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Re: [RC] re: 100s discussion - Joe Long

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 13:48:48 -0500, "Mcgann, Barbara"
<BarbMcGann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Maybe we need some suggestions for what people could call themselves.
When someone in the office asks me what I do, I say that I am an
endurance rider.  As opposed to being an aerial gymnist, or a high
diver, or a motorcross rider!  I go to endurance rides where 3 distances
are offered, and I ride one of them.  It just doesn't sound right to say
that I am an "endurance wannabe" or an "endurance hanger-arounder".
(Personally, I have ridden 50's in the past, so I guess, according to
your standards, I CAN say that I am an endurance rider, but lately, due
to personal issues, I have been riding the shorter distances, so I can
empathize).   Anyway, what should LD'ers call themselves?   

Barb McGann, AERC #840

I've always felt "distance rider" covers it pretty well; that
encompasses LD, endurance, CTR, even things like mounted orienteering.

To lay people who don't understand how endurance rides are run,
"distance rider" can be a better term than "endurance rider" no matter
what distance you ride.  Too many people associate the word
"endurance" with "pain and suffering."

Joe Long


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