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Got Switchbacks?(15 posts)

Got Switchbacks?Biking Viking
Jan 16, 2003 10:00 AM
I'm moving from California back to my home country in six months, and have already started to plan road and mtb projects to work on.

The village at the bottom didn't get a road connection until the late eighties - which is understandable from the topography. This has got to be an awsome road climb. 2,700 feet and 36 hairpin turns.

As much as I am going to miss my Santa Cruz Mountains, I can't wait to do this one.

BV
Is that Hammerfest? :) nmmohair_chair
Jan 16, 2003 10:03 AM
No, much further South.Biking Viking
Jan 16, 2003 10:08 AM
Hammerfest, despite it's name, doesn't have that kind of spectacular road riding.

Map:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?addtohistory=&country=NO&city=lysebotn&historyid=&submit.x=29&submit.y=13

BV
Is that a glacier in the valley? nmbsdc
Jan 16, 2003 10:13 AM
No, just a river. The image is somewhat...Biking Viking
Jan 16, 2003 10:16 AM
...overexposed, but it was the best one I found.

BV
River leading into a fjord...Quite the view. nmBrooks
Jan 16, 2003 11:20 AM
lookes like a dammed river nmDougSloan
Jan 16, 2003 2:44 PM
damned river? Look like a f#$%ng fjord!! ;-) nmSpunout
Jan 17, 2003 6:26 AM
Makes Alpe d'Huez seem boring...biknben
Jan 16, 2003 10:25 AM
That is certainly the sweetest set of switchbacks I've ever seen. Very dramatic indeed.
Norway? nmBruno S
Jan 16, 2003 10:29 AM
Yes (nm)Biking Viking
Jan 16, 2003 10:39 AM
re: The hills are alive with the sound of ..jrm
Jan 16, 2003 3:53 PM
BV. Whats the distance in rise/run terms...
More info here.Biking Viking
Jan 16, 2003 4:43 PM
From an organ donor site.
re: Amazingdasho
Jan 16, 2003 5:35 PM
What an incredible picture. I knew a German fellow who told me about his visit to Norway in which a train went up to the top of a very high mountain where the snow was several feet deep. He was astonished and know I get an idea of what he meant.

Santa Cruz is nice but.....
I want to be there. NOW!! (nm)GileyD
Jan 17, 2003 12:10 AM