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Flying Dutchman
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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

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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)


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Wowak
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I just forwarded the turn by turn instructions and GPX directions to everyone for whom I have an email address on file. 

 

If I'm honest it would save me a lot of hassle cross referencing names and emails if everyone would include at least their first name and maybe last initial in their forum signature. 

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


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StormND2Club
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I’ll be there as long as the weather stays on track! 

- Jordan White
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Whybu1
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Thanks for the great drive!

Mike & Angela
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Wowak
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Sorry I couldn't ward off the rain but I had a great time.  Thank you all for your participation. 

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


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Thanks Brian for a great day, even that little bit of rain couldn’t put a damper on it!

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StormND2Club
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That was friggin incredible. Those are some of the most insane and fun MX-5 roads I’ve ever been on. I had no idea they existed and I only am like an hour away from there. 

count me in for next time if I’m free. Even tho the rain came it still was awesome. And so little traffic for the most part to break us up. 

- Jordan White
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Wowak
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@stormnd2club the good news is you can go drive around these roads in the middle of nowhere whenever you want! 

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


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Thanks for putting together and leading a great run!


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@stormnd2club I told you that you would have a blast!

@wowak I think it is becoming  tradition that there be a little rain during this drive.  Lol 

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Posted by: @ctt3mx5

@stormnd2club I told you that you would have a blast!

@wowak I think it is becoming  tradition that there be a little rain during this drive.  Lol 

Some of those roads were the equivalent of a double black Diamond for a skier or snowboarder, thrilling and challenging. Especially when they are zig zagging left to right to left etc going straight down hill. My brakes def got a workout today !

so much fun 

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


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Flying Dutchman
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A fun day, Brian 👍... thanks!  Some of those roads, particularly on the 3rd leg, between lunch & ice cream (does it get any better than that?) are a blast!  And, the few raindrops weren't enough to "dampen" the driving.  Let's do it again!

 

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


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