48/10 question

#1
I have been planning the 48/10. But I am a little confused ( my term) in one description it says " In 10 Days" 240 hours I assume. In another area it states in LESS than 10 days ie...216 hours or less. I would like clarification. I know I should just email MK but I figure he's really busy....lol
 

Ira

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I have been planning the 48/10. But I am a little confused ( my term) in one description it says " In 10 Days" 240 hours I assume. In another area it states in LESS than 10 days ie...216 hours or less. I would like clarification. I know I should just email MK but I figure he's really busy....lol
"Less than 10 days" does not mean 216 hours or less. Two hundred sixteen hours is 9 days. Would you not agree that 9 days and 1 hour is still less than 10 days? So is 9 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds. That one second is the difference between "less than 10 days" and "10 days or less".

Ira Agins
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Marc11

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#9
I didnt expect to debate perspective but....<10 does not = 10. So, ì asked for clarification. I thank you kindly
Perhaps you're being a bit too literal, but as you see now it's 10 days or less. Or perhaps it would be clearer if it read "within 10 days".
 
#11
The question has been answered. But your condescending sarcasm has been well taken. If you must know my plans, and ability to plan, i just hope to have an extra day to spend with my sister, who has blood cancer.
But thank you for being so kind and helpful.
 

Stephen!

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#12
"condescending sarcasm"? :rolleyes: There has been nothing but helpful answers here. Especially considering how less-than-clear you were with leaving out references to the pages that were confusing you.
 

kwthom

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I know...aged posting...

I have been planning the 48/10. But I am a little confused ( my term) in one description it says " In 10 Days" 240 hours I assume. In another area it states in LESS than 10 days ie...216 hours or less. I would like clarification.
Just to let the OP know, I made the same query in a different LD-riding-specific mail list a few years ago, as I was planning mine.

Despite having 9 days, 23:59:59 to complete the ride, my planned duration was 8 days, 23:59:59 for the ride, which was successful.
 
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