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Re: [RC] [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.1373 - Howard Bramhall

I'm sorry to report that 25 miles in one day is not quite far enough. For you see, it's not endurance if it's only 25. Which means Caesar's troops were limited and earned no points whatsoever for all those conquests. Today Geece, tomorrow Egypt, but, alas, we get no points for any of this unless we start traveling at least 50 miles a day (or with Joe Long's standards lets make that 60, 65, or is it 70 now?).

And, don't forget, some of them did ride horses, including Caesar himself, so, these are horse miles, not just human ones.

Howard (and, to Jackie Baker I say, "A dimly lit bulb uses less energy and, therefore, is more energy efficient, which makes one of this calibre worthy to be called a dim-witted, endurance light bulb.")

From: "Ed & Wendy Hauser" <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <Chipnml@xxxxxxx>,<ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.1373 Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 18:04:10 -0600

I've often wondered if that ending to the tail was true or was added for dramatic effect. If I remember my High School Latin Julius Caesar marched his troops impressive distances, fought battles the next day and returned. These troops would have been in full battle array with armour, swords, spears etc. I think I remember at least 25 miles in one day.

Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875


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a broken foot, a sore back and a nasty cold to compete - but we would never
let a horse in a similiar condition hit the trail.
~ Dr. Barney Flemming DVM

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