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Ok, so I completed my move to Phoenix last month and I have an "itch" I am finding hard to scratch - finding somewhere to let the M5 RUN!

There are a lot of police here, in California I have never gotten painted by laser, but day before yesterday I did - and in Gilbert of all places. Luckily the V1 alerted me and I wasn't exceeding the speed limit anyways...which brings me back to my original question.

Where, or where, can I let the Beast run? :M5launch:

BTW - I am currently living in Gilbert - so I am already east of Phoenix!

Thanks and look forward to an "M" meet with others in Phoenix! :byee55amg
 

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I went to school @ ASU. a weekend drive to Flagstaff or Sedona is awesome. . If you want to head to L.A, the 10 has open desert for miles. Arizona cops are nasty, be careful & enjoy.
 

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I went to school @ ASU. a weekend drive to Flagstaff or Sedona is awesome. . If you want to head to L.A, the 10 has open desert for miles. Arizona cops are nasty, be careful & enjoy.
I find the 10 a boring straight line drive and with only two lanes, I worry about what others are going to do. Also, last time I drove through there (last month) it was butterfly migration...needless to say it took about a week to clean the windshield and front of the car. UGH!

Thanks for the recommendation on the Sedona/Flagstaff run. I have driven that before and forgot about it!
 

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I went to school @ ASU. a weekend drive to Flagstaff or Sedona is awesome. . If you want to head to L.A, the 10 has open desert for miles. Arizona cops are nasty, be careful & enjoy.

89A from Sedona to Flagstaff is an awesome trail as I recall. I was in a rented Camry at the time so it was not so much fun.

plus sedona is a neat place to visit if you haven't been there.

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There is a great highway out in eastern Arizona. I think it is 191 between Morenci and Saford. It is called the Coronado Trail. Not crowded, tons of turns and elevation changes. Be careful though, there aren't guard rails. It is a little intimidating when you see skid marks that go right off the edge of the road.

Have you ever thought of doing any track events? I run with the BMW CCA, NASA/ASRA and the Porsche Club. There is always stuff going on. The M5 may not be the ideal track car, but I have seen a few out there.

Welcome to AZ.
 

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I currently live up in Prescott, and this area is littered with great roads. 89A is a good one, but my favorite section that road is inbetween Prescott Valley and Jerome. To get there, take I-17 north to the 69, 69 towards Prescott, then take Fain road (exit is one of the last stoplights in Dewey, which is right outside of Prescott Valley) to 89A. 89A towards Jerome/Sedona. Not the longest run in the world, but many switch backs as you climb the side of a moutain. Only downside is high traffic turing weekends, and the road sometimes has dirt on it in spots. Pavement can be a little rough too. BUt driving hard isnt fun without a challange!
Another good one is highway 89 between Congress and Prescott. The first run up the hill from Congress northbound is two lane, twisty but too wide to be fun. I recomend starting in Prescott, as the downhill is much better. To get there take I-17 northbound to the 69 towards Prescott. Once you have entered Prescott head for downtown (left turn when 69 ends into 89, past the Casino). Once downtown make a left at the stoplight just past the courthouse (Montezuma is it??). Stay straight on the road for about 40 miles till you hit Congress. Really tight, technical sections of road, with many elevation changes. Some of the straighaways can get a little boring, but it is worth it when you look at the entire run. Once in Congress you can find your way to the 74, which will dump you out on the I-17 just north of Phoenix.
Both drives are a lot of fun, but given you are down in the valley I would make a day trip out of it. If you ever head out and run the moutains, shoot me a PM, and I'll join you.
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GNALUZU said:
There is a great highway out in eastern Arizona. I think it is 191 between Morenci and Saford. It is called the Coronado Trail. Not crowded, tons of turns and elevation changes. Be careful though, there aren't guard rails. It is a little intimidating when you see skid marks that go right off the edge of the road.

Have you ever thought of doing any track events? I run with the BMW CCA, NASA/ASRA and the Porsche Club. There is always stuff going on. The M5 may not be the ideal track car, but I have seen a few out there.

Welcome to AZ.
Yes, I do track the car, in fact, I did PIR last year...that was my first track event. I looked at the Roadrunner event list, but didn't see anything until the fall in the Phoenix area.
 

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Yes, I do track the car, in fact, I did PIR last year...that was my first track event. I looked at the Roadrunner event list, but didn't see anything until the fall in the Phoenix area.
Yeah, they were trying to have an event back at PIR about 2 weeks ago, but they lost the weekend to GM.

The school in October should be a good time. Check out the local NASA website. I think they are going to PIR the first and last weekends of May. Of course, it is gonna be pretty hot by then.

This weekend is the British Euro Auto Tour, othwise known as the BEAT. It is a pretty big drive from Phoenix through Wickenburg, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona and then overnight in Flagstaff. The web site is www.beataz.com

It might not be too late to sign up for it.
 
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