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Re: [RC] Tevis - OT riders - Truman Prevatt

Diane Trefethen wrote:

Yes, and their BC is not recognized by AERC.? In addition, the 2009 Rules starts with, "The philosophy of the Western States Trail Ride (“The Tevis Cup”) is to ride in the best tradition of good sportsmanship..."? There is nothing of good sportsmanship in forbidding one half the competitors the right to start at the same time as the other half, whether the privileged group is given a 2 minute head start or 2 hours, unless the second group is given a compensatory 2 minutes or 2 hours to round out their total competition time.

There is nothing in the rule book that mandates the "race" be head on head. Many races are won by minimum time against the clock. For example all skiing events, Bobsled, Luge, etc. While it is nice to have all start at the same time and the race progress as one often thinks of as a race in is not mandatory and in fact would most likely solve the issues of congestion at the Tevis by spreading the riders out on the trail mitigation the potential for congestion. Say 50 start every 10 to 15 minutes. A random draw could be used to determine starting time. The rider gets 24 hours from his starting time and the ride time is used for placing.


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[RC] Tevis - OT riders, sherman
Re: [RC] Tevis - OT riders, Diane Trefethen