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Re: [RC] Running and Riding - Lynne Glazer

I am completely in favor of this approach. It still keeps the purity of "endurance" as 50 miles or greater while being inclusive of all who want to ride further, faster than our trail riding brethren.


On Apr 1, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Bruce Weary DC wrote:

I agree with Bob on this. We should probably be proactive and rename our sport "Distance Riding" to distinguish it from
the distances that the casual trail rider typically travels. Then, under that banner, we would have Limited Distance, and the various
Endurance distances. Then, when a Distance Rider, does a Limited Distance ride, he/she won't complain or wonder why the
moniker of Endurance Rider isn't assigned to them, any more than a 5K or 10K runner would wonder why they aren't called marathoners.
They are simply happy to be a member of the "running world."
This will take time, and perhaps a new generation of riders before such a transition can be completed, but it addresses the inclusionary issues that
Steph mentioned, honors riders at every distance, and maintains a tiered honor system for those who indeed do ride the longer distances.


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[RC] Running and Riding, Bruce Weary DC