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Off Road Adventure Tour

Off-Road Adventure Tour 2021

Saturday, November 13th

Vedder Mountain FSR, Chilliwack



Off Road 1

The purpose of this event is to have fun exploring the off-road capabilities of the Cayenne and Macan Porsche SUV’s and non-Porsches.  You don’t need experience off-roading, just common sense and careful driving thanks to the Cayenne and Macan’s inherent traction abilities. This event’s goal is to allow you to safely drive along the trails without getting stuck or harming your vehicle, while having a great time.

Vedder Mountain Forest Service Road is a typical forest service road, with potholes, rocks, some ditch crossings, and big mud puddles. Nothing your Cayenne or Macan can’t handle.  We will have a driver’s meeting to go over basics on how to keep you and your vehicle in one piece, and etiquette on the trail. Don’t miss it, esp. if you’re a beginner. 



Tire pressures: Cayenne/Macan “Comfort” tire pressures at most.

Your vehicle will get muddy and it will be fine. Don’t drive it like a trophy truck, rally car, or truck w/ super swampers on it though, otherwise you will definitely wreck your tires. Practice mechanical sympathy, *esp* for your tires and under-carriage. Get out and look as you approach something you think might be close to hitting the bottom of the vehicle. This will give you a sense of what things you can clear, and what you cannot.  Don’t experiment w/ finding ground clearances by waiting to hear crunching or scrapping noises 😊.

When going over bumps (i.e., potholes, washboard, etc.), lean your back forward in the seat just a few inches, to clear most of the side bolstering in the seats. Otherwise, your upper body will “wag” side-to-side going over potholes/bumps which will get annoying very quickly, and can cause motion sickness if you do it too much. It basically ruins the experience.  Tell others riding with you! 😊


Bring:

  • Toilet paper (no toilets are available out on the trail).. just lots of woods.A shovel if you want it.
  • A full-sized spare. the stock spare tire should work. Not the greatest, but it works.
  • Work gloves
  • Boots with good tread you can step into mud with.
  • Pants you can kneel down on the ground to look underneath your vehicle (to learn your ground clearance BEFORE hitting stuff).
  • Jacket to keep you warm outside, and you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Water
  • Walkie-talky (two-way, public band) radios if you have them.We will decide which channel to use @ the drivers meeting.
  • Chewable gravol’s if someone in your vehicle gets motion sickness (or may not listen to the above “lean forward over bumps” suggestion, lol).

    Etiquette:

    • Don’t pass a Porsche (or vehicle in our group).
    • Keep an eye out for the vehicle behind you. Don’t let them get out of sight, just like our other Porsche tours/drives (w/ the exception of going over a blind crest or corner. Obviously, don’t stop immediately on the opposite side or you may get run into accidentally).
    • Non-group vehicles approaching from the back, once they get close, pull over in a safe spot, and let them pass.Waive a “high”, nod, or thumbs up or something. It’s just a nice thing to do.
    • Non-group vehicles approaching from the front, once they get close, pull over in a safe spot, and let them pass. Waive a “high”, nod, or thumbs up or something. It’s just a nice thing to do.
    • Obviously, don’t spin your tires with vehicles or people right behind you (you’ll spit rocks on them).
    • When following the vehicle in front of you, give them adequate space to stop and back up a little if they need to adjust their approach to something ahead. Basically, don’t follow too close.

Meetup:                             8:30am @ Dirt Church (look it up via google maps), Chilliwack, right next to Cultus Lake

Driver’s meeting:              8:45 am

Start rolling:                       9:15 am

Breaks:                              Every 30-45 min

Return to Dirt Church:      11:15-ish

Drive together to lunch:  11:25 am @ Cookies Grill - Breakfast Restaurant A3-44335 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack BC V2R 4H2 ~16 min drive (updated on Nov 11th)

Open to Non-Porsches

Please take lots of pictures and/or videos along the route of the people, vehicles, and surroundings, and share them by emailing them to Pete Koepfgen at pkoepfgen@gmail.com or messaging them to Pete at 226-229-1938, so they can be shared w/ the group in upcoming media postings. 

 

Pete Koepfgen

226-229-1938 (iphone)

pkoepfgen@gmail.com

The Vedder Mountain is a branch of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, located at the southeastern edge of the Fraser Lowland in British ColumbiaCanada, between the village of Yarrow and the village of Cultus Lake, extending from the Vedder River to the Saar Creek valley. It separates the broad Fraser Valley and Sumas Prairie in its northwest from the narrow Columbia Valley to its southeast.

The mountain stands 924 m (3,031 ft) high and is tree-covered to its summit with some open areas. A hiking trail crosses the mountain. Old logging roads are also present. Catherwood Logging rail-logged the hill in the 1930s, and both east and west sides were cut with rails coming from Vedder Crossing.

Vedder Mountain has a network of mountain biking trails, and ORV trails.


Off Road 2 

When:
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Where:
Dirt Church
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Pete Koepfgen
Category:
Off Road Adventures
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
8
Available Slots:
Filled
No Fee