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August 2013 D&D rides

Tomorrow we start the month with a bang. We already have six confirmed riders. Don’t lose out, come join us for some fun in the dark!

Please make a habit of replying to the list on a Wednesday or Thursday if you are coming so that we can know that there will be enough people for a safe ride. You can also send an SMS to 0736891370 and I will report the number of takers on Thursday afternoons. There will be no confirmation tomorrow – we already know it is ON!

D&D program for August 2013:

August 1: Intro Ride 25km. Come join in the fun and introduce some newbies!
August 8: Dirt Flirt 30km

August 15: Mild to Wild 30 km

August 22: Rock-‘n-Roll 30 km

August 29: Xtra ride 30 km

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Where: Irene Village shopping mall.

We meet in the North-west corner of the parking lot close to Spur.

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 July 31, 2013 in ride report

 

Rock-‘n-Roll Ride Report by Michelle

Thursday saw four of us brave another evening of winter riding. As I am 1) generally ‘rigting-bedonnerd’, and 2) have a particularly bad memory of names and places, I cannot give too many details of where we cycled. I only know that the ride involved many hills!

The first hill offered amazing views of the city lights, and was followed by the RUSH. All of us were too careful to Ride it Until Something Happened – we all reached the bottom unscathed. Tobias and I were duped into tackling a ‘short’ sprint to a light ‘just around the corner’, which seemed to move away from us as we approached, so that the short sprint turned to being more of a long slog. Oupa Gert and Francois only looked on in amusement. All this was followed by several more hills. The ride was brought to an abrupt end when the valve on one of my tubes started leaking, necessitating a return (interspersed with several tyre-re-pumping sessions) to the cars. Oupa Gert was disappointed, as we were about to tackle the most technical parts of the ride. I was, quite honestly, rather relieved, as my several-week absence from riding had obviously impacted my fitness levels! We cycled app. 25 km, and it was great fun, as always!

Michelle.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in ride report

 

The Intro ride that wasn’t.

No, it is not the ride that wasn’t; it certainly was, but the Intro was not quite an intro. Hardy unfortunately suffered a middle-ear infection and I guess his buddies didn’t want to try their first night ride on their own. As I arrived at the stroke of seven as is my habit, I was greeted by just Rudolf and Tobias.

So it was to be an Urban Bash that turned out to be not quite that. I suggested doing our normal UB in reverse and as we rode up Boeing to Piering I asked Rudolf to take the lead since that is his home turf. Instead of carrying on with De Villabois Mareuil, Rudolf suggested going along the Delmas road for about one km and then take a dirt road, which turned out to be not that urban, but real nice riding. Rudolf has obviously been training for his upcoming MTB tour of the UK and at least I, but I think Tobias as well, had to really hang on to keep up. We ended up next to quite a busy road and I was completely at a loss which road that was, despite having lived in Pretoria for half a century. It was only after 1.5 km of guessing that I realised that we were on Garstfontein road on a stretch that I have run dozens of times in decades gone past.

We rode in a south-westerly direction to almost January Masilele (that is Louis Botha for the old-timers) and then parallel to it, Solomon Mahlangu (Hans Strydom) and Van Ryneveld to the End of the World climb, the Airbase wall and back to the Moo Mall for just under 33 km of enjoyment.

Once again a lot of night riders lost out!

OG

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in ride report

 

July, 2013 D&D rides

We still have not had any real cold this winter and a lot of you have been losing out not joining the D&D rides. Fortunately you can still do something about that: Come and join our Intro Ride tomorrow and sommer the rest of the July rides as well 🙂

Please make a habit of replying to the list on a Wednesday or Thursday if you are coming so that we can know that there will be enough people for a safe ride. You can also send an SMS to 0736891370 and I will report the number of takers on Thursday afternoons.

D&D program for July, 2013:

July 4: Intro Ride 25km. Invite some newbies along; they will certainly thank you for it.
July 11: Dirt Flirt 30km

July 18: Mild to Wild 30 km

July 25: Rock-‘n-Roll 30 km

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

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.

We meet in the North-west corner of the parking lot close to Spur.

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 July 3, 2013 in ride report

 

TshwaneARclub : June, 2013 D&D rides

We still have not had any real cold this winter and a lot of you have been losing out not joining the D&D rides. Fortunately you can still do something about that: Come and join our Intro Ride tomorrow and sommer the rest of the July rides as well 🙂

Please make a habit of replying to the list on a Wednesday or Thursday if you are coming so that we can know that there will be enough people for a safe ride. You can also send an SMS to 0736891370 and I will report the number of takers on Thursday afternoons.

D&D program for July, 2013:

July 4: Intro Ride 25km. Invite some newbies along; they will certainly thank you for it.
July 11: Dirt Flirt 30km

July 18: Mild to Wild 30 km

July 25: Rock-‘n-Roll 30 km

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

Where: Irene Village shopping mall.

We meet in the North-west corner of the parking lot close to Spur.

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 July 3, 2013 in ride report