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RE: [RC] [RC] [RC] [RC] Racing - Sharon Kenney

Truman, thanks for the belly laugh!  <vbg>  That's about how it would go
in the backwoods of Maine, too, by the way.

Howard, at first I thought you meant NCAA hockey (UMaine made it to the
Finals again - the Frozen Four was just last night and the Finals are
tomorrow - so I'm fixated), but I just realized you're probably watching
PRO hockey.  Oh well, I guess that's OK too.  :p

-Sharon K.






-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Howard Bramhall
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 6:53 PM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] [RC] [RC] Racing

Gosh darn it, Truman, that was plum beautiful.  REally.

And, that's how it's done in these here parts and it's why our Ride
Managers 
in the Southeast have the gifts of Solomon, when making decisions, and,
the 
durability of Job, when it comes to being able to handle difficult 
situations.

Sorry, with Easter, Passover and all I guess I'm getting a little
biblical.  
Now, quit that laughing, Ed, my wife reads to me from the Bible every
now 
and then without me ever interrupting (like when I'm sleeping).  She's
made 
me her "project for redemption."

cya,
Howard (now, back to Hockey)


From: Truman Prevatt <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CC: howard9732@xxxxxxx,  ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC]   [RC] [RC] Racing
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 19:24:20 -0400

Geeze I go and spend about the longest 6 hours in recorded history to
come 
home and find out that Heidi said I said "nothing we can do about it,"
so 
we should just stop doing endurance in SE (ignoring an almost 50%
growth 
over the past 8 years).  Then I read on to find out Howard is defending
me. 
Now I'm going to get shot if I go out to the Shamrock. Then I find
Frank is 
complementing Jackie Baker. Frank please don't do that, she's hard
enought 
to live with as it is;-).  And Ed is trying to throw the South out of
the 
Union - actually not a bid idea our economy is doing quite well.

Makes we want to get back in my car and drive back down to McDill.

Clearly we must have a problem down here that haven't surfaced in other

places. We have people that want to race - oh my there is that four
letter 
word again. Jeeze by the reaction of some, you'd think Howard Stern had

spoken it. We have people that want to race and do it safely and expect
the 
RM will provide them with that option (if at all possible). I'd better
stop 
saying that four letter word or else the FCC is going to fine Steph.

On pubilc land we have other people out there. Must be because we 
Southerners love to be out doors and we have the weather to do it.
These 
people think they have the same rights as we endurance riders ( how
dare 
they to think that even though they do ) and wouldn't cotton to
somebody 
walzing up to them saying, "I'm the ride manager of the Bo Diddly
Memorial 
25/50/100 mile endurance ride (oh no another faux pas - implying a 25
is 
endurance or that anyone that rides 25 should is even worthy of being 
considered to be in the company of real endurance riders) and I order
out 
to move your truck off this forest service road.

After the hunter stops laughing, he'd probably look down spit a big wad
of 
chawing tobacco on the RM's shoes and proceed to tell him/her of his
rights 
and if they think they are big enough to make him more - have at it.
Most 
likely the hunter is hunting buddies with the local ranger so now the
RM is 
in big trouble.

Now the way a good 'ol boy southerner (and for those who are not a 
southerner that term is not gender specific) RM would go up to the
hunter 
and say something like.

The conversation would go:

RM: Having any luck.
Hunter: Haven't seen a damn thing.
RM: The horses bothering you.
Hunter: Naw
RM: That good. We only do this once a year and being a hunter my self
I'd 
sure hate that we were screwing it up for you.
Hunter: What's going on anyway.
RM: This is an "endurance ride" which is actually a long distance horse

race (on now not that dirty word again).
Hunter: How fer they going.
RM: Some 25, some 50 and some a 100.
Hunter: Riding a horse a 100 miles, these people crazy.
RM: I takes a lot of work and training. The only reason they are crazy
is 
they are riding Arabians for the most part instead of good old easy
going 
walking horses.  (Hunter nods in agreement).
Hunter: I guess so.
RM: BTW the finish is about where you parked you truck. These being
Arabs, 
I sure hope it doesn't spook any of the horses that come back at a full

gallop and cause them to run into your nice truck and scratch it.
Hunter: Think I ottamoveit.
RM: Wouldn't hurt just to be one the save side. These endurance rideres
are 
pretty cheap and you might have a hard time getting to pay for fixing
the 
custom paint job you have on that truck.
Hunter: Yep, I think I'll move it.
RM: Hey, that would be a great ideal. Move it on down by mine - I've
good 
some beer in there and we'll watch 'em come in.
Hunter: Got a deal.

Next year same ride, old Billy Bob the hunter is out there doing his
first 
25.

That's how we handle it down in God's country. We all learn to respect
each 
other and get along.

Truman


--

We imitate our masters only because we are not yet masters ourselves,
and 
only

because in doing so we learn the truth about what cannot be imitated.




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