Originally Posted by tibbz
Well I was bored and it was a beautiful day. So I decided to take Auska (my e92 335i) out so she can enjoy the sunshine. I went online to look for mountain roads I can take her, because frankly going fast on a straight road isn't as much fun as going fast on a twisty road. On a motorcycle forum I found a road that connects Livermore and San Jose, Mines Rd. I never been there so I decided to check it out. Man this road is awesome. Just miles of open two lane, sometimes one lane, roads through the country and mountains. This trip covers a good 40 to 50 miles. It took me a little under 2 hours to finish the entire route, with stops.
Here are some pictures I took along the way.
Blue skies all the way:
Imagine this car in your rear view mirror:
Enjoying the peaceful countryside:
Resting before taking more turns like this one:
This was the highest elevation I got to on the drive, steepest grade was 6%:
This road isn't for beginners if you want to tackle the turns, there is no room for errors. This road is used by locals and a lot of motorcyclists, so try to look ahead when you can and be courteous when you are out there.
We use to run that route with the Audi club when I coordinated drives for them...nice road..especially when you are lead car in a group of 25 cars...