Suit up for some Christmas cheer!! This is the perfect opportunity to nominate as a DORC committee member if you have ever considered helping out. The ride will start at 4 Pm at Charles Darwin national park just inside the gates. Please note the ride will be finishing at the Darwin Ski Club
First off a big thank you to the time keepers and other volunteers . 31 competitors tackled the 6 stages. Apologies to Aiden as his second lap was not recorded and registered a DNF.
Click HERE for result
Stay tuned for photos and video.
This week Geoff Fox has offered his time to lead an urban night ride. Meet at the Wharf carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm getaway. If bombing stair rides and hucking off man made and natural features sounds like fun, then charge up your lights and get amongst it.
As always, please ensure you have a helmet, good quality lights, water and spares.
Lee Point Enduro Practice sessions this weekend. For those free on Saturday meet at the grassed area across from the Beachfrontn Hotel at 7:15 for a 7:30 am start. Andrew Goldsworthy will lead.
For those that can’t make Saturday (or want another practice run) same meeting point and ride time on Sunday. Kevin Wells will lead.
Helmet mandatory, spares, hydration pack, and insect repellent strongly recommended. Some money for Coffees at Central Cafe post ride!!
The final event before the AGM of 2014!! Where has the year gone?
The enduro stages will take place at the trails at Lee Point. Start and finish point will be 30 Oliver street Rapid Creek. Entry is $5.00 for members or $25.00 for non members (day licence included) REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AND WILL SHUT AT 10 AM ON THE DAY. CLICK HERE TO ENTER Sign on and number hand out will be from 300 pm to 330 pm. We will have a quick brief and then set off to the first stage as a group. There is a total of 6 stages. All are 98% downhill!! We will be using trails known as the Roller Coaster, The PlayGround, the 2 Downhill tracks and 2 new lines made up of existing tracks. The technical rating is quite high for this event so probably not suited for the beginner rider. However, beginners are more than welcome to come along on the ride and cheer on the competitors on the trails. A practice session will be held the week before so you can come and try the trails then.
Don”t feel like racing? Come along to the after party at 30 Oliver Street, Rapid Creek from 7 pm BBQ and swim. Bring your swimmers, a chair, some drinks and a plate of food to share. If you have any questions at all or would like to help out feel free to contact Kevin 0410249593
This weeks nocturnal adventure takes us to the Holmes Jungle Nature Reserve. Meet at the Hidden Valley Tavern @ 6.15pm, ready for a 6.30pm start. Ride distance should be around 20km, with plenty of stops to catch up and talk crap. We could even have a little night time strava fun around the jungle loop.
As always we will return back to the Hidden Valley Tavern for a refreshing beverage. Please ensure you have adequate spars, water, food, lights and a helmet (a mtb bike will also come in handy).
Note: The plan was to start and finish at the Darwin North RSL, however the phone was disconnected, meaning I coouldn’t get the closing time for Wednesday night.
If you have any questions please call or text me on 0477434647
I have attached the link for the photo’s from the Enduro on Sunday. Copy the link below into your web browser to view all the photographic goodness. These photos are courtesy of Trevor Page, who kindly donated his time and efforts on Sunday to take these excellent photos.
This weeks ride will start at the Howard Springs Tavern for a lesurely spin down Stow Road to the Howard Springs Trails. After a lap of the newer trails we will head back to the HS Tavern for a cold drink.
Ride time should be around 1 – 1.5 hours. As always, please ensure that you have a helmet and lights specific to night time off road riding. If you have any questions regarding this weeks ride please SMS or call me on 0477434647.
Thanks all to turned up and tackled the inaugural Charles Darwin Enduro and thankyou for your patience as this was a new format for us. The planned 11 stages were not completed due to the rising temperatures as the day progressed. Over 3 hours out in the sun!! Riders completed a total of 7 stages for the day. speaking of the heat it played havoc on the timing system at the end of stage 6 (iPad overheated) I have adjusted those riders times that were affected. Also i must make an apology as i accidentally marked everyone as a ‘Did Not Start’ so the upload of results to the software did not work. I have worked back through it all and have managed to get 6 stages worth of data and produce a spreadsheet. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves and get well soon to the riders that crashed. Click the link for the dorc enduro result .
Hope to see you all at the Urban Quiz Ride
I hear you ask “what the hell is it ?” and “have we not been racing endurance events all year ?” Enduro differs from XC cross-country cycling racing (which historically has more emphasis on cardiovascular fitness and less emphasis on technical ability) and pure downhill cycling racing formats, which may contain little to no climbing or cross country skills.
Here is a beginners guide to ENDURO. Please heave a read.
Basically it is a series of individual time trials over various distances and terain (mostly downhill) with neutral rides (liason stages) to each new stage start. All times are recorded for the “segments” or “stages” and added together. The rider with the lowest accumulated time wins the day.
11 stages are planned for this event. Shortest is 300m, longest is 1.7 Km (Stage maps with notes will be available for viewing at you local bike shops and on the day). However, depending on numbers attending, the number of stages. An Esky will be available for drink purchase midway through and at the finish. Spares are strongly recommended, tubes, pump, multi tools etc.
Registration is ONLINE ONLY. Registration for this event is $5.00 for MTBA members. $25.00 (includes day licence) for non-members. Click here for registration. Any questions feel free to contact Kevin on 0410249593