Blue Cycles Sunday Session-Results

Thanks to the team from the Blue Cycles stores for supporting this event. Who got to have a ride on one of the demo bikes? I was tempted to pull in and swap the hardtail for a dually after a couple of laps!!! Thanks to all who attended. Numbers were a little low as there it was probably of the last long weekends of the dry to get out camping etc. Timing staff and volunteers were exceptional once again. If you are able to help out at any of the events get in contact with us.

Results can be viewed HERE

Geoff Fox’s FunDmentals Skills Courses

Hi Guys and Girls of DORC. Geoff Fox will be running another 6 week skills course. Class will be capped at 8 participants. For those who have done the previous courses we are hoping to offer it to new participants this time around.

Entries are online only ENTER HERE

Any queries or questions email Geoff at- gj.fox@bigpond.com

DORC

 MTB Fun ‘D’ Mentals

Six WeekTraining Programme

Week 1. 7 Aug,  Basic Maintenance, Bike set up, Moving around on your bike, Easy ride through                        the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 14 Aug, Revise week 1, Pedalling, shifting, braking and cornering, easy ride                                             through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 21 Aug, Revise week 2, Wheelies, Hopping and negotiating obstacles, easy ride through                          the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 28 Aug, Revise week 3. Pumping, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

Week 5. 4 Sep, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.

Week6. 11 Sep, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock  loop at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00am on a Sunday morning and will be two hours in length, except for week six.

Week six will take between two to three hours to complete.

Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure that they are ready to start at 8am.

All participants must be DORC/MTBA members to participate.

Basic requirements will be as Follows:

a.         mtb in safe working condition,

b.         safety gear including Helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection,

c.         spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump, and;

d.         minimum of 2 litres of drinking water.

Beginners Night Ride Wednesday 27th July

This week ride is for the beginner night riders out there. Our last ride was an introductory ride around East Point, this weeks ride is a little further afield around the old Howard Springs trails. The ride begins at the corner of Stow Road and Gunn Point road at 6.30pm. The old Pine Forest trail is a 9km loop and perfect for those wishing to progress their night riding skills.

Please ensure that you have adquate lighting, helmet, rear red light, water and spares. Following the ride you are welcome to join us for a cooling beverage at the Palmerston Tavern.

BERRY SPRINGS MARKET RIDE-31/7/2016

 

Join us on a ride to Berry Springs Sunday Markets. We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jensen Rd, down the railway line to Finn Rd and on to the Markets. Bacon and egg sandwich, coffee and browse and then back to Palmerston. It should take about 2.5 hrs each way. Ride Leader: Cameron McDougall Ride Date: Sunday 31 July 2016 Start time: 0700 Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston PUMA fuel station Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace. Challenge Level: Not technical riding but you will need a good level of fitness as its approximately 60km round trip.

Contact Cameron on 0407161577 for further info

Sunday Social. Geoff’s trails 17/7/2016

Geoff Fox will be leading a tour of his trail network Sunday afternoon. Ride will be approximately 20km long. It is quite rocky out there so you will need good technical skills to navigate some sections. Bring with you enough drinking water for 2 hours, spare tube and tools. Helmets are mandatory. Ride starts at 4 PM from 260 Trippe Road Humpty Doo. BYO post ride refreshments.

Attention Night Riders!!

Please note that the East Point night ride tomorrow night (13th July) is for beginner night riders who would like to try trail riding in the dark. Experienced riders are also welcome to attend. ALL who attend must have their own lights. There will be lights for people to try, however these are to be shared between the group and will not be available for individuals to use for the duration of the ride.

Children under 15 are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied for the duration of the ride by a responsible adult.

See you at the Cool Spot.

Dave.

Social Rides in July

MONTHLY LADIES RIDE 17/7/2016

4pm meeting at the Rapid Creek pedestrian bridge to ride the tracks at Lee Point, to finish by 6pm
‘No drop’ ride for all women keen to get out on their mountain bikes and meet others doing the same
We’ll finish up at the Surf Life Saving club, all welcome to stay on to socialise but remember to bring lights to get home with – sunset at 6.37!
Normal stuff about bikes that work, helmets, shoes and water ….
Contact Debbie 0435694199 for more details and to register

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BERRY SPRINGS MARKET RIDE-31/7/2016

Join us on a ride to Berry Springs Sunday Markets. We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jensen Rd, down the railway line to Finn Rd and on to the Markets. Bacon and egg sandwich, coffee and browse and then back to Palmerston. It should take about 2.5 hrs each way. Ride Leader: Cameron McDougall Ride Date: Sunday 31 July 2016 Start time: 0730 Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston Caltex Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace. Challenge Level: Intermediate

Blue Cycles Sunday Session 24/7/2016-Charles Darwin National Park

Blue Cycles Sunday Session. 2 Categories available. Course is 8 Km in total. Choose Expert 4 laps or Sports 3 laps. I will be keeping a close eye on those that choose the 3 lap option that should be in the 4!!
The course will be quite technical and will challenge your riding. In saying that the obstacles are easily walked up if need be.
For those that rode the Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge, the course is the same as used inside the park but in reverse. Which means backwards up the Spitfire. This is a one way trail and should not be ridden in reverse outside of the event.

Race HQ will be at the grassed picnic area.  Entry is online only CLICK HERE to enter Racing starts at 4 PM sharp. Number plate collection from 3 PM Entry is $5 for MTBA/DORC members. Non members are $30 which includes day licence.

Contact Kevin 0410249593 for further inquiries.

Race Results-Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge 2016

Thanks to Ian and the team from Spokes NT for supporting this great event. The course was certainly a challenge!!! For riders and organizers alike!! The course was fairly technical with a fair bit of climbing (for Darwin). The fires that burnt through the park the weekend before made it easy for the riders to spot their lines on the course come race time. Leading up to the event however was almost a nightmare!! Many hours were spent by various volunteers hanging off chainsaws and rakes throughout the week clearing fallen trees and debris from the track. Just when we thought is was all clear a report would come in of further fallen trees blocking the track!! Timing staff were excellent, thanks to them for helping here. There were a few photographers around the track and hopefully we can share their images with you soon. Northern Territory News also ran a short story on the event in Monday’s paper 11/7/2016

Results from the race can be viewed by clicking HERE

Beginners Night Ride. Wednesday 13th July 2016

Here at DORC we have been running regular night rides over the last couple of years. If you’ve been following our posts and have thought about joining us, here’s your chance. This Wednesday DORC will be running a beginners night ride for those who are interested in trying a little night riding.

Our eveneing will start at the Cool Spot, Fannie Bay @ 6.30pm with an introductory talk about the joys of night riding and how to set your lights up for best results. We will then head out around East Point for an easy ride through the East Point trails.

There will be three sets of Exposure lights for people to try on the evening, however you will need lights of your own for the ride. Participants also need a helmet, mountainbike in good mechanical order, rear red light (if possible), water and spares. This ride is suitable for  beginner level mountainbikers.

Following the ride we will head back to the Cool Spot for a refreshing beverage.

Dave.