I heard the same thing about the BITD course but last years course was the big roller whoops from the truck course and I guess what they considered single track 3'-4' wide trail with deep sand whoops and a little bit of fire roads. Oh I forgot the 100' of slightly rocky downhill. I understand that the course cant be NHHR style because of the different caliber of riders and the different types of bikes but I'm pretty sure nobody likes to ride 100's of miles of whoops especially those poor guys on the Harleys.
Yeah I think as far as race course goes I'd consider singletrack 3' wide. We had a lot of whoops in those miles of course as well. A few spots its was a foot wide. Lots of variety though, they went on and off fire roads a lot and it was a really nice break to get on a 4th/5th gear fire road and loosen up and let the pump fade.
Was it not ran as a part of the NHHA series?? Typically they have good courses. I agree, let the harley and adventure dorks run a different race if it sacrifices course quality and challenge. There 5 entries are not worth the hype they receive. No one is impressed.