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Old 04-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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maXbimmer Spring Cruise 2013: Sunday May 19th



Date: Sunday May 19th
Time: 10:30am meetup
Meeting Place: Kennedy Commons AMC Theatre 33 William Kitchen Rd Toronto (Kennedy/401)


Welcome back everyone. It's time for a new year of driving fun and when better to start than Victoria Day long weekend? Spend your long weekend Saturday painstakingly detailing the car then come out with us on Sunday to get it all messed up. It's what driving enthusiasts do and if you've never been, we promise, it's worth it.

Agenda:
10:30am - Meetup
11:00am - Welcome, directions/map handed out
11:15am - Departure
~100km morning leg
12:30pm - Rest stop (McDonalds, Subway, Tim Hortons, Gas)
~300km afternoon leg
6:00pm - End of Cruise / Dinner stop

The driving route is once again refreshed. I changed large parts of the second half to reach four new scenic and twisty roads. I have a hard time explaining how great this cruise is to drive, so here are a few screenshots taken from Google street view to show you what I mean:











Things to know:
Fill your tank the morning of the cruise.
Bring water, snacks, a camera, a phone, GPS, FRS, ABC, 123...all of it
Drive safe, have license/insurance/registration/etc.

We hope to see the usual 50+ cars out for a fun day of driving and meeting old and new friends. See you there!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Awwww yeah! It's official!

That lake section looks amazing. Can't wait to see the changes.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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Oooh ooh yes I'm in!

Just need to get my fuel line and steering fixed before that date. If my car isn't fixed in time I'll at least come down in my dad's X3 instead.

Hopefully one of my parents won't be busy that weekend and will be able to come down with me (G1 license).

Question: Does the planned route include any roads that a G1 licensed driver would not be allowed to drive on (i.e., 400-series highways)?

EDIT: When I went on Google Streetview to look at the meeting location, look what I found!





The Google car must have gone by last year's cruise.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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The Google car must have gone by last year's cruise.
The odds of that happening are so low. We only use that lot once a year, for less than an hour tops, and the google car drove by right at that moment? Incredible!

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To answer your question though...yeah, there's 400-series on the route.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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That is awesome!!! I can see my car and Naresh's. Immortalized on Google
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That is awesome! It took someone a year to find it.

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The odds of that happening are so low. We only use that lot once a year, for less than an hour tops, and the google car drove by right at that moment? Incredible!

Streetview link
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That is awesome!!! I can see my car and Naresh's. Immortalized on Google
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That is awesome! It took someone a year to find it.

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I know, right. I was quite surprised when I found it.

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To answer your question though...yeah, there's 400-series on the route.
Crap. About how many kilometers of the drive are on the 400-series highways?

If it's my mom that I bring down with me, she'll have to drive on the portions with the 400-series. Problem is she's scared of driving my car and she's not all that great at following instructions or even a group.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #13
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To be honest, I wouldn't suggest a G1-classed driver join any of our cruises. The roads and driving conditions can be challenging even for track-experienced drivers and we'd hate your first cruise to be your last.

Of the small handful of incidents we've had (almost all single-vehicle driver errors - go figure) most were by very young drivers. Please don't risk your safety and that of others unless you're confident in your driving skills and know how to follow rules. In fact, if we feel any attendee's driving behaviour is detrimental to the group's enjoyment and safety they will be asked to take a different route home from ours.

Sorry Damon.
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To be honest, I wouldn't suggest a G1-classed driver join any of our cruises. The roads and driving conditions can be challenging even for track-experienced drivers and we'd hate your first cruise to be your last.

Of the small handful of incidents we've had (almost all single-vehicle driver errors - go figure) most were by very young drivers. Please don't risk your safety and that of others unless you're confident in your driving skills and know how to follow rules. In fact, if we feel any attendee's driving behaviour is detrimental to the group's enjoyment and safety they will be asked to take a different route home from ours.

Sorry Damon.
I know I'm new to maXbimmer but I'm going to ask that you trust me and allow me to attend.

