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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! X-Post from the Quad Bypass thread re your participation

    Posting this as a new thread so it doesn't get missed...

    First of all, here's the thread on the ride as it was un-stickified when this was stickied:
    Be afraid, be very afraid...Quadruple Bypass, Sunday, Jan. 28th

    At this point, it's looking like at least 43 riders, potentially up to 46-47. We're gonna have a peloton...

    Please take a look and let me know if you're NOT coming. No need to confirm if you are. And if you're a possible, or haven't posted, but are coming, please post up and let me know. We're arranging to stock the support stop (remember a $5 contribution if you'll be partaking at Golden Eagle).

    Here's who says they're coming (I'm updating this as I get updates):
    waltaz, ~su.ling, AKA Monkeybutt (Jeff), dirtrodr (Chris), DurtGurl (Kathleen), epicrider (Dale), NardoSS, chongoman, chongoman's friend Jeff, Fattraxx (Aaron), cycljunkie (Jim), cstuttle (Craig), chollaball (Jason), Salty Dog (Tommy), AZVW, ionsmuse (Dave), zort, dgangi (Doug) + 1 MTB chick, neyezar (Simon), SvenPHX, titusbro (Pat), Dana, Mark, Paul D. (friend of Walt's) + 9 buds (yes, that's a nine - strong Tuhkee-ins) + 3 more hot MTB chicks (per Paul) for the first two Bypasses, u2metoo (Sam), az_cholla, Kata, Nick, AZMikey (uh...Mike) and brianc (uh...Brian) for the first Double

    titusbro and cstuttle will be joining from the Fountain Hills side; titusbro somewhere between Windgate and Bell, and cstuttle at Windgate Pass.

    Possibles:
    baycat, Flying Wombat (Kevin), Jim W., Bill Lundberg (did you get the memo...?)

    Bueller...Bueller...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Posting this as a new thread so it doesn't get missed...

    At this point, it's looking like at least 23 riders, potentially up to 30. Please take a look and let me know if you're NOT coming. No need to confirm if you are. And if you're a possible, or haven't posted, but are coming, please post up and let me know. We're arranging to stock the support stop (remember a $5 contribution).

    Here's who says they're coming:
    waltaz, ~su.ling, AKA Monkeybutt (Jeff), dirtrodr (Chris), DurtGurl (Kathleen), The Fuzz (Joe), NardoSS, chongoman, Fattraxx (Aaron), cycljunkie (Jim), cstuttle (Craig), kopec, chollaball, Salty Dog (Tommy), AZVW, ionsmuse (Dave), cpmrules, zort, dgangi (Doug), neyezar (Simon), SvenPHX, titusbro (Pat), Paul D. (friend of Walt's)

    Possibles:
    Crash_FLMB (Rodney), AZMikey (Mike), az_cholla, baycat

    Likely additionals:
    kopec (how many in "the crew" from Tukee will be coming with you?), Paul D. (likely 1-3 buds in addition to him)
    Kathleen - any of your "crew" coming (e.g. Dale)?
    Hey Walt -

    My friend Eric is planning on coming with me.

    With as many riders as have decided to come, have you considered bail-out options? I bet there will be at least a few people who have to turn back at some point. We'll need bail-out options for those riders who are having trouble with the ride or need to cut it short for other reasons.

    Thx...Doug

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    Bail-Out Options

    Quote Originally Posted by dgangi
    With as many riders as have decided to come, have you considered bail-out options? I bet there will be at least a few people who have to turn back at some point. We'll need bail-out options for those riders who are having trouble with the ride or need to cut it short for other reasons.
    I've posted bail-out options a couple of times previously, but here they are again so they're not buried:

    BTW, bail points are:
    1. After completion of the first two Bypasses and coming down Bell, instead of taking Paradise over to Quartz, etc., you can just head back to the car at Basha's. That's probably 2.5 hours in.
    2. Lost Dog TH at 124th St., then ride the road back (Frank Lloyd Wright to Thompson Peak to Basha's). Probably 3.5 hours in.
    3. Hidden Hills TH at 144th St. and Via Linda after descending Sunrise. Take roads back - Via Linda to FLW then back as noted above. Probably 4.5-5 hours in.

