Re: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders - Barbara McCrary
I'm thinking about this from the ride manager's perspective, Steph. I
think giving an LD rider a finish based on recovery time (as it is now) is
more complicated for the finish line timers and the vets. Why NOT give a
finish time based on crossing the finish line, just as with 50 or 100 mile
rides. Then allow only the same amount of recovery time as is given the 50
or 100 milers. If the LD horse doesn't recover in that allowed time, then DQ
him. If LD rides are to be "training" rides then run them the same way.
Originally, I was in favor of "recovery before completion", and I was in
favor of almost anything that would slow the LD riders down, but some of
them don't seem to be doing that no matter what the rules are. So let them
ride 25-35 miles under the same rules as the greater mileages. As for
placement dependent on pulse criteria, all I ask is don't make it too
complicated for ride management or ride personnel. They don't need any more
complications than just managing and running the ride.
Ride manager, Swanton Pacific 75/100
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steph Teeter" <steph@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 2:43 PM
Subject: [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders
> 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 -
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- [RC] Finish Line question for LD Riders, Steph Teeter