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Re: [RC] [RC] [RC] Racing - Ed & Wendy Hauser

There is a difference between barging around and causing all sorts of
problems with the other users and figuring out how to keep everyone safe.  I
suspect that on the rides you mention you found someway to keep a PR area
clear of trail riders, their rigs and camps.  If you didn't you would not
have been  able to keep the ride going.  The same thing goes for the finish
line etc.  I had a finish line 2 miles from the camp, because it was the
only safe space.  I have a hard time believing that there is no place within
2 miles of the camp where a finish line would not be overrun with
spectators, unless the ride were to be in a city.  If spectators may wander
into an area, spotters in bright orange vests may be needed.  They can ask
strongly that spectators move to a safe location, and the ride management
can require racing riders obey their instructions.  Obviously, they have to
be situated in such a manner that a race would have enough room to stop if
required.

One MN ride shares a horse camp on Labor Day.  The endurance ride sets up in
the least desirable area.  Most pleasure riders are happy to go to the more
desirable area.  The ride also posts that the ride will be happening months
before the ride date.  This probably helps some users to decide to go
elsewhere.

Ed
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875

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