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Old 11-12-2007, 11:02 PM   #826
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I may have been in a car, but this is definitely on my list to ride. This is I 60 in New Mexico, near the Very Large Array (VLA) radiotelescope.





you mean this part of NM?
(yes, also along hwy 60)


I was on my way to West Fest 07.... being in a car would not have been too bad... for me, the long straight stretches are kinda boring on a bike or a car either way...
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:48 PM   #827
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Yup - That's the one! I think I saw all of three other vehicles while on the San Agustin Basin. I thought the roads leading up to it were kinda nice and curvy. But that is one long, straight piece of asphalt
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:29 AM   #828
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:40 AM   #829
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Yes, this is a highway in North Himachal Pradesh state of India.
The 'road' as you see goes into the icy river for a while before becomin dry again
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:06 AM   #830
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Buntine Highway Northern Territory Australia

Long and very lonely bit of road outback Australia
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:28 PM   #831
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Wow, you rode the world's highest passenger train. I'm envious.

Is it true that the cars are pressurized?

Did you get chance to travel south form Lhasa?

Yes the cars have oxygen pumped into them.
Most of the height gain is overnight so you wake up to the hissing of the vents first thing in the morning and they stay on pretty much all the way into Lhasa in the evening.
Unfortunately did not have time to go south toward the Himalayas.
I have a vague plan to go back and cycle (probably push bike) between Lhasa and Katmandhu on the 'friendship highway'
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:03 PM   #832
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:14 PM   #833
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #834
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Long and very lonely bit of road outback Australia


We have a winner! That is the hottest, longest, loneliest road that I never want to ride on!! What was the temp? 120F?
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #835
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Long and very lonely bit of road outback Australia
And it is a washboard! If it wasn't loose when you started it well be by the end!
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:49 PM   #836
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Sometimes this comes on as my desktop, and I sit there, staring.



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Old 11-15-2007, 06:58 PM   #837
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Heading south from Darwin 1st day of trip. Saw this storm and turned back to Elliot (20klm) for the night.

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #838
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i see all these straight highways and wonder what they would be like at full speed. do u have to worry about speed enforcement? are all the other vehicles you see engaged in a top speed run?

is it just a desolate free for all?

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Old 11-15-2007, 08:41 PM   #839
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We have a winner! That is the hottest, longest, loneliest road that I never want to ride on!! What was the temp? 120F?
Here's a pic of the same road but I zoomed the camera in 10x. It went on like this for 40 or 50 klm's before I found a slight bend in the road then it looked the same again
Keep the speed up and you don't notice the corrugations. I saw many roads like this on my Top End Tour recently. Read about in Ride Reports if interested...
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #840
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Nevada


Mon Valley ahead


Baja, north of Coco's


Dempster


Cassiar


I have so many of these empty road pics. Most people think they are boring pics, but I keep clicking away. These long lonely roads are always calling my name.
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