UPDATE 3: I dont like the roads and the traffic here. Planelopnik photodump incoming.
UPDATE 2: I’ve been in SC since the last week and have discovered that I have a ton of my high school friends here; so I haven’t been on Oppo lately.
That said I did drive some fun roads and I got videos:
Caesars Head is picturesque as well, but the road up to the summit is better! The first half of the downhill was very foggy/cloudy but it cleared up later.
Mt. Pisgah “highway” is the craziest road that I have ever driven! It is barely as wide as the Mini. The pads were cooked when I stopped after the run; thankfully they came back once they cooled down. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have pushed so hard and I won’t again.
I’ll go karting tomorrow in Moorsville, NC, do the Tail on Monday and drive some of the roads that you guys suggested later in the week.
UPDATE: We will be going to Kart Kountry which has a 1.5 miles long outdoor go-karting track! We will be taking back roads (mostly IN 135 which is one of the best driving roads around). Join me if you can/want!
Also, GTS routes is an awesome app! I drove the following route which was fun:
Lots of 60ish mph corners with elevation changes mid corner.
Before I tell the details of the trip, I realized I never introduced myself on Oppo. So, I’ve just graduated from school as a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (not related to cars) and will start working full time later this year. I’m not an American and have been in the US for the past 2 years. I drive a 2004 Mini Cooper S and I intend to own it forever!
My route this summer:
I’ll be stopping in the following cities:
- Detroit, MI
- Columbus, IN
- Greenville, SC
- Washington, DC
- Lebanon, NH
- Buffalo, NY
- Maybe Cleveland, OH
I’ll be heading to southern Indiana sometime during the last week of May and will be going to the Indy 500 on the 27th May.
I will be going to the ‘Kart Kountry’ near Louisville, KY on the 26th. Later, we plan to drive to Greenville on the 27th after the race and do the tail on the 28th. Meet me on the Tail if you can!
I’m not exactly sure in which city I’ll be at any given time, but I’ll keep updating this post when I reach the next city.
So, ping me if your on the route and we can meet for a drink and/or go karting! Suggest me some fun driving roads too!