Trail wrote:So can we take hard dazzas on the way down... it is much more direct, but the drops might scare a few people on xc bikes
Trail wrote:Go from the bottom of Brents and the downhill track includes Rad^Sick??
grahamt wrote:MMM - repeats of up the steep 4wd and down hard dazzas and rad^sick - just about makes the climbs bearable!
onbike wrote:If you're still keen on the road option Port Levy could be good. Maybe a bit long for what your after but would certainly be testing after you'd been up there a number of times.
Jemetch wrote:grahamt wrote:MMM - repeats of up the steep 4wd and down hard dazzas and rad^sick - just about makes the climbs bearable!
It would be interesting to see who actually turned up. Internet tough-guyness aside, I guess you'd be whittling it down to a pretty small pool of riders who were comfortable with both the up & down.
Bike choice would also be interesting. I'd guess there is more opportunity to gain time on the climbs with a more xc bike than lose it on the way down... but maybe not?. It doesn't matter how fast you are up if you end up broken on the way down .
thorg wrote:might I suggest:
start everyone at the bottom and start racing
People get eliminated as the lead rider laps them.
After (set amount of time depending on amount of hardness required, to keep it easy start with 2 hours?) - ring as bell as lead rider across the line, then its all on to finish !
grahamt wrote:So do you mean climb from bottom of Dazzas by the 40 footer or all the way from the bottom of Brents? The bottom sections is more of a killer than the top. Double the pain but double the fun down again!
grahamt wrote:A better route to attract the XC whippets would be to descend on Easy Dazzas / Brents - easily doable on any hardtail.