• 10-22-2012
    waltaz
    Save the Date - 7th Annual Quadruple Bypass!
    The traditional weekend for the Quad is the weekend between the NFL Championship Games and the Super Bowl. For 2013, this is January 26/27, so we'll plan on Saturday, Jan. 26th!

    Note that the AES Antelope Peak Challenge is on Sat, Feb. 2nd, so no conflict this year!!

    Deanna and I are going to up the hospitality this year...kind of like when I was injured two years ago. We're not going to ride; rather, we'll "host", with an "aid" stop at the bottom of Sunrise, and some refreshments and goodies post-race.

    More details to follow, but in the meantime, search for "Quadruple Bypass" in the thread titles in the AZ forum, and you'll find droves of info.

    Hope to see you there!!

    Walt and De' :thumbsup:
  • 10-22-2012
    schillingsworth
    Count me IN. Need a little redemption from last year's DNF. I don't even like typing those letters.
  • 10-23-2012
    Maadjurguer
    I'm going to run this backwards....and then throw in a bit of nipple twisting just to keep it interesting......can I still drink your beer?
  • 10-23-2012
    dtownmtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    Count me IN. Need a little redemption from last year's DNF. I don't even like typing those letters.

    Better than DNS. :)


    If I survive the Antelope Peak Challenge, then this will be my first "official" quad. Looking forward to it
  • 10-23-2012
    waltaz
    Jeff, the Quad is the week before the APC...great tuneup for you!


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  • 10-23-2012
    dtownmtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Jeff, the Quad is the week before the APC...great tuneup for you!


    eh, so I should drink my coffee BEFORE posting on MTBR.

    Before is even better. Looking forward to it.
  • 10-23-2012
    CoyoteKis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    I'm going to run this backwards....and then throw in a bit of nipple twisting just to keep it interesting......can I still drink your beer?

    Depends on whose nipples you're twisting. Your own, or Walt's.

    Of course you can drink our beer. But non-participants only get Bud Light Lime. ;-)
  • 10-23-2012
    AZ_AlanS
    What is the plan to deal with the Hidden Hills gate now that they have closed access through their little exclusive community?
  • 10-23-2012
    cookiedough
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    But non-participants only get Bud Light Lime. ;-)

    Yikes, that's pretty harsh. But I'd say effective ;o)
  • 10-23-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AZ_AlanS View Post
    What is the plan to deal with the Hidden Hills gate now that they have closed access through their little exclusive community?

    Something like: Take the horse path under the road to the old dirt road and HAB up into a different neighborhood to Eagle Ridge Drive, and over to the dirt road that connects to Sonoran.

    Or...
  • 10-23-2012
    Maadjurguer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cookiedough View Post
    Yikes, that's pretty harsh. But I'd say effective ;o)

    VERY effective.....I'll be twisting my own nipples....no one does it better than I:D
  • 10-23-2012
    Phillbo
    Storm the gate !!
  • 10-23-2012
    stevland
    If we're slow enough and you've sampled enough refreshments battering ram shuttle service into Hidden Hills should be an easy sell.
  • 10-23-2012
    CoyoteKis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cookiedough View Post
    Yikes, that's pretty harsh. But I'd say effective ;o)

    On more levels than the obvious.
    The residents of Hidden Hills will never notice the two-wheeled rebels invading their land, because the fixation will be on the drunk guy running backwards giving himself a Nipple Gripple.

    Perfect!
  • 10-23-2012
    AZ_AlanS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    On more levels than the obvious.
    The residents of Hidden Hills will never notice the two-wheeled rebels invading their land, because the fixation will be on the drunk guy running backwards giving himself a Nipple Gripple.

    Perfect!

    Can't decide if I want to participate in the ride or just hang out at Hidden Hills. Either way I'm putting this one on my calendar.
  • 10-23-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    Another awesome quad, wow!
  • 10-23-2012
    CoyoteKis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AZ_AlanS View Post
    Can't decide if I want to participate in the ride or just hang out at Hidden Hills. Either way I'm putting this one on my calendar.

    Come for either, or a combination of both! That's what's great about the Quad- it can be anything you want to make it. We'll have fun and support from start to finish, with food and beer at all.
  • 10-23-2012
    Dag Nabbit
    In for the win. And by win, I mean finish. Bike broke on the APC last year and ended up DNS. So yeah, I'd rather have the DNF.
  • 10-23-2012
    latedropbob
    I've been thinking of this for the last 2 years...maybe this could be the year.
  • 10-24-2012
    AZ_AlanS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by latedropbob View Post
    I've been thinking of this for the last 2 years...maybe this could be the year.

