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Dark&Dirty Rides for October

Summer is here and if you have not started to get fit yet, now is the time. So join us every Thursday at 7 pm for the weekly night right. We start this week by riding the Intro ride which is great for newcomers, but also offers some speed zones and excitement to keep everybody happy. If you have always wanted to give it a try, why not do it this Thursday?

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 on the mailing lists and the Facebook page of "Let’s ride Pretoria".

–>October 2: Intro Ride 20 – 25 km.

October 9: Dirt Flirt 30 km.
October 16 Mild-to-wild 30.
October 23: Rock-‘n-Roll 30 km.

October 30: Xtra Ride 25 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 September 30, 2014 in ride report

 

Ride Report – Thursday, 18 November 2014 by Kobus Jansen

Thursday – 18 November 2014 was my first night ride with the “Dark ‘n Dirty” group.

We were six cyclists for the night.

Everyone had an excellent 36 km trouble free, safe ride, except yours truly.

Luckily for me I used up all my bad luck with this one ride only.

With only +- 1 km into the ride I was caught by a piece of barbed wire that got caught up with my back wheel. Luckily everyone stopped and helped me to get rid of the wire with a side-cutter.

Then nearly half way, at a steep downhill, I stopped to check it out and decided it was save enough to ride down. As I went down the hill, my shorts got caught up with my saddle. This resulted in a high middle to weight ratio and I ended up falling over the bar rolling down the hill. Luckily I escaped with a only a minor bruise.

With +10 km to go, I heard the familiar sound of a tyre deflating. I had sealant in my tyre but it didn’t work. Again, everyone stopped for me. I plugged the tyre and I borrowed a pump from a helping hand.

Thank you everyone for you kind assistance and for waiting for me and for not leaving me alone in the dark. Despite all the trouble, it was an adventure which I will not ever forget. See you soon!

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in ride report

 

Dark&Dirty Dirt Rides for September 2014

It is September and time to to get out of the winter sleep. This Thursday we start with the Intro ride for first timers and the not-so-fit-after-the-winter, but we will throw in some speed zones and optional drop-offs for riders feeling like it.

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 on the mailing lists and the Facebook page of "Let’s ride Pretoria".

D&D program for July 2014:

—>September 4: Intro Ride 20-25 km.
September 11: Dirt Flirt 30 km
September 18 Mild-to-wild 30
September 25: 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 September 2, 2014 in ride report