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Old 11-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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US 60 From Buena Vista VA to Richmond

So I was traveling from TN to Virginia Beach yesterday and got stuck in all the traffic on 81N from all the holiday travelers. I finally had enough after going an average of 20 mph from Christiansburg, so I got off the interstate at Buena Vista and headed east on US 60. Now, I live in Florida, but grew up in TN so while I am used to curvy roads I haven't driven any in about 5 years and have driven none in my 325Ci.

Let me tell you fellers, that road was a BLAST! The speed limit on the entire road was 55, and it was all I could do to reach that in some of the straight sections, let alone the turns going over the mountain just east of Buena Vista. Unfortunately, I got stuck behind a tractor trailer about half way down the other side, but was able to pass it after little while. The road eventually went pretty much straight, but had lots of hills the closer I got to Richmond.

All in all, I don't think I made any time up by taking that route, but it sure as hell was a lot more fun than sitting on the interstate and really made me enjoy my BMW for the first time since buying it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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When gas was cheaper I loved taking road trips after work.. Some days I would ride up to the mountains or just shoot down to the beach. Beautiful landscape.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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81 blows. 60 isn't too bad, but there are parts east of Richmond where it drops down to 35 pretty often. 460 is a pretty scenic drive, especially west of Richmond, but cops monitor that road since it's pretty easy to go fast since its so open. Between Richmond and VaBeach, though, Route 10 is hands down the most fun.. 2 lane road, lots of bends/hills, no cops, no traffic, 55mph speed limit for a majority. Speed limit does drop to 35 in some spots, but not nearly as often as 60/460.
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