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Offline Robin Brown

A day at Oasis
« on: December 19, 2010, 06:55:31 pm »

FINALLY on Saturday night the decision was taken to meet at the Engen One Stop on the N1 and ride into the Cederberg and lunch at Oasis.
Sunday dawned cool and misty and by 7am Andy arrived soon followed by Anton and last sporting one huge babalas,  Kobus and then Francois.
After surviving a strong cup of coffee the group set off, first stop Wellington to meet Ulrich and his daughter Clara a total newbie to Wilddogs.
Nearing the top of Bains Kloof the mist and cloud lifted and we knew the day was set to become blistering hot.
On reaching Ceres we quickly filled up and were hoping to top up at Op Die Berg so that on the return we could go up and over Katbakkies and home via Theronsberg pass.

Unfortunately they only work civilised hours and up until 1pm on a Saturday so that plan went out the window.
Once on the gravel we only had to contend with the odd 4x4 heading towards us and allowing us to squeeze past.

By the time we reached Oasis the heat had really set in but relief came from a group of riders returning from the N cape and Karoo and their account of the flooded roads where a jetski would have been more useful than a motorcycle.

They had all taken falls, drowned a bike and filled their boots up with water. And hopefully they will post the photos which are really dramatic.
Huge T bones filled the empty cavities, the heat increased and we set off back via Nuwerus, which Andy promised was one of the  best kept secrets in the Cederberg.
And he is definitely correct. A camping spot, second to none. We also discovered a well used KTM in a barn. See the photo.
The return was unfortunately with a bit of drama as Ulrich had his radiator punctured by a flying stone, which Andy decided had come off my new Mitas back tyre.
Thanks to Pratley putty it was sealed and we soon hit the tar and headed for Ceres a quick drink, top up with juice and home.
All in another great days riding thanks to all who came along.


 
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 07:03:27 pm »
 :thumleft:
Damn fine for a day ride.
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 07:18:31 pm »
nog so paar fotos
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 07:27:51 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 07:34:07 pm »
 :)
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 07:40:00 pm »
Damn, now I'm jealous. My bike is however getting some TLC and I'm on standby for work.

Glad you had a nice ride!
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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 08:15:40 pm »
It was a awesome day, many thanks for to everyone who helped made it possible :thumleft:
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 08:18:37 pm »
It started out a nice and cool day.
Pote looked a bit rough though ! Lol .

The road up to The Oasis  and Nuwerus had 36 mm of rain last week , so that long winding road down and up to the Oasis is lekker washed out.
Camelman pmd me that The Doring River is flooded. Then we met a bunch of DS Riders at the Oasis than said that the road leading up to the Doring , on the Northern side of the river was washed away in places and under water and mud in others.They had some good pics that they are going to post on our forum.

If you get a chance , look up Nuwerus , Lapa , bar , trees/shade and nicely tucked away around a corner.
The owner , Steven is a great guy too.Very Bike friendly.

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Ulrich and his daughter Clara





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This Stunning old barn is at Nuwerus.



If thats a KTM , Then that must be a tyre changer next to it Robin ! Lol !


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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 08:51:18 pm »
Stunning day for the Oasis  ......what a lovely ride as always... :mwink:

sorry I missed this one but this gal was playing Basketball at the Nationals..



 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2010, 09:00:46 pm »
We missed you guys by about 30 minutes at Oasis coming back today...maybe next time
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2010, 10:10:11 pm »
I have always had a great time riding in the Cederberg. Looks like the Cederberg did it again.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 10:16:06 pm »
 :thumleft: Looks like you guys had a really Gr8 trip.

Gr8 photos.
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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 10:21:02 pm »
Glad you had a good ride.  Chantal's steaks are worth it.
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 10:39:10 pm »
Glad you had a good ride.  Chantal's steaks are worth it.

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2010, 07:09:14 am »
It's always fun going to Oasis!
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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2010, 08:08:34 am »
NIce ride and pics guys!  :thumleft:
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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010, 08:51:34 am »
Nice ride, great food and good company. thanks
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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2010, 12:46:04 pm »
Yeah, the area North of the Cederberg was a mud-slide. I found the spoor of the riders you mentioned. Was one deep rutted river/ mud crossing, where I saw three tracks. The middle had tyre marks, and left and right boot marks! Must have been a hell of a Duck-walk!  :biggrin: Any-way, I also duck-walked! Being alone in the middle of nowhere shrinks one's b@lls to a more sane level!  ;D ;D

I did a 700km 14 hour, one day round trip around and through the Tankwa Park. Was awesome. Roads washed away, kilometres of sand riding, drop-offs, and sheer terror every now and again. Even managed to break my top box on one of these drop-offs. Managed to catch it with my left arm, and stop the bike without falling. Wonder if the warrenty is still valid?  :-\

Any-case. My bike was already on the bakkie in Hopefield when Andy's Oasis ride came through, else I would have met you guys!

Awesome pics all of you!! 
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2010, 01:59:59 pm »
Nice.

We rode through on Thurs.
It rained and drizzled all the way from Paarl to the Cederberg.
The gravel just as you enter after Op Die Berg was pretty slippery.
Much better by the Oasis all the way to Driehoek.

Weather cleared on Friday morning - so was not too hot for the wupperthal loop.

On Sat when we left it looked like a cooker of a day.
 

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Re: A day at Oasis
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2010, 08:33:48 pm »
Glad you had a good ride.  Chantal's steaks are worth it.

Xd up I like your " one day I will get my XT back"!!!!

Yep those steaks of Chantals always look good... :thumleft:

Makes that afternon ride well worth it..