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Re: [RC] [AERC-Members] Weight points for BC - Dabney Finch

Jerry wrote:

"If you look at the statistics you will find that HW's rarely win BC in a
100."

What about the National Championship 100?? [although Gary was technically a
MW, he weighed in as a HW and is now officially...]  And check out the other
HWs (or heavy MW guys) in the NC100 top 10 too...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Fruth" <jerryfruth@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tvanhove@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; <rides2far@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: <AERCMembersForum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [AERC-Members] Weight points for BC


Angie,
Just the facts.  As far as placing, its rare for a HW to win a 100.
Again,
just the facts.
Jerry
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rides2far@xxxxxxxx>
To: <tvanhove@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <AERCMembersForum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [AERC-Members] Weight points for BC


Actually, the farther they go the less weight seems to be a
factor...which is why it's a *big* deal in TB racing to put an extra 3
lbs. on a horse but practically nothing at all in an endurance
ride...which is lucky for those of us who enjoy riding *and* food!
Doesn't mean a horse carrying a heavyweight doesn't have to do more
work...but I don't think the theory that weight affects placing more on
a
100 than on a 25 jives.

Angie (who has had her butt kicked repeatedly by heavyweights)



On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 12:51:23 -0700 Teresa Van Hove
<tvanhove@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I've long thought that giving  a 1/2 point per pound on the BC forms
was too much for the LD rides and probably not enough for hundreds.
I
was trained as an engineer, but I think everyone can agree that
carrying an extra 50 pounds 100 miles is a lot more work for a horse

than carrying an extra 50 pounds only 25 miles.  I think AERC could
make the weight points for BC = to .25 points per pound for each 25
miles traveled (with no increments for +5 or +10 miles- only at
least
50, at least 75, or a full 100 miles) and the system would be easy
enough for RM to implement.

MHO,
Teresa Van Hove


On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 11:23 AM, Jerry Fruth wrote:

Tom,
I've ridden as a heavyweight rider all my life. With tack I'm now
up
to 235# and I
don't consider myself a super heavyweight. What I would like to
see
is the
1/2 point now used on the BC form restored to a full point. It
used
to be years
ago, and was changed to give those who come to the ball a better
chance of
winning the BC. Even after the point was changed to a half point
you
still hear,
riders complain that heavyweights win the BC all of the time. The
BC
is rarely
won in 100's, and in the 50's we win it about 1/3 of the time.
I do agree, that one should ride in their weight division, period.
Jerry




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