Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    440
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Look at these roads!

    Just found this, and it's made my hands go all sweaty...

    http://www.waze.com/blog/the-19-most...-in-the-world/

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,325
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Leh–Manali Highway, India

    Think I have been driven along this I have been up the himalayas and stayed in an old army barracks so it would make sense. Either way, yes it was pretty dodgy with equally dodgy driving!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,348
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow al fantastic im sure there's a few folk's on here that travelled those roads.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    7,492
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    drool
    ...

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    IF SCJ SE, Surly LHT, BikeFriday NWT, Cannondale M300, Raleigh 700
    Posts
    4,373
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool link. BTW...Stelvio is sometimes used in the Giro D'Italia.

    This is SR 261 in Utah. Wish the photo were larger. I have driven it. Very scary.

    moki-20050903-1193m.jpeg

  6. #6
    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    That's a joke, ah say, that's a joke, son
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,991
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I wanna do the Trollstigen!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    440
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
    Leh–Manali Highway, India // Think I have been driven along this
    HAH! Did you see the photos in my signature link? Might bring back some memories for you.

  8. #8
    Senior Member cyclist2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Up
    My Bikes
    Masi (retired), Giant TCR, Eisentraut, Jamis Aurora Elite, Zullo (trainer bike), Cannondale, Stumpjumper, Waterford(N+1), Tern D8 (N+1)
    Posts
    2,845
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The bolivian road of death looks nasty, the other photo from the Andes makes my fear of heights kick in. Great link.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bustercrb/sets/72157623483647522/

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    588
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    New life goal, ride on all of these. The Trollstigen and the Stelvio pass look amazing.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,757
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll add Cuesta del Rahue to that list.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-39.3...z=16&t=h&hl=en


  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    western Washington
    My Bikes
    Stella
    Posts
    607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    This is SR 261 in Utah. moki-20050903-1193m.jpeg
    I wonder why it's never been paved; seems like the braking would be more sure on asphalt rather than the gravel. Plus, it would be great on a road bike if paved.

    I drove down it (the Moki Dugway) a few years ago; challenging, but not all that terrifying. I'm glad I wasn't the semi-truck driver whom we met on his way up.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,325
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Al Downie View Post
    HAH! Did you see the photos in my signature link? Might bring back some memories for you.
    That looks like an awesomely epic journey!

  13. #13
    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, New York
    My Bikes
    Surly Disc trucker (DIY), Fuji Reveal 1.0 (DIY MTB), Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,161
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh my! Scary awesomeness

    A.

  14. #14
    Senior Member deepakvrao's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bangalore India
    Posts
    1,471
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Al Downie View Post
    HAH! Did you see the photos in my signature link? Might bring back some memories for you.
    Loved the pics. Dying to do that road and I live in India :-(

  15. #15
    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
    Posts
    6,942
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One wonders how they rated these roads, because there are a couple of dangerous roads in Canada that probably should make that list as well:

    1) The Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road, running from Tuktoyaktuk, NT to Inuvik, NT it actually crosses part of the Arctic Ocean, in Winter the ice is so thick you can drive a fully loaded 53' Transport Truck across it, extremely dangerous in the spring when the ice starts to thin.

    2) Toronto's Basket Weave, linking Highways 401, 404 and the Don Valley Parkway, this one is dangerous because it links the main East/West highway 401, with the only direct North/South access to the city downtown. Considering that Highway 401 at this point is the busiest section of freeway in the world, it should make the list.

  16. #16
    Wheezy Rider Connell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    8,750'
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think they drove Italy's Stelvio Pass (#2) on an episode of Top Gear when they were looking for the world's best driving road. I really don't think I'd want to cycle that Bolivian one, but some of the others look like mega-fun.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  17. #17
    Wanderlust burtonridr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Boise ID
    My Bikes
    Specialized Stumpjumper for MTB and a specialized hardrock for touring
    Posts
    124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those are cool pics
    -Early 90's(maybe late 80's?) specialized hardrock, touring setup
    -2000 specialized stump jumper, trail fun

    **Bike Saddle - The Biggest Pain In Your Butt (would really love your comments, ratings and reviews on Brooks Touring saddles and other saddles) :)

  18. #18
    Senior Member iforgotmename's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    1,545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the link.

  19. #19
    Grace Johnson Grace Johnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Al, thanks for showing your pictures from Ladakh!
    BicycleTraveler is a free digital magazine on international bicycle touring. www.bicycletraveler.nl

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •