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X5HogTown 02-28-2007 10:38 PM

A few hairpins...
 
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Took this pictures two weeks ago from the top of a double-decker bus. This is the road from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. At this point, we've basically crawled up a valley to get over the Andes. Never seen anything like this before.

E36er 02-28-2007 10:56 PM

wow, thats pretty sweet..love to drive that.

Mr.535 02-28-2007 11:01 PM

Im flying my car over there and going drifting!

FuryriderX 02-28-2007 11:50 PM

the only time ive seen stuff like that - was on a trip out west, in the states - some of the roads over the mountain passes / continental divide out there were like that. so many switchbacks - we were driving a 1978 pace arrow motorhome - so no drifting for us ahhaha

propr'one 03-01-2007 04:03 AM

^^pfft i'm sure they have e-brakes.

JUS_CRZN 03-01-2007 07:00 AM

That would be a nice drive.

FuryriderX 03-01-2007 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by propr'one
^^pfft i'm sure they have e-brakes.

can you imagine driving up one of those hills and seeing a motorhome comin around the corner sideways? that'd be quite a picture

kerisabe 03-01-2007 03:53 PM

Wow, what an interesting view! You got more pics??

Seven 03-01-2007 04:10 PM

Looks like a good road for a stage of a road bike race! Tour de Chile??

X5HogTown 03-01-2007 05:30 PM

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A few more pics...

1. heading to the hairpins
2. start of the hairpins
3. after the hairpins
4. Chile / Argentina border

I'd love to take a car through this but the traffic was very slow and with good reason. One mistake and the consequences could be fatal.

This road also climbs to 3400 meters so non-turbos would be a bit short on power.

In the last pic you'll see concrete bunkers protecting the road from rock/snow avalanches. Our bus almost side-swiped a container truck at one point.

kerisabe 03-02-2007 09:07 AM

nice... looks like ure having fun! Happy bday btw!

Axxe 03-02-2007 12:21 PM

I'd drift it.

hadesm5 03-02-2007 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by propr'one
^^pfft i'm sure they have e-brakes.

what if it had the annoying foot park brake. i hate those.

martinM5 05-22-2008 03:40 PM

foot park brake takes more skill...still do-able


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