ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] traveling alone

[endurance] traveling alone

Tina Hicks (hickst@puzzler.nichols.com)
Wed, 17 Jan 1996 09:01:16 -0600

I do this sport alone - husband is not a horse person tho he will accompany
me here and there to rides. I wonder what kinds of precautions others take
for travelling to and from rides alone? I'm not too concerned about being
at a ride alone - you endurance folks are pretty friendly and helpful.

What concerns me is driving several hours alone with a trialer to get
there. I pack a gun in the truck (and, yes, I know how to load, unload, and
use it - I get asked that alot <g>), have my cell phone, carry a shot of
banamine for emergencies, and have one of those plastic "Tire Aids" or
whatever they are called that you can roll the trailer up on to get a flat
tire off the ground without having to jack the trailer up - tho I have not
*actually* *practiced* changing a flat alone.

What do others do that travel alone as precautionary measures for problems
on the road? I'm not going to let this stop me from doing this BUT I am
aware that, as a woman alone on the road, I am at a little bit of a
disadvantage to begin with and want to cover as many bases as possible.

Looking forward to comments!!

Tina Hicks, hickst@puzzler.nichols.com
Andy 2/3 CD, CGC (you threw it - you go get it!)
7 cats, one rotund QH, and one husband