On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit.' As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high - Ayton Senna
That guy has a bunch of similar vids from this road, and they are all both entertaining and a bit depressing.
At the same time, if you wanted to write off a car, you could just repeatedly drive the opposite way down that road and be assured that you'd get hit eventually.
I've actually sat and talked with a lot of the police that patrol the area, within reason they'll leave you alone. It's really worth avoiding on weekends, unless you want one of the pro photographers to get a good picture of you, but you risk a ticket and/or a collision.
- A bunch of old, tough, Back From The Brink-type German iron
- One temperamental, fragile Italian thing with a bad motor
A friend of mine is always begging for me to take the Duke out and go ride up there again. I have told him I'll pass on multiple occasions. This just confirms more clearly that the few fumbles you see occasionally are actually repeatedly playing out on any number of tricky corners there all friggin day long. Maximum lame and minimum thrills plus a decent chance of getting crippled by an underinsured nimrod.
I suppose my normal urban commute is just as dangerous, but it doesn't seem like it.
'11 TTS Coupe
'08 A4 Avant 2.0t S-line Titanium
'01 A4 Avant 1.8t S-line (Sold)
'90 Coupe Quattro 20v (Sold)
'95 "Getta" VR6 (Sold)
None of these are my friend's cars, please don't blur the plates. Is this like the morons who record themselves doing ridiculous speed runs on public roads and get arrested later, or is plain bad driving something an officer has to witness to give you a ticket?
At first I thought it was a turn on Pike's Peak that people were just trying to imitate racers. Then I realized it's some random corner on a hill that jerks think they are drift kings and super machismo fast & furious drivers who can handle anything. All those mods and I bet 90% of them never thought of upgrading tires. It must be cool to run hard on your overweight chrome or blacked out wheels with horrible suspension setups and cheap tires.
I would think you would look a lot cooler (supposing you were trying to be cool) not squealing tires, coming into the corner a bit fast, braking hard, downshifting to second and then pulling from the corner clean and in your lane. Oh well