Committee and Club Champion

It is with pleasure we post up our 2017 Club Champion – Luke Radley. Luke has made a transition from XC racing into Gravity Enduro and has excelled at both disciplines; even dabbling with a bit of Downhill.
Late in the year, Luke took out the U19 State Championship for Enduro, while also getting 4th overall in the series in both Enduro and XCO. We’ve all been kept up to date with his activities and races through YouTube Channel ‘Adventures With Luke’.
We will catch up with Luke in the new year and hopefully grab a photo of him with the perpetual trophy.

Also at the AGM we welcomed the 2018 Committee. There are some familiar faces, and some vacancies to hopefully fill with some new ones.
President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay
Treasurer – Gerald Schmidt
Secretary – Vacant
DH Rep – Vacant
XC Rep – Vacant
Social Ride Rep – Jeff Shillington
Trail Care Rep – Vacant

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the vacancies, please get in touch with us. It will mainly consist of attending meetings every second month, advocating for your ‘interest group’ and being a primary point of contact for members.

 

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6 Pack Racing – Results

Well we werent 100% sure how everything would pan out, but smiles all round with 6 Pack Racing.

Below are the results – hopefully you can make sense of it all, but in the end, the final rounds were hotly contested affairs, in particular the main final.

CX Eliminator – Qualifying

CX-Eliminator-Heat-Draw – 6Pack 20171210

Feedback was really good and we will make some minor adjustments to the course layout to allow a little more overtaking throughout, in particular the early turns. Keep your ears to the ground for the next one!

AGM Forms and 6 Pack Updates

Below is the Committee Nomination Form. All current members have been emailed a copy. Please return by 3rd December – instructions on the form.

DRCC Committee Nomination (1)

The AGM will be at 2pm on 10th December and precede our 6 Pack Racing. This will be a fun event and the draw and format for racing is below. If you can work it out, good luck! It should get everyone into races against people of the same pace by the end which should make exciting racing with lots of sprint finishes.
Course layout will be confirmed closer to the race weekend, but were aiming to make the course an even playing field for Enduro, XC and CX bikes alike – may the best rider win!
To kick things off, everyone will get an individual timed run (like a downhill race) to seed for the heats. Based on your finish rank in that, we will run heats as follows, with each result in each heat, determining your next competitors. Try and sandbag that!
Entries are open now with a discount for club members – Check your emails.

6 Pack Draw

2017 AGM, 6 Pack Racing and BBQ

Well it’s that time of the year – AGM – where we elect the Committee for the 2017/18 Year. We like to make this a fun affair and a chance to meet your fellow members, so come along and find out a little about what the club is doing and find out how you can contribute.

Sunday December 10th, 2017, 2:00pm
“The Pocket”, Baden Powell Park, Samford Rd, Samford

All positions on the Committee are available for nomination and current members are being sent out forms over the coming few days.

6 Pack Racing
Starting at 3pm – We will also be having a fun set of races – called the ‘6 Pack’. This will be over a 800m to 1km course where riders will first complete a time trial, then race in a round robin format of 6 riders at a time. The ultimate prize – you guessed it – a 6 pack! Entry in the racing is $10 for members – $15 for non-members to cover the Scout Land Fees. We are also making the course a mostly downhill alignment and will have elements of off-camber cornering, sprints and cyclocross (dismount) features to make it an even playing field, no matter what bike you bring along.
So how does it work? Well, your time trial will seed/handicap into grades and then it goes into a Round Robin Format. After each race, your place in that will determine your next heat. After 3-4 races, everyone will be racing in a final, with riders at the same level, making for some tight, fun and specator (heckle) friendly racing.
After the race, hang round, share the winner’s trophy and enjoy a BBQ put on by the club.
If there is interest, we can run a women’s field and a junior field as well, but due to the format, we think it will work out well with everyone being ranked against riders of the same abilities.

BBQ
Following on from the 6 Pack racing, we will have a BBQ Sausage Sizzle so you can chat and compare notes regarding the racing, riding and meet new friends.

Interclub 2 – Results

Although the forecast threw some doubts on race day, riders woke to sunny skies and a drying course. It wasn’t totally dry with conditions changing throughout the morning, with mud combining with rocks to leave a challenging course for racing.

At the end of the race session, it was Jack Wright in for the win, closely followed by regular podium contenders, Sam ‘the banana’ Fraser and young gun, Niki Barber.

Big thanks to Red Hat for shuttling, Wassa for coming to the rescue of the trailer and stalwarts Gerald, Paul and Reesy for helping bring it all together.

We will work on the club pointscore, but it looks to be heating up between DRCC, Outlook and STH for the trophy.

Interclub DH – Round 2

Interclub Racing

It’s back – Interclub level racing at Beerburrum. Now we have got our permit, here are the details:

Sunday 21st May
Beerburrum DH Track – Beerburrum-Woodford Rd
$35 entry – MTBA Licence additional
7am – Rego
7:45am – Shuttles Start
8:00am – Practice Starts
10:00am – Racing

Shuttles provided and full electronic timing service

A,B,C Categories – Sweepstakes Prizes

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Example – we have 62 riders start, so after racing, we split the results into 3 Categories – A,B,C. There will always be prizemonies for A grade (fastest riders overall), however for B-Grade and C-Grade, these winners will be 22nd and 42nd overall. We will split category based on the following principles:
1. Split into number of categories to provide between 15-25 riders per category (ie. if we get 80 riders, we will have 4 categories).
2. When there is not a even number of riders to split into categories (ie. 62 doesnt go into 3 categories evenly) we will stack the higher grade category(s) with the higher number of riders (ie. for 62 riders, we would have A-21, B-21, C-20).
3. Prize monies for A-Grade and prizes for other categories.

Full face helmet compulsory. Please refer to MTBA Regulations for other protective equipment requirements.