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Post by EastRider on 18th June 2009, 09:38

I have just been on a trip to the lowveld with my brand new GS. A great trip, but with two nasty expieriences which I would like to warn my fellow riders about. The Skurweberg pass from Machadodorp toward Badplaas has been re-surfaced at some stage, and the bad work has now left a layer of loose gravel on the road. Nasty, very nasty if you hit this whilst going into a bend. I was lucky to stay on, but another BMW rider was not so lucky on this same road. Came off with some bad damage. Apparently the rider was OK.
The second spot was just before Dullstroom on the way from Lydenburg. It was getting a bit late and I hit a huge and nasty cutout on the road which made myself, my partner, and myself go airborne for a few seconds. I was really worried that I damaged my bike, but lucky again!
This spot has no warning signs - beware! Still can't believe roadworkers just cutting out a piece of road, and leave no warnings or barriers? No No No No
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Post by Corlia on 18th June 2009, 09:41

Well, glad that you guys luckily made it through all the bad spots unharmed! Thank you for the warning!
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Post by Marnus on 18th June 2009, 18:04

All the more reason to avoid roads altogether, in my opinion Cool

Thanks for the warning, and welcome on the forum Eastrider cheers
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Post by tj on 19th June 2009, 16:43

Marnus wrote:All the more reason to avoid roads altogether, in my opinion Cool

cheers

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What wrong with a bit of low flying anyway? No problem with an RT... or G! Twisted Evil
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 20th June 2009, 16:56

That was what we also encountered on the road between Groblersdal and Stoffberg on the Dunkeld ride - large parts of the roadsurface was cut out to probably fix in the far to distant future.

I suppose this is what we will have to contend with if we travel on the byways. Glad you made it and thank you for the warning. The road between Dullstroom and Lydenburg is commonly known to be in a bad state of repair.
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