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    New AES race

    We had to discontinue the BCT race due to the requirement that we get permits/insurance for our little shindig. Given that AES has no budget, we could not afford such things.

    So, John and Ray (who both like to come up with wacky ideas) put together the newest AES race - The Picketpost Punisher.
    7 Picketpost Punisher | Arizona Endurance Series

    This one will have 50 mile (sane) and 81 mile (wtf) options. As always, registration will open a month before the race, but it is not too early to start thinking about it.

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    So it looks like a combination of the AZT stuff Freeskier recently rode north of 60 and the more familiar southern stuff?

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    That's right.

    The stuff north of the trailhead is going to need some trimming. When it gets cooler we'll get out there to work on the catclaw a bit.

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    Nice....the BCT ride was my least favorite anyways.

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    Looks like a good time. I really want to see the AZT north of PP.
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    Sounds too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner View Post
    Sounds too hard.
    Puh-leez... if you'd ride once in a while, it wouldn't be so hard...
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner View Post
    Sounds too hard.
    which means that you approve.

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    I hope this will work with the schedule. Never done and event this long before. Thanks to the AES folks for putting this together.

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    I have 4 months to talk myself into the 81 miler, I need to get out there & pre-ride some of those 4x4 roads!!

    8100' for the short course & 14700' for the long according to Topofusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    I have 4 months to talk myself into the 81 miler, I need to get out there & pre-ride some of those 4x4 roads!!

    8100' for the short course & 14700' for the long according to Topofusion.
    I'll do it if you do it.

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    I'm in! Yaaaaay! My first AES event.

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    When I first heard about this I thought the options were going to be:

    1)PP to the river and back
    2)PP to Kelvin TH and back



    Not sure which is worse/better...
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    Freeskier better bring a tent for the WTF option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    I have 4 months to talk myself into the 81 miler, I need to get out there & pre-ride some of those 4x4 roads!!

    8100' for the short course & 14700' for the long according to Topofusion.
    It would be nice to have a large group on the trail pushing 80 - I don't want to die alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    I have 4 months to talk myself into the 81 miler, I need to get out there & pre-ride some of those 4x4 roads!!

    8100' for the short course & 14700' for the long according to Topofusion.
    I'm in for the 80. Anyone else already feel their legs burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markphx View Post
    I'll do it if you do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjwmtnbiker View Post
    Freeskier better bring a tent for the WTF option!
    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    It would be nice to have a large group on the trail pushing 80 - I don't want to die alone.
    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    I'm in for the 80. Anyone else already feel their legs burning?
    Jeez, the peer pressure is building. Look on the bright side fellas, if I do the 81 mile version at least you know you'll finish ahead of at least one rider. RJ, I don't need no stinkin' tent, lights...yes, tent NO!! Funny guy. Wait, maybe I should bring a tent and just ride to the start from home.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    Jeez, the peer pressure is building. Look on the bright side fellas, if I do the 81 mile version at least you know you'll finish ahead of at least one rider. RJ, I don't need no stinkin' tent, lights...yes, tent NO!! Funny guy. Wait, maybe I should bring a tent and just ride to the start from home.....
    You in definitely or tentatively?

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    RJ won't need a tent, but will need a full face helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    You in definitely or tentatively?
    indefinitely


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    A full face might be a good idea after my recent face-plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwmtnbiker View Post
    A full face might be a good idea after my recent face-plant.
    Hope you're ok, man!

    So are we going to see you in FF now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Puh-leez... if you'd ride once in a while, it wouldn't be so hard...
    Jerk.

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    So... if you sign up for the 80 but get to the short course/long course turning point and then decide to do 50 instead... is that a DNF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    So... if you sign up for the 80 but get to the short course/long course turning point and then decide to do 50 instead... is that a DNF?
    Yes.

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