Awareness of the outside world. “The economy has boomed under President Joe Biden, putting the lie to the old trope that Democrats don’t manage the economy as well as Republicans. (Para) This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The economy has performed better under Democrats than Republicans since at least World War II. CNN Business reports that since 1945, the Standard & Poor’s 500—a market index of 500 leading U.S. publicly traded companies—has averaged an annual gain of 11.2% during years when Democrats controlled the White House, and a 6.9% average gain under Republicans … The persistence of the myth that Democrats are bad for the economy is an interesting example of the endurance of political rhetoric over reality.” Letters From An American: February 5, 2022.
Virtual Tevis is BEFORE the Tevis Cup this year.
For the first two years, the 100 days of Virtual Tevis started on the day of the IRL Tevis (or what would have been). This year, Virtual Tevis starts beforehand in order to finish with the IRL Tevis.
Registration to open mid-March. The Virtual Ride will start on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 and must be completed by Sunday, July 17, 2022 – as the riders of the Traditional Tevis Cup are finishing their own physical journeys. Finish under the Tevis Moon!Tevis Cup: Virtual Tevis 2022 – 100 Miles in 100 Days!, Turnage · February 1, 2022
Registrations opens mid-March.
Start. Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
Finish. Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Note. I get 102 days. Counting 14 weeks is Wednesday, July 13. Then 14 weeks x 7 days/week = 98 days. Plus two days is July 15. Maybe start April 8? Or extra time?
We will sign up both horses. With any luck we won’t finish.
Allow me to explain.
We will be so busy with lessons and shows and clinics and other happy things that we will not have the time to walk 100 miles around the pasture. That would be nice.
As a secondary objective, when we do VT miles, we hope to trot (and maybe canter?!), and go actual places on actual trails.
I’m applying a purist interpretation for mileage this year. Trail time only. Not saddle time. I made this distinction at the end of last year. [Moving the Goal Posts, Virtual Tevis, 98 Miles and Holding, 73 Days]
Not that there is anything wrong with counting all saddle time. You do you. This is what speaks to me this year.
Unless I change my mind.