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Valencia-Pamplona trip off roading in the mountains

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    Decided today I would try the mountain road from Valencia to Pamplona,stunning views and at the high point of 1,250m it was pretty cool! So here's a few pics of the trip.
    Luckily enough the road had been graded up to the highest point so was a good drive but the road from there to Pamplona was not too good and it went on for ever and ever.
    Met up with some locals who spend a week at a time looking after one of the 25 seizemometers which were placed at different sites around the mountains and have been up there for around a year now,one of the edc engineers comes and changes the sd card every week.
    I have always know there was a road up this way and would never even try in the rainy season,we even had to straddle some of the dry ruts in the dried up mud as were so deep. I may venture up to the highest point again but no way all the way to Pamplona.
     

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    I was just up there a couple weeks ago on the BMW. I thought I posted them here but maybe I forgot. I had a "guide" leading the way that took me on some side roads.....I was asked not to post pictures of certain valleys and rivers (you'd never get to those places by truck).

    Question: How did you get your truck past the bridge that is out once you get past the fork in the road where you can go to Dobdob/Siaton or Pamplona? The bridge is only wide enough for one motorcycle tire. :o o:
     
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    I wouldn't call it a bridge,but someone had built up the sides with rocks so the truck fitted just! I didn't look out of the window and floored it when I was half way over. This was on the dobdob road on opposite side of the valley to the edc plants.
     
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    Looks about right to me. When you mentioned the bridge did you mean the concrete one the river was running over and had fallen away? If so I just drove into the river then joined the road again. It was getting dark at this point so just noticed the edge of the concrete and was determined not to turn back :smile: next time I go up there will take the GPS and map it to see if the same. The guys at the monitoring stn invited us to go have a couple of rums with them.
     
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    If you follow the map link and open the settings next to the trip title and click "Open data table" it gives you all kinds of data. :wink:

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    About 100 kilometers.

    It's a shame that Google is getting rid of the Tracks app next month (stops working 30 April). :thumbsdown: Guess I'll need to find a replacement.
     
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    Check out Tiny Travel Tracker on the Google Play Store. A member of another forum I am on wrote it.
     
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    Thats what I am talking about...some exploration in the mountains. I really miss the open areas driving or biking around. I did alot of getting lost in San Jose mountains and met some interesting people along the way !
     
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    It was a fun ride. I do need some new tires though. If it had rained just a little bit the day before I would have been screwed.

    Warning to all: if your bike has ABS make sure you turn that sh*t off before you go down a -30% plus grade over large rocks.....the only way you stop with it on is if you hit a big enough rock. :wideyed:

    A warning to BMW bike owners: that ABS sh*t turns back on automatically when you turn off and then restart the bike.....and you probably won't realize it until you go down another steep grade. :shifty:
     
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