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144 posted by Craig Street

RIDE# 3932

2017-05-18
Rhebokskloof, Windmeul, Domaine Brahms ,  Langvlei rd, Hoogstede rd, Vesuvio, Kuilenberg chicken farms, FairviewNo joiners = start from home 
± 01h40
± 41 km

RIDE# 3926

2017-05-09
Fairview - Kuilenberg - Hoogstede - Boland Landbou - Windmeul - RheboksNo joiners = ride from home 
± 01h45
± 41 km

RIDE# 3919

2017-04-29
Singletrack SaturdayDrop into Rhebokskloof from the Tower, ride back out via Google ridge.Remember money for permit if you don't have annual one.Early start to avoid the heat 
± 03h30
± 35 km

RIDE# 3913

2017-04-25
Recovery TriangleMain rd - Noorder Paarl Mall - 4 way  and loop back past Rhebokskloof.Join the ride please else I will ride from home at my leisure!! 
± 01h15
± 30 km

RIDE# 3912

2017-04-22
Single Track SaturdayRide to Boschendal and do as much of the trail as possible.Will probably end at Boschendal Deli and get a lift backYou can get your permit at the gate or online from Banhoek Conservancy  
± a few hours
± don't know

RIDE# 3909

2017-04-20
Paardeberg loop clockwise
± 01h40
± 40 km

RIDE# 3831

2017-01-26
Bike n' BeerTo the tower Thursday, plus join us for a refreshment at the benches in front of Hussars Grill to reward yourself for the effort.I recommend the Rogue Pony!! Please note the time has had to change to 5:30PM as Hussar will not be open at the posted time!!! 
± 01h21
± 21.589 km

RIDE# 3745

2016-10-15
Sorry repost start at 8am. Meet at the trail centre to buy permits  then ride the Simonsberg Conservancy Trails "The trail can be accessed from the Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Basically, you’ve got a 5.5km loop on Delheim, 6.5km on Muratie and finally 8.5km on Uitkyk, so in total making for just over 20km of hand-crafted trail from the Dirtopia crew. This is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg though, as hundreds of metres of single-track are being added every month, with links envisaged to at least a dozen wine estates within the immediate Stellenbosch area.Mountain bikers will find the trails designed to suit all levels of riders, with well-planned contours making the ascent relatively easy. The Delheim Loop links to Muratie via the ‘Dozer’ switchback, and this takes you onto the superb Ho Chi Minh section. Continue via ‘The Elevator’ and ‘Jackson’s Jaunt’ onto ‘Gillooly’s’, a connecting point with a good site map to show you exactly where you are.The ‘Smuggler’s Traverse’ trips you up to one of the highlights of your Simonsberg ride: get ready to pin back your ears as bomb into the ‘Uitkyk Bush Tunnel’, arguably one of the most contested Strava segments in Cape mountain biking. At ‘Angus Junction’, loop right onto the ‘Uitkyk View Trail’ for breathtaking views across the whole of the conservancy." After the ride we can sample some Zebonkey craft beer @ Delvera 
± Til done
± 38 km

RIDE# 3744

2016-10-15
Meet at the trail centre to buy permits  then ride the Simonsberg Conservancy Trails "The trail can be accessed from the Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Basically, you’ve got a 5.5km loop on Delheim, 6.5km on Muratie and finally 8.5km on Uitkyk, so in total making for just over 20km of hand-crafted trail from the Dirtopia crew. This is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg though, as hundreds of metres of single-track are being added every month, with links envisaged to at least a dozen wine estates within the immediate Stellenbosch area.Mountain bikers will find the trails designed to suit all levels of riders, with well-planned contours making the ascent relatively easy. The Delheim Loop links to Muratie via the ‘Dozer’ switchback, and this takes you onto the superb Ho Chi Minh section. Continue via ‘The Elevator’ and ‘Jackson’s Jaunt’ onto ‘Gillooly’s’, a connecting point with a good site map to show you exactly where you are.The ‘Smuggler’s Traverse’ trips you up to one of the highlights of your Simonsberg ride: get ready to pin back your ears as bomb into the ‘Uitkyk Bush Tunnel’, arguably one of the most contested Strava segments in Cape mountain biking. At ‘Angus Junction’, loop right onto the ‘Uitkyk View Trail’ for breathtaking views across the whole of the conservancy." After the ride we can sample some Zebonkey craft beer @ Delvera    
± Weet nie
± 38.26 km

RIDE# 3734

2016-10-05
Gears and BeersIf you have been all gears and no beers, here is your chance to restore the balance!JPD south, booms, Xmas camp, outside loop and down the middle.Finish at Bar di Bar for a quick beer 
± 01h30
± 21 km

