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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Pocono Raceway Ride

They're at it again! On Sunday, August 5th, 2018 Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson will host a group ride to Pocono Raceway. They've only posted the date, no details yet, but based on last year's 2 rides here's what I can tell ya:

I think it was $30 per rider, $15 per passenger (maybe $40/$20, can't remember). 150-200 bikes on a roughly 1/2 hour run from the dealership to the Speedway. Listen to the rules, sign waivers, and wait for the track to open up (we got out during the lunch break for the cars that had it rented). 4 or 5 laps on the 2.5 mile tri-oval. Basic rules are don't crash, and don't pass the 70-mph pace truck. Wanna go faster than the truck - take the first lap slow and hang back. I got my trusty little '95 VN750 up to 110mph (in a flat track tuck). My brother got his BMW K1200 up to 125. I heard a guy on a Huyabusa say he hit 145. When time's up, back to the infield for a bathroom stop, then a nice 50-mile ride through the PA backcountry back to the dealership for surf & turf (included in the ride price).

I will likely be going again this year (on the '07 VN1600D this time). If anyone else is gonna go, we can meet up at the dealership. Watch for details at https://www.poconohd.com/ or on their facebook page.

It's an interesting opportunity to find some serious speed in a semi-controlled environment. And getting to feel the high banks on two-wheels is worth the price of admission by itself!

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Man that sounds like fun, wish I lived that way. They stopped doing that at Charlotte motor I believe because ding dongs on road kings were tumbling down off of turn one.

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Man that sounds like fun, wish I lived that way. They stopped doing that at Charlotte motor I believe because ding dongs on road kings were tumbling down off of turn one.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/vi...ital/329858502
How the hell did they end up going in opposite directions??? Definitely some serious lack of organization there. For as loosely organized as this one at Pocono seems to be, everyone understands the simple rules and looks out for each other. I thoroughly enjoyed both rides last year.

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Dam it, I'll be in Avalon NJ that weekend on vacation.

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Dam it, I'll be in Avalon NJ that weekend on vacation.
Sure... I go out to PA, and you come here to NJ. I'll wave as we pass in opposite directions!

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