Turned out it was later than expected. I'll catch you guys next time.
BTW, it was a fun drive up to Julian--my later start time meant a fairly clear run up the fun sections of the 78. The S197 holds the road as well as I recall from the Hertz Shelby trip that way a few years ago (and the one that got me seriously looking at the Mustang). Once I start throwing suspension mods at this thing, it's going to be a monster.