If you find that public roads are challenging, something is wrong. Challenging driving should be on a track, end of story.dallas?! that`s nothing , come to Austin and get some challenge.
That has to be one of the most PC posts I've seen in quite some time..If you find that public roads are challenging, something is wrong. Challenging driving should be on a track, end of story.
Fun roads should not be given out for the asking. Instead, explore and discover them on your own (isn't that why you have a driver's car - ya know...to drive?), or find people that know the best routes and go drive with them.
The best roads aren't hard to find on your own. Just use google maps, both map mode and satellite mode. Build a tasty route, save the link in a text file, drive it, write down comments when you drive it. Look for other roads that look interesting, and note them for later research. Gradually expand your library of routes. Obviously, the object is to find the most twisty, elevation changing roads in the least populated areas.
Always obey the law, and drive with courtesy and respect for the road and locals. Slow down, reduce RPMs, and wave to the locals when you see them. You want them to feel special and honored that you chose their roads, not angry that your recklessness is putting their kids at risk. Angry locals make for unhappy driving and a stronger LEO presence.
Tried this route out a weekend ago... while there are parts that are ok at the best, the portion that takes you the farthest away are the least fun and worst condition....I've done this route a few times in the Evo but never in my old Exige. http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/357928-post2.html It's a pretty fun route out in the middle of nowhere with very little if any traffic. The asphalt road surfaces are pretty rough though, so it might be a bit painful in an Elise/Exige.
:up: Always up for one of your drives, Steve!So would any of you guys asking about routes, be interested in some follow the leader?
I am sure I can come up with some routes that you would consider fun.
We could start planning a Lotus only Sunday Morning Drive, or even a after work drive to dinner...
I have several 2+ hour routes that I use for SMD's on a monthly basis, as well as a couple short distance dinner drives that we can start in Frisco and be at dinner an hour later +/- depending on pace.
I can assure you that while we do not have the Three Sisters in DFW, we do have plenty of nice, safe, roads to travel.
LMK , I'll keep an eye on this thread...