Here are a few definitions for the word stupid:
stu⋅pid /ˈstupɪd, ˈstyu‑/ Show Spelled Pronunciati[stoo-pid] –adjective
|1.||lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.|
|2.||characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.|
|3.||tediously dull, esp. due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.|
|4.||annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.|
|5.||in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.|
|6.||Slang. excellent; terrific.|
Since there seems to be mostly fire roads used for this years course, number 1 and 3 might make sense. Haven ridden most everything included in the course, I think we can eliminate #6. Hopefully, since I'm racing it, #4 won't be a reality. I think #2 is the most common use of the word and probably what the name is referring to. In years past, the course included such senseless, seemingly foolish features as a 15 minute walk up a mountain with your bike. You know, something that makes you go "Man, this is stupid!". This year there's none of that. Hell, all the hills this year even a single-speeder can ride up! (Thickhead Mtn Rd would require some grunting though).
Now, don't get me wrong. This will likely turn out to be an enjoyable day on the saddle. I just don't think it's all that stupid anymore.
Hm. Maybe I have a problem then...
Check out the Bikereg page here for more info and a map.