alchemist wrote:toolonglegs wrote:Edit:maybe I should show my age ...I remember pretty hardcore XC courses
Waterfall, - Gone
Bargo, - Gone
Megalong Valley - Gone
Ourimbah - The current course is hardly technical
Oxford Falls - Gone
To that I'll add
Arcadia - Gone
Yellowmundee - Some of the more technical sections have gone
From talking to people that race them some of the WC courses are a lot tougher than they look.
Yes I think some of the world cup courses do seem a bit tougher these days...seems to be a fair bit of A & B lines on some obstacles anymore giving advantage to the more skilled rider...and I suppose everything is more difficult at speed when you brain hasn't got much 02 .