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Re: Re: ROC

Reasonable rules in any organization must be followed to the letter.  The
reason for the rule requiring the 180 days is to allow the board time to
carefully consider all the pros and cons of a "special" ride.  Perhaps, the
ROC would be a fine ride, but what if a different and less trustworthy
manager used special treatment of the ROC as reason to ram through on short
notice his ride?  What if he sued the AERC if he did not get the same
special treatment?  What if something very bad for our sport happened as a
result of this?

It is a human tendency to procrastinate, especially if the person feels that
they will be accommodated.  An example:

 Every endurance and competitive ride I have ever attended started on time
(or if there was a delay it was caused by something else than a competitor
who wasn't ready at the appointed time).  In contrast to this I belong to a
trail riding group.  Every ride is supposed to start at a certain time.  You
can be assured, that while most riders will be ready on time, there will be
some who "need extra time because....."  The result is all of the rides
leave 30 to 45 minutes late.  By the way, the late riders arrived the night
before, and the rides start at 9:30 or 10:00 in the morning.

Since our rules are reasonable, and known to all they should be enforced,
with no exceptions!

Ed  Hauser
1140 37th St.
Hudson, WI 54016

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