RIGHT!Know whats great... When riding over a grated bridge,
like the Mackinac bridge in Michigan... You stick you
head out the window and look straight down while
moving along, you don't really see the grating at all,
just the water hundreds of feet below...
well it would only be 8 seconds down to the bottom.I hate ledges and tall buildings but absolutely love driving extreme shelf roads. It's like a drug for me. The only thing that totally sucks is when you have to negotiate a vehicle pass and there is no safe turn-out. THAT sucks.
If you really want to drive a scary bridge, try the Royal Gorge in Canon City, CO. It is the world's tallest bridge. Over 1,000 feet. It is wooden and rickety and sways like hell with the slightest breeze.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, Colorado
If you get chance watch the programme on it, it was called The Death Road or The Highway of Death... well worth watching. One poor guy was on a bus that went over the edge, he lost his wife and son. When he recovered he took another bus to look for thier bodies... and that one went over as well (he survived both times). The villagers won't travel on a bus with him now, they think he may be bad luck :slant:Ok, after seeing that road in Bolivia, my butt has officially eaten my shorts.
Uhhh screw that guy Im walkin.If you get chance watch the programme on it, it was called The Death Road or The Highway of Death... well worth watching. One poor guy was on a bus that went over the edge, he lost his wife and son. When he recovered he took another bus to look for thier bodies... and that one went over as well (he survived both times). The villagers won't travel on a bus with him now, they think he may be bad luck :slant:
Ah ... the pedestrians! Such a narrow bridge! Here is where the train horn and the 10 kilowatt Micrad lightbar would come in handy.It really is quite an experience.
The silly thing is, it's basically a bridge to nowhere. You go to the other side and then turn around and come right back. As you cross it, it sways like crazy and usually you have to drive around pedestrians.
The vertical cog railway is also unbelievable. And there are some great white water rapids if you ever have the opportunity to raft through it. Based on the snows we have this year, the rafting is going to be incredible come Spring.
The Royal Gorge is just spectacular. I flew over the Grand Canyon the other day and IMO, the Royal Gorge is more impressive.
I must not fear.Is this not scary to anyone? Am i just being a girl about this?
Have many fears... when i was little a man broke in our home and was standing over me while i was asleep i froze, but could hear him breathing and heard him walk out of the room, now opened my eyes nothing there... must have been a dream got up went to the bathroom, on way back to my room look in living room... behind the curtain, a head curve is sticking out at about the 6ft level making the curtains hang over his head funny, not a dream... grab my pillow and run to my parents room, my dad looked for him but the curtain he was behind was by the front door, my dad looked outside for him came back in the house and then as we settled back down, a trash can at the neighbors house crashed over and then the dogs and cats in the area started barking and hissing, he was on the run now! from that time on we locked our doors at night! and i slept in my parents room for months! my poor folks!
OMG! That's awful, makes me shiver. I am alone tonight...can't stop thinking about your damn story
No, I remember a story about interviewing truckers who tried to prove their ability by saying how many wheels they could have off the edge of the cliff and still stay on the curve. The one who never approached the edge of the cliff, got the job. Myself, unless I have to, I never approach the edge. I have seen the affect of the soft edge effect (meaning the ledge was only soft dirt and no rock support; the affect is a rolled vehicle and injured passengers). If I can't see where I am going it is time for me to take a walk and figure out where I am going while my Passenger drives ( heck, it is my vehicle, and they know how to drive).Is this not scary to anyone? Am i just being a girl about this?