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Old 25th April 2012, 07:19   #31
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Sounds absolutely amazing, i can only dream of doing a trip like that, it won't happen all the time i'm married !!!!!

As others have said make sure you take plenty of breaks,stay safe, thats a lot of miles, takes me about 2 yrs to do 3300 miles in my M5 ! Look forward to the day to day reports and pic's.

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send me the location in rotterdam and i may be there.

and this is a verry nice trip you are going to make.
I don't know myself yet Frank! It will be Tiago's I reckon if you know him? Member Tiauguinho... I'll try and remember to pm you nearer the time, it will be posted on here when I'll be there anyway.
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I'm excited just reading this Lee so god knows what you must be feeling. Have a great trip mate, can't wait to see the pictures.
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Sounds really nice trip

Talked about this with Raikku today... Also looking to forward see you here!
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Ok Raikku phoned me today and told me of a BMW Festival that happens the weekend before I was going, so it now looks like I'm going for an extra week! Apparently it's good to be single there too...

This is sounding better all the time. Cannot frikkin wait!!!!!
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Did an Eurotour a while back - here is the trip report:
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Hope you will have more luck than me at the Ring with the M5!!!!
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Hope you will have more luck than me at the Ring with the M5!!!!
Read through that whole thread last night! Absolutely awesome man! Must have cost you a small fortune to have that work done but what else do you do? Looks like you had a fantastic time anyway!
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Ok Raikku phoned me today and told me of a BMW Festival that happens the weekend before I was going, so it now looks like I'm going for an extra week! Apparently it's good to be single there too...

This is sounding better all the time. Cannot frikkin wait!!!!!
Oh yes, Bimmerparty is 1st weekend of July (actually 29th and 30th of June)
It is located about 500km away from Capital area

Bimmerparty 29.-30.6.2012 is coming - YouTube

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Lee, any idea of the dates you're going to the 'Ring? I have to go to Brno at the end of July, and am tempted to drive rather than fly, depending on work... Could hook up on the way there or back if the dates work - at least I've done a few laps so might be able to give you some guidance

Oh, and your fuel budget might be a bit light? I drove to Portimao and back, driving like Miss Daisy was in the back, and covered 3000 miles but used 800 Euros in fuel. I strongly suspect I could have used double that driving properly, but I was paranoid about getting nicked so only had a couple of quick bits. I know when I took the old one around the 'Ring the computer said I was getting 8mpg. So about 2 imperial gallons a lap...

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Lee, any idea of the dates you're going to the 'Ring? I have to go to Brno at the end of July, and am tempted to drive rather than fly, depending on work... Could hook up on the way there or back if the dates work - at least I've done a few laps so might be able to give you some guidance

Oh, and your fuel budget might be a bit light? I drove to Portimao and back, driving like Miss Daisy was in the back, and covered 3000 miles but used 800 Euros in fuel. I strongly suspect I could have used double that driving properly, but I was paranoid about getting nicked so only had a couple of quick bits. I know when I took the old one around the 'Ring the computer said I was getting 8mpg. So about 2 imperial gallons a lap...

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Should be there at he weekend of 14-15th July. Spa on the 16th Monday. Would love to meet up buddy, would you be on the 'Gix?

Knowing me I won't be Miss Daisy'ing it! But I would rather be expecting 1200 and spend 800 if you know what I mean. I agree, comp says 8mpg on every track I've been to, didn't someone work out that's the lowest it can possibly go..?
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I'll be in the M5 with a couple of colleagues and a bootful of camera gear. There on the Gix in September for 3 days of bikes only tomfoolery immediately after the SBK round

You're there the weekend before SBK at Brno so I'll see if I can get away from here earlier than usual in which case I can meet you on the way...

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