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      06-11-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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Good places to cruise near DC/N VA?

I just got my new 330i and wanted to find some place to go for a cruise this morning. Any good areas in the northern Virginia area (near alexadria)?
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Congrats on the new beautiful car! GW Parkway is pretty nice.
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i kinda wanted a more twisty road area that didnt have many cops.
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I just got my new 330i and wanted to find some place to go for a cruise this morning. Any good areas in the northern Virginia area (near alexadria)?
Yes I would like to know too

Actually a drive out towards Charlestown W Virginia (Rt 9) to see the vineyards is pretty entertaining as I discovered recently. Quite generous speed limits in the twisty bits.
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Yes I would like to know too

Actually a drive out towards Charlestown W Virginia (Rt 9) to see the vineyards is pretty entertaining as I discovered recently. Quite generous speed limits in the twisty bits.

Your telling me


Clifton Road is good (as shim has advised me)... but you have to wait until there is no traffic...
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Your telling me


Clifton Road is good (as shim has advised me)... but you have to wait until there is no traffic...
Yes but clifton road is pretty tight but good elevation changes though
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The 495 beltway can be loads of fun!

I'd look for roads on the western side, in the hills.
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Yes but clifton road is pretty tight but good elevation changes though
But be ware of the 5-0. Just gotta drive up once to see if it's clear, and make a spirited return the other way.
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Old Georgetown road through Great Falls was a lot of fun at our winter meet... That would be a good road depending on traffic...
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I recommend Rt 20 (Constitution Hwy) down to Charlottesville. It's bad ass - no cops, nice and twisty, and the speed limits are pretty high anyway.
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if you want a really scenic and twisty road with alot of surprises, i would definitely recommend rock creek parkway in DC. you can really test that 3 series suspension. i drive very frequently on the pkwy, and there are very few places cops can hide. i think the narrowness and the curviness of the road is a natural speed limiter, so i've never seen anybody get pulled over on this road.
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thanks for all the input guys...i really want to see what this car can do once i break it in a little...gonna have to try some of these places out.
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I just got my new 330i and wanted to find some place to go for a cruise this morning. Any good areas in the northern Virginia area (near alexadria)?
try GW Parkway, one of my favorites, if you like to be a chick magnet, drive thru Georgetown, Friday/Sat night on M st
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i kinda wanted a more twisty road area that didnt have many cops.
A twisty road with no cops!!!I didn't know they do exist.
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drive at your own risk of crse, all he asked was good place to cruise, didnt say w/o cops. lolz
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drive at your own risk of crse, all he asked was good place to cruise, didnt say w/o cops. lolz
You're right,I took the wrong quote I was thinking of FastAttackNick's comment" It's bad ass - no cops, nice and twisty, and the speed limits are pretty high anyway",Sorry.
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if you want a really scenic and twisty road with alot of surprises, i would definitely recommend rock creek parkway in DC.
I agree, rock creek, though a very short drive, has some interesting corners
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