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Dirt Flirt ride report 2014-02-13

If you ever wondered about the route for the Dirt Flirt, here is the naked truth: Whatever the trailmeister feels like! I had a route in mind: Head out South-West doing Pierre van Ryneveld Island hopping, down the VO max wall, next to the railway line, Wash-‘n-Go, Quad buster, Holy Trail, Freakin Woof, Bat Tunnel, up Mineshaft and back via Mieliemuur.

Only problem was that to the South-West a nice electric storm was in progress and while rain can be handled, I, along with a number of riders who informed me so, am not so fond of lightning. So I decided to do the ride the other way round and the twenty riders set off to the Mieliemuur. In the end it turned out to be a good decision. We only encountered a few drops of rain and the clouds had lifted and the moon shining by the time we returned to the Moo Mall.

An unfortunate incident involving a rock hiding in the grass got me nominated to write the ride report. Now where are all the other ride reports we were promised after similar incidents on previous rides? And the one Juan insisted he did write?

All in all we had a very good ride with some newbies perhaps biting off a little more than they could comfortably chew. Newbies, however, are always welcome; especially when we do the Intro ride which is the first ride of the month.

I am told that we covered about 31 km and it was enjoyed by most, if not all 🙂

Oupa Gert.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in ride report

 

Dark&Dirty rides for February 2014 (with correct dates!)

I was not there last week, but I understand that nineteen riders showed up. Thanks for leading, Francois!

This month we start off with the usual Intro ride where we welcome newbies, but there is enough fun for the regulars and the missing old-timers as well.

Please indicate before Thursday 14h00 that 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 February 2014:

February 6: Intro Ride 25 km – bring a newbie or two along 🙂
February 13: Dirt Flirt 30 km
February 20: Mild-to-wild 30 km
February 27: Rock-n-Roll 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 February 4, 2014 in ride report

 

TshwaneARclub : D&D Ride report

Xtra ride: Jan 30, 2014 by Francois.

Gee, it is great to see so many riders, getting difficult to count them all … and the names, QT and Russian are on a mission to get to know them all, for me I am happy to recognise my wife when I get home J. I think this will be remembered as the night of punctures, first one occurring even as we go up Cornwall to first stop. Well, then I missed a turnoff and we discovered a new route next to a security complex with razor wire overhead, but it did lead to a quick improvement in rider’s skill level, not wanting an ear nicked. He, he, we could then recognize all D&D riders by the nick on the right ear.

Off to Ezekiel’s drop-off, a quick inspection and some of the newbies gave it a bash with whoops of excitement and no incidents. Wash and go was dry and incident free apart from some inconsiderate dumping of rubbish on the exit path. Some serious tyre repairs were effected on the bridge, where it was noted that a young lady did a not so graceful dismount, but despite being in front of the group, she was not noted for writing the ride report. Speed zone down Python was exhilarating, past cement factory to dirt road where another speed zone was entertained followed by granny gear race, but it seems like the same racing snakes are always up front doesn’t matter what handicap is applied.

Bat tunnel had somewhat dried up and not too muddy to get through, followed by an easy ride up Blairwitch forest, although one of the riders got bewitched in missing the route but fortunately the broom (sweeper) was there to break the spell. A whizz down Shebeen-queen and some heavy breathing up mielie-muur and we were home after another lekker social ride.

See you at the next one

Francois

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in ride report

 

Dark&Dirty rides for February 2014

I was not there last week, but I understand that nineteen riders showed up. Thanks for leading, Francois!

This month we start off with the usual Intro ride where we welcome newbies, but there is enough fun for the regulars and the missing old-timers as well.

Please indicate before Thursday 14h00 that 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 February 2014:

January 6: Intro Ride 25 km – bring a newbie or two along 🙂
January 13: Dirt Flirt 30 km
January 20: Mild-to-wild 30 km
January 27: Rock-n-Roll 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 February 4, 2014 in ride report