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Old 06-10-2023, 05:12 PM   #5559
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Yesterday dropped off my dog in Daly City, then took the scenic route back down to the South Bay for the evening.

Highway 1 through Pacifica, HMB, Pescadero. Then Pescadero Creek Rd up to Alice's, Skyline to highway 9, highway 9 to Sempivirens Point, then back highway 9 past Skyline and down into saratoga.

Most of it was solid. Barely any traffic on 1. On pescadero creek I got stuck behind a truck with camper and an suv behind it for about a 1/3 of the way to Alice's until they finally turned off for a campground :eyeroll:.

Smooth sailing to 9. When I was heading toward the 9 vista, a dumb ass in a blueish A90 Supra coming from the opposite direction decided to pass another car before a blind corner and where it's double solid yellow, and as I turned the corner saw he was headed right at me. Fortunately he completed the pass with maybe 100m to spare but it felt way too reckless and stupid.

At the vista there were a ton of kids with sports cars of course. Popular spot for that kind of stuff. So I chose to head back down. I got to four corners (9 and skyline intersection) and a Golf flashed its beams at me and the driver told me through our windows there was a five car crash at the bottom of 9. So I took it really slow the whole way down waiting for the inevitable mess and worrying I'd have to turn around and go all the way to Scott's valley or Santa Cruz if the road was blocked.

Fortunately the cars were almost all in the shoulders and law enforcement/emergency workers hadn't arrived yet so I was able to safely squeeze through over some debris.

I think a BRZ was one of the cars. Hopefully they're all OK!

On the whole drive I saw a TON of twins. I counted three or four separate Neptune Blue GR86's as well. Nice to see people out on a nice Friday evening.

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@BigFatFlip and I met up today at 7am to drive some roads east of Napa near Lake Berryessa.

First we drove Monticello Rd/121 from the Napa side to where it intersects with 128. We then drove 128 over to Lake Hennessey and then doubled back and took 128 all the way to where it ends up in Winters.

Overall, really nice roads with some fun sections of repeating S-curves, and long sweeping turns that seem to last longer than you think they should as you hold your line and speed. Perfect roads for twins or any other fun sports cars!

The only thing that's unfortunate is that these nice roads aren't longer! I suppose you can always double back and run them a few times in a row. And after you try them out, you might want to do just that. Lots of elevation changes and interesting scenery.

I'm already trying to think of when I can get back up there and drive them again. Simply fun and enjoyable.
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