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Greetings fellow Mountainbikers,

Grab a pencil as I have some info regarding NIGHT RIDES at Logwood Bike Haven.

Now as you know, normal people (said Roadies) think that folks who would abandon the relative comfort of paved surfaces for the chaos of dirt and water and rocks and trees on their bikes (said Mountainbikers) are mad. That having been agreed upon, normal Mountainbikers consider folks who would further complicate this 3 dimensional chess game by doing it in the dark are howling mad…whatever…but that’s exactly what those good Pretoria based people do virtually every week, and from here forward will grace the Logwood Bike Haven on the last Thursday of every second month starting with this month.

In order to ensure that the inevitable bike widows/widowers (yes there are plenty of crazy chicks doing this too) are comfortable whilst maintaining adequate hydration levels (said beer) we will make sure there is a bit of a bonfire up near the ablution block (inevitable calls of nature due to as yet unproven diuretic effects of beer) and that should help those crafty tellers of post ride tales of glory keep their audience riveted.

So to put it in a nutshell, Thursday the 31st of August Logwood Bike Haven will remain open from 7.30am till 10.00 pm, after which we will throw everyone off the tracks and head up to the fire for the post-mortem. Those who arrive in daylight will need to fit lights to continue riding after dusk.

If this is the sort of insanity (have you noticed madness comes in flavours) that appeals to you, contact Dark n Dirty in Pretoria and go ride with them Thursday evenings, or if you are a Joburger, then start up a chapter of Dark n Dirty here. They are looking for likely converts!!

Till next time, Keep the rubber side down.

Geoff the Aussie

NB: If you don’t want to know about whats going on at Logwood Bike Haven (or news of other Bike Havens) just send me a mail with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject box. It’s ok, I’ve bought self help books to deal with the rejection.