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      12-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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My Birthday Drive

Christmas morning is also my birthday. After the presents have been exchanged and breakfast has been served, I always celebrate by taking my BMW out on the open roads alone - a brief respite of truly personal pleasure. This was the first morning without traffic since Thanksgiving and with a slightly damp "track", the makings were in place for a fantastic Christmas morning.

It was an epic drive through forest, highway and garden parkway roads. Lots of hills, curves, hairpin corners, and motoring awesomeness.

The M5 is a tremendous car for days like these. The crisp morning air. The roar of M Power resounding through the forest. The slip and spin that you deftly control while deploying immense power on the dew misted roads. The red and blue glow of the M HUD and its shift lights. The symphony of the exhaust with its explosions and burbles. The pleasure of knowing that the Beast is unleashed and at one with you.







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      12-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Merry Birthday Christmas happy.
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Well put... Glad you enjoyed the drive...
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      12-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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Happy Holidays and birthday.

Glad you had a good time.
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Dude that's badass! I did that the morning just before my flight out to visit my family. I hit the mountain alone in the M5 and there wasn't a soul up there. I have a picture on my iPhone but I don't know how to upload it to the Bimmerpost app. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
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Well said, and it's great to give and also nice to have some alone time with the M!
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Dude that's badass! I did that the morning just before my flight out to visit my family. I hit the mountain alone in the M5 and there wasn't a soul up there. I have a picture on my iPhone but I don't know how to upload it to the Bimmerpost app. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
Awesome! What you can do to post that mountain pic is post it to Flickr using the app, and then copy the URL of the picture into your post here.
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      12-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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I'm leaving our vacation home early to go spend some quality time with her......
Beautiful pics. Love the color. Making me homesick.
Merry bday and happy XMAS.
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Dude that's badass! I did that the morning just before my flight out to visit my family. I hit the mountain alone in the M5 and there wasn't a soul up there. I have a picture on my iPhone but I don't know how to upload it to the Bimmerpost app. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
Awesome! What you can do to post that mountain pic is post it to Flickr using the app, and then copy the URL of the picture into your post here.
Ok, lemme give this a try.

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/photos/91527770@N06/8308043384/

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/photos/91527770@N06/8308041106/

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0091009/photos/91527770@N06/8306990541/

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/91527770@N06/8308042112/
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Here are RPiM5's photos from his pre-Christmas Mountain Drive. Awesome Pics.







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Here are RPiM5's photos from his pre-Christmas Mountain Drive. Awesome Pics.







Haha, thanks Stealth!
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Awesome commentary - I concur with the beauty of solitude on morning drives like this. It's just man and machine out there and it's incomparable.
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Good for you. Happy bday!
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      12-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #14
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That's awesome. Happy birthday bud.
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Happy B'Day and Merry Xmas !
It's my B'Day also today so that makes two of us on this forum.... But I miss my M5. Hopefully I'll have the LCI/updated M5 in 2014 or the new Mercedes E63 AMG AWD ( Don't shoot me on E63 , I know this is a M5 forum)

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Merry Christmas and happy Birthday Stealth! I truly enjoy tour post and pics. Enjoy your day!
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Happy B'Day and Merry Xmas !
It's my B'Day also today so that makes two of us on this forum.... But I miss my M5. Hopefully I'll have the LCI/updated M5 in 2014 or the new Mercedes E63 AMG AWD ( Don't shoot me on E63 , I know this is a M5 forum)

Cheers !
Thanks and Happy Birthday to you too. This is always a great day for a birthday because you never have to work on your birthday and you always have your family with you!
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Awesome! Want to go driving so bad but the car seat is in the cayenne and it's family time.... Sigh.
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Happy Birthday to you and Rohardi and Merry Xmas to all
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Nice job Stealth!
Those are awesome pictures.
You always have the best reviews. Have you consider writing for a car mag?
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Thanks for the holiday and birthday wishes everyone. And if anyone else has some nice holiday driving pics, please post.
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