theonlywayisup - Member
Are there just too many events? Difficult for organisers to make any profit?
I have no real evidence, but... I think it's just a result of newer (better?) events coming along. My first race was 10 Under The Ben, at the time that was just the sort of thing you did as a first race. I didn't like it much, mostly because of the volume of traffic.
My second race was the first of the innerleithen enduros. Which, IMO, was the pointy end of the stick that's been poking endurance events in the eye ever since. More fun, more sociable, higher quality riding, not totally fitness-oriented, and by and large more like the riding more people want to do. A happy medium between the mad downhiller and the roadie-with-knobblies
Anyone who was up at kinlochleven last november in the snow, for what was No Fuss's first ever enduro and one of their very few 2012 sell-out events, will probably agree the weather isn't putting people off... It's just that some events are appealing enough to most riders that they're still worth doing if the weather doens't play ball, and some aren't.