something i've never done before


Fairfax-Bolinas Road is the most challenging two-lane automotive path in Marin. Viewed on Google Maps you see twists and turns that only belong in an MRI of your digestive tract. But even this is deceiving because it’s only in two dimensions. Fairfax Bolinas hugs the topography surrounding Mount Tamalpais so tightly that often you’ll exit a hairpin turn 20 or 30 feet higher or lower in elevation than when you entered the parabola – contending as much with up and down forces as with lateral g’s.
--taken from AudiWorld

Note to Self: Never drive on a road you don't know anything about without consulting Google Maps first. My head is still spinning thinking about all those blind curves and turns on this 20+ mile drive. Sure, there's a lot of breathtaking views along the way, but I'd rather walk, bike or let someone else drive here, thank you very much.

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Bolinas, from what I remember is worth it, but I don't know this crazy road...sounds like an experience!

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  2. Yipers! That road looks insane (do they close off the thing at night??). But you're right, those views are great! I'm sure you were too busy praying for your life during the drive though :)

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  3. You adventurous person, you!

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  4. cuileann, make that a scary experience! i wouldn't have driven on this road had i known it was this crazy. and the worse thing, there was no way you can turn back without falling off the mountains. oh well. bolinas was a blur, i was too shaken to even enjoy this charming town.

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  5. dorkys, i have no clue if its closed off at night, but it should be! i can only imagine how hard it is to drive here at night.

    dae, not really adventurous. more like clueless and crazy.

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  6. What gorgeous views! But a scary road, for sure!

    I remember once my friend Ingrid and I drove down Route 1 on the California coast and saw no views at all - because during the whole drive, there was a pea soup fog! That was kind of scary too given we were next to cliffs.

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