Skip to comments.Alpine Coaster with no brakes
Posted on 04/09/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by navysealdad
Jaw dropping, high-speed, brakeless journey down the mountain. Austrian downhill coaster is nevertheless terrifying. The coaster located Mieders, Austria, starts at the top of a mountain, reachable by a cable car.
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Why would you want brakes when you can just roll right off to either side?
Let’s not and say we did! LOL.
BTW, I love hairpin curves...Blue Ridge Parkway on a Harley is nice.
Outstanding! I’d do it, but most likely use the brake some.
"Hell I'd ride it! if you want to slow down, just stick your ears out like this!"
I would ride that thing in a heartbeat.
If I remember correctly, these things were built to help people get home, after spending the day working in the mountains.
I`d love to live in Switzerland or Austria. They always comes across as countries that are simply enjoyable to live in.
“OK Beavis, now push this thing back up there so I can try it”
I’d soil my raiment, but that looks like a hoot!
Oh, have I got a road for you.
RT 9 from Berkeley Springs to Paw Paw WV.
Enjoy the spectacular, plummeting views over the mountainside and try to ignore the missing sections of rusted guard rail....where there even *is* a guard rail.
A prehistoric version of this is what got Oetzi the Iceman. He went flyin’ off on a curve and crashed into that crevasse, then the glacier covered his carcasse.
I would do it in a heartbeat!!
It looks safer than a roller coaster because you’re lower to the ground, although the passing the trees at MPH present a bit of a hazard.
This was posted a couple of months ago and it is still fun to watch.
This link shows the little car that they are riding down the mountain in. It’s the test run with some beautiful scenery.
It you want a nice extended ride, road trip, head from the east across the Appalachians and into Ohio.
It will get a little less exiting after you clear the foothills, but then head up along the lake to Sandusky Ohio to Cedar Point.
The biggest Roller Coaster Park on the Planet!
Blue Ridge Parkway on a Harley is nice.”
Would that be Blue Ridge Parkway in KCMO/Lee’s Summit area?
Looks like fun - but it’s so long. The guy on the bike is looking to be an organ donor.
That’s too cool!!
You should go to Maui, Hawaii and take the road to Hana. Narrow two lane road, sharp 180 degree switchbacks through the hilly rainforest along the coast. You can come suddenly nose to nose with a car at one of the many narrow one lane concrete bridges.
Probably too much red tape. Bureaucrats and environmentalists ruin all of the fun.
Um, that’s where I live but I never go over the WV border to OH.
[and I don’t do roller coasters]
A local fun spot
i did Hana on an iron head Sportster! It is a great ride! :-)
I hope those signs along the route don’t say “DEER CROSSING”.......
120+MPH and an unbelievably smooth ride. (The "similar" ride at 6Flags in NJ "Kingda Ka" was a little faster and higher but rough beyond description...would still return to that ride also but TTD is the best, without question.)
Hoping to get back there this season...not bad for a couple of 60 year olds...
Ah Yes...I did Rte 55 in WV...since I rode there a big interstate has been installed so it’s not the same. Back-in-the-day, it was a lovely ride through Moorefield, past Seneca Rock, Seneca Caverns, and Smoke Hole on winding mountain roads with water rushing alongside. Of course, I had to ride from BOSTON to get there! LOL!
I would love to try the route you suggest! :-)
That sounds NICE! :-)
They should make elevators like that.
Might need a few city blocks to stop it though.
I don’t know. I rode South from the Winchester, VA Area and rode many miles, turning into every “scenic overlook” I could, and than turned around and headed North again, continuing on into WVa.
He can’t read the signs, but I think they say “Caution: Grizzly Crossing.”
There aren't Grizzlys in Austria although the Van Trappe family is still being pursued by Nazi ghosts, perhaps??
Its just a great park!