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[RC] Pacing - Brenda L. Kossowan

Hi 'campers. I don't get my knickers in much of a twist over the speed
other riders like to travel - their horse, their ride, etc. However, I
become quite annoyed when riders roar by on the good going, then block
the trail in the tight spots. I like to travel at a fairly consistent
speend and have had the good fortune to ride catty little horses that
can make good time on narrow, twisting trails. It screws up my ride plan
when another rider sails by on the good going, then stalls in the woods,
then sails by, then stalls...you get my drift - sort of like the
bonehead who passes you on the highway at 100 mph, then slows down to 55
when traffic is moving at 70 (yessss, we have a 70-mph speed limit here
in sunny Alberta).  To date, I have not been outrun by a
hurry-up-and-wait rider. Over the long haul, the repeated bursts of
speed likely put too much stress on their horses, physically and
mentally. Of course, I love a good race to the finish....


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