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Anyone driving down from New Jersey or New York - Late Wednesday departure? :thumbup:
 

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Considering it is 12-13 hrs to Fontana, I am planning on leaving between 12 and 2 am - driving 95 south - to drive through Baltimore and Washington well before rush hour on the DC beltway. I've taken 81 south in the past and the VASP intercepted several cruising cars with expen$ive results. I want to arrive in time to get a few refresher Dragon runs on Thursday.

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Leaving from NJ about 5am. Last year we went in a cruise of about 12 cars. It was good, but we all broke up into groups of 3-4 after a while. Keep your walkie talkies on channel 3 sub channel 2. This way, if you see another R you can ping them.
 

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It's looking like 5am on Thursday is a 2 to 1 favorite so far. This departure time could turn into an interesting cruise depending on the planned route! :D
How many other VWs from Metro NJ/NY are going south to drive the Dragon?
 

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Leaving from NJ about 5am. Last year we went in a cruise of about 12 cars. It was good, but we all broke up into groups of 3-4 after a while. Keep your walkie talkies on channel 3 sub channel 2. This way, if you see another R you can ping them.
Considering your Thursday 5 am start, which route are you planning on taking?
 

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I forgot to mention, i am leaving Wednesday. I always go a day early. Being a 12 hour ride, i like to,get a few days in at the dragon.

Route wise, i didn't think about it yet.

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I forgot to mention, i am leaving Wednesday. I always go a day early. Being a 12 hour ride, i like to,get a few days in at the dragon.

Route wise, i didn't think about it yet.

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Business forces Thursday departure for me, and I appreciate the importance of weekday Dragon slaying. I considered the 95S cruise route which takes a mid-night departure to be past the Baltimore/Wash DC commuter traffic and arrives at Fontana early Thursday afternoon.
 

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I'll be going south from Rhode Island,Not sure if im leaving Wednesday night or Thursday am.Last year I left R.I. about 4pm and made it to Knoxville for sunrise,which made it easier to get to Fontana with daylight after the long drive.
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I'll be going south from Rhode Island,Not sure if im leaving Wednesday night or Thursday am.Last year I left R.I. about 4pm and made it to Knoxville for sunrise,which made it easier to get to Fontana with daylight after the long drive.
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Wednesday night, Thursday am - that's close to my game plan time wise, what route are you considering? The Wookies use channel 3 sub 2.
 

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Wednesday night, Thursday am - that's close to my game plan time wise, what route are you considering? The Wookies use channel 3 sub 2.
Last year I had it all planed out but once it got dark I just go where the voice in my phone takes me :D
 

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Last year I had it all planed out but once it got dark I just go where the voice in my phone takes me :D
:laugh: That sounds familiar, I use my GPS and a highway route sheet on the visor clip.
 

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A room just opened up at Fontana and I reserved one, it has 2 queen beds and will be only using one. Open to share to anyone who wants to use the other bed.
 

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I'm driving from CT on Wednesday. Seems like i81 is the best route to take. Would be great to meet up with a bunch of you.
The Baltimore - Washington DC commuter traffic will ruin your cruise...... 81 is the best route. Be Safe see you there :beer:
 

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Avoid DC area as much as possible. It's bumper-to-bumper even on Sundays!

I'll be leaving a bit earlier that I thought so hope to see some of you on I-81!
 

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I'm driving from CT on Wednesday. Seems like i81 is the best route to take. Would be great to meet up with a bunch of you.

What time are yo leaving on Wednesday?I'll probably head out after 3pm give or take if anyone wants to meet up.
 

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CAPTAIN'S LOG 4182016

Update: Departed Wednesday @ 11:30 pm arrived Thursday @ 12:30 pm - managed to run 80% with a R32 driven by 3 Maniacs from Maine who took turns blasting through the night at 85+/- MPH. The drive down was a complete blast, thanks to a brilliant lead by the Maniacs, I hope their WITW was equally great, thanks guys.

This years WITW Organizers did an excellent job coordinating and hosting the event and a big thanks to Volkswagen for an excellent BBQ :beer:

My daily Dragon drives alternated with blasts on the Cherohala Skyway and ran the Skyway with a Wild Wookie Quartet of 2 R32s, a TTRS, and a 911 and managed to keep up as the tailgunner on the blast back to Robbinsville. Thanks for letting a Red Gti "tag along" it was great fun. I even managed a Sunday AM Dragon run on the way home, at 6:30 am when traffic is notably light on the Dragon. Flying low and solo, I was home by 6:30 p.m = don't ask, fortunately only one Sheriff pacing me at 65 mph and almost no traffic made the drive home almost as exciting as Wednesday night.

All in all, a simply fantastic adrenalin pumping time running with a great crew of dedicated Wookies. Now I have to wait for WITW 17 which won't be easy; but, if you are reading this you know exactly what I am talking about. :wave:
 

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Anyone in the area going for the Fall Run?


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