    Lets do it Bob. I always seem to find an excuse to not participate in this adventure, maybe this is the one. Can you install one of these on your shuttle van to open the Hidden Hills gate for us?
  • 10-24-2012
    stevland
    And as pictured, please ferociously wield a slice of pizza. You gotta let HH residents know you're serious
  • 10-25-2012
    CoyoteKis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    And as pictured, please ferociously wield a slice of pizza. You gotta let HH residents know you're serious

    That's the weapon of choice to point at the N, Scottsdale women. They run screaming if you flash carbs' of any kind. Chicken wings, and hell, they fall straight into a dead faint. :thumbsup:
  • 10-25-2012
    FATTRAXX
    I'm in,
    I couldn't make last year due to scheduling,looking forward to this year.
  • 10-26-2012
    azdog
    Gonna try and make it this year too. Maybe I can conjure up some other rowdy downhillers to spin for the day.
  • 10-26-2012
    dsittman
    Will the "Quad Bird's Nest" be located at a good bail-out point? I'm not manly-man enough to finish, but a double (I think that's what it would be? Sorry not familiar with the route or trails) along with post game refreshments would be a killer day for me. Singlespeed just might kill me even before that anyways but it'll give me somethin to shoot for.
  • 10-26-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dsittman View Post
    Will the "Quad Bird's Nest" be located at a good bail-out point? I'm not manly-man enough to finish, but a double (I think that's what it would be? Sorry not familiar with the route or trails) along with post game refreshments would be a killer day for me. Singlespeed just might kill me even before that anyways but it'll give me somethin to shoot for.

    Gonna do a nice "aid station" at the bottom of Sunrise, which is after three of the bypasses. That's a good bail point, if you want to skip the dirt road and final Windgate climb, and it will give you a Triple. A double would be bailing after coming down Bell, but we won't have anything set up yet.
  • 10-26-2012
    stevland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dsittman View Post
    Will the "Quad Bird's Nest" be located at a good bail-out point? I'm not manly-man enough to finish, but a double (I think that's what it would be? Sorry not familiar with the route or trails) along with post game refreshments would be a killer day for me. Singlespeed just might kill me even before that anyways but it'll give me somethin to shoot for.

    Speaking of SS, anyone know what gear Randy ran last year?
  • 10-26-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    Speaking of SS, anyone know what gear Randy ran last year?

    32x21 29er, IIRC...
  • 10-26-2012
    Raybum
    Yep, he did run a 32x21... you can grunt it out w a 20t, but a 21 is about perfect.
  • 10-29-2012
    phxrider
    I want to do this, I was going to this year but ended up having to move that weekend, guess I better start training :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 10-29-2012
    helimech
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Gonna try and make it this year too. Maybe I can conjure up some other rowdy downhillers to spin for the day.

    Maybe? Get lustforboyz in aswell?
  • 10-29-2012
    -Chainslap-
    I'm going to plan for this. Just to beat helimech...
  • 10-29-2012
    YT
    Alright! Always look forward to this one. Thanks Walt for organizing this every year. See you on said date.
  • 10-30-2012
    ECEGatorTuro
    I *MAY* consider trying this sufferfest for once. Maybe I can convince some of my buddies to tag along. Searching on here I came across this map and GPX file:

    Map: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.png
    GPX: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.gpx

    Is this the correct route? How are the climbs? Frankly I've only been to the McDowells once a few years back for an MTBR group ride (and had a blast!) and I'd like to check it out again. My longest ride is the ToWM 35-mile course so how would this compare to that?
  • 10-30-2012
    helimech
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by -Chainslap- View Post
    I'm going to plan for this. Just to beat helimech...

    Its not a race you younger, but try :eekster:.
  • 10-30-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro View Post
    I *MAY* consider trying this sufferfest for once. Maybe I can convince some of my buddies to tag along. Searching on here I came across this map and GPX file:

    Map: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.png
    GPX: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.gpx

    Is this the correct route? How are the climbs? Frankly I've only been to the McDowells once a few years back for an MTBR group ride (and had a blast!) and I'd like to check it out again. My longest ride is the ToWM 35-mile course so how would this compare to that?

    I'm not on my laptop, so I'm not seeing the GPX file, but the Quad is around 33 miles or so, and around 7000 feet of climbing. So similar in distance to the TOWM 35 course, but FAR more climbing, all of which is harder, longer and steeper that anything on that course. That said, it's doable, and there is always a "back of the bus" group that is out to survive it, and have a good time doing so!


