Last night I decided to ride down to Whitefield to do the Hit the North preview ride. Now this event is the day before the legbreaker and I am at a concert on the friday night so I am trying to ignore everything in me that is saying I want to ride this event. So I headed off to see what the course was like. It was a 7.7 mile ride down to where they were meeting and since I had only decided to definetly go at the last minute I had no time to look at maps so I just headed down on the road. Turned out there were only five of us, I was the only girl and the only one on a singlespeed, I was wondering if I'd ever keep up. But everyone was really friendly and were happy to wait as I went round at my pace. I got the course to be 8 miles and I rode it at an average speed of 7.8mph. I liked the course and going in the rain was a good time to see it. Only two bits really worry me. I didn't ride the bomb hole, after watching two of them skid down it and I really didn't think I'd get out of it on my ss, but I'm not sure about the chicken run either, it takes you round to the base of the bomb hole where you have to push your bike up - thanks guys for grabbing my bike off me, I was slidding back as quick as I was getting up - I can just see carnage as some people ride it and some people are pushing. The other bit was the wooden boards, they were very very slippy! But a powerwasher might help as I think cleaner ones would have been nicer. Otherwise the course was fab with some great singletrack sections.
All in all its left me confused. Do I enter, can I afford to? It's the first year of this event it's on my doorstep! But I am riding the legbreaker the next day! Help me decided and vote in my poll --->
In total I rode 89.8 miles yesterday, time to rest for mayhem now.