RE: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders - Steph Teeter
The original rationale for the proposed change was to find a way to allow LD
competitors 6 hours to complete the event, but not disqualify riders that
finished the physical course in 6 hours, and took an additional amount of
time to reach pulse criteria. This change would enable that since their ride
time is calculated based upon when they cross the finish line, not when the
pulse criteria is met. If the BC forms for LD were also changed, to specifiy
that the pulse time was to be used, not the ride time, would it then be an
acceptable (or desirable) rule change?
From: Jim Holland [mailto:lanconn@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders
OK, I'll bite...what is the rationale from the proposer for making the
change? Statistical? Easier for the Ride Manager? Why would we want to
base BC score on THAT time instead of placement time? I must be missing
Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic
Steph Teeter wrote:
> I have a question for you guys:
> One of the AERC directors is proposing a Rules change to LD, where the LD
> rider's finish time would be determined by when they cross the finish
> rather than when the horse's pulse reaches criteria. In this proposal the
> placement (first, second, third, etc) of each competitor would then be
> determined separately by when their horse's pulse reaches criteria.
> So your ride time would be determined by when you cross the finish line.
> This is the time that would be published in AERC results, PNER results,
> and this is the time that would be used to calculate BC scores.
> But placement is entirely different - it is determined by when the horse
> reached criteria.
> I would love to hear some opinions on this -
> Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
> Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
> Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp
> Ride Long and Ride Safe!!
Richard T. "Jim" Holland
Three Creeks Farm
175 Hells Hollow Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
FAX (706) 632-1271
Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Ride Long and Ride Safe!!
- Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Jim Holland