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Re: [RC] Monster?? - Joe Long

Janice Taylor wrote:

A monster? Dressed up?  Huh?  LD is simply a division to chose if one wants
to ride the shorter distance for what ever reason.

I don't remember LD ever not having a time limit, but my memory isn't the
best either...<g>

Neither do I.

Guess I just don't see your point. Are you asking that AERC change LD to a
pleasure ride instead of a competition? In other words, you would prefer no
LD at all?

To me, the idea of an LD ride with no time limit makes no sense.  It
would then be simply a trail ride.  Making the time longer is nearly as
bad -- allowing for a one-hour hold, the required speed now to complete
is only 5MPH. FIVE miles per hour!  A pace slower than that required on
competitive trail rides.  If you think some people do not respect LD
now, try allowing eight hours (or as long as you want) to go 25 miles
and see how much respect it gets.

Hmmm, on the one hand you have those who want LD rides considered
endurance rides, and on the other those who want no time requirement at
all.  Well, not all that different I guess ... both want to take
something whose reason for being is a challenge, and change it to make
it easier.  Go figure.

Joe Long  aka ChipRider


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[RC] Monster??, Janice Taylor