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Re: [Fot] VIR route planning

To: Gary Schneider <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] VIR route planning
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:58:11 -1000
There are some exciting stretches as I recall, but Nero did fine  
behind my F350 Diesel, and I thought the road was pretty cool. I was a  
little less pleased with it when a speeding truck that passed me in  
the breakdown lane kicked a tire carcass into the trailer, taking off  
the black water drain system. More like brown as I recall--yeah, I  
know, too much information.

I think the big difference in experience might be the very handy "tow"  
function on F350 diesels.

On Mar 23, 2009, at 8:35 AM, Gary Schneider wrote:

> Brad,
> I'd recommend avoiding 58 if you value your life and your vehicles!  
> I made the big mistake of following Mapquest down that route several  
> years ago. It has over 10% grade in several sections both up and  
> down, plus switchbacks that make you think you're in a James Bond  
> movie. But you're not driving an Aston. In a Suburban with open  
> trailer I was in first gear at 10 mph for hours, wondering whether  
> I'd cook the brakes or the trans first.
> Coming back I think we went north on 29 to 64. (The memory of that  
> leg isn't quite as vivid for some reason.)
> Regards,
> Gary Schneider
> ________________________________
> From: Brad Kahler <>
> To: fot <>;
> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 9:23:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [Fot] VIR route planning
> Not sure how the 58B got there but it should have read highway 58.
> Brad
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Brad Kahler" <>
> Sent 3/23/2009 8:16:29 AM
> To: "fot" <>
> Subject: [Fot] VIR route planningWe're planning our travel route  
> from Richmond
> KY to VIR and I'm wondering if
> anyone has been on highway 58B between Danville and Hillsville  
> (close to
> I-77)B in VA.B  It appears to be somewhat of a twistyB 2-lane  
> highway.B  Not
> sure if I would enjoy driving our 31' motorhome pulling the race car  
> on a
> road
> like that.
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.
> Brad
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