Friday, 7 February 2014

I want to ride this road in China!

We all have a road somewhere in the world that we would like to ride one day. Here is mine, the Tianmen Mountain road, located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China.

What a road!

Enjoy the pictures and if you are like me, you will need to close your mouth as you look at them......

















19 comments:

Steve Johnson said...

I recall hearing several years ago, that the guy who owns/runs the Harley dealership in Beijing leads a group ride along this road.

Charlie6 said...

Some day Gary, some day....

B.B. said...

Wow, that would be quite a ride!

Gary France said...

Steve, I'll get my coat.....

Gary France said...

Charlie6 - Sooner rather than later I hope.

Gary France said...

B.B. - It would be difficult not to smile riding this road! Flies in your teeth for sure!!

bob skoot said...

Gary:

Those guardrails look really flimsy. I don't know, looks too scarey for me

perhaps it is only one way at a time until they change lane direction

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Tina Walker said...

I have a new "Dream Destination"!! Wooooowwwww!! A year ago I would have said, "I could never do that." Now I say, "I can't wait to do that!"
Thanks to Steve and 20,000 miles this last year, amazing growth in my confidence and abilities.
Smooches,
Sash
SashMouth

mq01 said...

so when are you leading the tour gary? ;)

Curt Carter said...

Gary, that does look like an amazing road. Scary as hell but fun at the same time. Definitely a bucket list ride.

Cheers,
Curt
Live Free. Ride Hard. Be Happy
Live Free and Ride Hard

Thomas Osburn said...

Amazing!

WooleyBugger said...

Egads man, that thing looks hairy.

Gary France said...

Bob – No, I suspect it is two way. It looks like a huge amount of fun to me and yes, the guard rails don’t look as if they would stop a motorcycle rider from going over them, but that wouldn’t stop me riding the road.

Gary France said...

Tina – Good for you girl! It is amazing that you have just got on and done such an incredible journey. I am glad that change in attitude has happened, for that is what living life to the full is all about.

Gary France said...

mq01 - I would so love to lead a tour to that road! How can you read my mind from that far away?

Gary France said...

Curt – I agree, you have to aim to do things like ride this road one day. Having a passion for something is terrific, but even better is making it happen.

Gary France said...

Wooley – Hairy and Scary, but that wouldn’t stop many from riding it.

Gary France said...

UPDATE - A friend of mine here in the UK has gone as far to find out where this road is and where we can rent motorcycles nearby. He is serious about jumping on a plane and going to ride it. Being a sensible, practical, realistic sort of guy, I have thought long and hard about what to do. Maybe, just maybe.....

Rex J. Covington said...

Me Too!