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    Listen! 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!!

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    Count me IN. Need a little redemption from last year's DNF. I don't even like typing those letters.
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    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?

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    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

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    Jeff, the Quad is the week before the APC...great tuneup for you!


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    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.

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    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. ;-)
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    What is the plan to deal with the Hidden Hills gate now that they have closed access through their little exclusive community?

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    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)

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    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...
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    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

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    Storm the gate !!

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    If we're slow enough and you've sampled enough refreshments battering ram shuttle service into Hidden Hills should be an easy sell.

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    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!
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    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.

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    Another awesome quad, wow!

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    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.
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    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.
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    I've been thinking of this for the last 2 years...maybe this could be the year.

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    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?

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    And as pictured, please ferociously wield a slice of pizza. You gotta let HH residents know you're serious

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    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.
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    I'm in,

    I couldn't make last year due to scheduling,looking forward to this year.
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    Gonna try and make it this year too. Maybe I can conjure up some other rowdy downhillers to spin for the day.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    Speaking of SS, anyone know what gear Randy ran last year?
    32x21 29er, IIRC...
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    Yep, he did run a 32x21... you can grunt it out w a 20t, but a 21 is about perfect.
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    I want to do this, I was going to this year but ended up having to move that weekend, guess I better start training

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    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?
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    I'm going to plan for this. Just to beat helimech...

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    Alright! Always look forward to this one. Thanks Walt for organizing this every year. See you on said date.

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    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?

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    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 .
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    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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    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.

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    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

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    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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    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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    Refreshing this as the Quad is a month out...more info to follow!


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    So I should start training now?
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    12 ounces at a time, Ken

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    Sounds like fun, I'm going to try and make it out.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    So I should start training now?
    Sandbagger...hehe!!


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    I'll be sandbagging on my "Big" bike since it has 2 rings 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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    I'll be sandbagging on my "Big" bike since it has 2 rings 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...
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    OK, if I'm reading correctly then this route doesn't go up Tom's Thumb and you repeat Windgate at the end?
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