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Dark&Dirty rides for January 2014

Inviting all MTB riders with a light to join in a fun ride every Thursday at 19h00. This week we will be doing the Intro Ride which is ideal to introduce newbies, but also provides for old timers. Look forward to Xstacy Park (the only drug is MTB fun!), Supertube, Ezekiel’s drop-off (not mandatory), Wash-‘n-Go, Python single track (watch out for the red rock), Quad Buster, Look-Ma-no-brakes, Speed Zone to the tar road, Bat Tunnel, Blair Witch Forest, Speed Queen and Mieliemuur.

Please reply to the list before Thursday 14h00 if you are coming so that we can know that there will be enough people for a safe ride. If you send me a message at 17h00, it is too late as I might have cancelled the ride already. You can also send a text (SMS) or a WhatsApp message to 0736891370 and I will report the number of takers on Thursday afternoons.

D&D program for January 2014:

January 2: Intro Ride 25 km
January 9: Dirt Flirt 30 km
January 16: Mild-to-wild 30 km
January 23: Rock-n-Roll 30 km

January 30: 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.

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 31, 2013 in ride report

 

D&D Ride report for 2013-11-28 by Michelle

Last week five brave (or foolish?) cyclists met for the night ride. Due to the ubiquitous lightning flashes and thunder cracks in the not-so-far distance there was some doubt as to whether the ride should happen, but Oupa Gert soon overrode any doubts, and off we were.

In an attempt to avoid the storms, the ride deviated from the usual route. Though not particularly hilly, our legs had to work hard to navigate the muddy roads and paths and recurring murky puddles, while the sky spectacularly lit up all around us. Before long, all tires (and bike frames and cyclists) were caked in mud. It was something of a miracle (or was it exceptional skill?) that no-one came off their bike all evening, though there were a few close calls.

Eventually the thunder storms that had been rumbling around us did catch up with us. We headed back to the mall in the rain (and thunder and lightning, sometimes too close for comfort). Our bikes and we were slightly less muddy when we got back, though we were all soaked! Thanks Oupa Gert for another great ride!

Michelle.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in ride report

 

Dark&Dirty rides for December 2013

Last week the 5 riders brave enough to face the weather, got a bit wet on the last stretch of the shortened route. I have received no report of any ill effects as a result of the rain 🙂

This week we will do a short intro ride and then support the Spur. If it rains, we might just do the Spur 🙂

Please reply to the list before Thursday 14h00 if you are coming so that we can know that there will be enough people for a safe ride. If you send me a message at 17h00, it is too late as I might have cancelled the ride already. You can also send a text (SMS) or a WhatsApp message to 0736891370 and I will report the number of takers on Thursday afternoons.

We want to move away from the darkanddirtymtb@DarkAndDirty list which seems to be more reliable.

D&D program for December 2013:

December 5: Intro Ride 15-20 km + Spur!
December 12: Lawley street Xmas lights ride 30 km!
December 19: What-we-feel-like ride 30 km
December 26: No ride. Intro Jan 2, 2014

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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 4, 2013 in ride report