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#385891 - 09/03/08 10:51 PM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: Whip]  
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 Originally Posted By: Whip
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OK--you win. I just "drove" it using Google Earth--guess what? There was a huge avalanche completely covering the road a few miles south of Ouray! Cool. What a majestic road--gotta ride it some day. You sure don't get any idea of what it would be like looking at Garmin Mapsource!!

(or maybe that was an avalanche "tunnel"?)


Prolly the tunnel

Headin North on a nice day..



you couldnt pay me to ride that road. Holy #


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#385900 - 09/03/08 11:04 PM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: onmyrt]  
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Pikes Peak Road above Glen Cove. Wet, dry, does not matter.
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#385907 - 09/03/08 11:12 PM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: yabadabapal]  
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 Originally Posted By: yabadabapal
 Originally Posted By: Whip
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OK--you win. I just "drove" it using Google Earth--guess what? There was a huge avalanche completely covering the road a few miles south of Ouray! Cool. What a majestic road--gotta ride it some day. You sure don't get any idea of what it would be like looking at Garmin Mapsource!!

(or maybe that was an avalanche "tunnel"?)


Prolly the tunnel

Headin North on a nice day..



you couldnt pay me to ride that road. Holy #


It's really not a big deal. The road surface is great, the lanes are wide, there's not a single "gotcha" curve on the whole road, and the scenery is fantastic.


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#385910 - 09/03/08 11:18 PM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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Paul,
You brought up memories of my life in Mexico. It was 1970 on a 1970 K0 Honda CB750. I was young and stupid and would jump on my bike and race down a dark country road at break neck speeds (sometimes under the influence of mescal or pulque, I'm afraid). As the years went by I reflected on those roads; no painted lines, no fences to keep out the burros, pigs, dogs etc. and people actually sleeping on the pavement on cold winter nights when the surface of the road was still warm from the day. I'll never forget an evening run up the backside to Taxco, Mexico. I came around the tightest of turns trying to get back to my small room after a long ride from Zihuatanejo and almost ran over half a dozen indians sitting around a fire in the middle of the road. They scattered, I screamed and as I continued on my way, my heart was pounding from the event. Aaah, those were the days!
Bruce

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#385948 - 09/04/08 12:18 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: onmyrt]  
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State Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass in the Sierras. So narrow and steep, trucks, buses and RV's are not allowed. Closed in winter. A memorable motorcycle road.

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#385952 - 09/04/08 12:22 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: AZKomet]  
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 Originally Posted By: AZKomet
Highway (yeah right) 34 Costa Rica

Mekong River access road Vientiane Laos into Mekong Knong Khai

Travel Route from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Cambodia

99th Ave between Glendale Rd and Van Buren St. once was deemed one of the deadliest highways in U.S.


Oh yeah...the Pan Am highway in Central America!!! Whooooaaaaa!!! That was scary!


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#385967 - 09/04/08 12:56 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: AZKomet]  
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It was the "Devils Backbone" in mainland Mexico. The road wasn't that "dangerous" except for no guard rails and it was very narrow. The other drivers were the problem (as in all of these road stories). Average driver speeds ranged from 5 mph to 105 mph...all in the same turn! It also was a very heavy trucking route. 18 wheelers had NO regard to lane selection...they owned the road and proved it many times.

Try to find the road in this picture. Trust me, it's there




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#385979 - 09/04/08 01:18 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: AZKomet]  
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 Originally Posted By: AZKomet
Oh yeah...the Pan Am highway in Central America!!! Whooooaaaaa!!! That was scary!
Ooh, how could I forget RTA 40 in Argentina, several hundred miles of evil deep river gravel. They say somebody dies on it every week and it's quite lightly traveled as it is in the deserted south central part of the country. One of our party came off and broke his neck, had to be taken out by ambulance then 2 aircraft relays and ended up spending several months in a hospital down there. He made a pretty good recovery in the end.

#385983 - 09/04/08 01:36 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: onmyrt]  
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Either State Road 415 or 520, in the afternoon in the summer after a thunderstorm, with everyone behind a steering wheel drunk, drowsy, or both; two lanes, slimy slick asphalt, hauling ass back from New Smyrna or Cocoa Beach to Orlando.


The Transplant Trails.


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06 K1200R- painfully crashed.
09 R1200GS- carefully ridden.


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#385991 - 09/04/08 02:01 AM Re: Most Dangerous Road You've Ever Ridden [Re: onmyrt]  
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Just outside Branson, MO on the way to the Blitz to Branson.

Regarding the "You couldn't pay me....." comment about 550 going towards Red Mountain. I paid good money to get there to ride!


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