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    VA/MD Road Question

    Okay if this is already somewhere on this site and i cant find it, i apologize. Im still relatively new to the VA area and am wondering where you guys go to stretch your cars legs. Are there any good twisties/back roads that arent riddled with traffic around here?

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    You might look at some of the roads on this page of PAST TOURS.
    http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=92,705,0,0,1,0
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    We keep all of the driving tours in the tours --> past events section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurch09 View Post
    Okay if this is already somewhere on this site and i cant find it, i apologize. Im still relatively new to the VA area and am wondering where you guys go to stretch your cars legs. Are there any good twisties/back roads that arent riddled with traffic around here?
    In my opinion suburban sprawl have taken away all of the good "test tracks" within 30 miles of the Beltway. When I was in college one of my favorites was Georgetown Pike (Rt 193) between Langley and Great Falls. It's now a jammed commuter route.
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    There's not a whole lot that's "close in" any more. You used to be able to have some fun in the Clifton, VA area but even that's gotten too crowded lately. US 211 over the mountains is still good, if you go during the week before about 10:00 am., before the squids (and therefore the cops) show up.

    Your best bet is to go to West Virginia, but now you are talking about a day trip. US 33 W to Elkins, WV -> US 220 N -> US 50 E is a nice loop. US 50 has low traffic, good sight lines and fast sweepers.
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    Roads in Clifton are still fun at on a very early Saturday or Sunday morning. Beware of a burgundy Honda Element.

    Try 95S to Rt 610 take Rt 610w until you get Bristerburg Rd. Take a left on Bristersburg, When you get to the T intersection you can go left on Elk Run Rd which will take you to Rt 29 I believe or go right Elk Run Rd. and you run into Rt 28. Take Rt 28 to Liberia and then right on Liberia and then get on PW Parkway. Take Yates or Davis Ford or one of the other roads back into Clifton. the ice cream store is open on wekeends in Clifton. Homemade great ice cream. You can have a great time at the right time of day on Wolf Run Shoals, Henderson, Yates Ford or Davis Ford Rd in Clifton. But obey the speed limit in Clifton. They run radar. Watch out for the roadies on their bikes( Treks, Specialized ) stopped on the other side of blind curve.

    Rt 9 to Charlestown from Rt 7 used to be fun. Havent taken in it in years.

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    Joplin Rd bordering Prince William Forest, Rt 213 between Warrenton and Skyline drive, Clifton area as mentioned.

    Check out http://motorcycleroads.us/

    That website is great, it also has a legend to twistie, scenic, etc. Just promise you'll stay in your lane, and keep your eyes up for motorcycles.
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    summit point motorsports park.

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    here's a thread started on another board

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    Route 647 from I-66 (Exit 27 near Marshall) to the village of Flint Hill. A beer and light meal at the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill will top it off. Or you could do a more formal dinner at the Publick House or the Four and Twenty Blackbirds.

    Harpers Ferry Road from the Maryland side of the Potomac at Harpers Ferry to Sharpsburg.
    This roller coaster can be dangerous if you're not looking out for the blind dips that can put the car airborne as you're turning. The club has used this route several times on our tours. I know someone that had a summer home near Boonesboro who refused to use this road. Some people just don't get it.
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    Woody,

    When you went to college weren't the elite public universities in VA still single sex? Did you help Ted Kennedy cheat?

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    I'm not old enough to get the joke....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gspot35 View Post
    I'm not old enough to get the joke....
    You are not missing anything.
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