Submitted by Hills on Tue, 2013-02-26 19:24
Now I am not exactly a car enthusiast. Work is way too busy and I spend most of the driving time on the phone. Driving around the Bay Area, how often does handling matter in commute hours?
Ever since I started to drive the Model S months ago, this thought started to recur: “It is a shame the road is too straight!” So I started to look for excuses to go on winding roads. Going far away? How can I find a winding road to get there? Breakfast? Instead of eating at home on weekends, how about Santa Cruz or HMB? Especially early in the morning with no slow pokes in the way (those of you familiar with Bay Area know what I mean)
Should not admit this, but I left work early today just to drive. My normal commute is 20 miles one way. Instead of going on 101, I not only went to 280, but cut over to Highway 1, up and down, and picked a really winding road to get back to 280. Instead of 20 miles, it took me 50+ miles to get home. Have not done this in, 25 years.
Has anyone else done something silly like this?