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Old 05-20-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mountain Route planning

Since I plan not to attend this years STPR, I have decided to not make the time off from work (already scheduled) worthless. I made remarks on a previous thread about the Sunday Drive. I recently took... Would anyone be interested in helping me plan the routes to use for The Big Drive at the first of the month? this would be the weekend of the 5th of June. You would have to be prepared to do some serious miles. Anyone from out of the area potentially has place to crash at my wife's family's house. I'll get clarification soon.

The Big Drive wouldn't be for at least another month. Anyone looking to participate, can expect to cover at least a hundred miles total, not including distance to get there. I am considering running it similar to a TSD where instead of having a big line of cars trying to keep up with one another, you wll be given route books with route numbers and milages.
This will not be a competition! The objective is to have fun, see some sights and learn how to drive these cars in a challenging settng. Of course proper respect for traffic laws and other motorists are the responsibility of everyone. The staged release of the cars will help to assure that the risk level remains isolated and low.

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Old 05-20-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Hey. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you. I would definitely be up for helping with the route details. I could be the navigator and take notes. Or whatever. Where would the starting and end points be? For all the work, maybe we should charge like $10 a head. I think most people wouldn't find that too much for a fun day of driving on a good route.

I think you have my number if you'd like to call and talk about the details.
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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I'll do that Tim.. let me know if you are free that weekend. As for the $10... I don't know, gas will be expensive enough. After the planning, we should see how far people are willing to drive.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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Still planning this? Anyone else want to help out?

Maybe even make a trip out somewhere, stay overnight, and head back the next day.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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i would do it as navigator
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:30 AM   #6
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Smile UPDATES....

Went over the mountain, and found a fire access road on the other side (211) that then led to an awesome series of country roads that you have to see to believe/enjoy. I think that Andrew and I will go back and get route #s and milages and possibly add them to the routes we got on Thursday. THAT was some drive... sun... roads,and that wonderful boxer exhaust note echoing through the hollows! Whatever tread was left on the tires is now gone. And contrary to popular belief, RE92's are NOT that bad. there are worse tires.

Between Thur and today, I'd say we covered about 400 miles. Some of the routes we have marked out do have some gravel bridges between the tarmac. I think that will be fine for all involved so that if you have been pushing hard before the gravel, you can slow up and "cool off".

so far so good

btw we took note of potential cautions such as rough RR track crossings, to ACUTE turns., some possible PD speed traps... even some blind crests that would pose problems at speed.
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:48 AM   #7
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damn thats pretty crazy . . . 400 miles, almost like the road rally. I'd still be interested to ride along, with my luck with cops who knows and I dont want to take any risks.

When do you plan on running this? Are go going to have another thread and put a poll up for people when a good date would be for july/august time frame? maybe even a two day event if there is that many miles invloved.

will it be opened to other car clubs or just trying to keep it small?

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Old 06-06-2004, 01:15 PM   #8
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damn thats pretty crazy . . . 400 miles, almost like the road rally. I'd still be interested to ride along, with my luck with cops who knows and I dont want to take any risks.

When do you plan on running this? Are go going to have another thread and put a poll up for people when a good date would be for july/august time frame? maybe even a two day event if there is that many miles invloved.

will it be opened to other car clubs or just trying to keep it small?

-jeremy
1. the milage I posted is basically from starting in frederickburg on both days... all you have to do is look at where F'burg is, and look at where we went... there and back is quite a haul!

2. I' like to shoot for later in the summer or in the fall, perhaps even when the leaves change. I don't want to rush things and not have all the bases covered. I think a two day event will be a little much for the first time out. It sounds great, but the organizing will be tough enough just with the miles we drove yesterday. I would like to enlist the help of someone with a TerraTrip rally odometer for some better overall milages and exact intervals. Not to mention a more precise map!!

Tim, can you help me out with this?