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  • 10-30-2012
    Phillbo
    Yo Walt... No way in hell I could even consider this ride so if you need someone to assist with an 'aid station' along the route let me know.
  • 11-14-2012
    metalaficionado
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro View Post
    I *MAY* consider trying this sufferfest for once. Maybe I can convince some of my buddies to tag along. Searching on here I came across this map and GPX file:

    Map: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.png
    GPX: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Quadruple.gpx

    Is this the correct route? How are the climbs? Frankly I've only been to the McDowells once a few years back for an MTBR group ride (and had a blast!) and I'd like to check it out again. My longest ride is the ToWM 35-mile course so how would this compare to that?

    you are missing the loop on Pemberton
  • 11-21-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    you are missing the loop on Pemberton

    We don't do Pemberton on the Quad...


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  • 11-21-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Yo Walt... No way in hell I could even consider this ride so if you need someone to assist with an 'aid station' along the route let me know.

    Love to have you help, Phillbo!


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  • 12-27-2012
    waltaz
    Refreshing this as the Quad is a month out...more info to follow!


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  • 12-27-2012
    kenbentit
    So I should start training now? ;)
  • 12-27-2012
    stevland
    12 ounces at a time, Ken
  • 12-27-2012
    Erbbbb
    Sounds like fun, I'm going to try and make it out.
  • 12-27-2012
    helimech
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    So I should start training now? ;)

    I need to!!! Trying to get your other half in to do this ride, maybe.
  • 12-27-2012
    helimech
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Erbbbb View Post
    Sounds like fun, I'm going to try and make it out.

    On your SX trail :)? Or maybe a different Erbbb?
  • 12-27-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    So I should start training now? ;)

    Sandbagger...hehe!!


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  • 12-27-2012
    kenbentit
    I'll be sandbagging on my "Big" bike since it has 2 rings :yesnod: I do need to get an actual map of the route since I don't do STRAVA/GPS or any other sort of mapping. I'm the weird guy that still uses a paper map...
  • 12-28-2012
    waltaz
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    I'll be sandbagging on my "Big" bike since it has 2 rings :yesnod: I do need to get an actual map of the route since I don't do STRAVA/GPS or any other sort of mapping. I'm the weird guy that still uses a paper map...

    Ask and ye shall receive...:D
  • 12-28-2012
    kenbentit
    OK, if I'm reading correctly then this route doesn't go up Tom's Thumb and you repeat Windgate at the end?
  • 12-28-2012
    helimech
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    OK, if I'm reading correctly then this route doesn't go up Tom's Thumb and you repeat Windgate at the end?

    Correct. Last time I did it it was the gnarbypass with Toms thumb and it was a biznatch. Should be easier :skep: this year ;) without TT. Dixie mine is a long time on the backside.
  • 12-28-2012
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    OK, if I'm reading correctly then this route doesn't go up Tom's Thumb and you repeat Windgate at the end?

    Correct...up and over Windgate from the east to finish...no TT on the Quad route.


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  • 12-29-2012
    latedropbob
    I've got it on my Calendar...that's the first step. Second step is to train a bit. 3rd step...don't be such a pansy and do it
  • 01-01-2013
    boomvader
    Thanks, Walt! I'm in for this one! More than likely on my FS geared bike, but maybe on the SS if I am feeling brave!

    Is there somewhere else to RSVP or does this count? :-)
  • 01-01-2013
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    Thanks, Walt! I'm in for this one! More than likely on my FS geared bike, but maybe on the SS if I am feeling brave!

    Is there somewhere else to RSVP or does this count? :-)

    This counts...gotcha! Punishing SS ride...


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  • 01-01-2013
    ARIZycle
    in!
  • 01-02-2013
    markphx
    In for this. Looking forward to doing the quad as an event. Hopefully we'll get better weather and trail conditions than we received for the McDowell 60.
  • 01-02-2013
    snakes1021
    It would be nice to go and meet new people since im new to AZ anyway. But have to work that saturday maybe I'll take off.
  • 01-03-2013
    liteandfast
    Im in again. Last year I did the Big double, this year I'll try the whole thing again. What the hell. De with you have banana's and Jack at the sag stop? If not I'll have to bring my own Jack daniels
  • 01-03-2013
    metalaficionado
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Correct. Last time I did it it was the gnarbypass with Toms thumb and it was a biznatch. Should be easier :skep: this year ;) without TT. Dixie mine is a long time on the backside.

