Milton Reaches The Imaginary Finish Line, 100 Miles and 91 Miles, 66 Days

Riding

Awareness of the outside world. CNN: Race and ethnicity across the nation, Keefe, Wolfe and Hernandez, Aug. 12, 2021. Yes, Virginia, segregation is still a thing, de facto if no longer de jure. I think of NYC as multi-cultural rather than segregated, yet data shows that Manhattan is sliced in two right at the top of Central Park. I realize this is a surprise to no one. That sound is my optimistic delusions wilting in the glare of reality.


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Milton. Yay! Cheers for Milton! He was amazingly consistent. 100 miles in 49 rides in 59 days. They both missed the first day while indulging in a woe-fest recovering from their annual vetting. After that it was rain &/or mud days. He had stretches of 12 to 14 days in a row. Bravo! Milton even chose to pull his shoe hours before the blacksmith came. Waited in a stall. Got shod. Went right back to work the next day. Unlike some horses I could mention. But I digress. Milton was a star.

Rodney. Since Rodney’s feet cannot hang onto the workboots, we are back to letting him adjust after shoeing. Three days off and a light weekend. Sigh. [Shoeing Dilemma]

Tortoise Power! Corrected from previous. These two are definitely land animals.

Where are we virtually?

Milestone. Rodney.

Map. Close enough to the end that I stopped.

Data Dump – Milton

Tuesday, September 21 – .08 miles, ?? minutes. Yeah. He was that close.

Total distance – 100 miles
Total time – 44 hours
Total rides – 49 days
Total calendar – 59 days

Pace, time to go one mile – Milton 26:26 m/m, per VT results page

Data Dump – Rodney

Tuesday, September 21 – .91 miles, 29 minutes
Saturday, September 25 – 1.01 miles, 28 minutes
Sunday, September 26 – 1.67 mile, 54 minutes
Monday, September 27 – 1.62 miles, 44 minutes

Distance this week – 5 miles
Time this week – 2.5 hours
Rides this week – 4 days

Total distance – 91 miles
Total time – 42 hours.
Total rides – 47 days
Total calendar – 66 days

Pace, time to go one mile – 27:16 m/m, per VT results page

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

My Links
Last week [Waiting For Nicholas To Pass By, Virtual Tevis, 99 and 86 Miles, 59 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.
Katherine

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