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Had one of those great drives today

Today, on my way to work, I had one of those rare drives when everything just seems to come together.

The air has been cool and dry lately (for August), so the 944 has been running especially smoothly, and has been pulling very strongly.

Today I got into the car while it was cloudy and grey-looking out... about 5 minutes into my drive, however, the sun was peaking through and the combination of the warm sunlight and cool breeze was ultimately refreshing.

Then I realized what was happening. I must have looked like a crazy fool with the grin that was plastered on my face. The 944 was accellerating stronger than it has in a long time, and I was having a blast carving through the Farmington and Avon back roads, completely oblivious to the fact that I would be at work of all places in just a few minutes.

It was just then that I also noticed the song that was on the radio. Mick was singing, "you can't always get what you want/but if you try sometimes you get what you need." Indeed.

Waved at a black Boxster, and got a big smile and a wave back. Maybe he was having as good a time as I was? When I pulled into the parking lot, I stopped to talk to the driver of a 964 RS America. Said his first P-car was a 944, and although he loves his RS, he misses the 944.

All in all, it was one of those drives that I wish I could have shared with someone, one of those drives that I wish could happen with a caravan of Pelicanites carving through the same Avon and Farmington back roads.
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dam i gotta come up there by you...some of the back roads out on the island are really nice to drive on (specially ocean pkwy down by the beaches...just take the roof off and just cruise..which i will be doing tomorrow on my way to the beach).

I want to get upstate and just carve corners through the mountains. Are there any by you? We should organize a run through the mountains like they do out west....
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I also had an excellent drive this afternoon around the hills on Skyline Blvd Ca35 with a friend who had just helped me get the a/c going. Was his first time passengering in the 944 and he was stunned by the cornering ability of a 20 year old lowered 944 - that was after he stopped s#*##ing himself after the first two or three corners on max attack!!!

And then we could be nice and cool on the highway drive back home (had the a/c off for the twisty bits!). Also we got held up by a 20mph old Model T Ford for a bit which was cool - far more interesting than the hoards of lexus that seemed to be out to impeed our way!

So many times i think this is the best $2k for grins/$ i've ever spent!!
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yes, i very much agree. the "grin" factor of these cars is just great. i remember one particular day, last summer, as i was driving into work, for afternoon shift. really sunny day, and perfect temperature. my car was running perfectly, and as i approached my work, i looked over, and then did a "drive-by". i dropped it into third, and hit the loud pedal and drove on by my work. i drove her all over, that evening!
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