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IB Tracks

Published on May 15, 2006 by

So good times in the IB last night. Nothing like having to plant my bike in the snow like an ice axe allowing me to traverse a 45+ degree snow slope… It was very interesting to see 4×4 truck tracks above the “No bikes allowed” signs in the IB…
Dara was there and I loved it all.

Anyway… hope you are riding your bikes and getting stoked for the Shaking uer ass race and the Whirled championships of AZ… Backcountry singletrack, backcountry singletrack, and backcountry singletrack and more backcountry singletrack……………… peace out and here is to your inner mother of god.

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hole to hump

Published on May 6, 2006 by

Here is a note from Sieberto about a little event he is putting on. The hole to hump run from the Grand Canyon bottom to the top of Humphrey’s peak. I may do his little event but I will need a mtn. bike to get from the canyon rim over to the Kachina peaks. To those who would hump the hole way with only feet… well then cheers to you.

hey troy,
could you put a shout out to everyone to give them a heads up about the “hole to hump” run. phantom ranch, november 4th at high noon, will be the start. finish will be at humphrey’s peak. full moon is on the fifth. this is to be all self supported. people should bring some sort of water purifier and a sleeping bag/bivy, to keep safe. plan on about two days to complete. more details will be forthcoming.
thanks amigo,

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Shakin’ Uer ASS Information

Published on May 4, 2006 by

Look screen right for some info. on the Shakin’ Uer ASS (SYA) race…
this race comes highly recommended and just may change you… kinda like a new tool cd. Wish I could have scored a ticket for their show this Saturday at my alma mater’s gammage auditorium.

speaking of a band that makes you thinnnnkkkk. I am thinking and asking myself why we humans have made our modern world into this… Even we in flagstaff pass dumb ass laws that angle towards fascism.

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AZT300 Results

Published on April 24, 2006 by

Email from the epic-adventure-rider Scott Morris:

Arizona Trail 300 Results
Start: April 14, 2006, 9am
Race website: http://www.topofusion.com/azt/race.php

1. Scott Morris (AZ), 2 days, 16 hours, 57 minutes (64 hours, 57 minutes)
2. Kevin Gillest (CO), 3 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes (81 hours, 49 minutes)

Did not finish:

Eric Lashinsky (CO), (Freeman Road, mile 250)
Lee Blackwell (AZ), (Oracle Ridge, mile 185)
Rudi Nadler (AZ), (Redington Pass, mile 150)
Cliff Walker (CA), (Tucson, mile 130)


As this is the first year of the race, the winning time is also the course record.

Both Rudi Nadler and Cliff Walker rode single speed bikes. Rudi’s was a fixed gear.

Weather conditions were very good. Clouds and high winds protected racers from searing heat on the first day. The rest of the weekend featured surprisingly cool temperatures, making water consumption less of an issue.

Trail conditions were another story. Some portions were lightning fast and clear of overgrowth (a huge problem on the Arizona Trail), but other trails were in worse shape than ever (e.g. Oracle Ridge, Alamo Canyon). Downed trees, fire caused erosion, boulders and hike-a-bike were a constant challenge.

Big thanks to everyone that came out to test the waters on this very experimental race! If you have pictures or a story to tell, please share here. I am working on my writeup.

The AZT 300 will return Spring 2007! I hope more people will be able to experience the brutality and adventure that is the Arizona Trail.

-Scott Morris

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Blair’s bday

Published on April 20, 2006 by

Today is the birthday of epicrider, Blair Foust. Happy 4/20 birthday Blair! By the way he won the last Shakin’ Ur Ass race in 2004. The 2006 SYA is on June 3-4. Look for more details and maps in the next few weeks.

Squealer sure was a good time. The older I get the less inhibitions I have about showing my “kooky side”… well at least around people on bicycles! My “racer side” had less fun with a slow leak, a mini-pump arm-pump 10 minute flat-change, and two crashes… but hay that is National Trail and you must have your A-Game flying just to ride that trail. My wonderful wife did great, shaving 4 minutes off her course record! She beat my best time by 30 seconds! I wear the pants but she wears the crown!

Welp the coconino cycle has sat around long enough – time for a new fork, new front caliper and some 9-speed adjustment.
Yesterday I did some bikes and bouldering with the Borlings and torqued out my shoulder. WTF. And now Murdock is coming up for some climbing this weekend. Well at least I can belay.

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