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[RC] long ride - truth or fiction - awolfe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dear Fellow Ridecampers,

A new member of my family (long story - very painful) that I met a couple of 
days ago told me that after his high school graduation in 1997 he and 7 friends 
took 16 horses from just outside New York City to San Diego.  The horses they 
were not riding on a given day did not rest - they were the pack horses.  He 
says no horses were lost, and the most outrageous part of this story is that he 
claims that this was accomplished in three weeks.  He says they crossed the 
Mississippi on a ferry in Southern Illinois.  Now according to Mapquest, this 
means that they would have had to average 134 miles a day - maybe more, 
depending on the route they took - old trails, is what he says.  

After initially being very impressed, I am now quite dubious.  It is very 
important to me to try to sort out if this guy is telling the truth, or telling 
stories.  He also says that he is a bull rider and was never bucked off in the 
process of winning over two hundred events.  I'll check that one out with my 
former bull riding friend.

Thanks for your comments

Anna Wolfe

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