Making endurance "easier" won't solve that.
The only way I suggested makeing it easier was to make more LD
rides available! No other changes! My hope would be that
many would go on to 'real' endurence rides, maybe even going on
to MANAGE some!
Endurance as a competitve sport is NOT the same as a bunch of
kids bombing around on horse back.
Oh please. My POINT was that it is sad that these kids don't
know the joys and challenges of trail riding PRECISELY because
they hold the same bias AGAINST 'pleasure' riding that I so
often read between the lines on Ridecamp! It doesn't
lead to competition! It isn't "blessed" by a sanctioning
organization! There are (shudder!) NO RULES! So give them
those things, and more LD rides to start out in, and maybe they
will hit the trails and get into endurence
AND SUPPORT THE SPORT! And grow up to be voters who will
support trail preservation! AND sponsor and manage rides!