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In search of some gravel
« on: September 30, 2006, 10:09:02 pm »
On Monday the 25th of September I went on a solo ride in the Durbanville/Agter Paarl area looking for some gravel.

I filled up at the Wynland 1stop and took a left towards Klipheuwel at the Stellenbosch offramp. Took the next turnoff right onto gravel after a few hundred metres, and continued on this road until the Eenzaamheid turnoff, turned left there and followed it till it meets the R312 tar.



A derelict farm yard


A nice bloekomlaning


Some open space after the tunnel vision


The end/beginning of the Eenzaamheid road


Turned right here towards the R44, where I turned left towards Wellington, and then left again onto the Hoogstede road after a short distance. This road meets the Windmeul/Paardeberg tar road again, where I did a left towards Paardeberg, and then a left again onto Slent road towards Klipheuwel.



My bike turning 20k


View towards Klipheuwel


One of the wind generators



At Klipheuwel I followed Radio road towards Mellish station, and from there the R302 home.

Soon after the start


Apparently this railway line is still used!


Mellish station


Low tide at droffie's favourite water crossing


Some more pictures at http://nickidw.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 09:55:15 am »
Lekker pics & exploring Nicki
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 11:54:41 am »
Nice report Nicky

There's a boatload of lekker dirt tracks in the Boland. Right in our back yard. And if one gets tired of exploring, there's alway a winefarm no more than 10minutes away. :D
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 11:56:14 am »
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.....there's alway a winefarm no more than 10minutes away. :D


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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 01:47:12 pm »
Great stuff Nicky. Thanks for sharing
did you cross the rail at any point?
looks like you did some very nice roads

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 05:51:27 pm »
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Great stuff Nicky. Thanks for sharing
did you cross the rail at any point?


You cross the tracks just before Mellish station, but it is not difficult, the tracks are 'submerged' a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 06:54:48 pm »
Lekker!!!
Nice Report!
THanks!
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 11:52:48 pm »
Thx Nicki  :D