so i've had my car for about five weeks now, and decided it was time to really get down to business... i met up with djrez last night for a bit and he showed me the road into Boulder Canyon, which is only a few miles from where i live . it was nighttime, and sitting in his passenger seat was fun and all, but i decided to head back in my own rex today, and while the sun was still out.
i headed up there with two friends, and it starts off as nice long switchbacks, and as you get increasingly higher up, it gets tighter and steeper. the paved part was really a lot of fun, and i was getting a better feel for my cars cornering abilities.
if you are lucky, and pick a good side road, then the pavement will end and you'll find yourself on a relatively wide, flat, twisty dirt road. i was lucky enough to be chosen for this experience, and felt comfortable enough a few times to swing my back end out around a turn (the cliff on one side was keeping me in check). anyways, it was a TON of fun, and i'm hoping to get back up there sometime soon...
if you live near Boulder and want to go for a drive one day, let me know and i'll show you specifically where i went to find this dirt road. from now on i'm always up for a drive there!
p.s. if you live around Boulder and know of any other drives... take me!! pavement, dirt, whatever... i'm hooked on the twisties