Maybe call it a combination of roads rather than a single road. Perhaps even an entire region. When planning the route to Lime Rock Park from Ontario this summer, I wanted to cover ground as quickly as possible and then hit the twisties south of I90. The capture above gives some idea of the route we took, but it really only covers a bit of it.
As we left I90 to head south on 22, my co-piloto commented that he was surprised I was behaving on the windy road. 22 is a lovely road with potentially fast 3rd and 4th gear corners, yet I had no intention of attracting official attention especially given the rather full exhaust bellow the 2008 Mustang Bullitt exudes at full chat. Suddenly, I threw my passenger and the navi system for a loop when I hammered the brakes, dropped 2 gears and took a hard left onto a tiny sideroad. Now, I ran the car hard up and down through 2nd and 3rd as if I had Buford T Justice on my tail! The right seat asked how I knew I could fly here: Easy I said, they are all out on 22 looking for guys who want to go fast on the sweepers! For a good hour or so we blasted through wickedly tight, twisty roads so tiny they don’t show up on google maps, all the while listening to 10 million bucks worth of exhaust development sing through the hills. It seems to me that in that time we saw signs for 3 different States and more than a few towns. What a great place to explore. One day we’ll have to go back and go slow enough to actually see something!
On the way back north, we followed hiway 7, which I understand is the fave route for New Yorkers going to the famed Connecticut track. Along the way, we saw countless indescribably beautiful views while enjoying the gently rolling road. Occasionally we let Frank run a bit, but to go all out would have upset the day for too many others who were out enjoying the scenery. Children of the Eighties who chuckled at the Preppy Handbook with recall names such as the Hotchkiss School, Berkshire, Old Stockbridge and countless other prep references. Oh yes, lot’s of historical Colonial sites along the way too!
For 2009, we’re hoping to take a run down with the kids, perhaps to the vintage event at Lime Rock. If we actually do get around to that, we’ll have to take a dreaded minivan or something which means we’ll actually stop to see some of the sights along the way. I encourage you to do the same.