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2009 VV Classic

The 2009 Very Virtual Classic Endurance RIde. Sunrise January 15 2009 - Sunset January 19 Registration: You must join THIS group and you must send email to johnt@endurance.net from your google user id email address Ride Well -- Ride Far

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The 2009 Classic

2009 Very Virtual Classic

A Bow for the Winners!!

The 2009 Classic is HISTORY! -- And the winner is ..... ...Don Huston riding Datezz, Yoshi, and 24 year young Indy -- All Bare foot and all finishing with excelent CRIs (although Don needs to work on the rest of the vet parameters, as do some of the other finisers! :)

but ... they did the miles and they get the t-shirt!!

And congrats to all the rest of you who braved the elements to be with your horses yet again! we did 722.5 miles on 50+ horses. Another very virtual endurance race!!!

You DID - Ride Far -&- Ride Well!!

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Discussion Forum

Freezing temperatures? 2 Replies

Started by Rod Gaskins. Last reply by Cindy Collins Jan 21, 2009.

Track Logs 69 Replies

Started by Endurance.Net. Last reply by Endurance.Net Jan 21, 2009.

Taking a track from Google Earth to a GPS 4 Replies

Started by Maryanne Stroud Gabbani. Last reply by Don Huston Jan 21, 2009.

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Comment by Cindy Collins on January 23, 2009 at 10:45am
Jonni, I believe it's pretty straight forward...most miles correctly logged wins. There are three horse slots, so maybe 3 is the max? Perhaps some of us could "sponsor" other virtual awards...tail end, most on one horse, most miles by people with a real job, most miles by people living in a place with winter... :)
Comment by Jonni on January 23, 2009 at 10:42am
So I will know for the next ride, how ARE these things scored/judged? lol Over all miles, any number of horses? Individual horses? Time? How cute our horse is from a submitted photo? I need to plan my strategy for the next one. I do have more horses..........lol
Comment by Nancy Sluys on January 23, 2009 at 4:55am
Wooo Hooo! That was fun and such a good incentive to get out and ride in some really cold weather! Probably wwould have found a million excuses to stay in had it not been for VV! Also learned a lot about my GPS. Got to really ride my almost 5 year old and she has officially graduated to real trail horse status after 2 days in a row over 10 miles each with all As on her vet card, she just might be ready for some LDs in the spring! Blue got in a really fun faster ride too and showed me that he has not lost any conditioning since the NC and is readt for the ride season! What fun, hope to do it the next time!
Happy trails, Nancy
PS...thanks to Don for all the technical advise!
Comment by Don Huston on January 23, 2009 at 12:31am
Well on behalf of my team I accept the Tshirt. We certainly would not have won without that 24yo tuffie Indy being willing and able to go out that 4th and last time and slog out 5.8 miles. That wiley Brian M had put a big lead on us so without Indy's last loop our team would have lost by one mile. Indy was also racing against the sun. It wasn't in the rules but I assumed we had to meet criteria (60bpm) before sundown so we hustled the last mile in 10 minutes stopping at 17:02 and pulsed down at 17:06. I thought sundown was 17:15 but later my computer said 17:09 so that last loop was a real squeeker for two reasons. Thanks again JT and my fellow competitors. Without you all I would have just gone to work that Monday and missed the whole thing!!
Comment by Maryanne Stroud Gabbani on January 22, 2009 at 11:58pm
Two of the non-listed riders are friends of mine here who need more tech-mentoring than ride mentoring, as we all ride together. I'll be working on the tech part with them. This time I was having some troubles with the upload of the tracks, but hopefully have that sorted out and since I'm the local source, they should be able to manage to record for themselves next time.
Comment by Mary Boulware on January 22, 2009 at 11:03pm
Thanks everyone... I enjoyed my V (very) first VV Ride and thanks to the weather gods for the chinook last week (+44F) to ride in nice soft snow cause now its back down to -5F and icy, my limit to ride is +14F or I should say th horse's limit.
It was a blast THANKS JT!
Comment by Jonni on January 22, 2009 at 9:15pm
Hey, I am kind of new, but I bet I could help Lucie! :-) If we had a techy question, I'd just as Don!!! What I can't help. is those who have crappy weather. BTW, it was in the 80's in TX today, and we rode 23 miles!!!
Comment by Terre on January 22, 2009 at 8:57pm
I second Don's "Thank God for JT and VV Endurance"--I may go hoist a beergarita in JT's honour! Got me out of the house and on my horse in what the experts say is the single most depressing week in the year. Yay, VV endurance! (and yeah--if there is a REAL endurance ride at the same time, then it ain't "virtual", is it?)
Comment by Cindy Collins on January 22, 2009 at 8:34pm
OK, I am taking up jt's call to service. What can I do to help out the folks who did not ride any official miles? How can I be a better mentor? Cindy
Comment by Robin Everett on January 22, 2009 at 7:30pm
"And finally, the VVMayFlowers ride for 2 weeks in May. But things can change and I'm trying to get it all worked out with the virtual director of sanctioning."

So is that the virtual director of sanctioning or the director of virtual sanctioning? I'm envisioning a director who is only an internet ghost. {: >


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