Milton Takes Point, Virtual Tevis, 55 & 48 Miles, 31 Days


Awareness of the outside world. Yesterday. U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine.


Well, THAT didn’t work. less than five hours after the post on bell boots went up, we came out to the barn to find that Rodney had pulled one of his shoes, without disturbing the bell boot. So much for that theory. [Pieces Of Pink Plastic Armor]

While Rodney waited for the blacksmith, Milton went on ahead. Once shod, Rodney eased back into work. Hence the difference in mileage.

On a good note, horses are doing great this year. We can knock out two miles without drama. This is about double what their baseline was last year. Still mostly at a walk, still slow as molasses compared to real endurance horses and most Virtual Tevis entrants, but progress for us.

Turtle power!

Where are we virtually?

Milestones. All Milton. Note to self. Use badges from last year. No need to upload new images. Duh.

Map. 48/55 miles in. Graphic from Tevis Cup: About the Trail, shading mine.

Tevis Cup: Trail Sections & Historic Notes

Data dump

Tuesday, August 17 – 2.27 miles, 1:01 minutes
Wednesday, August 18 – 2.26 miles, 59 minutes
Thursday, August 19 – Milton 3.67 miles, – minutes; Rodney 0. Milton’s “extra” miles added in. [14 Days, also shoe related. Inevitable with with a four-week summer shoeing schedule, or three weeks if you take your shoe off early. Gaaa.]
Friday, August 20 – Milton 2.38 miles, 1:03 minutes; Rodney 0.
Saturday, August 21 – Milton 1.8 miles, 49 minutes; Rodney – 1.34 miles, 53 minutes. Rodney practiced statue while Milton worked. I usu get on first and start my GPS while waiting. Hence different ride times.
Sunday, August 22 – 1.47 miles, 43 minutes. Rodney done, too slippery for Milton to trot, so we headed home despite it being a weekend when we usually try for longer rides.
Monday, August 23 – 1.6 miles, 47 minutes

Distance this week – Milton 16 miles, Rodney 9 miles
Time this week – Milton 6 1/2 hours, Rodney 4 1/2 hours
Rides this week – Milton 7, Rodney 5

Total distance – Milton 55 miles, Rodney 48 miles
Total time – Milton 23 1/2 24 hours, Rodney 21 1/2 hours. Update, left off the extra minutes that went with Milton’s extra time.
Total rides – Milton 25, Rodney 23
Total days – 31

Pace, time to go one mile – both 26+ minutes, per VT results page

Numbers rounded off for ease of reporting. May not add up as given.

My Links
Last week [Working The Walk, Virtual Tevis, 39 Miles, 24 Days]
[VT Archives]

Official Links
Tevis Cup: Virtual Tevis 2021
RunSignUp: 2021 Tevis Cup – Virtual Western States Trail – 100 Miles in 100 Days
RunSignUp: VT results

Stay safe. Stay sane.

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