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PostSubject: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:46 pm

EDIT: THIS IS GOING TO BE THE CLUB'S SEPTEMBER RIDE on the 19TH AND 20TH.
(some of us will be leaving on friday to get down there early....if you want to do that, we can caravan!)


It has been mentioned several times this year that George Washington National Forest would be a great place to have a run/camping trip. Kinda like a retreat weekend. Of course, if you do not camp, there is lodging nearby. I also think it would be a great opportunity to hang out with eachother and be able to talk more. Get to know families better....this is the type of ride the wives and kids would be up for, as it is a nice stroll thru the woods for sightseeing.

Chris and I are wondering if you guys would be up for that. I know it's a drive. But it's worth it. Our club run weekend in September is on 19th and 20th. Right now, the only plan discussed was a trip to rock run on the 20th. We re canceling that one (a one day trip that far on a sunday is too much) and have that run weekend open.

I'm looking to see how many people are interested. It'll be gorgeous that time of year.

So...September 19th and 20th. GWNF in Virginia. Scenic Ride. Camping/hotel. Fellowship. Cookout.

Whatdya think?

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:36 pm

I'm in!
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:39 pm

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I'm in!



how far one way (about ) chris ?? sounds pretty cool to me it would be something diffferent
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:45 pm


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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:48 pm

The funny thing is, it takes only 10 minutes less to go from Chris' house in Bel Air, MD than it does from Rausch. makes no sense to me.....but I google mapped it. Maybe has something to do with I-81 and I-83 being so fast to drive on. *shrug*

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:04 pm

I'm in! Mrs. AutoDoc claims she'll go as long as we get a hotel...so it looks like no camping for me No
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:20 pm

You know I'm in. Very Happy I can lead the way if you want. I love GWNF. The best area to check for a room is Harrisonburg, Va. I can gather more details and make a itinerary if you'd like. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:51 am

Probably out -- a little too far for me for a weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:20 am

Sam and I would be in for that trip. It is beautiful there!
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:07 pm

If you'll have us again - we'd love to come along
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:21 pm

Of course we would have you! Just would not be the same with out. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:47 pm

Okay, so it's now the plan.....our September run is going to be at George Washington National Forest in Virginia.

I will post up more information, directions, camping and lodging when Chris and I get back from North Carolina.

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:07 pm

If I can get the Jeep fixed by then, I'll be there.
Which trails do you plan to run?
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:53 pm

I have no idea, I have never been there....but Mike said he'd lead the way....


Hey Mike, can we make it a geocache weekend too? I have my "Complete Idiots' Guide to Geocaching"!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:16 pm

Speaking of geo-caching - anyone recommend a good GPS?

We have a Magellan for the car but it's sorely lacking in the finer details - not to mention David doesn't listen to it anyway

Did I mention how much all of you are a bad influence on me :)
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:43 pm

trillium wrote:
Speaking of geo-caching - anyone recommend a good GPS?

I have to find one, myself!!!



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Did I mention how much all of you are a bad influence on me :)


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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:07 am

trillium wrote:
Speaking of geo-caching - anyone recommend a good GPS?

I have 2. a garmin map60csx which is the one I've had for a couple of years and also garmin colorado 300 which has the ability to hold the cache page info in it too. both can hold up to a 1000 caches. There are some others i'll post a link to when we get back from Front Royal where we are doing some geocaching and hiking.

And yes we will be stopping to find a couple of geocaches in the forest. I'll post up some links to places to stay too. Right now we are vacationing a little. big grin
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:13 pm

wont be making this one. sorry
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:01 pm

As far as geocaching goes, if you don't already have them, the Rubicon Trail series has a couple good ones in there hidden by an offroader. As far as a good geocaching GPSr, I have a Garmin 76CSX which is basically the same as Mike's 60CSX, but it's a bigger device. The screen size is the same though I think. IMHO the most important feature in a caching GPSr is a built in magnetic compass. Non-compass GPSrs have to be on the move to tell you which way you're pointing, but if you have a magnetic compass, when you drop below a certain speed (like 1 MPH) the compass kicks in so the unit will still reliably point you toward your target. That comes in real handy if you're stumbling around in the woods trying to find a cache. BTW, I think the "S" in the CSX is for sport which means it has a compass built in.
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:52 pm

Any update on this trail ride? You guys still coming down?
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:29 pm

I'm afraid I'm going to have to back out of this trip at the moment. I have waaaaayyyy too many things going on every weekend and we are going to Las Vegas a couple weeks after this for 5 days and I just don't have enough money for everything. I really wanted to go too because it is one of my favorite places to wheel. For those that are going, google Harrisonburg chamber of commerce or hotels and there should be a list of about 10 or so. The Sleep Inn is where I stayed last time and they allow pets for a few more dollars. I like that it is on top of the hill in the middle of everything. some of the other places are cheaper but they aren't as nice or have noise issues. If you need directions to Flagpole knob let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:21 am

Milkman wrote:
Any update on this trail ride? You guys still coming down?

We're waiting until Chris gets his schedule (this week, I hope) and if he's working on that sunday, we're going to have the run at Rausch Creek on saturday.

I know working weekends will put a damper on the rides, but after not working since November...it's a case of necessity. We love the club runs, but they may have to be only one day...unless people volunteer to lead on sundays. Priority right now is work, as Chris and I still won't live together until the wedding....so I'm not completely his sugar momma yet. (not while paying my own rent....hehehe)

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:22 am

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For those that are going, google Harrisonburg chamber of commerce or hotels and there should be a list of about 10 or so. The Sleep Inn is where I stayed last time and they allow pets for a few more dollars. I like that it is on top of the hill in the middle of everything. some of the other places are cheaper but they aren't as nice or have noise issues. If you need directions to Flagpole knob let me know.


Thank you sweetie. Hopefully, we can get down there. If not, it'll be at Rausch. We'll know by the end of this week.

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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:34 am

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eagleblazer wrote:
For those that are going, google Harrisonburg chamber of commerce or hotels and there should be a list of about 10 or so. The Sleep Inn is where I stayed last time and they allow pets for a few more dollars. I like that it is on top of the hill in the middle of everything. some of the other places are cheaper but they aren't as nice or have noise issues. If you need directions to Flagpole knob let me know.


Thank you sweetie. Hopefully, we can get down there. If not, it'll be at Rausch. We'll know by the end of this week.

I would probably be able to make a day run to /rc that Sat.
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PostSubject: Re: GWNF Trip ~NOW AT RC~ 9/19-20   Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:16 am

I need some clarification! Somewhere the words "scenic ride" were used. If that is a true description, I'd like to include myself and possibly my wife. However, if this ride involves anything more than easy "green" trails, that would be breaking my promise to the wife and my Lord.

It just so happens that my granddaughter's soccer team has a "bye" that weekend, so I might be able to convince my wife to come along. It would definitely have to be a hotel for us.

Someone who's been there before and with some knowledge of plans for the group, please let me know if I should consider this. Remember my 05 is bone stock, except for the 31 inch mud tires and nice, shiney chrome wheels (which I don't want to damage).
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