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Offline MildlyWild

Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:37:44 pm »
Watching a piece of On Her Bike, and it looks like theyre doing a lot of roadworks there
I absolutely HAVE to go ride Sani before it gets tarred :ricky: :-\
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 05:57:16 am »
We did it last weekend, the tar is quite a way before the SA border post still.

As far as I know the ultimate plan is to tar the whole pass, but was it interesting is current damage to some of the new civil works,
eg, gunited banks being washed away etc, And these are at low levels with relatively mild terrain.
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 06:47:15 am »
We did it last weekend, the tar is quite a way before the SA border post still.

As far as I know the ultimate plan is to tar the whole pass, but was it interesting is current damage to some of the new civil works,
eg, gunited banks being washed away etc, And these are at low levels with relatively mild terrain.

Thanks, I'll try and keep track of the tarring development. CT is a bit far for a quick weekend trip, so Im planning an early 2022 10day trip through Lesotho
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 06:52:59 am »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...
 
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 07:16:07 am »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

Possibly, yes.
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 07:57:32 am »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

All the Binder wannabe's on their crotch rockets. Some dreams will come true once they "binned her" .

 Will be good fun though, coming down on the limit.
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 08:33:17 am »
Still a loooooong way before its tarred. They are working on it up to SA border. When its wet--- vaaaak its slippery. Lesotho side- nothing happening
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2021, 08:49:21 am »
Still a loooooong way before its tarred. They are working on it up to SA border. When its wet--- vaaaak its slippery. Lesotho side- nothing happening

 Not so sure, Lesotho have these small oke`s that like rice,with their cheap equipment, saw them working on a Saturday at 4pm tarring roads.
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 09:26:37 am »
Eish, the Chinese are definitely trying to take over the world :dousing:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 09:35:30 am »
We did it last year, hectic earthworks happening at the beginning but after that it was the same old road up, yip long way to go before its all tarred, and nothing stops the taxis up and down there!
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 10:22:08 am »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

That top part of the pass can't be tarred at its current gradient. They will have to reduce the inclines i.e. cut a much wider swath up into that neck. They could try cement instead of bitumen... but we all know how that goes.

Next question, who is "they"? Not sure who will be paying and who will be building.

I spoke to a buddy of mine who was heavily involved in the Moteng Pass construction, years ago on A1, for a major road builder. He says they will not do such a pass again, too risky and just not profitable.

Guessing not many Thomas Bain types left in the world...
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 02:13:42 pm »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

That top part of the pass can't be tarred at its current gradient. They will have to reduce the inclines i.e. cut a much wider swath up into that neck. They could try cement instead of bitumen... but we all know how that goes.

Next question, who is "they"? Not sure who will be paying and who will be building.

I spoke to a buddy of mine who was heavily involved in the Moteng Pass construction, years ago on A1, for a major road builder. He says they will not do such a pass again, too risky and just not profitable.

Guessing not many Thomas Bain types left in the world...

Thomas never did tar..... :ricky:
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 03:56:44 pm »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

That top part of the pass can't be tarred at its current gradient. They will have to reduce the inclines i.e. cut a much wider swath up into that neck. They could try cement instead of bitumen... but we all know how that goes.

Next question, who is "they"? Not sure who will be paying and who will be building.

I spoke to a buddy of mine who was heavily involved in the Moteng Pass construction, years ago on A1, for a major road builder. He says they will not do such a pass again, too risky and just not profitable.

Guessing not many Thomas Bain types left in the world...

Thomas never did tar..... :ricky:

Sir Thomas wouldve enjoyed riding his passes with a T7 :pot:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 04:13:20 pm »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

That top part of the pass can't be tarred at its current gradient. They will have to reduce the inclines i.e. cut a much wider swath up into that neck. They could try cement instead of bitumen... but we all know how that goes.

Next question, who is "they"? Not sure who will be paying and who will be building.

I spoke to a buddy of mine who was heavily involved in the Moteng Pass construction, years ago on A1, for a major road builder. He says they will not do such a pass again, too risky and just not profitable.

Guessing not many Thomas Bain types left in the world...

Thomas never did tar..... :ricky:

Sir Thomas wouldve enjoyed riding his passes with a T7 :pot:

As a man who obviously looked at things with a long-term perspective, indeed! :3some:
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2021, 05:02:38 pm »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

More to the point hitting the sheets of ice.  ::)
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2021, 05:03:46 pm »
We did it last year, hectic earthworks happening at the beginning but after that it was the same old road up, yip long way to go before its all tarred, and nothing stops the taxis up and down there!

Remember, they are special grey import 4WD Taxis.  8)
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 05:05:13 pm »
Still a loooooong way before its tarred. They are working on it up to SA border. When its wet--- vaaaak its slippery. Lesotho side- nothing happening

ETS The Lesotho side is tarred like a road race circuit, I assume you mean the pass itself between the Border Posts.  :thumleft:
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 05:05:19 pm »
I think that, ironically, Sani Pass will be more dangerous once tarred. I can imagine folks speeding up downhill and then hitting the swithbacks...

More to the point hitting the sheets of ice.  ::)
Beat me to it... had ice on the way to Katse once, in November! it woke me out of my trance of admiring the scenery somewhat... :eek7:
 

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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2021, 05:15:03 pm »
.Like so...
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Re: Is Sani Pass being tarred already?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2021, 05:23:20 pm »
.Like so...
Yep... but on tar it is even worse. :thumleft: