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Roads you've driven on that gave you a fucking big bonk-on!


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Name the road(s) that you have driven on - in whatever kind of vehicle that took your fancy at the time - that have been such a pleasure that you got a fatty-on...!

Car, motorbike, Sinclair C5 - doesn't matter.

Why a road thrills you may be the challenge of the drive, the scenery, or whatever. What does matter is that the Tarmac got your fucking knackers tingling...!

 

My favourite is the B6318 "Military Road" from Heddon-on-the-Wall in Geordie-land to Langholme in Cumbria, which is the longest "B" road in the UK. 

I've driven on it several times - in both cars, and on motorbikes - and it is a fantastic test of driving skill, coupled with excellent scenery to watch go by in your wing mirrors...!

Long downhill straights that can get you well over a ton-twenty in cars that shouldn't really be going that fast, and tight bends that'll have you down to 35 even if you're Barry fucking Sheene...!

Well worth a drive along if you're ever in the area -  and plenty of history to see, as for a lot of the time it runs parallel to Hadrian's wall.

 

So which roads around the world give you "wood" then fellow DOSBODders...?

 

XYY

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I know of no such roads but I do know quite a few lanes that I’ve had a bonk on.

This could well be the most boring concept for a forum thread in the history of internet fora. 

The A170 down Sutton Bank on a pushbike. I did it a lot in the 70s and early 80s on old school bikes that would start to vibrate alarmingly at about 30 mph and more recently on better quality stuff th

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7 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

The A170 down Sutton Bank on a pushbike. I did it a lot in the 70s and early 80s on old school bikes that would start to vibrate alarmingly at about 30 mph and more recently on better quality stuff that felt ready to take off at about 50 mph. I was stiff with fear rather than arousal. 

I remember going up there as a passenger in my dads car, a 1.3 litre 1974 escort estate when the fucker pulling a caravan in front broke down just before the hairpin bend. Its something like 1:4 (25%), your handbrake won't hold the car and you have to do a hill start and then can't get out of first gear.

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19 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

These are the best corner two corners, its such a good drivers/riders road they have yellow cameras to take souvenir photos all along it now.

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Thought I recognised it. I got off a bus there to go up Shining Tor, the driver wasn't too happy stopping.

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The top road from Shaftesbury to Blandford. 

Used to rag the arse off my speed triple on that road hitting some insane speeds, very exhilarating.

Not the best road in the world but it was fucking ace.

The Stelvio was ok, wouldnt go out of my way to do it again.

The Grossglockner was better but once you've done one alpine pass......

The coast road from Barcelona to Sitges is a blast but theres a danger of death by bumming in Sitges.

The Croatian coast road, from Dubrovnik through Vodice up to Porec was so good I went back and did it in reverse.

The Appian way was interesting as it dont look to have changed in 2000 years, still hookers at every junction.

For sheer unadulterated freedom the get over to the Picos de Europa.

I was told the Andorran pass we rode was exceptional but I was far too drunk to remember, and for three days later if I recall.

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26 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

I remember going up there as a passenger in my dads car, a 1.3 litre 1974 escort estate when the fucker pulling a caravan in front broke down just before the hairpin bend. Its something like 1:4 (25%), your handbrake won't hold the car and you have to do a hill start and then can't get out of first gear.

As I recall, it was the first road in the UK where caravans were explicitly banned and they had to design a new sign for it! The worst story I remember was the idiot who unhitched his caravan having got stuck and, when it started to roll away, held on rather than letting go and ground his kneecaps off on the road. 

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59 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

Name the road(s) that you have driven on - in whatever kind of vehicle that took your fancy at the time - that have been such a pleasure that you got a fatty-on...!

Car, motorbike, Sinclair C5 - doesn't matter.

Why a road thrills you may be the challenge of the drive, the scenery, or whatever. What does matter is that the Tarmac got your fucking knackers tingling...!

 

My favourite is the B6318 "Military Road" from Heddon-on-the-Wall in Geordie-land to Langholme in Cumbria, which is the longest "B" road in the UK. 

I've driven on it several times - in both cars, and on motorbikes - and it is a fantastic test of driving skill, coupled with excellent scenery to watch go by in your wing mirrors...!

Long downhill straights that can get you well over a ton-twenty in cars that shouldn't really be going that fast, and tight bends that'll have you down to 35 even if you're Barry fucking Sheene...!

Well worth a drive along if you're ever in the area -  and plenty of history to see, as for a lot of the time it runs parallel to Hadrian's wall.

 

So which roads around the world give you "wood" then fellow DOSBODders...?

 

XYY

The only time you get a bonk-on driving is when you go the wrong way down a one-way street.

Your Missus tells me you can only get it on when you take her the 'wrong way' too.

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Went to Cyprus a decade or so ago and ended up with a Subaru Impreza as a hire car; it was a non-turbo and worse, an automatic, but still a 2 litre and it went alright. I wasn't going to get a refund on the full tank of fuel. So I studied the map and took it for a drive one afternoon just because I could. This road through a forest looked like an ideal Subaru road:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9574573,32.6488813,14z

When I got there it was even better than I expected. It spent much of the time wending along the side of various valleys, so sight lines were excellent and you could use the entire road a lot of the time. In fact I could have used the entire road pretty much the whole time, as on the way out, about 20km, I passed one vehicle coming the other way, and on the way back not a single one, I literally had the whole road to myself.

All there is at the end of it is a cage full of goats and a closed cafe, as far as I could tell.

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10 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

Your Missus tells me you can only get it on when you take her the 'wrong way' too.

I would never do a woman "the wrong way", even if she begged me to.

I reserve that particular sordid pleasure exclusively for your fudge tunnel, furry knackers...

 

XYY

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1 hour ago, Chewing Grass said:

A537 Cat & Fiddle up the arse of a Jensen Interceptor in a 1970 Mini full of rust holes.

These are the best corner two corners, its such a good drivers/riders road they have yellow cameras to take souvenir photos all along it now.

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My area then anything with leek or Buxton ashbourne in can be interesting 

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1 hour ago, Chewing Grass said:

A537 Cat & Fiddle up the arse of a Jensen Interceptor in a 1970 Mini full of rust holes.

These are the best corner two corners, its such a good drivers/riders road they have yellow cameras to take souvenir photos all along it now.

2006020739_Screenshotfrom2020-07-2522-49-57.thumb.jpg.beb12554dacd60d47519a83d5245f428.jpg

 

Looks like a backwards Eau Rouge. Shame about the cameras 

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