Q & A


Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


Q1)  Do I have to use a GPS?  Yes.  You have to use a GPS.  Estimating mileage could be over or understated.  Technology gives us a tool for this type of competition.  You may only record what you GPS.  

Q2)  Do I have to record my tracks in the comments?  No.  Although it would be the most fair way of recording, it could turn into a tech support nightmare for me.  There is no big purse at stake here and does anyone really want to win by cheating?  See Q1:  You may only record what you see on your GPS.  I trust all of you will follow that very simple rule.

Q3)  Can I ride a borrowed horse?  Yes.  A team is you and whatever you are riding or driving.  It is your mileage that is being recorded.  

Q4)  Does arena riding or riding in demos count?  If you can GPS it, you can record it.  The activity does not matter; it’s the miles.  Please note that some GPSs do not work in a covered arena.

Q5)  Where do I enter my miles?  Click on your team name in the right hand column and it will bring up your bio.  Enter the date of your ride and your mileage in the comments section at the bottom of your bio.  

Q6)  Can I change my team name?  Yes.  Some of you submitted under a name, some didn’t so I just used your name.  You are welcome to change your name if you choose to.  Just email me and tell me your Team # and what name it is under and the name change.

Q7)  What if I don't get enrolled by January 1?  The Derby begins on January 1 for those entered prior to or on January 1.  Late entries will be accepted up until January 31.  Late entrants cannot record mileage incurred prior to their entry.  No entries will be accepted after January 31, 2012. 

Q8)  How do I sign up?    See Item #4 above in the Derby Rules.    

Q9)  Do I have to enter my miles after every ride or can I lump them together?  You can enter multiple rides at one time, however, to be fair to other participants, mileage must be entered no later than 7 days following the ride.  Miles submitted greater than 7 days following your ride will not be accepted into competition.


For up to date information on the Distance Derby, consider joining the Distance Derby Google Group.  Sign up here!  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/distancederby .  (This group was also used for Distance Derby 2012 so you will see information about this year's competition between now and the end of the year and you are welcome to join in the chat.)


Questions may be submitted to DISTANCE DERBY EMAIL  or in the comments section below.  

16 comments:

  1. How often is the leader board updated?

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    1. I update it every Sunday about 10:00 pm
      Diane

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    2. So did we get many miles in this past week. The snow was pretty but cold and dangerous to ride in.

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  2. Had about 8 people who rode :-) Not bad for a snowy week :-)
    Diane

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    1. And another snowy day today.

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  3. So is the Distance Derby page going to be updated? It wasn't done this past Sunday the 24th

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  4. Question: I have a number of camping/riding trips planned for 2013...if I can't get to wifi to upload miles within a week on those times do I just lose those miles? Some of our camping sites are pretty much out of touch with the world...if I give you a heads up ahead of time are you good with the miles maybe being a bit late?

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  5. Yes, no problem...just email me at distancederby @ gmail.com and let me know and then just post your miles when you get back :-)

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    1. Great! Thanks...is it just too dumb that I'm already planning that far ahead? LOL This derby thing is addictive!

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  6. How do I change my photo?

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  7. Can I add a horse to my team, since I rehomed one of the ones that was in training? And now I have another one in training and may get to ride some this summer on her.

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  8. yes, just let me know which team number and send your new picture to distancederby @ gmail.com and I will update it for you :-)

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  9. I was team 88, can I be added back to the list. I don't want to list why but had some personal reasons and was unable to mark my rides for awhile. Thank you. RuthAnn Gossett- Marufarms.

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  10. RuthAnn, I added you back, but you can't post any miles between when you were dropped and today. Sorry you had personal problems :-( If you need to stop posting again, please post that you want to be put on hold. Glad things are better now and can ride and post.

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  11. Some folks have asked me(very nicely!) about my mileage, as they can not see any of my posts past August 5. Can you let people know that they must click on "Load more..." to additional posts. Thank you!

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  12. How can I send you a photo? I tried the address listed: : distnacederby@gmail.com , but it bounced.

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Sorry to have to add the word verification. The spammers are hitting this site hard!