Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by texson66, Dec 10, 2009.
Looks like fun...if I were a few years younger.
Looks like fun. I would try it but here in PA I would be swallowed by a pot hole before getting 100 feet
A few years off the old body, and I might have tried something like that at one time. Here is where my second favorite motorcycle running road is; Beartooth Pass south of Red Lodge Montana. Me and a few friends used to ride that bugger in the summer "just for the fun of it", up to the summit, take a break, have a beer we had brought along, turn around and do it all in reverse back to Billings. That would be a good run for a rig like that.
(This is from a "tourist blurb on the road)
The Beartooth All-American Road passes through The Beartooth Corridor. It is one of the highest and most rugged areas in the lower 48 states, with 20 peaks reaching over 12,000 feet in elevation. In the surrounding mountains, glaciers are found on the north flank of nearly every mountain peak over 11,500 feet high. The Road itself is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.
It is considered the most beuatiful alpine road in all America which isn't inside of a national park. The Going to The Sun probably gets the nod, but it is inside Glacier National Park.
That looks pretty intense - those hairpin turns, the first time I thought he was gonna lose it! Talk about a gamble though, looks like fun!
I thought that it was a closed course, but all the traffic soon dispelled that notion! When he passes the cycle at the end, the bike passenger does a double take!
That is what I thought at the beginning too, since those other cars were parked off to the side and watching him leave, but then he started meeting things coming up and the final motorcycle (double take) did that idea in. He must have had a real control of braking and slowing that isn't that obvious to the outside observer. I know the friction he created in some of the hairpins was understandable, like a skier, but still.
Great clip "tex", I sent it to my sons and one already emailed me a "WOW".
I'm adding this to my list...of things NOT to do. I've never been much of a thrill seeker, and what this guy is doing is beyond anything I'd be willing to try. I'm putting this just ahead of skydiving and just behind bungee jumping.
For some reason I think I would feel safer doing that than driving down Mammoth Pass on US 50 in Southern Colorado. 13,000 feet to a few thousand in what seemed like way to soon! Worried about the brakes all the way down to the valley. I think it was Mammoth Pass, too busy watching the little white line on the side of the road to notice.
That has got to be one of the most effective ways to travel without burning up fuel.
Just one question...
...how the hell do you STOP!?