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Re: [RC] Rocks, Hills, Weather, OH MY! - SandyDSA

In a message dated 5/4/2003 7:37:01 PM Pacific Standard Time, suendavid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

sweeter, eh?  I remember my truck breaking down at DVD and a bunch of (then)
total strangers shooing me down the trail while they went and fixed
it....getting caught in a rainstorm with Sandy and her stallion Sal and
being perfectly happy walking along and chatting up a storm...riding the
Lions Club ride out in Palmdale with a nasty kidney infection and
practically getting dragged at gunpoint down the trail by Karen Nelson....I
usually had as much fun not finishing (well, almost) as I did on the days we
did finish, and the very best memories are from the rides where I knew I'd
worked my butt off to be able to drag in just under the cutoff.

yeah - me too mee too! Oh I just LOVE the event, no matter what else! I sometimes miss the "finish is to win" mentality, and frankly, the first few years of going all by myself - no crew, sleeping in my shell, etc - were some of the best and most character building times of my life. Now we are SO set what with our trailer with a bullnose to sleep in:)!

As for me, this will be my first ride since April of 2002 (Cal Lite coming up) what with surgery and a recovery complicated by, well, too much too soon :), and   all I care about is finishing simultaneously and safely with my mare. How blessed we are to even participate in such a thing! I love Terry's rides and would give up a Hawaain vacation for one - but I like the easy-care variety as well.