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Offline slowboat

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Wupperthal Virgins
« on: October 13, 2010, 01:29:14 pm »
Yes its my 1st time, I have wanted to take the trip to Wupperthal many times but juts could not seem to find the time! Finally managed to take a day off, and off we went to pop the cherry!

Drove up to Ceres on Friday morning and took the R355 into the Karoo and then a hard left over the Peerboom Pass into the Cederberg area. The roads are great and the views just don’t seem to stop! TOP TIP OF THE DAY looking at scenery while riding is a K#K idea you moer down hard – ask me I did. Keep your eyes on the road!!

Stayed over at Oasis – Always a great pit stop the beers always cold!

Saturday morning we hit the road to Wupperthal, what a great ride its got everything you dream of from water to sand and spectacular views!! (Stop to look at the views this road will bite if you don’t pay attention.)

The descend into Wupperthal – well you have to go and see for your self it takes you from a frown to a grin and back to a frown and finally a big smile at the end… if you make it! And a really smelly back brake!

We finally met up with some mates at a campsite about 60km after Wupperthal, where plenty of cold Windhoek was ready to be consumed.

Sunday was back home fighting with the cold front rolling in, the wind was a bitch, but was a small price to pay for a great weekend!

Finally a Virgin no more!

Day 1

 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 01:34:12 pm »
Day 2
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 01:36:49 pm »
More pics
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 01:38:56 pm »
mmm. were your bikes parked infront of the Clanwilliam Hotel on Sunday morning?
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 01:44:29 pm »
That's was me, after all that Windhoek the system needs some oil.
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 02:26:38 pm »
I suppose you also battled to get home, weather was making things difficult towards Cape Town :)
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 02:31:28 pm »
Well done Guys :thumleft:
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 02:47:08 pm »
Pretty riding area. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 05:07:50 pm »
Yis boet ons het geKARK in die wind!
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 08:24:17 am »
Ek hoop nadat julle af gery het by Wupperthal het julle eers weer op gery :mwink:
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 09:53:33 am »
Yis boet ons het geKARK in die wind!

 :biggrin: Its OK on a 990 as you have the power and weight, saw a  O0 on a Vuka going towards Langebaan
in that storm - He was doing about 20km p h.
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 01:40:31 pm »
Nice report and photos , thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 02:06:19 pm »
Great pics and RR.  Should have done this in December - was right there but gave it a miss - regret it now.

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2010, 05:16:56 pm »
Riding up that road will be a challenge all by it self!! Doing the route that we did in reverse will be a cracker, I will definitely like to give it a go, kicking off the Wupperthal road with that climb will definitely get the blood flowing. If you start going up you will have to open up the taps and keep going, if you stop on some of those sections you will have trouble, the 4x4 coming down will also be another interesting challenge!

This is the decent looking back from Wupperthal, the other one is the start of the decent.
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2010, 08:53:59 pm »
Great route, one of my favorites.
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2010, 09:06:03 pm »
Thats one of my favourate area's in SA. I wanna take the kids there, on their own scoots this Dec.
Thanks for the report.
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2010, 07:39:29 am »
Thats one of my favourate area's in SA. I wanna take the kids there, on their own scoots this Dec.
Thanks for the report.

Hi Tweets, as jy vroeg genoeg kom in Desember ry ek saam :biggrin:
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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2010, 11:49:31 am »
Hi D&D. Lekker om van jou weer to hoor. Ek gaan eers hier by die 20ste daar wees. I trust you are keeping weel. Groete
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2010, 12:08:25 pm »
Lyk of dit lekker kon wees :thumleft:
 

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Re: Wupperthal Virgins
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2010, 09:32:49 pm »
mmmm dink ek moet defnitief daai pad aanvat in die toekoms.  Dalk kan dit 'n groot puppy run wees ... (vir die newby's en die klein fietsies)
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