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Swanton Pacific Compared to Tevis

----- Original Message -----
From: Dabney Finch
To: Barbara McCrary
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: Tevis Completion Percentage This Year

I have to agree with you.  Having done both, I'd pick the SP  over Tevis anytime.  Not that it's any easier!  But at SP, it's the hills that make it tough, not the heat, the rocks, the dust, the treacherous  trails and the crowds. 
In contrast, the SP has fabulous cool weather, no dust, virtually no rock, safe trails, just the right number of riders, gorgeous scenery, and (last but not least) great food and volunteers. (Oh, and ride management's pretty good too!)
----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara McCrary
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: Tevis Completion Percentage This Year

I've tried Tevis 8 times and finished 3.  I kept thinking, "I hate this section of trail", over and over.  The only part I really liked was Duncan Canyon, and I think the trail doesn't go there anymore.  So after giving serious consideration to my feelings, I decided "If I don't like the trail, why enter?"  Furthermore, the chances of finishing are so poor, and I hate to waste the money.  I'd really rather ride the Swanton Pacific trail.  I love every inch of that one, even if we do manage it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 9:23 AM
Subject: RC: Tevis Completion Percentage This Year

I'm just really curious as to why the completion percentage was so low this
year; also the top ten completion times weren't as fast as they have been.  
Seems especially odd given the nice weather.

I believe Marci Cunningham mentioned a new section of trial.  Marci, do you
think that contributed?  (By the way, thanks Marci for the post.  Reminded me
why I really detest that ride [but watch--will probably be there next year:

Dabney Finch

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