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WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:07:19 pm »
So after Riebeekers 50th  last weekend at Waterval , Porterville.
I took a ride to beaverlac wng ithe the car , got to the top of the pass and to the Beaverlac Turn off.
I got out of the car and looked down the dirt road ( Steep down hill) with all the rocks and very washed out road . and decided not to go down with the wifes little Kia Picanto.
But to rather go back with the bike.

So today we , Fuzzy Muzzy , Trippple Xc and my self , went back to take a look at the Beaverlack Campsite.





We had herd rumours that bikes werent welcome there, saying that , Riebeeker had told me that he had never been turned away there.

We road up the 7km up hill all the way , Dasklip Pass to the Beaverlac Turn off.
The view from the Dasklip pass is quite spectacular !

I am amaized that normal cars get down that road , never mind how they get back up again.
4 x 4 `s and the rainy weather , have ruined that road and it isnt pleasant riding down , not to mention all the bakkies and cars making an exidos on a Sunday , coming around the corners trying to get back up the hill on that Sh_t road.

Mmmm , it was interesting.

But the good news is , the Access control manager  , had absolutely no problem with us ( Bikers) going into the camp to buy a cooldrink from their on camp shop.



Which by the way has , food , cool drinks , ice cream and a fridge full of beer in it.
Awesome looking campsite and very clean ablusion blocks.



We chilled out in the shade , before racing back up the hill , overtaking cars and 4 x 4`s on the Kak road !

We made a left turn at the top and continued up the dirt road ontop of the mountain to check out Die Grootwinterhoek !








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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 12:51:38 am »
On the way back down

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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 05:30:26 am »
Great pics and nice to see those places. Like the look of that transalp.
Rode behind Iamgigglz on his transalp awhile ago in some muddy places  :thumleft:
What tyres have you got on Andy. E-09 on the back? How many km's do you get out of it?
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 06:42:52 am »
Very nice Andy .  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 07:44:23 am »
Stunning place that, we've camped there a few times in the past. I used to tow my Offroad caravan down and up that pass  >:D Its also one of the few places in the Cape that is dog friend
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Pity you never got to experience the stunning rock pools down by the river, some awesome places to swim and dive  :thumleft:
Maybe we should plan an overnighter there and I can show you guys around the place.
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 08:09:34 am »
Welcome to Beaverlac.  No music.  No noise.  But Misters Akrapovic, Vince and Bosson are welcome!

Nice pics, Andy.  Yes, we should organise an overnighter.
 

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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 08:50:33 am »
We chilled out in the shade , before racing back up the hill , overtaking cars and 4 x 4`s on the Kak road !





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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 10:35:08 am »
It was a great ride.. thanks guys. some of those roads were a bit tricky, I may have overcooked one or 2 corners. Flip it was a hot day but a lekker ride.

I confess , my legs are a bit tender this morning.
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 10:48:35 am »
Cool, think I got you guys on my way down the pass.

Nice bit of country that!
 

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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 02:13:24 pm »
Were you on an BMW X ??

I can't recall seeing one
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 04:05:37 pm »
Were you on an BMW X ??

I can't recall seeing one

X Country, you guys just passed a bus if I remember correctly. Just before the paragliders.

Beaverlac is a nice camping spot. That shop has everything. R25 for a bottle white, R40 for red, vleis, ys, chips and R8 a can of ice cold beer.

We had a lekker weekend camping. Except for the reatorical "het julle die reels gelees?" question by the guy in charge when we where not even THAT lound Friday night :D

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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 10:30:40 pm »
Sure is a nice area up there on top of that pass. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 11:13:24 pm »
Great pics and nice to see those places. Like the look of that transalp.
Rode behind Iamgigglz on his transalp awhile ago in some muddy places  :thumleft:
What tyres have you got on Andy. E-09 on the back? How many km's do you get out of it?
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 07:44:23 am »
Beaverlac can get lekker hot in the winter months. Andy did you do that road to the left before the entrance gate like we spoke about?
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Reacce`
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 08:00:50 am »
Great pics and nice to see those places. Like the look of that transalp.
Rode behind Iamgigglz on his transalp awhile ago in some muddy places  :thumleft:
What tyres have you got on Andy. E-09 on the back? How many km's do you get out of it?
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 08:12:11 am »
There's a road from that side down to Citrusdal's side of the mountain, aparently quite hectice but the farmers locked the gates because of quad bikes, so wanna do that, did it with the bakkie from Citrusdal's side to the first locked gate..Andy?? Organise?? :peepwall:
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 08:20:19 am »
Stunning place - we been there a few times, and yes that road up is KAK... but we normally there with the cage, dogs in the back  :thumleft:

Andy when you turned left at the top, did that road have a dead end or could you continue to maybe get to Porterville or Gouda?
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 11:02:49 am »
If you carry on past the Beaverlac turnoff it is tar for a few seconds then dirt.. if you carry on along that road you get to the intersection that andy posted earlier, I went left and rode on for a few KM, it seems like you ride into a vally with mountains all around you, I rode until I swa a farm then turned back because the group had split up to have a look around, I did'nt see a way through but to be fair I did'nt go until there was no more road

THere are some jeep tracks to the right of that turnoff along the top of the mountain which I would like to go and ride again

I was riding with an E-07 rear and it was ok with the heavier bike, there is very little sand along that road, maybe one or 2 patches that you hit at 100km/h so you just plough through them.

The road down to Beaverlac I would'nt do at speed if your bike has a really soft suspension, I have progressive springs in the front and boy oh boy was it appreciated.
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 07:49:39 pm »
You guys in the WC should stop posting pics with your RR's please! Ek kry sommer 'n gemoedsbekakking as ek sien watse mooi wereld julle in bly. Very nice BTW. :thumleft:
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Re: WC-Beaverlac Recce`
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 09:03:49 pm »
You guys in the WC should stop posting pics with your RR's please! Ek kry sommer 'n gemoedsbekakking as ek sien watse mooi wereld julle in bly. Very nice BTW. :thumleft:

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