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Old August 6th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #241
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Col du Galibier

From col du Lautaret, a road goes up to Col du Galibier. It is a particularly challenging pass because of an unusual amount of non-extreme curves. It doesn't have the many switchbacks of other passes.

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iii. Cyclists everywhere. Sometimes they driver dangerously, usually not - opposite from motorbike riders.


iv. A monument to one of their famous (I don't know who the guy is, must be famous to earn a monument :p)


v. Dilapidated house. They should either restore or demolish the thing.


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viii. I tried to wait for a clean shot, but it was impossible. Too many cyclists taking their pics there.


ix. Descending after the summit. There is a small tunnel shortcut 150m lower than the summit

x. Bonus pic: a lower pass on my way to A43
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Old August 6th, 2012, 12:04 PM   #242
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Col d'Iseran

Col d'Iseran is the highest Alpine road pass that matches the following criteria: paved, open to regular road vehicles, and a through-route (e.g., a route connecting two otherwise isolated watersheds).

i. a disused dam near Modane, the start of a long and pretty valley road


ii. the valley road is wide-ish for French standards. No ski stations nearby though.


iii. A quaint, old stone-building city of Bonneval-sur-Arc, the last place where you can go year-round


iv. Bonus: fancy high-6-digit-worth car parked in Bonneval-sur-Arc


v. Parts of the road lack signaling completely


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viii. Bad-ass motorcycles as always


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Old August 6th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #243
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iv. Bonus: fancy high-6-digit-worth car parked in Bonneval-sur-Arc
A Lotus Elise. The electrical version sells for € 108.000 in the Netherlands. The non-electrical version costs € 57.000.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #244
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A Lotus Elise. The electrical version sells for € 108.000 in the Netherlands. The non-electrical version costs € 57.000.
Oh, I was thinking some like € 400.000
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Old August 6th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #245
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that sign must be new,last year it wasnt there
the best thing is you take a hotel in valloire and stand up realy early - then you are the first on the galibier and completely alone
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Old August 6th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #246
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Old August 6th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #247
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the fedaia has imo the most beautiful top of the pass,no wonder the marmolada glacier is there and this beautiful lake



is this a picture taken this year?cause i have a pic of the same sign but much more stickers on it

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Old August 6th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #248
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I think they should create some "official sticker board" near the passes, a big one, then let people glue their sticker there, instead of vandalizing the road signs.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #249
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is this a picture taken this year?cause i have a pic of the same sign but much more stickers on it
I took it a couple of weeks ago.
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I think they should create some "official sticker board" near the passes, a big one, then let people glue their sticker there, instead of vandalizing the road signs.
or just kick their asses so they wouldn do that ever again - or hit hes head against the sign,for every sticker one hit

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A Lotus Elise. The electrical version sells for € 108.000 in the Netherlands. The non-electrical version costs € 57.000.
My photo from the Geneva Motor Show 2005:

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Old August 6th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #252
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Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse



























and a very special souvenir from this ride
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Old August 6th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #253
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Ouch € 17.50 for a passenger car to drive that road.
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Our highest road costs 5 euros.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #256
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Our highest road costs 5 euros.
What is it?
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Old August 6th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #257
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http://goo.gl/maps/wJkfv

It goes to 2,055 m. Italians built it, we paved it.
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It goes to 2,055 m. Italians built it, we paved it.
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It was built in 1938.
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