BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #23
Addict...Nah Im A Junkie!
Captain
25

 
Addict...Nah Im A Junkie!'s Avatar
 
Drives: 09 135i, 98 M rdstr
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NY


Posts: 786
iTrader: (0)

He seemed very composed and smooth with his inputs
__________________
'09 135i 6MT : Space Grey/Black ette : Cold Weather Package : Sport Package : Glacier Silver Aluminum Trim : iPod and USB : Nav : HD radio : Premium hi-fi system
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2009, 05:09 AM   #24
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Looks like it's a go for this sunday!!!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2009, 10:22 PM   #25
aznqtboy984
Private
3

 
aznqtboy984's Avatar
 
Drives: 135 Convertible
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boston


Posts: 83
iTrader: (1)

I want to go, but my car hasn't been broken in yet!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #26
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Quote:
Originally Posted by aznqtboy984 View Post
I want to go, but my car hasn't been broken in yet!
Hopefully they don't change their mind with the weather! You should join us for dinner on Saturday!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2009, 12:01 AM   #27
aznqtboy984
Private
3

 
aznqtboy984's Avatar
 
Drives: 135 Convertible
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boston


Posts: 83
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
Hopefully they don't change their mind with the weather! You should join us for dinner on Saturday!
I would love to join you guys for dinner, but I have a wedding to attend. I will definitely go to the next meet.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #28
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
It's a go!!! Confirmed today! Ice racing tomorrow!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #29
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Red face

PICTURES FROM ICE RACING

First though, here is my story.... I showed up to Newfound Lake at 7:45 am to find a sheet of near perfect ice. So smooth and glassy.. and dangerously slippery. They must be crazy! I couldn't even make it to the staging lanes without sliding the back end!!

My first practice run... I went WICKED slow. The snowbanks are really icebanks, and I do not want to hurt my beautiful car. So I cautiously go around the practice track, sliding and turning and make it to the exit. I take a right out of the exit and..

Has anyone seen the Fast and Furous 3: Tokyo Drift where they show the 350Z like an inch away from the wall of the parking garage? Yeah.. so my 1er was the "350Z" and the "parking garage wall" was a mini Cooper.

Coming out of the exit my car decided to spin - nose turns to the right and back end swings towards the Mini's driver side door. My passengers cover their ears and block their eyes, I steal a glance and look to my side-view mirror. SO incredibly close. I was terrified. I barely missed crushing a mini with my 1.

Seeing a few cars lose bumpers and crack lips, I decide this really isn't the venue for my darling little car. I drive SLOW. lol, I get some counter-steering in, but it's all pretty slow. It was definitely an interesting experience. My car is still in one piece - unscathed.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #30
BMWeber
Major
32

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Amesbury, MA


Posts: 1,329
iTrader: (5)

that's too bad it can be a tun of fun when the ice is a bit crusty with a few inches of hard snow. in the past I have been to events where 80 mph was possible. I bet the guys with studs had fun.

and on that note I'm not so upset I couldn't make it today.
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2009, 07:20 AM   #31
arrutled
Colonel
78

 
arrutled's Avatar
 
Drives: Olsa
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Western Mass


Posts: 2,471
iTrader: (0)

that sounds miserable actually
__________________

AW 135i w/ blackette, performance short shift kit, BMW alarm, Performance rotors, APEX ARC-8 wheels, Direzza Star Spec 235/275, Dinan stage 3 suspension, M3 wishbones/tension rods/front sway/rear subframe bushings and thats all folks!
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2009, 09:45 AM   #32
LittleVik
Banned
United_States
5

 
Drives: 2009 128i Black/Black
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Boston Burbs


Posts: 205
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to LittleVik
i think i end up having more fun in the empty, icy parking lot at work. on snow days i make figure 8s and basically go nuts to the amusement of my coworkers. nothing to hit, and you can really pick up some speed, snap the wheel, and pull the parking brake... the guys that plow it are not so amused.
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #33
BlackjackMulligan
Most interesting Roadster
United_States
53

 
BlackjackMulligan's Avatar
 
Drives: '01 Z3.0 Roady;'10 C300 Sport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Boston 'burbs


Posts: 2,224
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by arrutled View Post
that sounds miserable actually
+1, sounds like it would be a lot more fun with a beater and studded tires
__________________
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do........Life's been good to me so far.

- Joe Walsh
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2009, 04:44 PM   #34
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackjackMulligan View Post
+1, sounds like it would be a lot more fun with a beater and studded tires
MORE PICS -----> MORE ICE RACING PICS

Yeah.. def need a car you don't mind hitting... I do think the guys with studded tires had WAY more fun
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2009, 08:02 AM   #35
BMWeber
Major
32

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Amesbury, MA


Posts: 1,329
iTrader: (5)

I'm going this weekend should be a tun of fun. so far the conditions are no ice banks and slush. with slush you end up getting wet feet(bring an extra par of shoes and socks for the ride home) but you don't slide uncontrollably and you hit some decent speed.
I've never see any close calls or body damage on slushy day. pretty warm to so you wont have to huddle in your car to stay warm.

Last edited by BMWeber; 03-06-2009 at 05:23 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2009, 03:23 PM   #36
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWeber View Post
I'm going this weekend should be a tun off fun. so far the conditions are no ice banks and slush. with slush you end up getting wet feet(bring an extra par of shoes and socks for the ride home) but you don't slide uncontrollably and you hit some decent speed.
I've never see any close calls or body damage on slushy day. pretty warm to so you wont have to huddle in your car to stay warm.
Look forward to hearing about your day of ice racing. Hope the conditions are better for you. I want a detailed report! What will you be driving?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #37
BMWeber
Major
32

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Amesbury, MA


Posts: 1,329
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
Look forward to hearing about your day of ice racing. Hope the conditions are better for you. I want a detailed report! What will you be driving?

maybe I'll even take pictures. but I'm a guy we always forget things like cameras. I'm sure the conditions will be better there is nothing worse than ice racing on glare ice. I'll actually be driving a 335xi
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2009, 05:22 PM   #38
BMWeber
Major
32

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Amesbury, MA


Posts: 1,329
iTrader: (5)

Bad news had some scheduling issues and couldn't go


EDIT: .

good thing I didn't go the event was canceled due to to much water

Last edited by BMWeber; 03-09-2009 at 07:17 AM.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #39
Rachel
Dangerous Curves
United_States
48

 
Rachel's Avatar
 
Drives: better than the boys ;)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Westford, MA


Posts: 1,128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Ducati 848EVO  [0.00]
2008 135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Rachel
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWeber View Post
Bad news had some scheduling issues and couldn't go
EDIT: .
good thing I didn't go the event was canceled due to to much water
Yup, too much warm weather, I got the bulletin saying it was canceled.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST