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    New question here. AES: Picketpost Results posted!!

    We're coming up on two weeks until this event. There seems to be a good deal of interest in this one, so which route are you doing? I'll be lining up for the Pulverizer (81) at 5am to see if I can make it through.

    I'm still on the fence re: camping out, probably leaning that way, but I only live 45 mins from the trailhead. Hmmm.

    Depending on my finishing time, I may be camping out after the race!!

    Speaking of after the race, don't forget your camping chairs, food, beverages of choice. Hang out, stay a while and root on the other finishers.

    I'll have a sign-in sheet for both routes, please sign in, then put down your finishing time when complete. Hopefully not too many DNF's!!

    Don't forget there will be a roughly 2 mile neutral rollout on singletrack heading north out of the parking lot to an open area where the riders will re-group. Timer will start there, so take note. **There are rancher gates along the route, if you can't see a rider behind you, please close the gate**

    Good luck out there, ride strong, be safe & have fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    We're coming up on two weeks until this event. There seems to be a good deal of interest in this one, so which route are you doing? I'll be lining up for the Pulverizer (81) at 5am to see if I can make it through.

    I'm still on the fence re: camping out, probably leaning that way, but I only live 45 mins from the trailhead. Hmmm.

    Depending on my finishing time, I may be camping out after the race!!

    Speaking of after the race, don't forget your camping chairs, food, beverages of choice. Hang out, stay a while and root on the other finishers.

    I'll have a sign-in sheet for both routes, please sign in, then put down your finishing time when complete. Hopefully not too many DNF's!!

    Don't forget there will be a roughly 2 mile neutral rollout on singletrack heading north out of the parking lot to an open area where the riders will re-group. Timer will start there, so take note. **There are rancher gates along the route, if you can't see a rider behind you, please close the gate**

    Good luck out there, ride strong, be safe & have fun!!
    In for (and dreading some of) the 81. Doubt I'm hanging out after, after that long of a day I'll probably be on the Hemmele stagger-to-your-vehicle-and-pass-out recovery system.

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    I'm in for the 50. I plan to stay for some post ride fun. Beer for sure and not sure if my family is going to come (wife said she is going to make a crock pot meal if she does) or if I bring a small grill. If I bring the grill I will let everyone know and you all can feel free to use it. Looking forward to the ride and getting Punished.
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    I am in for the Punisher. It has been fun training for the longer distances. Big thanks to everyone that has created the series and makes this happen.

    Definetely in for a few beers and what not after the race.

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    Couldn't agree more. I've learned so much about myself, nutrition, logistics etc etc its been a lot of fun. I hope it can all come together. Its also been a good excuse for getting some bike stuff. This is my maintenance week, new shifter cables, brake pads, fork oil change etc. Should be good to go come race day.

    And a big thanks to everyone for putting up with all my questions especially John. Whether you know it or not you have been a mentor for me throughout out this process, so Thanks again.
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    Re: AES: Picketpost Rollcall!! 50 or 81?? Who's IN?

    I'm on board for the 50. Probably stay a bit after too.

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    I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but I'm doing the 50.
    After doing that recon ride it is clear that I'm not where I need to be in order to survive the 81. Committing to 18 or more hours takes a certain mindset that I just don't have this early in the season.

    Much respect to those who even attempt it.

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    I'm in for the 50! I may stay a little after depending on my finish time. It looks like I only have 2 weeks to train though... GAAAAH!!!

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    Arturo, it looks like you're off the hook for hosting duties since Jeff will be there!!!

    Jeff, I thought we were going to be back of the bus partners for this one!! Thanks a lot, that almost guarantees a DFL finish for me. I can't keep up with Steve unless I sabotage his bike or swap out a burrito I've had on my counter for a couple of days.
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    yeah, sorry about that. I'm just not mentally ready for an 18+ hour bus ride. And you know that the mental part is huge in something like this.

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    I may crash the 50, I may have bikepack bags on, I may have party favors...

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    In for the 50. You guys are scaring me with the packing gear talk. Are we talking a longer ride on this than the prescott monstercross?

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    In for the 50. I'm very much itchin' to see the river, but a 2-day bikepacking trip just feels like a more appropriate way to accomplish that.

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    Stagger Mr. G? I was staggering with "style"! Yeah! This one will hurt but hopefully the final downhill will mean no staggering; just coasting!
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    I'm in...status of knee rehab will determine the distance. I will try my darndest to come in within 10 hours of Raybum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Stagger Mr. G? I was staggering with "style"! Yeah! This one will hurt but hopefully the final downhill will mean no staggering; just coasting!
    seeing as how there's at least one picture of you on the interwebs with a popped collar, maybe I meant swagger? I'm patiently awaiting MC Hemmele's cell phone shot music video "(I got that) SS Swagger"

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    Not me, although I had hoped to make it. between weddings and kid stuff my weekends are filled up. I hope to ride the route solo some time this winter. Looking forward to hearing your reports!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    seeing as how there's at least one picture of you on the interwebs with a popped collar, maybe I meant swagger? I'm patiently awaiting MC Hemmele's cell phone shot music video "(I got that) SS Swagger"
    I'm considering rolling the 81 with a popped collar and maybe a velvet robe.
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    In for da fity.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Count me out. Knee says no effing way.
    But... hope you guys have tons of good ol sufferin' fun. (And Raybum...don't let the catclaw catch on your robe!
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    AES Stickers

    If you do come out, bring a buck and get, not one, but two AES stickers. Be the coolest kid on your block

    AES: Picketpost Rollcall!! 50 or 81?? Who's IN?-img_0385.jpg

    If you can't make it to the race, you can always send a SASE to:
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    When strategically used they can completely replace your patch kit, eliminate cable rub, or cover unsightly holes in your clothing caused by catclaw. Wowie zowie!

