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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #941
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No stopover in Vilnius? That would be a crime I guess.

I would do it this way in Lithuania: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,23.269043&z=6. I know some would say that I just want you to visit "my city" and that it looks "longer distance" and bla bla bla...
however there are a few good reasons to do that.

This way you would get a chance to drive on a Lithuanian motorway A2 (which is usually empty, therefore driving is completely stress-free and not tiring unlike in busy motorways elsewhere. You'll be able to do 140km/h without worrying about anything) as opposed to the A8 (Via Baltica i.e. the one you chose) which is packed with heavy transit trucks going to/from Poland.

And using A4 to get from Polish border to Vilnius is a good idea as well. The road is much more scenic, less busy (sometimes almost completely empty) and better quality with only local traffic without big trucks and stuff. Unless you would choose to spend some time in Vilnius, this would probably be even quicker or at least not much longer, but much less stressful than the Via Baltica route you have chosen.

Anyway, I can only pay my respect to someone doing such a trip. If you do that you should get a monument built by the SSC road-fans

Otherwise I think it won't cause any troubles except of busy roads in Poland between Warsaw and Lithuanian border (there is no motorway and the roads are usually very busy packed with big trucks).
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Old March 29th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #942
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(except in Sevilla you can't rent a bike just for an hour, you have to rent it for at least a week)

well, the price for the whole week is just 5 bucks... nothing else to say, apart from the fact that those bikes are a public service created to be used as a mean of transport that along the metro, buses, and tramways, provide the perfect cover to easily handle the whole city, so they aren´t there just like a tourist service or at least mainly to be used as a tourist service. To provide the tourist with bikes adapted to their needs the city has plenty of private shops where you can hire a bike for the time your want, obviously not for as little as five euros per week.

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Old March 29th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #943
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Corners

Such a trip would of course not be complete without adding a few corners of Europe....
  • Istanbul, Turkey (south/eastern corner)
  • Cabo da Roca, Portugal (Westernmost mainland Europe
  • North Cape, Norway (Northernmost Europe reachable by car)
  • Dingle Peninsula (Westernmost, Ireland)

Of course, this would mean "a few" extra km, but who cares....

Seriously, I think undertaking such a trip would be utterly silly, but if I understand nerdly_dood this is just a thought experiment, for which it works just fine!
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Old March 30th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #944
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Yup, just speculation...
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Old March 30th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #945
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Seriously, I think undertaking such a trip would be utterly silly, but if I understand nerdly_dood this is just a thought experiment, for which it works just fine!
If you're doing it just for driving's sake and in the shortest possible time, I agree 100%.

But if you take a sabbatical and spread it out over one year, that would be an awesome trip.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #946
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Greece is a beautiful place. I was there in 2006.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 12:08 AM   #947
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doing 90 in a 65
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 12:16 AM   #948
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Autobahn by Kraftwerk.
Now, I haven`t song to post.

maybe, "Don`t stop me now"

and spot with this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZQkqn3xc2o
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM   #949
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Now it's time for new photos on this thread.
I will post some from my Easter holiday trip to Baile Tusnad (a spa town in the southern part of Harghita county, on river Olt). I know it's a bit late, but I was quite occupied in the last month.
Roads used were DN1 from Bucharest to Brasov, DN11 from Brasov to Chichis and then DN12 till Baile Tusnad.
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First pictures are from DN1 between Bucharest and Ploiesti. Road is 3+3 for the first kilometres (till Otopeni airport) and then 2+2 till Ploiesti:










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Old May 2nd, 2010, 04:28 PM   #950
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Now a bunch of photos from Ploiesti west bypass, enlarged to 2+2 at the end of 2009. So the road is new and very nice:









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On DN1 after Ploiesti. For another 40km (Ploiesti-Comarnic) the road is 2+2. Unfortunately after this harsh winter, DN1 suffered quite a damage, but problems were mostly solved in march and april:









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Entrance in Campina:





Continuing on DN1:



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Now the road becomes 1+1:









After Comarnic:

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #954
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On some climbing sections between Comarnic and Sinaia, road is 2+1:





Entrance in Sinaia, a nice mountain resort under Bucegi mountains. Unfortunately here road was not rehabilitated:





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Also in Sinaia:



In Predeal, another nice resort. This is the highest point on DN1, at about 1000m:


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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:54 PM   #956
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After Predeal, the descent to Brasov starts:











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Intersection with DN1A and Brasov bypass:





Brasov bypass. This part was build in 2007 I think:



Also on Brasov bypass. Intersection with a county road to Zizin, that further intersects DN10 to Buzau:

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:03 PM   #958
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This yellow sign shows the speed limit applied all the way through the town/village, doesn't it? White one just let you know where town limits are.

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then cancels
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So, my question is whether junctions cancel speed limits applied by a typical speed limit sign in Romania or not?
I mean this 70 sign:

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Old May 3rd, 2010, 09:05 AM   #959
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Yes speed limit is applied all the way through the town/village, unless another speed limit sign tells you otherwise. For example, in Sinaia, at a roundabout, there is a speed limit of 40.

As for the second question, afaik, speed limits are canceled at junctions.
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Intersection with DN11:





On DN11 still in Brasov:



Intersection with the newest stretch of Brasov bypass, between DN11 and DN13, finished in 2009:

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