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photoblog image The road goes on....And on....

The road goes on....And on....

I -17, the road from Phoenix to Flagstaff, Arizona, rising approx' 6000ft in 145 miles, and a difference in temperature of anything from 20 to 40 deg f. depending on the time of year, they call it going up the hill, also, have you ever seen a wider island ? The Southbound is just to the left, above the B.M.W. A lot of the way it is two seperate roads.

The road goes on....And on....

I -17, the road from Phoenix to Flagstaff, Arizona, rising approx' 6000ft in 145 miles, and a difference in temperature of anything from 20 to 40 deg f. depending on the time of year, they call it going up the hill, also, have you ever seen a wider island ? The Southbound is just to the left, above the B.M.W. A lot of the way it is two seperate roads.

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Cela ne doit pas être drôle d'emprunter cette route avec une telle chaleur.
Frank L Croston.: It can be a trial sometimes, Martine, thank heavens for air conditioning. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Sep 2016, 00:53
Your picture suggests North Americans might have discovered smaller cars, Frank?
Frank L Croston.: Well, it depends where you are, Ray, in Flagstaff its mostly S.U.V.'s and pick ups, for practical purposes, weather and farm work, with fewer small cars,in Phoenix its much more as it would be in any European city, you do find lots of older vehicles here, much more than you do in the U.K.Probably due to less stringent testing. Having said all that, vintage car shows here are a sight to behold!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Sep 2016, 06:35
Not much like the M5 - where I shall be taking Astrid today for breakfast with Bill - in any respect then Frank
Frank L Croston.: Nothing like, Chris,I hope you enjoyed your day.
This picture gives the impression you are driving on the left hand side of the road!
Frank L Croston.: Well we are, we are overtaking, Bill....smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2016, 08:55
Aaahhh... been there, done that. I was interested in the wide separation of the two carriageways, too. It looks quite busy here.
Frank L Croston.: I presumed you would have been, Alan,it was the weekend so everyone was escaping the Phoenix heat. smile
I have been only south of Phoenix to Quartzite and from there to Mexicali then Mexico, all very flat.
Frank L Croston.: Quite a few hills around here, Mary, including Mt' Humphrey's, the highest point in Arizona.
The climb even in this short stretch looks quite steep. This part seems to have the carriageways on the English sides or is that the opposite carriageway on the correct American side up on the hill to the left?
Frank L Croston.: It is steep, Brian, we often come across broken down vehicles on the way up. The carriageway is the American way, confusing in the pic' because we were overtaking someone...Elizabeth doesn't hang about. smile
I remember going down Highway 61 (I think that's the one) with a speed limit of 80! What a feeling...
Frank L Croston.: This is a great road to drive, we don't have that in England anymore, no space.

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