3. I don't see why anyone who is interested can't attend(EVOs most espc. ). However, it MUST be understood that this is NOT a competition. There are no prizes. The speed you choose to go is your own. I/we will provide maps, milages(approximate) and hazards to be weary of. Some of the roads contain very narrow sections, one-lane brdges, tight, decreasing-radius corners, and ..believe it or not, places you could go airborne (not advised for the unskilled) there are even places to "cut" or dip the wheels, just like WRC (also under your own risk) those spots will again be listed in the routing. Concurrently there will be a few places that have blind crests that lead directly to sharp corners beyond, that DO NOT reward late braking and throttle lift off.

I think if time is taken in planning this, we can have a great drive and everyone will be a better driver by the end. Also, the time before the event can be used by people needing to sharpen their rev-matching and heel-toe techniques! You will definately use them here!

In the interim, I will try to obtain photos of some of the roads and corners. (as well as a better damn map!)

Stay Tuned!!
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Old 06-06-2004, 04:25 PM   #9
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cool, i have a very basic gps receiver i can loan.

Also i suggest there be a requirement to have handheld radios the ones that go a few miles. If you dont have a radio you cant go. i have been on alot of drives and the ones who dont have a radio always end up getting lost. Also prolly good idea to have some sort of plan if there is an accident or pass by a cop or what not and the group is going above the speedlimit.

just suggestions, the radios i feel very strongly about mainly for safety purposes incase of an accident.
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Old 06-06-2004, 07:45 PM   #10
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just suggestions, the radios i feel very strongly about mainly for safety purposes incase of an accident.
all (rational) suggestions are welcomed. the radios are a perfectly logical. the structure would be, the cars will be sent off from start at no less than a minute apart and no more than(for now) 3 cars a a time. Sounds weird but those of you who have done TSDs before know what I'm talking about. this will reduce the chances for multiple cars being involeved in an accident. additionally, if you choose to speed, that is YOUR decision. the tickets you get are your own... ergo, any accident you are involved in whether they be with another vehicle or the local scenery, ARE YOUR OWN!!

Still, every car will be equipped with a an OK sign like in competition, or something similar.
Like I said, we have plenty of time to set this up. I have clearence to use my little brothers place for lodging and waypoint.
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Old 06-06-2004, 08:31 PM   #11
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if any of this goes near culpeper, i am having a house built out there that will be ready at the end of the month we could use too.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:49 AM   #12
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in theory, Culpeper could be used as the waypoint for this event. A go-between amidst the Sperryville area and the routes i mapped on thursday.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:20 AM   #13
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What is the date for this?
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:47 PM   #14
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There is no date as of yet. The planning has just barely gotten started. There is still much more that needs to be done. Including taking a poll mostlikely to see who is willing to do what.
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:46 PM   #15
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coo

DCAWD has been talking about doing a drive, if you are interested I can spin them up for attendees/labor.
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:33 PM   #16
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I don't see why not, however they need to know how many miles will be involved, I'm sure. The number of cars will affect how long this is going to be, since everyone will not leave at once. To ensure this, the route books will not be handed out until you leave the starting point. Similar to a TSD. the overall milage from the start to finish will be listed well in advance to the event. that will allow people to decide whether or no they want to drive that far.

Come to think of it... I will start a poll for people to decide how far they they feel comfortable with driving from the starting point. I think the start will either be in Sperryville, at Rae's deli, or in Fredericksburg.

Most of the roads we scouted were in the SW below Charlottesville... We'll have to go back to Sperryville and do more recces if the drive is to be held there or even pass through there.

Again, I will need someone with a TerraTrip or odometer setup if possible. And better still, I'd like some folks from the area (Sperryville/211) to meet up with me and go over the maps and local roads for evaluation/inclusion. RT622 off 211 is particularly good

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Old 06-07-2004, 05:38 PM   #17
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Sounds good. The turnout from DCAWD could be anywhere from 0 cars up to the 30's, depending on day/date/distance/etc.
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Come to think of it... I will start a poll for people to decide how far they they feel comfortable with driving from the starting point. I think the start will either be in Sperryville, at Rae's deli, or in Fredericksburg.
The benefit of either place is that there are main highways that run near "stages" and it will be easy for people to get home afterwards, no matter where you came from.
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:50 PM   #19
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Sounds like it'll be a blast I'm in. Also if you want to form a group to go over and test the run planned I'm in. I'm familiar with 211 as I have family gainesville and warrengton sp?

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