Introducing mtb:scale for Dirt Biking/Enduro Trail Reports

I wanted to share a new approach I’ve been exploring to improve the accessibility of my dirt bike/enduro trail reports in Northern Thailand. Instead of relying on the subjective motorcycle or experimental dirtbike:scale, I’ve started using mtb:scale to describe the physical condition of the trails.

The problem with motorcycle=yes/no is its lack of specific information about difficulty and suitability for different user groups. Similarly, dirtbike:scale falls short due to limited support from common renderers.

By adopting mtb:scale, we can provide an objective assessment of trail conditions, benefiting both the enduro and mountain biking communities. It enhances accessibility and encourages collaboration.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this approach. From your standpoint, does adopting mtb:scale for dirt bike trail reports as a solution seem acceptable?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this approach. Your input is greatly appreciated!

I think it would be OK to use it that way. Dirt bikes can ride steeper terrain, but the challenges presented are similar. You should just try to be consistent with yourself and anyone else using that tag in your area. IMO mtb:scae is a poorly written and not well understood tag, so usage varies. You can create you own translation ie 2=intermediate, 3=expert etc. For things like this, 3 or 4 options is better than more options. mtb:scale:imba is clearer and simpler.

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Thanks for your input! I think starting with mtb:scale for a consistent and simple level system is a good idea. As more mappers join and contribute, we can add tags like mtb:scale:imba for greater accuracy. Your input is appreciated, and it’s great to consider the future possibilities for improving the trail reports.