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Great ride! Thanks for taking the time out to share.  8)
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Nice one Kev, totally worth waiting for ;)
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Bliksem that place is beautifull. What's the charge to rent a bike there?

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A1!!!!

Thanks for beautiful pics :)
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Wow, thanks Kev. What a amaizing place to ride!
Wow wow wow wow....that scenery !!!!!
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Nice pics Kev and glad you enjoyed the Stella again ;D
Harry Dunne: According to the map, we've only gone 4 inches.
 

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Nice pics Kev and glad you enjoyed the Stella again ;D

Ta... and next year you must come with! Make a plan boet!!
 

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STUNNING PICTURES!!!

Thanks for sharing!  ;D
 

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Nice pics Kev and glad you enjoyed the Stella again ;D

Ta... and next year you must come with! Make a plan boet!!

Slowly but surely we getting there, things have changed the last couple of months and should they persist see no reason not to make it next year  ;D
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all ten my thumbs up on this report Kev....one can see it's another world out there..

SA is nice.. and sure the Cape has some hills...but thos Mountains you have there..unbelievable..

How is the elevation between where you live, and where the stella is held? Does the lack of 02 not affect the bike??
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Grootseun, the Top of the Stella is at around 3000m. Where I live is barely 500. So a vertical climb of around 2500m. The bike handles it well... I never noticed a big power loss due to the altitude. I did have a bit of trouble starting it after loosing it in one of the hairpins... the final one before the top. The bike was upside down... with the wheels higher than the handles. No pics, 2 guys stopped and helped pick it up even before I could get back up!
 

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Where I live is barely 500. So a vertical climb of around 2500m.

Your'e lucky where I live according to my GPS we are actually 2m below sea level :o ;D I wondered why they have those moerse big flood gates on the Thames ???

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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2007, 05:03:59 pm »
Bevark brother!Really nice scenery  :)
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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2007, 05:15:36 pm »
Stunning scenery and a great report!! ;D
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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2007, 05:37:02 pm »
Thanks for sharing
Nice to see pics from another part of the world
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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #75 on: August 13, 2007, 10:45:34 pm »
Thanks for all the +ve feedback... cheers guys! :thumleft: Much appreciated.
 

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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2007, 09:50:45 am »
Just picked up on this one Kev,

Great report and awesome riding.

Whats the story, I am sure I heard or read somewhere that they were looking at closing it down. (The Authorities)
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Re: Stella Alpina 2007 - A bit of off-roading in the French / Italian Alps
« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2007, 07:16:27 pm »
Just picked up on this one Kev,

Great report and awesome riding.

Whats the story, I am sure I heard or read somewhere that they were looking at closing it down. (The Authorities)

That is correct:

 
They have also blocked the road off near the top lake with poles so you cannot ride up any more. Sad. :(

« Last Edit: October 28, 2007, 07:19:42 pm by Kev »