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Discussion in 'Photos' started by MiteyF, Sep 11, 2011.
Shall I start? Hwy 89A, somewhere in Utah.
Road to Point Sublime, Grand Canyon, North Rim.
Mckenzie Pass, Orygun.
Much further west, the road to Harlan, off Highway 20...
So I turn up in Australia (from CA) full of romantic dreams of on/off road adventures and go and buy a brand new BMW F800GS (Doh!) to live out my Ewan/Charlie fantasies. After a few rides on my shiny new toy I began to realize that there didn't seem to be any decent roads in the vicinity of Sydney NSW. It wasn't helped by the fact that my ass was destroyed after only 60Km of riding the GS....ouch. Anyways, my rectum toughened up and I was able to go a little further afield but still no joy. I was hurting. And it wasn't my ass. I came from some of the most incredible canyon roads in Southern CA to a seemingly void venue. I was distraught and wasn't afraid of expressing my disgust. Some of the guys in work took pity and decided to educate me.
OK - it was still a good hours ride out of Sydney before we hit anything mildly interesting but when we did.....oh my.....
Coming down MacQuarie Pass I decided to turn around and have another go. Something snapped. I went nucking futs. It felt like I could finally get my razor sharp claws on a 4 month itch. Irresponsible? Yes. Gratifying? You have no idea! I don't ride like this all the time but by golly, I had to get it out of my system. Enjoy the ride.
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In the US, people see a bike approach and get out of the way. Thank you. In OZ they go out of their way to block you. Not good when you have a bee in your bonnet like I did.
So that's my select - MacQuarie pass, NSW - best biking road I've ridden on so far (with Bouquet Cyn in Santa Clarita, CA coming in close second. Third spot goes to HWY1, CA between San Luis Obispo and Carmel)
the unpaved part of the way to the top and down of Mount Washington, NH.
a magical experience!
The Snake - Mulholland
Hwy 395 - near Mono Lake (and beyond)
And, this one is just too much for words:
After riding this one:
We all looked like this:
yes, lots of , quite a few
Does that trail end up at an old uranium mine? I can't remember the name of the trail that we did in the Jeep several years ago, but it looked kind of like that.
Thanks to MiteyF! I'm really enjoying this thread and especially the WRT pics. I had a great ride in Peru back in April:
Got to ride some nice switchbacks (there is only one road in the picture)...
and some nice sheer cliffs...
Rented a BMW, Schnebly Rd Sedona, AZ
View from the top was good. My sister enjoyed catching some air on the way down.
Took 89A to return the bike.
Yep the Hogsback, excellent road down through Escalante staircase
i've been on that road...yummy.
mattole rd, lost coast, nor cal.