48 hairpin turns while ascending 4000 ft
56t-bird
Posted 9/27/2013 8:55 AM (#74265)
Subject: 48 hairpin turns while ascending 4000 ft



Posts: 40
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
This trip yesterday made me laugh and sweat: with my rig over three mountain passes in the Italian/Swiss alps. One of the passes, the Stelvio, had 48 hairpin turns, each with a numbered shield. On the photo you see the final turns before reaching the pass. Very nice piece of engineering in a spectacular mountain landscape. On the 2nd photo, the Harley rig looks as if nothing ever happened. But it came a long way: bought in JAX Florida, driven across the USA from south to north to west, shipped across the oceans, carried on a Lithuanian truck from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Zurich (Switzerland), brought through vehicle import and tech check, residing blamelessly on an Italian pass.  My shoulders feel differently.

 

 

 

 



Edited by 56t-bird 9/28/2013 2:00 PM
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Lloyd
Posted 9/29/2013 1:10 AM (#74290 - in reply to #74265)
Subject: RE: 48 hairpin turns while ascending 4000 ft


Posts: 161
Location: Columbiaville, MI.
Hi Lorenz, glad to see you on here again. What a beautiful road, looks like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Your Harley looks great. I'm so glad that you are able to ride in the Alps, wish I could have a chance too.
Lloyd
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SwampFox
Posted 9/29/2013 9:26 AM (#74291 - in reply to #74290)
Subject: RE: 48 hairpin turns while ascending 4000 ft



Posts: 1661
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA

Lloyd - 9/29/2013 1:10 AM
... What a beautiful road, looks like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Your Harley looks great. I'm so glad that you are able to ride in the Alps, wish I could have a chance too....

+1.  Thanks for the update and the photographs.  I enjoy seeing photographs from roads around the globe. 

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gpers2
Posted 9/29/2013 10:20 AM (#74294 - in reply to #74265)
Subject: RE: 48 hairpin turns while ascending 4000 ft


Posts: 570
Location: SoCal
Very cool. Thanks for the share.
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