The Durbie Dash Road

Saturday, 19 October 2019
Western CapeDurbanville High School
  • Distance
    90 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    The 90km road event is a Seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020. 835m ascent
  • Distance
    46 km
    Date
    19 Oct 2019
    390m ascent

Details

The Durbie Dash 90km is an ideal opportunity to improve your seeding status for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Venue

Durbanville High School, Western Cape
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throttles, Oct 17 2019 07:30

Fingers crossed it's much less windy than last year!

throttles, Oct 17 2019 07:42

 Looks good..

 

https://www.accuweat...st/301293?day=3


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Cookie88, Oct 18 2019 10:28

Entered this, got a confirmation of the payment. Apparently registration starts today and haven't received an SMS or email confirmation letting me know where/when to register or what time I am starting - unless I am missing something of course?  :(

Skubarra, Oct 18 2019 10:36

Entered this, got a confirmation of the payment. Apparently registration starts today and haven't received an SMS or email confirmation letting me know where/when to register or what time I am starting - unless I am missing something of course?  :(

Apologies for the ugly cut & paste from the website - your starting batch should be your PPA seeding batch

  Registration
Friday 18 October - 16:00 to 19:00 @ Durbanville High School Activity Centre Saturday 19 October - from 05:00 at Durbanville High School Activity Centre

Cookie88, Oct 18 2019 10:40

 

Apologies for the ugly cut & paste from the website - your starting batch should be your PPA seeding batch

  Registration
Friday 18 October - 16:00 to 19:00 @ Durbanville High School Activity Centre Saturday 19 October - from 05:00 at Durbanville High School Activity Centre

 

 

Thanks - did some Googling and checked out website  :thumbup:

buchanan, Oct 18 2019 10:45

Are the seedings all messed up?

 

I rode % group in CTCT this year (haven't raced since) and was generally A-B group in races leading up (99er, Tour de PPA etc).

 

Now PPA seeding has put me in F group, using a result from more than 1.5 years ago, with big penalty for being an old result

Skubarra, Oct 18 2019 11:33

Are the seedings all messed up?

 

I rode % group in CTCT this year (haven't raced since) and was generally A-B group in races leading up (99er, Tour de PPA etc).

 

Now PPA seeding has put me in F group, using a result from more than 1.5 years ago, with big penalty for being an old result

 

What is your seeding index from the CTCT? A decent ride from % should have at least put you in B or C

 

But yes, they have rebooted the whole seeding system. Everything is changed now

buchanan, Oct 18 2019 11:40

What is your seeding index from the CTCT? A decent ride from % should have at least put you in B or C

 

But yes, they have rebooted the whole seeding system. Everything is changed now

 

I got an sms now to say I am in % for tomorrow's Durbie Dash, so I guess they don't follow the PPA seedings.

 

Yeah not sure what's going on with my PPA seeding...but then you say it's all changed.

Don't know why they would use such an old result from early 2018, with its 15 point penalty, when I had some pretty decent and much more recent results this year.

Cookie88, Oct 18 2019 11:47

Also got an SMS now - rode in the & Group at Argus and finished middle of that pack - I'll be starting in % tomorrow but my PPA Seeding says I am now in C Batch...

Skubarra, Oct 18 2019 11:48

 

your starting batch should be your PPA seeding batch

 

Ok that part is wrong..

Veebee, Oct 18 2019 11:49

Messed up seedings are the order of the day...

Seems like everyone is having a hard time with this.

 

The guys are not at all flexible with this too, I tried being reseeded at Amashova yesterday, asked them politely to please consider my previous results and start groups as I didnt race at all since 2017, they just said SORRY, we cant help you. Even though i started in A in 2017.

 

Oh well, back to all the races now to improve.

Nick, Oct 18 2019 12:01

I'm also in %. Based on a MTB race result. That's dangerous  :mellow:

Karman de Lange, Oct 18 2019 12:38

Dont think Durbie use PPA seeding as its not PPA event, probably using racetec index ( which still dont have one tonner included) with their own groupings...

milky4130, Oct 18 2019 02:34

What is the issue here? Is % to low/slow for you or too high/fast for you current ability? IMO % is not a bad seeding at all. It’s reflective of your races you recently completed, if they are still using seeding from races of more than a year ago then that means it’s one of your best races & the recent ones were all crap times after they made adjustments to the index & beta, despite you feeling it was your best.

buchanan, Oct 18 2019 03:48

What is the issue here? Is % to low/slow for you or too high/fast for you current ability? IMO % is not a bad seeding at all. It’s reflective of your races you recently completed, if they are still using seeding from races of more than a year ago then that means it’s one of your best races & the recent ones were all crap times after they made adjustments to the index & beta, despite you feeling it was your best.

