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Honister Pass from the West

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Comments (12)

izahorizonta on June 6, 2008

Hi skida! Very interesting photo! Greetings from Serbia!

skida on June 8, 2008

Thanks, izahorizonta. It was an interesting ride on my motorbike.

David Brown Photogra… on June 9, 2008

Try coming down it on a ten speed, in the rain, in a cycle race! I still have nightmares. This picture shows the curves wonderfully.

skida on June 10, 2008

I tried a bike with pedals once, but found the engine lacking! That road turns into a river sometimes when it rains so I can imagine the fear and excitement!

Did you notice the local bus service halfway up? "Keswick via Honister" seems quite ambitious for a ten year old Mercedes midi-bus!

David Brown Photogra… on June 10, 2008

No offence, but I didn't realize it was a bus! (But it is a long way away). But to make amends, I will point out there is a bloke on a bike going up the hill just in front of the bus. Looks hard work these days.

I like the "Great Roads" idea. Keep them coming!

Lucky Lager on August 6, 2008

This looks like fun.

skida on August 7, 2008

It is as much fun as it looks LL. Thanks for stopping by.

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skida on October 4, 2008

Thanks cOlOgne1. I first did Hardknott and Wrynose Passes many years ago on my Suzuki GT125. I was in 1st gear most of the way!

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skida on October 6, 2008

I was a bit whitefaced on Hardknott and Wrynose myself! Luckily I was too scared to try and turn around so I finished the run. Nowadays I am a bit more confident in my abilities.

Last time I was there the smell of burning clutch was very evident. ;)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2008
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    by skida
    • Taken on 2008/06/05 13:10:31
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 42.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash