What’s Your Favorite Type Of Road?
Now that the earth has been covered in a webbed blanket of tarmac, its contours followed and re-shaped to aid vehicles, there’s definitely a certain type of road that makes enthusiasts happy. Or is there? I have a feeling that my idea of a fun road isn’t the same as yours.
I’ve been lucky enough to experience many spectacular and enjoyable driving roads, but sadly, none of them were located where I grew up. With much of Southwestern Ontario, Canada countertop-level and its roads shaped by Tetris blocks, my version of the Stelvio Pass involves two highway interchanges and is over in roughly 3 minutes.
Instead, much of my motoring nirvana has occurred on longer road trips between points A and B, alert and present enough in the experience to appreciate both the scenery and curves. There are so many beautiful B-roads in Canada, the U.S., and Europe that I’ve driven, enough at least to wonder if I’ll ever find them again…or why there aren’t more people around. Not that I’m complaining…
What’s your favorite type of road?
Photography by: Michael Bolli, Federico Bajetti, Yoav Gilad