- Mayhem course preview
Which as I’ve given Eastnor a miss for the last couple of years is saying something.Posted 7 years ago
The only reason I’m doing it is to see the new course. Fingers crossed.Posted 7 years ago
From What I could see it looks similar to Eastnor ie grassy, muddy and land rover tracks. 🙁
Certainly doesn’t look any more ‘weather proof’.Posted 7 years ago
As a solo singlespeeder I am v curious as to how much this is going to differ. It looks ok and me thinks the tree laced singletrack will be “interesting” in the night. . Getting off and pushing for steep climbs is ways a winner though 😀Posted 7 years ago
It’s a change, which is a good thing! Seems to cut up pretty easily (see 0.21). Agree that what’s on the vid looks no more weather-proof than Eastnor.Posted 7 years ago
Yeah they don’t show you the miles of grass… possibly 🙂Posted 7 years ago
If its lashing it will be muddy(sitting here next door looking at the woods in the vid from my window). Bear in mind there’s not lots of topsoil towards the tops so should hold up better, those climbs on the field will be horrid in the rain. I’m guessing the start finish arena will be up the top, which is a good thing! It’s been really good here trail wise recently but it can change very quickly even without a few thousand tyre passes!Posted 7 years ago
Even if it is pushing, at least the view will be different whilst pushing.
GBPosted 7 years ago
Have to say its look pretty similar to Eastnor, but its difficult to tell from the video.
Personally I’d probably prefer MM on man made tracks ie something like Bracknell or Cannock.Posted 7 years ago
You what?!?!?Posted 7 years ago
I don’t mind mud, as long as it’s rideable mud not wattle and daub.Posted 7 years ago
better start praying for a dry event – those narrow bits of singletrack will soon turn into 12ft wide mud lanesPosted 7 years ago
I’ve been praying for a dry event every year.
How many dry ones have we had?Posted 7 years ago
Looks like plenty of places to flail wildly into the trees at 3am whilst daydreaming/sleep ridingPosted 7 years ago
molgrips, I think 2003 and 2006 were dry.Posted 7 years ago
2010 was dry too. The last two at Sandwell as well.Posted 7 years ago
So – five dry races out of what – 15? So we have a 33% chance of a dry one. Of course, some of the wet ones were only moderately muddy.Posted 7 years ago
and some of the dry ones were quite damp.Posted 7 years ago
The last 3 at Sandwell (2001-3) were absolutely scorchingly hot.
2006 at Eastnor was 20deg, dry and sunny.
2010 was dry but freezing. Literally – I scraped ice off my car in the morning.
GBPosted 7 years ago
The video says about putting hardcore down on some sections, can you believe them though when last year they said the course was being shortened and ‘weather proofed’ and then did bugger all.Posted 7 years ago
wasn’t there a grass fire at the last eastnor one? Happy days, we took a generator, a tv and watched some world cup iirc.Posted 7 years ago
aa no disrespect to you but I hope they put all the people who think they need a generator in a field away from everyone else.Posted 7 years ago
to be fair, it is pretty rude.Posted 7 years ago
I’m looking forward to something. I don’t know what though as I haven’t done it before.Posted 7 years ago
Should be a belter.
My mate has just pulled out of the solo as he’s ill at the moment and can’t train. I’ve just put his entry on the classifieds if anyone is interestedPosted 7 years ago
Matt Page has ridden it in the wet…
Sounds good although the potential lack of trackside space could be a bugger.Posted 7 years ago
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