Road heaven or road hell?

I'm interested to know your thoughts...

Posted: 7 June 2011
by Ben Cope

I'm not sure where this photo was taken, maybe you know?

If you rolled up to this road on your bike, would you think it a day of riding perfection or a long hard slog. I'm interested to know your thoughts.

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I guess it depends on the bike you are riding?

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:42

Road to heaven if I hit this at about ten o'clock in the morning. 

Road to hell if I started this at eight thirty in the evening and needed to get to my campsite.

 I like to think I'd plan this out and be on it at ten.  

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:48

that looks like a dream. we don't have roads like that in nyc, or even the states.

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:49

Too many hairpins, not enough flow...

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:52

Some hairpins flow better than others....

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:54

Looks like one of the roads that the top gear crew have blasted round am gona take a stab and say Italy, either way driving heaven

Posted: 07/06/2011 at 20:58


I'm pretty sure this is the

Tian Men Shan Road, Hunan Province in China

And I'm sure it would be Biking Nirvana, providing the GF is not on the back, cause I made her sick going through the Alps, and not one of the passes!

And it doesn't really matter what bike, as long as it goes round corners, just make sure you take the centre stand off - It slows you down.... 



Posted: 07/06/2011 at 22:30

As I own an S1000RR, HEAVEN!

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 02:09

Total heaven, Fazer 1000 with R1 forks and R6 shock. This beasty would love it as much as me.

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 03:54

Heaven - Husqvarna SMS630 it'd be ridiculously fun!! I'd probably cry when I had too leave.

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 08:05

Don't fancy it on the Blackbird but would be fun on my old Super Ten!

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 12:09

would my knee silders last?

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 12:10

Absolute long as there were no rozzers!

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 21:26

Rozzers would never catch you, i'd have too say that given the chance there just ride...

Posted: 09/06/2011 at 08:26


Hair pin after hairpin... start stop start would get boring after about 5 corners when you'd be screaming for some flowing runs...

Try Gorge Road or Montacute road in Adelaide. Changes in elevation and risk. different types of corners. and they are only the begining. Head out at 11.30am on a weekday and you'll be lucky to see 5 other vehicles. Going in either direction. Perfect! And of course the weather.. Well it is Australia.

Posted: 09/06/2011 at 10:16

I rode a road like this a few years ago in the south of France on an R1. It was great to begin with but the novelty soon wore off. Doing an endless link of 1st gear hairpins did get a bit dull as they were too tight to do more than 20 ish (mph). supermoto would have been excellent...

Posted: 09/06/2011 at 10:52

I'm thinking KTM Duke with a good set of boots should do rather splendid

(Oh and I forgot, and a clean change of underwear at the end of a 'timed' decent!) 

Posted: 17/06/2011 at 20:50

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