I live in the Phoenix area and drove the Devil's Highway last summer. I've been on this road on motorcycles, and in my Honda CRX in the 80's. By far, the Spyder was WAY more fun than any of these. I got a "two fingers down" wave from a crotch rocket heading south. (I was going north). Strange to get that "wave" not being on a bike. Two minutes later, he was on my tail, having done a u-turn. I assumed he was looking for fun, so I boosted my speed, watching him almost knee dragging behind me in the turns. After a few miles, I waved him by. Now it was my turn to keep up. What a blast! The only time he pulled away was on a couple of straight aways, when it took me a bit to catch up. But I did. My girlfriend was very brave, and hung in there in the passenger's seat. I think her knuckles were a bit white, but it was also a thrilling ride for her. Made me very happy to be an owner of an ABARTH. I have the mare blue with the heritage stripe, 6 speed manual, Record Monza exhaust. Enjoy your drive, and it's fun going uphill and downhill if your route & time permits!My car has been sitting in pieces in the garage for over six weeks. A truly miserable ice covered winter ran rampant over my big-boy toy plans.
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To add insult to injury, our end-of-winter ice storms were followed by thunderstorms and >50 MPH winds. Dallas, my home, sits in the middle of a very large, flat prairie. If the wind blows, it's either packing dust, pollen or both. In addition to replacing an attic roof turbine that is now probably somewhere in Canada, I have some serious detailing work to get all the dust off of and out of the car. Only then can the Android upgrade, interior updates, miscellaneous tweaks, and re-assembly get done.
And now I have a deadline. I've been invited to join @alltimesaresoon, @mtnghost and a few others to drive the Devil's Highway in Arizona in April. Which means I have about three weeks to complete all my projects.
So that is what I'll be doing with my Spider this weekend (and probably the next two as well).
What are your spring Spider plans?