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Offline Numsch

Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« on: December 06, 2021, 07:56:20 am »
Three of us ventured off on what turned out to be an awesome day ride on Saturday 4/12/21 with mixed weather and road conditions. There has been plenty rain over the last week so we knew we were in for a few surprises. We met at the Sasol in Broederstroom at 07:00 with the rain staying away until we reached the top of Breedstnek.





Out with rain jackets and we proceeded down a very wet Breedtsnek. The dirt road to Mooinooi was like snot, i stopped and warned the guys to take it easy on this road, little did I know that I was going to be the one that nearly saw my arse. How I saved this, God only knows but I thought I was down!  :)

https://youtu.be/_3lrSSyZ-ek

A quick stop to check my pants and we were off to railway tracks where the weather cleared up nicely!




A quick breakfast at the Cock and Bull at Harties before we set off to find the Meerhof bridge via the dam tunnel.






Some more muddy conditions drained one of our riders on his 1190's maiden off road ride!



Exhaust bracket broke so some quick bush repairs



All in all a good 250km round trip from Fourways.





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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 08:01:38 am »
Nice! Good to see Kobus out on a ride  :thumleft:

Could you share the route, please?
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 08:15:32 am »
Ja, I like that train bridge section
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2021, 08:45:28 am »
Nice! Good to see Kobus out on a ride  :thumleft:

Could you share the route, please?

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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2021, 08:46:50 am »
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2021, 09:20:39 am »
Watching the video off your " near off", I can understand the concern of checking the underwear. Good job keeping things upright 👍👍👍
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2021, 09:32:04 am »
Video of us crossing the Meerhof bridge.

https://youtu.be/FVE9A1wQuCY
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2021, 09:35:50 am »
Deploy outriggers!

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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2021, 09:39:12 am »
Nice! Good to see Kobus out on a ride  :thumleft:

Could you share the route, please?

I've sent you the GPX via WhatsApp. Please post here as Postimage doesn't allow upload of the GPX.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2021, 11:29:44 am »
Nice! Good to see Kobus out on a ride  :thumleft:

Could you share the route, please?

I've sent you the GPX via WhatsApp. Please post here as Postimage doesn't allow upload of the GPX.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2021, 11:49:19 am »
Attached as received.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2021, 01:59:16 pm »
That GPX does not seem to cross to Meerhof bridge, if I am correct in the bridge being the one that crosses the Crocodile river next to Meerhof, as the river flows into the dam? If I'm correct, from which side does one approach the bridge? Jasmyn/Meerhof side? Or the western side?
 

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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2021, 09:06:58 am »
That GPX does not seem to cross to Meerhof bridge, if I am correct in the bridge being the one that crosses the Crocodile river next to Meerhof, as the river flows into the dam? If I'm correct, from which side does one approach the bridge? Jasmyn/Meerhof side? Or the western side?

You can approach from both sides, we did the route in reverse on 16th.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2021, 09:13:15 am »
That GPX does not seem to cross to Meerhof bridge, if I am correct in the bridge being the one that crosses the Crocodile river next to Meerhof, as the river flows into the dam? If I'm correct, from which side does one approach the bridge? Jasmyn/Meerhof side? Or the western side?

You can approach from both sides, we did the route in reverse on 16th.
Thanks! My Basecamp cannot import your GPX, complains that it's an invalid GPX. Only me?
 

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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2021, 09:17:16 am »
That GPX does not seem to cross to Meerhof bridge, if I am correct in the bridge being the one that crosses the Crocodile river next to Meerhof, as the river flows into the dam? If I'm correct, from which side does one approach the bridge? Jasmyn/Meerhof side? Or the western side?

You can approach from both sides, we did the route in reverse on 16th.
Thanks! My Basecamp cannot import your GPX, complains that it's an invalid GPX. Only me?

This GPX is from the phone app Bike GPX.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2021, 09:20:27 am »
Works with the Rever app
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2021, 09:39:51 am »
Yeah it's probably just basecamp that's full of crap.
 

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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2021, 09:56:38 am »
This section is like snot at the moment!  ;D





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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2021, 10:38:11 am »
Hierdie reen maak die grond paaie interesant hoor!

Myself in n Ander bloedgroep ingeval Sondag ook oppad Koepel toe saam @Psycho Porra en my Seun.
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Re: Harties, Breedtsnek, Mooinooi, Meerhof!
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2022, 02:30:05 am »
Thanks for sharing the route. If any of you are wondering what the condition of breedtsnek is like after all the rainfall you can have a look at my newbie attempt.

https://youtu.be/1qD23_9M0oE