500 mile loop Phoenix - Globe - Show Low - Payson - Phoenix

It was time for the M3 to get some love. Starting wtih some new tires. New tires means road trip. Perfect timing when Tyson says let’s do a loop to Show Low and back!

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Tyson, a veteran in the high mileage club put 500,000 miles on an Acura Legend. They loved his story so much they gave him a brand new ILX and told him to do it again. Check out his blog at drivetofive.wordpress.com. SoMy M3 is fast approaching the 200k mark, today’s ~500 help get her that much closer.

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The trusty M3 purring along at freeway speed out toward the wilderness desert beauty passing the Superstitions toward Globe
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Left: press car 2015 Lexus RC F, Middle 1998 BMW M3, Right: 2015 Acura TLX
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We stopped for photos right after blazing through the Tunnel above Superior. Not pictured because I was focused on driving and making an awesome racket cacophony of engine noise in there.

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This is one of the most extraordinary twisty roads in Arizona [Upper Salt River Canyon]
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The old and new bridges over the Salt River. There’s a hint of art deco in the old bridge. This is Apache lands – quite beautiful.

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Mieke and I soaking up some sun and enjoying the riverside. Not pictured: all our friends I didn’t take pictures of because I suck.


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My favorite picture of the day the M3 with the twisties in the background


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Beautiful day and way to spend some quality time on the road and enjoy the views.