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Re: [RC] re: 100s discussion - Cindy Collins

Back to my "marathon" example, which everyone answering me chooses to
ignore...I would NOT say "in the office" that I was a marathoner if I run
3 Ks.  I might say I'm a short distance runner or jogger.  Would I be
honest to say I was a marathoner?  Can you imagine?  I don't care what the
LD riders call themselves as long as it's not "endurance."   What's wrong
with limited distance horseback competitor...then, explain it to them. 
Most of us have to explain our relatively obscure sport, anyway.  What no
one will say explain to me is why there is this need to claim an honor one
hasn't yet earned?  And, when some of us question that habit...we are made
out to be mean-spirited and arrogant.  What's with that?!  I can easily
see the day coming when I will only be able to ride 25 miles.  That's OK,
too.  But, I won't say I just rode an endurance ride.  I'll say I had to
give up endurance riding due to health and continue to support the AERC
and my local rides by riding LDs.    Cindy


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RE: [RC] re: 100s discussion, Mcgann, Barbara