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      03-19-2007, 04:28 AM   #1
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Drives: 13 F10 535i; 07 E92 335i (ret)
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Sunday Drive through Mines Rd (Bay Area) [Lrg photos]

Well I was bored and it was a beautiful day. So I decided to take Auska (my e92 335i) out so she can enjoy the sunshine. I went online to look for mountain roads I can take her, because frankly going fast on a straight road isn't as much fun as going fast on a twisty road. On a motorcycle forum I found a road that connects Livermore and San Jose, Mines Rd. I never been there so I decided to check it out. Man this road is awesome. Just miles of open two lane, sometimes one lane, roads through the country and mountains. This trip covers a good 40 to 50 miles. It took me a little under 2 hours to finish the entire route, with stops.

Here are some pictures I took along the way.

The route:
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Blue skies all the way:
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Imagine this car in your rear view mirror:
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Enjoying the peaceful countryside:
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Resting before taking more turns like this one:
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This was the highest elevation I got to on the drive, steepest grade was 6%:
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This road isn't for beginners if you want to tackle the turns, there is no room for errors. This road is used by locals and a lot of motorcyclists, so try to look ahead when you can and be courteous when you are out there.

Last edited by tibbz; 11-02-2012 at 08:32 PM.