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Re: [RC] Elevator Rides - Susan Young Casey

We used elevator rides to encourage riders to move up.
However, you'd move from say a 25 to a 50, a 50 to a
75 or a 75 to a 100.  I don't know if they had a 50 to
a 100.  At any rate, once you committed to move up,
you had to complete that greater distance or not
complete the ride at all.

The S. African idea is neat because it's a win-win
situation.  "I *think* I can complete that greater
distance so I'll try.  If I can't go that additional
distance, I have still completed the ride at the
lessor distance."

That concept doesn't fit into the American system. 
However, this different way has it's merits...such as
actually getting riders to try the greater distance.

--- goearth <goearth@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There was a time when the South Carolina 100 had
something called an elevator ride and you could move
up.  It was an incentive to get people to the longer
distances.  It has been discontinued i think and
those results i do not know.  LD has not worked,
moving people up,  because i think modern day
society has become complacent and not subject to the
want  of inflicting pain while expecting gain. ts

Susan Young Casey, Princess of Pink, LIW, RRHA, RHS
Semper Obliquo (Always aside)  

Glenndale Grace Farm, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.

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[RC] Elevator Rides, goearth