Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => About South Africa... => Mountain Passes and Historic Memorials of SA => Topic started by: Trygve Roberts on September 13, 2018, 02:06:32 pm

Title: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Trygve Roberts on September 13, 2018, 02:06:32 pm
(http://landcruiserclub.co.za/gallery/albums/userpics/10189/41537204_934305860086879_445435052587745280_n.jpg)

As the Chris Rea song goes: "This is the Road to Hell" depicted showing a group of vintage Toyota Troopies tackling this rough road. Any of you guys tackled this on adventure bikes?

In our news release today we cover some new passes in the Transkei plus we pay a visit to Eureka City and the Koffiehoogte Pass.

Its open till next week. Enjoy!

https://bit.ly/2xf9oX4

Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Ri on September 13, 2018, 05:51:17 pm
That looks hectic! Nothing broken?

Thanks for the link. I'm a happy subscriber :sip:
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Highsider on September 13, 2018, 07:31:05 pm
Looks very interesting, show us where it is...


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Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: roxenz on September 14, 2018, 04:48:06 pm
The Road to Hell has been done at least twice by WDs on bikes (that I know of). I did it a few years ago with my family in our old Cruiser 80 station wagon. Was pretty hectic!
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Trygve Roberts on September 20, 2018, 03:24:36 pm
That looks hectic! Nothing broken?

Thanks for the link. I'm a happy subscriber :sip:
Nope - they all made it unscathed. Took a bit of roadbuilding though...
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Trygve Roberts on September 20, 2018, 03:25:31 pm
Looks very interesting, show us where it is...


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We haven't loaded this pass onto the website yet, but I'll try and get the coordinates in the meantime.
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Trygve Roberts on September 20, 2018, 03:26:36 pm
The Road to Hell has been done at least twice by WDs on bikes (that I know of). I did it a few years ago with my family in our old Cruiser 80 station wagon. Was pretty hectic!

Would you mind posting the coordinates here for the Wild Dogs members? We have not yet researched this pass.
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Offshore on September 20, 2018, 03:30:23 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 21, 2018, 08:59:07 pm
Myself and GJ did it a few years ago, as did JustinPowerflo.
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Minxy on September 25, 2018, 11:37:01 am
Myself and GJ did it a few years ago, as did JustinPowerflo.

Is there a ride report? :) And which bikes did you go on? Looks hectic indeed. :o
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: Scalpel on September 25, 2018, 01:56:30 pm
Most recent was Molten and Philipkruin I think.
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: roxenz on September 25, 2018, 03:56:23 pm
The Road to Hell has been done at least twice by WDs on bikes (that I know of). I did it a few years ago with my family in our old Cruiser 80 station wagon. Was pretty hectic!

Would you mind posting the coordinates here for the Wild Dogs members? We have not yet researched this pass.

Turn-off to Road to Hell Pass (from Namakwa 4x4 route): S28 53.979 E17 54.597
Start of Road to Hell Pass: S28 51.042 E17 58.372
Title: Re: From the Road to Hell via the Transkei to Eureka City
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 25, 2018, 06:46:22 pm
Myself and GJ did it a few years ago, as did JustinPowerflo.

Is there a ride report? :) And which bikes did you go on? Looks hectic indeed. :o

GJ on a 690, and me on my Yamaha XT600E.  Not difficult, on a rating 0-10 I'd say about 9. >:D >:D :pot: