DRI August 2021: Wrap Up

Photo credit: Dominic Barnardt

With the settled dust being quite fitting I hope you have all marked your calendars for the next one.
( December 11th and 12th )

A new concept and a new trail ( born again) saw over 100 riders eager to get started with the Unofficial timed #DRI.
It was basically a two day shuttle day with the added benefit of some timing involved.
Lucky riders I guess…

Heaps of new faces , young and old came out to share that much needed stoke.
It was clear that the trail was officially open.

Huge thank you and appreciation goes out to Fort Klapperkop and the #ProjectKlappies ( The Friends ) group for letting us be a part of this project. Special mention to Ray, Rob King, Cedric , Stian, Marcelle who played special roles in this trail.
Here’s to hoping for more developments regarding more trails which will in turn create another safe environment for all.

Saturday saw some fast times being put down , which made for some exciting racing on the Sunday.
With a pretty nippy start to Sunday everyone was eager to get going. The track started to change quickly with a lot more ruts and braking bumps forming. Some say it was slower others say it was quicker. I’d say it was pretty nice.

A full tilt day was had by many all looking a little more dusty than usual.
Riders not knowing what their final times were compliments of me, ( not sure who that is, the guy typing this) it was time to reveal who the King and Queen of the Fort were.
The overall women’s went to Arielle Behr with a total time of 4 minutes 32 sec.
The overall men went to Frank Meyer with a time of 3 min 36 sec.

It was tough putting down consistent times as you’d have to be really precise and timing was of the essence.
Social distancing at its best I guess.

For now #KeepItTidy and see you soon.

Photo credit: Dominic Barnardt

A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors

  • Red Bull South Africa
  • Fox Racing South Africa
  • On Point Industries
  • Griffin Studios
  • Shinz
  • Rapid Studios
  • Dirt Nurse Fast Action Cleaning Products
  • Ballistic Bike Armour
  • Send-It Bike boxes
  • City Rock and Tranquilitas adventure farm
  • Bike Market
  • Gravity Hub
  • Steyn IP
  • LiveLife
  • Quick Response Services
  • Sprocket and Jack

With out all your support this event is not possible. THANK YOU.

Results

Dustin Rudman Invitational, August 2021: Results on Mobii

Top 5 men:

  1. Frank Meyer. 3:36.236
  2. Dustin Rudman. 3:43.222
  3. Neill Smith. 3:48.902
  4. Christan Kirsten. 3:49.305
  5. Adin Greyling. 3:50.911

Top 5 women:

  1. Arielle Behr. 4:32.786
  2. Nanda Swiegers. 4:43.313
  3. Louise Kotze. 4:43.383
  4. Wendy Odendaal. 4:50.124
  5. Licarmi Smith. 4:50.856

Official event photos by Dominic Barnardt

More photos available by Dominic on Facebook: Day one and Day two.

TWO-DAY SHUTTLE-DAY, AN UNOFFICIAL TIMED EVENT

DATE: 28TH AND 29TH AUGUST 2021
TIME: 08.30AM – 3.00PM (BOTH DAYS)

LOCATION:
FORT KLAPPERKOP
Johann Rissik Dr, Groenkloof 358-Jr
Pretoria, 0027
ONLY ONE ENTRANCE TO THE RESERVE IS OPEN

Google maps link

ENTRY FEE: R325
ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY – LIMITED ENTRIES AVAILABLE

ENTRIES CLOSE: 21/08/2021

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
ABLUTIONS ON SITE
MEDICS ON STAND-BY

NO HELMET NO RIDE
ALL BIKES WELCOME
HARDTAIL FRIENDLY
SHUTTLES BOTH DAYS

Race category choices:
Enduro: Must ride an enduro bike for all race runs.
Downhill: Must ride a downhill bike for all race runs.
Hardtail: Must ride a hardtail bike for all race runs.
All categories ride the same runs in the same manner.

NEW RULES AND CRITERIA

A NEW CONCEPT WILL SEE THE RIDERS USING A TAGGING SYSTEM, WHERE IT WILL BE UP TO THE RIDERS TO TAG IN AND OUT FOR THEIR “RACE RUNS”.

TIMING PODS WILL BE UP AT THE START AND THE FINISH TO TAG IN AND OUT.

RIDERS HAVE TO DO THREE “RACE RUNS” — ALL THREE RUNS COUNT TOGETHER, NOT ONLY THE FASTEST RUN.

RIDERS CAN PRACTICE AS MUCH AS THEY WANT. WHEN YOU FEEL READY, TAG IN AND COMPLETE A “RACE RUN”.

RIDERS CAN COMPLETE THE “RACE RUNS” OVER THE TWO DAYS, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO DO IT IN ONE DAY. IT IS UP TO THE RIDERS TO DECIDE WHEN THEY WANT TO DO THE “RACE RUNS.”

THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TIME SLOT SO CHOOSE WISELY! THE IDEA IS TO SPREAD THE PEOPLE OUT OVER THE TWO DAYS TO HELP WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

RIDERS ARE ABLE TO SEE THEIR RACE TIMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAGGING IN AND TAGGING OUT ON THE MOBII APP.

RIDERS WILL COLLECT THEIR ARM BANDS AND NUMBER BOARDS UPON ARRIVAL. PLEASE RETURN THE ARM BANDS ONCE COMPLETED.
IF NOT RETURNED YOU WILL BE CHARGED A FEE.

IMPORTANT

  • I will be limiting entries to the event even though it is outdoors I would like to keep it limited to be sure our numbers are safe within the rules.
  • All registration and entries will be done online through the DRI website. All categories as per usual.
  • The event will be run over the two days from 8.30 am till 3pm. ( 28th and 29th August 2021)
  • On the day riders will collect their number boards together with their arm band. This is their timing device for the weekend. This is a sensor system, so at the top and bottom of the track there will be pods for riders to tap in to start and tap out to stop. Marshalls will be monitoring the riders.
  • There will be shuttles running up to the start for the riders, but again limited amount of people in the shuttles due to social distancing rules.
  • Riders will be spread out during the day to do their own practice and race runs accordingly. It is up to them to remember they need to tag in and out. Riders are able to see their race times immediately on the Mobii app.
  • There is no specific start time for the riders to do their race runs, it is entirely up to them to decide when to start. Once they feel they have had enough practice they can tap the start pod and do a race run, tapping out at the end of the track.
  • Riders have to do three  race runs over the two days. If the riders don’t complete their race runs, they fall out of the race. All 3 race runs will be added together to get the final result. It makes things exciting as once you’ve tagged in you need to tag out! Consistency will be important.
  • There will be medics on standby over the two days.
  • Riders will also be signing indemnity forms as per usual protocol. The riding is undertaken at your own risk.

DRI race update: Camping available!

There will be camping spots available on location at the DRI, thanks to South Stables. Camping is in tents.

For any enquiries get in touch with Dusty: dusty@d-tours.co.za

Costs:

1 night: R100 per person
2 night: for R150 per person
3 night: for R190 per person

P.S. …there’s a reason you may need a third night in. Dusty won’t tell you, though, because he’s a cryptic fool.

More details about that will come soon. For now, #KeepItTidy.

DRI 2020 Race Entries

Date: 12th and 13th December 2020
Location: Thaba Trails (entrance through 24 Gazelle Road, Rispark)

The IMPORTANT part is we will be entering Thaba Trails through Tussenkoppies property, 24 Gazelle Road, Rispark. Once you are there follow the DRI signs till you get to the parking / registration area and everything else should feel like home. Please stick to the road and speed limits, we are on private property and need to respect that.

Enter online now
Entry fee: R325 race entry + R50 Thaba Trails trail fee (on race days)
Only online entries due to Covid-19 – strictly no late entries
Online entries close 07/12/2020
Limited entries available
All bikes welcome, hard tail friendly

IMPORTANT:
Download, fill out, and bring your Covid-19 screening on race day

Entry includes a one of a kind #RidingRona 2020 DRI buff/neck warmer and hand sanitizer because it’s the in thing for 2020.

  • Trail fees not included in race entry fee, payable at DRI registration.
  • Shuttles available both days.
  • REGISTRATION: Saturday 8:00-10:00, Sunday 8:30-10:00
  • Saturday practice 08:00-10:30, Race runs start at 11:30 until the last rider
  • Sunday practice 08:30-11:30, Race runs start at 12:30 until the last rider
  • A minimum of TWO official practice runs per rider are required prior to racing.
  • Race run 1 SATURDAY and Race run 2 SUNDAY – fastest single race run counts. Only one race run required.
  • NO HELMET, NO RIDE
  • Food and Refreshments available
  • Ablutions on site
  • #QRS medics available and on site both days
  • Strict Covid-19 rules apply – wear a mask and maintain social distance

DRI VIRTUALITY 2020 #2: RESULTS

DRI #VIRTUALITY 2020 part 2, hosted at Thaba Trails.

LADIES

Louise Kotze :  5 min 16 sec
Wendy Odendaal :  5 min 42 sec
Philippa Frowein :  6 min 12 sec

HARDTAILS

Christopher O’ Donovan : 5 min 15 sec
Attie Spies :  5min 35 sec
Graham Parkinson :  6 min

LADS

Dustin Rudman :  4 min 16 sec
Frank Esias Meyer :  4min 19 sec
Ryan Frerichs :  4 min 21 sec
Anru Botha / Sean O’flynn-Madden :  4 min 33 sec
Grant Granty Samons :  4 min 34 sec
Thomas Truter :  4 min 44 sec
Ryan Van Der Spuy :  4 min 50 sec
Jaco De Witt :  5 min 11 sec
Andrew Hermanson : 5 min 13 sec
Mike Kemp : 5 min 19 sec
Chad van der Westhuizen : 5 min 32 sec
Louw Du Toit :  5 min 47 sec
Cory Schmitz :  5 min 51 sec
Dale Jon Preston :  6 min 21 sec
Jurgens Strydom :  6 min 35 sec
Neil Evans :  6 min 57 sec
Jason Jenkinson :  13 min 42 sec ( did you find the Limpopo? )

DNF

David Hannaway
Rff Riley Filen
Rudi Botha
Brendan Higgo
Chad Cloete
Mathew Jacques
Berend
Andrew Honey

Thank you all for the support.
See you in December or rather a sneaky shuttle day.

#KeepItTidy