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Re: [RC] historical question - Jody Rogers-Buttram

I would say (if my memory serves me at all) that in the SE region it would have been about 1988-89???  Joe Long should know this answer as well as any.  I remember riding 100's that didn't have glowsticks before then.  And glowsticks meant one ONLY at an important turn, certainly not all turns.
As far as stories go, I know that Jerrilynn Gray and her dad Jerry, were doing a 100 at Natchez Trace one year, missed a turn, for some reason didn't have a flashlight and there were NO glowsticks.  So, they got off their horses and were "feeling" the ground for hoofprints to figure out which way to go.  Now, that is getting pretty bad.

Cindy Collins <ccollins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is for us old timers: When did 100 mile rides start using glow
sticks? I know that the first few years I rode endurance, we did not use
any lighting on the night sections...only ribbon/flags. Someone asked me
for the history of when lighting the trail started and I don't remember.
Also, any stories about riding without lighting might be interesting to
the "youngsters" who have never experienced this. Cindy


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[RC] historical question, Cindy Collins