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Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/30/2015 4:42 PM

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Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/30/2015 8:12 AM

Apparently its more important to be clear about practice only a day before

Also, poor form to CC everyone on an email (not BCC). Anyone want Nico's email address?

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/30/2015 8:10 AM

Good morning everybody! I hope you are having a great time here in Crested Butte. First on behalf of the entire management I want to apologize for the miscommunication yesterday regarding practices. Now that we are less than a day to start the race its ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 7:44 PM

Son of a bitch

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 4:20 PM

Nice. I really think borrowing inspiration from elsewhere can help the sport. Great post.

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 1:54 PM

You bring up a lot of good points here. That said... 1) Its the internet and its bike racing. No more beautiful two things have come together to encourage whining in the history of modern society

2) The pros that are well funded have more than ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 10:25 AM

I think you fully underestimate how many "pros" have day jobs and this may effect. There are guys who very well can put a top 20 result in at this race who have been put at disadvantage. It may not be the majority but again, I see no excuse for the schedule ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 9:43 AM

If true what a shit show. The rider's email just explicitly said the stages won't even be revealed until tomorrow PM and that tomorrow's practice is for "3 and 4 ONLY". Sounds like every schedule is a "moving target".

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 8:54 AM

Speculating here but changes appear to be because of BME. In fact, in an email I received, I was told... Why would you ask Chris Ball the same question you asked me, when this is our event (BME) and that's what the practice rules are? Not sure it even

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Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 8:40 AM

My thoughts too. Glad I pulled out. (there is a joke there but I'll refrain)

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 7:11 AM

As I suspected that one day of practice now becomes huge!! While maybe not "easy" it's very reasonable to have practiced day one in one day and day two in another. This leaves the bike park and one small stage. Showing up on Tuesday and practicing the ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 2:14 PM

I agree in that it won't have a big impact for the top dudes. It'll matter for the riff raff pros though - and yes, your ams.

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 1:19 PM

(I was really kidding...of course that's absolutely bullshit!)

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 12:59 PM

I think the "Spirit of Enduro" is synonomous with "Win at all costs". It is racing after all. This shouldn't be shocking really...

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 9:16 AM

This race is being made an example of more or less because of the late changes to the schedule and course descriptions, not because of the riders showing up early. Well...maybe a little because everyone is showing up early after everyone seemed to complain ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 8:56 AM

Interesting. I'll keep adding my $0.02 because well...I'm at my dayjob and things are slow this morning. Problem I have with *this race: I'll reiterate what I've said multiple times - my frustration is really adding practice time "unoffically" one week

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Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 7:11 AM

Wait wait wait. I thought about it more. I think I have a solution... Going a step further with my suggestion to limit stages, what if we eliminated even more stages. This way everyone only had to practice 2-3 stages over 3-4 days with a race on Sunday.

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Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 6:57 AM

Wow. Good to see I'm not the only one choosing not to attend. Chris will take notice of action more than tantrum throwing. Few thoughts to add. First, this is the world series. Top level of the sport. I'm more than amicable about 'growing pains' for ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 9:40 AM

You are right but once you start to filter them based on expected time and elevation gain/drop (which is posted) you can make some damn good educated guesses. Especially if you have a week...

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 9:21 AM

Wow. Thanks for the visuals too Brandon. I guess the only way I should have considered racing this event is taking a whole week off and driven down today. That'd allow for sufficient time I suppose. There certainly seems to be a bit of miscommunication

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