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      07-30-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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E9X Road Trip Thread :)

Title says it all... share your memorable road trip experiences with us. Don't forget the pics, and the funnier the better!!

Here are a few of mine.

The photo below was taken in a friend's 320i when I visited Trinidad last year. This is in the mountainous part of the North Coast loop... the roads are barely wider than the car, and there are many switchbacks, and steep ascents/descents. Not to mention the scenery and wildlife that accompanies the drive



Here's another taken in a tunnel in a 320d, driving north along Lake Como toward Stelvio Pass. One of my fav. Euro road trips to date!



...and then Stelvio (southern section of the pass).

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That third pic is awesome. Unfortunately we can't really have scenic road-trips down here in FL
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That third pic is awesome. Unfortunately we can't really have scenic road-trips down here in FL
Thanks sir!
Doesn't matter the stretch of road... the story can make the pics too
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On the way back home from Las Vegas a couple weeks ago we drove through Zions National Park. Great roads, beautiful scenery and perfect weather. We've driven through before but it was a lot more fun in the Bimmer this time. Pics are from iPhone, and I'm no photographer. I also took some video but need to get a GoPro with a good mount for better quality.
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Nice scenery. Would be nice to see your cars in the picture though.
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Ive only done one road trip but it was quite the trip.

Bought my car in Los Angeles.. drove to home to New Orleans in less than 48 hours all by myself..

Los Angeles to San Antonio 22.5 hrs straight driving. Slept 4 hrs ..San Antonio- New Orleans 8 hrs.
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Nice scenery. Would be nice to see your cars in the picture though.
haha, true dat. He got the shark fin in one of them though, so it's legit

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On the way back home from Las Vegas a couple weeks ago we drove through Zions National Park. Great roads, beautiful scenery and perfect weather. We've driven through before but it was a lot more fun in the Bimmer this time. Pics are from iPhone, and I'm no photographer. I also took some video but need to get a GoPro with a good mount for better quality.
sweet pics!! Always loved those red rock formations (I'm also a geologist by profession, so go figure ). My one and only drive among them was for a Phoenix - Grand Canyon drive through Sedona. Everything about it was stunning! Never came up to Utah though (one day).
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Ive only done one road trip but it was quite the trip.

Bought my car in Los Angeles.. drove to home to New Orleans in less than 48 hours all by myself..

Los Angeles to San Antonio 22.5 hrs straight driving. Slept 4 hrs ..San Antonio- New Orleans 8 hrs.
WOW... that's quite the trek!! and great scenery too!! How'd you manage to pull all those hours solo? I guess a brand new car can do that to ya!

My longest solo drive was from Durango to Austin last Fall, but I was given strict instructions to overnight in El Paso There was relatively little to see on the road once I hit Albuquerque... not to mention all of west TX. At least you can (legally) do 85 mph on I-10
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WOW... that's quite the trek!! and great scenery too!! How'd you manage to pull all those hours solo? I guess a brand new car can do that to ya!

My longest solo drive was from Durango to Austin last Fall, but I was given strict instructions to overnight in El Paso There was absolutely nothing to see on the road once I hit Albuquerque... not to mention all of west TX. At least you can (legally) do 85 mph on I-10
My buddy Yodaime was supposed to be my co pilot but mister 144mph in a 70 had traffic court the day I flew out and I had to go solo. It was the most awful experience once I hit Texas. I woke up early and left L.A. at 6am (still in my pj shorts and a tank top) It was an amazing fun drive until I hit border patrol just beyond El Paso. Keep in mind I had bleach blonde hair, a hot pink Victorias Secret tank top in a 1 day old BMW and they were questioning if I was an American. That took forever. By then it was night fall and I was just starting to enter the Texas desert after 17 hours of driving and still had about 6 more hours to go. I was beyond tired. NO LIGHTS on the roads and DEER everywhere. I had to slow from 85mph to about 30-40mph because these stupid deer were just in the roads everywhere. If I hit one I could easily total my car where no one would find me or kill myself. My client advisor kept calling me every few hours to make sure I was awake and alive. I nearly fell asleep at the wheel twice. I had as much redbull in my system in one night than one person does probably in a month. I cried twice out of frustration and exhaustion. I hit a racoon. lol..it was not fun in that desert whatsoever. When I finally pulled into my driveway in Louisiana.... I felt like I just won the olympics. I dont know anyone personally that can say they drove for that long straight with no co pilot. So it made me feel amazing that I did it.
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My buddy Yodaime was supposed to be my co pilot but mister 144mph in a 70 had traffic court the day I flew out and I had to go solo. It was the most awful experience once I hit Texas. I woke up early and left L.A. at 6am (still in my pj shorts and a tank top) It was an amazing fun drive until I hit border patrol just beyond El Paso. Keep in mind I had bleach blonde hair, a hot pink Victorias Secret tank top in a 1 day old BMW and they were questioning if I was an American. That took forever. By then it was night fall and I was just starting to enter the Texas desert after 17 hours of driving and still had about 6 more hours to go. I was beyond tired. NO LIGHTS on the roads and DEER everywhere. I had to slow from 85mph to about 30-40mph because these stupid deer were just in the roads everywhere. If I hit one I could easily total my car where no one would find me or kill myself. My client advisor kept calling me every few hours to make sure I was awake and alive. I nearly fell asleep at the wheel twice. I had as much redbull in my system in one night than one person does probably in a month. I cried twice out of frustration and exhaustion. I hit a racoon. lol..it was not fun in that desert whatsoever. When I finally pulled into my driveway in Louisiana.... I felt like I just won the olympics. I dont know anyone personally that can say they drove for that long straight with no co pilot. So it made me feel amazing that I did it.
Good job Yodaime look at what you've done^ LOL

