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FW: [RC] Michel Bloch & Monsieur Joseph - Gary Daniels



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-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Daniels [mailto:gdaniels@xxxxxxx]
Monday, October 13, 2003 1:10 PM
To: 'RunRoskoRun@xxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [RC] Michel Bloch & Monsieur Joseph


Wait a minute – you are right to some extent.  First off, Heather did indeed earn it.  I my opinion, had they raced, Heather’s horse looked fresher and looked like it “could have” outrun Michel’s, providing heather’s horse would not all of the sudden cramped up, slid on a rock, or anything else for that matter.  I’m not taking anything away from Heather.  The fact remains, however, that Heather and Michel rode together most of the time since Robinson Flats and supported one another.  Towards the end right after they crossed the No-Hands Bridge and rode past me, they both had already agreed to let Heather cross the finish line first.  Nobody is making this up.  It was an agreement well before the finish line.  So, I’m sorry that you disagree, but I was there – I crewed for Michel, and I was standing on the trail when Michel agreed six miles before the finish to cross the finish line behind Heather.  Heather was right there.  Hey, I’m not knocking it.  I thought it was a wonderful thing for Michel to realize that he would not have done his horse any justice by trying to race Heather.  Again, her horse looked fabulous and they had an agreement not to foolishly race.  In Michel’s words, he felt gracious for having had the opportunity to ride with Heather for as long as he did.  Yes, they agreed to cross as they did.  Sorry.




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-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of RunRoskoRun@xxxxxxx
Saturday, October 11, 2003 8:09 PM
To: Merryben@xxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Michel Bloch & Monsieur Joseph


In a message dated 10/11/2003 8:11:50 PM Pacific Standard Time, Merryben@xxxxxxx writes:

he so graciously agreed to cross the finish in second place so he wouldn't have to race with Heather.

Why does everyone make it sound like he let Heather win.  He didn't...If she had had to race, she would have.....And yes, he is really nice but he did not give the Tevis win to Heather, she earned it......mb


Many of us know how very proud you are of Heather, but I don't think this statement was trying to take anything away from her accomplishments.  From what I have read and the way things are stated, it sounds to me as if being 1st wasn't a big deal to Mr. Bloch, just knowing he was right there with the winner was enough.  Therefore, why race for the finish and risk not finishing (for either)?  I'm sure it would have been one heck of a race had it occurred.  : )  She's lucky to have you as such a good friend.

in No. CA