Re: [RC] Sharing expenses to rides - Jon . Linderman
Another example of the sad adage "No good deed goes unpunished!"
I pooled with my friend last weekend for the first time and we are good
enuf friends that I think we worked it out well. I packed as neatly and
completey as I could so as not to hog space. I picked a bucket of apples
off my trees for our horses to share and brought some "end of season"
libation to toast a good year for us both. I think we communicated any
apprehensions about issues ahead of time. She thought I paid too much for
gas but told her to deal with it. I am waiting to hear if I rang up a bill
on her cell phone when my battery went dead.........no one's gonna see me
listed on RC as a mooch!
Communication was they key to us being compatible and fortunately for us
our horses are compatible too. I do agree that the hitchhiker should
really go out of their way to help in whatever way they can. I would
gladly share the ride w/her and others of my friends as well.
Jon K. Linderman, Ph.D., FACSM
Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Science
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1210
FAX: (937) 229-4244
<rjrohwer@xxxxxxx> To: "DeAnn Schnepple" <ENDURANCEHOME@xxxxxxx>, "PNER Moderator"
Sent by: <PNER-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "RC" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
durance.net Subject: Re: [RC] Sharing expenses to rides
11/01/2002 02:09 PM
The subject of travel and sharing cost is almost as sticky as wearing
a helmet versus not. Anyway, the group I am in have been using a system
that seems to work well. The trick is to make sure that people know up
front what you expect from them if you haul them and their horse to a ride.
We charge by the mile. I think this past summer what was used for an
amount was 13 cents per mile. The owner of the vehicle pays for all the
gas, but is then reimbursed at the mileage rate.
Asking for money from a friend or stranger is a hard thing to do,
but you know how much it cost to travel to a ride, not to mention the wear
and tear on your rig. So come up with what you think is fair and lay it on
the table before you even take off for the ride.
It's no so much how much to charge or the method you choose, mileage,
share gas, what ever. It's laying it out up front that avoids hard
----- Original Message -----
From: DeAnn Schnepple
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 12:06 AM
To: PNER Moderator; ridecamp
Subject: [RC] Sharing expenses to rides
This is endurance related, but not horse related. I wonder how other
endurance riders handle sharing expenses to the rides.
The reason I ask is this last year I answered a post from a women that had
move from southern California and rode when she was a kid. She posted on
RC that she was boarding in the Beavercreek, Oregon area, but didn't know
a thing about endurance or the trails system that her boarding facility
was on. She also didn't have a truck, trailer or camper. I loaned her my
heart rate monitor and even my saddle. She did have an Arabian horse, so
she thought she wanted to try endurance. Being the type of person I am
(with 12 years of AERC membership, endurance riding, truck, camper and
trailer), plus knowing the entire trail system in the Beavercreek area, I
called her and showed her the trails and offered to haul her to two
endurance rides. The last ride was Alpine and she actually brought home a
second horse, (the raffle horse), which I hauled in my trailer all the way
back to Beavercreek. My question is, do most people that share rides
share the gas as well and when hauling an extra horse do they charge a
hauling fee? I didn't know this person that well and to my surprise when
I got home from the last ride she had charged up over $25.00 in cell phone
use on my phone (without asking). I felt petty asking to be reimbursed
for the cell phone charges, but I did, in a nice way. To date she has not
paid anything. I'm also missing a nice HRM now too, but that's my mistake
for being too trusting. Is this typical when you "share" a trip to a
ride? The only thing I have to compare it to is true friends that I have
hauled to rides. Of course they always are extremely gracious and
appreciative to have someone do all the driving and to be able to be in a
nice warm camper. All my other friends would always stay behind when we
got home and even clean up the camper with me. This one would just get
her stuff and leave. Maybe I'm being too picky, but I thought I'd just
ask fellow ride campers how they handle these type of people. Of course
she will not be going with me anymore (I learned that lesson the hard
way). Thanks for your input.
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