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Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« on: September 29, 2007, 11:33:07 am »
Got this mail with weird and crazy roads
Have anyone ever been on them or seen wierder one's


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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 11:53:46 am »
Daai laaste shot kan lekker wees op my GT :)
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 02:22:52 pm »
The twisties look coooool!
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 06:57:55 am »
Man - I'm not too sure about that underwater thingy they've got going there - what happens when it floods?
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 07:05:01 am »
I think the first tunnel one is in Denmark or that region. For real.
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 02:40:26 pm »
I think the first tunnel one is in Denmark or that region. For real.


Yup I think it is Denmark..


the twisties could be in the Alps








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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 05:59:10 pm »
First photo- Not sure when it was taken but there are completed roads like that in the Florida Keys.

Snow and Bus photo-  There's a mountain near here on the American side of the border where it's like that in the spring time.  The photo is not that mountain but it is similar.

Twisties thru mountains-  For the life of me I can't recall the name but it's a famous pass in Europe.  A friend of mine went on one of the Edelweiss tours and went thru there.

Ahhhhhhhhh...just remembered it!  The Stelvio Pass.
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 08:31:21 pm »
Been to the florida keys and never seen a road like that. Someone must know where it is ?  Suspense is killing  :o :o
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 10:20:35 pm »
If you're driving from the north of Florida to the keys, near the keys they have "causeways" that are like that.  Water is shallow so it's fairly easy I guess to build them.  The one in the pic looks like it isn't finished yet and I don't know where it is.
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 09:02:37 am »
I can shed some light on one of these...

Somewhere near the North Sea possibly?  Netherlands?

Twisties thru mountains-  For the life of me I can't recall the name but it's a famous pass in Europe.  A friend of mine went on one of the Edelweiss tours and went thru there.

Ahhhhhhhhh...just remembered it!  The Stelvio Pass.
Check out the new Top Gear episode (Season 10, episode 1) - they go in search of the best driving road in the world... and Stelvio Pass won it (by win I mean after driving around Europe for two days, this was the best one they came across)... But I don't think the photo in the first post is from there - it seemed a lot steeper on TV, this road doesn't seem that steep... But watch the Top Gear ep, makes for excellent viewing!  ;)
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 05:26:33 am »
We don't get that show here.  The last photo looks photoshopped to me.   Just my opinion.
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 05:28:32 am »
Google is a wonderfull thing after I googled Stelvio Pass

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=stelvio+pass+photos&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 01:52:25 pm »
The first one is from Malmo in Sweden to Copenhagen in Denmark. The sea is very shallow on the Sweden side thus most of the crossing 2/3 s is via road then to the man made island and tunnel under the very busy sea lane at Copenhagen.

Its a pity for tourists as before you crossed it by ferry (big mother fkr with cars busses and all) and in winter by hovercraft.
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007, 02:12:57 am »
Second try. I'm fairly sure this pass is the one the Tour de France went up 2 or 3 years ago. Lance Armstrong broke the field by pulling several minutes on them going up this hill. You gotta respect that    ;D
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 06:25:40 am »
Second try. I'm fairly sure this pass is the one the Tour de France went up 2 or 3 years ago. Lance Armstrong broke the field by pulling several minutes on them going up this hill. You gotta respect that    ;D

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 06:32:57 am »

the twisties could be in the Alps



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If I'm not mistaken this is Alpe D'Huez in the Pyrenees, also part of the Tour de France
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 01:32:09 pm »
Mark, nope, it is the Stilfserjoch/Pso. dello Stelvio between Switzerland and Italy. (Alpe D'Huez is about an hour from Grenoble... the Pyrenees are a good 6 hours farther south, between France and Spain.)
 
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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007, 09:36:49 pm »
Thanks for the correction, have ridden any of these passes?
 

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Re: Any International Riders ever seen these roads
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2007, 03:19:32 pm »
Thanks for the correction, have ridden any of these passes?

It is on my "to do" list. I almost rode that pass earlier this year, but the weather was bad. Next year for sure.