- heaven of the south roll call!!
At that distance, you’ll be at Hunters’ Hall in Kingscote. If you’re hungry earlier than that, the Rose & Crown in Nympsfield is only 1km off the track (near the top end of Woodchester Park) or, failing that, the Ram Inn at Woodchester is also near (at the bottom end of Woodchester Park). I’ll be marshalling the gate at the bottom of Woodchester Park, if you want any directions, stop and have a chat!
BarnPosted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Any tyre recommendations from people that have done it previously or know most of the course? How does it compare to HONC (where the off-road bits aren’t technical and are fine on a CX bike)? Can’t decide whether to run a low tread rear to help with the road sections or if that would make the off-roads a nightmare.Posted 4 years ago
Didnt want to turn this into a what tyres for………………..
But most of the trails are similar to HoNC when they are bedrock but i thought about using my cross bike but its a fair bit rougher than HoNC and there is some nice descents which i think will be more fun on a (real bike)
Went out last night very close to but not on the course and the local trails by me have held up very well after the downpours this week but its been dry all yesterday afternoon until now.
So there might be some muddy bits but i certainly wouldnt run a mud tyre.
See you all Saturday i’ll be the one with the insanely skinny legs in a Fat Bike sandwich 😀Posted 4 years ago
Glad you enjoyed the weekend, guys, always nice to see people having fun! I think that the 7 barrels of beer and two massive cider vats that got emptied had something to do with it.
We’ll be launching our autumn event, the “Southern Heartbreaker”, in a month or two – this is an end-of-season competition based in Breakheart Quarry (the place where the water stop was at around the 25km mark this year). If you’re on the HOTS mailing list you’ll get a message.
Hope to see you all again next year!
BarnPosted 4 years agoroger_mellieSubscriber
Really enjoyed the whole shebang – lovely riding with lots of variety, inc some great rolling woody singletrack, that lunar-landscape quarry section and scooting past the golf course, flapjacks, helpful marshals, beer on tap, relaxed atmosphere…Posted 4 years ago
Already talking about doing the 75 next year now I know the 50 is doable 🙂
Thanks to everyone involved.FuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Really enjoyed that to, much more MTB friendly course than HONC. I under-estimated how tough the first half would be though and was ruined from the first feed stop on, not even cider on the last climb could dull the pain in my legs :p Def be back next year (and taking it easier at the start!). At least I passed the fat bikes once (at a feedstop…), they actually looked a sensible choice though on some of the loamy descents, wouldn’t have fancied one on the climbs though, did they work on the tight switch-backs in the quarry?Posted 4 years agosouthcoastsprintsMember
we, as always, had a great time, a litlle later start for us this year (11:15!!) and drinking whilst we wait meant we were very loud and had a small audience of die hard roller racers left…
Still great though, think i still have a hangover today!
Next year we ride and we set up outside if the weether is as glorious as it was this year!Posted 4 years ago
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