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Golden Gate: ADVICE

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Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE

Unread postby isinkwe » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:20 am

anybody know if the road up to Mountain Retreat is Tar or Gravel,
Will I get up there on a Motor Cycle ? ( It is a Road bike, not an off road bike )
Thanks
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE

Unread postby BirgitJo » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:02 pm

Hallo isinkwe,

if I remember correct, most of the road is gravel. At the steepest parts there are two lanes wich are tared or similar (hope you understand what I mean :) ).
I was there in September 2013 and at this time I would say it was possible with a normal motor bike.

Have a wonderful christmas time and all the best for 2016.

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Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:12 pm

The road up to the chalets is now paved in two strips all the way.
Will post a pic asap. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:07 am

isinkwe wrote:anybody know if the road up to Mountain Retreat is Tar or Gravel,
Will I get up there on a Motor Cycle ? ( It is a Road bike, not an off road bike )
Thanks


Paved/tarred combination all the way to the top. There is a very steep gradient just before reaching the Retreat but should be totally doable. I still remember meeting a guy RUNNING up to the retreat one time. :lol: Crazy...

Image_MG_9087 by Duco Quanjer, on Flickr

Image_MG_9422 by Duco Quanjer, on Flickr

The car in the top right of this picture? The Honda Ballade from yesteryear that we used... No problem.

Image_MG_9085 by Duco Quanjer, on Flickr
Plotting a stay at Tamboti and Croc Bridge in 2016...

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Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE

Unread postby isinkwe » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:50 pm

Thank you all for your help
Getting up there on a motorcycle would have been no problem, however on Christmas Day when we due to go up to Mountain Retreat to meet and have a braai with Kaapsedraai it was raining.

Kaapsedraai very kindly drove back down to Glenn Reenen to fetch morecat and I , ( I would not have enjoyed going up there on a bike in the rain at all ) we had a super braai and a chat in the rain :D :D
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?


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