The race in Hamme used to be a certain mud fest, while the old course was in play. In 2014, the race moved and while it still contained muddy bits, it stopped being the staple mud bath it used to be. That being said, it was still a fun race and today was the first time that the sun came out at the new course.
There is a lot of rumours circling that there are less and less people come to cross races – I couldn’t judge today whether that’s true or not, it seemed there was a ‘full house’, but it’s a quite contained venue, so maybe it’s just fewer spectators crammed into a small-ish space.
Next week another highlight of the season is up: that monster of a race at Spa-Francorchamps. The course is brutal, the surroundings are stunning and if my knee heals up by then, I’ll manage to squeeze in a bit of riding there, too.