It's Late, You're Bored
Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:29 PM
I usually like to roll a joint and then drive a bit out of London and smoke my joint while sitting by the Thames.
The main reason behind making this topic is actually to get some ideas. It's been awhile since I've driven just for the sake of driving, and I'm really bored of the usual spots I go to. I'm planning on taking a drive later tonight, just see where the road takes me.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:33 PM Edited by Valenta, 03 June 2013 - 07:30 AM.
Just to take in the scenery.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:49 AM
|QUOTE (Outcast @ Sunday, Jun 2 2013, 22:06)|
|What were you driving Pav?|
Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:27 PM
|From Faifley to Crianlarich, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.|
When I lived in Stirling I had a MK2 Golf GTI, and I used to love the Callender road up to Crianlarich. One night about midnight I went up that way and just kept driving on and on. Glencoe, Ben Nevis, all the way up Loch Ness (no monster that night) on to Inverness where I turned around and came back down the A9 to Perth, which used to be a great driving road (Its all cameras now). I got back into Stirling just as the sun was coming up. Epic.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:56 PM
I like driving through Snowdonia though, something about drivng through mountainous scenery is brilliant, just a pity there are too many cyclists in the way.
I'd like to drive up to Scotland and see the highlands and scenery there too.
What are some great roads abroad?
Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:42 PM Edited by sivispacem, 06 June 2013 - 09:02 PM.
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The Stelvio Pass (North Italy, in the Eastern Alps) is the best I've ever been on. Rode in the glorious sunshine on a remarkably cool early September afternoon a few years ago on a heavily modified Triumph TT600. More fun than the Nuburgring IMO.
There are also various small Swiss, German and Austrian unregistered B-roads which form part of various stages of the Berg Cup road hillclimbs. They're amazing roads.
Also, returning to the UK, the Cat and Fiddle road between Buxton and Knutsford, before they littered the thing with average speed cameras
The Forest of Dean loop around Cinderford is great too, but they've got crafty with hiding camera vans in the woods. Basically a miniature Nurburgring with better road surfaces and less traffic, but fewer hairpins and more sheep.
Box Hill was good too until they ruined it with speed humps.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:43 PM
|The Stelvio Pass|
Looks like a quality road. I remember they featured it on Top Gear a few years back, looked fantastic then. I have crossed the alps loads of times in the area but never had the chance to go up on that particular pass.
I dont usually like driving in Italy but I always enjoyed the Milan-Genova A7 highway after about Stazzano it goes in to a great descent down to the coast with spectacular tight 2 lane turns. When it is quiet it is one of my favorite roads in the world.
Also in the same area the A8 Monte Carlo/Menton/Nice area is a quality blast along the coast.
Col du Tourmalet is a great drive in the Pyrenees. Its a pretty famous stage on the Tour de France and there can be a few cyclists on it on sunny days. But half the year it is under 10 feet of snow.
Up north, Norway has a few good roads. there is one road on the way to Bergen on the coast that is quite amazing. It goes way up above the snowline and there is often snow on the ground in June and July, theres a tunnel that goes on for about 18 miles (which just does your head in) and another mad corkscrew tunnel in the middle of a mountain, the descent is hundreds of metres. Also theres Fjords. Theyre cool too.
This road is actually called "The Troll Ladder"
Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:14 PM Edited by Mr.Mister, 06 June 2013 - 11:17 PM.
Countless times I do a burn ride on this road (Anthony Henday Drive). It goes about 340 degrees around the city
Sometimes I head out west and cruise around the slopes downtown.
*Bonus* South Western Alberta
Drumheller. Famous dinosaur excavation site
Andorra. Did this in 2006. Country wedged between Spain and France.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:47 PM
My drive to work involves going around a road called, 'The Horseshoe Pass', popular with motorcyclists and unfortunately cyclists too.
Southern West Alberta looks a really nice place .
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