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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by daydreamer69, Nov 13, 2009.

    daydreamer69 guest

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    hey everyone!
    glad to be part of bmw family
    i have had my 05 330ci for about a month & half now
    knock on wood, so far so good
    flew to florida & drove it home with my bro
    roadtrip was a blast!:D
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    agreed!

    Glad you are hanging out with us. Make sure you get in touch with the local chapter and see what activities they offer, if you have not already done so.

    I have always wanted to do the new car pick up and road trip return, but would talk some fellow members into coming along as escorts.

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    i'll check that out
    i haven't been there yet

    def, cool road trip
    i was shttn bricks on the way down
    first time doing something like that
    fortunately for me, it worked out:D
    26hrs from FL to NY
    just luvin it everyday now
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    CRKrieger

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    Ya wimp. Read this thread. Then get back to us. ;)
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Thanks for sharing your journey CR! Lots of good info in there.

    My comment about wanting escorts is geared more toward sharing the adventure with others.... I would love to get the "new to me" vehicle out on the open road and have friends form up in a V formation as we cruise down the highways and byways of America.

    Our E24 has certainly provided the "OK, what do we do now to get to our destination" moments. My favorite was when Beverly and I were 200 miles from friends and the car became a HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.... it locked us out and would not let us in.
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    az3579

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    Hmm, I think I've had an experience like that with Steve and Chris at one point, with doors locked, windows up, keys in ignition and the car running... I swear it was all the keyless entry's fault!
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Anxiety as a road-trip staple

    I suppose my first solo run from Anchorage to Portland---via Inuvik---in the winter of 1994 (on Michelin Alpins, unstudded) pretty much finished off any fear I had left. That was in the 325ix and included several adventures:
    • being run off the road in the Yukon
    • out-racing a herd of caribou that were trying to kill me---and themselves---at 90 mph
    • running off the road in a whiteout
    • driving a hundred miles in an absolute white-out behind some native guys in a pick-up truck ("I bet you'll never be scared again!")
    • finding the limits of sideways traction in a decreasing-radius sweeper at 75
    • the two-moose slalom.

    Now, with a 330Ci. . . well, I guess you'd do the whole thing with the top down!
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Damn the caribou, full speed ahead!

    Oh boy Satch,

    Thank you for the image of you racing the native fauna that now runs through my mind! I can just imagine it.... a cloud of brown racing from the right horizon trying to intercept you, and getting close enough to see the roundel reflected in their eyes as they try to cut you off.
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    Zeichen311

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    Hey Satch, was that the trip you wrote about in Roundel a few years back? Or have rough roads and a firm suspension loosened so many of your screws that you did it more than once?:)

    I remember reading something about an AlCan highway trip but not a two-moose slalom. That's an image I'd think would stick with me.

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