    Uphill on Tom's Thumb is ridiculous... but downhill would be delicious.
  • 01-03-2013
    kenbentit
    Did the TT descent today, crazy fast up top! It's much more enjoyable on a weekday, didn't see anybody until I reached the lower portion of gateway.
  • 01-04-2013
    Steelmonkey
    Was hoping to knock off the quad this year, but ripped my shoulder up climbing over Thanksgiving (it's always something). Best I might be able to manage would be something less now; maybe the big double, or just do the ride to Sunset and call it a day.

    In any case, I was wondering what the "approved" route (if there is one) is to go from the Sunset Trailhead up through Hidden Hills now to connect to the back (east) side. Do people just sort of bust over the gate and ride up the hill, or is there an alternative that goes around?

    Thanks if anyone can help!
  • 01-04-2013
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steelmonkey View Post
    Was hoping to knock off the quad this year, but ripped my shoulder up climbing over Thanksgiving (it's always something). Best I might be able to manage would be something less now; maybe the big double, or just do the ride to Sunset and call it a day.

    In any case, I was wondering what the "approved" route (if there is one) is to go from the Sunset Trailhead up through Hidden Hills now to connect to the back (east) side. Do people just sort of bust over the gate and ride up the hill, or is there an alternative that goes around?

    Thanks if anyone can help!

    Too bad, but at least you can still ride!! I'm off the bike til mid-late April after shoulder surgery on Dec. 12...mountain bike crash...

    Definitely come and just do the initial Double (Windgate, Bell), or Triple (Sunrise), then bail at the bottom of Sunrise.

    Regarding HH, there's an alternative route that goes under Via Linda, then sort of HAB out of the wash on the other side, into that other neighborhood, then connect to the dirt road from there...I'll spell that out after I poach the directions from the AES McDowell 60 thread. Alternatively, one can always just bust the gate and ride up the road for a few mins...but of course, that is frowned upon...yep, definitely, of course, you know...

    And since Deanna and I are not riding, with me off the bike, and she not even back on yet after thumb surgery, we'll have nice goodies at the start, the bottom of Sunrise, and the finish. Jack may very well be included in there, for anyone that needs to take the edge off after Sunrise!
  • 01-04-2013
    Steelmonkey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Too bad, but at least you can still ride!! I'm off the bike til mid-late April after shoulder surgery on Dec. 12...mountain bike crash...

    Bummer on surgery! I'm hoping to avoid it... jury sort of still out, but I might be okay and able to ride. Make sure you do your stretching and PT exercises religiously!

    Reposting this from last year in case anyone needs graphic reminder... bear in mind the Hidden Hollow portion of the ride is no longer viable since the d-bags figured out how to get us ejected.



    If you want to download a version you can print, click here:
    http://www.steelmonkeyaz.net/webstuff/QuadBypassMap.pdf
  • 01-08-2013
    stevegonzo1
    Lets do it man!!! What is the date?
  • 01-08-2013
    liteandfast
    What is the date? Its on the 1st page
  • 01-08-2013
    metalaficionado
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steelmonkey View Post
    Bummer on surgery! I'm hoping to avoid it... jury sort of still out, but I might be okay and able to ride. Make sure you do your stretching and PT exercises religiously!

    Reposting this from last year in case anyone needs graphic reminder... bear in mind the Hidden Hollow portion of the ride is no longer viable since the d-bags figured out how to get us ejected.



    If you want to download a version you can print, click here:
    http://www.steelmonkeyaz.net/webstuff/QuadBypassMap.pdf

    BTW, awesome MAP ! This is the only one that make any sense. :thumbsup:
    Did you make this?
  • 01-08-2013
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    BTW, awesome MAP ! This is the only one that make any sense. :thumbsup:
    Did you make this?

    Yes, he did...many thanks to SteelMonkey!!


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  • 01-09-2013
    stevegonzo1
    Thanks Latedrop, Glad I asked you.......................
  • 01-14-2013
    bullitrider86
    I'm in.. and looking forward to being punished for it!!!!.... not sure if i will be on a 2x10, 650B SS.... or the 29er SS... I'll have to go ride it once or twice to see... I'll see who else i can shame into coming along..
  • 01-15-2013
    CoyoteKis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by liteandfast View Post
    De with you have banana's and Jack at the sag stop? If not I'll have to bring my own Jack daniels

    Just saw this! OOoh, now that brings back memories! I can supply the bananas, you're on your own for the JD! ;)