Social Ride on Sunday 19 Feb

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The next RR Social Ride is happening on Sunday 19 February and will explore the singletrack sweetness to be found in the Walmer State Forest (aka Cloverleaf).  Check out all the details on our Calendar.

Rider Profile - Luke Stevens

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Name – Luke Stevens

Profession - Research Data Management Consultant, Software Developer

Uphill or Downhill? A happy descender - downhill for the grins! I take it easy going back up to get my breath back.

Most epic day on a bike?  Riding modern bikes at…

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Dirt Crits Round 7 postponed

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Please note that Round 7 of the 2016/17 Dirt Crits series scheduled for the evening of Thursday 9 February has been postponed due to the forecast of extreme heat conditions.  Weather permitting we will resume racing next Thursday.  Keep an eye on the Rocky Riders Facebook page for other news and updates.

Harcourt MTB Park Information Session

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A community information session with all the latest information and updates on the Harcourt MTB Park project is being held at the Harcourt Leisure Centre on Wednesday 4 February (between 4pm and 8pm).

Check out the details below and on our FB page.

Dirt Crits Series resumes

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Are you ready to race?  The 2016/17 Dirt Crits Series resumes on Thursday 2 February with an Individual Time Trial.  Juniors commence with rego at 5:30pm and Seniors at 6:30pm.  Forecast says 27 degrees and sunny.

For more details head to the Dirt Crits page 

Dirt Crits Mid-Season Review

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The 2016/17 Dirt Crits series is now in summer recess after five rounds of enthusiastic and entertaining riding on the reconfigured track behind the Baco.  Feedback on the new course has been positive, with lots of flowy corners added and the classic rock garden retained.    

In the junior division…

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December Social Ride

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Get some local trail goodness this Sunday 18 December.
Meet at the Theatre Royal at 9 am for a lap around the south east of town led by the Happy Descender. 
Two to three hours in the saddle. Be self sufficient.

Details here.

Dirt Crits 2106/17 Round 1 ITT

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A pleasant twilight evening greeted the field of eager contestants in the opening round of the 2016/17 Dirt Crits series.  As usual Round One commenced with an Individual Time Trial to provide a benchmark for the first half of the series.  With a revised course for this season and some new faces to Dirt Crits, riders were keen to see who would set the early pace.  The 2016/17 course retains some of the best features (including the rock garden) from last season but adds some fast, flowing corners to test all of the skills.

In the Junior Divison nine riders lined up for the start with Lachlan Warren setting the early pace and completing 12 laps in the 20 minute race window at an average lap time of 1:46.  Kane Bassett and Marcel Russell both managed 11 laps, while Sam Williams and Dillon Ferguson tussled all the way to the finish of 10 laps each.  Sam eventually secured fourth place with a margin of just one second.

A field of twenty two riders kicked off the Senior event with young gun Dylan McKenna showing a clean pair of heels on his fat bike to set up an early break over the field.  Dylan reeled off four consistent laps in 45 minutes 26 seconds.  

Tony Russell, Ben Bailey and Luke Stevens provided the real contest with each of them completing four laps within the 47 minute bracket.  Behind them there was some close racing between Brad Blackmore, Steve Warren and Michael Scott, all completing four laps in the 50 minute bracket.  Further down the field, Lachlan Warren backed up from a strong ride in the Junior event to complete three laps of the senior circuit in a respectable average lap time of 14:46.

Fortunately everyone in the field managed to outpace the mosquitoes ... which is probably more than can be said for the race coordinator and timekeeper!