I’d be happy with flatter stages if we added in some pure hill climb stages.
Complete with some rule modification to let the ride go ham on modifications:
- Trim those drops, who needs drops if we’re only going uphill?
- Drill out all the parts
- 23mm tubs
- 1x drivetrains
- All padding off the saddle
- No bar tape
Let everyone build a bike similar to what we see in the UK hill climb comps. This might be semi-serious and purely cos I love looking at really specialised machines like TT or HC bikes.
Aside if you don’t listen to Freewheeling do it, it’s a toss up between this and Nerd Alert for my fav podcasts depending if I’m feeling geeky or not.