Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders - Susan Young Casey
I'd like to add another thought to Becky's post.
If a rider takes 5:50 to ride 25 miles and can't pulse
down in 10 minutes, there may be something wrong and
that team doesn't deserve a completion.
A friend of mine finished 50 miles over a TOUGH Ozark
course. Unfortunately, she was 3 minutes OT.
Heartbreaking...and part of the sport. Why should the
LD be any different?
--- Becky Huffman <Becky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> when they pulse down stops their ride time, and
> places them. ....we've had
> this discussion before, if they come into camp at
> 5:50 and pulse down at
> 6:10, they are OT.
> I always hate to see someone not complete - Lord
> knows - I have been
> there.... but the nature of the sport is to ride the
> trail at an appropriate
> speed to your horse and the current conditions *and*
> finish within a
> specified time frame. .. that is what the sport
Susan Young Casey, Princess of Pink, LIW, RRHA, RHS
Semper Obliquo (Always aside)
Glenndale Grace Farm, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.
"Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles,
and win the race!" - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
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- Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Becky Huffman