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Published on May 28, 2006 by

Rode up near 10,000 feet to check out my new light-weight 32 degree 1-pound bad and 1-pound thermarest. Only problem is that we (Gnome, Blair, Josh included) drank some whiskey and wine. So after my (maybeMoreThan) fairshare I FoundMySelf at around 3 in the morning with a uninflated thermarest on rocks and coverd with an unzipped sleeping bag and shivering my ass off… Maybe a sober gear test will be in order next time!
Anyway I really loved laying there cold as shit listing to the wind whip through the trees. I could see/feel/taste the non-linear ‘chaos’ of wind in my mindsEyeBall. Claro! Tranquelo aqui!

pic from goochmonster Thanks to Gooch for the pic.

Anyway I am going to now go ride allDay and skip that whiteTrashParty at Bensons.
Man I love the new tool CD – 10,000 days. Love their last 3 CDs actually…

Below are supposed quotes of MJK of tool…

I think psychedelics play a major part in what we do, but having said that, I feel that if somebody’s going to experiment with those things they really need to educate themselves about them. People just taking the chemicals and diving in without having any kind of preparation about what they’re about to experience tend to have no frame of reference, so they’re missing everything flying by and all these new perspectives. It’s just a waste. They reach a little bit of spiritual enlightenment, but they end up going, ‘Well, now I need that drug to get back there again.’ The trick is to use the drugs once to get there, and maybe spend the next ten years trying to get back there without the drug.

Genesis 1:1–“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God.” In the original Aramaic text, that word was Yahweh or Jehovah, which means light and love. We’ve twisted it to mean this guy with a beard passing judgement, but it’s not. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Love and Light; infinite, unconditional, and without judgement. At that point you can pretty much close the book, you know?

Think I will have to go check out MJKs vinyard near Page Springs, AZ and buy some wine.

 
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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,
b

 
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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)

Notes:

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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