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Dark & Dirty Xmas light ride

On Thursday we do the annual Xmas light ride to Lawley Street. This is an urban ride. Dress for the occasion and decorate your bike with lights and bling!

Please indicate that you are coming by replying to the list or send a
WhatsApp to 0736891370. There is a "Dark & Dirty night rides" WhatsApp group @
0736891370; ask if you want to be added to it; remember to give your
name as well.

–>December 7: Xmas light ride. 35 km.
December 14: Intro Ride. 25 km
December 21: Mild-to-Wild ride 30 km.
December 28: Rock-‘n-Roll ride 30 km.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.We meet in the North-west corner of
the parking lot close to Spur.

25°51’41.46"S, 28°14’56.94"E ( 25° 51.691’S, 28° 14.949’E)

www.irenemall.co.za
When: Every Thursday night,
Starts 18h45 for 19h00
Website : www.darkndirty.co.za

No Charge,
Everyone Welcome, ride at own risk.
Bring: Helmets, lights, ride snax & juice, your buddies
and some ching for beers & pizza after the ride.
SOCIAL riding group with SAFETY a Key Factor.
No-One gets left behind,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in ride report

 

Dark & Dirty rides for November 2017

Last month we did three rides and the last one was an urban bash because only three riders turned up. Let’s try and get D&D rolling again in November.
The Intro ride on Thursday is short and not technical; good for people who want to try night riding for the first time or again and also good fun for regulars.

Please indicate that you are coming by replying to the list or send a WhatsApp to 0736891370. There is a “Dark & Dirty night rides” WhatsApp group @ 0736891370; ask if you want to be added to it; remember to give your name as well.

–>November 2: Intro Ride. 25 km.
November 9: Dirt flirt ride 25 km.
November 16: Mild-to-Wild ride 30 km.
November 23: Rock-‘n-Roll ride 30 km.
November 30: Xtra ride 30 km.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.We meet in the North-west corner of the parking lot close to Spur.

25°51’41.46″S, 28°14’56.94″E ( 25° 51.691’S, 28° 14.949’E)

http://www.irenemall.co.za
When: Every Thursday night,
Starts 18h45 for 19h00
Website : http://www.darkndirty.co.za

No Charge,
Everyone Welcome, ride at own risk.
Bring: Helmets, lights, ride snax & juice, your buddies
and some ching for beers & pizza after the ride.
SOCIAL riding group with SAFETY a Key Factor.
No-One gets left behind,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2017 in ride report

 

Ride report 2017-10-12

Seems I am the only one to write ride reports and I am certainly not the only one doing ungraceful dismounts. Well, I guess the one announcing the rules should stick to the rules 😦

Since we were all scared of the rain (which did not fall if I am not mistaken), we did not do the Intro ride on the first Thursday of October, so we decided to do the Intro ride instead of the more technical Dirt Flirt ride on the second Thursday.

Six riders left the Moo mall at 19h06 after confirming that Evan would not join us. Martie, who skipped the winter rides, volunteered to sweep and we set off to Xtacy Park where Martie first got a bit of a scare confronted with the drop-off, but then did it anyway on all three rounds.

After Xtacy Park there is a rocky sidewalk and I think that some new, bigger rocks must have been added recently. Whatever the case, I came a bit unstuck and earned the right to write this ride report. With my bruised ego and knee we continued, hopping over the circle, down next to the highway, next to the railway line, Python, speed zone to the tar road, up the false flat, Bat tunnel, the quite deforested forest, speed zone to the T, down to the Jukskei river, over the builders rubble (grrr!), up the Mieliemuur and home to the Moo mall.

Distance: 24.6 km, Average speed: 14.6 km/h, Elapsed time: 1:51:29, Average temperature: 12℃, Smiles: plenty!

Oupa Gert.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2017 in ride report

 

Dark & Dirty rides for September 2017

The night rides have been better supported in September. Keep it up and join us for the Intro ride on Thursday. This one is intended for riders who want to try out night riding for the first time (or again), but it also caters for the fit and fast with speed zones and optional drop-offs.

Please indicate that you are coming by replying to the list or send a WhatsApp to
0736891370. There is a “Dark & Dirty night rides” WhatsApp group @ 0736891370; ask if you want to be added to it; remember to give your name as well.
–>October 5: Intro Ride. 25 km.
October 12: Dirt flirt ride 25 km.
October 19: Mild-to-Wild ride 30 km.
October 26: Rock-‘n-Roll ride 30 km.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.We meet in the North-west corner of the parking lot close to Spur.

