Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SE Florida, USA aka the Treasure Coast
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I opined in another thread that they're probably coming. I understand the biggest knock on them right now is weight. "Downhill racers" bring their bikes up via ski lift but roadies have to climb the mountain first.
Sooner or later the weight issue wil be resolved and then I think they'll come esp. in races that feature long descents for the reasons you mentioned.
The retrogrouch in me cringes but racing always has and always will push the envelope.
“Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay