Old and new: kilometerstones?

So is there a proper term for roadside distance markers in metric countries?  It’s impossible to not just think of them as milestones.

Whatever you call them, they’ve provided my initial submission for the June challenge.  As soon as I started seeing old stone markers on the Gargano promontory I’ve had my eye out for one with a modern, boring pressed steel replacement beside it.  I was really excited to find this one, one of the great old major markers that also lists the distance to the next town.  They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore, sadly.

Gargano is great for more reasons than just this.  If you’d like to see why, check out our ride to Foresta Umbra.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

8 response to "Old and new: kilometerstones?"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 2, 2019

    Great find! You nailed it with that one! And you didn’t even forget to include your bicycle.

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 2, 2019

      Thanks! Unfortunately, I have to disqualify myself. I posted this in June, but unfortunately the ride was on May 31st. I’ll have to keep looking.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 3, 2019

    “Dont ask, Dont Tell” 😉

  3. By: NancyG Posted: June 3, 2019

    How about ‘klickstones’? Or is that klikstones..

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 4, 2019

      Oh my gosh. Epic day. I remember reading this before, but had forgotten about it. You still can’t go through the tunnel by the way, but you wouldn’t want to anyway because the old coast road is such an awesome ride. A bit hard to find though and not obvious – you need to break down to the cost just a mile or so out of Manfredonia.

      You and the Ace Support Crew should go back together, and take it a bit slower. How awesome would that be to have someone waiting for you at the summit with a cold one?

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