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    THIS is a switch back! Few exist in N America


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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    THIS is a switch back! Few exist in N America
    You don't make it out to the west coast, much, do you.

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    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You don't make it out to the west coast, much, do you.

    That pic does not do the corner justice, you can see on the edge of the pic, the wall of a tunnel, one lane, with a bend in it, if you are on the r h side of the road coming out of the tunnel, you will NOT make this turn, unless you are a trials rider.

    I have not been to the far coast, but done Rockies a few times, but I know several people that have been up and down the left coast and then did Europe, all agree that is is MUCH tighter there.

    Here is another, a wide one.
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    Riding up Mt. Charleston, NV. for breakfast

    Away we go...1991 K100RS


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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You don't make it out to the west coast, much, do you.
    One day, when I'm too old to ride challenging roads.

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    OK, the switchbacks on this road are not as tight as that pictured by pffog and there are not all that many. Still, the road is lots of fun when you catch it without traffic.

    Portions of California 4 over Ebbetts Pass heading west to east.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    OK, the switchbacks on this road are not as tight as that pictured by pffog and there are not all that many. Still, the road is lots of fun when you catch it without traffic. Portions of California 4 over Ebbetts Pass heading west to east.
    Way cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    OK, the switchbacks on this road are not as tight as that pictured by pffog and there are not all that many.
    Having viewed many videos put out by someone on one of the forums (this one as well), what I noticed were the vast plains between mountain ranges out west.

    There was none of the tight valleys with peaks and valleys offering steep mountainsides for the roads to built on.

    Differences in topography which is why there is very little need for switchbacks, if any. The roads are far more open based on what I've seen. For example, your Ebbetts Pass road video peaks at 8730 feet, yet you're not having to climb up to it over a short distance. It was so flat...like riding a plateau...and no high peaks on either side of it.

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    Perfect Sept. day north on HWY 93 in Nevada


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    Along CO-141, Aug. 2011

    CO-141 in western Colorado is a great ride. Around every turn another spectacular sight!

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    Fall Colors at Cherohala Skyway

    Visited the Cherohala Skyway on Friday to see the Fall colors......


    And got an early peak at Winter, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    Visited the Cherohala Skyway on Friday to see the Fall colors......
    Nice pics. Your "BMW" has an unusual dash.
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    Upstate NY

    This is from NY State earlier this summer.

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    Smile Riding buddies for 30 years

    Taken on the Talimena Scenic Drive Arkansas/Oklahoma, in early October this year (2011).

    My Concours riding friend and I have been riding together since the mid 70's.

    Worthy of note: I've finally converted him - he bought an 03 K1200RS from Bentonville BMW on the way home & joined the BMWMOA :-).

    The Concours is up for sale . .

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    Mortirolo Pass

    A few pics from the Mortirolo Pass area. We spent a day riding this mountain ridge. Narrow roads with views into different valleys and best of all, zilch in the way of traffic.












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