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[RC] Early morning ride start times - Alissa Cowan

Having a "flexible" start for a ride is a great idea if you have unlimited light. However, if you plan on starting a ride at 7AM because the sun is just rising at that time, then you know the ride will be finished by 7PM, before it gets too dark to see. At least in the spring time in Maryland. So you're working with available daylight, and only those times will work.

Flexible start times would mean having a supply of glow sticks and a different trail marking scheme ready to go "just in case" you change the start time - all of which adds up to extra cost. So it's a good idea for the cold muscles of horse and rider, but a bad idea for the cash-strapped pocketbook of the ride manager. And, unfortunately, money talks.

Alissa

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