The Central Cross Highway

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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Mucha Man » 18 Sep 2012, 15:54

No one is getting all the way across thd south cross unless they have a helicopter. There is simply no road (at least by this spring) after the tunnel. Haven't heard any credible reports of a complete crossing.
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby hannes » 18 Sep 2012, 16:36

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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Nuit » 18 Sep 2012, 19:53

Once again the Central Cross thread has been hijacked by those pesky Southern Crossers :raspberry:.

Guguan and upwards on the #8, anyone?
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby tommy525 » 27 Sep 2012, 23:07

Looks like these guys made it thru ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6qZ1vvGVuw
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Nuit » 27 Sep 2012, 23:17

Dunno where you get your sources from, Tommy, but nice find. Yep - looks like they did.

So the 139km point is dodgy. The rest is a breeze. Time for a bike ride :whistle:.
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Mucha Man » 28 Sep 2012, 01:31

Actually looks like they didn't do it. First of all the video was posted a year ago (no telling when it was shot). Second the title is Donggang to the top of highway 20. They reach the top yes but go no further. As I've written, people I know report that you can't go past the tunnel. Well they didn't go past either. They say they were going to Hualian but we have to assume they didn't go via highway 20 after the tunnel.

Sorry but nothing in that video suggests the whole highway is open.
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby tommy525 » 28 Sep 2012, 01:52

Sounds like a forumosa expedition is in order !
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Nuit » 28 Sep 2012, 08:26

Doh. I was getting my roads confused. For some late-night reason, I thought this was up the Central Cross. Which is highway 8, as every schoolboy knows.
Agree with MM, this is just a vid about a one-way trip on the Southern Cross, and a bit misleading. They don't show the retracing of scooters back down the west side.

I bet they weren't singing Hallelujah all the way back down either.
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby Mucha Man » 28 Sep 2012, 10:34

Nuit wrote:...I bet they weren't singing Hallelujah all the way back down either.


If they tried to go down the west side they would be singing with a heavenly chorus on a daily basis. :lol:
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Re: The Central Cross Highway

Postby tommy525 » 28 Sep 2012, 10:39

well i put a question to em on the vid so maybe they will respond.
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