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      04-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #45
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Man you were in my back yard. Next time try to plan your trip to the naples/Bonita area in early feb that's when the big Ferrari show is down on 5th ave. I think there were over 150 this year.
Noted for next time. Thanks!

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DAMN only one car went by you the whole time!!! This would have been great information to know before you took the route!! Then maybe you could have actually gone fast
For sure. Think I'll return with a buddy and some mode of communication. Walkie talkies or something to give the all clear.

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      04-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #46
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awesome...and i completely agree with you about the Dragon. too bad you weren't able to really push it. it was pretty clear when i went up earlier this year and i was really able to push it. the M3 is a marvel and even with seriously late braking continued to inspire confidence through all 318 or so turns.

of course then two sport bikers came flying up behind me and made me pull to the side to let them pass

here's a pic from one of my runs -

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      04-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #47
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awesome...and i completely agree with you about the Dragon. too bad you weren't able to really push it. it was pretty clear when i went up earlier this year and i was really able to push it. the M3 is a marvel and even with seriously late braking continued to inspire confidence through all 318 or so turns.

of course then two sport bikers came flying up behind me and made me pull to the side to let them pass
Awesome pic. Yeah, I noted all of the pull offs. Wasn't the time for me to go for it, but a great experience nonetheless.
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      04-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #48
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Tail of the dragon.... On my bucket list.
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Hey, the Jerez M3 sedan in the pics above. I'm pretty sure I remember your car.. you have the front splitters? And actually, right before lunch I ran over to your garage to determine your exhaust (Active). No one was around. Nice car! Sounded beastly coming down the front straight.
Yup that was me!!! Shame we didn't get a chance to meet in person. Hope Miami treated you well, and hopefully you find yourself down here for another track day soon.
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      04-09-2012, 05:47 AM   #51
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Does anyone know which event that was at homestead and how can I find out or sign up to be notified of events like these?
This was a Hooked on Driving event. Great organization. http://www.hookedondriving.com/index.cfm

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http://mvptracktime.com/index.html

http://chinmotorsports.com/events/calendar2012.asp

http://www.motorsportreg.com/
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That looked like a great trip Thanks for sharing
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Great read, Happy we could be part of it and thanks for sharing!
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Great looking trip, thanks for sharing. Hopefully we'll see you at some MotorCity events!
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Does anyone know which event that was at homestead and how can I find out or sign up to be notified of events like these?
Check the southeast section of this forum....we usually post track events in there.
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      04-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #57
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That looked like a great trip Thanks for sharing
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Great looking trip, thanks for sharing. Hopefully we'll see you at some MotorCity events!
Thanks guys. Maybe on the MotorCity events! Usually when I make the trip to southern MI, I'm going to the SW side and Gingerman though.

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Great read, Happy we could be part of it and thanks for sharing!
What's up Omar! Thanks!
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      04-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #58
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Fantastic pictures and videos! Looks like a really fun trip. I'd love to get back down to Miami.

Something tells me the MORR team and I will be having a few drinks when we do!
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awesome trip n write-up, thx a bunch 4 sharin!

oh n 4th pic says u stayed @ fontainebleau, right?
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Fantastic pictures and videos! Looks like a really fun trip. I'd love to get back down to Miami.

Something tells me the MORR team and I will be having a few drinks when we do!
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awesome trip n write-up, thx a bunch 4 sharin!

oh n 4th pic says u stayed @ fontainebleau, right?
Thanks, and right you are bro.
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      04-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #61
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Nice write up! Thx for sharing
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      04-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #62
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Holy christ...seriously man, you should take down that video of you driving insanely on the Dragon before you get outed. What in the hell were you thinking to be driving over the center line??? Go to Killboy sometime.....they broadcast license plates of people doing this crap there because it's so dangerous. I'd expect to see yours up there any time and prepare for the backlash.

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GioezPtGo_...0/img_3359.jpg

Go see for yourself.
Wow.. ok, thanks for the thoughts.

As I attempted to indicate in my original post, there was no crossing of the center line where there was not absolute and clear forward visibility. Around any and all blind corners, strict lane discipline was followed. Your example of the sightseeing family in the suv randomly crossing the center line is not exactly analogous.

Obviously, I don't share your opinion that I was doing anything approaching "insane". Compared to many who drive or ride on that road, I'm quite certain that I was positively pussyfooting.

All of that said, advice noted, and original post altered. The goal with my post/journal was to share my very positive experiences with the community, not draw the ire of Low J. and crew. So this can be accomplished without my oh so cra-azy Dragon driving video I suppose.

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Nice write up! Thx for sharing
Thank you.

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great trip! I like this road
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      04-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #64
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Awesome Thanks for sharing
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      04-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #65
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Next time you're planning a trip to the TN/NC area, let me know. My home town is about an hour from 129. Come enjoy the Asheville, NC area!
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