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Flying Dutchman
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When -                   Saturday, August 6, 2022

                                  Arrive:                     9:15 a.m.

                                  Drivers' Meeting:   9:30 a.m.

                                  Depart:                   9:45 a.m. 

Where -                  Shell Station, Northampton, PA

                                  428 Nor Bath Blvd

                                  Northampton, PA  Location

Event Leader -  Walter Cramer

Join Walter for another 100 mile Drive ending with a picnic lunch and ice cream.  The Drive will enjoy many of our beloved Miata roads through Northampton County, picking up Route 611 for our last five miles of travel while driving through the picturesque Delaware Water Gap and stopping at the Delaware Water Gap Welcome Center for our rest stop.  Our return route has us driving roadways through Monroe County and arriving atop Blue Mountain for our picnic lunch, followed by ICE CREAM for dessert at the Blue Mountain Drive-In.

NOTE - Due to forecasted rain showers, this will no longer be a Picnic Drive.  Instead, we will proceed to the Blue Mountain Drive-In and dine indoors (or, if you wish, outdoors on their deck).  Please let Walter know if you will be staying for lunch... you can text him at 610-509-7120.

This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety.  To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet.  Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will now consider your post to this event thread, indicating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).

We will use FRS radios for communications.

Attending:

  1. Walter & Nancy
  2. John P.
  3. Jeff & Haley
  4. Michele
  5. Janice & David
  6. Ron L.
  7. Gene H. Maybe…
  8. Jordan  maybe…
  9. Doug
  10. Mike C
  11. Jon P.
  12. Dawn & Tom
  13. Jacqueline
  14. Jordan & Deanna (Guests)

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


   
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rhetlaw
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Posted by: @jacqueline

In that case, I would love to come tomorrow, as long as y'all don't mind me like staying at the speed limit and possibly -5 of that limit on scarier roads lol. Excited to be part of the group for years to come!

Jacqueline, I am happy for you on three fronts  - so happy you were not hurt in your bit of a mishap; also happy your Miata is back from the Body Shop; and very happy that you are able to join us on my Drive tomorrow.

As in our previous drives together, you will run right behind me. I agree with you about this group of Miata owners. They are welcoming, accommodating, and willing to help in any way they can. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.

Walter


   
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jordanleon
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I’m new to the group and a new ND RF owner. I’d love to join! Please add me, Jordan and my guest Deanna

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Flying Dutchman
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Posted by: @jordanleon

I’m new to the group and a new ND RF owner. I’d love to join! Please add me, Jordan and my guest Deanna

Hi, Jordan, we've added you to the list as "guests" on this drive, since you're not a member of LVMOC.  We look forward to meeting you and Deanna!

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CTt3MX5
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Posted by: @jordanleon

I’m new to the group and a new ND RF owner. I’d love to join! Please add me, Jordan and my guest Deanna

Welcome Jordan and Deanna!  Look forward to meeting you both tomorrow.  Let's hope those scattered showers veer South of us.

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StormND2Club
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I’ll be there tomorrow. But just a couple things. 

considering the brand new paint up front and no PPF yet just a tiny hood bra, I need to be further away from the vehicle ahead of me. 

or maybe even in the rear? If you need a “tail thru” guy.

also- If there are any roads we come across that say “loose oil and chips” or are gravel I will have to turn around. Fought Mazda for a year I don’t want to jeopardize the unprotected front with a fresh $7,600 paint job. 

if that’s cool with you guys. Just wanted to ask. I won’t be doing my normal right on someones butt on a fun turn. I’ll be a bit further back. So maybe I should the be the tail.  

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- Jordan White
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OldHippe
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i'm not trying to be insensitive here. But at what point does slow become too slow?


   
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StormND2Club
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@oldhippe 

Are you asking me?

I didn’t say I’d be going slow, just that I’d allow more physical distance between the person in front of me. Also why I suggested being the tail, that way i wouldn’t be holding anyone up behind me. 

- Jordan White
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StormND2Club
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Posted by: @oldhippe

i'm not trying to be insensitive here. But at what point does slow become too slow?

Tell you what. Below a couple photos of my ND2 - as I don’t know if I know yours or we know each other.

