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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2020, 02:32:34 pm »
Riding through that same little sandy patch some years ago with Camelman, Andy660 and my friend, Dave Halkett. Poor Dave, right in front of me, did a spectacular left turn in the sand and shot straight through that fence.

On another occasion I watched a certain famous instructor drop his 1200 there, trying to do the head-up, stand-up thing.

I just paddle through gently. It's too far from help to indulge in heroics and it's not even 200m long.
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2020, 02:38:51 pm »
I'm heading that way on Thursday next week.  :eek7:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2020, 02:56:25 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?

Are you demonstrating your lack of experience on a GS here? :peepwall:
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2020, 03:07:28 pm »
I'm heading that way on Thursday next week.  :eek7:

Don't blink or you'll miss the sand  :peepwall:
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2020, 05:18:13 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?

Are you demonstrating your lack of experience on a GS here? :peepwall:

My lack of experience on a GS anywhere. :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2020, 05:46:32 pm »
DILLIGAF
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2020, 09:34:41 pm »
Went through yesterday. There is no sand.

been replaced with hardback trail stuff. Like a tar highway
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2020, 09:48:08 pm »
Went through yesterday. There is no sand.

been replaced with hardback trail stuff. Like a tar highway


And the BMW club breathes a collective sigh of relief. :ricky:
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2020, 05:43:04 am »
did not do the ride , dont like riding in all the heat  but was told by the people that did " no sand "
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2020, 07:38:30 am »
Went through yesterday. There is no sand.

been replaced with hardback trail stuff. Like a tar highway

Of jy praat stront, of iemand het die sand gesteel :peepwall:

Dalk het die gebied onlangs reen gehad, dit maak die sand ook baie makliker
LeŽ vaatjie hou toe jou kraan en ek sien jou dalk vir 'n volle aan.
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2020, 09:08:11 am »
There is no sand.

Like a tar highway

Shit, there goes the neighborhood!
Same like the tarred new (chinese) highway up at Sani going inland, replacing those ~43km's dirt which were nice to slide on.
Nowadays one finds entire platoons of tourists in/on any conceivable means of transport (buses anyone?) gazing down on this "impossible" pass, then head back to whence they came from.

Please don't pave these stretches, they're just difficult-enough to keep the masses out, making for a bit of loneliness which I find part & parcel of an adventure ride  :thumleft:
Oh, no, neither stretch is close to difficult but please, keep the rumours alive, spread the news: 'I did that bit, hell I just survived!'  ;)
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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2020, 09:13:01 am »
There is no sand.

Like a tar highway

Shit, there goes the neighborhood!
Same like the tarred new (chinese) highway up at Sani going inland, replacing those ~43km's dirt which were nice to slide on.
Nowadays one finds entire platoons of tourists in/on any conceivable means of transport (buses anyone?) gazing down on this "impossible" pass, then head back to whence they came from.

Please don't pave these stretches, they're just difficult-enough to keep the masses out, making for a bit of loneliness which I find part & parcel of an adventure ride  :thumleft:
Oh, no, neither stretch is close to difficult but please, keep the rumours alive, spread the news: 'I did that bit, hell I just survived!'  ;)

Well said  :lol8: :lol8:

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2020, 11:55:57 am »
They tried to fix Matjiesrivier - Wupperthal end of 2019. The road is really weird now. The gravel has mixed in with the sand. You float on the marble with a heavier bike. Not enjoyable sandish riding like it used to be.
 

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Re: How sandy is The Wuppertal road
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2020, 01:59:44 pm »
Just outside Eselbank.



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


Sand on a downhill is different to sand on uphill under power, the okes were most problably free wheeling and not riding in a lower gear
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