The Restart, Virtual Trail Report, Tevis Sippy Cup, Miles 62 through Mile 66, September 2020

Training Journal

If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.

Awareness of the outside world. Male cupcakes! The Tour de France has always had well-dressed, good-looking women as prize presenters. This year they had well-dressed, good-looking men on the podium as well. My preference would be not to use human beings as decor. While we await those enlightened times, as least we get equal scenery.

Back on the trail in the pasture. This week’s miles were all at a walk. Surface calm with underlying jumpiness. Taking the time to let everyone get resettled. We got excited and pushed too hard? They object to work interrupting their daily schedule? 100 miles in 100 days is harder than we anticipated?

Why trotting quietly in one’s own bedroom is too hard, I have no idea. I wish it were not the case. If wishes were horses … they’d do a better job that these two yo-yos … wait … overly bitter .. read the subtitle, read the subtitle … moving on …

Some of the excitement may have come from feeding the same type of hay bought from a different source when our usual two feed stores ran out. Yes, they are that sensitive. Sigh.

One consequence of longer rides. Peeing under saddle.


Kaput Spring. Noted on map.

El Dorado Creek. Noted on map.

Michigan Bluff. Noted on map.

The Tevis Cup: Chicken Hawk. Mile 64

Daily Log
We are doing our rides in 1/3 or 1/2-mile laps around our pasture. Link to standings, Doctor Whooves, Major Milton, All. Daily screenshots from VTevis results page.

Mile 63

Mile 63, side view, Foresthill Elementary School.

Saturday, September 19. Today 2.03 miles. Total 63.8 miles. Time 53:44 min. Pace 26 minpermile/2.3 mph. Old style, 1/3 mile laps. Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, not counted here.

Mile 66

Saturday, September 20. Today 3.01 miles. Total 66.8 miles. Time 1 hr 15 min. Pace 25 minpermile/2.4 mph. New style, 1/2 laps. More time on flat ground. [The Overlap] Update. Rodney one warm up lap in hand, not counted here.

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Katherine Walcott

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