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    Recommended routes of travel

    Hi to all!
    I'm a new Porsche owner, '07 Cayman S, recently purchased in Boston and am planning a cross country trip back to Alberta Canada at the first of July.
    As I have two weeks, I'm not in a rush and would like to accomplish two things; Stay off of the interstates as much as possible and find the sweet twisty treasures we all like to drive; and some DE at the local tracks along the way.
    Now I've been on this site for a year now becoming well informed on making the right buying decision so my many thanks to all who have posted articles here, on all topics. A tremendous resourse to us all!
    I'm now hoping our members will assist in recommending routes through New Hampshire to Virginia, Kentucky to Minnesota. Obviously a big piece of country to cover in this period of time, but I love the long drives!
    Also what is the best resourse for locating DE days along the way?

    It's great to finally be posting as a new member and I really do appreciate your comments.

    Cheers!


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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Welcome. Since you mentioned Virginia, I have a few suggestions in the BLue Ridge Mountains. You will probably need a map for this information to make sense but here goes. I assume you are entering Virginia from the North West. I will give directions from West to East.

    1. Go to Front Royal, VA where I-66 and I-81 meet. THere are at least two neat roads around there. First is the Skyline Drive in the SHenandoah National Park. Second is a local road, VA 678. Starts off VA 55 between Strasburg and Front Royal. THis neat roads is paved and twisty. It ends about 20 miles south at VA 675. You can then go right to Edinburg and I-81 or left to Luray and US211.

    2. Further south in Virginia is VA 42. THis is parallel to I-81 but stays in the mountains. VA 42 ends at Goshen and now some good roads begin. You can go left toward Lexington and Goshen Pass. I really like this road.

    Or you can go right on VA 39 to VA 629 ending at I-64 at Clifton Forge.

    3. My third choice I think is the best. This route is a turn back northeast from Goshen. Take Virginia 39 from Goshen to Lexington. THis goes through Goshen Pass and alongside the Maury River. Quite twisty.

    But this is just leading to another really twisty road. THis road is VA 56 from Steele's Tavern on I-81 to Coleen on US-29. After Goshen Pass, you can go to Lexington on VA 39 to I-81, then north of Steeles Tavern and VA 56.

    Or you can take VA 606 , a left after GoOshen Pass. Use VA 606 to connect with Steeles TAvern. VA 56 is a sweet ride. The Blue Ridge parkway is at the top, also a good twisty ride either direction, but on the eastern slope of these mountains is a fish hatchery and Crabtree Falls. And more twisties. You might drive to the bottom (Massies Mill) and think , I really like this road, and drive back to the top again to take the Blue Ridge Parkway north to I-64.

    I hope all this helps. Read the owner's manual as many nifty features are described therein and drive safe and defensively. Ed
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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Ed,

    You are a veritable encylopedia of VA roads!

    Bret

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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Pete,

    Are you taking notes
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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Yup, I know who to recruit to help with our next adventure now...

    Quote Originally Posted by alan93rsa View Post
    Pete,

    Are you taking notes
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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Just moved this to our driving route section.
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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Quote Originally Posted by bretster View Post
    Ed,

    You are a veritable encylopedia of VA roads!

    Bret
    Bring your VA map and a highlighter when we meet next. I've found a few. Maybe two highlighters, one for "Twisty" and a separate color for "Very Twisty" Ed

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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    See what I mean! Hopefully will be soon, although I am going to miss the breakfast on Saturday. I'll take pics and such at the tech session.
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    Re: Recommended routes of travel

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    Just moved this to our driving route section.
    Is there a driving route section where I might find the 'fan favorites' routes to drive?

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