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    Im gonna use them to keep my collar from popping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Im gonna use them to keep my collar from popping.
    I'm going to use them as brake pads.
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    Trying not to newb-out too hard, but can someone talk about water on the 50? Map looks like the track crosses the highway so maybe it's a figure 8? Or not? Is there Any way to resupply and water-up mid-race on the 50 is the whole race on one pack?

    Thanks.

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    There is water resupply options in the town of Superior. About mile 36 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    Trying not to newb-out too hard, but can someone talk about water on the 50? Map looks like the track crosses the highway so maybe it's a figure 8? Or not? Is there Any way to resupply and water-up mid-race on the 50 is the whole race on one pack?

    Thanks.
    There's water available around mile 38 in Superior. The upper portion does cross over itself a couple of times before heading east towards Superior.
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    The only places you'll find water are Superior and the Gila (for the brave souls doing the big loop).

    The trail does cross a couple of times. Look at it in Topofusion or some other gps program to see how it goes.

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    I think you hit Superior mile 35 or so

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    Out of curiousity, how many people have registered so far, and how many total do you expect for each distance?

    I wish there was a way to make some stupid beer bets. This is my first event, so I am not sure. Any ideas?

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    I bet that I will drink beer if I finish or not.
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    There are about 40 people signed up. 39 doing the short course and only steveland doing the long one.
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    Alright, lets try some bracket racing. You post up what you think your finishing time will be. Closest to your time plus or minus gets a 40 of Mickeys, or a 12 oz IPA on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHigh View Post
    Alright, lets try some bracket racing. You post up what you think your finishing time will be. Closest to your time plus or minus gets a 40 of Mickeys, or a 12 oz IPA on me.
    I like the bet but not the prize, there will be plenty of beer.
    How about those that want to play, pitch in few dollars and winner gets an AES jersey paid for. Predict your time but you have to finish in the top five or so, otherwise people can just drag out their times to fit their prediction.

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    Sounds cool for someone that can run in the top 5. How about the rest of us. The beer bet is nice because it is not enough for folks to sand bag thier time. It is not really about the prize, just fun.

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    BTW, I don't know if I can even finish a 40 anymore, back in the day two Mickeys, King Cobra, Old Milwaukee, Colt... got me going, now I would probably pass out 20 oz in to it.

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    I don't really know if one wants to finish a Mickey's 40. It is more for street cred and attitude when you roll with a Mickeys. I like to make bets with them as it is absurd, and brings you back to college days when it was a good option.

    I am doing the race with Douger. I am thinking we will do it in 8:05. That is a stretch on training pace, but I think race day will cut an hour off. I need to get his buy in on the time too. maybe I can win my own beer?

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    Is it bad luck to predict a time?
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    Seriuosly? What else might be bad luck?

    We riding mountain bike or playing baseball?

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    Time goals can be fun, but don't let it rule the day. Stay on route, cross the finish line and crack that beer....you earned it. I have no idea how long the 81 route will take. I'll be curious to see if my car is the last one there when I roll in!! The more I think about the route, the faster I get in my mind!! 14-17 hrs??

    First things first, I need to have a functioning bike!! Picked up parts/supplies y'day, just need some time to work on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    In for (and dreading some of) the 81. Doubt I'm hanging out after, after that long of a day I'll probably be on the Hemmele stagger-to-your-vehicle-and-pass-out recovery system.
    that's his post-strip club walk.
    I got kids soccer on Sat, but will be riding on Sunday. Would greatly appreciate if all of you clear out the catclaw on my behalf.
    Have a good ride everyone and be safe.

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    We will see what the trail gods think of your arrogance.

    Of course I'm kidding. 8:50


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    13 hours for the 81. Barring tire issues, mtn lion attacks, and mental breakdowns.
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    Re: AES: Picketpost Rollcall!! 50 or 81?? Who's IN?

    Not interested in the prize but looking at 9.5 to 10 hrs on the 50.

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    Short Course!

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    I signed up for the short course. Not sure on time, hopefully by the time the long course people (person?) are done

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    I'm doing the 50 and am bringing lights. Goal is to finish before Ray finishes the 81. And that's a stretch goal.

    Will be bringing some refreshments and probably snacks for all - from AES jersey sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb View Post
    I'm doing the 50 and am bringing lights. Goal is to finish before Ray finishes the 81. And that's a stretch goal.

    Will be bringing some refreshments and probably snacks for all - from AES jersey sales.
    Yeah I'm feeling like back of the bus material. For various reasons I've been off my MTB and doing almost entirely road rides the past month - went out this morning for a quick ride and felt totally off my game.
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    I cannot be there this weekend.....I have a date with Two Guys & a Truck.

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    I have a ton of individual bags of assorted potato chips left over from an HOA block party that I can bring. I figure the salt might be a welcome post ride treat for everyone.
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