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BBQ Run to Holt Lake BBQ and Seafood in Smithfield

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Holt Lake BBQ and Seafood

3506 U.S. Hwy 301 S

Smithfield, NC 27577

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Come join us for a fun BBQ run to Holt Lake BBQ and Seafood. There will be two routes (one longer and one shorter) outgoing, each limited to twelve cars, both leaving at 9:30 from the Brier Creek Theater parking lot.

Drivers meeting at 9:15 at Jason's Deli (site of the weekly KoffeKlasch that starts at 8 AM).

Please note that both routes will use Toll 540 in order to get us out of the Triangle area faster and still allow us to reach Smithfield by 11:30 to 11:45. Estimated tolls are (transponder / mail) $1.30 / $1.98 for group 1 and $2.21 / $3.37 for group 2.

The first group route is longer with more backroads. We will arive at Holt Lake BBQ about 11:45 AM including a rest stop 60 minutes into the route.

The second group route is shorter (because it uses more of 540 toll and Route 1!), includes a rest stop at about 0:50 into the trip, and will arrive at Holt Lake BBQ first at about 11:30 AM.

We will also have a supported drive for the return trip. Those choosing to not be in the return group can depart at their leisure and use highways or other roads of their choosing (Holt Lake BBQ is 1/2 mile from I-95).

Holt Lake BBQ takes cash or cards. Plenty of parking. Each person should expect to pay from $7 to $14 for their lunch paid by each participant.

GPX files will be available for all three routes. These files can be used with many SmartPhone apps that support GPX, offline operation and voice guidance including InRoute, MapOut or Navigon on iOS and Locus Map Pro or Navigon on Android as well as Garmin and related navigation devices. Please see my forthcoming blog post on what we're doing with these GPX files and how you can have voice guidance for custom routes in your car for our BBQ runs and other driving events.

We would like group leader, middle and chase cars to have in car voice guidance using these files. The more the merrier! More reliable than the paper routes (which we will have also!).

Radios are required for group leader, middle and chase cars (which I can supply if you do not have one) and recommended for everyone else! We will use channel 3 for group 1 and channel 7 for group 2. Radios help coordinate if the group becomes seperated, there are issues along the route or just to ask questions or share funny thoughts.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Bob Usner
BBQ Meister

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3506 U.S. Hwy 301 S

Smithfield, NC 27577

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