RIDE# 3726

2016-09-29
**Changed to Thursday** Gears and Beers Inaugural RideSocial mountain ride.Jan Philips S, T, up the middle, Xmas camp and down to Bar di Bar.No wine-ing until after the ride.Bar di bar closes early so you should get home before your food is in the dog!  
± 01h40
± 30 km

RIDE# 3421

2015-10-22
Jan Philips South - T - Xmas Camp - Bottom loop (If time) - Eliminator
± 01h30
± 25 km

RIDE# 3411

2015-10-12
Easy up and over from the North
± 01h15
± 20 km

RIDE# 3406

2015-10-02
Alternative to Friday Long Lunch Jan Phillips South to the Tower, Rhebokskloof down and up, back to Primi 
± 03h00
± not that far

RIDE# 3214

2015-02-07
Jan Philips from the south, tower, all the Rhebokskloof Singletrack and back onto the mountain.Then either back down past the tower or over the cement path and down the eliminator to Jack Blackith.Pace is about an hour to the Tower - focus being on having fun rather than a training rideBreakfast with a view and many photo opsCome have some fun!!  Please remember your trail fee for Rhebokskloof
Long but not too long
Quite far if you include the uphills

RIDE# 2880

2014-02-23
Sunday SinglesJan Philips - Tower - Rheboks Singles - Up and over North You must join and bring r30 for day fee or r100 for year permit so louis knows to bring boards
03h00
40 km

RIDE# 2773

2013-12-14
For those of us who survived Friday 13thEasy Saturday social ride to Welvanpas, Ride the new Black route then back to Paarl.(Easiest route from Paarl to Wellington) Stop at Juno or Proviant for liquid relief of your choice.  NB. Remember R30 Welvanpas Permit fee
As long as it takes
not to far

RIDE# 2128

2012-03-06
STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE Choose your own route that will get you to the bottom of the Cement Rd (south) in an hour. I will be riding JPD south - booms - middle path. Ride the pace and route you choose. Those riding the same route as posted that arrive early are encouraged to ride up the cement road and return to the meeting place! For many riders this is Time Trial Tuesday, which is great, but it needn't be for you - come ride with us - the most astounding  views are to be experienced on this route!
01h30
21 km

RIDE# 2117

2012-02-28
STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLEChoose your own route that will get you to the bottom of the Cement Rd (south) in an hour.I will be riding JPD south - booms - middle path.Ride the pace and route you choose.Those riding the same route as posted that arrive early are encouraged to ride up the cement road and return to the meeting place! 
01h30
21 km

RIDE# 2100

2012-02-21
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 2081

2012-02-14
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes
01h15
21 km

RIDE# 2067

2012-02-07
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes
01h20
20 km

RIDE# 2049

2012-01-31
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 2033

2012-01-26
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes.  Corrected the starting time to 5:00 am on Thursday 
01h30
30 km

RIDE# 1950

2011-12-06
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!   Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes.    Lets put the mountain back in mountain biking!
01h30
30 km

RIDE# 1943

2011-11-29
To the Tower in an hour I will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour . To do this I will have to ride hard Choose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together! Possible route variations Up Taal monument Rd Up from the north Include the Victoria Dam loop Go up the eliminator Include the BMW loop Go towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle path If you think it will take you longer than an hour start earlier.   This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow.   Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes.  Last week Alberto rode up the Eliminator, over the cement path and still arrived at the tower the same time as the first riders from the direct route. I wonder if anyNoel wil join him this week. I will try to post this ride or similar every Tuesday in Johns tradition. Lets put the mountain back in mountain biking!
01h15
30 km

RIDE# 1930

2011-11-24
To the Tower in around an hourI will be riding from the Spar at 5, the shortest route possible to the tower. I estimate it will take about an hour and five minutes. To do this I will have to ride hardChoose your own pace and route that will get you to the tower at about six then we can all meet and ride back down together!Possible route variationsUp Taal monument RdUp from the northInclude the Victoria Dam loopGo up the eliminatorInclude the BMW loopGo towards Xmas camp and up the short single track to the middle pathIf you think it will take you longer than an hour and five start earlier. This ride should not be intimidating for any rider as you simply ride your own pace. You do not have to worry about riding too fast or too slow. Feel free to post your own starting times, places and routes. Lets put the mountain back in mountain biking!
01h30
20 km

RIDE# 1917

2011-11-17
Over and upWe stop at the T where someone shares some wisdom.Today we learn't that the man who spotted snow on Table Mountain in December was a whiskey drinker! 
01h10
21 km