25°51’41.46″S, 28°14’56.94″E ( 25° 51.691’S, 28° 14.949’E)

http://www.irenemall.co.za
When: Every Thursday night,
Starts 18h45 for 19h00
Website : http://www.darkndirty.co.za

No Charge,
Everyone Welcome, ride at own risk.
Bring: Helmets, lights, ride snax & juice, your buddies
and some ching for beers & pizza after the ride.
SOCIAL riding group with SAFETY a Key Factor.
No-One gets left behind,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2017 in ride report

 

Dark & Dirty rides for September 2017

Spring is here and with it nice warm weather. So come and join us for the Intro ride on Thursday. This one is intended for riders who want to try out night riding or who need to get fit after the winter hibernation, but it also caters for the fit and fast with speed zones and optional drop-offs.

Please indicate that you are coming by replying to the list or send a
WhatsApp to
0736891370. There is a "Dark & Dirty night rides" WhatsApp group @
0736891370; ask if you want to be added to it; remember to give your
name as well.
–>September 7: Intro Ride. 25 km.
September 14: Dirt flirt ride 25 km.
September 21: Mild-to-Wild ride 30 km.
September 28: Rock-‘n-Roll ride 30 km.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.We meet in the North-west corner of
the parking lot close to Spur.

25°51’41.46"S, 28°14’56.94"E ( 25° 51.691’S, 28° 14.949’E)

www.irenemall.co.za
When: Every Thursday night,
Starts 18h45 for 19h00
Website : www.darkndirty.co.za

No Charge,
Everyone Welcome, ride at own risk.
Bring: Helmets, lights, ride snax & juice, your buddies
and some ching for beers & pizza after the ride.
SOCIAL riding group with SAFETY a Key Factor.
No-One gets left behind,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2017 in ride report

 

Ride report: Rock-‘n-Roll ride of 2017-08-24

On the somewhat warmer, but frankly still cold, evening six knights and one damsel, mademoiselle Lele, assembled at the Moo mall, close to Spar, for the thirty kilometer Rock-‘n-Roll ride. This ride is known for plenty of up and downs. At 19h12 all the late comers were ready and the riders on their metal steeds set off into the night after the usual pep talk including the warning about the first ungraceful dismounter having to write a ride report.

The first uphill came after 2.8 km, the rocky climb known as Dirt Rider’s hill. At the top nobody was cold any more. From there it was more or less downhill all the way including down the Mieliemuur (work that one out), with Lele taking the lead on that part. Rumour has it that she recently had special downhill training in France. Going underneath the bridge on the R21, we were disgusted by some newly dumped builders rubble forcing us to do some bike porting.

The usual uphill speed zone to the second road to the left was followed by some more uphill and then the speed zone climb to the Rietvlei dam view, which was not really visible as it was dark. On the downhill that followed, we had to stop while a flat was fixed and some training was given in the handling of a bomb to inflate a tube. The uphill dash to the light surprised some newbies; that light always seems closer than it really is, punishing those who start off to enthusiastically.

On the downhill that followed I earned my author’s rights when I misjudged my distance from a tree and my handlebar was caught by a branch and I was caught making a less than graceful dismount. Then there was the downhill to the bat tunnel, a bit of uphill, a nice downhill and a climb to the top of the Smuts hill. The rocky downhill past the Smuts House elicited the comment from Lele that we were going too slowly. Well, I have seen too many riders coming second on that specific downhill…

The rest of the ride consisted of the Tour-de-Tar speed zone, the trek next to the railway track, the climb next to the N1 and finally the last downhill to the Moo mall.
Stats: Distance 29.4 km, Average speed 14.6 km, elevation 354 meters, average temperature 5℃, Min temp 2℃ (and you thought it was not cold?). Smiles: many, Thrills: plenty.

Come join us for more of the same every Thursday!

Oupa Gert.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in ride report

 

Dark & Dirty rides for June 2017

During May we had very little interest and only two rides took place. There is no such thing as cold weather, just bad gear! Dress warmly and enjoy the rides.On Thursday we do the Intro ride to accommodate newbies, but still provide a good ride for old hands.

Please indicate that you are coming by replying to the list or the
Facebook event in "Let’s ride". Or send a WhatsApp to
0736891370. There is a "Dark & Dirty night rides" WhatsApp group @
0736891370; ask if you want to be added to it; remember to give your
name as well.

–>June 1: Intro Ride. 25 km.
June 8: Dirt flirt ride 25 km.
June 15: Mild-to-Wild ride 30 km.
June 22: Rock-‘n-Roll ride 30 km.
June 29: Xtra ride 30 km.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.We meet in the North-west corner of
the parking lot close to Spur.

25°51’41.46"S, 28°14’56.94"E ( 25° 51.691’S, 28° 14.949’E)

www.irenemall.co.za
When: Every Thursday night,
Starts 18h45 for 19h00
Website : www.darkndirty.co.za

No Charge,
Everyone Welcome, ride at own risk.
Bring: Helmets, lights, ride snax & juice, your buddies
and some ching for beers & pizza after the ride.
SOCIAL riding group with SAFETY a Key Factor.
No-One gets left behind,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2017 in ride report