Dangerous Roads

Dangerous Roads

It’s never good to boast or brag about ones achievements. Nonetheless I couldn’t resist a little bit of boastfulness recently. It came about like this: on returning from our trip to Georgia I was looking for details of one of the stages we had cycled, the route over the 2620m Zagari Pass to the highest inhabited village in Europe. I found all the information I needed on www.dangerousroads.org a site for 4wd enthusiasts as well as this comment: “ Any driver attempting this route should have supreme confidence in their vehicle and their driving skills”. As it happened  this same mountain track was featured in a TV programme ‘The Worlds Most Dangerous Roads’ a few days later. This was my chance to impress my more car orientated family and friends . Most of them, I fear, would prefer to have bicycles banned from the roads altogether. They find it more an eccentricity than an achievement or adventure that I spend my summers cycling up and down mountains in obscure countries.

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