Across America in the Ford Focus ST
It's one of TG magazine's greatest ever adventures: coast to coast across the US in the hot Ford. In five days...
Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Somewhere near the top, I suspect a little delirious through lack of oxygen, Webb hollered, “Let’s summit this mother!” which made me unnecessarily happy. We summitted it: 14,115 feet, one of the highest paved roads in America. It was bloody freezing at the top. The Focus’s temperature gauge read 3°C. Yesterday, in the desert, below sea level, it had hit 41°C.
Past Pikes Peak, the mountains stop abruptly, replaced to the east by an endless, dusty plain stretching to the Atlantic. As we barrelled east down an arrow-straight road, I watched the Rockies shrinking over the horizon, an ominous expanse of nothingness ahead. The Great Plains.