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I'm not stranger to Thaba Trails. I love the techy trails and the challenging climbs and descents. But today I discovered hell on the XCO course. I did just short of 30km on the main loop and decided to try for an even 30km by doing the XCO track. Man it is a challenge. Super steep and punchy climbs, ridiculous downhills and some nasty switchbacks. Respect to the XC racers who smash laps on that course for fun!

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I'm not stranger to Thaba Trails. I love the techy trails and the challenging climbs and descents. But today I discovered hell on the XCO course. I did just short of 30km on the main loop and decided to try for an even 30km by doing the XCO track. Man it is a challenge. Super steep and punchy climbs, ridiculous downhills and some nasty switchbacks. Respect to the XC racers who smash laps on that course for fun!

It only becomes fun after a few practice sessions. For me it took months to get comfortable on the track. Still too scared of some of those A lines... Definitely awesome track.

 

The African Continental champs will be there in April. Worth going for it.

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Yet to ride there. How does it compare with wolwespruit technical bits or buffelsdrift?

 

Buffelsdrift does not have anything like Thaba xco track.

 

The A-lines are true skills tests. Best to walk them first, or be very confident on the bike.

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