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Re: [RC] 100 Milers - DVeritas

In a message dated 1/20/03 5:25:02 PM Mountain Standard Time, Marinera@xxxxxxx writes:

Now we are
scaring newcomers to death that you have to be superman on a super horse to
go a hundred miles. You do not.  The average rider and the average horse can
manage quite nicely.

    Perhaps, rather than looking at it as 100 miles, we should look at it as getting to ride for only 24 hours (or a little less). 
    It's only one day, after all.
    And, when a rider goes in to it knowing that, it seems to "temper" the day.
    Going into a hundred in a hurry usually ensures an early "finish" for the horse and rider, but not necessarily a completion.