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Re: Dance Line

" we all have an Angie that we want to beat".....
         I have been a competitor in some kind of sport or another almost my
entire life.  I have been at the top and been at the bottom.
I came to realize that anytime I wanted to "beat" a certain person, I had
just limited myself.  I can only be as good as said person.  Each ride I
ride,  each competition I compete in is now, and has been for  many years,
"a personal best".  Sometimes my personal best is just making it under the
12 hr mark, sometimes it is a top ten or BC.  Mostly it is finishing a ride
feeling good about it and reveling in the fact that my horse/mule had more
to give.   When I am out on the trail, I leave my ego at home.    Just food
for thought.
gesa n clovis n sky

From: C Eyler <>
To: Ridecamp <>
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 7:01 PM
Subject: RC: Dance Line

>Suggest you go back and read what Howard wrote.  He was racing -- on his,
>and his horse's, first 50.  That's why he's so upset with himself.  It
>happen to any of us who's particularly competitive.  A hard lesson that
>could have been a lot worse.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: C Eyler []
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 9:55 PM
>> To: diane knapper
>> Subject: RE: Dance Line
>> Suggest you go back and read what Howard wrote.  He was racing --
>> on his, and his horse's, first 50.
>> Cindy
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: diane knapper []
>> > Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 8:36 PM
>> > To:
>> > Cc: ridecamp
>> > Subject: RC: Dance Line
>> >
>> >
>> > Tina;
>> > I'm sorry.  But we have all ragged on was kinda
>> > fun.  But, I have a feeling that he knew what the sport was
>> > about.  We don't know what happened to Dance Line.  Should
>> > the worst have happened, Howard has to be in the deepest
>> > despair and doesn't want to hear what you just said.
>> >
>> > Everytime we get on these animals, we take a risk.  No one
>> > knows what is going to happen, it is up to the fates.
>> > Fortunately, disaster doesn't strike too many of us too
>> > often.  For which I am personally grateful for.
>> >
>> > I didn't get the impression that Howard was racing the
>> > entire 50 miles.  He said he would for a loop or two if
>> > Angie was there...she wasn't.  I have a feeling he was
>> > conservative on his ride.  But, I wasn't there, so I don't
>> > know how he rode his ride.
>> >
>> > We all have a 'Angie' that we want to beat, that is what
>> > keeps us competitive.  Without that, we wouldn't have a
>> > sport.  And personally, I didn't read anything in Howard's
>> > e-mail that suggested he knew the horse was going to
>> > didn't appear that he decided not to pull it
>> > because he wanted to beat someone.  You are right,
>> > hopefully, we won't to experience it.  But if I do, the one
>> > group who understands most, I would want to write to them
>> > and tell them about my experience.  There is no way, I would
>> > want to receive a response such as yours.
>> > Diane
>> >
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