E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Went driving at 11pm last night - still can't stop smiling



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-12-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
JamieA
Colonel
 
JamieA's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i SG
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Posts: 2,147
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to JamieA
Went driving at 11pm last night - still can't stop smiling

Last night I was pacing the house, was under 100km before the car was considered to be properly run in, and I thought - what the heck let's clock up a few more k's...

The map below shows my favourite road to drive on - Gorge Rd going through some of the most picturesque parts of the Adelaide Hills, and only 10 minutes drive from where I live.

Yesterday was 38 deg C (100.4 deg F) during the day, and the night was a nice cool 26C (79F), perfect for a night drive. Like a sneaky school boy I get into the car and the smell of the leather is a thrill this late at night, and I hear the familiar sound of the steering lock disengage. She springs to life as I press START, and I immediately switch off the stereo and climate control I don't want any interference between me and that engine on this mission.

So I take her out, and warm her up a bit, then start to push a little more with each corner to see where the limits are. Awsome! Sunroof open so that I can hear that gorgeous 6 doing its thang and feel the rush of air.

It is pitch black, no street lights here, just my adaptive xenons on hi beam to light up proceedings - I feel like I am the only person left alive in the world, there are no other cars in my way. Accentuating this feeling, Gorge Road hugs a sheer cliff face and is cut into the rock, so I open the passenger's window which is facing the cliff face and the sound of the engine is bouncing back into the cabin of the otherwise quiet car...

So I am hearing this great howl under the bonnet, and can't decide if I like 2nd or 3rd gear better. 2nd is explosive and the tacho needle just rips over like there is nothing in it's way and sounds like the devil himself is chasing me, but 3rd is a nice shove of creamy, seductive acceleration that just reels in the scenery and before I know it I am down shifting again to take the next 30km/h bend at 70km/h. The engine is so elastic - it feels like bungee jumping, and the smooth metal of the gear lever feels sensual in the palm of my hand and I am in complete control of this glorious engine.

It is corner after on-camber corner, I can feel the wind and hear the whistling of the foliage above me through the sunroof. Hearing the engine at full song for the first time is awsome and I am an instant adict to the rush and grinning like a loon.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'05 E90 325i 6sp Man SG 118,032km on the odo (retired) | '06 E90 325i Step SG 121,021km on the odo (retired)
'08 E90 325i LCI Step SG 130,024km on the odo (retired)
'13 D30 328i M-Sport Step | Estoril Blue | Black/Aluminimum | Pro Nav | Xenon HBA | Lane Change Assist 1,760km on the odo
JamieA is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
ball
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: '06 325i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York, NY

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieA
Last night I was pacing the house, was under 100km before the car was considered to be properly run in, and I thought - what the heck let's clock up a few more k's...

The map below shows my favourite road to drive on - Gorge Rd going through some of the most picturesque parts of the Adelaide Hills, and only 10 minutes drive from where I live.

Yesterday was 38 deg C (100.4 deg F) during the day, and the night was a nice cool 26C (79F), perfect for a night drive. Like a sneaky school boy I get into the car and the smell of the leather is a thrill this late at night, and I hear the familiar sound of the steering lock disengage. She springs to life as I press START, and I immediately switch off the stereo and climate control I don't want any interference between me and that engine on this mission.

So I take her out, and warm her up a bit, then start to push a little more with each corner to see where the limits are. Awsome! Sunroof open so that I can hear that gorgeous 6 doing its thang and feel the rush of air.

It is pitch black, no street lights here, just my adaptive xenons on hi beam to light up proceedings - I feel like I am the only person left alive in the world, there are no other cars in my way. Accentuating this feeling, Gorge Road hugs a sheer cliff face and is cut into the rock, so I open the passenger's window which is facing the cliff face and the sound of the engine is bouncing back into the cabin of the otherwise quiet car...

So I am hearing this great howl under the bonnet, and can't decide if I like 2nd or 3rd gear better. 2nd is explosive and the tacho needle just rips over like there is nothing in it's way and sounds like the devil himself is chasing me, but 3rd is a nice shove of creamy, seductive acceleration that just reels in the scenery and before I know it I am down shifting again to take the next 30km/h bend at 70km/h. The engine is so elastic - it feels like bungee jumping, and the smooth metal of the gear lever feels sensual in the palm of my hand and I am in complete control of this glorious engine.

