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Offline jaybiker

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About the Bloukrans Pass
« on: January 13, 2012, 03:48:48 pm »
I've read the previous post on this subject before, but maybe I can belatedly report my experience.
A year or so ago, a couple of buddies and I turned off the N2 at Coldstream determined to 'do' the pass. Ignoring the closed signs we managed to bypass the earth bank and barrier (even two guys on fully laden touring R/T's).
We found extensive repair work taking place on the collapsed sections, and our presence caused no surprise or consternation among the work crews. We got plenty of friendly waves and no hostility whatsoever.
I would hardly think that all that work was being done if they didn't intend to re- open it at some stage? Eh?
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Re: About the Bloukrans Pass
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 04:33:25 pm »
Lets hope you're right

I do know a tender went out in January last year for flood damage repairs to slope failures in the pass.
Not sure what the outcome was of that
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Re: About the Bloukrans Pass
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 07:46:22 pm »
Yes, the pass is still closed, but I hear everyone is riding it over weekends.

Also look at these pics:
« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 09:19:34 pm by Banggat »