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Posted by Quentin on November 22, 2000 at 09:14:20:

Hi folks

Its 00:55 and it has been a long, long day but before I stagger off home I wanted to share this with you all.

We have had the E34 for 5 months and went on a 4000 km "Thelma and Louise" type road trip shortly after getting the car. We had a great time and the further we drove the more we came to appreciate the virtues of an E34 but it was only last Sunday that it all came together.

A friend and I decided to take our respective steeds for a gentle run in The Namadgi National park. The park incorporates part of the Australian Alps and the last of the snow only bid farewell a few weeks ago.

It was a magic day 25c and no traffic. Ian and I decided to visit the site of an old satellite tracking station up in the mountains and set off at a goodly pace.

What a road!!!!! A piece of perfectly surfaced, well cambered blacktop that ran across the floor of a beautiful valley before winding, serpant like, up the side of a mountain. You could see 3 or 4 corners ahead and although the road had a posted limit of 80kph we saw 140kph in places.

The car was perfect, the 235/45/17 tires moaned quietly, the after market suspension was just right. I had the roof open and wished for just a bit more exhaust note, other than that everything was just magic.

There was one section with a series of small sharp dips and I swear hand on heart we were airborn for a few seconds. What a road, what a car. I am rapt :0)

I have had some memorable drives in my life (I have sat beside F1 World Champions) but this day was one of the best.

Geoff, TJ, the road is 25 k out of Canberra. If you don't tell the gents in blue I won't.

Quentin (Going home now yawn)
1991 535iM

Ps Replaced the pretty, leather motorsport knob with the wooden one I had one my 3 series. Much better, firmer and doesn't feel as if it is going to come off. There is nothing worse than having your knob come off in a moment of high drama.

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