The Durbie Dash MTB

Saturday, 19 October 2019
Western CapeDurbanville High school
  • Distance
    60 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    Challenging route, excellent preparation for the W2W. 1800m ascent
  • Distance
    45 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    1250m ascent
  • Distance
    25 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    820m ascent
  • Distance
    12 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    About 250m ascent. ideal route for beginners

Details

The Durbie Dash offers four MTB distances namely 60, 45, 25 & 12km

Venue

Durbanville High school, Western Cape
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MJBOOKER2341, May 23 2019 01:59

Does it also go off-road or just road driving

Twaatie, May 23 2019 02:07

Does it also go off-road or just road driving

They use tygerburg trails

Rouxenator, Jun 10 2019 07:36

Nice. The long route with it's 1800m climbing is always a rewarding but demanding experience. 

Rapunzel, Jun 10 2019 09:30

Nice. The long route with it's 1800m climbing is always a rewarding but demanding experience. 

Last time I did it, we clocked 2200m climbing. Definitely a proper mtb event.

ac*, Sep 30 2019 12:02

Hi,

 

How technical are the routes wrt single track? 

 

Regards, 

Chingy182, Sep 30 2019 03:02

Hi,

 

How technical are the routes wrt single track? 

 

Regards, 

Tough one to answer - are you familiar with any of the Tygerberg trails?

What singletrack riding have you done before at other locations?

ac*, Sep 30 2019 03:23

I have done some entry level  tracks like Meerdendal, Majik Forest and Bottelary Hills. But it sounds like the 60Km Durbie Dash might be slightly advanced for my level. Do you know if the 45 would be doable given the above? We just finished the K2C, so we are fit, but just concerned about skill level for hectic single track.

 

 

Tough one to answer - are you familiar with any of the Tygerberg trails?

What singletrack riding have you done before at other locations?

Rouxenator, Sep 30 2019 03:27

You'll be fine if you made K2C. Single track is on par with Bottelary Hills. 

Skubarra, Sep 30 2019 03:29

I have done some entry level  tracks like Meerdendal, Majik Forest and Bottelary Hills. But it sounds like the 60Km Durbie Dash might be slightly advanced for my level. Do you know if the 45 would be doable given the above? We just finished the K2C, so we are fit, but just concerned about skill level for hectic single track.

 

I think your technical skills would be fine if you ride the places you mentioned, the bigger challenge will be the loads of climbing (and sometimes the heat)

Chingy182, Sep 30 2019 03:31

I have done some entry level  tracks like Meerdendal, Majik Forest and Bottelary Hills. But it sounds like the 60Km Durbie Dash might be slightly advanced for my level. Do you know if the 45 would be doable given the above? We just finished the K2C, so we are fit, but just concerned about skill level for hectic single track.

I am not 100% sure which exact trails they use in the Durbie Dash mtb race in the 45km and 60km races.

 

I think with those trails you will have a decent base for singletrack riding and with your K2C fitness, there shouldn't be much hassle in doing the 45km race.

 

1800m elevation on singletrack is a bit tougher than doing it on jeep track

ac*, Sep 30 2019 04:08

You'll be fine if you made K2C. Single track is on par with Bottelary Hills. 

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

I am not 100% sure which exact trails they use in the Durbie Dash mtb race in the 45km and 60km races.

 

I think with those trails you will have a decent base for singletrack riding and with your K2C fitness, there shouldn't be much hassle in doing the 45km race.

 

1800m elevation on singletrack is a bit tougher than doing it on jeep track

davidtinker, Sep 30 2019 08:45

You'll be fine if you made K2C. Single track is on par with Bottelary Hills. 

 

Thats means even I can do it! Cool!

Robbie Stewart, Sep 30 2019 08:52

Essentially, the above sharing with regards to the singe track means that none of the advanced technical bits such as Hoogekraal Cobra and Contermans DH lines will be used in an event aimed at general public participation. 

 

edit - looking at the route on the website, Cobra is in play on the 60km it seems.

 

I have only contested one event on my "local" trails so far in the Nissan Trailseeker in 2015. I managed a DNF on that one, and have a score to settle, so I may just partake this time round.

Rouxenator, Oct 01 2019 08:08

I've done this for a good couple of years now, in the current format it is not too bad, worst was 2015, good gravy that was brutal.

 

But if I can do it then anyone can. 

Rudii, Oct 01 2019 08:12

Did the 45km last year, it covered sections of Altydgedacht, Hillcrest, Contermans, Faircape and Meerendedal totaled 1300m of climbing. If you do trails like Bottelary this is do-able. The 60km includes the Hoogekraal trails.

 

I am not 100% sure which exact trails they use in the Durbie Dash mtb race in the 45km and 60km races.

 

I think with those trails you will have a decent base for singletrack riding and with your K2C fitness, there shouldn't be much hassle in doing the 45km race.

 

1800m elevation on singletrack is a bit tougher than doing it on jeep track

Skubarra, Oct 16 2019 03:07

I see the One Tonner seeding has finally been updated

 

The ghost pro-rider certainly kicked some ass, 20 minutes faster than the winner.

 

Seems the seeding ranges have also been adjusted, anyone with an index lower than 15 would now be in A  :wacko:

Pure Savage, Oct 16 2019 03:09

I see the One Tonner seeding has finally been updated

 

The ghost pro-rider certainly kicked some ass, 20 minutes faster than the winner.

 

Seems the seeding ranges have also been adjusted, anyone with an index lower than 15 would now be in A  :wacko:

But its harder to get that lower seeding. 

 

We managed A seeding from One Tonner

'Dale, Oct 16 2019 04:12

I'm sitting on 14 something

Getting old, fat and slow.

 

Anybody knows where to source high-quality EPO, please PM me.

Skubarra, Oct 16 2019 04:23

I'm sitting on 14 something

Getting old, fat and slow.

 

Anybody knows where to source high-quality EPO, please PM me.

 

I think 14 something is pretty hardcore in the brave new seeding world with new updated winner times, new betas and readjusted seeding bands - you can hold off on the EPO for another year or 2  :P

Mamil, Oct 16 2019 04:26

The Cobra is trickier than any other feature I've encountered on any of the Cape MTB races - trailseekers, Robertson, STBB, Elgin etc --- I've not seen anything as tricky as that.

 

Other views?

'Dale, Oct 16 2019 04:52

I think 14 something is pretty hardcore in the brave new seeding world with new updated winner times, new betas and readjusted seeding bands - you can hold off on the EPO for another year or 2  :P

 

 

Thanx, Coach 

babse, Oct 16 2019 05:34

giving the MTB race a go this time around...

 

nice an early start just hope registration the morning is smooth sailing.

billygoat0523, Oct 16 2019 05:59

The Cobra is trickier than any other feature I've encountered on any of the Cape MTB races - trailseekers, Robertson, STBB, Elgin etc --- I've not seen anything as tricky as that.

 

Other views?

i've done trickier descents, but perhaps not in an MTB race.  they've cleaned up that tricky corner that follows the rock slab,  it's still tricky though.

Mamil, Oct 16 2019 06:59

That slab has claimed many a collarbone!!

i've done trickier descents, but perhaps not in an MTB race.  they've cleaned up that tricky corner that follows the rock slab,  it's still tricky though.

Pure Savage, Oct 16 2019 08:06

I'm sitting on 14 something

Getting old, fat and slow.

 

Anybody knows where to source high-quality EPO, please PM me.

which is still an A  :ph34r:  :ph34r:  :ph34r: