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    11-11-2013, 06:34 PM
Green Broke
Mustang Memorial 50

This weekend, DH and I took the boys over to New Jersey for the last AERC ride of the season in the NorthEast - Mustang Memorial. The ride is held in the pine barrens of central New Jersey, which is known for pine trees and sand (go figure ). This year had a new ride camp and new trails, but there was no lack of the Jersey norms!

Ready to go Saturday morning, sporting their silly clips:

Warming up with a friend and her daughter, who was doing her first 50!

Riding with DH and a friend on her youngster:

Trail is open:

No natural water stops, but tanks and hay were out every 5 miles or so:

We all had a blast and got the completions we were aiming for (and didn't get run over by any of the people competing FEI). Next up is the Carolina 100 over Thanksgiving weekend!!
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    11-11-2013, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
Looks like a lot of fun!! Seems grey is the color of choice! Hahah
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    11-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Gray Arabians rule!
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    11-12-2013, 01:32 AM
And the video is awesome! It felt like I was riding too!
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    11-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Really nice pictures and video!
Phantom, could you please let me know whether your GoPro is sitting on your helmet only with the help of the kit head strap or do you use anything in addition to secure it?
I have always been using the head strap only when directly on my head - kind of feel as if it might spring out, but never tested it.
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    11-12-2013, 08:34 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb    
let me know whether your GoPro is sitting on your helmet only with the help of the kit head strap or do you use anything in addition to secure it?
No, I am using just the strap it came with. So far, it's stayed put even being whacked by branches, etc. The helmet I use (a tipperary) is just plastic, so the strap grips well. Not sure it would work so well on a fuzzy helmet (like velvet hunt cap).
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    11-12-2013, 10:35 AM
Thank you - now I feel empowered to give it a try next time out.

It is a plastic helmet that I ride in, although not sure which (plastic vs. velvet) would be the better grip. Shape probably also matters. Worst case scenario - would have to upgrade to GoPro Hero 3.
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    11-13-2013, 02:28 PM

I need to get myself to an endurance ride. I spent 3 hours last night at JFK waiting for my plane to leave reading "To Finish is to Win" by Dodie Sable, not only was I having giggling fits in front of complete strangers, but when I finally got home (at 1:00 AM mind you) I was ready to jump on my mare and GO GO GO!

Next year I WILL do a ride. I'd love to travel to the farther ones from me, such as this one. I need more vacation days. *sigh*

And grey Arabians do rock!
    11-13-2013, 04:45 PM
Thanks for sharing! I had a few fellow canadians attending the ride. "Weather was cold, trails were nice and people were friendly" is their report!

Lovely horses, nice pictures and video, I couldn't stop 'till the end: it also makes me want to hope on my horse and ride!
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    11-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by liltuktuk    
Next year I WILL do a ride. I'd love to travel to the farther ones from me, such as this one.
You should have 2 AERC rides fairly close to you next year, plus at least 1 additional CTR. Last I heard, Pam is moving her Hector Half Hundred (Finger Lakes area) to Memorial Day weekend so that Patti can do her Shut Up and Ride (Allegheny State Forest) in the beginning of October. Then there is going to be a CTR in Brookfield at the end of June. New York State is very well represented!

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