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I have heard from linksfield off ramp the off road route that goes under the highway , I have been there a couple of time and not had any problems yet ,

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Lido Loop - TRUCKS, TRUCKS and more TRUCKS!!

 

Do not ride by yourself or in groups less than four!!! Watch out for thugs by the 'trees' and before the bridge after the steps!!
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Mellville Koppies. Do not ride this alone or small groups. The attacks there have been carried out by heavily armed thugs!

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The Spruit - There's been trouble at the exit on the Northern side at the 12th Ave bridge. Cops did catch some guys there though, but please be careful.

 

Also, according the BigBen, the Bryanston bike park can be pretty dangerous. smiley17.gif

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The Randburg Sun has had a few articles asking us to avoid Kya Sands on the way to Northern Farms, It seems that a number of bike jackings have happened here.

Saffer2009-02-09 03:35:42

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Lido Loop - TRUCKS' date=' TRUCKS and more TRUCKS!!

 

Do not ride by yourself or in groups less than four!!! Watch out for thugs by the 'trees' and before the bridge after the steps!!
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Yah, this route is almost a no-go area now. The trucks have worked out that there is very little if any policing on this route and speed, drive recklessly and generally use the route to avoid the policing on the main arterials.

 

I made a complaint in Feb to the EPD (TRAFFIC DEPT) about unroadworthy trucks, speeding, overloading etc after I was almost wiped out by a truck speeding down the road with the cargo of river stones dropping off the back in a steady stream.

 

There was no reaction and I have yet to see a police vehicle in the area.

 
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A number of cyclist start at Town Square on Hendrik Potgieter. Be careful - early this morning there was 4 very dodgy caracters walking around and checking every cyclist out. One of them fit the description of the Ontdekkers bikejackers. We did contact the police but no response.

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Ive heard Melville koppies is a no go with less than 5 riders. Never been there, but thats what ive heard.

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melville koppies has some divine riding. there's a climb that i haven't cleared yet ... and a downhill that i'm scared of, but one day i'll ride it ...

 

haven't been there on my own, never felt threatened but then always were in big groups (cos i don't want to fall there and then lie there with a broken something for days)

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Anyone had any incidents in or around Alberts Farm or Emmarentia?

 

Nope' date=' never had any incidents in either of those places

 

Although Mellville Koppies has a reputation as being somewhat dangerous. I've never had a problem when running there by myself and have only cycled there with a large group of Dogs. [img']https://assets.bikehub.co.za/legacy_images/smilies/smiley2.gif[/img]

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I ride melville koppies all the time, either alone or with 2 mates and I haven't encountered anything, then again we do ride rather fast and dont stop for anything or anyone...

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Lido Loop is not to safe even in a group, no matter the size, to the truckers cyclist are a target, or to see how close they can get. How about the Waterboard road, is that still safe?

Pink Floyd2009-09-03 09:49:00

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