Re: [RC] [Guest] LD and finish time - Charles
As someone who is going to try an LD before the end of 2003 on a shire, I
don't see a reason to make things easier.
(LD in 03)
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From: "Ridecamp Guest" <ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:45 AM
Subject: [RC] [Guest] LD and finish time
> Betty Washburn washburnb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> At this fall's Biltmore a belgian draft finished the LD trail
> but missed the time of pulse-down by only a minute. Her owner
> didn't consider this a failure; merely part of the learning
> curve on how to better pace the ride and improve on their
> conditioning. They completed well within our current LD
> parameters at their next ride. (Biltmore was their maiden
> This owner's philosophy - to me - exemplifies the essence
> of our sport: facing the challenge through preparation and
> strategy; finishing the trail sound and making incremental
> improvements to face the challenge again....and again....
> and again.
> Rather than diluting the nature of the challenge with a
> parameter change (and the sweetness of accomplishment),
> it seems to me to be preferable to keep the LD finish
> as it is now. Because it is for safety, right?
> BTW, if y'all ever want to see a really buff draft with
> that "distance runner's look", come to a SE ride.
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