Washing vests for endurance riders
By Judy Evans
October 8, 2019 8:12pm CST
I volunteered to wash the bibs that the endurance riders wear when they compete on long-distance rides on their horses. I made a start on them yesterday and have done about half. The rest are now hanging on the line. There is supposed to be an endurance ride in a fortnight but so far there isn’t much information about it. There is a final ride for the season early in November. In between these two rides, the Blackwood Marathon will be held. This is a four-phase event involving five legs: a marathon (running 12 km), canoeing (8.5km), swimming (1km), riding (16km) and finally cycling (20km). There is a map of the course on the website so we might take a day trip and find a good place from which to take photos of the horse-riders. Some people will compete in teams but some will do all four legs on their own. They’re welcome to it, I say, but it will be a fun day out.
22 people like this
• United States
wowzers! seems they'd a huge turn-out fer that ride, eh? ya must be feelin' better, fer which i'm most glad :) sure hope ya do find y'all some good spots fer such, hon. those folks ought'a be mighty tuckered when done with that marathon, lol. i'm tired jest from readin'!
• Bunbury, Australia
The bibs aren't washed every ride. Usually they allocate a group of numbers to the 40 km, and another group to the 60 km etc. Most of the Blackwood will be teams of people. Only a few hardy souls attempt to do all sections on their own.
• United States
@JudyEv phew, that'd be a relief, lol. sure don't blame folks fer doin' teams either. i'd need somebody to do all that swimmin', e'en prior to health hiccups. e'en though i know how to swim, 'tis definitely not a fav 'f mine.
• Gainesville, Florida
During the winter, my lifeguards all share our winter gear, as it is too expensive to outfit each of them with their own winter gear. So we have about a dozen sets of winter gear that about 50 lifeguards share (they don't all work at the same time, so the dozen sets is more than plenty for everybody on shift at a time). But because they all share, we try to wash them as often as possible to keep them clean. The clubhouse at our city golf course has a washing machine and dryer, so we are constantly going back and forth washing the gear during the winter.