Forum

Notifications
Clear all

Catawissa Creek Rambler - May 1

Page 2 / 3

Flying Dutchman
(@flying-dutchman)
LVMOC Treasurer Admin
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 444
Topic starter  

BRIAN'S FAMOUS (INFAMOUS?) EXCURSION THRU THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH-CENTRAL PA COUNTRYSIDE

When -                   Sunday, May 1st, 2022

                                  Arrive:                     9:00 a.m.

                                  Drivers' Meeting:   9:30 a.m.

                                  Depart:                    9:45 a.m. 

Where -                  Meet at Sheetz, Sugarloaf Township

                                  551 PA-93, Sugarloaf, PA 18249   LOCATION

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU WISH TO JOIN BRIAN ON A PRE-RUN OF THIS DRIVE, ON APRIL 29, PLEASE SEND BRIAN A PERSONAL MESSAGE AT "WOWAK" FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THANKS!

Event Leader:  Brian Wowak

Join me for 124 miles of exquisite central Pennsylvania mountain and valley roads!  The first segment departs from Sheetz and rolls through gentle farm land before circling around and climbing over Nescopeck Mountain, leading into a breezy run down the Scotch Valley before looping around the foot of the mountain at the other end to our rest stop at Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville. 

From there we'll travel east along the Susquehanna river to Nescopeck where we'll turn south and head back into the hills before looping back to West where we'll cross a covered bridge over Catawissa Creek before settling back into the rolling farmlands along the Susquehanna river as we approach Danville.  Time-permitting we may stop at a predetermined location for a group photo of our Miatas and drivers.  Near Danville we'll stop for Brunch (hopefully...) at the Cherokee Taphouse and Grille. 

After brunch we'll head back into the rolling hills and valley roads east of Numedia, where we'll pass the Roaring Creek Friends Meeting House, a Quaker house of worship build of log construction in 1795-96. From there we'll continue southeast over the Little Mountain where we'll skirt the edges of Ringtown before heading north on Rt 339/Catawissa Creek Rd.  We'll explore a few more country roads before ending back in Drums, at the Milkhouse Creamery, to enjoy their homemade ice cream! 

Total drive time is approximately 4 hours plus roughly 1 hour stop for brunch, so roughly 5 hours from start to ice cream. 

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).

Presidential note: This is Run #6

We will use FRS radios for communications.  Be sure to arrive by 9:00 a.m. with a full gas tank and an empty bladder.

Turn by turn instructions and a GPX file will be made available to anyone who attends

 IMG_9583-01.jpeg

Attending:

  1. Brian
  2. Dave P. & Michele
  3. Mike P.
  4. Joe A.
  5. John P.
  6. David & Janice
  7. Dawn & Tom
  8. John D. & Kathy
  9. Jordan
  10. Matt L.

Pre-run (Maximum 5 Cars):

  1. Brian
  2. Alisunshine

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


Quote
StormND2Club
(@stormnd2club)
Reputable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 364
 
Posted by: @wowak

I was in Virginia last night for a wedding,  drove back this morning with the top down and the SPF30 I used was not up to the task.  

I’ve been milling around the car from short trip to short trip for hours. I even found a pretty good arm rest pad from Autozone for $10 for the ND. Post pics in another thread then 

- Jordan White
2020 Mazda MX-5 Club & 2020 Toyota Prime PHEV


ReplyQuote
Flying Dutchman
(@flying-dutchman)
LVMOC Treasurer Admin
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 444
Topic starter  

David and Janice will be there!

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


ReplyQuote
CTt3MX5
(@ctt3mx5)
Member Moderator
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 348
 

Sadly I will miss this as I have a family commitment on the 1st.  I highly recommend that anyone sitting on the fence, jump in with both feet!  It is well worth the drive to Sugarloaf to follow Brian on his tour of the area!

I am hoping that Brian may offer this drive again in the Fall.  *hint hint*  🙂

2016 ST Ceramic Metallic GT aka Ghost


ReplyQuote
HTOM
 HTOM
(@htom)
Eminent Forum Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 34
 

Please add Dawn and Tom to the list.

Thanks

2020 Polymetal Gray Club ST


ReplyQuote
SouthsideJ
(@southsidej)
New Forum Member
Joined: 2 months ago
Posts: 2
 

John and Kathy intend to join the Ramble

 


ReplyQuote
rhetlaw
(@rhetlaw)
Reputable Forum Member
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 448
 

Brian, unfortunately I am not able to join you on your pre-run Drive on Friday, the 29th.

Looking forward to your offering this Drive again in the Fall.

Walter


ReplyQuote
Wowak
(@wowak)
Estimable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 141
 

@rhetlaw if responses continue to be positive I'll definitely consider doing more drives during the summer,  although I'll be a little busier after we start running trains again at Steamtown. 

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"


ReplyQuote
StormND2Club
(@stormnd2club)
Reputable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 364
 

I’ll be there - Joe is going to he says 

- Jordan White
2020 Mazda MX-5 Club & 2020 Toyota Prime PHEV


ReplyQuote
Wowak
(@wowak)
Estimable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 141
 

There's still slots open for the prerun on Friday! 

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"


ReplyQuote
StormND2Club
(@stormnd2club)
Reputable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 364
 
Posted by: @wowak

There's still slots open for the prerun on Friday! 

Where’s info on that? I didn’t see it. Was it in an email? 

- Jordan White
2020 Mazda MX-5 Club & 2020 Toyota Prime PHEV


ReplyQuote
Wowak
(@wowak)
Estimable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 141
 

@stormnd2club well it's a little less official but basically we'll take a small group on Friday to make sure all the roads are open and in passable condition since the winter.  If you want to join up the particulars (place and time)  are the same,  9am at Sheetz on Friday. 

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"


ReplyQuote
StormND2Club
(@stormnd2club)
Reputable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 364
 

Gotcha. I am not sure if I can make that bc I work later Friday and opposite direction. Should be good Sunday as long as weather holds up. 

- Jordan White
2020 Mazda MX-5 Club & 2020 Toyota Prime PHEV


ReplyQuote
Wowak
(@wowak)
Estimable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 141
 

Currently weather is looking good for Sunday. 

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"


ReplyQuote
Wowak
(@wowak)
Estimable Forum Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 141
 

A note about the Cherokee Tap Room & Grille:  we are confirmed for a private room,  the trade off is we will have one check, so PLEASE come prepared not just with cash,  but ideally with small bills so you can pay your exact amount plus tip without needing change.  I'm a ride leader,  not a bank and I won't be able to make change for you!  They serve a brunch menu only on Sunday so be in a brunch mood!   Looking forward to it,  and it's still not too late to join the pre-run tomorrow if Sunday isn't good for you; currently it's just Alison and I.  

- Brian Wowak
1991 BRG SE #3716 of 4000 "Brigit"


ReplyQuote
elmeister
(@elmeister)
New Member
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 4
 

Brian, 

Please put me down as well… driven through the area many times but haven’t explored.  Looks like it’ll be a nice day to see some new roads

matt 

2014 White PRHT Club BBR225


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 3
Share: