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Re: Why don't riders like to be judged? -- Let's get the factsstraight

In a message dated 6/24/99 1:48:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< One big difference was that they had to do a lot more "map watching".  I
 didn't envy them that.  They really were expected to pay attention at the
 meeting, and have that map out figuring out where to go.  Looked too much
 like work to me. :-) >>

Well, you are right there!  I never even bring a map to an endurance Friday 
night briefing, but boy, oh-boy, heaven help you if you forget yours at an 
NATRC.  They really do expect you to have a map and know how to read it.  I'm 
"map and directionally challenged" so this has made for some kind of comical 
moments for me out on the trail.  One time I was even asked by a horsemanship 
judge where I was on the map and, amazingly, I got it right!  (pretty much a 
lucky guess).  I have gotten better at it over the years, but I still get my 
direction mixed up once in  a while and start wondering if I've been down a 
particular trail more than once or even where the heck I am.  I think the 
"snap-shots" you've gotten of NATRC aren't necessarily the true picture.  Let 
me know what you think if you ever give it a try again (try for different 
ride management next time :)

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