RIDE# 1912

2011-11-15
Up and over
01h15
21 km

RIDE# 1394

2011-01-15
Calling all Paarlites and Wellingtonners to represent the Boland in full force at Atta 2011...All the riding in Paarl Mountain, Baines, Franschhoek and Agter-Paarl will stand you in good stead. It's not 121 km of pain, only about 50km...which is the last 50km. If you do not enter you will be overweight for the Argus next year from all your Christmas festivities. Can't have that now can we? Visit www.dryland.co.za for entries. Lots of training to be done every weekend until D-Day. See you on the trails and in Oudtshoorn!
06h15
121 km

RIDE# 1163

2010-04-30
Friday Ride Novices and Juniors Welcome More leisurely pace than this morning The loop and nothing but the Nederburg loop (perhaps in reverse)
? 01h20

RIDE# 1161

2010-04-29
Base Ride Lengthened Nederburg loop on MTB's
? 01h30

RIDE# 1070

2010-02-11
Shortened Nederburg loop and up and over
? 01h45

RIDE# 1068

2010-02-10
PaarlMTB Junior or beginners rideRoute to be decided by those present 
? 01h45

RIDE# 1062

2010-02-04
Up from the South - Tower - Cement - Xmas camp Pace 32 - 35 min to Picnic Taylor the ride to suit the riding time u have! Bail at the Tower, Cement or go down the Eliminator 
? 01h45

RIDE# 1059

2010-02-06
Welvanpas Wellington MTB Trails and Singletrack3hrs of riding and over 1000m of climbing. It is a technical ride with single track ascents and descents so average fitness and experience levels are required.Not a route for beginners unless you want to cure yourself of mountain biking!!Pace will be similar to riding from the Vineyard Spar to the Picnic Site in about 35 min and maintaining that pace throughout.We will start from Welvanpas itself, so ride or drive through but we want to start riding at 5:30 amLouis will post directions to Welvanpas on the Noticeboard.Bring money for the permit (R30 I think) and coffee at the coffee shop afterwards!Look at our pics section for some photos of the trail. 
?03h00

RIDE# 1057

2010-02-02
Shortened Nederburg Loop then up and overPace same as usual  
? 01h45

RIDE# 1052

2010-01-29
Fridays beginners rideUp and overJuniors welcomeNeed some old hands to join the ride as well to ride near the front.TD and I will be at the back with the MegansHeres your chance to meet some fellow MTB'rs Christo's Brug Street group is also welcome 
? 01h15

RIDE# 1051

2010-01-28
Easy paced (35min to the T) MTB RideJan Philips South - Booms - Middle path - Outside loop - Bottom loop reverse (or Xmas Camp) - EliminatorCome get those wheels dirty!!! 
? 01h45

RIDE# 1032

2010-01-13
Up and Over with a twist!JPD north, Xmas Camp, Eliminator, Dam loop and single tracks!Easy pace 50min to the T, Social not training ride but ride ahead if you want! 
? 01h45

RIDE# 1003

2009-12-10
Easy paced, adventure type MTB Ride - No RacingJPD south, Booms, Tower road onto BMW loop, down middle path onto single track, down to Xmas camp road, down the Eliminator and do the single track if you have time.38min to the Picnic T is the kind of pace I'm thinking, but ride ahead if you want! 
? 01h30

RIDE# 874

2009-08-10
Womans Day RidePaarl Mountain full monty.Meet with family at one for lunch at Proviant or maybe Juno.Can decide on the ride. Later start to enjoy the light and warmth.Keep an eye on the website for possible changes.The pace for this ride is super rustig.Time has changed to 6am. Discuss lunch venue on the ride!
? 03h00

RIDE# 839

2009-06-13
The PaarlMTB.com 100 miler CHANGES   1. THE START and FINISH New start and finish is at Proviant restuarant. ( On main street, 800m from the Dros on LH side)   2. THE ROUTE: The route has changed due to inaccessible farm roads and a river crossing.  http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=32991 For a more detailed route description, download attached pdf file.PDF File click here http://www.mundawanga.co.za/100miler/100miler.pdf    3. COST: To cover the cost for a backup vehicle and driver, entry fee will be R30   4. POST RIDE:  Post ride presentation will be at 4:30 at Proviant. The first 15 riders to enter and completes the entire route, will receive a bottle wine, donated by Masons Winery and specially branded for the 100 miler. To qualify for this you must sign up for the ride.   5. WATER POINT: The first water point will be at 80km. Each rider must be self-sufficient till this point. From there the backup vehicle will follow the riders.  You can download a GPS file if you log in, go to the routes page and look at route 25. Doubt that you will get an easier, more affordable chance to do a "supported" 100 miler. Thanks to Trevor Clift for all the time and energy spent putting this together!!! 
? till it's done

