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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Geeez it looks as good from the top as it seems!
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Have you gone higher with your elan?
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PostPost by: jimj » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:17 pm

I think quite a few will have been over the Col d`Iseran which is slightly more. Stelvio and the obvious Austrian ones are less as is the St Bernard.
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PostPost by: peterako » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:20 am

Looks like a great trip!!
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:53 am

Small trip , 123 miles from home. Meeting was at 9am, we were back home at 2pm.
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:21 pm

The very top is at 2860 m, so higher than stelvio. Sadly, because of this snow wall blocking the road, only pedestrian and fanatic cyclist, could climb till the peak. I had to stop my elan there.

2758 for the stelvio pass
2770 for iseran pass

My water temp was at 100c all way long.

Luckily i managed to keep sufficient speed to bring enough wind in my s4 rad.

I am afraid at regularity speed during a rally (max 50 kph) the engine will overheat... I have to improve the cooling for the jean behra historic! (September)
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:04 pm

The sustained speed helped airflow but also water pump pulley speed.

Same road in early september with still the heat from august at regularity speed in a 8% hill will be a real challenge.
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