It was just repainted 4 weeks ago and it takes 8 weeks for the paint to “cure” before PPF can be considered. 

 

Here it is. Just make sure if I don’t end up being the tail, that u get ahead of me so I don’t ruin your drive:

 

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- Jordan White
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Jacqueline
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@StormND2Club No I think he asking me, considering my post is at the very end of page 1. For what it worth mine is also just painted recently as well. Also hoping road won't be too bad

 

@OldHippe The max speed for me will be +5 speed limit. And I will probably slow down a fair amount at windy turns to slightly above suggested turning speed as I'm not comfortable with high-speed turning yet (considering that's why I got into an accident). If this is too slow for you sorry


   
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StormND2Club
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Oops. Nevermind. I didn’t see your post. Sorry @OldHippe, I actually was usually one of the faster guys on the runs. I race Pocono and Scca stuff a lot.  I am just worried about the rock chips inevitably kicked up by the cars ahead - I guess Walt can decide where I should be, considering Jaqueline's request to go slow but not necessarily worried about rock chips and stuff.

You guys can see the new paint on the entire front, also added a Moss Miata rear diffuser and a Ankha Sport tinted rear windscreen - I love it so far.

Also will be data logging about 32 parameters with my windows laptop attached to the OBD port for at least an hour of the drive so I can send the info over to Fab9 so they can see how they can extract more power out of the tune and mods. 

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- Jordan White
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StormND2Club
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@jacqueline have you checked your tire pressures? Do your tires have decent tread? Maybe that was part of it ? 

- Jordan White
2016 Nissan Versa Note SR HB & 2020 Mazda MX-5 Club 6MT


   
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Jacqueline
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@stormnd2club My tire pressure last checked (probably maybe 1-2 months before the accident?) was about 28 each all 4 wheels, not sure the exact pressure at the time of the accident. I have stock wheel so no idea about decent tread.

 

If it is not obvious already I'm not really knowledgable about car or really much of a car person haha 🤣 

I just got the ND because I wanted a good looking and relatively cheap convertible (Miata is both, it's a hairdresser AND cheapest convertible on the market after all). 


   
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StormND2Club
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What year, trim, soft top or RF and color? So I know it’s you. Don’t think we have met. Mine is ‘20 Club softop soul red 

- Jordan White
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Triviawayne
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@jacqueline Well you made the right choice in cars...

Everyone has their own opinion on air pressure, but either way you need to check it more often than you have.

Air pressure changes with temperature. For every 10 degrees of temperature, that equals a 1 pound change in pressure (roughly). Heat is also generated by friction, which means as you drive, the air in your tires heat up, the pressure comes up while driving (technically); and there is plenty of heat generated by braking, and those brakes are right next to your tires...so, more heat, more pressure (not a huge amount in street driving vs. racing, but still an amount).

The stuff means far more on a purpose-built racecar than our street cars, but it gives you an idea of what can happen to the air in your tire even though it is in a "closed" system.

I don't know how sensitive you are to what is happening with your car, and I have not driven an ND, but in my NC I can tell when pressures are off after only about 2 pounds of change.

When pressures are too low or too high, I can feel the car not take turns as when all pressures are at an equal 30psi (I think the recommendation on my door tag is 28 or 29, but I use 30 for longer tire life).

When the pressures go too high on the NC, to me it feels like driving on ice; too low and well I don't have anything to describe the feeling, but I know it's not right.

Just don't get fooled into buying nitrogen air for your tires, again on a purpose-built racecar it matters, but on a streetcar it's total BS (although like I said, there will be other opinions).

I generally take a good look under the hood and all around the car the first Saturday of every month, and deal with the air pressure at the same time (but if something feels off I deal with the pressure at any time).

Knowing all this, I still but the "wrong" tires on my car for reasons of longer life and I ended up with a bonus of a less harsh ride. This also means I can't take turns as fast as I would like, but I adjusted my driving and I still have plenty of fun behind the wheel of mine. I really don't recommend what I have done for everyone, it takes knowing what you've got under you.


   
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StormND2Club
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Yep. So I had my tires unintentionally overinflated at Pocono and it felt like the track had butter on it.

Next hot lap dropped about 5 psi and so much better. Probably can depend on the tire too, but wow what difference. 

- Jordan White
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