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Old October 21st, 2013, 05:35 PM   #461
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No, "fiume" means river: Fiume Nilo (River Nile), Fiume Danubio (River Danube)... the equivalent to German "bach" in Italian is "torrente" or "ruscello".

"Rio" is considered archaic in Italian and not used any more. It survives in some dialects, though.
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yeah,i forgot torrente - and i saw it so many times
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:06 AM   #463
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Old October 27th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #464
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Old November 10th, 2013, 01:48 AM   #465
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 11:24 PM   #466
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Old February 5th, 2014, 08:27 AM   #467
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Old February 5th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #468
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Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Colorado, USA

The summit of the Mount Evan, Colorado is reached by a paved road. That road, open only between late May and early September, reaches the incredible height of 4310m, making it the highest paved road in North America and one of the highest in the World (probably only Tibet and Andes break that record). The road is 45 km long.

https://maps.google.it/maps?q=mount+...Evans&t=m&z=15

(Unfortunately, like many parts of rural America, Street View has poor resoluton.)









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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #469
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I didn't even know about that road, and it is even higher than famous Pikes Peak (not far away), but road must be a lot less steep, 45 km long instead of 30
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Pikes Peak highway, Colorado, USA

The 2nd highest road in North America is the one leading to the top of the Pikes Peak. It's 31km long and its highest point it's at 4302m. It's a toll road and every year a famous automobile and motorcycle rally takes part there.



















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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #471
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Dalton highway, Alaska, USA

The Dalton highway is a 666km (sic, no pun!) long gravel road connecting the city of Fairbanks, in central Alaska, to the oil fields on the Arctic ocean coast. It runs through the endless tundra with absolutely nothing in the middle, except a gas station roughly halfway. It's one of the most remote roads in the world and the northernmost road in North America. Its northernmost terminus is just a bit south than North Cape, Norway. This road is used year-round, mostly by trucks heading to the oil fields, but, especially in summer, also by some tourists in search of adventure in the wilderness.
Some episodes of the TV series "ice road truckers" are set there.

While the Alaskan tundra is mostly flat, in its northernmost section, the road has to climb the Atigun pass, at 1444m. This is the most difficult point (but also the most scenic): in winter temperatures can drop below -50°C and having a brekdown here with nobody around means sure death.













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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:20 AM   #472
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You shouldn't die on the Dalton, there is nobody who stays there but plenty of traffic who will help you

That said I remember a magazine article in Car & Driver way back when, late 90's, they travelled the road and talked to people on the way. Apparently there were several derelict cars flipped over on the roadside, people just left them since towing them to a town would be more expensive than the value of the car
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My cousin who visited most of Africa in the past 10 years said that in some remotes areas of the Sahara he raw rusty relicts of cars abandoned around. In the past travellers used old cars to explore the desert and abandoned them when they had issues because it would be too costly to tow them.

In African countries they probably have other problems to care about, but I think that in the USA, as well in Europe, abandoning a vehicle without declaring it would be an offence. The only way to get away with that is destroying the plates and car's documents and report your vehicle stolen.
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Road to Monte San Simeone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

The road from the village of Bordano to the peak of the Monte San Simeone is not among the most famous Alpine roads but nevertheless is very interesting.
https://maps.google.it/maps?q=bordan...&ved=0CJkBELYD
The road climbs from around 300m to 1200m in 11km. There are many harpin turns, 9 of them are built inside very narrow tunnels, a particolarity featured also in the Passo San Boldo (Veneto).
The speed limit is only 10kph.
In many stretches, where there are no trees on the side, the landscape is very beautiful and, with good weather, you can see the wide Tagliamento river and part of the Friuli's plain.















































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So you need more than two hours to get up and down? The speed limit is ridiculous, but the road seems interesting, especially views and tunnel portals.
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So you need more than two hours to get up and down? The speed limit is ridiculous, but the road seems interesting, especially views and tunnel portals.
In some places you can go more than 10, obviously, but not too much. You would probably use only the 1st and 2nd gear on that road. Maybe a 20kph speed limit would be more reasonable but, considering moments when you have to stop to let oncoming traffic pass, the average speed is very low.
It's possible to get a speeding fine while cycling downhill!
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Since the opening of the Quingzang railway (China), this is no longer the highest railway in the world. Opened in 2006, it reaches the altitude of 5072m at the Tanggula pass.
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