I ONLY HAVE ONE QUESTION REGARDING GRAVEL RACING. It's not where does it go from here, it's just gonna keep getting more and more pro. Which is fine, I'm actually excited...
... because it's real racing now.
But, that's not how we got here.
And, not how we got MTB racing going.
Or, BMX for that matter.
MTB racing exploded because it was fun,
Then, it got kinda organized and whole ton of money poured in. When that happened...
... USAC scooped it up.
NORBA, the golden goose, was killed.
Today, MTB racing is a shell of what it was. It's still super fun. Still requires superior fitness, and insane bike handling skills...
... but, it ain't NORBA.
So, Gravel... what's it gonna be?
Can we have that, and still keep it fun and fresh and...
... most importantly,
inviting and socially vibrant?
I don't know.
When the real racers show up,
... I just don't know.
My question isn't where is gravel going, but...
... are we at the high water mark for participation?
Will the racers
push the riders and enthusiasts
onto the next, new, greatest thing ever?
- It stays mass start
- Racers staged by ability
- Everybody rides the same route
... the after party rocks.
Besides, gravel bikes are just a lot more fun to ride than road bikes.
Pull Ups, Push Ups, Split Squats, Nordics
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