It's the roads themselves that are really cool.
There's some beautiful scenery and racing around it really reminds you how big the world is.
It could be nerve-wrecking at times . I've become fairly comfortable on my bike now. Heights, however, still freak me out. It seems like a pretty rational fear when some of these curvy roads are on the edge of a gigantic drop. You want to admire the view, but there's the immediate danger of taking a turn wrong on a constantly twisting road. That said, I'm sure it's a great ride to be a passenger for, if you trust the driver.
It took roughly 30-45 minutes to get loop through the mountains. In that time there were some cars in the opposite side of the road but never behind or in front of me. I had it all to myself to go as fast or as slow as I wanted.
This is turning into a photo blog but it's not my intention. I do have some other stuff in the works, but more on that another time.