Well, I'm definitely up for a drive. But 6hrs is too much for me. I don't mind long drives, but if I'm doing any "spirited" driving I like to keep the routes shorter and twistier, then stop and relax. Plus I'm healing up from a minor surgery and have to go back into the hosp that following week for major surgery.
You guys can go ahead and do the drive you like as I'll be able to split off at my house in Lago Vista (off 1431) or just turn around in Marble Falls.
For future drives, I have ~2hr route, complete with maps, that absolutely rocks. Girlracer and I did part of it with the Audi club a few weeks back. No traffic at all. I have maps and everything already printed. Great roads and barely a straight in the whole run. Can be run at either casual or let er rip speeds (except for the 4 lane stretch of 1431, which is patrolled as I drive it every day).
Starting from the Oasis:
Turn out of the Oasis and jog over to Bullick Hollow (can't recall that little strip of road)
Turn Left onto Volente Road
Turn Right onto Lime Creek at Volente Beach
At Lime Creek end, turn Left on 1431
Go West on 1431 to light at Nameless Road.
Turn Right onto Nameless.
Turn Left on Round Mountain Rd
Round Mountain turns into CR282
At dead end, turn left onto FM1869
At dead end, turn left onto FM1174
At dead end, turn left onto 1431
Continue to the car show, whatever. It can be run in both directions.
We call it the "Cento Miglia" (its a bit over 100 miles though) Theres also a shorter version that eliminates Lime Creek. Both routes are very convenient to the car show down 1431.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. It avoids roads with lots of stop lights that can trip up a caravan. Its very easy to get separated on roads like 360/2222 and near the Arboretum. This Cento Miglia drive has 2 rural stoplights from start to finish (Nameless and Lago Vista), and neither last long enough to break up a pack.
Anyways, I'll try to join you for a portion regardless. But let me know if anyone is interested in the maps for the above routes.
Also, Dacia at Autostrada has a list of Elise/Esprit owners emails and she said she'd be willing to invite them on any events we might schedule. But we probably need to nail down the time/route/plans right away.
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