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BMW’S “M” SCHOOL (1 VIDEO)

By David Aronson | 2010-06-01

What does it feel like to push a car to the edge? Better yet, how will I feel pushing a car to the ragged edge?! These were the questions that I wanted to address. The BMW Performance Driving School is the perfect place to learn the same skill sets that professional drivers work on every day. Come along for the ride…you’ll see how to optimize the M car’s attitude to the conditions and road at hand. You’ll become a smoother driver for it! After all, power is nothing if you can’t handle it. So come along for a ride as we take the M6 out for a spin; all 500 HP’s roaring from a V-10…argh argh argh!

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HOME OR OFFICE PHOTO WALL MONTAGE

By David Aronson | 2010-04-04

GOOD MORNING Today we are going to look into creating abstracts with an iPhone, but the technique discussed applies to all automatic style point-and-shoot cameras. Now my photo is no work of art as it was just quickly snapped with my iPhone, but I wanted to share the idea without getting kicked out (grin). It…

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “DAY OF ARRIVAL” (EPISODE 1)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

This is the day of arrival into Nice (France). After landing, we take a limo ride to the Hotel Belle Meuniere. We spend a little time unpacking and setting up some equipment for the motorcycles. Then it’s time to hit the town and see some sights.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “PREPARATIONS” (EPISODE 2)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

This was the second day here that we used to prepare for the bike ride and relax.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “HIT THE ROAD” (EPISODE 3)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

This was the first day of the bike ride. We picked up our motorcycles, made some adjustments, then off we went. We start down the road for a brief stop in Monte Carlo (Monaco) before heading into the foothills of the Alps. We end the day with an unplanned over-night in Sospel (France) due to running low on fuel (the village ran out of fuel too) and the approaching rain.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “DRUNKEN DRAGON” (EPISODE 4)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

The day begins in Sospel (France) with loading up on the fuel that just arrived into the village. It would be too easy to take the tunnel through the mountains to Italy, but we take the “Drunken Dragon Trail”…sober of course. We pass through Cuneo & Saluzzo (Italy) before ending the day in Pinerolo (Italy).

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “TROUBLE WITH THE LAW” (EPISODE 5)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

From Pinerolo (Italy) we attempt to cross the Alps but have a run-in with the Italian Gestapo in Parco Naturale Orsiera Rocciavré near Depot (Italy). This area west of Torino (Sestriere) is where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held. We end up in Susa (Italy) by day’s end.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “CONFUSED BUT NOT LOST” (EPISODE 6)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

Leaving Susa (Italy), we get confused…but not lost…in a small village called Giaglione (Italy) and eventually cross the Alps via “The Road of Stones” to Col du Mont Cenis (France). Northeast of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France) was the best ride I have ever had running through the “twisties”. It was a short-cut that turned out to be a great ride of “follow the leader” across the Swiss border. The day ends with our arrival into Martigny (Switzerland).

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “DIVERSIONS” (EPISODE 7)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

Departing Martigny (Switzerland), we weave our way to Zermatt (Switzerland). In Zermatt, we take the train that climbs the mountain to view The Matterhorn (no automotive traffic allowed). We depart in the afternoon for a ride that crosses back over the Alps getting us into Albertville (France) in the evening.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “LOST TIME” (EPISODE 8)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

We try to make up some lost time via Grenoble (France) by freeways.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “JUDGE MY PASS” (EPISODE 9)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

Departing Gap (France), we get back into the “twisties”, passing through Jausiers (France) and Cuneo (Italy). Come play a game of “Judge My Pass”…you’ll see. We end the day by returning to Sospel (France), where we meet up with some friends that we made here.

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LOST IN THE ALPS :: “VOILÀ” (EPISODE 10)

By David Aronson | 2009-01-01

Starting the day in Sospel (France), we race by Monte Carlo (Monaco) and end our tour back in Nice (France) where we return the bikes and catch our flights home. This was a very gusty day…

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