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    If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    I was thinking to myself the other day if there was one road I'd love to drive my Cayman on where would it be...this is my choice the Isle Of Man TT course.



    This is the only place in the UK where you can legally drive as fast as you like on public roads, outside of the towns and villages there are no speed limits......I visited the I.O.M. in 1994 & 1996 for the TT bike festival it was one of the best times ever I will never forget up on the mountain mile with the throttle pinned hard open flat out on my CBR600 sports bike...38 miles of pure heaven my CS would really sing around there...

    Check out this video - Subaru Isle of Man TT Record Attempt - YouTube
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    Autobahn or anywhere where there are good twisty roads.
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Here in the States...Tail of the Dragon.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    white mountains, nh

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    SoCal, Palomar Mtn., Pines to Palms, Tuna Canyon, etc.,etc.,etc.

    It just never ends out there.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by aiiee View Post
    SoCal, Palomar Mtn., Pines to Palms, Tuna Canyon, etc.,etc.,etc.
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    I did Tuna Canyon last weekend - it was great

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    The Snake, Tail of the Dragon, Little Switzerland aka The Diamondback, and on and on. NC mountains roads are great!
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Oregon has a lot of roads to pick from, lots of twisties around here My favorite run is from Wilsonsville to just north of Beaverton, it's absolutely insane the twists and turns. I ran through it today and at the end of it, felt somewhat nauseous due to the tight corners and the way I attacked the road. I'm not doing this again.. until Friday
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    Blue Ridge Parkway, Tail of Dragon. Hopefully next summer.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Nordschleife

    Actually in terms of an open road then Jebel Hafeet Mountain road would be one of the best I've driven and close to home, 60 corners over 11.7kms (7.3 miles) and climbs 1219m (4000 ft). When you're driving it you know it's steep, but these pictures I took of it at night when I was out dunebashing in my LR2 two weeks ago give it a new dimension.

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    From a distance looking from the desert (Sorry about the quality ), rising out of the city.




    And a closer look at the road.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    This "Tail of the dragon" seems to be a legendary route - not being US-based, may I ask where is it exactly?
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerM View Post
    This "Tail of the dragon" seems to be a legendary route - not being US-based, may I ask where is it exactly?
    "The Dragon" is a section of Route 129 between North Carolina and Tennessee...318 Curves in 11 Miles! Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia. Cherohola Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway, also in the area are also very nice but nowhere near as challenging...more "sweepers" than "twisties".

    I would like to drive the road in Bulgaria(?) that was featured on Top Gear.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuy View Post
    "The Dragon" is a section of Route 129 between North Carolina and Tennessee...318 Curves in 11 Miles! Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia. Cherohola Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway, also in the area are also very nice but nowhere near as challenging...more "sweepers" than "twisties".
    Thanks BigGuy, something else for my bucket list......
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    For the West Coasters, three of my favorites - Scenic, balance of twisties with straights, nice elevation changes, very light traffic (especially on week days)

    #1. Blue Star Memorial Highway (Cal 58) from Button Willow to Santa Margarita. One of the lesser known Gems of the West.

    #2. Highway 1, Cambria north to Carmel (except May through September).

    #3. CA 128 from Cloverdale NW to the mouth of the Navarro River at Highway 1.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerM View Post
    This "Tail of the dragon" seems to be a legendary route - not being US-based, may I ask where is it exactly?
    A perfect chance to repost our epic trip to the Dragon last year. There are some videos at the end of the thread as well!

    http://www.planet-9.com/cayman-boxst...on-2010-a.html
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    A perfect chance to repost our epic trip to the Dragon last year. There are some videos at the end of the thread as well!

    http://www.planet-9.com/cayman-boxst...on-2010-a.html
    Having seen those pics I'm not going to reply to that post because I'm far too overcome with jealousy.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    I would love to do the Blue Ridge Pkwy or Natchez Trace Pkwy . . . if they would just remove the dang 30-40 mph speed limit for a day!

    I don't remember the route number, but there was a mountain road I took one time in NE Arkansas/SE Missouri that was so twisty, I nearly made myself carsick driving it.


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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    A perfect chance to repost our epic trip to the Dragon last year. There are some videos at the end of the thread as well!

    http://www.planet-9.com/cayman-boxst...on-2010-a.html
    What a great trip Pete. Thanks again.

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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    Oregon has a lot of roads to pick from, lots of twisties around here My favorite run is from Wilsonsville to just north of Beaverton, it's absolutely insane the twists and turns. I ran through it today and at the end of it, felt somewhat nauseous due to the tight corners and the way I attacked the road. I'm not doing this again.. until Friday
    Location noted!

    There a bit of road, just 25km long between Cortona in Tuscany and the village of San Leo Bastia in Umbria that is absolutely awesome. It's designation is the SP34 (Stradale Provinciale 34) and is just flows. I rode it several times this past summer on my road bike and kept wondering what it would be like to drive with a decent car.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Co...ra=ls&t=m&z=14

    Have a look at this map and tell me this does not look like fun...
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    Re: If you could drive your Cayman on any road where would it be

    Quote Originally Posted by Singletrack View Post
    Have a look at this map and tell me this does not look like fun...
    That looks awesome. You can tell by the switchbacks that there's lots of elevation change. I wWould love to experience that road!
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