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Old 03-18-2012, 05:32 AM
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Neumarkt to Brunn. Unlimited and a fun drive at max speed.
Not fair!!
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Here is one of my local favorites in Brooklyn, NY
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No map, but I cut my home-to-Costco time down to 2 min. 30 seconds today due to an illegal pass on a Prius hamster. The tires weren't even warm.
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VA 211 to the Thornton Gap entrance at Skyline Drive. A very, very mini tail of the dragon but still fun - especially if you can go mid-week.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:18 PM
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I take my cabrio out for a spin on this local road that outlines the south shore of Lake Erie. It's no Pacific Hwy, not many twists, but the closest thing I got around here with regards to some scenic views.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=205421627849110097380.0004bb87fe946ccda0a51#b mb=1

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:02 PM
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Hwy 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, NC.

Stay away during leaf season, but otherwise it's a posted 45mph speed limit where you'll really have to hustle to maintain that average.

Beautiful drive, nice banking to the corners.

For some reason, I can enter calm & composed, but am always sweating and high pulse rate when exiting. The road has a beautiful rhythm and flow to it. Perfect road for a BMW.

Taking 181 from Morganton up to Linville is just an added bonus!
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:47 PM
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Not fair!!
I have a window cam video of the drive, not in the BMW but it's still a fun drive, 100+ most of the way. I've been doing stuff like this more often since I'm moving this summer. Trying to savor/capture all the 'good stuff' before the move.

Don't feel bad, I'll be back in the land of revenue oriented speed limits/traps soon enough. I drive (US) highway speeds on back roads here, sometimes I slow down to 65MPH and look at my wife. Her usual response is "see, what are you going to do with an M3 in the states?"...my reply? "Angeben" (she's right though)
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:28 AM
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Here's mine when I worked in Agoura Hills and commuted from Santa Monica. I took PCH to Las Virgines then Muhulland to Cornell road and enter Agoura Hills on Kanan. The best part was cops never patrolled there during morning commute times.

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:05 AM
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Latitude: 38.649688 Longitude: -78.294458

VA 211 to the Thornton Gap entrance at Skyline Drive. A very, very mini tail of the dragon but still fun - especially if you can go mid-week.

I almost mentioned that one. I have vacationed in Shenandoah NP several times and remember that road well! The view is better on Skyline Drive but the speed limit is better on 211.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:30 AM
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Any of the roads through the mountains of northern New México, would qualify as my favorite. The BMW CCA Annual Fall Tour selects a new route every year through this area. The drive is fun, the mountains are high, and the scenery is spectacular.

Kat, a couple members from the Houston Chapter (BMW CCA) attended the tour last year, and wrote a really nice article about it.

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Old 03-19-2012, 10:41 AM
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Any of the roads through the mountains of northern New México, would qualify as my favorite. The BMW CCA Annual Fall Tour selects a new route every year through this area. The drive is fun, the mountains are high, and the scenery is spectacular.

Kat, a couple members from the Houston Chapter (BMW CCA) attended the tour last year, and wrote a really nice article about it.

I need to retire so I can take the car fun places to drive.
This is a fun road up Ute Pass in Colorado. This was one of the roads which was part of my driving instruction, and one that I would love to drive in the E93.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:25 PM
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This was a fun one for west Houston. I think it's under construction now.
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Not bragging but there are seriously so many fun spots within 100 miles of San Diego that it boggles the mind. Add in all of SoCal up to the canyons north of Malibu there are probably too many to count.

As just one example, here's the route we took to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway where the San Diego BMW CCA Chapter had their annual High Performance Driving School this past weekend:

http://g.co/maps/s78mb

You can see one particularly butt-puckering section of CA 74 on the left hand side coming down into Palm Desert.
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Not bragging but there are seriously so many fun spots within 100 miles of San Diego that it boggles the mind. Add in all of SoCal up to the canyons north of Malibu there are probably too many to count.

As just one example, here's the route we took to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway where the San Diego BMW CCA Chapter had their annual High Performance Driving School this past weekend:

http://g.co/maps/s78mb

You can see one particularly butt-puckering section of CA 74 on the left hand side coming down into Palm Desert.
That's why I like SoCal: many canyon options and summer tires all year.
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This is another fun also, it's West of Ft. Worth. Great topic by the way. :-)
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:12 PM
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I just want to quit my job and drive to all these places. But then again, I won't have any money to finance my ride. Can't have everything in life can we?
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Local BMW CCA chapter (Bluegrass Bimmers) is having our Spring Drive this saturday - I'm quite excited. The drive's official starting point is Williamstown, KY and we will be meandering across some backroads to Maysville, KY, followed by a river run up KY 8 to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY, where we will have a late lunch/early dinner. Weather permitting, we will be in the Bier Garten. 118 miles that Google claims takes 3 hours. We'll see.

