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    rear shot going up alpine pass
    on: Jul 28, 2016, 05.30 pm
    Jul 28, 2016, 05.30 pm
     this one of my vids of this years trip

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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #1 on: Jul 28, 2016, 08.29 pm
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    Nice video and beautiful scenery. Looks like it was a wonderful trip.

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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2016, 09.21 pm
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    yes nice hotels and only 10min of rain this year. :046:
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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2016, 09.52 pm
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    Sweet. Which pass was it?
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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #4 on: Jul 29, 2016, 07.15 am
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    think this was the col the galibier
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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #5 on: Jul 29, 2016, 02.05 pm
    Jul 29, 2016, 02.05 pm
    Thanks for sharing.  I dream of riding some of those roads someday.

    This may be a cultural question so please don't be offended.  Is it considered normal practice to cross the center line so much on a narrow two-lane road like that, particularly on blind corners?  Over here it is considered really bad form and is highly frowned upon.  On roads such as our "Tail of the Dragon" where photographers are everywhere, you would be publicly shamed for crossing the center line.
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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #6 on: Jul 29, 2016, 05.38 pm
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    you are not realy by law supposed to cross a solid white line. but if its not solid you can youse all the road.   
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    Re: rear shot going up alpine pass
    Reply #7 on: Jul 29, 2016, 05.42 pm
    Jul 29, 2016, 05.42 pm
    It is difficult when looking backwards to know just how clear a view greenduck had of the road ahead. Assuming good sightlines through the bend then it is normal to "straighten" the bend. I was taught to drive a car in the UK by my Dad, who was a Police driving instructor, and he made a point of it as it is the most efficient route and the most comfortable if there are passengers in the car. That was many years ago and I don't know if that is still the mantra, but the logic remains the same.

    Crossing a solid white line in the centre of the road is an offence, and I believe that (in the UK) technically that applies to any part of the vehicle, not just the wheels.
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