Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 03:17:27 pm

Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 03:17:27 pm
At the Algeria Camp site, take the right fork and head on to Clanwilliam. This road follows the river and the gravel is good, so back up to speed again. Just whatch out for the 90 degree turns that pop up every now again

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Dam wall, dam is quite full at the moment.

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Only got to Clanwilliam at 1.30 pm, still had +-200 km until Loerisfontein. After much discussions with myself on the pros and cons of pushing on the little voice of reason said I should take a leisurely ride back home.

Just after Citrusdal is the Piekernierskloof pass, drop a couple of gears and let the fun start....but half way up had to take some seriouse cage avoidence manuvers as there were parked cars all over the road. A bus had lost control coming down, thank goodness no one was hurt as the bus was full of school kids. The office was kind enough to let me ride under the chain and so it was off home again

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Last smoke break before home, these geese were friendly

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Home with the setting sun on the mountain. Time for nice cold beer.

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Total dist 626 Km

just a couple more pics
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Cheers
Title: Re: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: droffarc on August 29, 2006, 03:24:47 pm
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
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Another favourite pic. Thanks for sharing with us.
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: JourneyMan on August 29, 2006, 03:31:08 pm
That pass (es?) look fun. Up and down, twisting.

Lekker pics there!
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: KiLRoy on August 29, 2006, 04:15:30 pm
Where's that pic taken - the one droffie refers to?

I never knew geese carry the goslings in the mouths - is that true?

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Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 04:51:34 pm
That valley is about 30 km before Clanwilliam, but if you take the N7, turn right at the Algeria sign board, its about 15km or so along the dirt road.
The Algeria camp site is just sfter the forest in the pic
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: droffarc on August 29, 2006, 05:18:20 pm
Did you happen to see the observatory?
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 05:24:13 pm
No missed that, where is it?
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: wino on August 30, 2006, 07:44:04 am
:thumbleft:
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: droffarc on August 30, 2006, 08:14:59 am
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
No missed that, where is it?


http://www.cederbergobs.org.za/
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: X Banana Boy on August 30, 2006, 02:19:46 pm
very cool pics
Title: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
Post by: Tin-Tin on August 31, 2006, 08:34:28 am
Sweet piks.