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Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:46:34 pm »
Sani Pass was damaged over a week ago by a cloud burst and flash flood which resulted in extensive damage to the pass and it was closed. On Sunday 6 of us ventured up for the challenge. The riders were Paul Trimborn, Gavan Gray (WD), Mark Sorour (WD), Sean Loos, Rod Gray (Road Racer Champ from the 80s) all on KTM 690's and myself Blake Mackenzie (WD) on KTM 990R. On arrival at the SA Border post we were greeted by the friendly SA police who advised, you go at your own risk. So we set off and with an hour were at the top. I have been going up Sani for over 30 years and have never seen the pass in such bad condition. It was a great ride to the top with some pushing pulling and a KTM 990 that over heated twice. Thanks to the team who joined me for the ride, it was an awesome challenge and adventureous Day.

If you are wanting to attempt the pass, you need to do it before the weekend as I have inside information that Dozers and Excavators have been despathed to day to start with repairs to make the pass passable.

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 06:55:41 pm »
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 06:58:27 pm »
Goeie werk.

Die pas was lankal nie meer 'n challenge nie maar hy sal seker binnekort weer so wees dat jy hom met 'n superbike kan ry.
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 07:01:46 pm »
I believe the road is repaired already and open  ::)  May be worth checking.
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 07:03:06 pm »
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 07:09:17 pm »
pass is open for 4x4's machines only dispatched today to start with proper repairs.
 

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 07:09:57 pm »
Thks for sharing the pics.Looks a real mess.
 

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 08:24:52 pm »
Need to go do Sani again before the Chinese tar the bitch!
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Re: Re: Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 09:12:58 pm »
Need to go do Sani again before the Chinese tar the bitch!

Spoed, the sani falls under south Africa, going to be tarred by sa, not Chinese. The border crossing is at the top.

It's also a 10 year project, if Chinese were going to do it, would have been done in a year, like semonkong south. About 40km in 3 years.

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 07:35:28 am »
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 06:00:14 am »
Looks brilliant
 

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 06:13:08 am »
Very cool
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 11:37:07 am »
Looks like it was a brilliant day out!  The guys at the tops must have been glad to see some customers?
 

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 12:20:54 pm »
Looks like a bit challenging in places.  :ricky:

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 12:49:17 pm »
Rod Gray rode in the classics bikes this weekend in Zwartkops, he will be riding the same class in Cape Town.
 

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 09:05:42 am »
Nice  Photos , looks as if you ous had some fun thanks for sharing  :ricky:
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 11:37:45 pm »
It was an awesome ride on the right bike and the 690's proved to the right bike for me!

light and agile for the techinical stuff.

Im looking forward to the next similar ride
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2015, 07:14:26 am »
Sani Pass video of our ride see the link

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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2015, 08:21:02 am »
Awesome video Blake

Thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
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Re: Sani Pass Sunday 18th January 2015
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2015, 05:20:32 am »
Nice one!  :thumleft:
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