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RE: [RC] Goethe 75 mile correction on time - Maryben Stover

The AERC requires Ride Time on their results and that is the way we report them at the rides I work on........mb
> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:35:50 -0800
> From: Tref@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [RC] Goethe 75 mile correction on time
> enduroride@xxxxxxx wrote:
> > I had a mix up on hold times in the 75 mile ride, all the times shown
> > should have another 20 mintues added to them. This is for the 75 mile
> > ride only. The winning time should be 5:50.
> > Connie
> Connie's correction to the Goethe 75 results brings up the issue of reporting
> ride times. Some rides report "Riding Time", some report "Total Time" and SOME
> report the time of day the rider crossed the finish line! I think it makes
> sense for all rides to report the SAME time. My preference would be to report
> Riding Time but I think reporting the time of day is crazy. Still, my point is
> that when riders want to see about how long a ride takes, perhaps as a measure
> of its difficulty, it makes a big difference whether the reported ride times,
> especially 100s, are with or without holds and a HUGE difference if the reported
> time is the time of day.
> Connie's correction suggests that at Goethe, they are reporting either "Total
> Time", which includes holds, or time of day. I find it impossible to believe
> that they are using "Total Time". The winning horses on the 100 is reported as
> 8:08. Even presuming only 3 vet checks, two 1/2 hrs and a 1 hr hold at "lunch",
> that leaves only 6 hours to go 100 miles which would be over 16mph AVERAGE! The
> winner of the 75 using two 20 minute holds and one 1 hr hold averaged 18mph. If
> the 100 had a fourth 1/2 hr hold, the winners average speed jumps to 17 3/4mph.
> For 100 miles? If that ride started at 6:00am, this means the winner finished
> at 2pm and the last place horse at 5:30 in the afternoon.
> If 8:08 was riding time, the winner of the 100 averaged 12.30mph. If 8:08 was
> 8:08pm, we have to guess when the ride started, guess how many vet checks, and
> guess how long they each were to come up with any meaningful idea of how fast a
> horse needs to go to win or Top Ten. So, assume 6am, 3 vc's totaling 2:00 hrs,
> that gives us an average of just under 8 1/4mph.
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