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PCA-SDR Cayenne/Macan Off-Road Adventure Tour 1/25

PCA-SDR Cayenne/Macan Off-Road Adventure Tour 1/25

PCA - San Diego Region

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ranchita, CA

Registration closed January 23, 2020 11:59 PM on January 23, 2020 11:59 PM PST Registration ends January 23, 2020 11:59 PM on January 23, 2020 11:59 PM PST Registration opens December 25, 2019 12:00 AM on December 25, 2019 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from December 25, 2019 12:00 AM to January 23, 2020 11:59 PM

Saturday January 25th, 2020

Cayenne/Macan Off-road Adventure Tour

The PCA-SDR is heading to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for its next Cayenne/Macan Off-Road Adventure Tour!

The Tour's plan is to enjoy a half day of off-road driving along a route that consists of varying terrain of mostly single car-width dirt and rock trails with some wider sand wash areas.  The trails are very scenic especially during the rainy season and will mostly require very low speeds to manage due to the tight turns, uneven surfaces, steep grades, and slippery rocks or deep dirt/sand.  You can expect your Cayenne or Macan to get dusty and possibly a little muddy depending on trail and weather conditions, but the intention of this drive is to experience your Porsche SUV off the pavement, without anything getting damaged.  This event will give you the comfort through direct experience in your vehicle to manage its off-road technologic functions, and safely and more predictably drive off-pavement trails, which the Cayenne and Macan do with impressive ease.  You will get to experience your vehicle's climbing ability, its traction management in slippery conditions, its ability to descend down steep grades in control, and experience the feel of driving on deep loose dirt roads at speed.  The event is a great opportunity to get outdoors and see some scenic back country with the whole family.

The event will have about 2.5 - 3 hours of off-road driving which will include a couple stops for pictures, enjoying the view with friends and family, and for exploring along the way.  After the drive we will meet up at a local diner for lunch where we can all hang out and share stories of the drive.  The lunch is not provided by the Club; you will order and pay your own meal.

This event will be limited to Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan SUVs.  Required equipment should include good tires with plenty of tread.  All season or off-road tires are definitely preferred, as low profile high-performance street tires pose a greater risk of wheel damage or a flat tire from hitting sharp rocks, and have a higher chance of getting stuck trying to climb the trail's uphill traction-limited stretches.  The roads are primarily narrow rutted dirt roads with areas of deep loose dirt and sand.  Portions of the trails will have steep elevations with protruding rocks that will require more precise vehicle placement to ensure proper clearance.  It is possible that in these areas, if your placement is not precise, or speed is too high, that your vehicle could bottom out against the rocks.  Additionally, there are a few areas where the vegetation may rub the bottom or sides of your vehicle.  These situations should not result in your vehicle having a catastrophic problem, but if you have concerns about the trails, please contact the event organizer.  Recognize that this event is not a gentle drive along a flat dirt road that any vehicle could handle!  These trails require four-wheel drive with increased clearance, attributes which the Cayenne and Macan possess.  

If rains have preceded the event there may be areas of mud which can sometimes be avoided if desired.  Other than the three technical areas, the trails are not overly difficult to drive on, especially thanks to Porsche's Traction Control programming, but an attentive driver is still necessary to avoid obstacles that could be of harm, like protruding big rocks that you may bottom out on or scrape an exhaust pipe, or thick paint-scratching twigs.  If all goes favorably, at the end of the trail drive, a healthy car wash session or two should be all that is needed to return your Porsche SUV to its garage queen status and remove any evidence of its off-roading adventures, with only your pictures and memory of the experience remaining!  

We will communicate with each other during the drive using FRS type radios/walkie-talkies.  If you do not have an FRS radio, please consider buying some.  Inexpensive versions, such as these, will be adequate for our needs: 

Inexpensive FRS Radios

But if you plan to do this kind of event more in the future, then it might be worth buying higher quality radios such as these:

Midland GTX Radios

If you have any spare FRS radios, please bring them along just in case someone does not have a radio to use.  Set your FRS radios to use channel 07, with privacy code/CTCSS code 01 (not DSC).  If you're not sure how to set them up, bring your radios and we'll help you dial them in before the drive!

The event is rain or shine, but if rains have been occurring in the days leading up to the event, the trails may get muddy and slippery and may limit passage of vehicles with limited ground clearance and street/road focused tires and wheels.  And since this trail will be more challenging in general due to its planned uphill nature, please examine your equipment accordingly.  If you have any trail or equipment concerns about your Cayenne or Macan, please contact the event organizer to discuss!

If you are coming from out of town or even out of CA, staying in the town of Julian or Borrego Springs would put you close to the start and finish of the event.  Other close by hotels would be in the town of Ramona.

Saturday January 25, 2020 General Planned Schedule: 

8:00AM meet at Dudley’s Bakery ( http://www.dudleysbakery.com ) in Santa Ysabel outside of Ramona off Old Julian Highway 78 for coffee and drinks and snacks, and to use the restroom!  Address: 30218 CA-78 (Julian Rd), Santa Ysabel, CA 92070.  The Bakery opens at 8:00AM.

Please get everything organized and be ready to depart before the briefing starts at 8:15 SHARP.

8:15AM SHARP-8:40AM Tour briefing, participant introductions, radio checks, and waiver signing in parking lot on the West side of the building.  Set your FRS Radios using channel 7, privacy code 01.

8:45AM Pull out of Dudley’s heading North on the scenic Hwy 79 to trailhead.

12:00PM Depart for lunch.

12:30PM  Lunch!  

A detailed scheduled and map will be emailed out the week prior to the drive.

Around 2.5-3 hours of Off-road driving is planned.  The planned schedule and route may change depending on the weather and trail conditions - that's what makes this is an adventure!

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