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RE: [RC] It's not the distance... - David LeBlanc

Joe Long Said:

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 14:02:17 -0600, "E.L. Ashbach"
<samaia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


You demonstrate that by *completing* the Rookie rides, 
goofy, how else? 

But all that would demonstrate is that you completed some 
slow trail rides under pace controls, it would demonstrate 
nothing about one's ability or temperament to ride real LD or 
endurance rides.

Would you want someone who couldn't manage that going any faster? Maybe,
just maybe those people would have learned a little before they moved up. 

Maybe we should do like we do for Juniors, and require that 
all rookie riders ride with an experienced sponsor?  ; ^ >

It would probably be more productive, and may be part of the Aussie system.

Well, we make them pay extra.  Remember that I agree that 
providing guidelines and advice to new riders is a good thing 
to do ... it's mandatory controls I object to.

Those vet checks really get in the way, huh? 8-P


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Re: [RC] It's not the distance..., Joe Long