Most roads are nothing more than a means of reaching a destination. Without much thought, they get us from Point A to Point B. There is one exception, roads with an unspoken significance.
When we take a minute to think about and reflect on the roads that we’ve traveled, it doesn’t take long to identify one that triggers an emotional reaction. Perhaps, a narrow, winding canyon road that slowly appears through a thick canopy of towering trees. Or, a long, dusty gravel road that runs through a sea of golden wheat. No matter where it starts, or where it ends, there’s an underlying connection to it that makes our heart beat just a little bit faster.
Until moving to Tembagapura, the roads that Chris took to and from work were, for the most part, unremarkable. Here, he follows a 6km gravel road, with grades up to 25%, in four-low. It takes him 30-35 minutes to drive from door to door, with spectacular views all around him. It’s a road that leaves an indelible mark on everyone who drives it.
Chris recently mounted his GoPro on the dashboard of his Toyota and recorded his morning commute. The video was recorded in time-lapse mode, so the thirty-minute drive is shortened to a one minute and fifty-two second video. The road takes him from Hidden Valley, down two-thousand feet to Tembagapura, back up two-thousand feet to Zaagkam Tunnel, along a road cut from a cliff, and ends at his office, OB 4.