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Re: [RC] WEIGHT DIVISIONS - rides2far

Well, Angie....I certainly think "weight matters".
If "winning matters", now, that might really be the real question.
 If winning matters to folks, there are things that they will have to 
do, > whether it is the race or the BC award.

Call me slow...but I read this several times and I'm not sure what you're
getting at. Is winning a bad thing? Are you saying people will have to
compromise principals in some way in the weight catagory to *win*? 
Having had a FW my junior win a BC when the winner of the ride was a HW
it hasn't been my experience that she had to add weight to compete for
BC.  As a person who has spent most of my riding career at the lower end
of LW I haven't managed to convert any weight advantage in my division
into any great success myself. I haven't really seen any evidence of
outright abuse in any of this discussion, just of confusion over what is
considered acceptable. For the most part we are a remarkably well behaved
self policing bunch. My hat's off to all of you heavier people who have
consistently "put it on me". Seems like every time I ever got "1st LW"
there was either a HW or MW ahead of me to make me feel silly for getting
an award.


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