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Friday, 11 December 2015

The Power and the Passion

Here's the drill, we had some scheduling and life issues and SpookyCross had to be put on ice for a bit. But like a cold drink on a hot Australian summer's day this one is going to be just what you need...


  • Date: Saturday 23rd Jan 
  • Time: 1pm course open, racing til about 7. 
  • Format: Short races, relays, DDCXSSCXWC. Maybe a few surprise events... 
  • Grades:
    • Mens - A, B and C/Open
    • Womens - A, B/Open 
    • Kids and Balance bikes
  • Entry via EntryBoss very soon!
  • Entry Fees: Adults $10 w/costume, $15 w/out. Kids $5. 
  • $5 from each entry to go to ASRC 
  • Costumes DO NOT have to be australian themed... but getting dressed up is all part of the events spirit, racing or not!

Any questions, hit us up via email, twitter, FB or in person... 


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Wide Awake

Dear Everyone,

The start list for this Sunday's excellent adventure (aka race) can be found here. Check your grade as the handicapping wizards have been at work.

REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK UP CLOSES 30MINS BEFORE RACE START. This is in all caps as some apparently people need to be shouted at about this. If you miss this, you won't get to race. It's that simple.

There will be very limited spots available in Men's A/B/C and Open available on the day. Like ultra-rare super limited edition. Kids and Womens races will have a few more. If you want one, you best get to the reg desk when it opens (10:30). FIRST IN, FIRST SERVED. BE NICE, BE POLITE!

Ok so we need to talk about parking...
You can't park on Golf Rd or Ronald Rd. Please park in the Basketball/Athletics Track carpark (Outlook Rd) or the Coburg Pool parking lot (Murray Rd). We will have traffic wardens out there. Don't make us look bad.

We will have tshirts, coffee, burgers, chips and doughnuts on sale on the day... The sun looks like it'll be back. You are going to have so much fun... WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

We all need somebody to lean on

Hello cyclocross fans!

As you all know, DDCX Round 2 is coming up at Jackson reserve. We do love ourselves some great racing, and the crowd participation aka heckling always adds to the atmosphere.

Given the size of the parkland we're working on, we could really use some more volunteers to help things run smoothly and keep our vols force from burning out. I know, I know, those guys look superhuman, what with their high-vis and permasmiles. But they're human, and largely racers, who put on their bib shorts one silicone-gripped leg at a time like the rest of us.

So if you'd like to help out, what with the setup or marshalling (prime heckling here), please, drop us a line at ddcx.volunteers - it's a gmail address with the @gmail.com suffix - with your name, e-mail, number and what you'd like to do. If you've put up for volunteering via the entryboss, system, don't worry, we've already got you!

Lastly, we also have some ultra rare marshalling posts out on the street, where you can soak up the atmosphere from afar and direct traffic to the super cool parking lots. Sadly, we can't guarantee a lollipop (sign or candy). Let us know.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Council Estate of Mind

In these cold cold months layering is key... and seriously what better way to stay warm and harness your inner mud-ruling than with a cracking new tshirt.

But what to choose? Here's where DDCX comes in... We have another batch of excellent torso covers to help you fill that inevitable gap in your black tshirt wardrobe and level up your fashion status to 'AWESOME'.

Now we can't sell you Arnie's body (and to be honest it's probably not the best one for CX, not the least because the chafe from those loincloths was horrendous) but our operators are standing by waiting to dispatch your tshirt order.

So what are you waiting for... Sign up today to sport the freshest cotton across your top half and support the racing that you love.

Also - Entries are open for the next round on the 19th! They will close midnight Wed 15/7.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Tapedeck Sound

We are live!
Go to the BOSSest race entry system out there and sign up for the good times...

A special note - Kids entries will continue to be through the old pre-reg system for now.

VOLUNTEERS! Yes, we love you... and we would love it if you could help out again. If you are racing you can select that you are volunteering and provide the normal information. But if you aren't racing but are down to help send us an email at ddcxDOTvolunteersATgmail.com with your availability.

Basic Details
  • Race date is Sunday 19th July
    10:30-12:00 - Registration
    10:40-11:30 - Course open
    11:40 - Kids (incl Bal bikes) - 15mins
    12:00 - Kids Prizes
    12:20 - CXMC & Open (30mins)
    13:05 - CXMB (40mins)
    14:00-14:20 - Course Open
    14:25 - CX Womens A/B (45/35mins) and Open W (30mins)
    15:20 - CX Mens A (1hr)
    16:30 - Presentations
    16:50-? Pack down
  • Race location is Golf Rd (North End), North Coburg

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Teenage Exorcists

Location! Location! Location!

Well, we have a location for our next round on July 19th!

You will be racing here...
Which is here

Some of you will remember it from a number of years ago when we held a race there. Looking back at that race report I'm reminded how things have changed (Warrack Leach had his first A grade race and AJ and Amity didn't have a CX bike).

We will have entries open very soon and will provide the world with more information on where to park, where to sign on and a few other surprises!

In the mean time, if you want to get your legs warmed up or follow up on the fun you had at Cramwell Park last week you should consider a road trip up to the nation's capital for the next two rounds of NCXS. Entries and more details are here

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Stiff Necked Fools

Allo Allo,

It was pointed out to me in a conversation this week that we hadn't posted anything after Round One... Chalk it up to a hectic double header race weekend followed by all the organising team being spread around the state/country in the coming weeks.

Anyways... here's some great shots and videos from kind spectators. Think of it as an acid flashback to another great day of racing and cheering on lycra clad fools.

