Dangerous Roads of India-Killar.. @Jaws

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  1. scotjimland

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    Not for the feint hearted.. @Jaws

    this is only for mad people.. :LOL:

     
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    Jeez ! Gives me the willies just watching it !!
     
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    Enfield Indian!! Seems the perfect bike for that road? Soft power delivery,not so sure about the bars though,or the Seikh without a helmet,still wouldnt make much difference if you went over the edge would it?
     
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    Best bit is it goes to Killar :sleep:
    Very appropriate!!
     
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    I started yelling at him to keep both hands on the handlebars!
     
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    pmsl.
     
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    Yeah, but when do we see the one where they take a Motorhome along the road ?
     
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    Problem is when you meet something coming the other way, especially when it's a bus or lorry.
     
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    Lets just say it is NOT on my list of 'must ride' roads !!!
     
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    Did a very similar road in Nepal recently as you can see from my Avatar.
     
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    And the one with the camera seemed to drive more on the edge side than the first rider! Also looked at the Shimla to Manali road trip which came up at the end of the clip.

    Did a hairy local bus ride in northern Turkey once, at one point all the passengers on the left hand side came over to our side - to look down the deep gorge where an unlucky lorry and its driver had recently met their unfortunate end. I'm sure most of the drivers were 'on something', they all drove exceedingly fast. We were very relieved to arrive safely at our destination!
     
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    Loads of room for a bike - bit more tricky in an RV I think ! :)
     
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    I found a road a bit like this in France, when I ignored the SatNavs (Turn around) and the length limit sign and did 20 miles on a narrow track with a drop of a few hundred feet on the left hand side and grass growing up the middle. SWMBO was not impressed as she was on the side with the drop. As I told her, once we'd started we couldn't turn back.
    The road/track in question was somewhere near saint guilhem le desert and I didn't want to go back the way we'd come as that would be boring. Rapido 999m Aclass 7.6m. Length limit 7m on the 'road'
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    Sod that! I would rather ride around the Isle of Man at 120 mph lap speeds, than 30 down that road on a bike.
     
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    Bet not many fall of twice
     
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    American roads are all straight and wide aren't they?
    So when we were in a 33ft RV and driving up the mountain to Sequoia National Park I ignored to sign saying "no vehicles over 25ft" thinking "that's just because Americans don't know how to drive on twisty roads"
    It wasn't.
    The road did get narrow by U.S. Standards but in Europe we wouldn't worry too much.
    However halfway up the mountain a land slip had taken half the road away for a distance of about 100yards. It was JUST wide enough to get through with the outside wheel right on the edge and the bodywork hanging out over the quite considerable drop. Gwen had to get out and guide me with hand signals as I edged very slowly forward. Once through that the road was again fine.
    We had to negotiate the same section coming back down which felt even more scary
     
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    There is a film somewhere on YouTube of a van almost stuck under that overhang........Got it.

     
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    Indian roads are insane - I saw the results of more accidents in one 100 mile journey in India than I have in all my years of driving around other parts of the world.
     
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    @Tootles aaahhh I feel sick now! Wonder what they do when they meet something in the opposite direction?
     
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