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
Hi guys this event was scheduled for the 5th.
On Sunday the 19th October DORC will be holding an Urban Quiz Ride. If you think you’ve got the skills to pedal your trusty steed and answer questions, click on the link below to discover all the details.
Urban Quiz Ride info sheet
This week night ride will take us out along Dripstone Cliffs to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Meet in the park across from the Beachfront Hotel at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.The ride will take in some of Casuarina’s single track, including the Blair Witch trail, which is an intermediate skill level trail.
Please ensure you have lights appropriate for night time off road riding, a helmet, water and food. As always we will end the ride with a beer at the Beachfront Tavern.
Any questions, please call Dave on 0477434647.
This weeks adventure departs from the Palmerston Water Tower @ 6:30pm. From here we head out along the Spokes Track (intermediate), then take the back way out to the Old Howard Springs Trails (easy). From here we’ll ride the front section of the New Pine Forest Trails (easy) before cruising back to the Palmy Tavern for a cold bevy.
Ride distance should be around 30km at a moderate pace. Please ensure you have a helmet and good quality lights. Questions?? Ring me on 0477434647.
See you in the dark.
The results for the Blue Cycles 6 Hour are now available.
Thanks to Territory Image for the event photographs.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Check out our race results page to see earlier races and photographs or to re-live past glories.