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D&D — 35km Mild2Wild

Heya Folks,

What an amazing ride last week, with 10 riders proving that we are flesh, blood, heart and soul….and are not dissolving disprins 🙂 lol… and luckily not crispy after all the lightning and bling-bling around 🙂
It was really great to be out there again, the fresh earthy night air and a bubbly crowd of great people. Now that is quality time on the saddle 🙂

After celebrating, we had a moment when we all tried to think of something wise to say for the year of 2012… and as it so happens when there is something wise to say, many of us stood there eyes blinking like the cursor on the screen waiting for some magic while dipping into the memories of the great essence of what this group has always been about…… …… …….. …… (what could we say in that moment in the dark, on the hillside between the yellow veld blommetjies and white rocks….)

And then, as lighting lit up the surroundings, Oupa spoke….

"one a week."

Wow, incredibly succinct and all encompassing expression that warms the momentum of why we do what we do!!!

So, see you tonite for the "one a week" Mild2Wild ride, well take on some of the less technical but easier cruising trails with a few fun stuff in for good measure….

In Oupa’s "one a week" theme, we even got to church last week and discovered another interesting phrase of "Kenosis" which also has a deep sentiment of what is deeper behind things like D&D and Tshwane AR Club.

What a privilege to ride with all of you!!!
It is going to be a special year!!!!

l8r
hardy

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5 January – INTRO 25Km

12 January – Mild2Wild Ride 30km

19 January – Rock&Roll! 35km

26 January – Fast&Flirty 35km

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Where: Irene Village shopping mall..
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, Buddies, 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,
We always have a sweeper and visual/radio contact.

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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in ride report

 

Ride Report : Thunder, lightning, cupcakes and bubbly Intro ride

It took some convincing to get my son to join me for the 2012 Intro ride. He insisted that it was going to rain and we would be the only people to turn up, but I knew how crazy this D&D crowed is (after all I am one of them) and predicted an outcome of at least ten people.

It turned out that I was spot-on. With the thunder roaring and the lightning blazing we set off into the dark and the storm. Hardy lead us up Cruiser so that we could have a good view of the lightning. Fortunately the rain was not that heavy and eventually it subsided.

Down Big Dipper we went and at the railway line a democratic vote selected going around the Air force base as the route for the night. This we did in a clockwise direction and in the vicinity of Back of the Moon we stopped to celebrate D1’s survival of another year despite getting involved in dangerous activities like D&D rides and ARs.

She was sporting a shocking, bright orange, dread lock hair-do and was promptly rechristened “Ginger”. In a much more chatty mood the group went up End of the World and back to Moo Mall, in perhaps less than straight lines. May there be many more rides like this in 2012 (Perhaps sans the thunder and lightning).

Oupa Gert.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in ride report

 

D&D 25km INTRO RIDE!!!! >>>>>Happy HaPPY!!!!

Hey All ya Funky Monkeys

All the best for another dirty year ahead!!!!

Oupa Gert is already getting withdrawals and so it is time to get those knobblies rolling on the coolest dirt!!!

woohoooo

Come join us for a lekker Intro Ride, 25km especially for all you nuubs out there!!
And a lot of fun stuff for the oldies too 😀

Ok so, in celebration of the exciting year ahead,
Put on some BLING!!! thing…. or we might make u sing 🙂
Sing anyway cos some had their birthday!!!
Sparkle in da dark, a festive flare
cos we got good times to share!!!

so get on ya MTB gear!!!and have no fear
2012 is gonna be a rocking dirty year 🙂

C ya l8r
hardy

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5 January – INTRO 25Km

12 January – Mild2Wild Ride 30km

19 January – Rock&Roll! 35km

26 January – Fast&Flirty 35km

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where: Irene Village shopping mall..
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, Buddies, 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,
We always have a sweeper and visual/radio contact.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in ride report

 

D&D-chat The things I have forgotten

Things I have forgotten during 18months of no Dark& Dirty rides:

1. How good those bossies smell at night!
2. Where my 2009 Christmas ride outfit is…
3. That Oupa Gert in front means we’re gonna flyyyy!
4. The Christmas song lyrics.. but we made new ones!
5. A lady called Hazel at Spur… that gave me such a tight hug last night.
6. To pack clean, warm & dry clothes for afterwards.. rain or sunshine. Just bring it.
7. I can assume that the people on these rides are nice… Coz they always are.
8. For some things in life its better to be in the dark about the little details around you, coz you just manage to roll over what you CAN see in front of you.
9. That I dont know why baby nappies can be so clever with keeping bums dry, but yet no one has thought of similar technology for cycling shorts.. ??
10. Skidding on wet tar roads.
11. How fast the area is developing.
12. Not to judge mtb’s with mud guards.. its practical. Looks silly, but sometimes really needed.
13. Its not at all about the kms on the little device, but people, riding at night, against what the news reports tell us… and eating a Spur meal waaaay after bedtime.
14. Turn left to Joburg via Midrand and not past Diepsloot
15. … (Mummy Man? Carine Cat-I, Zu?)
Oupa Gert, we appreciate you. Thankyou thankyou. May we also give back to life what we have received from you.
Trust your shoulder is fine this morning.
Adri Ferrari
 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in ride report

 

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