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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 04:40:32 pm »
Sand, what sand you talking about.     :biggrin: 

Many moons ago I asked our GPS here on the forum, aka Chris from Dustriders, for a route which including the Wuppertal road.  Chris in his old manner tells me every detail of every corner, dip, rock, tree, distance and the like if would encounter on the route.  No mention of any sand though.   :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:   
Fully loaded with pillion on out S10 we do the trip, from Wuppertal climb the hill and carry on towards Oases.  Hold and behold, cruising on our merry way we find ourselves halve way trough a "moerse" sand stretch on top of the mountain.  Before I could react I was on hard turf.  Up to this day I do not know how we stayed upright to the end.  I think it was a matter of, as mention by  DSRider.SA, we plained through it and before k@k could happen we were on a hard surface.   

Don't worry to much, just do it.     :thumleft:

 :imaposer:  :imaposer: :imaposer: Oom Vis jy meen daai GPS praat toe niks van "recalculate" nie!

Ek moes hom seker ge- reboot het, want hy het verseker vergeet van daai sand.     :lol8:

En dis ook nie die eerste keer nie. Hy vertel jou die roete te mooi maar sę niks van die surprises nie  :lol8:
Ou Jup. Jy het seker lank daar getob en agter gekom daai 1200 gaan nie homself optel nie :peepwall: :peepwall:
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2020, 09:36:25 am »
Sand, what sand you talking about.     :biggrin: 

Many moons ago I asked our GPS here on the forum, aka Chris from Dustriders, for a route which including the Wuppertal road.  Chris in his old manner tells me every detail of every corner, dip, rock, tree, distance and the like if would encounter on the route.  No mention of any sand though.   :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:   
Fully loaded with pillion on out S10 we do the trip, from Wuppertal climb the hill and carry on towards Oases.  Hold and behold, cruising on our merry way we find ourselves halve way trough a "moerse" sand stretch on top of the mountain.  Before I could react I was on hard turf.  Up to this day I do not know how we stayed upright to the end.  I think it was a matter of, as mention by  DSRider.SA, we plained through it and before k@k could happen we were on a hard surface.   

Don't worry to much, just do it.     :thumleft:

 :imaposer:  :imaposer: :imaposer: Oom Vis jy meen daai GPS praat toe niks van "recalculate" nie!

Ek moes hom seker ge- reboot het, want hy het verseker vergeet van daai sand.     :lol8:

En dis ook nie die eerste keer nie. Hy vertel jou die roete te mooi maar sę niks van die surprises nie  :lol8:
Ou Jup. Jy het seker lank daar getob en agter gekom daai 1200 gaan nie homself optel nie :peepwall: :peepwall:

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 08:24:19 pm »
Sand, what sand you talking about.     :biggrin: 

Many moons ago I asked our GPS here on the forum, aka Chris from Dustriders, for a route which including the Wuppertal road.  Chris in his old manner tells me every detail of every corner, dip, rock, tree, distance and the like if would encounter on the route.  No mention of any sand though.   :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:   
Fully loaded with pillion on out S10 we do the trip, from Wuppertal climb the hill and carry on towards Oases.  Hold and behold, cruising on our merry way we find ourselves halve way trough a "moerse" sand stretch on top of the mountain.  Before I could react I was on hard turf.  Up to this day I do not know how we stayed upright to the end.  I think it was a matter of, as mention by  DSRider.SA, we plained through it and before k@k could happen we were on a hard surface.   

Don't worry to much, just do it.     :thumleft:

 :imaposer:  :imaposer: :imaposer: Oom Vis jy meen daai GPS praat toe niks van "recalculate" nie!

Ek moes hom seker ge- reboot het, want hy het verseker vergeet van daai sand.     :lol8:

En dis ook nie die eerste keer nie. Hy vertel jou die roete te mooi maar sę niks van die surprises nie  :lol8:

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2020, 08:46:51 am »
Just outside Eselbank.



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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2020, 09:47:19 am »
That is the "Sand monster" all is so scared of  :lol8:

Could not find it for several trips, but he fence to the right is the beacon to look for :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2020, 10:29:39 am »
Clumsy fall due to inadequate momentum and horsepower
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2020, 10:39:04 am »
Clumsy fall due to inadequate momentum and horsepower

Hierdie foto behoort die thread se vraag te antwoord, lyk vir my na lekker dik sand :eek7:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2020, 07:04:47 pm »
Nee boys, regtig?
Daai stukkie sand is seker nie eers 200m lank as reg kan onthou nie.
Toe ek daai pad die eerste keer gery het is ek ook gewaarku oor die sand, het na die tyd besef dit was dit.


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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2020, 07:30:34 am »
Stand up, look up and open up,
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2020, 07:46:03 am »
Stand up, look up and open up,

Sit down relax and give it beans rather :sip:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2020, 07:49:29 am »
Do not underestimate that. It is deep and loose. I was also almost a victim. Just recovered in time to stay upright. It takes but 1 meter of deep sand to lose the front.  I.e. there are but 200 opportunities in that stretch.
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2020, 08:19:27 am »
Just outside Eselbank.



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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2020, 08:28:32 am »
Just outside Eselbank.



Looks like that beautiful and haunting paintings of the ships in the desert. :pot:

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2020, 08:32:56 am »
"Looks like that beautiful and haunting paintings of the ships in the desert."
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2020, 09:00:16 am »
Only comment I'll add is that maybe that sand is serious if you're on the wrong bike?  :peepwall:

After I'd done that route the first time I got asked about the sand and for the life of me couldn't think of any sandy patches on there. If you're on the right bike (read not too heavy) you won't even notice that bit of sand.
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2020, 10:48:32 am »
Both these guys had never ridden sand before... or even gravel. This was their only fall doing the Postal route on 250's.


I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2020, 11:01:16 am »
Only comment I'll add is that maybe that sand is serious if you're on the wrong bike?  :peepwall:

After I'd done that route the first time I got asked about the sand and for the life of me couldn't think of any sandy patches on there. If you're on the right bike (read not too heavy) you won't even notice that bit of sand.


Yip. First time I did that was with Buff some years ago on my DR750... The Queen of the Desert. I wondered afterward where the sand was  :lol8:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2020, 12:56:15 pm »
I hear that the Eselbank divisional council is trucking in more sand as a GS-limiting gesture. :deal:
 
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2020, 02:02:56 pm »
Some riders spoil a route for others that are looking for places to ride.
If there is a short sandy patch they will stop their bikes in the middle of it,take a photo and post it in their ride reports.
Creating a perception this is the sandy route that they had to battle for hundreds of kilometres.  :xxbah:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2020, 02:14:13 pm »
Some riders spoil a route for others that are looking for places to ride.
If there is a short sandy patch they will stop their bikes in the middle of it,take a photo and post it in their ride reports.
Creating a perception this is the sandy route that they had to battle for hundreds of kilometres.  :xxbah:

But why would any rider avoid a route just because there is sand in it?