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 DH84 (Non Feature DH)
Readers Rating: No. of Ratings: 1 
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Distance: 25.3 km / 15.7 mi Traffic: Brutal


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At a Glance

From its southern start in the cool, sheer canyon of the Goldstream River, the legendary Malahat Drive climbs the steep west side of the scenic Saanich Inlet. The vertical slopes of Vancouver Islandís only eastern inlet were once a formidable barrier to early land travel between Victoria and the northern island. But no more. High above the water, this easy, smoothly paved ride boasts three panoramic viewpoints. And even if you donít normally gear down to gaze at scenery, you might want to check these out, especially the third one. It offers one of the most spectacular views on Vancouver Island. With the revisionists at the Ministry of Highways constantly upgrading this heavily used road, almost all its historic twistiness has been eliminated anyhow. So you may as well ease up, kick back and enjoy the view.
 
Riders Reviews:


"This road is only good for the views. The only fun on a motorcycle is if you are going very fast. Problem is that this is a grade-A choice, prime speed enforcement zone (laser radar usually and radar vans on occasion). Views, good. Fun, not really (teeth clenched exercising throttle restraint)."
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Mark  mrkl@altavista.com