I'm just hoping I can keep up - my first drive with this gang

HERE is an article in the Cincinnati newspaper about part of our route.

Route Zoom in on the stretch between Williamstown and Maysville, before we follow the river And we go through Germantown!


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Skaggs Spring RD, Sonoma CA

40 miles of banked turns through redwoods. . . .my arms were so tired at the end of this one

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The scenic loop along the Peak-to-Peak Highway and Trailridge Road, and then through Winter Park. Four hours of pure scenic bliss.

Wow that looks amazing; I may have to take a trip out CO when I finally get back home to Oregon. My heart rate increased at just the mere idea of spending 4 hours on that lovely road! That screams Nürburgring all over it, but 4 hours worth!!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:03 PM
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I have a window cam video of the drive, not in the BMW but it's still a fun drive, 100+ most of the way. I've been doing stuff like this more often since I'm moving this summer. Trying to savor/capture all the 'good stuff' before the move.

Don't feel bad, I'll be back in the land of revenue oriented speed limits/traps soon enough. I drive (US) highway speeds on back roads here, sometimes I slow down to 65MPH and look at my wife. Her usual response is "see, what are you going to do with an M3 in the states?"...my reply? "Angeben" (she's right though)

I feel you brother, after enjoying the last 5 years in Germany minus some trips to the "Wild Wild Middle East" I really am going to miss her!

I sometimes think about trading my baby straight up for a van and or tractor just so when I'm back in Oregon and walk outside she is not sitting there saying My Car: "Come on, get in let’s take a drive" Me: "But, but this isn’t Germany anymore we can't do that" My Car "Aww come on, it will be just like old times and you know you can’t resist me!"
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There are a lot of fun roads to drive in that are easy to get to from Manhattan.

I've posted this here before but here is a video of a drive through the lower Catskills around Ellenville, NY with the Cayman Club in October 2008.
I was in my 335i directly behind the camera car.

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Show and Tell - Where is your Fun Spot with your E9X?

Let's have some fun here.

Using Google Maps/Google Earth post your favorite short blast or longer cruise.

I find it very hard to pick one road or area as my fun spot, since I live in Germany the driving is always fun on the roads here. I think most of the German country roads are really fun when you feel sporty and start using the paddle shifters and tighten up the sport seats, the curves just straighten out, but running flat out on the Autobahn is very thrilling also!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:34 AM
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I live in SE Michigan which is the land or 90 degree turns but there are a few decent entrance and exit ramps particularly the ramp from I-696 to SB Telegraph Rd.

To get to some nice twisties one needs to go west of Ann Arbor to the roads between Dexter and Pinckney. Hankerd north off of North Territorial is a great stretch as is Huron River Rd west of Ann Arbor.
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Let's have some fun here.

Using Google Maps/Google Earth post your favorite short blast or longer cruise.

It doesn't have to be fancy and you don't have to name names (notice I have no street names on mine), just show us the road!

This is mine from the post that inspired the thread (Good catch, DSX!)

It's part of my daily commute. Hey, it's not much, but when your total commute is only 12 minutes, every curve counts. My favorite thing about this 90° turn is that I can do it as the left hander using only my clutch to control my speed, and I can still take it at 2.5X the nominally posted speed. BTW: It's 2 lanes in each direction so accuracy counts!

Ney...

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[Lecture]

This is a really, really, really bad way to control your speed...especially at high cornering speeds where you are near the limit of traction of your tires. Doing this relies on your rear drive wheels to control your speed, not your front brakes. This is the most unstable way to control your speed and is the reason why front brake bias is so important in car dynamics. If you have rear brake bias, the rear wheels lock up (lose traction) before the fronts, i.e. losing grip. This makes the car very unstable and prone to oversteer and spin. This does not occur when the front wheels lock up (lose traction), the rear wheels still have traction and grip, keeping the car straight, or causing the car to undertsteer...a much more controllable/stable condition.

If you do not get revs matched to the wheels, either too slow, or too fast, you run the risk of overspinning or underspinning the wheels and affecting traction. If you undermatch the engine/wheels, you will cause the car to slow (i.e. brake) and move the weight of the car more onto the front wheels, thus reducing the load on the rear and subsequently reducing the grip capacity of the tire - this will exacerbate the situation. In a straight line, or low demand corners, you will feel nothing other than the weight move about. In a high speed corner where you are using a lot of the grip capacity of the tire laterally, a change in drive on the wheels from a mis-matched engagement of the engine with the clutch could exceed the grip capacity of the wheels and cause oversteer and probably a spin. The instinct of braking would only make this oversteer worse and probably guarantee a spin due to even more unloading of the rear wheel.

Your favourite spot might also be your lucky spot too!

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Please use your brakes/throttle in the future to control your speed! Who else is going to do our science experiments?
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