Tuesday, 9 August 2011

My Cefiro #8: Hills run.

My Cefiro #1: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-cefiro-1-carsales-ad.html

My Cefiro #2: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-2-inspection-and-test-drive.html

My Cefiro #3: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-3-buying-it-and-bringing-it.html

My Cefiro #4: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-4-starting-modifications.html

My Cefiro #5: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-5-first-drive-and-photos.html

My Cefiro #6: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-cefiro-6-exhaust.html

My Cefiro #7: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-cefiro-7-wash-and-photos.html


After spending three weeks at home resting and recovering, I finally felt up to going for a drive in the hills. After dropping my girlfriend Sally off at the airport to visit her dad on Flinders Island mid-morning, I headed up to Gorge Road. 

This stretch of road is my favourite hills run route. Gorge Road has a great mix of twists and turns, in combination with some stunning scenery, and towering rock cliff walls along most of the way to Lobethal. I love going through there with the windows open in a nice sounding car, the exhaust and turbo sounds bouncing off the cliffs.



Since I was mostly focused on enjoying the drive and getting some in-car video footage, I only brought my Canon Powershot A470 along and took these few photos just at the start of Gorge Road.










I then set up the Powershot camera on a Manfrotto suction cup, attached to the inside of the back window. For such a basic setup, the footage and sound actually came out quite well which was nice. I was a bit concerned that having the windows down would just blast the audio with wind noise, but you can only hear it a few times.


So here's a short clip I cobbled together of the drive up Gorge Road to Lobethal, and then back to town again on Adelaide-Lobethal Road. You can get a good idea of the impressive scenery I was talking about at the start of this post, and what the car sounds like with the new exhaust.


Here's a Google map of the area around Lobethal. As you can see, there are plenty of awesome roads to choose from.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Lobethal,+South+Australia&hl=en&sll=-34.940161,138.790498&sspn=0.014864,0.033023&t=h&z=13





Coming up in Post #9; respraying the rear end.


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