RIDE# 831

2009-06-03
Easy paced ride.Straight up the middle to the bottom of the cement path, then straight back or through the Roman bath!Rain = no ride 
? 01h30

RIDE# 825

2009-05-27
Eliminator - Bottom Loop - cement reverse - tower - back down SouthMaybe meet others at Tower for the downhill.Pace Hard (for me) 
? 01h35

RIDE# 816

2009-05-20
Beginners rideMust be able to ride 20km's. Meet at circle @ 5:10 AM and ride towards Franschoek past Boschenmeer - meet with other riders, turn back and ride part of Nederburg loop. Must have a red light on your seatpost and frontlight advisable.Riders include Francois and Jo Van Dyk, Rodney Kitching and soon to join Jacques Wilken and Errol Kaufman - so if you know any of these folk join us to encourage them and rediscover what it was that originally addicted you to the sport!!! 
? 01h15

RIDE# 814

2009-05-09
MTB  Ride Nothing hectic, last ride before 100miler, 3-4hrs easy pace   Route to be decided by those present Can start @ 5 with Brendan and co for an up and over first - and convince them to join us instead!! 
? 3 to 4 hrs

RIDE# 810

2009-05-05
Eliminator - Bottom loop - Cement - Tower Not great training for 100 miler - but a lot of fun.Bail points a plenty - come and ride whatever pace you want - but I am riding hard! 
? 01h35

RIDE# 792

2009-04-11
Try the same route again Hawequa, Wellington Singletracks. Hope to get past Wellington this time without any mechanicals!!! 
? 04h30

RIDE# 789

2009-04-10
If you are lucky enough to be in Paarl over the weekend join us for some MTBingHawequa and Wellington single tracks back by 10am 
? 04h30

RIDE# 781

2009-04-02
5x Intervals
? 01h15

RIDE# 780

2009-04-01
Nederburg loop and up and overAerobic pace, but ride as you wish, opportunity to do an interval to the Picnic turn if you wish.There will be a full farmers breakfast served at the picnic site with filter coffee, sponsored by the Ocean Basket in gratitude for the petition we ran on the website!It's important to sign up for the ride for catering purposes.This is one we shouldn't miss - even a couple of the "pioneering" epic riders have threatened to come out! 
? 01h30

RIDE# 778

2009-03-31
Tempo rideRest on downhills.JPD - south - Xmas camp and bottom loop. 
? 01h30

RIDE# 776

2009-03-28
Mtb RideAgter Paarl farm roads Through to Wellington Farm Roads with the option of Beulah or not.If you need more time training for the "Not Krakadouw" or 100 miler join me at 5h30 for an up and over (south) 
? 03h30

RIDE# 772

2009-03-26
Bike of choice5xTaal monument intervalsOwn pace 
? 01h15

RIDE# 770

2009-03-24
JPD south - middle pass then decide left, right or turn aroundWelcome to join and ride your own pace 
? 01h30

RIDE# 769

2009-03-21
Easy to moderate pace.Route to be decided by those present but will be mostly off road so Mountain bikes essential 
3hours plus

RIDE# 765

2009-03-13
5 x Intervals up monument RdBike of choice 
? 01h00

RIDE# 764

2009-03-12
Slightly shorter Nederburg loop and up and over from the North.Avg. Speed 24 - 26 km/h for the loop - you decide for the up and over 
? 01h30

RIDE# 759

2009-02-27
5 x 10 min Intervals up Taal Monument Rd.Bike of choice - pace of choice, just helps to know others are suffering with you 
? 01h15

RIDE# 753

2009-02-24
Road ride, road bikes, Lady Loch loop.26/27 kph avg 
? 01h30

RIDE# 749

2009-02-19
MTB ride.Jan Philips South -Gate - Middle loop to below cement path then choose; cement, xmas camp or back the same way.Ride whatever pace you want - I will be going easy. 
? 01h30

RIDE# 744

2009-02-16
Road ride on road bikes - route depends on the windEasy pace 
? 01h30

RIDE# 736

2009-02-10
Road ride on road bikesLady Loch Loop with the following sprints/intervals@ HR 90% + 1. 1st climb after 4 way 2. climb before porcelein turn off3. climb after Lady loch turn off 4. climb before malmesbury road  
? 01h30

