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Old 05-06-2010, 01:30 AM   #61
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Oki, here are my high res nominations, hm wish I had a better camera, that means when I buy one, I should go check out how would the photos with it look like

Albania, Prokletije, national park Teth



Romania, Romanian Alps, Transalpina

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Old 05-06-2010, 01:44 AM   #62
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This one is from an epic Afganistan ride. Awesome aventure
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504942

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Old 05-06-2010, 03:39 AM   #63
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Mmmm, stitching all the 50 roads together will probably make one nice loop, huh ;-) .... "The ADV-way accross the globe"
Yup, that's what I'm thinking.
Hopefully someone can post a pic of this loop once all the roads have been chosen. It be great to see it layed out against the backdrop of the earth.

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:38 AM   #64
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Thank you again!

Guys, just want to say thanks again for all your help and enthusiasm - not to mention great pics! It's an honour having you contribute to this story.

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Old 05-06-2010, 05:11 AM   #65
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Sticky this thread! Even if the article deadline passed, I believe there is a lot more to see on the topic.

Keep it clean, with embedded teasers for each ride and the link to the full RR (if it exists).

Nominations should be limited to 5-6 photos, full details of starting and finishing points (a google map would be nice), preferably non paved (although a road can be adventurous even it's paved), with a short description of what to be expected.

Who could ask for more!
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:09 AM   #66
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just heard a bad news, Transalpina road is going to be paved!!! So harry up people, there is still hope to get there before tarmac does!
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:38 AM   #67
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Eh?

I agree with Tserts! Let it be STICKY


So if I understand right, I'm late for the nominations, but I feel I have to share this since nobody mentioned it...


High Atlas Tamtattouchte-Msemrir pass

Country: Morrocco
Length: approx. 170kms (105 miles) with no gas or food to get (unless you eat rocks)
Max elevation: 2800m (9186 feet)
Duration: 1 -2 days, depends on snow, floods and general trail condition at the moment.

It's a desolate pass starting in Todra gorge ending in Msemrir (crazy place in the middle of "nothing"). I would classify it as average to high difficulty, definitely not to be your first shiny new GS trip, definitively the best views I saw so far. I advise you to ask several locals about the condition of the route before departure.

Grrrreat views





On the top of the pass:


the road goes from this:


To this...


Then, you find this and you cannot keep from asking your self WTF?! people living up here???


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Old 05-06-2010, 08:08 AM   #68
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Good man!

Just in time :-)

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I agree with Tserts! Let it be STICKY


So if I understand right, I'm late for the nominations, but I feel I have to share this since nobody mentioned it...


High Atlas Tamtattouchte-Msemrir pass

Country: Morrocco
Length: approx. 170kms (105 miles) with no gas or food to get (unless you eat rocks)
Max elevation: 2800m (9186 feet)
Duration: 1 -2 days, depends on snow, floods and general trail condition at the moment.

It's a desolate pass starting in Todra gorge ending in Msemrir (crazy place in the middle of "nothing"). I would classify it as average to high difficulty, definitely not to be your first shiny new GS trip, definitively the best views I saw so far. I advise you to ask several locals about the condition of the route before departure.

Grrrreat views





On the top of the pass:


the road goes from this:


To this...


Then, you find this and you cannot keep from asking your self WTF?! people living up here???


Keep on riding!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #69
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NAME: Pearl Pass
Start: Crested Butte, CO
Finish: Aspen, CO
Country: USA
Approx distance: 36 miles
Summary: Pearl Pass connects two famous Colorado ski towns. It was built in the heyday of Colorado gold mining. The summit is 12,705 ft. elev. Some years it never opens due to snow pack. Saying the trail is steep and rocky doesn’t begin to describe it. The pass is best attempted on a small bike with excellent suspension. Hazards are rocks, stream crossing, heart attack, lightening, hail, and snow fields. Riders should be highly experienced and in excellent shape.





The end of July and we're getting snowed on at the summit:


Planning and RR thread

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #70
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WOW!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:48 AM   #71
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WOW!!
I keep that pic as my desktop background. I'm on the blue bike. The picture was taken by Mommer here on ADV.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:42 PM   #72
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Couple suggestions

I always figured the road to Batopilas was a must do for any aspiring Adventure rider in North America as an introduction to Copper Canyon riding.

I copied this photo from someone's website.





And did anyone mention the Continental Divide Ride? I did that one with Gaspipe and some others. Over 2500 miles of non stop grins for a week or two.

Gaspipe enjoying a typical CDR sunset


Lots of great bars with dead animals


And you're riding the f***ing Rocky Mountains for a week or two
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:29 PM   #73
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"Ligurische Grenzkammstrasse" ... (sorry, don't know how the road is named in English).
This is, simply, "The Liguira(n) Border Road" in English.

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:25 PM   #74
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I keep that pic as my desktop background. I'm on the blue bike. The picture was taken by Mommer here on ADV.
Must have been an incredible experience. Thanks for sharing it!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:46 PM   #75
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Thumb Mt Evans Road. Highest paved road in North America.

Just a short "day ride " about an hour out of Denver.
No pictures but somebody chime in with some.
Over 14200 ft and opens from end of May- September.
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