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Re: [RC] Does anybody even bother to read the rules? - Susan

The Rules Committee could easily clarify this by stating an example thus:
Rule 1. [rule] (eg a 52.2 miles = 50 miles and 52.5 = 55 miles). 
They could use the same example for the LD rules.
The committee could even opt to further explain that "49.9 miles does NOT = 50 miles".
Both sets of rules need to be written the same.  The LD and endurance rides MUST be a true 25 and 50 miles to start with and you go in 5-mile increments from there.
Isn't it interesting that 49.9 is not an endurance ride but it isn't LD either since LD is under 35 miles.  Furthermore, a 55 mile ride could actually be 52.5 miles but you can't cut a 50 mile ride by that many miles.  That's just something I noticed.

Katrina Mosshammer <ammosshammer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes it does seem pretty clear, but let me muddy thing up a bit.Winking smile emoticon

Rule 1 states: 1. The ride must be at least 50 miles in length per day, up to a maximum distance of 150 miles in three days.

Rule L1 states: L1. Limited Distance rides must be at least 25 miles but not exceed 35 miles in length. These rides must be sanctioned into the Limited Distance Program and held in conjunction with or within an adjacent 24 hour time period of an AERC Sanctioned Endurance Ride.

So if a 49.9 mile trail can NOT be considered a 50 mile endurance ride, then if you interpret rule L1 the EXACT same way then a 24.9 mile trail or a 35.1 mile trail can NOT be considered an LD ride, right? HOWEVER, if you read rule L1.1 (L1.1 Mileage must be a multiple of 5, ending in 0 or 5, whichever is the nearest whole number to the actual ride mileage (e.g. 22.4 = 20 miles, 22.5 = 25 miles.) it clearly states that a 22.5 mile trail CAN be an LD ride. So the rules are inconsistent and I think a person could argue the same point and apply it towards endurance rides.
Clear as mud, right?Smile emoticon

This might be something worth bringing up to the rules committee.

Semper Obliquo (Always aside),
Susan Young, ISSO Secretary, ISSO Points Secretary, Regional Representative
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Re: [RC] Does anybody even bother to read the rules?, Katrina Mosshammer