RIDE# 730

2009-02-07
Base Training Long RideDros - Dis n Koei - Lady Loch - Porcelein - Cross the river - cross Hermon rd - Slangrivier - Bainskloof - Beulah or not72km's pretty flat, with the option of Beulah for a bit of climbing! 
? 03h30

RIDE# 727

2009-02-03
RECOVERY WEEK of 1st Base 4week blockRoad ride on road bikesFairview - wellington 4 way - and back on Main rd.Easy pace. 
? 01h30

RIDE# 723

2009-01-29
Dust off the Fat Tyre - on your bikeMTB Ride - Tower and back from the southRide what ever pace you wish, but if you are not going to stay with the group - suggest you bring a light!!Plenty of Rockriders rode the Attakwas - surely at least one of you has recovered enough to post a ride report!!! 
? 01h30

RIDE# 719

2009-01-27
3rd week of base training!Road ride on road bikes.Main Road(N) - Wellington 4way - Lady loch loopPace - +- 25km/h 
? 01h30

RIDE# 713

2009-01-19
Road ride on road bikes2nd week of base ridingFairview, 4 way, Northern Paarl 
? 01h30

RIDE# 710

2009-01-17
Full monty on Paarl MountainJPD north - Picnic - BMW loop - Tower - Cement - Bottom loop - Xmas Camp - JPD south - single trackGRADE 4 - GREEN (EASY)Terrain: Mountain - no technical skill requiredDuration of ride: 1-1½ Pace: Easy Suggested fitness level: moderate fitness level GUIDELINES TO FITNESS LEVELS:Time from the Dros to the T-junction - 38minTime from the Dros to the Tower- 1:10minTime from Dros to top of cement path - 1:30min
? 03h00

RIDE# 709

2009-01-16
Social/beginners/Tryout PaarlMTB rideUp and over easy ride from the North. When last have you done this one?Route chosen so that the more adventurous  can do the single track! 
? 01h15

RIDE# 705

2009-01-12
Road ride on road bikesBase training ride @ 75% max which will be about avg of 23 km\h for me but you can ride whatever pace you want.Round the mountain passed Fairview and to the Wellington 4 way if there is time or back passed Rheboks if not.Must be able to complete the route in 1h30.This will be the start of what we hope will be a structured training plan so come and join us! 
? 01h30

RIDE# 596

2008-09-18
Rustige up and over (north or south - decide tomorrow), keep legs loose for K2C.Short interval or two.No rain until later!
? 01h15

RIDE# 555

2008-08-12
Jpd south - tower - cement - Xmas - Dros50 to 55 min to the tower - medium pace
? 01h50

RIDE# 540

2008-07-26
I would like to see if there is any interest in riding DROOMERS NISSAN PAARL ROTARY MTB RACE in a group, like a normal Saturday ride.Will take a decision on Friday afternoon. If you are interested and want to be sms'ed on Friday, join this ride.If you have a PaarlMTB shirt you will be expected to be suitably attired.I think it could be fun. Not nearly enough Italian on the mountain recently - The Roman Bath is getting lonely.Lets support Noel and the Rotary, they are raising funds for charity! We are definitely riding the race - but not to race, in a group normal Weekend ride "rules" apply. Meet us at the start or ride with us from the Dros at eight.
Depends

RIDE# 526

2008-07-01
Endurance ride (43kms) Dis n Koei route Click this or paste it in your browser to see the route. http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=12556# Will look to complete the ride in 1h50 and at avg speed between 23 and 25km/h
? 01h50

RIDE# 520

2008-06-25
Pace - hard Taal - Picnic - Tower - cement - Middle - home See if we can meet fast group at the cement road
? 01h50

RIDE# 519

2008-06-25
Pace - Bloed Taal - Picnic - BMW - Tower - Cement - Xmas - home
? 01h55

RIDE# 511

2008-06-11
Aerobic ride Fairview road - Wellington RD - Durbanville Road - Dirt Loop to Boland Landbou RD - Back to Paarl thru Slot van die Paarl. This is for those fit but not top fit and want a good endurance ride up to 85% of max heart rate. The reason for the double posting is to encourage more riders to join us.
? 01h50

RIDE# 510

2008-06-12
Aerobic ride Fairview road - Wellington RD - Durbanville Road - Dirt Loop to Boland Landbou RD - Back to Paarl thru Slot van die Paarl. This is for those who are fitter or who want to ride harder
? 01h40

RIDE# 509

2008-06-10
Endurance Ride "Dis n koei" route from Wellington side Paste this in your browser to see route http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?x=18.96154&y=-33.76288&z=13&t=m
? 01h50

