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      05-21-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Skyline Drive Scenic Cruising/Photoshoot day...








I think most of you guys have been to this road...but if you have never been...well, you gotta go...


The whole drive from the north face to the south side is incredibly long..and the WHOLE way, is all curves, you will not see a straight away for more than a 100 yards...if you like to enjoy a scenic drive in the mountains, with less traffic, beautiful paved roads, and fresh mountain air...we should all go for a short ride....don't take the whole thing, just go half of it...


I ride my motorcycle up here a lot, crashed up here too...it's about an hour away from D.C...


A good day to go would be Sunday, as it is less traveled, and the cops are usually not there the times i've been...


Just a preview of the kind of day you'll be committing to.

Leaving at 11am on Sunday (to be determined).
Driving at least 200 miles round trip
Spend most of the day there
The road is very very curvy, as mentioned before, it's mountain roads, no straights once we get there...we'll be about 4000 ft above sea level...N/A cars might lose a few hp up there..


but this place is gorgeous,

I have a DSLR camera...i will be doing the photography work, there are places we can park, do rolling shots, around the bend shots...

let me know who's interested, and we'll decide on a date that's convenient for everyone...
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sounds like a great idea.. pick a date and time.
I noticed that road cyclist is having a great time himself w/o anyone running him off the road
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i've been there before when i had a 350z..... it was GREAT!!!! i'll most. def. be down!!!!
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count me in as well Vince...

I know BK would be interested, and iatacs19 he's in by default
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... iatacs19 he's in by default
... it used to be sixspeed and Shim
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... it used to be sixspeed and Shim


he's our new b*tch....we'll have to sort out custody schedules
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Hey!! that is near my neck of the woods, about 20 mins away!!! I love that drive!!
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count me in as well Vince...

I know BK would be interested, and iatacs19 he's in by default
I'm in unless I am still

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I'm in unless I am still

make sure you go...

I'm buying the first round of wings and calamari on that day
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Hey!! that is near my neck of the woods, about 20 mins away!!! I love that drive!!
cool, we'll pencil you in....I told you it's a matter of time and planning until the dc metro circus rolls into your area
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I will be in my loaner still i bet...
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make sure you go...

I'm buying the first round of wings and calamari on that day
I'll have first dibs on his share
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Thats up by the drive i took up in the shenandoahs a couple of months ago....dont waste the $15 bucks on Skyline, there are backroads around there that will make yoru eyes water.
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211 leading to it is nice too, but it's short...only a few miles...


going from the Sheetz haymarket to the backroad is also a good drive, we'll decide on something when it's near
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so when do u want to do this?

Saturday after the bbq, we'll leave iatacs19 behind to pick up after us
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Also, there is a speed limit on skyline drive....and plus alot of cars, as i remember, especially this time of year.

Lets do a drive on like Monday of memorial day...maybe sunday....although im not sure i can do those days
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I was there yesterday, not too many cars, no cops, just couple deer here and there....

we're not there to race, just enjoy and cruise the mountain road, take some pictures, enjoy the breeze...
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no rush there sstarch1....we can do it the following weekend.

You must be pumped (no pun intended ) you're getting your car back soon

yes, please do plan out the routes, I think you have the niche on this subject matter, work with BK and Spool on media capture and other logisitics. We'll get a small group interested.
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I'm just getting a head count...like a rough draft if you will...


when i know for sure who's down, we'll go over the routes and lunch stop and stuff...
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I'm just getting a head count...like a rough draft if you will...


when i know for sure who's down, we'll go over the routes and lunch stop and stuff...
cool Vince...thanks for bringing it up, we were thinking of doing a drive for some time....

You'll find a lot of support for this...
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wether is this weekend or next or whenver make sure it's a sunday pleaseee!!
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