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Old 12-30-2005, 10:08 PM
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Talking to all alfa romeo owners........

witch state is the best to drive your alfa romeo in?, i say califronia....more like the cars home in italy,the coast, mountains, curvy roads...
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:58 PM
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How about a State of Confusion - the state many Alfa Owners are usually in

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:20 PM
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Every time I visit my MIL in Western NC it kills that I can't bring my Spider along to tear up the roads there. The Blue Ridge Parkway especially is about as good as driving roads get, but there are tons of other winding mountain roads to explore.

Plenty of nice curvy mountain driving in the West, but the altitudes here really sap the power from a N/A motor like the ones in our Alfas.

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Old 12-31-2005, 06:39 AM
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I like driving my Alfa in a "competitive" state.
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:54 PM
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Every state has it's great driving roads...you just have to find them. I'm in NC (as is Jason Arrington), and we have no shortage of them! Even here in the Charlotte area, I have many to pick from. Out in western NC, oh dear god...it's like "driving porno"!!! Cheers,

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:13 PM
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david,

Heve you been here yet?

"The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America ís number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other roads less traveled, but just as exciting. Come and discover them all."


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Every state has it's great driving roads...you just have to find them. I'm in NC (as is Jason Arrington), and we have no shortage of them! Even here in the Charlotte area, I have many to pick from. Out in western NC, oh dear god...it's like "driving porno"!!! Cheers,

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:19 PM
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George,

I've been lucky enough to drive The Tail Of The Dragon in a 911, a Miata, and on a Ninja 600...but I haven't yet done it in my Spider! What a great stretch of road that is, yes? And I've managed to avoid breaking anything as well... Cheers,

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Old 12-31-2005, 06:04 PM
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Highway 49 Tho it's been awhile...that and hwy 1. I guess my answer is CA since I've never driven mine anywhere else!

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Old 12-31-2005, 07:50 PM
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I will second the 49 up in the Calif. Gold country. Last summer I called on a dealer in Auburn and then drove down to Murphys and spent the night. The next morning visited two dealers there and then drove down to Sonora where I have two more dealers. I then drove down the tightest and narrowest section too Mariposa and then on to Oakhurst near Yosemite. The only bad part was that I did it in my company car Volvo that is stock other than IPD swaybars. I just can not fit all of my samples in to my spider.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:07 PM
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david,

Heve you been here yet?

"The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America ís number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other roads less traveled, but just as exciting. Come and discover them all."

Funny that you two are discussing the dragon's tail! I make a couple of trips towards Atlanta each year with my work. It just looked ridiculous to drive all the way over to Chattanooga then all they way back to Atlanta when if you drove due south out of Knoxville, you'd be in Atlanta in no time. I made is "mapmatical" mistake one Friday afternoon trying to beat the traffic out of Atlanta. You go through just as many turn backs going up in North Georgia as you do coming down in Western NC/Eastern TN. Got to do the entire thing if you want to prove yourself utterly crazy!!! Took really about the same amount of time. And it is a beautiful drive. The waterfall scenery and road side lakes and streams are just amazing. I had the pleasure of doing this in the 92 spider in the rain. I didn't fully understand what I had gotten myself on until I stopped at this gas station in NC and they were selling t-shirts for the dragon.

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:31 AM
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West central florida (where I live) is terrible for fun-driving...traffic and straight gridded roads...

But as soon as you hit North Florida, you get hills and curves
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:15 AM
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Vermont has all the curves, hills, dirt roads and scenery you could ever want. Smuuggler's Notch out of Stowe is the local "hill climb". Driving my Spyder is only a distant memory today; it is hibernating in the garage behind the snow drifts. Top down weather here lasts four months at the best.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:26 AM
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Taconic State Parkway in New York; curving, winding and amazingly sceanic. Fall is best.
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Old 01-01-2006, 03:33 PM
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Every state has it's great driving roads...you just have to find them. I'm in NC (as is Jason Arrington), and we have no shortage of them! Even here in the Charlotte area, I have many to pick from. Out in western NC, oh dear god...it's like "driving porno"!!! Cheers,

David Teachey
Just to clarify, I live in Utah but often visit relatives in the Hendersonville / Asheville NC area. They live about 4 mi from the parkway, and I'm generally stuck driving something like a rented Grand Caravan. Aargh!

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