The greatest mtb marathon in the Benelux
Bart Brentjens Challenge 10th
Start- en finish : Vroenhof at Eijsden (Limburg)
110 km with plenty of mud.
Sunday 5 october
5-okt Limburg BBC 2104 110Km NK marathon MTB - 10th editeled
Saturday : A Nice dry trail. But after a light rain in the night the trail quickly turns into a mud show.
Sunday : mud, mud and mud makes the trail heavy.
At 31 miles ( 50 km ) i get a burst tire .
A crack of 1 inch in the rear outer tire.
I make a quick repair with a new innertire and a reinforced by a wrapper of a biscuit from a Snelle Jelle.
A whole bunch of riders has gone by, i recon about 50 bikers before I take of again.
At about 50 miles (80 km) the tire begins to grind against the frame. There are still a lot of climb and rocky defends ahead.
When i reach the 60 mile (100 km) the grinding get louder and I am afraid the tire will blow-out any second. But suprisently I make it to the finish.
So I rode 37 miles ( 60 km ) with a wrapper of a Snelle Jelle in the tire.
After all i finished for the 10th time,
in a time of 05:43 h
Bart Brentjens did it in 04:40 h.
I see a lot of DNF on the way.
Only 400 hundred bikers of about 1000 bikers made it to the finish.