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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Derailer

It is with our deepest apologies that we have to announce that the second round of DDCX has been relocated from the 24th July to the 11th September.

The location will be Harrison St Velodrome which many will know is the 'heart and soul' of DDCX. We have been running for 7 years and have never missed a year at 'the track'. It was definitely our plan to not make this year the first!

Some very delayed ongoing projects there have meant the original date was no longer possible and there wasn't enough time to find another venue where we got confidently host the growing horde of CX racers that we are coming to expect!

But don't despair! Ballarat have their 4th round of the Dirty Rat CX series on the Saturday and on the Sunday ol'mates Melbourne Gravel Grinders (which is like our longer-ranging half-sibling) have wizarded up a route for everyone to enjoy.

And... yes we know it's Amy's Gran Fondo weekend as well as the Bendigo round of the VES. Sorry!


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Blessings

CYCLOCROSS RACERS! COME OUT TO PLAY!!!


Entries are now open for the first DDCX race of the year (and Round 4 of the Vic CX series).

All the details can be found on the EntryBoss event, or on the flyer to the right, or a past post. Actually just go to the EntryBoss event it has the most info!

If you have raced or attended DP before you know of its flowing course and stadium-like crowd atmosphere around the course. It's a great venue and we are very stoked to have it back in rotation.

We will also have the usual DDCX good times in form of food and coffee. We do ask you respect the local residents and park either at Pitcher Park or Alphington Train station. There are a few bus routes that run through the area and nobody wants their race interrupted by a 'please move your car' message (or your car towed).

So what are you doing reading this rambling post? Get entering and get ready to race!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Stove Lighter

So #crossishere... and after a flurry of announcements last week, here is another one.

DirtyDeeds would like to heartily welcome The Pedla to our honour roll of sponsors (see to the right, no not there, just a bit below that... they are in some very great company).

They make some very excellent technical cycling apparel with designs that won't date like last summer's cheesy pop hit. There's more than a few smart details that are born of an understanding of what works and what doesn't on the bike.

 


They are coming on board with a force and will be very visible at all our rounds. Definitely stop by to look over their range or ask them any questions you might have.

You should also look out for some pretty sweet co-branded items that we have simmering between us!



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Seasons in the Abyss

DEAR EVERYONE...

WE WILL BE RACING AT DAREBIN PARKLANDS AGAIN THIS YEAR...

If you know how excited Nik is about this you will know how good this is likely to be... Or if you raced NCXS in 2013 or 2014 you will have a little idea of what's in store (but they have new toilets so no need to worry about that now).



DDCX will be racing there on 19th June (that's our Round One). We might also have some other special information to announce about the round soon.

The location for Round 2 (July 24th) is still TBA thanks to a couple of factors. Rest assured we have a couple of options up our skinsuit sleeves!







Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Such Great Heights


Greetings Cyclocross Fun Lovers...

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Here are some updates on, and friendly reminders about the upcoming OckerCross...
Racing will kick off at 1pm Saturday 23rd of January at Australia's spiritual home of cyclocross, Harrison Street Velodrome, and we'll be cutting the lights and packing down by 7pm, the order of events is as follows (still subject to a little change):

1:00 - Registration and course opens
2:00 - Graded racing opens - Order will be Kids, Men's CX C/Open, Women's CX B/Open, Men's CX B, Women's CX A, Men's CX A. And then repeated. Short races, high levels of fun.
4:30 - Weetbix Race
5:00 - Relay Race
5:30 - BCCDDCXSSCXWC - Single speedin'
6:10 -  Presentations
6:30 - Pack up

"Relay" you say? Think a cyclocross version of the Little 500, (side note, there better be a team dressed up as the Cutters,) with two person teams racing on the same bike, mandatory bike changes each lap. Unlike the Little 500, you have to have brakes.

Weetbix race - Think egg and spoon meets CX. Race a lap, get a couple of weetbix and race the next lap holding them (no jersey pockets!) without crushing it. Winner is the fastest rider with unbroken biscuits.




SSCX, yes SSCX! - Singlespeed drivetrain (tensioners, zip ties and SS kits ok), tyres < 40mm, fully rigid frame, flat/drop bars, 26"/700C ok.

A reminder that we will not be selling adult licences on the day... You can use a valid MTBA/CA licence (don't forget to renew your CA licence!) Or take advantage of the free 2month MTBA trial

We'd like to take a moment to remind you that whilst we highly encourage dressing up, whether you're racing or spectating, please put some thought and creativity into your costume. Take a leaf out of Ohio University's book and skip the cultural appropriation, and give any pre-made costumes with 'sexy' in the title a pass. (Unless of course it's 'sexy zombie pigeon'.) Use your imagination, get your DIY on, poke fun at someone famous and see if you can win our best costume award on the night. Silliness is a great start!

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...

OCKER CROSS

  • 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... 

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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.