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Re: RC: Re: NC just back...BC 50 (Angie)
Truman, that's too funny! You know, I was talking to Claude Brewer about
his Tevis trip last year. He was reciting some tale about a participant
in the Tevis one year who was leading till they reached the American
River, but the horse wouldn't cross...and therfore didn't win and didn't
get a completion. Don't know if it's true, but certainly emphasizes the
point that you need to "train" for whatever you may run into. For
example, that sponge on a string? Don't wait for a ride to try that on
your horse. Some of them thing that's the monster from the black lagoon!
Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic
Truman Prevatt wrote:
> You forgot that big "Pepsi" sign on both sides of the finish line. I took the
> JBird out Firday and it took us five minutes of him snorting, spinning and
> backing up before he would go between these two big horse eatting signs. Yep
> some finish line all right.
> Lynne Glazer wrote:
> > Since you haven't, I will. The horses, uh, equines come down a hill
> > behind camp and travel on a road that parallels camp; passing
> > corralled entrants in the process. Then they have to *keep going*,
> > across the main road into camp, past a softball field and around a
> > big pasture. Only then do they get to approach camp and finish
> > parallel to the main road where spectators mingled on both sides.
> > I'd imagine it was VERY hard to leave camp at 49.7 (or whatever )
> > miles without even stopping for a bite to eat!
> > Personally, I'll never forget the sight of Jan Worthington's horse
> > slipping and falling on her as he and the horse he was racing made a
> > left some yards after the finish line. Amazing she wasn't hurt.
> > Lots of good Rudy pictures on the website, yep.
> > Lynne
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