E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Mid-Atlantic > Good places in NoVA for some "spirited" driving, logging pulls, :)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-06-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
kenop
Private
0
Rep
76
Posts

Drives: 09 E93 335i - Monaco Blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: DC

iTrader: (0)

Good places in NoVA for some "spirited" driving, logging pulls, :)

What are some relatively good locations in Nova for some spirited driving?

Talking about long empty stretches, minimal traffic and good visibility..
__________________
"Morrigan" - '09 E93 Monaco Blue
Imaginary Mods: Cobb AP | Smoked Tails | Black Grilles | Dolphin Grey AG M310's
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
Cid00x
Private First Class
Cid00x's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
134
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe. Manual.
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Reston, Virginia, USA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Cid00x
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenop View Post
What are some relatively good locations in Nova for some spirited driving?

Talking about long empty stretches, minimal traffic and good visibility..

Try the Culpepper, Bristow, haymarket, Manasses, gainsville areas.
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
tmaung
CCA Member#: 439255
tmaung's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
497
Posts

Drives: E36 M3, F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern VA

iTrader: (8)

Greenway Toll maybe?
__________________
Current: 1987 E30 325is, 1997 E36 M3, 2004 E46 M3, 2015 F80 M3
Past: 2011 E92 M3, 2011 E92 335is, 2008 E90 M3, 2007 E92 335i, 1995 E36 M3
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
forever_speed
First Lieutenant
forever_speed's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
389
Posts

Drives: 06 325i Jet Black
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmaung View Post
Greenway Toll maybe?
+111111 best place to open up
__________________
LC 818|35% tints|Coding|Blackline|LS3 AA- Full Blackout |HID fogs| AA tune stage 2|Muffler Delete
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
zeel
Lieutenant
6
Rep
579
Posts

Drives: 08 AW e92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: MD/NOVA/DC

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
If you are closer to Alexandria, Mexico the WW bridge and 210 are popular logging sites. lol
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
Sam335ix
Major
Sam335ix's Avatar
25
Rep
1,275
Posts

Drives: 335 ix performance edition
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Redskin Country

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by forever_speed View Post
+111111 best place to open up
I live in brambleton and take the greenway all the time, make sure you know where the cops set traps and its mostly passed exit 7 but at times they could sit closer to the tolls... I usualy just look at cars way ahead of me and see if they are hitting their breaks and I have opened up to 120 + with no other cars around until I caught up to the cars in front and slowed down.... Remember that once you pass exit 7, there is almost always a state tropper sitting passed belmont ridge exit.
__________________
2011 e90 KW V1, JB4, BMS Dp, BMS Intake, CP, Alpina Flash, ISO, E85

Coming soon to the garage: 2014 M3 Maybe M5
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
forever_speed
First Lieutenant
forever_speed's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
389
Posts

Drives: 06 325i Jet Black
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam335ix View Post
I live in brambleton and take the greenway all the time, make sure you know where the cops set traps and its mostly passed exit 7 but at times they could sit closer to the tolls... I usualy just look at cars way ahead of me and see if they are hitting their breaks and I have opened up to 120 + with no other cars around until I caught up to the cars in front and slowed down.... Remember that once you pass exit 7, there is almost always a state tropper sitting passed belmont ridge exit.
Yes totally agree with you! I always see troopers right when I get on and when I get off. They are never in the middle though
__________________
LC 818|35% tints|Coding|Blackline|LS3 AA- Full Blackout |HID fogs| AA tune stage 2|Muffler Delete
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #8
BrazilianBimmer
Captain
10
Rep
775
Posts

Drives: Black e90 325i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam335ix View Post
I live in brambleton and take the greenway all the time, make sure you know where the cops set traps and its mostly passed exit 7 but at times they could sit closer to the tolls... I usualy just look at cars way ahead of me and see if they are hitting their breaks and I have opened up to 120 + with no other cars around until I caught up to the cars in front and slowed down.... Remember that once you pass exit 7, there is almost always a state tropper sitting passed belmont ridge exit.
Use a Valentine One
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
207
Rep
10,586
Posts

Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

not the best thing to post here fyi.

just sayin

+1 on Valentine one.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 12:10 AM   #10
ewilliah
BIMR LUV & E90FTW
ewilliah's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
125
Posts

Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniz
not the best thing to post here fyi.

just sayin

+1 on Valentine one.
Yeah, plus I would highly suggest not doing any "spirited driving" in NOVA. Just asking for trouble. You are better off in WV or MD. You could go to summit point or mir. Sorry to be the party pooper but rather u be safe than sorry
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
BrazilianBimmer
Captain
10
Rep
775
Posts

Drives: Black e90 325i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA

iTrader: (0)

The only spirited drive that I personally know of in VA is I-95, I-495 and I-395, you guys should really give it a go. ;-)
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #12
five3three
Captain
14
Rep
897
Posts

Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DC

iTrader: (3)

MD-200 (the ICC that opened up recently) and the Dulles Greenway are the best in terms of road quality, smoothness and long stretches. Plus, that are not heavily traveled. But of course, have to be careful to not get too carried away and fly past an occasionally hidden trooper along one of the bends or hiding on the on-ramps..
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #13
cssnms
Brigadier General
cssnms's Avatar
United_States
83
Rep
3,174
Posts

Drives: 2011 BMW 335d
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Murland

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by five3three View Post
MD-200 (the ICC that opened up recently) and the Dulles Greenway are the best in terms of road quality, smoothness and long stretches. Plus, that are not heavily traveled. But of course, have to be careful to not get too carried away and fly past an occasionally hidden trooper along one of the bends or hiding on the on-ramps..
There are only 3 sure things in life,,, death, taxes and getting a ticket on the ICC if you speed. .
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #14
five3three
Captain
14
Rep
897
Posts

Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DC

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cssnms View Post
There are only 3 sure things in life,,, death, taxes and getting a ticket on the ICC if you speed. .
Me personally, I don't trust those ez-pass readers on the ICC since if you really do speed, they could work out your average speed from one point to the next!
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #15
Royal Flush
Major
Royal Flush's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,309
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Not everyone who wanders is lost.

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to Royal Flush
If you like casinos, the drive up to Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV is pretty fun. There's a good amount of twists and turns, straights, and (legal/illegal) places to pass slow drivers. You can take the Greenway, and incorporate the other suggestion(s).
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
aesfah
Max Powers
9
Rep
270
Posts

Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MoCo, MD

iTrader: (0)

Man you guys speeding on the ICC in MD and anywhere in NOVA are nuts. VA police ticket penalties are bar-none the highest in the area, and the ICC is aggressively patrolled by police. I'm not sure how some people are speeding on the beltway - it's almost always backed up in MoCo and NOVA like 18 hours a day.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #17
cssnms
Brigadier General
cssnms's Avatar
United_States
83
Rep
3,174
Posts

Drives: 2011 BMW 335d
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Murland

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aesfah View Post
Man you guys speeding on the ICC in MD and anywhere in NOVA are nuts. VA police ticket penalties are bar-none the highest in the area, and the ICC is aggressively patrolled by police. I'm not sure how some people are speeding on the beltway - it's almost always backed up in MoCo and NOVA like 18 hours a day.



The last time I did some "spirited" driving in VA was on the FFX County Parkway - I got pulled over for doing 105 mph in a 50 mph zone. The judge sentenced me to 180 days in jail! Fortunately, the judge suspended 179 of those days, but he also suspended my license for 6 months - and this was before VA got strict.

One 24 hour period of sleeping on the jailhouse floor using my jacket as a pillow, eating bologna sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner was more than enough time for me to reflect on my transgressions.
Appreciate 0
      09-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #18
kenop
Private
0
Rep
76
Posts

Drives: 09 E93 335i - Monaco Blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: DC

iTrader: (0)

Ok, I get it, I'm not allowed to enjoy this car without getting in trouble
__________________
"Morrigan" - '09 E93 Monaco Blue
Imaginary Mods: Cobb AP | Smoked Tails | Black Grilles | Dolphin Grey AG M310's
Appreciate 0
      09-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #19
huff
Chipper to Tuner
huff's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
37
Posts

Drives: Alpine White 335i 4DR
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NoVA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenop
Ok, I get it, I'm not allowed to enjoy this car without getting in trouble
Just don't get caught
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST