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Old October 3rd, 2007, 06:16 PM   #61
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 09:49 PM   #62
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Nice Alaskan Pics, David, Thanks!

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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #63
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The James Bay Road / Route de la Baie James

Another virtual tour from Canada (Quebec). This time it's the James Bay Road, the only road leading to the Hudson Bay (its southernmost part is called James Bay). It actually doesn't reach it, but a few roads branching off it, do. Click here, I'm sure you'll like it!

Beginning of the James Bay Road, just outside Matagami:




No fuel for 500 km (300 mi):


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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #64
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No fuel for 500 km (300 mi):
Wow, you're really ****ed up if you miss that sign.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #65
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I know the site it's amazing. Although 500km without fuel possibilities is extreme. I guess there is no cellphone coverage in that area too. What if you run low on fuel or have a breakdown?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #66
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I know the site
I'm sure you do! It's great, but it covers the whole length (which is great, of course!), so I don't know how else to present it than just putting link and a couple of photos (like the beginning), I feel stupid to just copy-paste everything! Any suggestions?
Oh, when did you discover the website? I discovered it only recently (not that it's hard to find it though).

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Although 500km without fuel possibilities is extreme. I guess there is no cellphone coverage in that area too. What if you run low on fuel or have a breakdown?
That exact sign is situated on the James Bay Road, but I think it refers to the Trans-Taiga Road. Otherwise you can see pix of phone signs every now and then. Running low on fuel: considering you know what's waiting for you, you just can't afford it, period! I've read pretty much of that website, if you have a breakdown (that's not sth you can really have influence on), you don't get away with it easily, it costs a lot, and you have to get tyres flown in, if that's the problem.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #67
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Oh, when did you discover the website? I discovered it only recently (not that it's hard to find it though).
I saw the link once on SSC or the Dutch Motorway & Traffic forum
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #68
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Maybe I should just post a little more photos, so it doesn't look that stupid?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #69
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Ah what the heck, you won't get comments by just putting a link, so I'll just post some more pictures of it. These pics are now mine.











































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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #70
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That 500 km fuel sign is almost scary... Some car tanks are even not big enough to get that far!

And amazing such extreme lonely roads (I presume) are that wide build up. You sure wouldn't expect that...
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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #71
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That sign IS scary, although you'll hardly find a car with tank smaller than that. And cars that consume more, have bigger tanks, don't they? But god forbid you take some branch of the main road, then you can take a lot more kilometers!

And I wonder how much money goes into removing thick snow.
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A little bit of Turkmenistan (from west to east):



















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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #73
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They constructed some new motorways around Ashgabat. Check it on Google Earth.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #74
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I've noticed them, I'm up-to-date. 8 lanes!
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Wow, you're really ****ed up if you miss that sign.
Imagine someone removes it.
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Continuing in Uzbekistan:

Border with Turkmenistan:

































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No cyrillic signs in Uzbekistan?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #78
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No cyrillic signs in Uzbekistan?
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Until 1992, Uzbek almost everywhere continued to be written using the Cyrillic alphabet, but now in Uzbekistan the Latin script has been officially re-introduced, although the use of Cyrillic is still widespread. The deadline in Uzbekistan for making this transition has been repeatedly changed. The latest deadline was 2005, but was shifted once again to provide a few more years.

Already education in many areas of in Uzbekistan is in the latin script,[2] and in 2001 the latin script began being used for currency[3] Since 2004 official websites have switched over to using the latin script when writing in Uzbek.[4][5][6] Most street signs are also in the new latin script.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbek_l...riting_systems


Also sth about the Kazakh language:
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In October of 2006, Nursultan Nazarbaev, the president of Kazakhstan, brought up the topic of using the Latin alphabet instead of the Cyrillic alphabet as the official script for Kazakh in Kazakhstan.[3][4] A Kazakh government study released in September 2007 said that Kazakhstan could feasibly switch to a Latin script over a 10 to 12 year period, for a cost of $300 million.[5] The shift to the Latin alphabet is seen both as a way of furthering Kazakhstan's decolonization project and more deeply integrating the country into the global information economy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh_...Writing_system

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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #79
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some more remote highways.
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And this is the KKH in pakistan leading to China( passes some 850 kms in the great Himalayas finally rising to 4700+m....the highest border crossing in the world.)
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From Lahore to Islamabad in Pakistan...passes through some scantily populated areas of Salt range.

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