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Old August 12th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1461
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Is "piloting" even a word? Or is it one of those American verbs like "keyboarding"?
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1) Never heard "keyboarding."
2) Surely "piloting" has been in use since the days of sailing ships.
3) I'm not sure I'd use "driving" unless I was at the wheel. Although alternatives are either cumbersome ("gone by car") or ambiguous ("ridden," which suggests on horseback.)
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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #1462
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I have only ever heard the term "keyboarding" from American TV but that obviously doesn't mean that all Americans use it. I've never heard "piloting", if I was a pilot of an aeroplane I would say that I had flown as a pilot. I asked my father and he said that he's only heard the verb "piloting" in the circumstances of a person who works in a port and comes out to guide ships to their dock

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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pilot

Since "to pilot" is a verb, I guess you can also say "piloting"
I guess so, but I've never heard it. In Portuguese it is a verb

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Old August 13th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #1463
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My roadtrip from Vimercate (Italy) to Pontresina (Switzerland)

Driving on the SS 36 (Lake Como and Spluga)






Switzerland, driving on the Strada Cantonale 3






Approaching to Maloja pass








Driving next to the Lake Sils






Strada Cantonale 29 near Pontresina


On the way to Celerina, Strada Cantonale 27


Going back home



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Old August 13th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #1464
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So beautiful
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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #1465
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beautiful pictures Satyr

Part of the reason I found this site is because I was googling road trips and this came up. Me and 2 of my friends are doing a road trip from Pittsburgh to the west coast and back

We've done some solid research its gonna be about 7,500 miles

Basically from Pittsburgh - South Dakota - Yellowstone- N. Nevada - N. Cali - San Fran - Yosemite - LA - Death Valley - LV - Grand Canyon - Colorado Springs - St Louis - Pittsburgh

3 week trip. Gonna be a lot of driving
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Old August 15th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #1466
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My roadtrip from Vimercate (Italy) to Bivio (Switzerland).

Strada Cantonale 3




The street next to the Lake Sils


Approaching to the Julierpass










Oops...wrong way


Bivio from above


Going back home...again the Julierpass (Other side)




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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #1467
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This is the first part of my previously announced trip München-Trento via Garmisch. Due to the high number of pictures I will divide it into three parts: Germany, Austria, Italy.

So let's begin!

Due to misunderstanding with my human navigator, who took the pictures, the photoset begins at the Starnberg intersection between A95 and A952:


Exit Wolfratshausen:


Exit Seeshaupt:


Exit Penzberg-Iffeldorf:


Exit Sindelsdorf:


Exit Murnau and bridge over the Loisach:


Last exit, Eschenlohe. You can barely see the Karwendel mountains:
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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #1468
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Autobahn ends here:


and this is the first part of the Bundesstraße, before Oberau:


Works for the Oberau bypass (the so called Westumfahrung) have started:


I passed again there a couple of days ago and this part is already covered with asphalt:


Inside Oberau:


Beginning of Farchant bypass:


and its tunnel:

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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #1469
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Still on Farchant bypass, exit for Garmisch. Going straight we will go through Partenkirchen:


inside Partenkirchen:


After Partenkirchen, road begins to climb:



Approaching Austrian border:


and crossing it:


See you soon with the second part of the set, Austria!
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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #1470
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Nice report and landscape, Spinoza , I will wait the following.
I know this road (E533), it's a good alternative from Muenchen to Innsbruck.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #1471
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A very simple trip... but first trip for her (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=887).

Zaragoza - Sos del Rey catolico, having lunch there and stopping on return at Sadaba to visit its castle

http://maps.google.es/maps?saddr=zar...=1&vpsrc=6&z=9



Sos del Rey catolico takes its name because it was where king Fernando I de Aragon was born (grandfather of Charles V of Germany, part of Belgium and Netherland, all Spain, Napoli, Sicilia, Sardegna and half of America... and I suppose I miss some parts)


Sos del Rey catolico




Sadaba







Not a long trip for all of us... but being so "old"... a nice day considering these weather forecasts on the Ebro valley

http://www.aemet.es/en/eltiempo/pred...ragoza-id50297
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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #1472
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Congratulations!
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1473
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Mountain Pass last minute trip

Me and a friend decided to go for a last-minute mountain pass road trip from Netherlands to the Alps. We're taking advantage of knock-out hotel prices after high season ended. It is a road trip with a friend who broke off with his ex-girlfriend and wants to wind down. He loves open/sparsely populated areas and side roads, but hates driving, so we're a perfect team to travel together (as I hate being in the passenger seat).

We depart tomorrow, come back Monday and will travel over the following road passes:

tomorrow
drive from home+
Fernpaß (probably at night)

Saturday
P. di Monte Giovo
P. del Romblo (Timmelsjoch)
Finternmünzpaß
P. dello Stelvio

Sunday
P. di Gavia
P. del Bernina
P. del Maloja
P. dello Spluga (Spügenpaß)
P. San Bernardino (we're not cheating by taking the tunnel)
P. del Lucomano (Lukmanierpaß)
Oberalpaß
Furkapaß

Monday
P. della Novena (Nufenenpaß)
P. San Gottardo (Gotthardpaß)
Sustenpass

+ drive back home

I can't get to get behind the wheel.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #1474
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So what car do you travel with?
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #1475
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Me and a friend decided to go for a last-minute mountain pass road trip from Netherlands to the Alps. We're taking advantage of knock-out hotel prices after high season ended. It is a road trip with a friend who broke off with his ex-girlfriend and wants to wind down. He loves open/sparsely populated areas and side roads, but hates driving, so we're a perfect team to travel together (as I hate being in the passenger seat).

We depart tomorrow, come back Monday and will travel over the following road passes:
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We will be waiting for pics and a map of your roadtrip. Have a safe journey!
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #1476
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They don't use the ß in Switzerland by the way. In Austria it's the Fernpaß, but in Switzerland it's the Gotthardpass.
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They don't use the ß in Switzerland by the way. In Austria it's the Fernpaß, but in Switzerland it's the Gotthardpass.


I always forget that. I'm hopeless in mixing D, A and CH about the use of ß.
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Swiss always wanting to be different

Beware the Timmelsjoch, which is only open during daytime (until 8pm), but of course you already know that... and have a safe (and full of pictures) journey!
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We will be waiting for pics and a map of your roadtrip. Have a safe journey!
Route in and out (mostly highways)


The mountain stuff
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Let's continue our journey from München to Trento via Garmisch!
We stopped at the German-Austrian border crossing in Scharnitz, so let's resume from there!

Part II - Austria

Immediately after the border there is the former customs area:


Exit Leutasch:


Around here is the highest point of this part (1200 m), near Seefeld in Tirol:


You can see the Inntal below, with a sort of divine light over Innsbruck and part of a rainbow:


Steep descent towards Innsbruck begins (16% for 2km):


Lots of Notweg (emergency escape ramps):


Almost down in the valley:
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