The roads of Wilton, Connecticut, where I endured my last two years of high school, were narrower and hillier and twistier back then. In the decades since many roads have been widened and re-graded to some extent, especially in the areas right off Route 7, which is the main drag between Norwalk and Danbury.

Sharp Hill Road is one of those roads. Back in the day it was a bit more hilly and bumpy and hairpin-turny than it is today. It used to end on a very sudden and steep hill right before Route 7. I distinctly recall a scary moment when I was driving too fast on Sharp Hill and had to s...

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