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Old 01-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #36
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Location: Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
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An impressive view in the USA is usually preceeded by several signs informing you of an impending scenic overlook. When you get there, you will find a well-worn trail to a spot which might be marked with an arrow showing you which way to face, and a sign: 'Take the best photo here.' OK, maybe that's a bit extreme and the Kiwis have a few marked viewpoints too but there are also just as often no indications of an impending magnificent vista. It gives you the sense that you might be the first person to find this particular view so awesome. This spot required a couple of quick U-turns and keeping the bike in gear, ready to move if anyone came flying over the hill behind me.

I grabbed this one while parked tight against the crash barrier in a no-passing zone.
MSF Ridercoach IBA: 35353 95 R1100GSA, 93 GTS1000, 85 R80RT, 93 DR350/435, 99 RX125, 78 DT100
January 2010 New Zealand South Island ride
Summer 2009 UK to Alps ride
Summer 2008 UK End-to-End ride
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