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      10-13-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Arrow Skyline Run: WV | Oct 22-23

Skyline Run: WV

The final Skyline Run of the year and this time we are going to the best roads this side of the Rocky's. While in Virginia the best roads are strictly 35MPH, in West Virginia, it's 55MPH almost everywhere or not posted at all. Having two cars in front of you is considered "heavy traffic". And the views will make you wish you had a convertible. These roads, this experience, is the reason why we bought these cars.

We will meet Saturday at 9:00am and leave at 9:30am. Meeting location is the Warrenton Towne Centre.
613 Frost Avenue
Warrenton, VA 20186-3021

From there we will take 211 over the mountains to I81 and heading to WV through Harrisonburg, stopping there for the M5's to refuel. Then we'll continue over some awesome mountains into WV, stopping again for a short break/refuel before taking great back roads to our lunch location, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Now I don't plan on us all doing a tour but if you want to, go for it! It takes less than an hour and is only $3! We'll then continue over the tallest mountain in WV, stopping one more time for a breather before continuing to Lewisburg, WV where the hotels are.

Around Coleman Dr. are a bunch of hotels. Holiday Inn, Marriott, but the Quality Inn is the only one with a restaurant and therefor beer. There's also a Ruby Tuesday's across the street that I imagine we'll be eating dinner at. This isn't Reston Town Center, it's WV, so just grab a beer and enjoy it's simple, slow, relaxing pace

Sunday morning I imagine a majority would want to take the highway the whole way back home but I encourage you to go on one last road, Hot Springs Rd. This road just has S turns after S turns leading a to a spectacular waterfall. We'll continue on the road to a small town with a gas station and restrooms and then over the mountains back into VA and downtown Staunton. Now if you haven't been to downtown Staunton recently, it's pretty nice, like Middleburg, with a lot of great hole-in-the wall restaurants. This is where we'll have lunch and end the Run.

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http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...93186,4.216003




You only need to go into Google Street View at any point along this route to see how awesome it is. Download this to your phone, print it out, if you get lost or separated, just meet us at the next stop point.

Here's some pictures and video I took while testing out the route last November. The leaves should still be on the trees and changing while we're there. Bring your video cams, I want to make a great video of this Run!





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      10-13-2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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Quality Inn link: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-lewi...?promo=gglocal
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Thanks to DarkStar for putting this together. Looking forward to meeting everyone that comes out.
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Damn, I was hoping for another date; too many things going on that day
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im in! so you all getting hotels for the night? or just driving back that night?
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im in! so you all getting hotels for the night? or just driving back that night?
There are a few hotels in Lewisburg. I opted for the Fairfield inn and some others are going for the quality inn.
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im in! so you all getting hotels for the night? or just driving back that night?
Trust me, by the end of the day saturday you'll be ready to relax. Driving through tight mountain roads isnt just a workout for your car but also for you as you'll be tensing up around corners - and there's a lot of them! I can't wait
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Hey off topic, but were you in Chantilly this morning around rt. 28/50
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how much is this event?
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how much is this event?
it's free

you're just paying for your own gas, food, and hotel lodging should you choose to stay the night in W. VA
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it's free

you're just paying for your own gas, food, and hotel lodging should you choose to stay the night in W. VA
Ok, thanks for the info
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I'm so jealous. I wish I could join you guys for this, it looks like a ton of fun.

Living in South Florida sucks sometimes, it's all just so flat here
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it's free

you're just paying for your own gas, food, and hotel lodging should you choose to stay the night in W. VA
I think some other Skyline Runs have collected funds from participants and donated to a selected charity? Any interest in doing something like this?
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I think some other Skyline Runs have collected funds from participants and donated to a selected charity? Any interest in doing something like this?
That's correct but since most people will be paying for a hotel room this time around, we'll do the donations on the next run next year.

That said, if you want to make some donations, please let me know! Symantec, the company I work for, will match all donations made. So if you were planning on donating to charity this season, why not have Symantec double it I suggest the Wounded Warrior Project.
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That's correct but since most people will be paying for a hotel room this time around, we'll do the donations on the next run next year.

That said, if you want to make some donations, please let me know! Symantec, the company I work for, will match all donations made. So if you were planning on donating to charity this season, why not have my Symantec double it I suggest the Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project is a great cause and I'd be happy to make a donation. Anyone else interested in doing the same?
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im not sure if i am gonna be able to afford a hotel room plus I am most likely just going to drive back to jmu which is only 2 hours and crash at my friends place there. but putting coils on tomorrow so i am super excited about this weekend!!!!!!!
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Can I crash the party?

Times have changed and the 335i is gone, but I have a nice new Z06 to come play...

As you all may remember I was the guy with exhaust falling off.

I can promise it wont happen with the new Z.


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Can I crash the party?

Times have changed and the 335i is gone, but I have a nice new Z06 to come play...

As you all may remember I was the guy with exhaust falling off.

I can promise it wont happen with the new Z.

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It's always been a Euro-only event but when it comes to forum members like you and cashman, where you've been on these runs before, I don't mind what you drive. Do you have any Z07 package options on your Z06?
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I reserved my room at the Quality Inn, $79 + $10 tax. Not expecting much but it has a bed and free wifi which is enough to keep me happy. There's also a pool table if anyone's down for game.
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