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      08-15-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Bay area. where do you go to drive hard

So i finally got to buy a 335i
Modded it so its mighty fast now.
But i am utterly frustrated that i cannot find a decent place to drive it hard without risking a ticket
&The track is to restrictive and expensive...

Where do you guys go drive hard freely......
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      08-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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For curves Route 35, Route 84, Crystal Springs in San Mateo, Calvaras Road and for Straight away Highway 92 or the San Mateo Bridge.

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2008 E90 335i  [3.50]
Highway 9, Calaveras, Route 35
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      08-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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If east bay-

Bear Creek
Grizzly peak
Wildcat canyon road
Alhambra/Pinole valley rd

North bay-
Mt tamalpais
Lucas valley/nicasio valley/point Reyes-Petaluma rd (epic)
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      08-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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market street in sf
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laguna seca where it should be done
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      08-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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thanks for the great infos. how's the cop frequentation there ?
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For curves Route 35, Route 84, Crystal Springs in San Mateo, Calvaras Road and for Straight away Highway 92 or the San Mateo Bridge.

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Highway 9, Calaveras, Route 35
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If east bay-

Bear Creek
Grizzly peak
Wildcat canyon road
Alhambra/Pinole valley rd

North bay-
Mt tamalpais
Lucas valley/nicasio valley/point Reyes-Petaluma rd (epic)
Sir Francis Drake
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Not too bad but exercise reason and drive safely of course.
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      08-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #9
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La Honda has some nice roads (try to avoid weekend afternoons though). Calaveras is solid, although it winds down to one lane so watch out. Redwood Rd near San Leandro is pretty nice too. There are lots of good options just head toward the hills
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      08-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #10
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Route 35 +1, but been seeing sheriff driving on it and cops hiding near 92.
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La Honda is great! Lot of cops with hiding places though... But still worth it
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If you go out early, before the mass of cyclists and Big Basin tourists come out, Hwy 9 from Saratoga to Boulder Creek is a blast both ways and pretty devoid of traffic. You can also take Skyline (HWY 35) from the junction with similar results (pretty good on weekday evenings too). For straight line there is everything the guys above have mentioned, but if you head down through San Jose get off at Bernal and go down Monterey HWY. Between Metcalf and the beginnings of Morgan Hill there are some great stretches both ways (detector recommended, but if you go during down hours you should be okay).
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      08-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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Route I take, from San Francisco South on Highway 280, exit 84, back on 35 North. Does not wear out your brakes as much on 35 since you're climbing through out the trip. Early start to avoid traffic.

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Redwood Road Castro Valley
MT Hamilton San Jose
Palomares RD, Fremont/Castro Valley

Pescadero RD, near HMB and Highway 1
Kings's Mountain Road, near Santa Cruz
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Highway 9, Calaveras, Route 35
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