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Thinc2 11-24-2011 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by geg (Post 17372951)
:rofl:rofl:rofl

I think I've ridden enough Alpine passes to know what a switchback connected to the next rides like. Or maybe living in a small village in the middle of the Swiss Alps for three years just didn't give me a good feel for the roads there.

But you are right - I should have known better than to get sucked into the discussion. Hijack ended.

BK 11-24-2011 06:49 AM

Hope it's ok to post killboy pics in this thread.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g9tMh8En03...0/img_3864.jpg

Sutherngintelmen 11-24-2011 06:59 AM

Stelvio pic is stunning - and I'd love to ride it one day. :yum

That section seems like a dozen drag races bookended by tight radius 180's. Doesn't appear to be fantastic riding to these eyes. :hmmmmm

Boon Booni 11-24-2011 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by dolomoto (Post 17365677)
US129 was much more fun to ride when the speed limit was higher (wasn't it 55mph thru the 90's?) Now, it's just a parade most days.

I liked Stelvio much better that US129.

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While that looks like fun, especially because of the scenery, it doesn't seem to have the same variety that Deals Gap does. I'm sure it's fun when you've got the whole thing to yourself, just like the Gap is.

geg 11-24-2011 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Thinc2 (Post 17373238)
I think I've ridden enough Alpine passes to know what a switchback connected to the next rides like. Or maybe living in a small village in the middle of the Swiss Alps for three years just didn't give me a good feel for the roads there.

But you are right - I should have known better than to get sucked into the discussion. Hijack ended.

my point being.... hard to make a statement / pass an opinion on something you admit never having done... it does make you seem a bit silly wouldn't you agree?
and yes, most alpine passes are pretty much the same (or similar at least) they are all (in my opinion) tons more fun than Deals Gap

slartidbartfast 11-24-2011 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Thinc2 (Post 17373238)
I think I've ridden enough Alpine passes to know what a switchback connected to the next rides like. Or maybe living in a small village in the middle of the Swiss Alps for three years just didn't give me a good feel for the roads there.

Maybe it's only special if it's different from what you have close to home :dunno.

LuciferMutt 11-24-2011 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by trophymoto (Post 17371673)
just to play devils advocate..... brakes are much harder to modulate on a bicycle...... just saying


Cable brakes are. Good hydraulic disc brakes are fabulous in this regard.

Ritalin Boy 11-24-2011 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by slartidbartfast (Post 17373616)
Maybe it's only special if it's different from what you have close to home :dunno.


We have a winner. :clap

So.. Unless you have some good pics of folks wadding it up in a snowbank.....

:1drink

Thinc2 11-24-2011 09:33 AM

it's not a snowbank, but it might revive the tire discussion:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-96OacMq5hv...0/img_0983.jpg

Aussijussi 11-24-2011 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Thinc2 (Post 17374346)
it's not a snowbank, but it might revive the tire discussion:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-96OacMq5hv...0/img_0983.jpg

:huh:huh

OldPete 11-24-2011 01:07 PM

Belongs in WTF picture thread too. :lol3

melville 11-24-2011 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuciferMutt (Post 17373628)
Quote:

Originally Posted by trophymoto
http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net...s/viewpost.png just to play devils advocate..... brakes are much harder to modulate on a bicycle...... just saying

Cable brakes are. Good hydraulic disc brakes are fabulous in this regard.

Modern cable brakes are light switches. Old Campy, Modolo, Superbe Pro have great modulation. A lot of control has been lost because the Japanese thought we cyclists wanted to stop, when we really only wanted to slow down.

EJ_92606 11-24-2011 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by slartidbartfast (Post 17372532)
Oh yeah, there's another 30-odd switchbacks and many miles of great roads making up the whole of Stelvio Pass but not seen in that photo.

More photos and videos of Stelvio Pass here

Ya, the whole other side of the mountain!

slartidbartfast 11-24-2011 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinc2 (Post 17374346)
it's not a snowbank, but it might revive the tire discussion:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-96OacMq5hv...0/img_0983.jpg

Those tires would work well on my lawn tractor - but not on a motorcycle

Boon Booni 11-24-2011 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by slartidbartfast (Post 17375758)
Those tires would work well on my lawn tractor - but not on a motorcycle

Probably wouldn't work that well on the tractor either. :lol3


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