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Re: [RC] [RC] LDs as Endurance - Jena Williams

As a rank newbie I do not have all this historical experiences.  I simply see the system as it is now and wonder why LD miles are different miles.  Yes, the strategy for LD is different than a 50.  Yes, there are things you can get away with in LD that you can't in a 50.  Can't that same reasoning be used when comparing 50's and 100's? or multi-days?  They are each different, and all require endurance beyond 99.9% of the trail riders out there.
I personally like some things about LD that I do not see in the "real" endurance events.  Like the finish is based on meeting pulse criteria.  That says alot about a horses conditioning.  Yes, there are hot shoes in LD.  You know, I have seen them in 50's too!  If you don't like the way BC is awarded in LD's (because it encourages "racing" to be in the top ten) change it across the board.  Don't judge today's LD rider based on "racers" of years gone by. 
My solution would be: miles is miles.  Still have distance divisions for awards (points earned).  Completion of a 50 is worth more points than winning/BC a 25. And so on up through 100's/multidays.
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Re: [RC] LDs as Endurance, tprevatt