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#477536 - 18/10/17 07:15 AM Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads
Gambalunga Offline

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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
A bit longish but if you get bored you know which button to push smile

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#477540 - 18/10/17 08:10 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
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Great piece of spirited driving and on such a clear road!
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#477546 - 18/10/17 08:56 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
brownbaker Offline

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Registered: 23/09/10
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Great clip.On the first part just one truck ,two cars ,a motorbike and a pushbike !
The view over a Morgan bonnet is special.
Never bored with your clips.
One request can you mount a camera facing sideways to look at the view or drop !

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#477552 - 18/10/17 09:32 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
GerryWal Offline
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Loc: Storford
Good soundtrack !
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#477560 - 18/10/17 10:01 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
Neilda Offline
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And a bit of George Thorogood too....

What happens when a lorry comes towards you?
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#477572 - 18/10/17 10:38 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Neilda]
PaulJ Offline

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Registered: 16/10/11
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[quote What happens when a lorry comes towards you? [/quote]

A very evocative and lovely clip, I assume the road is a one way or closed section? I was worried at every blind left hander in case something came down the road and you were already on the left.
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#477574 - 18/10/17 10:43 AM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
brownbaker Offline

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Looks two way to me .no worse than some roads in Lake District or Snowdonia .
The road down to Bedgellart with coaches using the same road !

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#477599 - 18/10/17 02:20 PM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: PaulJ]
Gambalunga Offline

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Originally Posted By PaulJ
Originally Posted By Neilda
What happens when a lorry comes towards you?


A very evocative and lovely clip, I assume the road is a one way or closed section? I was worried at every blind left hander in case something came down the road and you were already on the left.

No it is all two way. The road up the pass is wide enough for two vehicles to pass though only just in some places. The last part of the video, before the lake section, is on a different and older road. There are some points at which two vehicles can not pass.

In these sections it is good practice to sound your horn when approaching blind curves. It is not for nothing that an expression for the car horn in Italian translates as "acoustic adviser". Unfortunately this is a habit that is falling out of practice and if people don't lower the window a bit they won't hear anyway. Even in winter, if I am in the tin top, I lower the window enough to hear.

If you meet the bus, or a truck, coming you may have to back up, if it is another car common sense must be used as to who backs up.

You will notice a certain amount of horn blowing from about 14:40 on, mainly on blind curves but also to thank and acknowledge the politeness of two slower drivers who pulled to one side to let me pass. Usually trucks and the local bus use their horns quite a bit.
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#477618 - 18/10/17 03:30 PM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Registered: 15/04/14
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Loc: Renfrewshire
Do you have Passing Places as per Scotland?
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#477619 - 18/10/17 03:40 PM Re: Autumn Leaves Mountain Roads [Re: Gambalunga]
+8Rich Offline

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Nice bit of video.

I have to say our roads are a lot narrower with 6' Devon banks filled with rocks and soil each side of you progress is a lot slower. Even the Moors roads are 80% single track with passing places.

They have a lovely old Devon expression and it is "Going along quietly" and it applies to life and includes driving at a speed whereby you can take in all the countryside.
The bombastic 4X4 owners get a really rough ride down our way especially when they cant find reverse gear grin2 . Tis not unknown for them to be given the exact opposite instructions for finding a location.

Beware of low flying Chef's in Audi's though.
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