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Recap - Napa /Sonoma - Twisty Back Roads - Saturday April 16, 2022


Your Hosts: Pat and Michelle Lewis

The Napa/Sonoma Run combines wide twisty roads and stunning scenery, making this run a club favorite. Michelle and Pat Lewis hosted the 34 cars that showed up for the April 2022 run. Members of the NorCal Leadership team consisting of Simon, Rick, Gordon, and Paige proved a benefit to all by breaking the large 34 car group into smaller groups.

Unexpected wet weather delayed the run's 9:30 advertised start time. Early morning rain departed in time for morning pre-run conversations and assembly at the driver's meeting. At the start of the run, attendees equipped with draw-tickets, route maps, and enthusiasm quickly split into four smaller +++groups.




With convertible top down, Michelle lead the first group out and set the group's initial pace. Initially driving slower than usual to accommodate rain-slicked roads, the speed soon increased.


Ten minutes down the road, the Lewis families MINI slowed to a crawl to permit raising the convertible top to keep out what Californians call "Rain." This slight decrease in pace gave groups two, three, and four ample opportunities to merge into a single group.

Beginning in Napa, the sun-filled skies warmed drivers at the mid-point comfort stop. A day that started with rain turned gorgeous. Six lucky members won draw prizes themed to celebrate tomorrow's Easter.

In the end, fun, sun, and laughter made this another fun-tactic NorCal MINIS run.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the East Bay Backroads May 1st run and for the fun Hike for Hope on May 14th.


Pat & Michelle

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