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post #91 of 99

I used to run radar and laser detectors in my faster cars of the past.  It's only safe when you have another car to follow or at least some other traffic not too far ahead of you.  If you've got the road to yourself the cop will pulse you and you're caught before you can slow down enough when the detector screams.  But, you probably already know that.  Safety in numbers hahaha..

post #92 of 99

nice to find a drive that the posted speed limit isn't the limiting factor .

Just did hwy 36 - Redbluff to Fortuna, California about 175 miles of  empty twisty highway. 55 mph limit but its almost all tight corners. Highly recommend it, if you have a road toy 

post #93 of 99
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nice to find a drive that the posted speed limit isn't the limiting factor .

Just did hwy 36 - Redbluff to Fortuna, California about 175 miles of  empty twisty highway. 55 mph limit but its almost all tight corners. Highly recommend it, if you have a road toy 

 

HA, I just mentioned that very stretch of road in another thread.  I drove the same road the same direction back in May and was joking about grinding the tread off my tires.  It's like those sharp curve/hairpin turn sections up some mountains that only last a few miles...except it's a relentless 3 hours!  

 

I actually got a small blister on the heel of my strong hand from the constant use of the steering wheel for so long.

That was a first!  Driving gloves aren't just for show, after all...

post #94 of 99

haven't even washed the car yet to check but I expect my tires won't look so new now either.

I was surprised by how well the road was maintained. Freshly paved in a number of sections and the rocks from many of the small falls appeared to have been swept off.

Looked to me like there must be more highway crew vehicles using it than the dozen or so motorcyclists I passed. California could charge admission for that road. 

post #95 of 99
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California could charge admission for that road. 

 

I had 2 guys in Redding caution me independently of one another not to have passengers in the car (lest they get sick) if I went that way.  I kind of mentally rolled my eyes.....and I would now caution anyone else heading that way NOT to have passengers in the car.

post #96 of 99

My wife was worn out from all the bracing and hanging on required but i think she was too focused on  the potential drops on some of those turns to think about motion sickness. I don't think I would enjoy it as a passenger.

post #97 of 99
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My wife was worn out from all the bracing and hanging on required but i think she was too focused on  the potential drops on some of those turns to think about motion sickness. I don't think I would enjoy it as a passenger.


Ever wonder how things would go if you had a front tire blow out while ripping a switchback along a huge drop off?

post #98 of 99
That only happens to the other guy.
post #99 of 99
I drove in Ecuador 20 years back and was drifting my sister inlaws Nissian Sentra at 60/65 mph in the mountains huge drop offs no guard rails. The un nerving part was the bus passing me going even faster. And yes they lift the inside wheels in corners at those speeds and also pass inside or outside on those blind two lane corners :0

Lesson do not ride the bus, those drivers are nuts.
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