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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...
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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.
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    Freeskier better bring a tent for the WTF option!
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    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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    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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    What if you sign up for the 50 and end up doing 80 instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    What if you sign up for the 50 and end up doing 80 instead?
    I will put you with the 80 as "finisher" with an asterisk that says you decided to change to the 8-0 b/c you were having so much FUN! Your time will be listed in order of finish, just with that little * next to it. That's it.

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    C'mon Bart, that's the 'easy' way out!! I'll probably commit to the 81, but if I'm not feeling it after 50, then I guess a DNF was in the cards. It's nice to see who plans on doing the 81 beforehand, I don't have any doubt that you could do it. I know I can do it, but how long is it going to take me??? Well after dark I'm sure.
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    That Bart guy is such a sandbagger...don't let him fool you!
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    I 2nd that Sandbagger comment. Polish Power.

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    This city slicker can ride, but one major mechanical out in the desert and I will be looking for John and his tent.

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    Jeff, Nancy and I went out for some water scouting on the lower loop of the 50 miler last weekend, here's the skinny.

    AES site has been updated with a new start time for the 81 miler and a waypoint file for the water sources.
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    I can't wait until I am physically ready for these. I will be there though. Keep the light on for me!
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    Good stuff, John. So is the Circle K about 40 miles in to the race?
    That would be perfect... if I can't secure any water at that point - good option for a return to parking lot on the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    I can't wait until I am physically ready for these. I will be there though. Keep the light on for me!
    It's more mental than physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    Jeff, Nancy and I went out for some water scouting on the lower loop of the 50 miler last weekend, here's the skinny.

    AES site has been updated with a new start time for the 81 miler and a waypoint file for the water sources.
    Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    Good stuff, John. So is the Circle K about 40 miles in to the race?
    That would be perfect... if I can't secure any water at that point - good option for a return to parking lot on the highway.
    Yeah, about mile 37. Kind of cool to have a convenient re-supply point close to the route. It'll definitely change my strategy for water/food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    Yeah, about mile 37. Kind of cool to have a convenient re-supply point close to the route. It'll definitely change my strategy for water/food.
    absolutely, midpoint opportunity for food and hydration refill helps with weight management

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