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Berto 11-24-2011 02:14 PM

He's from Florida. Lucky that he made it that far:lol3

baloneyskin daddy 11-24-2011 03:15 PM

Those tires must be for swamp runnin.

NC Scott 11-24-2011 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by melville (Post 17375553)
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.

Kool Stop pads = modulation. Modern cable brakes are fine if you use the right pads.

joints4sale 11-24-2011 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJ_92606 (Post 17371828)
Someone say Stelvio? :evil:D Drove it back in March '10. Yeap, lots of slow speed switchbacks, but no trees blocking sightlines and much better drivers and riders and plenty of open high speed sections.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...0/IMG_2009.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...0/IMG_1879.JPG



https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...0/IMG_1904.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A...0/IMG_2017.JPG

In an ///M3 at that. Must have been fun.

IheartmyNx 11-24-2011 07:33 PM

Was that the road GoldFinger was filmed on? :D

Beto 11-24-2011 07:39 PM

Not on Stelvio... nor on 2 wheels...



<IFRAME height=480 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LWLbu1wIIEo?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=640 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>


Sorry for the threadjack... had to post it.

Beto 11-24-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IheartmyNx (Post 17377152)
Was that the road GoldFinger was filmed on? :D


Furka Pass:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furka_pass

IheartmyNx 11-24-2011 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beto (Post 17377184)
Not on Stelvio... nor on 2 wheels...
Sorry for the threadjack... had to post it.


I love that vid... But he went left of center, so that automatically makes him a dick, and the vid sucky...

Sorry, not my rules.

oh well...

PFFOG 11-24-2011 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinc2 (Post 17372365)
Beautiful road - fun to ride for sure. While I haven't been there, I've ridden many of the passes in the area. My point is just I don't think it's one of the premier motorcycle roads available. There are way more fun roads in Colorado and Utah. And with less traffic too.

Don't get me wrong - I love riding the passes in the Alps - who wouldn't! The scenery is magnificent. I love the area. I just think Stelvio is overrated because it makes such a great picture.


I agree with the Stelvio being Europe's dragon, an over rated ride. But if you count the W side of the the pass, I disagree with the first part, it you like tight and technical, there is noting in the US to compare in quantity and quality of roads.

mhpr262 11-25-2011 01:25 AM

Stelvio is just as overrun with octogenarians in VW Golfs and RVs as the Dragon, at least in summer.

But, yes, there are some great roads in the Alps - from my three days in the Alps RR:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...r/DSCN1015.jpg

Too_Tall 11-25-2011 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhpr262 (Post 17378215)
But, yes, there are some great roads in the Alps

:evil Indeed!

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/355/img0947large.jpg
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5...g1007large.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1...titchlarge.jpg
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5...g1164large.jpg

Salzig 11-25-2011 04:34 AM

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...our2011335.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by dolomoto (Post 17361682)
Translated: Please!

Don't loose your mind.
Enjoy life.



End about the Stelvio, yes there are a lot of good and less crowded roads in the Alps, but I have to ride it once or twice a year. :thumb

Censport 11-25-2011 09:33 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

The why-on-Earth-do-people-put-those-tires-on-motorcycles discussion, or the what-application-would-those-tires-be-used-for-if-they-weren't-on-ruined-motorcycles discussion? :lol3

Thinc2 11-25-2011 09:56 PM

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LznV1LFnie...0/img_2115.jpg
Disclaimer:I'm not 100% sure this is on the Dragon...

Beto 11-26-2011 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Censport (Post 17383431)
What-application-would-those-tires-be-used-for-if-they-weren't-on-ruined-motorcycles discussion? :lol3


Those tires are for the Everglades... :wink:


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