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Offline Grootseun

Afternoon...on the nek.
« on: October 09, 2006, 09:32:54 am »
So it seems Breedt’s was a popular place this weekend. I was indecisive about riding Saturday pm, as I was family-less for a couple of hours, then I was not so sure. And then I just went.

I really had no idea where to ride, as I did not really give it any thought. Well I suppose pinehaven is as good a place as any, passed the garage and west on the ventersdorp road. I did not make the usual right towards the Cradle, as I have been on this road a couple of times the last weeks. It then all started coming back to me.. The road to breedts we done in April this year. Down on of the most biked roads in JHB, enjoyed the twisties, then left towards bekker landbou skool, straight to the t-junction.
(As you can see I took careful notes on the exact route numbers I encountered.)

On tar for a short way, after encountering a vlamgat and his backwarmer. And then I took a dirt road right (I was not even remotely sure if it was the right one… but exploration is name of the game.)

Some nice easy dirt past some farms and eventually I come to a fork in the road…well, there are some hills to the right of the road, and ef-all to the left… so right it is, passed a farm where the farmer was patrolling on his kwat…

Then I came to this.




A sign of things to come?


Nice bloekom (eucalyptus) “Tasmanian oak” for LeonH laning. I stopped to have a drink of water, and the wind lightly blowing through the trees are really soothing.



The onwards and upwards. The road up is badly corrugated which makes for less traction. The on to the top.
The view…



The dude in the way of the view (just to prove I was really there)

Spent some time enjoying the view and having a coke.

Time to move on.

I went down the other side of the pass, almost got taken out by a wild farmer in a land-cruiser nogal waving his finger at me…WTF.. I am on the LEFT HAND SIDE of the road…

Then onwards on the R104 to harties. Passed the upper deck not one bike in sight…. I suppose 4pm is late to hang around the deck?

Took the normal route to lanseria home and made one pit stop.

After action satisfaction





It was a nice ride…2.5 hours, just under 200km…
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 09:57:47 am »
Very cool Grootseun. Thats what it is all about! :thumbup:
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 10:42:22 am »
Good ride Grootseun, now for the detailed map?  Did a couple of k's dirt road on Saturday and Sunday to and fm the river but nothing as good as you trip.
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Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 10:45:59 am »
Stephan, I really did not take note of the route numbers, i remember a road by landmarks, ask Wino, i am sure he has a track on his GPS and will be better suited to post the route to take.
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 11:16:16 am »
lekker gs! you should've stayed on a bit...
there are a couple of 'inlet' roads leading to the nek from magaliesburg side. otherwise, get on the dirt at skeerpoort, (turn right as you come from harties) and just keep right at any splits. i guess it's the same that kben will follow sunday?
 

Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 11:22:14 am »
probably the same route as kalahari, i almost went back the way i came, I am sure i would have met you on my way back if i did backtrackhowever, i decided to pass buffelspoort dam and on to harties.

Maybe do a Marico trip opposite way arouind, starting with breedts and finding a way to miss the highway to marico.. and then from marico home "reverse" of the way we went into marico last time round.
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006, 11:28:53 am »
simplest way to find breedts is on the maliesberg road, after you ride through the town.
See Maanhaarand or summink like that, hit a right.
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006, 12:03:06 pm »
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Maybe do a Marico trip opposite way arouind, starting with breedts and finding a way to miss the highway to marico.. and then from marico home "reverse" of the way we went into marico last time round.


easy, you'll have max about 5 k's tar from bnek to the new thorndale turnoff, from there right into marico i think only 40k's tar. that's on the roads i know. let's see if we can get it to even less tar!
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 12:05:46 pm »
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Maybe do a Marico trip opposite way arouind, starting with breedts and finding a way to miss the highway to marico.. and then from marico home "reverse" of the way we went into marico last time round.


easy, you'll have max about 5 k's tar from bnek to the new thorndale turnoff, from there right into marico i think only 40k's tar. that's on the roads i know. let's see if we can get it to even less tar!
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2006, 12:33:41 pm »
Nice trip GS, lekker to see you enjoying SD II.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2006, 09:30:30 pm »
Quote from: "Kev"
Very cool Grootseun. Thats what it is all about! :thumbup:


+1 , theres nothing like a cold one after a good/bad ride :D  :D