Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:13 pm

600 limit I think was mentioned for this round

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:25 pm

So far its less than round 1 and 2. Dont go by the race numbers as the amount racing :wink: As its at Brandon, the same as the mud fest 1st round, i think numbers will be less anyway due to people being put off and how muddy it still is over that side. Mind you, we are set for some cold weather over the next couple of weeks so may harden up.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 15:23 pm

Well, I'm entered in the 2 hour race, now :wink:
If it stays muddy I may have to change the RoRo's to Mud Kings!...
More decision making... :roll:
I do hope the weather helps to firm it up a bit.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Sun Jan 13, 2013 07:45 am

I did hear that the Brandon side of Thetford was trashed over the xmas period and didnt recover from the first round. I was half expecting a venue change because of it but this spell of cold weather might harden it up. Saying that, we have snow on the way and that may just make it worse. Only time will tell.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 07:56 am

I'll prepare the Mud X's... :roll:
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Fri Jan 18, 2013 19:39 pm

Well, we have snow and alot more to come! Temperatures not rising much above freezing meaning snow will be around for a while. Will be interesting to see what its like come next weekend.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 06:47 am

It'll be a right mess, I would wager :roll:
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:27 am

i wouldnt worry too much, its on the "dry" side of the forest.......... :mrgreen:

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Sat Jan 19, 2013 19:24 pm

Exactly lol. Dont think 'dry' sides exist anymore. Mind you they have said on the Thetford forum that the course will be different to 1st round so will hopefully miss out all the bits that are still very muddy.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Sun Jan 20, 2013 22:44 pm

Ive got a plan, if the snow keeps up, im not racing, im just going along with a tow rope, my 4x4 and will be charging £5 to tow anyone out who is stuck...........

Hopefully all this white crap will be gone by the weekend............

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 06:50 am

stylish wrote:Ive got a plan, if the snow keeps up, im not racing, im just going along with a tow rope, my 4x4 and will be charging £5 to tow anyone out who is stuck...........

Hopefully all this white crap will be gone by the weekend............


I like the plan... I'll leave my bike at home, but bring my 'board instead and you can tow me out of the bomb holes, when my legs are fooked! :wink:
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Mon Jan 21, 2013 18:26 pm

If anyone hasnt see the Thetford racing website or Facebook, here is what has been said....

Hi Everybody, Well Ive been out to FR6-4 today to check out what the snow conditions are like, if you want to see pictures check our Facebook. anyway as it is at the moment it would not be safe to get in there as the snow is about 4 inches deep, Im sure we could get in but my concern at the moment is if we have to medivac someone we would have issues. also at the moment Im unable to get the trailer and van out of storage as its snowbound.

Anyway Im not going to give up yet, Im going to look at it Wednesday and decide if we go ahead or move the race to February 3rd. I will talk to the forestry and see if they can do anything about the fire road snow, they have a big Volvo grader working at the moment maybe I can twist some arms.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:31 pm

didn;t think about that, don't mind racing in the snow but actually getting on site is another thing.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:22 pm

As most of you prob know, the green light has be given for Sunday 8) Going to be a wet muddy one I think judging by the weather forecast. Most of the snow should be gone.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 16:18 pm

snow forecast again over friday night/sat morning, but rain to follow, bring on the brown stuff......

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 19:16 pm

evo3ben wrote:As most of you prob know, the green light has be given for Sunday 8) Going to be a wet muddy one I think judging by the weather forecast. Most of the snow should be gone.


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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:07 pm

I was looking forward to racing in the snow, surprisingly easy to ride quick on hard pack snow but the course is what it is and the same for all entrants so will do my best, chasing a top 20 place for the final round to be gridded.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Sun Jan 27, 2013 15:06 pm

Nightmare, all ready to race, bike prepped, lost weight post christmas, rained all night and snow thawed, and it looked like a good day for a race, i just didnt count on the overnight waterleak in the bathroom that had to be fixed! did manage to catch some of the race though, looked alot less muddy than i thought it would.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 20:31 pm

stylish wrote:Nightmare, all ready to race, bike prepped, lost weight post christmas, rained all night and snow thawed, and it looked like a good day for a race, i just didnt count on the overnight waterleak in the bathroom that had to be fixed! did manage to catch some of the race though, looked alot less muddy than i thought it would.


I didn't race, either... Allowed my temper to get the better of me, when my new tyre wouldn't seal (fookn poxy DT Swiss rims)...
should have used a tube!
Took my camera and shouted abuse/ encouragement at all passing me :wink:
Wish I'd have raced, though.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 21:05 pm

Not been to a MTB race for a few years, so was quite impressed today, at how things seem to have improved.
Never used to have 'tech/feed' zones, which I thought was a good idea. I couldn't find my race CamelBak yesterday, but that wouldn't have mattered, as I could have arranged for bottles to be handed up.
Is it a similar set upp for the M, S & G races... I hope so.
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