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The great thing about Germany

Sure, today was the first day we broke 70. And 60. And 50. It's been dark and cold and wet for six months.

But today the sun finally came out. And I passed a VW police van going 110+ with the top off and no queasy feeling of doom in the pit of my stomach- you know the one I'm talking about.

Obligatory tech content- I took the sun visors off as some here have suggested, and it really lightens the feeling of the car. Instead of 9 inches of black plastic just above eye level, there's only sunshine and a windshield frame. It's a huge perceptual difference. Even at 110+

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Oh memories of going down on autobhan 6, 5 or 3 just cruising at speed! Man I miss those days!
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If I passed a police vehicle doing 110+ mph, the feeling of doom would be very prominent and it would be much further down the digestive tract than the pit of the stomach.
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If I passed a police vehicle doing 110+ mph, the feeling of doom would be very prominent and it would be much further down the digestive tract than the pit of the stomach.
Especially around here. We live in a very policed state that only targets speeders, light runners and dui. But when it comes to speeders, you could be in complete control of your car on a nice day (no one else on the road) just doing some spirited driving and they will nail you. Especially on Route 30.

In Pennsylvania I got pulled over at 2 am once for speeding and I was the only car on the road. I was doing 80 in a 65. The comment out of the cops mouth, "You could have lost control and killed someone"

I looked around the empty highway and replied "WHO?"
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Autobahn.

Yes,

We miss the Autobahn:

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Yes,

We miss the Autobahn:

All of the above = Awesome.

...Heading out to the garage now to remove my sunvisors.
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There are so many nice things about Germany. I miss just about everything about it but it has been nearly 30 years since I've been there. Food, festivals, scenery and roads are high on the list.
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There are so many nice things about Germany. I miss just about everything about it but it has been nearly 30 years since I've been there. Food, festivals, scenery and roads are high on the list.
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30 years for me too. Back when you could buy a Baby Benz for $10k and have it shipped home. Bought me a fluted bezel SS Rolex for $625 at Frankfurt Flughafen on the way out in duty free.

We found no material exceptions on the audit we performed and the auditee paid for first class seats for us on Delta to Atlanta. Today, we would have probably gone to jail for that. It's all good....but maybe then it was better? :-)

Did get on the highway in a 3 series from Frankfurt to Rotterdam (native was driving). 200kph and after about ten minutes you get used to it.
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Last time I was in Germany, I could not even do 55 mpg to much traffic.....

I seen guys doing over 110+ mpg on Sunday morning only on the 405 in LA....ONE WAS A TOW TRUCK
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The great thing abut Germany is...

Beer...which of course is a national right.

Especially Augustiner bier...




As for the autobahns, they are boring. I use them to get me to where the really interesting roads are....which are best enjoyed on two wheels.
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You need to sign-up at BWI for a Space A flight to Ramstein. Only cost $24 to fly as retired military?
Hope to see you at Hershey!
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You need to sign-up at BWI for a Space A flight to Ramstein. Only cost $24 to fly as retired military?
Hope to see you at Hershey!
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Yeah I know but I just can't do it at this time! Trust me I wish I could big time! Also my Hershey trip just got derailed due to my M3 had a engine failure which I must get fix. So the funds for this trip just got hijacked, maybe next year.
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One more thing.

These were 50pf in the dispenser when I worked in Germany.

No longer exported to the U.S..

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Man, I miss real Cordon Bleu with a nice Pilsner bier or apple schnapps! Jeez those were the days!
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Beer...which of course is a national right.

Especially Augustiner bier...

As for the autobahns, they are boring. I use them to get me to where the really interesting roads are....which are best enjoyed on two wheels.
I'd agree that hour after hour on a congested autobahn is boring. But a 30 minute blast to get you back from that twisty road is remarkably head-clearing.

As for beer, I vote with the Belgians.
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These were 50pf in the dispenser when I worked in Germany.

No longer exported to the U.S..

That is the stuff. I worked near GrossSachsenheim and that is what the local Gasthaus served. I can remember the 'training mug' the first time I drank it there lol. It had holes in the side and if you lifted it by the handle the beer would spill on you and you couldn't drink it. If you hoisted it properly, your palm would cover the holes and all was well.

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