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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Winter is coming...

It's scarf and beanie weather here in Melbourne this weekend (we tend to be a bit dramatic when it comes to weather you see) and getting ready for winter is high on the agenda. Soup recipes are being pulled down from the shelf, socks and blankets are coming out of storage, and of course cycling folk are thinking they should get the CX bike out of the shed and dust off the spider webs.

But if you are anything like me, those grand plans of pre-season training keep getting pushed aside with promises of "next weekend" so easily thrown about.

For those who need a little push out the door or need a good place to get started the DDCX crew are running pre-season skills sessions.

The first session will be held on Saturday the 21st of April at Darebin Parklands - 10am -12pm (meet at the rangers hut).

This will be a women's only training event with a focus on dismounts, barrier jumping, and re-mounts. New and experienced riders are welcome. It will also be a chance to ask any bike related questions. Word on the street is that we may even have a guest appearance from Lewis Rattray fresh from the European cyclocross season.

The next skills session will be announced closer to the date but will be open to everyone wanting to try cross out for the first time or to sharpen their skills.

More details to follow but if you have any questions get in touch with me here.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Murder On the Dancefloor

While we here at DDCX HQ are busily making plans and sorting out this years series, we wanted to make sure you were aware of other adventures we are getting equally excited about...

First of all is what looks to be some good training for the series... the inaugural Dirty Gran Fondo.

For those who have enjoyed previous Gravel Grinders, and wanted to get used to riding their cross bikes this is looking like a fun day out of town.

Look out for a bunch of guys in yellow/black or black/white heckling each other and sucking wheels en route while having a great time.

With any luck we won't see much of this

The other important piece of news is that our siblings over in rAdelaide have announced their series dates for this year... speaking from personal experience the crew over there put on a great race and love their cross. Anyone considering a road trip would be encouraged to do so...

 Word is they might be sending some 'heavy hitters' over for some of our races so it'd be good to return the favour.

Monday, 5 March 2012

You're Nobody ('Til Somebody Kills You)

And... Finally!

Prologue - 15th June
#1 - 15th July (National Series round)
#2  - 26th August 

Victorian State Champs (p/b DDCX) - 23rd Sept
Locations TBA soon.

We are also very excited to announce that along with your trusty CA license, we will be accepting MTBA and even BMXA licenses! I know this is a big deal for those of you who spend more time concerned with sag rather than sock length and bleeding brakes rather than shaving rash.

The races will be sanctioned under CA/CV so if you don't have one of these licenses you will need to buy a day license, a three race permit or one of our sensationally priced CX Season Passes which cover your for our 3 events and the State Champs. For more details on these see here.

Things are getting busy in the DDCX shanty, and we are looking forward to a few more announcements in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Any questions feel free to get in touch via the blog and we will do what we can to answer them.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Spanish Bombs

This I like...

Did you want to buy Bart Wellen's U23 World Champs winning bike? Yes?