Query results for Rider #68 (Faubel, Melinda)
Checkpoint Status Time Mileage
Checkpoint Status Time Mileage
Information generated 7/24/10 9:28:12 am
Robie Park Departed 7/24/10 5:15 am
Lyon Ridge Arrived 7/24/10 8:52 am 21.5 miles
(Almost a 1/4 of the way....hang tough Mel and Farley!)
Totally off topic but since I'm NOT riding today and fixated on the Tevis (a heart burning desire of mine though I've yet to crack 30 miles with a sane horse), so I'm living vicariously through Mel today and have a project here at home. HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT- SEMI-HOMEMADE BATH SOAP- and HOME MADE SHAMPOO. A friend at work has been making her own laundry detergent for a couple of years, costs a few cents per load to use and the recipe is easy, low chemical (compared to commercial brands) and clothes look great! The recipe makes 3 gallons, and you use 1/2-1 cup per load. Since I also like to make my own bath soap I had baby powder scented oil which I added a very small amount to the pail and it smells lovely. Currently it is curing in a bucket on the washer. As I mentioned I like to make soap from an olive oil base, but I am experimenting today. Not sure the experiment will work....but it is cooking on the stove as I type here. The base I'm trying is Ivory Soap 3/$1.00 from my local Kroger. I grated it and will remelt (I hope) on stove top. Now a sane person would say didn't you already have a bar of soap? Well yes I did, but!!! The addition of virgin olive oil, organic aloe vera gel, and scented oil should I hope make a new exciting bar of soap. Not sure how it will turn out, but I'll keep you posted. I like for scents to match when I bath, and where can you find shampoo, bath soap, and laundry detergent that all smell the same? I'm also very chemical sensitive and can't tolerate heavy perfumes, so I can create a scent that is light.
Off to stir...then I'll come back and check on Mel's progress :)
I'm back! Mel's still at Lyon's ridge or someplace in between I'm hoping.
The re-made soap looks like it is going to set up fine. We will have three bars of "sage and citrus" for my hubby, and three bars of "baby powder scent" for me. I put his into my cylinder soap mold, and hand shaped mine like hamburger patties :) I want to see which sets into the better bar for use.
The shampoo looks good. I made a bottle for Phebes too using the sage and citrus scent, and a castille liquid base. Mine is baby powdered scent and I will try it out tomorrow.
Now I'm going to scurry back onto the net and see what kind of lovely recipes I can find for dishsoap, and glass cleaner.
Mel has reached RED STAR RIDGE
Red Star Ridge Departed 7/24/10 10:33 am 28.5 miles
As Mel continues on her ride of dreams....I gave both dogs a bath in the homemade shampoo. It lathered well, rinsed out easily, and they smell citrusy GOOD! Doug's molded soap indeed did turn out better than my handshaped bars, so I know how I want to do it in the future. Checked on my laundry detergent and it is turned into a nice gel form, just like---well---laundry detergent. Now I have to find some empty jugs from someone to funnel it into. The next test will be in how well does it wash clothes but I expect to have no issues with that because of the ingredients, it is almost a "gimmee" that it will work. Baked a turkey meatloaf for Doug's supper, and cut up fresh cumcumbers and onions chilling in vinegar, salt, pepper, and a dash of sugar in the fridge. Then I took a break and watched TABOO. OMG! There are some terribly sick puppies out in our world (no offense to the better dog world intended) and while I sat I decided to bead Maggie Mae (the rat terrier mix) a new doggy necklace with bells. Maggie doesn't come on the recall and is often underfoot causing near "HONEY I've FALLEN & I CAN'T GET UP" episodes. Her necklace will make her position / location KNOWN.
Now to finish up supper. Sending all kinds of positive joo ju westward....
UPATE ON MEL:
She's made it to Robinson flat! And departed Robinson Flat!!! Rider #68 (Faubel, Melinda)
Robinson Flat Arrived 7/24/10 11:30 am
Robinson Flat Departed 7/24/10 12:36 pm
36 miles down...just keep on...keeping on :)
Meanwhile...supper has been cooked, and eaten (and it was GOOD). Turkey meatloaf, baked potato, garden green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Dishes done, and time to put the laundry detergent into containers. We had a number of plastic pails with lids out in the barn, Doug brought those in and I washed them and put my GRANNY'S BEST LAUNDRY DETERGENT in them. Exactly three gallons. Of course I had to test it so a load of sheets are just now spinning out in the washer. My dogs are dry from their baths and the fur is super soft and they smell so good!
HERALDIC is in the lead at the 60 mile point having departed El Dorado Creek checkpoint!
Oh I wish I was there.
SOME INTERESTING things about the front runners:
Heraldic and Logistic(this horse is currently seventh place as I checked the stats)
are both Patron grandsons and Statistic sons. (give me some of that bloodline woo wee!). LD Monique (currently in fourth place) is also a Patron grandgetB.
Patron was a Russion bred, three times Dutch National Champion and the sire of *Padron; US, Canadian and Dutch National Champion Stallion.Patron also sired *Abdullahhh, 1981 World Champion Stallion; and *Napitok, Canadian National Champion. Seems this line is incredible for tough endurance arabians as well .
BACK TO MEL
Mel is HALFWAY THERE!
Last Chance Arrived 7/24/10 2:40 pm
Last Chance Departed 7/24/10 2:46 pm 50 MILES.
Saying a little cosmic prayer for Mel and Farley.
They are still going....they have departed Deadwood at 4:21 pm 55 miles
It is 9:03 my time and HERALDIC is now one minute behind the front runner, Shannon Constanti,LR Bold Greyson who Departed Foresthill 7/24/10 5:02 pm at 68 miles. It will be hard to head off to my world of dreams and leave the Tevis behind. When I open my eyes in the morning people will have lived their dream, or met a humbling circumstance. But they all are winners, in that they PURSUE that dream, and live it. A non-horse person does not understand it, and a non-endurance person does not get the magic, the tremendous athletic effort these horse and riders put into this endeavor. To all of you...I get it, and I'm cheering you on, and off to dream of Tevis. ~E.G. (who will say a final prayer for my far away friend Melinda Faubel #68 who has just reached Michigan Bluff 62.5 miles, only 38 more to go girls!).
SUNDAY I'm up at 3:30 AM had to know...Heraldic has once again won the TEVIS
Mel and Farley are still on the Tevis Course: 79 MILES completed. Departed Cal-27/24/10 10:18 pm (21 more to go I'm teary, rooting them on...gonna need coffee soon).
Mel and Farley they have reached the River Crossing, 88 miles in, 12 more to go. God Speed. They are right in front of Karen C. and Bo.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association