VERT wrote:1st timer here had lots of fun, was a great course. My only complaint though was I started the race at the back as we arrived (at the start line) at 6:40am, everyone seemed to have crammed in at the front of the field already, there were even relay riders in front of us. So our wave didnt start until after 7:30am and i spent the whole race trying to pass everyone - usual story with people not wanting to let you pass, often holding up big queues of 20+ people!
But im pretty happy with my time think i enter the XL next year to avoid the queues
I was in the second wave away and still had the same thing, people only letting one person at a time pass when there is a big queue behind them, or slowing down to a stop at the top of a hill so no-one else could keep riding or get past them. And I won't say about the slow on single track but pass you on the open tracks only to be passed again on the single track. But it was a great day out, a bit too hot for me by the end I was just after shade and a swim, but that's life.