The View From The Windscreen

SydneyRoverP6B

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A couple of photos taken today on the Hume Highway. The Hume links Sydney with Melbourne over a distance of some 560 Miles (900km).

These photos were taken between Goulburn and Yass.


The Crookwell wind farm


Climbing a long grade at 70 mph (110kph)

The speed limit on the Hume is currently 70mph (110kph).

Ron.
 
SydneyRoverP6B said:
A couple of photos taken today on the Hume Highway. The Hume links Sydney with Melbourne over a distance of some 560 Miles (900km).

These photos were taken between Goulburn and Yass.


Climbing a long grade at 70 mph (110kph)

The speed limit on the Hume is currently 70mph (110kph).

Ron.
Your 4.6 should be OK on that climb I reckon. In the second photo, are you in a S3 ("suicide lane/coroner's corridor") or is there another carriageway out of view of the camera?
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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ethelred wrote,...
Your 4.6 should be OK on that climb I reckon. In the second photo, are you in a S3 ("suicide lane/coroner's corridor") or is there another carriageway out of view of the camera?
Yes, the climb was not a problem, that is for sure!

The other carriageway for the opposite direction is out of view.

Ron.
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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Erika and I recently enjoyed a lovely holiday Rovering over a 1850km return journey to the mid north coast of New South Wales, visiting the town of Port Macquarie. We then travelled down to the Central Coast, stopping off at The Entrance.
I have attached some photos :)
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Ron.
 

Phil Robson

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For once, the weather was quite stunning here over summer & well into autumn.

Here I am approaching the lovely village of Sledmere in the East Yorkshire on a slightly overcast 30th September.

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It is Ron, but it knows how to dish out the weather. I head through that valley about once a week and if it isn't blowing a gale it's generally hammering down with rain, or occasionally snow.
 

vaultsman

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In May 2018, a mate & I gave Occie's new 3.9 engine a shakedown on a 2-week, 1750 mile tour through Scotland.

Many absolutely stunning driving roads, the best of them being the Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is an old single-track drovers' road built in 1822.

The Bealach rises from sea level to 2054 ft (626 metres), and boasts the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK. Not surprisingly, it's usually impassable in winter. :)

However, we were blessed with amazing weather on the day for the climb and descent to Applecross, a pint in the pub, and then back over whence we started. Many, many smiles!

This was the first ascent:




Stan
 
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Cafcpete

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In May 2018, a mate & I gave Occie's new 3.9 engine a shakedown on a 2-week, 1750 mile tour through Scotland.

Many absolutely stunning driving roads, the best of them being the Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is an old single-track drovers' road built in 1822.

The Bealach rises from sea level to 2054 ft (626 metres), and boasts the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK. Not surprisingly, it's usually impassable in winter. :)

However, we were blessed with amazing weather on the day for the climb and descent to Applecross, a pint in the pub, and then back over whence we started. Many, many smiles!

This was the first ascent:
Bealach Na Ba ascent - 1973 Rover 3500S

Stan
I'm just watching someone cycling up it on BBC2! He didn't have as good weather as you :)
 

GRTV8

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In May 2018, a mate & I gave Occie's new 3.9 engine a shakedown on a 2-week, 1750 mile tour through Scotland.

Many absolutely stunning driving roads, the best of them being the Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is an old single-track drovers' road built in 1822.

The Bealach rises from sea level to 2054 ft (626 metres), and boasts the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK. Not surprisingly, it's usually impassable in winter. :)

However, we were blessed with amazing weather on the day for the climb and descent to Applecross, a pint in the pub, and then back over whence we started. Many, many smiles!

This was the first ascent:
Bealach Na Ba ascent - 1973 Rover 3500S

Stan
Great start to 2019
What a great run for a P6 v8. Your engine sounded as if she was enjoying it
Can really open her up without fear of someone yelling at you.
Shame they put crash rails in on the steep bits. Spoils the view and kills Darwins law
Another"Pykes Peak."-all one needs is a stop watch!! and a few good men.
I'll have some more if youve got it.
 

vaultsman

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I'll have some more if youve got it.
Oh....go on then!

The descent to Applecross - including my mate panicking and dropping the camera at 02:50. :)


If you use the new 'insert ... menu' you can do insert media and embed the video :)- admin
 
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