It is corner after on-camber corner, I can feel the wind and hear the whistling of the foliage above me through the sunroof. Hearing the engine at full song for the first time is awsome and I am an instant adict to the rush and grinning like a loon.
Youíre making me think about leaving NYC/NJ and moving back to upstate NY where Iíd have similar experiences driving everyday. Instead of being stuck in traffic with people beeping all the time.
ball is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
Dante
Major
 
Dante's Avatar
 
Drives: F31 330d / E89 Z4 30i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bavaria

Posts: 1,436
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Jamie, that sounds like pure sex to me!!!

Very intense writing, you should do that professionally

Itīs winter in germany, about -1 C today, so I envy you like hell. Did you rev her all the way up now? Might be enough kms... Keep those summernight dreams coming mate

greetings from freezing germany
Dante is online now   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:28 AM   #4
kal-el
son of Jor-el
 
kal-el's Avatar
 
Drives: I fly
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: On earth

Posts: 328
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 X3  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
2006 325  [0.00]
2006 325  [0.00]
awesome mate.


kal-el is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
CMD
Guest
 
Drives:

Posts: n/a
Nice editorial Jamie! I enjoyed the ride too!
 
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
ase2dais
//Mdicted
 
ase2dais's Avatar
 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

Posts: 9,874
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieA
Last night I was pacing the house, was under 100km before the car was considered to be properly run in, and I thought - what the heck let's...... I can feel the wind and hear the whistling of the foliage above me through the sunroof. Hearing the engine at full song for the first time is awsome and I am an instant adict to the rush and grinning like a loon.
... sounds like cheating behind someone's back.. but I do agree Jamie, I do the same thing on a Saturday night on George Washington Memorial Parkway, me and E90stress, in manual mode, sunroof open, windows close, and sometimes the sound of Iron Butterfly's Ina Gada Da Vida in full blast.
...There are still somethings in life that are free.
Attached Images
 
ase2dais is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 11:58 AM   #7
Meatnog
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 330i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 202
iTrader: (0)

I want my car back!!
__________________
2006 330i Sedan: Monaco Blue, Beige/Walnut, Premium Package.
Meatnog is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 12:03 PM   #8
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
 
LEDZEP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

Posts: 12,277
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Nice write up Jamie! I'm jealous of your drive and your temperatures!!
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
LEDZEP is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #9
ase2dais
//Mdicted
 
ase2dais's Avatar
 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

Posts: 9,874
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meatnog
I want my car back!!
man! you still havent got it back! any word! I hope they gave you a loaner car!
ase2dais is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 12:14 PM   #10
bimmerwannerbie
Private First Class
 
Drives: E90 - 325i
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NY

Posts: 109
iTrader: (0)

I wish I have my car by now. BTW Jamie, nice write up !!!
bimmerwannerbie is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 12:40 PM   #11
Xens
Eh
 
Xens's Avatar
 
Drives: Is Turbo'd
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 653
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
That is beautiful!
Xens is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:03 PM   #12
Broken1
E90 Addict
 
Broken1's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i Sparking Graphite
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Johannesburg

Posts: 2,040
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
wow...that gave my goosebumps.

Awesome story...I can't wait to take my car out on a long winding road again!
Broken1 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #13
Meatnog
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 330i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 202
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ase2dais
man! you still havent got it back! any word! I hope they gave you a loaner car!
Parts are on backorder. I have a loaner X3.
__________________
2006 330i Sedan: Monaco Blue, Beige/Walnut, Premium Package.
Meatnog is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:09 PM   #14
BeemMeUp
Private First Class
 
BeemMeUp's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 330i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kansas

Posts: 178
iTrader: (0)

I agree...WOW..I can just imagine that warm summer breezy right now.... Too bad it cold as hell here...
__________________

E90 330i / SG / Biege / Burl / ZPP / Heated Seats / Steptronic / CA / PDC / ACC / iDrive / Sirius-prep
BeemMeUp is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:12 PM   #15
stressdoc
Moderator
 
stressdoc's Avatar
 
Drives: 335 E90 ZSP+
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MO

Posts: 9,905
iTrader: (0)

Reminded me of a memorable time in my old 2002tii, about 6:00AM, after a marathon drive from Michigan down to the Florida keys, crossing over the 7-mile bridge at 100+mph with my brother as co-pilot, two windsurf boards on top, smell of salty ocean air, and UB-40 on the stereo.

