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    Your best driving road.

    We all have our favourite roads for those spirited drives, well I've just found mine. Where I live in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road, is quoted as being one of the great driving roads in the world. Great scenery, however lots of cars and police mean it's not as fun as it could be.

    Well, drove the Reefton Spur, an hours drive from Melbourne, in the Yarra Valley ranges yesterday and omg, what a road, a real porsche road. It contains 165 bends in 18 km (11.25 miles). Very smooth tarmac, great scenery. There are 50km of great roads either side of the spurr to wet your appetite before you tackle this amazing road. A few bikes let me through and when i pulled up at the end of the drive, they stopped to and asked if my car was a turbo or was 4wd it was that fast and handled the corners so well, they were very impressed, Cayman converts in the making. What a great day, what a great car.

    Tell me about your favourite road.
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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Great road that, your lucky to be able to drive it so close to home.
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    Re: Your best driving road.

    You are indeed very fortunate!

    I live in Florida and unfortunately we don't have excellent driving roads-at least none that I have discovered. The road surfaces are almost always well-paved-very few potholes, which is nice-but the roads are incredibly boring.

    If any Florida posters know of any hidden gems in our state, I would love to know where they are.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    I live about 30 minutes from the base of the Pocono Mts, there are tons of twisty roads and I have been riding motorcycles on them for 37 years. My friends joke that I know every road within 100 miles. I have been afraid of putting the Croc deep into the woods. Been trying to be careful till I understand how to drive this thing...Tough job but someone has got to do it...


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    Re: Your best driving road.

    1. CA-18 (Waterman Cyn.)
    2. Shoreline Dr. (Long Beach Grand Prix)
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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Hawk's Nest (RT. 97) in Port Jervis, NY. Short but sweet!

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Sadly, there are no good roads around here. ()

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    Hawk's Nest (RT. 97) in Port Jervis, NY. Short but sweet!

    Been there on bike, guess the Croc needs to get there...

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Oh there are so many but here's my faves in no particular order:

    1. Sea to Sky Highway from from Vancouver to Whistler (Vancouver, BC)
    2. NZ Highway 1 from Whangarei to Cape Reinga (North Island, NZ)
    3. Mulholland Highway - all of it (Socal)
    4. CA Highway 58 from SLO to the 5 (Central Cal)
    5. CA 1 from SLO to Monterey (Norcal)
    6. Lake Hughes Road (Socal)
    7. Angeles Crest Highway (if there were no cops) (Socal)

    Give me any decent car, a tank full of gas and any of the above and I will have a permagrin.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Here's one in Africa for those that travel:
    Chapman's Peak Drive - Scenic route from Noordhoek to Hout Bay

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    May I offer for your consideration:

    Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

    318 curves in 11 miles.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Any of the roads on Point Reyes, CA especially a short, but very sweet one, from the Purple Bridge to Olema. On the weekends put the blades on your wheels cause it's full of bicyclers from Marin who think they own it.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    +1 for:

    The Tail of the Dragon

    Sea to Sky Hwy - Vancouver to Whistler
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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by ApexL8 View Post
    May I offer for your consideration:

    Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

    318 curves in 11 miles.

    Chuck

    p.s. G'Day Downunderporsche, from a former Lower Templestowe resident, and Camberwell Grammarian.
    G'day to you both, from a former South Yarra and Glen Iris resident. I felt compelled to look up Camberwell Grammar and found it on page 46 A8 of my Melway. The Melway sits 3' from my left shoulder when I'm online, for no reason other than when I read The Age for Melbourne news I sometimes like to look up locations.

    Oh, and I always loved the road out to the Grampians (forget its name) and the road to Healesville from Melbourne.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by caymanthusiast View Post
    Here's one in Africa for those that travel:
    Chapman's Peak Drive - Scenic route from Noordhoek to Hout Bay
    That looks like a great road, fantastic scenery.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by ApexL8 View Post
    May I offer for your consideration:

    Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

    318 curves in 11 miles.

    Chuck

    p.s. G'Day Downunderporsche, from a former Lower Templestowe resident, and Camberwell Grammarian.
    Awesome looking road, tho looks pretty busy. One thing about some of the country roads in Aus, you have them to yourself mid week. I'm actually orgininally from Queensland, but have been in Victoria for the last 10 years. I'm heading to Tassy next month to trace some of the targa route, should be fun.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil 1 View Post
    I live about 30 minutes from the base of the Pocono Mts, there are tons of twisty roads and I have been riding motorcycles on them for 37 years. My friends joke that I know every road within 100 miles. I have been afraid of putting the Croc deep into the woods. Been trying to be careful till I understand how to drive this thing...Tough job but someone has got to do it...

    Just get out there and ring it's neck, one of the easier and more rewarding cars to drive fast and hard, very forgiving. The car will thank you for it.

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Downunderporsche,

    Every time I go skiing at Fallscreek (traveling via bus), the conversation alludes to "how about driving your Porsche up the Mountain". Sadly, then I miss the Cayman.
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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Downunderporsche View Post
    Awesome looking road, tho looks pretty busy. One thing about some of the country roads in Aus, you have them to yourself mid week. I'm actually orgininally from Queensland, but have been in Victoria for the last 10 years. I'm heading to Tassy next month to trace some of the targa route, should be fun.
    Yeah, a road that good draws all kinds, and kind of defeats the purpose. Fortunately we have some less traveled routes in the northeast Georgia mountains that rival the dragon.

    Have fun in Tasmania,

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    Re: Your best driving road.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnscolo View Post
    G'day to you both, from a former South Yarra and Glen Iris resident. I felt compelled to look up Camberwell Grammar and found it on page 46 A8 of my Melway. The Melway sits 3' from my left shoulder when I'm online, for no reason other than when I read The Age for Melbourne news I sometimes like to look up locations.

    Oh, and I always loved the road out to the Grampians (forget its name) and the road to Healesville from Melbourne.
    It's been over 30 years since I was in Victoria, so my memory has faded, but I remember there were some roads out near Dandenong that were entertaining. Mom's Datsun 1600 (510 in the States) was regularly abused, nice little car to learn in.

    Cheers,
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