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Re: [RC] Learning from Riding Accidents - John Teeter

> So what steps have you taken to prevent accidents from happening?

With respect to the finish line crash. I would always try know where the finish line is to be and approach it accordingly when I'm riding.

When I'm laying one out an event, I place the finish line in such a place soas to accomodate a race to-and-through the line.

As a rider, I always miss this issue, and as a manager, I accommodate the slower riders and the ride workers by moving the finish line to the center of ridecamp after the first 20 or so come in. (which also allows for the webcam to document the finish:)

Of course, international (FEI) events frown on the latter optimization, requiring that the late comers finish as the same spot as the not-late comers.


(p.s. you should all read the AERC protest of a few years ago concerning a very serious injury which occurred at the finish of a ride.)

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endurance rider, but if you want to experience the finest challenges our
sport has to offer, you need to do both of those.
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[RC] Learning from Riding Accidents, Kristen A Fisher