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Re: [RC] [RC] Entries at rides - Carla Richardson

There are still a few that come to the rides in BP trailers and sleep in the back of the truck, me, for one. 
Cooking a meal is much more difficult, I get my Coleman stove out and put it on the fender of my trailer.  It's challenging in a high wind in the desert sand.  <G>  So, I REALLY appreciate meals at rides, especially multi-day rides.  I don't mind paying $100 for a 50 mile ride, every day, if I get a meal after the ride, I'm very grateful to sit down and eat before or after the ride briefing and awards.
Carla Richardson

On 6/1/08, Michael Maul <mmaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In response to:"I go to a ride to ride, not eat, so my ride will be one where I keep entry fees as low as possible and focus on trail and vets. I would happily opt out of all ride meals in exchange for gas money."

I'm a little different on this one too.  While I certainly go to rides to ride - I also go to meet people and socialize.  Getting together for dinner is a nice way to do this.  With all the amenities in our big LQ trailers - I think too many people go back to their trailers and tend not to socialize much.

Although it's before my time, I've been told that when most riders came to rides with 2 horse BP trailers - there was a lot more interaction because there was not much to do at your trailer.

Also on my own - I usually eat ravioli out of a can.  I eat a lot better when the ride has meals...:-)


[RC] Entries at rides, Michael Maul