RIDE# 508

2008-06-07
2 roetes, rustige ride. 1 roete - 3 ure, ander roete 1uur 30min. Bring nog ryers. Hein
? 03h00

RIDE# 504

2008-06-05
Base/Endurance Ride Need to do this at Avg speed of 23km/h. Quite a bit of gravel - 45kms total distance. Paste this in your browser to see the route http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=13138 If you need intervals - race the last 10km's No rain forcast - so commit yourself (to the ride)
? 02h00

RIDE# 500

2008-05-30
Base Ride. Main Road North - Split at Rhebokskloof - Across Wellington road - Dirt to Malmesbury Road - Lady Loch Loop - Malmesbury Road Back to Paarl and Dros Link to paste in browser to see route details. http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=12556 Rain = No ride!
? 02h00

RIDE# 499

2008-05-28
Active Rest Tomorrow when your alarm goes off - stretch out into the superman position - switch off the alarm - retract into the foetal or snuggle position and go back to sleep. Need your support on this one please sign up for the ride - may be the only chance you ever get. Also we are in the final stages of PaarlMTB shirt production. If you have an interest in having your logo on the shirt (sponsorship should not cost more than R1500 and will be used in its entirety to reduce the price of the shirt to PaarlMTB members)please reply to this email.
? 01h15

RIDE# 498

2008-05-28
Leave Dros at five but meet us along main road as we ride if you want. Main road north - Slot - Boland Landbou road - right on to gravel - Durbanville road - Gravel and then onto the agter paarl road past Fairview. Check the grading for the pace - same pace we rode on the flat today Paste the following in your browser to check the route. http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=12157 If you don't have enough time you can bail at the Durbanville road and head back through northern Paarl. If you want to put in an interval there is a nice steady incline from when you turn off the Durbanville road to Ruitersvlei.
? 01h50

RIDE# 470

2008-04-24
Taal monument road - Victoria Dam loop - Eliminator - Bottom loop reverse - Xmas camp - marathon loop reverse - JPD south or north Pace medium for me, but as you wish. Don't worry if u don't have a light u can share Joritha's
? 01h30 -01h45

RIDE# 465

2008-04-15
Taal monument road - Victoria dam loop - Picnic site - Paarl Rock - back down JPD south or north if you have time Pace - gentle 4 me, but however you want
? 01h30

RIDE# 446

2008-03-18
THE WELCOME LOUIS BACK ON THE BIKE RIDE! ROUTE: Where ever Louis wants to ride at whatever pace he wants to ride, and far away from ticks. >> Cool tobe back on the steed! 15 riders this morning. No ticks around except Julius. Joritha missed a few punctures after she dodged a porcupine doing the perpendicular across the road at full speed! Anyone posting for tomorrow? Cheers, Louis
? 01h15

RIDE# 445

2008-03-15
Flattish offroad ride. Paarl - Lady Loch - Porseleinberg Road - Hermon - Slangrivier Road - Wellington - Beulah - Hawequa - Huistoe. About a 100km's - need to be reasonably fit, if you don't want to ride the whole way can break off along the way. Any queries contact Noel Droomer. There is a festival on in Wellington so bring some cash in case we need recovery fluid's
? 5-6hrs

RIDE# 443

2008-03-11
Argus recovery ride! Up and over, west to east.
? 01h15

RIDE# 437

2008-02-28
Warm up ride for the ArgusMTB. Come talk about your plan to go sub3. Route: Somwhere in the mountain, far away from the ticks!!
? 01h15

RIDE# 430

2008-02-09
Porselainbergpad, Riebeek Wes, Malmesbury Rd, or other way round. 100km's This ride is cancelled because of the following forecast Weather: Showers and thundershowers (80%)
? 04H30

RIDE# 417

2008-01-30
Flatter recovery ride. Round the mountain and on some dirt road in agter paarl
? 01h30 -01h45

RIDE# 416

2008-01-29
JPD north - Middle dam loop - tower - back- if time Paarl Rock to ride with the later group or cement and back down the middle path
? 01h45 - 2h00

RIDE# 395

2008-01-08
JPD south - eliminator - bottom loop reverse - outside loop reverse - cement reverse - tower - JPD south. Pace: soos bloed!
? 01h45

RIDE# 394

2008-01-05
Hawequa - Beulah - Wellington - Gravel road to Hermon - Gravel Road on other side of Berg river to Lady Loch - across Malmesbury road - more gravel to Slot van die Paarl - Up and over from the north. 100+km's. 5-6 hrs
? 5-6hrs