yay for killing a raccoon in texas!
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My buddy Yodaime was supposed to be my co pilot but mister 144mph in a 70 had traffic court the day I flew out and I had to go solo. It was the most awful experience once I hit Texas. I woke up early and left L.A. at 6am (still in my pj shorts and a tank top) It was an amazing fun drive until I hit border patrol just beyond El Paso. Keep in mind I had bleach blonde hair, a hot pink Victorias Secret tank top in a 1 day old BMW and they were questioning if I was an American. That took forever. By then it was night fall and I was just starting to enter the Texas desert after 17 hours of driving and still had about 6 more hours to go. I was beyond tired. NO LIGHTS on the roads and DEER everywhere. I had to slow from 85mph to about 30-40mph because these stupid deer were just in the roads everywhere. If I hit one I could easily total my car where no one would find me or kill myself. My client advisor kept calling me every few hours to make sure I was awake and alive. I nearly fell asleep at the wheel twice. I had as much redbull in my system in one night than one person does probably in a month. I cried twice out of frustration and exhaustion. I hit a racoon. lol..it was not fun in that desert whatsoever. When I finally pulled into my driveway in Louisiana.... I felt like I just won the olympics. I dont know anyone personally that can say they drove for that long straight with no co pilot. So it made me feel amazing that I did it.
That's quite the story.
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Good job Yodaime look at what you've done^ LOL

yay for killing a raccoon in texas!

haha, right?! Not cool Yodaime... not cool at all.

I'd believe it just for the length of the post... olympic medals all around.

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It was an amazing fun drive until I hit border patrol just beyond El Paso. Keep in mind I had bleach blonde hair, a hot pink Victorias Secret tank top in a 1 day old BMW and they were questioning if I was an American. That took forever..


...and +1 abt those border patrol stations, although I've never had a problem every time I passed through. Maybe they were just doing what lonely guys in check stations in the middle of the desert do... which I wouldn't find hard to believe!
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Good job Yodaime look at what you've done^ LOL

yay for killing a raccoon in texas!
I made him wash my car as soon as I got home. He was waiting for me lol.
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I made him wash my car as soon as I got home. He was waiting for me lol.
Awh poor guy!
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Here's a few pics from last year when me and my friends made a pit stop at tail of the dragon.

One night while a little drunk I thought it would be a good idea to decorate my car.....
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Here's a few pics from last year when me and my friends made a pit stop at tail of the dragon.

One night while a little drunk I thought it would be a good idea to decorate my car.....
hahahahhahahah



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Here's a few pics from last year when me and my friends made a pit stop at tail of the dragon.

One night while a little drunk I thought it would be a good idea to decorate my car.....
Did you get any flashes? lol.
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this is hilarious!! Good thing the rozzers weren't out that day! ...or were they?
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this is hilarious!! Good thing the rozzers weren't out that day! ...or were they?
They where :P but on those roads we managed to dog em.
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Might not have driven an E9x but it was an amazing road trip nevertheless. Soon to be had again IN my e92.

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NOt Really A road Trip...

This isn't really a road trip, but it's a video of my first attempt at a mountain run on Wolf Den Gap in the north Georgia mountains. Don't flame me for not tearing into this road remember, this was my 1st run in my 335i after only having it for 1 month. I've since improved on speed an handling after becoming more familiar with the road and taking my car to Atlanta Motorsports Park.

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