I've been a member of NASIOC for years and I know that the effects of an inattentive or inexperienced driver on a cruise can be devastating. I've seen it happen before: This video was posted a few years ago on NASIOC after an accident occurred during a Subaru cruise.

Driving is my passion. I started out with model cars at a young age and in my teens advanced to a Fanatec racing simulation setup as well as 130+km/h RC cars. I started out with Forza and Gran Turismo on consoles but later fell in love with PC simulators like Live for Speed. Today, I take my car out with my mom 2-3 times a week just to drive. It's the thing that I enjoy the most. I hunt for the twisty roads in the outskirts of Sudbury and I know a few good ones by heart now. Old Wanup Road, Kantola Road and South Bay Road are my current favourites.

Not to try to sound overconfident, but I'd like to say that I'm a fairly good driver - a safe driver at the very least. I've been learning defensive driving techniques from my dad for years before I could drive. I'm not saying I'd be the fastest driver around a track (I know I certainly wouldn't be ) but I feel as though I am experienced enough to drive safely with a group of cars. My friends from all over the world and I in the simulator Live for Speed would go for cruises all the time. We treated it as if our cars were real and incidents rarely occurred. When they did, I learned from them.

I'm not one to try anything stupid. I worked for years to be able to purchase my own car at the age of 15. My car was and is 100% funded by me. Because of this, I have a great deal of respect for not only my car that I worked so hard to earn, but for the vehicles that others, too, worked to obtain. Unlike most guys my age, it seems, I understand that public roads - especially when with a group of cars - are not the place to show off. I just ask that you don't group me in with the rest of my generation.

I know my limits. If during the drive I feel that the roads/speeds exceed my limits, perhaps I'll pull over and let you guys by and trail a little bit behind. If even that exceeds my limits, as much as it would suck to do, I'd have to turn back and head home. If at any point any of you feel uncomfortable with the way I'm driving, by all means, pull me over and let me know. Take my keys and throw them in the lake if you must!

I'm just asking for a chance here.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #15
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I know I'm new to maXbimmer but I'm going to ask that you trust me and allow me to attend.

I've been a member of NASIOC for years and I know that the effects of an inattentive or inexperienced driver on a cruise can be devastating. I've seen it happen before: This video was posted a few years ago on NASIOC after an accident occurred during a Subaru cruise.

Driving is my passion. I started out with model cars at a young age and in my teens advanced to a Fanatec racing simulation setup as well as 130+km/h RC cars. I started out with Forza and Gran Turismo on consoles but later fell in love with PC simulators like Live for Speed. Today, I take my car out with my mom 2-3 times a week just to drive. It's the thing that I enjoy the most. I hunt for the twisty roads in the outskirts of Sudbury and I know a few good ones by heart now. Old Wanup Road, Kantola Road and South Bay Road are my current favourites.

Not to try to sound overconfident, but I'd like to say that I'm a fairly good driver - a safe driver at the very least. I've been learning defensive driving techniques from my dad for years before I could drive. I'm not saying I'd be the fastest driver around a track (I know I certainly wouldn't be ) but I feel as though I am experienced enough to drive safely with a group of cars. My friends from all over the world and I in the simulator Live for Speed would go for cruises all the time. We treated it as if our cars were real and incidents rarely occurred. When they did, I learned from them.

I'm not one to try anything stupid. I worked for years to be able to purchase my own car at the age of 15. My car was and is 100% funded by me. Because of this, I have a great deal of respect for not only my car that I worked so hard to earn, but for the vehicles that others, too, worked to obtain. Unlike most guys my age, it seems, I understand that public roads - especially when with a group of cars - are not the place to show off. I just ask that you don't group me in with the rest of my generation.

I know my limits. If during the drive I feel that the roads/speeds exceed my limits, perhaps I'll pull over and let you guys by and trail a little bit behind. If even that exceeds my limits, as much as it would suck to do, I'd have to turn back and head home. If at any point any of you feel uncomfortable with the way I'm driving, by all means, pull me over and let me know. Take my keys and throw them in the lake if you must!

I'm just asking for a chance here.
He never said you couldn't attend he just advised against it for good reason, its a public event anyways so do as you please
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