Last Call- King Of The Mountain Edition

Twisty, narrow, and lacking anything more than a few ramparts between you and a quick ride to the bottom, this long and winding road on Tianmen Mountain seems made with vehicles like the Lotus Elise and sport bikes in mind.

Image source: [Further to Fly via Flickr]

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  1. nofrillls Avatar

    Paging Mr. Escher, Mr. Escher…

  2. VolvoNut Avatar

    this is the result of intelligent infrastructure spending…

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      A chicken in every pot and every road a potential WRC stage!

  3. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    That's insane. Time to check for bargain flights.

  4. Alff Avatar

    Not to open the whole bicycle can of worms again but … damn, that would make an awesome pedal scraping downhill.

  5. Lotte Avatar

    Apparently, a Toyota Coaster would do in a pinch. (And judging from experience, that thing's absolutely FLYING through those corners. Minibus drivers are mad!)

  6. Franzouse Avatar

    Ok, I've got a three day weekend ahead of me, this mountain is somewhere outside of Wuhan in the Hubei province, so just a couple of hours' flight outside of Beijing. Just need to find a rental car agency that accepts my French driver's license and I'll go dodge me some minibuses!!
    No illusions as to the availability of any decent driver's car; I'm guessing a FAW or BYD will have to do.

    1. sidecar57 Avatar

      Whar about a small Motorcycle and start at the top.

  7. rovingardener Avatar

    The Googles say that it would take me 37 days to get there by ferry, including stopovers in Hawaii and Japan. Sounds good but summer semester starts next week, so that rules it out. Jetskiing across the South China Sea might be a challenge though.

  8. vwminispeedster Avatar

    Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads. Oh wait, yes we will.

  9. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Disappointing lack for rubber on that road.
    I'm sure we could fix that.

  10. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    It looks like a bus tour through the cover image of a medieval fantasy novel.

  11. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I guess that when you embed a video, you can't edit your post?

  12. sporty88 Avatar

    This road + Chinese ownership of MG + new TF replacement due in 2013. Coincidence?