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Re: RC: Montana accident, I saw it

Many a ride I have been to puts the finish for the top 12 (12 in case of
pulls) FAR timers don't have to be there forever....they let the
rest finish back at camp (most of the rest do NOT race)


Lif Strand wrote:

> Corky brings up a good point.  The race to the win doesn't have to be on
> the same stretch of the trail as the race to the finish.  If you can
> have a controlled start, why not a controlled finish?  Would it be
> acceptable within AERC rules if the last quarter of a mile (or whatever
> short distance was necessary to assure safety) was a "no racing zone",
> and the actual finishing order was determined by who reached the "no
> race zone" first?  Total completion time would still be calculated by
> crossing the finish line, or maybe by adding a certain number of minutes
> to everyone's time from the edge of the "no race zone"?  Lif
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