Fall Off Road Drive & Dine
PCA - Potomac, The Founders' Region - Drive & Dine
Registration closed November 10, 2016 11:59 PM on November 10, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration ends November 10, 2016 11:59 PM on November 10, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration opens July 1, 2016 12:00 AM on July 1, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from July 1, 2016 12:00 AM to November 10, 2016 11:59 PM
Join us Saturday November 12th, for the 2nd Fall Off-Roading Drive & Dine Trail Ride event which will include several of the highest points in the Northern half of Virginia, all above 4,000 feet including one with spectacular 360 degree views.
John Young of Northern Virginia Jeepers Association (NVJA) will lead us up into the Allegheny Mountains to Flagpole Knob (elev. 4200 ft) located in George Washington National Forest along the border between Virginia and West Virginia. This unique event is for Cayennes, Macans and other pre-approved Off Road vehicles driven by PCA members. Afterwards we'll rendezvous at Local Chop & Grill House for a warm cup of coffee and some of the best farm-to-table dining the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. We have a limited number of seats available for Ride Along Passengers too! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot now.
The dirt/rock portion of the route is well within the capabilities of all Cayennes & Macans and presents an introduction to Off-road driving. The dirt/rock road and is about 7 miles in length (round trip) including a short excursion for a hill decent/hill climb demonstration that will highlight the full capabilities of the Cayenne off road. All roads are owned and maintained by the U.S. Forest Dept. NVJA will be providing experienced guides and spotters. Some mud and dust can be expected depending on weather. All vehicles must pass a tech inspection per the requirements listed below and we will be observing Tread Lightly principals.
Drivers/Ride Along Passengers will receive instruction on the following topics prior to the off road portion of the trip:
- Working with Spotter, hand signals, verbal cues.
- Brake, throttle and clutch control (its not the same as road or track).
- Left foot braking and torque converter energy management.
- Line selection
- The importance of precise tire placement
- Using berms, ruts, rocks and slopes to your advantage.
- The proper and improper use of momentum.
Stopping, getting out and walking the road ahead to plan a line at several points along the route will be encouraged, not so much because it is essential for safe passage but rather to assist in building basic skills in line selection and tire placement.