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    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
    > *is*.
    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, 
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    Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Becky Huffman