RIDE# 374

2007-11-29
Easy paced mountain ride. Jan Philips south - Xmas Camp - Bottom loop
? 01h30

RIDE# 370

2007-11-22
Paardeberg Dirt Loop Mostly Aerobic Endurance ride (
? 01h45

RIDE# 369

2007-11-20
Traditional Tuesday Hard ride, but starting at five. Warm up to Lady Grey street then 5min intervals up to 91% of Max HR to Paarl Rock. The quicker riders can turn back and leap frog us slower riders all along the way and get a "proper work out", or race to the picnic site and then turn back for the last rider
? 01h30

RIDE# 368

2007-11-19
Aerobic endurance ride(
? 01h45

RIDE# 362

2007-11-14
Aerobic Endurance ride (
? 01h30

RIDE# 342

2007-10-23
THIS ONES FOR FRITZ Taal Monument rd - Jan Philips - Victoria Dam loop - Eliminator - Xmas Camp - Cement Reverse - Tower - Dros
? 02h00

RIDE# 340

2007-10-19
SUNSET CRUISE Jan Philips south - Eliminator - Bottom Loop reverse - Cement reverse - middle loop - bmw loop - Xmas camp - bottom loop and Paarl Rock (if time) Some more race pics available, link on the homepage
? 03h00

RIDE# 333

2007-10-09
Start at Droomers. Up Jan Philips from the North to the Rock down South. Choose your pace - I'm going slowwwwwwww. Chance to chat about our PaarlMTB race on Saturday.
? 01h30

RIDE# 314

2007-09-11
Route and pace to be decided by those present.
? 01h15

RIDE# 307

2007-09-07
BEGINNERS RIDE Up and over, perhaps from the north this week. Easy, EASY pace, no one left behind to ride alone! KAROO 2 COAST 1 X VW CHICO (RENTAL) NEEDS TO BE DRIVEN FROM UNIONDALE TO KNYSNA DURING K2C.IF ANY ABLE-BODIED INDIVIDUAL CAN ASSIST PLEASE CONTACT ME. NOEL DROOMER 0834551066
? 01h15

RIDE# 302

2007-08-28
We will be going round the mountain! Recovery ride - round Paarl Mountain from the South, on fat tyres. Earlier start as per usual on Wednesday! Good turn out this morning with Michael, Fritz, Joritha, Johan, Craig, Natale, Adriano, Louis and I think it was Robertson. Trevor, Noel and Hugo on the injury list, what's your excuse?
? 01h30

RIDE# 301

2007-08-27
Jan Philips drive from the North then up to the Rock. Easy pace to the turn off then hard to the picnic site, faster riders waiting or turning back to ride up again with those who don't want to push. Then up to the rock for those who have time. Training ride for the Karoo to Coast. Hugo had a bad fall on Saturday - we wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be back on his bike soon!! Trevor and Joritha also fell, when encountering a nasty surprise. For those riding into the forest from the Top of Du Toitskloof, be aware that there is a cable across the jeep track near the top!
? 01h15

RIDE# 285

2007-08-01
Dros - Eliminator (if consensus)- Bottom loop in reverse - top loop - middle path - BMW - JPD (s). K2C is close those laatslapers need to get some riding in!!!!
? 01h45

RIDE# 274

2007-07-18
Shortened Nederburg loop plus up and over North
? 01h30

RIDE# 226

2007-05-19
Hectic ride. Jan Phillips South, Eliminator, Xmas Camp, Middle Path, Cement Path, Google Ridge, Jan Phillips North up the Eliminator again.
04h00

RIDE# 222

2007-05-17
RECOVERY RIDE Nederburg loop - Dros - Strawberry King - Cecelia Street - Taylor Nuts - Spes Bona - Nederburg - perhaps Retief Street or directly back to the Dros. On mountain bikes - those with more time can go up to the Monument and back.
01h15

RIDE# 212

2007-05-09
THE GOLF ALTERNATIVE Dennis Du Toit will show us all the routes and singletracks in Jonkershoek. Cost of R20 to get into the reserve. Meet at the Jonkershoek gate at 2 o'clock. Should be done by five.
03h00

RIDE# 206

2007-05-01
May Day MTB'ing and family braai. Ride in Paarl Mountain - route to be decided by those present. Back at the Dros at 10ish. Go back up the mountain with family to meet at Xmas camp at 11 0'clock or meet your family up there. Wood and grids supplied the rest is up to you. Meet for one or the other is also fine - or to only ride part of the way.
+/- 4hrs

RIDE# 205

2007-04-29
Bainskloof to Eerste Tol and back on Mountain Bikes. If anyone pitches on a road bike we will do an up and over first!!!!!
4h00

