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Post by daans on 9th March 2010, 13:17

Hi everyone, just a short note regarding the topic.
I had the opportunity this past weekend to attend a wedding in Clarens. We left Nylstroom at 05:00 on Saturday and travelled on the N1 to Warden. From warden to Bethlehem the road is atrocious with major potholes and you virtually have to travel in the centre of the road to avoid these some are deep enough to cause serious damage to truck wheels never mind a bike wheel. On our return we decided to travel on the old road to avoid the Tollgates. Warden to Vrede to Standerton, Bethal, Groblersdal, Marblehall and then Nylstroom. From Warden to the Klipriver near Standerton you have to be alert as only by continuous swerving can you avoid the potholes some the size of the great hole in Kimberley. From the river to Standerton the road surface is fine however from there to Bethal the road could just as well have been a two track farm road, as the surface has been badly rutted by the coal transporters serving Thuthuka power station and from Marblehall to Nylstroom there is basically no road and I found it better to travel on the road shoulder nogal a mean feat on an RT.

The moral of this story is rather pay toll or skiet them but stay of the old roads.
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 9th March 2010, 14:37

Problem here it basically covers all the roads we habitually travel in those areas - moral here is - stay away from any road that is close to any Power Station
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Post by Sias on 9th March 2010, 14:42

Gravel roads are virtually pothole-free! Wink
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Post by Richard H on 9th March 2010, 20:24

Mr Potholes Slaggate is doing the rounds...

Friends of mine now living in Surrey were out here last week.
The latest very cold weather in UK has disintegrated their local roads network completely...

Mr Potholes Slaggate has left an example bigger than their MINI in their street! Shocked

(But their local council says it'll be fixed by end of March!)
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 9th March 2010, 21:00

Well if you look at the state of the back roads we will shortly all either have to revert to GS' (going over to the dark side) or fit knoblies Potholes Icon_biggrin Potholes Icon_eek
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Post by KnopKop on 9th March 2010, 22:00

LeRoy Olivier wrote:Problem here it basically covers all the roads we habitually travel in those areas - moral here is - stay away from any road that is close to any Power Station

Sias wrote:Gravel roads are virtually pothole-free! Wink

+1

We rode close to three Power Stations, Kendal, Matla and Kriel, and never encountered a pothole. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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