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Re: [RC] 100 mile rides - Becky Hackworth

While I have only done 1, 100 mile ride, have done many multi-day rides.  I
do think it is easier to ride 50 and rest and sleep and get up and do it
again, and again, and again......As for the time, well there is quality
family time on a multi-day ride as many families do go to multiday rides.
One thing for sure, there is more fun in camp on a multi-day, since few
people leave before awards on the first day like one day rides.

Some people you never get the chance to visit with.  On multiday rides,
there is much more time for socialization.  Maybe that is part of the
draw....100's are more work and less social.  For me, getting to socialize
with other adults with the same interests is 1/2 the fun of going to any
ride....

Becky and the gang.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cowgirgoof@xxxxxxx>
To: <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ccollins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] 100 mile rides/humbled


In a message dated 1/20/03 9:35:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

<< The question to ask yourself is why. Some claim it is multiday rides.
 However, while that may be a contributor to the decline in 100 mile
 rides, there has been no significant growth in multiday rides in the
 east. In fact there are very few (Shore to Shore, Ft. Valley and for a

Truman,
Not to take this as any kind of slight, (because I respect the heck out of
you), but maybe you can be the first to answer your own question for us. I
haven't seen you on a 100 in a long while...
We have seen the same decline in the 3-day CTR 100's, and we ask the same
question.
If I had to answer that question for myself, I think in this fast paced
world
it has more to do with being too busy than anything else. We are all
caught
up in jobs, family, (which we should!), being online, and generally just
running around like crazy. I think people either don't have time or the
inclination for the commitment these days. It takes ALOT of effort to get
ready for a 100, and most people just want to enjoy a quick weekend of
socializing , riding and getting out of there in two days.
As for me, I personally aspire to ride 100's, but what with managing three
events a season in Florida, starting a young horse and trying to condition
the older one, (plus a full time job and a husband), I don't see it
happening
anytime soon. (although I did find the time to ride the VA 3-day CTR 100
last
year!)
Does anyone out there agree with me that this may be the main reasoning
behind the decline of 100's???

Becky Siler in Florida

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