RIDE# 194

2007-04-11
TRANS BAVIAANS DISCUSSION RIDE. Anyone who is interested in riding the Trans Baviaans (Trevor, Louis) please join us on a ride to the tower and back so we can discuss entries and teams and logistics etc!
01h30

RIDE# 190

2007-03-29
Mountain ride - route to be decided by those present.
01h15

RIDE# 189

2007-03-28
Somthing different. Route as follows. Jan Philips from the south. Eliminator. Reverse bottom loop. Reverse top loop to the bottom of the cement path. Middle path. BMW loop. Back to the Dros. LSD pace - rustig. If you want to go ahead you are welcome to!
02h00

RIDE# 181

2007-03-14
Up and over from the south - come enjoy the Northern Paarl downhill in the dark.
01h15

RIDE# 174

2007-03-06
Rock and back.
01h30

RIDE# 155

2007-02-14
Lets ride the Paarl Mountain Bike Race route to scout for Sunday. Lots of places to break away if you are short of time. Or meet us at the picnic site turn off if you want to start later and come up from the south (Natale)
02h15

RIDE# 136

2007-01-25
Alternative ride to the Argus Road riders. Dros - Jan Philips North - Tower - Cement Road - bottom loop then down the eliminator or back past Xmas camp and down Jan Philips south - maybe some single track if time permits. I'm going LSD pace but you are welcome to go faster.
02h15 - 2h30

RIDE# 125

2007-01-08
meet at gamtoos river mouth cafe. loerie. longmore forest thornhill and back for coffee at Trevor's
01h15

RIDE# 117

2006-12-14
Recovery ride on the road. All types of bikes welcome - even Adriano's slow one!
01h15

RIDE# 103

2006-11-24
Jan Philips north - boom - tower - cement road - bottom loop
02h15

RIDE# 102

2006-11-22
Road ride on any bike. Recovery ride. Route to be decided by Trevor.
01h15

RIDE# 100

2006-11-17

01h00

RIDE# 91

2006-10-25
Recovery ride. On the tar round the mountain from the southern side. Average speed between 20 - 25. Heart rate in bottom zone. Spin out the lactate. All types of bikes welcome. Remember leave at five.
01h30

RIDE# 89

2006-10-22
Up and over north or south
01h15

RIDE# 86

2006-10-19
Start with others on long ride. Jan Philips south to the booms - follow tracks next to new firebreak down to the picnic site - ride jeep track around Victoria Dam - then time permitting down the monument road single track.
01h15

RIDE# 71

2006-09-30
Long slow distance. North Jan Philips Drive - eliminator - bottom loop - Xmas camp - BMW - marathon loop - Tower - Cement Road - Xmas camp - Boom - Dros. Approx 50km. 3 to 3.5 hours. Almost the same as Route 9 - just in slightly different order. Approx 1400m climbing.
03h30

RIDE# 70

2006-09-28
Jan Philips Drive - north to south. Easy pace - get those K2C legs working - or are you cured of mountain biking?
01h15

RIDE# 68

2006-09-24
Karoo to Coast
4h30 to 6h30

RIDE# 53

2006-08-27
Du Toitskloof - Slanghoek - Bainskloof - Paarl. LSD - between 5 and 6 hours approx. 120kms.
01h15

RIDE# 52

2006-08-25
Jan Philips south - booms - BMW to below cement path - Krimas camp - bottom loop from the north - Krimas Camp - Dros
02h00

RIDE# 51

2006-08-24
Jan Philips north to south. Remember to sms if you want to be notified of any changes to ride.
01h15

RIDE# 49

2006-08-23
Forecast: Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Min: 12C Max: 19C Weather: Partly cloudy Wind: moderate south-easterly No excuses - lovely warm weather - shake out the cobwebs from your cycling wear and dust off the bike. Lets go ride the rock!
01h30

RIDE# 42

2006-07-28
Route 1 but N to S.
01h00

RIDE# 37

2006-07-17
Jan Philips north to south. Monday pace.
01h15

RIDE# 31

2006-07-07
Dros - Jan Philips (s) - eliminator -krismas camp Eliminator will be excitingly slippery and lime green. Come and do the slip and slide!
01h15

RIDE# 30

2006-07-07
Decide route tomorrow. The rain is gone - Come out and play. Maybe do the interval ride we missed today!
01h15

RIDE# 19

2006-06-21
SMS me if you wanna ride da rock!
2h30

RIDE# 13

2006-06-03
Route not important, we can change it at the start. Long slow distance. Geselliger ry!
02H00

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