions), Relay (in larger runs, transmits between Leader and Sweep), and Sweep (is the last car in the run – assures everyone makes the route and arrives at the destination).
  • The Sweep will give the “clear” signal to the Leader after each road change or traffic control before accelerating to run speed. In the absence of a “clear” signal from the sweep, the leader will, when safe, pause the run to ascertain what happened and/or let the Sweep catch up.
  • When passing through a congested area, we will stop to regroup as soon as safely possible before any turns are made.
  • When stopping to allow others to catch up, they will pull completely off the road and turn on the emergency flashers.
  • Should there be an emergency reason to pull over (illness, car troubles, etc.), the Sweep will stay with you until help is secured or the problem is resolved. Should this happen, the Relay car will take over duties as Sweep.

Get Ready!

Two-way Radios

At the 2019 Texas Miata Roundup, we will be using two-way radios to communicate during the run.  The Lead Driver will be calling out upcoming turns, traffic signals, hazards, lane changes, pit stops and points of interest.  The Sweep and Lead Drivers will stay in communication.  Others on the run are free to chime in with anything of interest. (Uhh! the red NC up front…your blinker is on!)

Our club always uses two-way radios for both safety and convenience.  Lately we migrated to a Baofeng model because of the 8-watt output, a two-channel capacity and multiple radio bands.  Cobra, Motorola, and Midland also make compatible radios that can be found in most box stores, camping, hunting and fishing stores.  Look for any model that operates on Family Radio Service (FRS) frequencies.  The Bluebonnet Miata website blog has additional information on two-way radios and ordering the Baofeng.

During the Roundup there will be multiple runs all leaving from Fredericksburg in a relatively short period of time, and each run will operate on a different frequency or channel.  As a club we typically operate on Channel 7, but for the Roundup we will use other channels over the weekend.  At any given time, we will have ten or more simultaneous runs happening.  Please take the time to learn how to change the operating channel on your radio between now and the Roundup.  If you are familiar with how to change channels, please help those who may not have the experience.  The Runsheet for your chosen run(s) will designate the assigned channel and the Lead Driver will verify each car is on the proper channel.

Important for all attendees,

As you begin your journey to Fredericksburg, please have your tires inspected very thoroughly. Having a flat, or worse a blowout, on a run so far away from cities can be time consuming. Also, with some of the curvy roads we have, you don’t want a low tire causing you to go somewhere the Miata wasn’t designed to go… (Off Road, through fences, off a steep drop off!)

So check your tires or have a tire shop do it for you so that we can all enjoy these wonderful roads together and without any mishaps!

P.S. Also check the pressure in your spare!

Zoom Zoom, The Bluebonnet Miata Club

Glossary of Miata Radio Terms.

Lead
The car at the front of the line leading the run. Gives directions over the radio. Drives with lights on.

Sweep
The car at the rear of the line. Radios to lead when turns or maneuvers are completed. Drives with lights on. Remains behind if a car is forced to drop out of the line.

Line
All the cars in between the lead and sweep. No lights on unless directed otherwise by the leader.

Gap
A space between cars in the line. Kept to a safe but minimal distance to allow the line to remain intact.

OTM
Other Than a Miata. Any vehicle that has entered the line typically due to too large of a gap or the line broken up by traffic lights and stop signs.

Oncoming
Any vehicle coming in the opposite direction to the line while on a narrow road, blind turn or hill, or when a passing situation arises. Typically called out over the radio by the lead as a safety precaution.

Side Traffic
Any vehicle entering the line from a side road or driveway.

Jogger, Runner, Bicycle
Any person on the roadway that may pose a risk.

Alligator
Generic term for any debris, road kill or a hazard in the roadway.

2 by 2
Cars in the line driving side-by-side. Useful when passing through a small town or area of congestion where the line can be easily broken up by stop signs, traffic lights and/or side traffic.

Radio
Any two-way radio operating on FRS frequency. The lead will announce the channel to be used on the run during the drivers meeting. Used by all drivers/passengers to alert others of situations.

Drivers Meeting
A discussion prior to the run to give instructions to all the drivers and passengers. Maps and/or directions may be distributed. Insurance release forms signed by all.

Pit Stop
A scheduled break while on the run. Typically spaced at one-per-hour of driving.