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Best Drive Home?

I have just had the best drive home since I got the Alfa.
Rather than take the M6 north from Preston back to Lancaster I decided round the back way through Chipping and the Trough of Bowland.
Its hard to beat the feeling of an empty open roads, warm sunshine and an Alfa under your right hoof.

Just wondering why I dont do it more often and what other members do instead of taking the Motorway?
 
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Hey, I totally agree. I live in Rayleigh and have to travel to West Thurrock 5 days a week and I always take the lanes. Found some new ones the other nite that is the dogs dangly bits!!!

Gotta travel to Safron Maldon tomorrow and not going on the M25, can't wait!
 
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I have just had the best drive home since I got the Alfa.
Rather than take the M6 north from Preston back to Lancaster I decided round the back way through Chipping and the Trough of Bowland.
Its hard to beat the feeling of an empty open roads, warm sunshine and an Alfa under your right hoof.

Just wondering why I dont do it more often and what other members do instead of taking the Motorway?


That's a truly beautiful part of England! Spent a lot of time there in my yoof'! You've reminded me to get back up there again....in my bella
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Like most i sometimes head for the backroads just for the hell of it Here in Wiltshire we have some beautifull B roads and an Alfa just makes them better

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Great to hear mate, Alfas are made for those sort of drives
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Alfie, is that the Wroughton area? Look's kinda familiar....
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to avoid rush hour traffic on the M50 here I'll regularly take a trip up into the mountains to bypass a section of it takes about 10 mins longer than the M50 to cover the same section, but there's no traffic and the roads are sweeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Alfie, is that the Wroughton area? Look's kinda familiar....
Hi Hammy, Yes near enough.The road shot is the road between Avebury and Marlborough and where i am parked is at the top behind the white horse The wooded area is Savernake Forest
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I hate the motorway! Choose A and B roads whenever poss.
 
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About 4 months ago,I was travelling out of Bristol at 10pm, as I reached the outskirts onto the A-roads I was in a line of traffic behind a coach, and 4 cars behind another 156. We both went out for the same overtake and I manged to get behind him as we passed the coach. It was a lovely rosso-red 2.5 V6.

We drove a beatiful tandem race for the next 12 miles, each car had it's merits but you can imagine who's was quicker! It was proper driving, not dangerous, but swift with loads of overtakes and slower drivers to pass. Mine was upto 105 degrees by the time we reached a set of lights where he was turning left, me right.
I was astounded to see a 65ish bloke at the wheel, windows down, I said "yours is quicker than mine" he said "yours is cleaner - but this is my 12th Alfa now andI don't clean it as much as I should" with that he gave me a salute said "nice driving yound man" and sped off through his green filter arrow.

Honestly the best drive home ever. What a dude.

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Hi Hammy, Yes near enough.The road shot is the road between Avebury and Marlborough and where i am parked is at the top behind the white horse The wooded area is Savernake Forest
Ooooooh, I know where you mean! I love that area, one of the things I miss about living in Swindon are the great driving roads in Wiltshire
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