On my first whole day with my new Elise, I drove about 450 miles from Lincoln City, Oregon to Pendleton, Oregon:
- Lincoln City HY 101
- Newport HY 20
- Corvalis HY 34
- Lebanon HY 126
- Prineville HY 26
- Mt Vernon HY 395
This route is 99% twisty, two-lane roads in the mountains signed 55 MPH. Great scenery, and as luck would have it, no one was on the road this Sunday night. Several areas are signed for lots of deer. I saw a few beside the road, out of commission from the night before, at about the midpoint of this route. I was in the dark for the last 60 miles, bit it straightens out quite a bit and had good visibility for animals. The road is in great shape.
The best part is I hit 600 miles on the odometer a few miles out of Pendleton. Tomorrow, I'll work up to 7,500 or so on the tach. The car had great torque for the mountains, despite 4,700' elevation in some spots and me restricting most runs to 4,500 RPM.
I've included a few pics from near the John Day Fossil Beds.
2011 Lotus Elise SC