Exposure 12/24 roll call, anymore course info?
I will be there, plodding around in the 24hr race. The forecast seems to have changed a bit, so am currently rethinking my tyre plans.
I raced at Wasing last year in theSouthern XC, that was dry and the course was running pretty quickly. No idea how bad it will be if it is really wet. Some sections appeared to be well draining forests, while other bits of the course were around the edge of fields, which I guess will get muddy if used.
If it does turn out to be a 6 mile lap I can see the challenge will be staying motivated for the 24hrs.Posted 4 years ago
me and the wife will be there in the 12 hour vets race. we’ll both be near the back of the field. The ground is rock hard at the moment. The forecast for the next few days is rain but not a great deal so im hopeful that there won’t be much mud. looking at the quality of the field I feel a bit out of my depth.Posted 4 years agoc_klein87Member
Not long now! hoping the weather stays kind, but expecting it to be changeable. Does anyone have any insider knowledge of Wasing? I know there has been racing there for years but never endurance races, only details I know are the laps are short….Entry numbers are a little low, but enough of the fast guys to make it hurt!Posted 4 years agoSilentSparkyMember
Cut through Wasing on a ride tonight, looks like the course has just been marked out. Some sections from last years xc races and some new tracks have been marked out. The stuff from last year is running fast and dry, the new trails are unused, so soft and in places difficult to see ruts through the longer vegitation, could do with bedding in, maybe they’ll be doing that later in the week??Posted 4 years ago
Very flat, nothing technical but a wierd sort of soft surface which makes it surprisingly hard work so can be physically tough. It can be fun in the dry as it’s pretty fast then but is horrible in the wet.Posted 4 years ago
should still be a good atmosphere though, looking forward to it in an odd sort of way, always a good laugh.
heading down friday to see what’s what and go for a practice lap or two. Entered the full 24…
Don’t know what your local area is like wonny j, but I’m only 15 minutes from wasing and even after last nights rain its still pretty dry about. Not much rain forecast for the next few days either. Depends how wet Saturday is though. At the moment am doing local rides on Maxxis aspens, which are pretty slick, with no problems.Posted 4 years ago
Mulling over tyre choice having never ever ridden Wasing …
With the rain we’ve had over the past couple of days and with the rain forecast for today and tomorrow I’d be leaning towards something that works well in mud!Posted 4 years ago
From speaking to people who’ve raced there in the past, it gets incredibly muddy after a bit of rain.
wonny j – Member
Well how did everyone get on?
Well, if you really want to know http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/Posted 4 years ago
Some great rides, Craig Bowles, nice and controlled, quick without overdoing it, our friend Terrahawk who is still fast even on a fatty, and Iwona Szmyd, a rookie and a winner all at the same time.
I think the best ride though was the bloke who rode a lap, passed out, got pulled off by the medics and then returned some time later to carry on! No idea who it was but well done. Anyone on here?john_lMember
Was all going very nicely in the 12hr until the rain. Only picked up a shell on the way through the pits & got soooooo cold on the next lap – couldn’t feel anything. Took a good hour to stop shaking & get the Pot Noodle anywhere near my mouth! Really annoyed with myself for not thinking straight.Posted 4 years ago
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