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Our last poll was decisive – the vast majority of you don’t think the UCI and USA Cycling rules are for the better of the sport, and over half of you would first reject the limitations on the # of barriers that are allowed on a course. Power to the promoters, and ultimately, the racer to decide what makes a good course and is most fun?

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Richard McClung
Richard McClung

I think it should be pointed out that UCI rules allow for 6 obsticles forcing a dismount in a course, it's just that only one of them may be a set of 2 plank barriers. I'm not so sure most people realize this.

If people want to jump over a lot of stuff and run, you can lay down a row of logs, or deep sand pits, or whatever, and still be within the rules.

If anyone thinks a fully compliant UCI course means it's 'wimpy', I know there are plenty of UCI courses in Europe, and here in the US, that would have most people crying in a couple of laps.

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