Best Drive ever ?

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Best Drive ever ?

Postby Vince on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:45 pm

On Sunday I drove the Tail of the Dragon which runs from North Carolina to Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, voted # 1 motorcycle and sports car road in the States.
318 curves in 11 miles, and before that you had to drive several miles through the mountains which was spectacular.
Got me thinking, what amazing roads have my fellow Kumbers been on that was memorable ?
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:49 pm

The A127 from Basildon to Southend is quite an epic journey.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:53 pm

A303 on a Friday evening.

Magic.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby HalfTimePie on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:55 pm

I drove illegally in Abu Dhabi for a few days that was pretty exhilarating.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:56 pm

Padstow to Newquay in my MGF, June 2009. Got engaged later that day.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby sendô on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 pm

The M25 of course is an experience no-one should miss in their lifetime.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:10 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.


ditto - but without the convertable..a soccer mom mini bus..

still bloody fantastic though...from about Pacific City to La Jolla......wish we had had more time...had to do it all in about 3 days

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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Vince on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm

sendô wrote:The M25 of course is an experience no-one should miss in their lifetime.



Don't miss that motorway one jot Sendo.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Vince on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Mega Ron wrote:The A127 from Basildon to Southend is quite an epic journey.



Escaping from Basildon at anytime is epic Ron.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:25 pm

I've done the PCH from Laguna Niguel to Santa Barbara. Malibu's a lovely stretch. Was looking at wedding venues when we did it, in a curious link to my previous post.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Vince on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:29 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.



That's on my bucket list, aswell as Route 66.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Patito on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:31 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.


+1


A82 / A828 in Scotland is a gorgeous drive too.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:22 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.


Also my top drive JBB
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby 'Appy 'Ammer on Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:21 pm

The A39. [url]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A39_road/url" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]

The Atlantic Road.

Got lost on the way to Devon. My Porlock Hill was the most scary experience driving ever
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby FreeWheeling on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:16 pm

The road A300 once through the Russian - Kazakh border the sky opens up, Never seen such a big sky before or since , and that includes driving along some of the American desert roads , This is also the area where Golden Eagles are just sat on the side of the roads
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby pablo jaye on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Down the Pacific Coast Highway past Big Sur in a convertible.


+another 1 for this. And + another one minus the convertible.

Did it at Xmas from Carmel down to The Big Sur, and it is an absolutely beautiful drive. I am not a petrolhead by any stretch of the imagination but this was one wonderful drive and I can now understand the enjoyment of driving these types of routes rather than being able to appreciate the view just as a passenger. Due to the road collapsing last year we had to head inland and then get back on it at Cambria.

Other good drives ... Te Anu to Milford Sound in New Zealand, and Gansey Bay on the Castletown to Port St Mary road on the Isle of Man
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby vmixture on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:39 pm

320 yards down the right hand side of the fairway on the 4th last Saturday. Left me an easy wedge in to the green.
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:43 pm

Too many to mention in New Zealand
Was left open-mouthed on many occasions in the course of a month
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Re: Best Drive ever ?

Postby Monkeybubbles on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:47 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Was left open-mouthed on many occasions in the course of a month


I've seen the videos.
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