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Offline AlanDoyle

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LITTLE BAVIAANS
« on: December 01, 2015, 01:50:24 pm »
I went for a short ride on Sunday through to the aerials above Patensie from the PE side on the Elands River road. All I can say is AWESOME Ride!!! If you just wanting a shorter ride through the mountains, then this is one you should ride. The dust road is in good condition until just before the aerials, then it gets a bit rougher. Once you turn off 100 meters before the aerials then the road changes dramatically. Washed away roads, rocks and a bit of slower careful riding. You are in the mountains and it is beautiful out there. Just you and your bike.

Then you reach the river crossing at "Die Grootrivierpoort", amazing. Spend a bit of time there, have a swim and cross the river. Its was about a meter deep in the middle as the road slab has been washed away there and a deeper hole exists there now. Then off down Cockscomb road to Steytlerville, Uitenhage and back to PE, home.

A really worthwhile ride for the adventurous rider.  :)
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 02:01:27 pm »
Some more pics
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 02:05:21 pm »
River is flowing nicely :thumleft:
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 02:06:02 pm »
lekka ride that
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANSom
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015, 02:08:07 pm »
I also rode the Elands river valley road, the previous Sunday. Spur of the moment solo ride, because unfortunately there seems to be few communal half-day outrides going on. :'(
Nice easy riding for an old fart like me, but one or two "whoopsies" almost caught me out and convinced me to forget about trying to use up the last mm or two on my knackered tyres!  :biggrin:
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANSom
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2015, 02:25:03 pm »
I also rode the Elands river valley road, the previous Sunday. Spur of the moment solo ride, because unfortunately there seems to be few communal half-day outrides going on. :'(
Nice easy riding for an old fart like me, but one or two "whoopsies" almost caught me out and convinced me to forget about trying to use up the last mm or two on my knackered tyres!  :biggrin:

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 04:58:01 pm »
Got a pair of new T63's.

I've also got an oldie or two lying around, but thanks.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2015, 03:13:38 pm »
sometimes those alone rides are the best great pic,s

thank u for sharing
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 09:31:41 am »
Hi Alan,

My wife and I are planning to ride through the Baviaaans from the uniondale side and would like to then take the route that you did to return to Willowmore. My wife rides her own bike, a CRF250l and my question is, just how bad is the track/road from the tower.
Do you have any more pictures of the worst sections?
Thanks in advance
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 10:36:25 am »
Hi Alan,

My wife and I are planning to ride through the Baviaaans from the uniondale side and would like to then take the route that you did to return to Willowmore. My wife rides her own bike, a CRF250l and my question is, just how bad is the track/road from the tower.
Do you have any more pictures of the worst sections?
Thanks in advance
Barry
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 07:17:57 am »
Awesome thx for sharing!!!

Could you cross that river?
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 04:08:09 pm »
Ah, I've done this route and it is awesome!

Thanks for the lovely photographs.
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 10:32:48 am »
Ah, I've done this route and it is awesome!

Thanks for the lovely photographs.

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 03:50:33 pm »
Awesome thx for sharing!!!

Could you cross that river?

Yes, it's about a meter deep though.
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2015, 03:51:21 pm »
Ah, I've done this route and it is awesome!

Thanks for the lovely photographs.

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2015, 08:32:02 am »
Awesome thx for sharing!!!

Could you cross that river?

Yes, it's about a meter deep though.

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2015, 08:38:55 am »
Snorkle?
Lekker pics,,,,
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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 08:10:07 am »
Yeah, I was also wondering about that river crossing.

Pity there's no action shot??
 

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Re: LITTLE BAVIAANS
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2015, 10:20:12 am »
That river is normally quite low, but can get deep after local rains
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