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    Oylmpic course as ridden by Geoff Kabush

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    Not loving the camera position. I got bored of looking at the back of Kabush's knees and stem and bailed after 2 minutes.
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    A video focusing on the technical sections....

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    Bring your Road-Bike Geoff!

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    What I still don't get about all these "man made" technical features on courses, they seem to be created by a sadist (or TV producer), like the rock gardens with nasty sharp pointed rocks that are actually going to seriously injure a rider if they crash at speed.

    This isn't supposed to be Death Race 2000, those technical features are supposed to challenge their skills not disable a rider. There's lots of ways to design technical trail surfaces that are a challenge to ride across and will cost them time if they mess it up, but a crash on one of these features is going to bottle up a lot of people behind them with no escape route, and trying to run around a bad crash in the narrow rock garden sections (depending where the course tape is) is likely going to result in more people falling over because they have no walking traction on the rocks.

    Root carpets and buried roots and rocks that make the surface uneven and challenging can achieve that without spilling blood. The course designer should have spent some time in a place like Offenburg that has a challenging natural terrain.

    Stuff like this requires some skills to get through fast, and might leave a bruise or scrape but won't likely break a bone if you get it wrong.
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    I agree. It seems especially odd the way the tech sections are walled-in with really big rocks. It's almost as if they're designed to cause a bottle-neck at some point and allow the top five or ten riders to really take off on the rest of the field. It's not really how selections are meant to be made.
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    Looks like it was built by a professional landscaper.

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    I think the big nasty walls are all production value. The sharp nasty sections will look 10 times worse on TV when it is on air, compared to the fact that the actual line is not nearly as bad as the TV producers will make it look. It is to add some AWW to XC racing, riders going really fast and dropping off of what looks like really nasty rock gardens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    but a crash on one of these features is going to bottle up a lot of people behind them with no escape route, and trying to run around a bad crash in the narrow rock garden sections (depending where the course tape is) is likely going to result in more people falling over because they have no walking traction on the rocks. .
    thanks to Rachel Atherton we have learned you can leave a course and re-enter at a different point if it offers no advantage, so riders could hoof it off course around a crash and be A-OK.

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