Partly taking the piss Kernow
But there's no disputing the facts.Iif you look at UK DH race entry since the popularity rise of Enduro racing it's pretty plain to see the trend. DH race organisers no longer braking even due to low entries, Events being cancelled due to low entries. While Enduro races all over the place are selling out quickly.
Plus (personal opinion) any uphill in a gravity race just ruins it.
I know you're heavily involved with enduro with your daughter and her bf etc. so your view will be very different to mine. Don't take mine pesonally. It is what it is. Trends happen (back in the 90s it used to be XC Vs DH and DH killed off a lot of XC for a while). I'm just an old whingebag who misses the days when DH was properly popular in the UK. In reality the enduro scene isn't all that far off the old DH scene, the main difference being riding UP to do multiple descents Vs pushing up and repeating the same track to perfect riding it. I've always done both kinds of riding. Since before DH or Enduro were a thing. (In the early 90s I used to section and session descents at XC races and not really GAF about losing places on the climbs pretty much riding them like a mass start enduro - never palces welll but had a hell of a lot of fun doing them)
I think most of the welsh enduros have had an uphill ebike section , in the last 2 years . They tend to be one of the more twisty parts of trail centre climbs , not particularly challenging climbs , more of a test of the fastest ebike in many ways . I don’t mean derestricted , as speeds will be below 15 on the climbing . Some could become a battery management competition if you dont have a spareI think that participation levels are going to shoot up next year, was interesting to see that the last round of the Welsh Gravity Enduro series had an extra stage in the E-Bike category that was a technical uphill run, something i think we will see more of.
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