 

% for tomorrow's race is fine.

 

Was my F group PPA seeding which surprised me. Not shocked me, just surprised. 

My best recent-ish result was the 99er earlier this year.  That put me into a high Tour de PPA and CTCT group (%). 

 

I was just surprised to see PPA are now using my Tour de PPA result from long ago (2018, with 15 point penalty) as my best result.

 

I would have thought this year's 99er (much more recent, much more relevant) would still be the race to use.

 

Perhaps I just don't understand their system.

milky4130, Oct 18 2019 03:56

% for tomorrow's race is fine.

 

Was my F group PPA seeding which surprised me. Not shocked me, just surprised. 

My best recent-ish result was the 99er earlier this year.  That put me into a high Tour de PPA and CTCT group (%). 

 

I was just surprised to see PPA are now using my Tour de PPA result from long ago (2018, with 15 point penalty) as my best result.

 

I would have thought this year's 99er (much more recent, much more relevant) would still be the race to use.

 

Perhaps I just don't understand their system.

as a matter of interested i just went to check my PPA road seeding & i see they also still using a mtb race of more than a year ago I have been penalised for it though & soon I'll drop out of A unless i do a pretty good mtb race tomorrow or the next road sportif.

Pure Savage, Oct 19 2019 01:24

Not often you get a morning with such great conditions! Great morning out!! Well done to everyone that road today!!

Robo, Oct 19 2019 01:57

Well done to the Savages for catching %. Let this be a lesson for the parisites in the % bunch! 1 pull in front wont kill you... Just roll through!

Pure Savage, Oct 19 2019 02:10

Well done to the Savages for catching %. Let this be a lesson for the parisites in the % bunch! 1 pull in front wont kill you... Just roll through!

Shame, one youngster kept sitting in the paceline till about 3rd wheel and then diving out the way, until a friendly hand came from behind to remind him where the front was. After that he did not sit in the paceline. 

 

There were some amazing youngsters in the group though, Tyler Lange rode really well. 

Robo, Oct 19 2019 02:24

Shame, one youngster kept sitting in the paceline till about 3rd wheel and then diving out the way, until a friendly hand came from behind to remind him where the front was. After that he did not sit in the paceline.

There were some amazing youngsters in the group though, Tyler Lange rode really well.


He made it hard up that final drag and then outsprinted my teammate 😆

Skubarra, Oct 19 2019 02:29

Well done to the Savages for catching %. Let this be a lesson for the parisites in the % bunch! 1 pull in front wont kill you... Just roll through!


Given that most Savages that pulled A to us would be riding in $ normally, I don't see any shame in them catching us.

The group was very big. Makes it very hard to roll through and work upfront if you are in the middle & back (and basically impossible without crossing the white line). Have seen this situation many times in the % and B bunches.

Robo, Oct 19 2019 02:35

Given that most Savages that pulled A to us would be riding in $ normally, I don't see any shame in them catching us.

The group was very big. Makes it very hard to roll through and work upfront if you are in the middle & back (and basically impossible without crossing the white line). Have seen this situation many times in the % and B bunches.


Dont agree... Ample time to move up...Move up on drags or when bunch sits up. See it often in B bunch.. Guys rather sit and wait for last 5km.. Then you see guys that you have never seen entire race. Savages work consistently together.. No surges..anyway...is what it is.

Skubarra, Oct 19 2019 02:49

Oh and mister A 513 who sneaked into the % bunch after spinning a story to the marshalls about how he will drop back to his bunch before the race start. Would have been able to do a faster time if he stayed in A 😋

Pure Savage, Oct 19 2019 03:04

Oh and mister A 513 who sneaked into the % bunch after spinning a story to the marshalls about how he will drop back to his bunch before the race start. Would have been able to do a faster time if he stayed in A [emoji39]


Ha ha!! He is probably going to email Racetec saying he started in 1A.

Won’t lie, it was tough catching today. Only 3 of us would have been in %.

The high school has been nicely upgraded, really nice!!

F.R.A.I.L. -K, Oct 19 2019 03:26

Hello Everyone

Thank You for all Donations received today.

Here is 3 videos taken from the A Bunch Ride.

Chute.

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Start.
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Voor Paardeberg Road.
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