Merida MTB Feed stations
I too am doing my first MTB marathon at Selkirk this weekend.
Do most folk only carry enough in their camelbak to get from one feed station to next, or fill up the 3 litres and use feed station when you run out?
how are the Queues likely to be at the feedstation?
[first post ever on Singletrackworld!]Posted 8 years ago
Last round I started with just under 3L, went straight past the first stop as it was like 9km in or something. Was running dry by the second stop so topped up to about 2.5L and had about 1L left by the last stop (I did the 70km route) and stuck another litre in there which was plenty to get me to the finish. I guess if your actually racing it you can probably get away with 1.5-2L max in your camelbak and rely on top ups at the feed stations (unless it's really hot).Posted 8 years agoFraserCookSubscriber
Trying to work out the easiest way to get round without being left on the hills in the dark after everyone has gone home.
I have an irrational fear of running out of water and normally have my camelbak full, even if i am just riding a few hours round local hills.
Never done a merida marathon (have done a few Polaris tho) so not sure what to expect.Posted 8 years ago
Yeah the queues were fine at the feed stops, just had a 30-60 second wait for High 5 each time (plenty of space to grab bananas/cake without getting in each other's way). Just don't be one of the muppets that lays their bike down right at the tables :pPosted 8 years ago
It did surprise me how long it took me to get through the Llanwrytd course though (given the boggy conditions and fair amount of pushing) so I'd probably err on the side of caution regarding water if your trying to cut down on what you carry between stops.IAMember
I just did it with one bottle last year, but i was aiming to go briskly for a <5 hour*. Though on the long one, there's a bit of a gap between 35 and 70k this year. If I was planning on going slower I'd maybe take more water. Depends how much you drink and if you want to ride with a bag or not I guess.
*crash then cramping scuppered that 🙁Posted 8 years ago
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