Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: ROAD TRIP!!!
I did New Mexico in my 77 280E about four years ago. I usually take Texas 36 from Houston to Amarillo, and cut over from there. New Mexico is the most mind blowing road trip ride in the Southwest. Had a blast and would do it again.
That stretch of I-35 from Austin, especially from Waco on, is the most bizarre, freaked out, Twilight Zone driving experience in the country. I NEVER take the trip unless I am armed. We call it The Crazy Fucker Highway. It is like not congested enough to slow traffic, so you get a mass amount of automobiles bumper to bumper driving 85, who all at once slam on their brakes when they see a cop or have an accident, or are contending with the guys who are weaving in and out at a 100 (Shane?). Everyone is in a bad mood. Bubba in his big-block pickup truck is at war with the rest of the world on that stretch. Mix that in with homeboys moving between the big cities, a million Mexicans headed north to steal your job, and young guys driving german hot rods and you got one hell of a mix.
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