Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] What is the Sport? - Bruce Weary DC

Truman, you nailed it exactly. You have given the most succinct explanation of the common usages of the term Endurance, and the slight confusions they lead to, that I have seen. The elephant in the living room, as I see it, isn't in the casual uses of the term Endurance. Instead, there is a small movement in some quarters where some riders want LD rides to be not only redefined to be under the same umbrella as an Endurance ride, but then to take that new definition and use it as evidence that the LD program should then offer all the awards, points-keeping and other recognition that is historically reserved for Endurance-level rides. This strategy, I submit, is what many riders of the longer distances object to. We don't care what people call themselves, we care that the distinctions earned by riding longer and farther be maintained.

As long as there are no efforts to change how LD rides are administrated or recognized to be on a par with the longer distances, there's no problem. Historically, the most vociferous objections I have seen here have been from those who have the above mentioned strategy in mind. I, for one, object to that strategy, for the various reasons I have posted here many times. Bruce Weary


Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!