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Offline Kamanya

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Following my nose
« on: August 28, 2006, 09:03:59 am »
Short trip around the Kleinmond area;

Up Sir Lowreys to check out the manbirds.





Then found a great little track that you should give some time to. Just after Hoehoek right before the N2 Splits to go over the pass there is a little dirt road that goes down to the railway. Just before the railway is a dirt road that follows the river and railway line and is very pretty. It comes out just before the turnoff to Hermanus where the N2 becomes a two way again.

No pictures, too busy having fun.

Stayed in Vermont that evening.

Left midmorning to follow my nose.

Ended up going into Highlands and the Safcol forest lands.







End of the track, and a short walk to look out over the beautiful coast. The track I managed to find is in the Valley in the background.



Managed to find a track that made it's way from the old forestry station down the valley to Kleinmond.





It is pretty rough but very doable. Unfortunately it runs onto private property so I had to go and have a chat with the farmer to ask how to get off his land as all his gates are locked and I didn't feel like riding back up the tracks that I came in on.

From there was in two minds as to ride the Rooiels road or go back via the track over Hoehoek pass.

In Betty's Bay I saw a KLR, 640, 1200GS and an ST. They had stopped and were going back to Paarl via a "gravel road near Hoehoek"

Aha, Mind made up then, I'll go back with them.

The guy on the 1200 had shorts and slippers on. If you are a reader on this site, you are only one fall away from mucho paino.

If you can't afford the gear, you can't afford the bike.

Turns out it was not the road that I thought they were going to take so made my own way home.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 10:01:50 am »
high up in the mountains, all alone = cool!! are all those tracks open for the general public, or do you first enter through manned points, e.g. by forestry?
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 10:09:23 am »
I subscribe to the following;

It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

There are no "do not enter signs" - or I missed them. I think if you treat the place and any people you come across with respect you should be fine.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006, 07:26:25 pm »
That turn off into the Highlands is really a nice little track...gorgeous scenery, but a little short.

Nice one thanks
 

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Following my nose
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 07:29:41 pm »
Lyk baie baie lekker


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Re: Following my nose
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 08:16:05 pm »
Quote from: "Kamanya"

Then found a great little track that you should give some time to. Just after Hoehoek right before the N2 Splits to go over the pass there is a little dirt road that goes down to the railway. Just before the railway is a dirt road that follows the river and railway line and is very pretty. It comes out just before the turnoff to Hermanus where the N2 becomes a two way again.


Hey Kamanya, that is the old Houw Hoek pass. Was the road still in a good condition after the recent rain? Anyway, if you turn left at the T-junction, instead of right to the N2, you ride through Botrivier. You'll see a turn-off to the left which is the Van der Stel pass which ends up close to the bridge crossing the Villiersdorp dam.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 11:43:02 pm »
The road was good enough for a corsa bakkie to meet me half way up the pass!

Roosting up an old road like that I didn't expect to see anyone on it!

So it is safe to say that yes the road is in very good nick.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 02:43:18 am »
Thanks for the picks.  They look great.
 

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What a woosie
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 04:40:47 pm »
Kamanya,

I could ride that road backwards. Look view tho.

When are you going to challenge me or cant you keep up???

Give me a date and i will be there?

Hurrry you are falling behind already!!!!

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Re: What a woosie
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 04:44:43 pm »
Quote from: "KTM BIGGER"
Kamanya,

I could ride that road backwards. Look view tho.

When are you going to challenge me or cant you keep up???

Give me a date and i will be there?

Hurrry you are falling behind already!!!!


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Re: What a woosie
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2006, 04:45:50 pm »
Quote from: "KTM BIGGER"
Kamanya,

I could ride that road backwards. Look view tho.

When are you going to challenge me or cant you keep up???

Give me a date and i will be there?

Hurrry you are falling behind already!!!!



Whahahahahahahahaaaa....

KTM BIGGER, k@k first post. Rather intro yourself in "General" and then start to challange the regulars here  :wink:

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Following my nose
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2006, 04:59:58 pm »
Well. guys i have ridden before with Kamanya to Loxton. Maybe you want to see that trip we did.

Just pulling his leg tho.

Do any of you guys have detailed maps of the west coast that indicate all the backroads?

Would be appreciated.

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