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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Prime Mover

It's all starting to happen in here... the rain has finally fallen, and the dust storms out on the trails and parks are now less of a hazard when following friends. Riders are now appearing with actual mud on their bikes and bodies. Embro (albeit light) is even a consideration on some early mornings.

With all of this comes the pre-season jitters and equipment perusing... and where better place to test that gear then in the number of pre-DDCX season events happening.

The previous post mentioned the Beechworth Gran Fondo, but just a week before the prologue is the Dirty Gran Fondo.

There are a number of DDCX stalwarts who I know are attending, but if you haven't already entered there's an update from the organisers:

It should be bigger than last year – we’ve got a naming sponsor on board (Geigerrig – pressurized hydration systems) who will be at the event showing off their products and giving out prizes. We’re also looking to have a bit more activity at one of the feed zones – rumours for now, another announcement coming in the next few weeks.

They are trying to get riders registered early for this one, First Release entry (cheaper rate) ends next week  (Monday) 31st March, so if you are thinking about it, get cracking to take advantage of the cheaper entry.

On the DDCX front we are hoping to announce our sponsors in the coming week so stay tuned for that!

We might even have some details about some upcoming skills sessions too... 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

It Ain't Hard To Tell

Big News!

We have a flyer...
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Also this year's National Cyclocross Series (NCXS) has been announced... (We are still waiting for acknowledgement on the CyclingAustralia page.)

But with for the 'big show' and local races now announced you had best get some training in, and what better way then with a road trip up to Beechworth for a weekend of racing and riding?

DDCX has been asked to 'curate' the Cyclocross race at the inaugural Beechworth Gran Fondo and we will be up there that weekend helping you get a start on this year's racing calendar.

Chief CX Nerd Nik and CrossBoss Jeremy have worked with the organisers to put together a very unique course that takes advantage of the road closures they will have in place for the main event the next day as well as the Beer Garden (that will likely be a source of much racer 'encouragement'). This might be the first cross course in Australia to feature a barn as well.

Yes it's a not urban Melbourne, but we know we have fans outside of the city, and for the rest... we know many of you are frowning at flight costs to other states for NCXS so this is an even cheaper adventure. Word is that the Fondo courses for the Saturday are quite amazing too.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Red Letter Day

Here is what many of you have been emailing and asking us about, the dates for DDCX 2013!

Prologue: Friday 24/5  - Harrison St Velodrome

Round 1: Sunday 7/7  - Harrison St Velodrome

Round 2: Sunday 11/8 - Darebin Parklands

We have a few changes and updates in store for all the racers so start cleaning those cassettes and dialling those brakes in so you are ready for all the muddy chaos and fun you have come to expect from the Dirty Deeds Race Organising Crew