Video Evidence of the day...

Some great shots
Shaun T
Tim Renowden
Matthew Townsend

And of course don't forget the coming weekend the 'circus' comes to town with the arrival of the Vic leg of the National Cyclocross Series (NCXS). It's being run by Sunbury/Fields Of Joy at Cramwell Park. There's a lot of information here and more on their facebook page. Read it, enter, volunteer, tune in, get rad. 

Our next round is July 19th, more info on that to come when this upcoming storm of CX awesome passes Melbourne.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Verse Chorus Verse

Apologies for our tardiness in posting the results from yesterday but the CX hangover affects each of us differently...

Some like to swear off CX, some take some time with another poison (like road bikes) and some go out for a 'hair of the dog' and spend the day surrounded by tape again...

Here are the results for Saturday's extravaganza... (except for kids, we are still sorting that out). We haven't removed DNS's yet either. So consider them 'preliminary results', OK?

As always... if you have any questions or issues with the results, please take a deep breath and read this.

Men's CX A
Men's CX B
Men's CX C/Open
Women's Races

Also - Can we get a virtual round of applause for all the people who volunteered their time on Saturday (and for that matter Sunday @ FOJCX). There's a lot of moving parts to get these races run and done... all help is always appreciated. #thankavollie

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

From A Tower

As the clock ticks down on an action packed weekend of local CX it's been the usual hive of pandemonium at DDCX HQ.

A full start list can be found here... some people have had their grades 'adjusted' based on past performances (in both CX and other cycling disciplines). So PLEASE check the list.


The day's schedule is as follows:

Friday, 8 May 2015

Delicate soul


Do you like stabbing at grass with pointy objects? Laying down crime scene tape? Chewing gum and taking names? Wearing a sweet orange jacket?

Boy do we have a job for you on the 23rd.

It's the volunteers that help to make DDCX the ongoing success that it is, and we always love to see your faces, new and old, turning up to help us out. So if you feel like joining us for the day, an hour, a few minutes, please e-mail us at ddcx.volunteers@gmail.com. We get your name, mobile, if/when you're racing and any preferred roles, you get some stakes, a vest (probably) and swag.

You can keep the swag. That was implied. We'll probably need the stakes and vest back.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Spanish Bombs

It's nearly race time!

On SATURDAY, TWENTY THIRD OF MAY it will be Round One of DDCX for this year.

Are you excited like we are excited? Not medically possible!

Pre-Reg is now OPEN

So head on down to Harrison St Velodrome (East Brunswick - Don't act like you don't know)

Race Day looks like this:
Registration: 10:30-12:00
Course Open: 10:40-11:30
Kids (incl. Balance bikes): 11:40
Kids Prizes: 12:00-12:15
CX Mens C/Open Mens: 12:20
CX Mens B: 13:05
Course Open: 14:00-14:20
CX Womens A/B/Open: 14:25
Cx Mens A: 15:20

**Times are subject to change.

DDCX Chief Volunteer Wrangler Gil C will be sending out a request for volunteers shortly. Clear your schedules as he is so nice, you won't want to disappoint him.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Boy Better Know

Hey Look... We have a flyer for all of you to refer to when wondering 'When is the next Dirty Deeds race this year?'

We are also loading up the BigCartel site with race permits, tees and a surprise piece of DDCX merch for your purchasing pleasure... That'll all be announced with another post soon enough.

For now, you should all get back to cleaning your bikes after Sunday's outstanding opening round of the Vic State Cx Series.

Monday, 30 March 2015

The World Has Turned and Left Me Here

As the leaves start falling and that icy southerly makes its presence known once again it becoming obvious that CX season is getting reeeealllllly close.

With this it comes time to start talking about some of the very excellent people who support DDCX (look to the right... see those logos. Good people all of them).

This year we welcome a new member to that (esteemed? roguish?) group...

Pete Findon has a cycling apparel label called spoxe and before he fled to his homeland he was a regular face at various CX events around town. He also recruited a few DDCX alumni to help out with promoting it (Hi Warrack! Hi Andy!) so we like him even more. Plus his photos are of people riding in the rain... hard as.

He might be based over in Ol'Blighty but if you follow local CX you would have come across his very dry wit in some form on social media. Like many from the north of England those bitter winters have done something to his outlook on life and when he isn't tormenting us with shots of visits to CX World Cups he is waxing sarcastically about his newly adopted local CX races.

He has been kind enough to send us enough socks (and a few knitted hats) to bury some of our junior riders up to their necks. We will distributing this via podiums and the usual whimsical prizes over our races. Even better all the socks are black so there's no need for that urgent nappy-sanning/power washing of socks post race too.

We are also running our annual Women's CX Skills Clinic on Sunday 12th April as part of the The Women's Ride. There's a lot of great events on, but ours is the most likely to feature wheelies (and National Champions) so sign-up via the site for your chance to be entertained by us (and learn hopefully something as well!)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A Working Title In Green

<Carefully blows the dust off this blog>
Welcome All,

I have the distinct pleasure of announcing the dates for the SIXTH season of Dirty Deeds.

Saturday 23rd May (yes, this is the day before the 2nd round of #FOJCX, come make a weekend of it!)
Sunday 19th July (the week before the Vic State CX Champs)

We have a lot more information to disburse but while Blakey tries to wake our highly skilled CX helper kittens from their off-season slumber (not even a Nys comeback victory could possibly do it) please add these dates to whatever calendar device you might happen to favour.