Life is good sometimes. And more often to those of us in bimmers...
stressdoc is offline   Dominica
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #16
itznin
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 E92
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North NJ

Posts: 673
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ball
Youíre making me think about leaving NYC/NJ and moving back to upstate NY where Iíd have similar experiences driving everyday. Instead of being stuck in traffic with people beeping all the time.
Take the car up 208 to Franklin Lakes area, it's nice over there.

I bring my bike there all the time, no lightss plenty of turns, etc.
itznin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #17
BellasBmw
If love is the answer,please rephrase the question
 
BellasBmw's Avatar
 
Drives: Tit Silver 325i
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: San Diego, Ca

Posts: 1,733
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Nice write up Jamie.. Very detailed and i can actually sense the thrill in your voice just reading it.

Sometimes i purposely get lost or take the longer roads.. and its best when its in the middle of the night.
__________________
~*~BellasBmw~*~
Proud mama to 325i/TiAg/Black lette/Pwr seats/Sirius/Sport/Walnut/Step/Xenons/Chrome exhaust/20% tint
BellasBmw is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 01:23 PM   #18
r3amir
Lieutenant
 
r3amir's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 535i 2012 TSX
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Las Vegas

Posts: 417
iTrader: (0)

Very nice write up

Keep on enjoying
__________________
2011 535i Alpine White, Oyster/Black leather, Sports Package, Premium Package 1, Sports Auto Transmission, Navigation, 4 zone climate control, Convenience Package

2006 325i Arctic Metallic, Grey leather, Steptronic,Premium Package
r3amir is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #19
ball
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: '06 325i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York, NY

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by itznin
Take the car up 208 to Franklin Lakes area, it's nice over there.

I bring my bike there all the time, no lightss plenty of turns, etc.
Iíve been thinking about finding a spot to take a road trip to, Iíll have to check that out. Iíve heard that area is nice.
ball is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 02:25 PM   #20
ase2dais
//Mdicted
 
ase2dais's Avatar
 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

Posts: 9,874
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BellasBmw
Nice write up Jamie.. Very detailed and i can actually sense the thrill in your voice just reading it.

Sometimes i purposely get lost or take the longer roads.. and its best when its in the middle of the night.
down get to carried away in uptown NYC, and make sure you have
runflats on!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broken1
wow...that gave my goosebumps.
it made me sweat!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meatnog
Parts are on backorder. I have a loaner X3.
no reason to complain
ase2dais is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #21
BMW F22
Major General
 
BMW F22's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Around the Bay

Posts: 8,280
iTrader: (8)

very niiiiice. I also do that every week. Take it out and up the mountains just to hear it roar. awesome car!!
BMW F22 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2005, 03:41 PM   #22
David328M-Sport
Brigadier General
 
Drives: F30 M-Sport 328i Estoril Blue
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Melbourne Australia

Posts: 3,447
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieA
It is corner after on-camber corner, I can feel the wind and hear the whistling of the foliage above me through the sunroof. Hearing the engine at full song for the first time is awsome and I am an instant adict to the rush and grinning like a loon.
....and then, as magically as it all happened, Jamie awoke from his slumber, ready to start another day at work.......

The E90 is PERFECTLY suited for the hills and mountains. Nice one mate.
__________________
328i M-Sport, Estoril Blue, Carbon XP 35 Tint, front heated seats, black Dakota, Sports Suspension, Anthracite Headliner, HUD, Pro Nav, Sunroof, hk 600w, Bi-Xenon, 19" 403M wheels, Reversing Camera, DAB+, Xenon, BT Ext Connect.
David328M-Sport is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
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 -5. The time now is 03:30 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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