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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #21
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Mountains of 1900m below sea level. Hmm, how low would the valleys be?

Nice pics anyway. I'm going to have a look if I can find any more pics on my computer
1,900 metres below the see level? The Netherlands are like Tibet in comparison with Albania.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #22
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Just love that one:

Notice speed limit up ahead:



We can speed up...



...but are we able?



Pics by pmaciej7, this road in the middle of nowwhere is just because it passes under a motorway.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #23
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They are right; the only way you can get through this is with a high speed.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #24
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #25
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Ahh yes........dirt roads.


In the Midwest of the US, or at least where I'm from in Iowa, they were always called GRAVEL ROADS.

Where I grew up we'd get bored sometimes and just go off on gravel roads to find nice spots to drink in the country. You could sit on these roads all day and maybe see 3 cars total. It was very beautiful, and very quiet. Only the sounds of nature.







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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #26
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Beautiful pics

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It was very beautiful, and very quiet. Only the sounds of nature.
Same here. It's just that the sounds of nature sound like a motorway over here

Another Alaskan dirt road. Somewhere off the hwy between Glennallen and Palmer

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Head-off-tearing pics!
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #28
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The rougher the word, the better the pics.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #30
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These are from the Parc national des Grands-Jardins in Québec from a couple of years ago when I was up there...I was quite impressed with the standard of signage within the park.

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1,900 metres below the see level? The Netherlands are like Tibet in comparison with Albania.
Small mistake
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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #32
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Canada actually has quite a lot of gravel roads (technically, they are 60% of our road network if you look at the numbers ), but the few I've driven on and seen on pictures usually seem to be very similar to the US ones, which usually means of a higher quality than many of the European ones shown in this thread. They are typically designed for car traffic and tend to be wider and smoother, although I can't imagine what becomes of them after a heavy rainfall

However, it is sometimes quite a surprise to reach a gravel road in a developed area (for example, southern Ontario), amidst asphalted roads. They are indicated the same on my GPS as all other roads, and it was quite amusing when on a trip about two months ago in the middle of the night the GPS told me to "turn left" from the perfectly asphalted and marked highway, only to find myself kicking small stones on a gravel road The funny thing is that on both sides (about 1 km to each side) there were regular paved parallel roads that could be taken instead.

These little stones scratched my car a little, and apparently it is possible to puncture a tire if one is not too careful. The maximum speed indicated was 80 km/h, but I was going about 60.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 02:50 PM   #33
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On gravel roads there is only one rule: the faster you go, the better it is.
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The best roads for mountainbikers oh lala!
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Quote:
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Just love that one:

Notice speed limit up ahead:



We can speed up...



...but are we able?



Pics by pmaciej7, this road in the middle of nowwhere is just because it passes under a motorway.
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They are right; the only way you can get through this is with a high speed.
Yup, My friend would be going about 80 km/h when she blasts through the puddle on the left if she was there on her motoercycle. .

Here is a pic of the Douglas Lake road near where I live. It's a few km past the end of pavement just off BC HWY 97 at Westwold.



The Romanian pics Verso posted at the start of this thread look a lot like the Forest Service/logging roads here in BC. Then again, so do the gravel roads of Siberia.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #36
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Just love that one:

Notice speed limit up ahead:

http://images34.fotosik.pl/327/5d23eb8efc61f8df.jpg

We can speed up...

http://images29.fotosik.pl/256/33735a1647d7b044.jpg

...but are we able?

http://images31.fotosik.pl/334/8c917b154180aca1.jpg

Pics by pmaciej7, this road in the middle of nowwhere is just because it passes under a motorway.
We have it too in the Netherlands

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einde 60 by Chriszwolle, on Flickr
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #37
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Denali Highway in Alaska:

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Denali Highway by Kwong Yee Cheng, on Flickr

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The Denali Highway by Dave Smith-West Michigan, on Flickr

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Denali Highway by Devilish Wahoo, on Flickr
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