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General => Introductions => Topic started by: MM135 on February 06, 2014, 09:17:21 PM

Title: Californian in Canada!
Post by: MM135 on February 06, 2014, 09:17:21 PM
Hello all!

WHEW, am i glad there is an Alberta BMW Community, i thought everyone here just drove lifted trucks  :o

Recently moved here from San Diego, California... brought my Panda Bear with me!

Driving a FBO 135I, est. 420 WHP on e85

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Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Rob.K on February 06, 2014, 09:40:17 PM
Looks good!! Welcome!
Are you in Edmonton or Calgary?

What in the hell made you move up here? haha
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Rob.K on February 06, 2014, 09:43:39 PM
Oh and I remember your name from 1addicts...
Is it true what they say about 70km/h zones?  ;)
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Dr. Anthony on February 06, 2014, 09:48:48 PM
Hey its me (Anthony)
your car looks great!

Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: MM135 on February 06, 2014, 09:50:35 PM
Hahaha - I moved up here for work - My company took over a project here and i got shipped out.

You saw that thread on 1addicts about my ticket here???? I ended up getting a hefty $600-$700 fine... They wanted to suspend my license, but since i was still carrying a California one and hadn't switched to an Alberta operators permit, they had no jurisdiction, so just made my fine higher.

I am in Edmonton :-/
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Dr. Anthony on February 06, 2014, 09:56:30 PM
Hahaha - I moved up here for work - My company took over a project here and i got shipped out.

You saw that thread on 1addicts about my ticket here???? I ended up getting a hefty $600-$700 fine... They wanted to suspend my license, but since i was still carrying a California one and hadn't switched to an Alberta operators permit, they had no jurisdiction, so just made my fine higher.

I am in Edmonton :-/

lol thats how it goes I guess.  If you had an alberta license you would have had a suspension and demerits for sure. You're lucky because that history won't follow you if you end up getting an alberta license
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: AWD403 on February 06, 2014, 10:34:46 PM
Welcome
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Rob.K on February 06, 2014, 10:36:22 PM
Hahaha - I moved up here for work - My company took over a project here and i got shipped out.

You saw that thread on 1addicts about my ticket here???? I ended up getting a hefty $600-$700 fine... They wanted to suspend my license, but since i was still carrying a California one and hadn't switched to an Alberta operators permit, they had no jurisdiction, so just made my fine higher.

I am in Edmonton :-/

haha yeah I commented on it. Pretty lucky you got to keep your license!
I've been to San Diego a couple of times, beautiful, and warm place!!
Just watch out for the potholes here! haha
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Dr. Anthony on February 06, 2014, 10:43:19 PM
Hahaha - I moved up here for work - My company took over a project here and i got shipped out.

You saw that thread on 1addicts about my ticket here???? I ended up getting a hefty $600-$700 fine... They wanted to suspend my license, but since i was still carrying a California one and hadn't switched to an Alberta operators permit, they had no jurisdiction, so just made my fine higher.

I am in Edmonton :-/

haha yeah I commented on it. Pretty lucky you got to keep your license!
I've been to San Diego a couple of times, beautiful, and warm place!!
Just watch out for the potholes here! haha

I think i'll be going to sandiego in march for a week.
wife wants to go somewhere warm.
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: SOL403 on February 07, 2014, 12:31:59 AM
Welcome to AB! Awesome 1 you got there
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: e90nate on February 07, 2014, 06:37:58 AM
welcome! great looking 1er!
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: MM135 on February 08, 2014, 03:05:30 PM
Thanks for the welcomes and compliments on the car everyone - looking forward to meeting the local BMW community!

So when is this snow supposed to subside?? The car has been parked in the garage and hasnt moved since OCTOBER! Im going stir crazy here

I am looking forward to getting out on the track at Castrol Raceway though, seems to be the only place around lcoally where you can actually strectch the cars legs???

@ Anthony: San Diego will be an amazing trip, there is so much to do there! Also, within 45 minutes of San Diego is one of the BEST driving roads in western north america! Look up "Palomar Mountain" - its a race course open to the public, about 10 total miles of road and it is INTENSE - youll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Californian in Canada!
Post by: Sparkie on February 08, 2014, 03:13:18 PM
Welcome and great 135i!

If you have cali tags too the parking guys cant touch you either haha, so don't pay them if you get em!

This is a little unseasonally cold at the moment (the stir crazy thing is normal dont sweat it lol) but it should start to get to about -5 for the high (seasonal) and near zero in march, climbing in April. I would leave the 135i parked until late April or May though - the roads are just nasty in the spring. All the sand and gravel dumped on the roads tends to come back to haunt us...

Oh, and Edmonton = pothole city haha. Just keep an extra eye out for em when cruising, the city usually doesn't get around to fixing the majority of them until July/August, its just too overwhelming for the crews.

Cant wait to see you at a meet, love the hood!