    After that, we go up and over to Golden Eagle in Fountain Hills. You COULD bail there, but you'll need a ride back as it's on the other side of the mountains.
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    well given all the cool kids will be here. and I've never ridden the mcdoles...put me in the possibly/probibly cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    well given all the cool kids will be here. and I've never ridden the mcdoles...put me in the possibly/probibly cat.
    Nice...bring the big camera...make you work a little harder...
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    Walt,

    It has been a toss-up for us, but our 24 hour team is planning on pre-riding the old pueblo course this weekend - due to busy schedules the following 3 weeks up to the race.

    Sorry to miss the carnage - and for the late reply

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    I'll bring it right along with the tow-rope.
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    I feel like I'm coming down with the sniffles, but I feel good, I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopec
    Walt,

    It has been a toss-up for us, but our 24 hour team is planning on pre-riding the old pueblo course this weekend - due to busy schedules the following 3 weeks up to the race.

    Sorry to miss the carnage - and for the late reply

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    No problem at all...thanks for the heads up...
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    So, for those of us (me) who've never been around the valley, it looks like I take 101 to Bell, exit, and go east, Basha's will be obvious?

    Also, who's bringing name tags?

    Planning on rolling in a little after 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    So, for those of us (me) who've never been around the valley, it looks like I take 101 to Bell, exit, and go east, Basha's will be obvious?

    Also, who's bringing name tags?

    Planning on rolling in a little after 8.
    I haven't come in that way from the 101, but once you get off on the Bell Rd. exit from the 101, go east on Bell Rd. past the Alltell Ice Den, etc., Basha's will be up about a mile or so on the right. I don't think you can miss it.

    I've actually thought about name tags...

    I should be there at 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    So, for those of us (me) who've never been around the valley, it looks like I take 101 to Bell, exit, and go east, Basha's will be obvious?
    You cant exit Bell coming from the North.
    You must exit Pima and take frontage road south to Bell, then go left (east)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrodr
    You cant exit Bell coming from the North.
    You must exit Pima and take frontage road south to Bell, then go left (east)
    Thanks, Chris...
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    I'm in.

    For the poster asking about the 101 exit: from north/west, get off at Pima/Princess. From the south, get off at Frank Lloyd Wright. In either case, continue on the frontage road to Bell, and head east toward the mountains, and you can't miss Basha's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrodr
    You cant exit Bell coming from the North.
    You must exit Pima and take frontage road south to Bell, then go left (east)
    Cheers. Exactly what my small-town self was worried about. I shall do my best to not get lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    count has been updated...
    A friend who is staying with my family is also going to join in. Her name is Lori and she is a racer from Missouri. She's out here for physical therapy school for a few months. She's also on our 24HITOP co-ed team.

    So up your count by one. And up your chick count by one. I'm sure SuLing and Kathleen won't mind.

    Thx...Doug

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    GPS Nerds - need your help!

    My forerunner 201 is at Garmin for service - Goat Camp rattled something loose. I have my wife's 301, but it wont upload tracks anymore. Or I can take my big honkin Garmin and all its mass.

    so, anyone else on the Quad Bypass planning to GPS and then upload to motionbased, etc?

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    yup...i heard 69°-70° and that makes me happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    My forerunner 201 is at Garmin for service - Goat Camp rattled something loose. I have my wife's 301, but it wont upload tracks anymore. Or I can take my big honkin Garmin and all its mass.

    so, anyone else on the Quad Bypass planning to GPS and then upload to motionbased, etc?
    Either I or my friend will have a Garmin 301 on the bike...so no worries. We'll have the sucker mapped out.

    Thx...Doug

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    I'll also have my eTrex along for fun, so really no worries at all, err...except worries about completing the ride, err...while there's still day/twilight.
    Zort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zort
    I'll also have my eTrex along for fun, so really no worries at all, err...except worries about completing the ride, err...while there's still day/twilight.
    I'm considering packing my headlamp "just in case..."
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    Random thoughts...

    - Count has been updated
    - If you're doing this on a SS, you'll need to sign a waiver...then again, it would end up being inadmissable because you're clearly not in control of your faculties...
    - I think I will bring name tags and a Sharpie. You triathletes (and there are some Ironman finishers in here... ) can just write on your arms...
    - If I had thought enough ahead, I would have ordered plates for the bikes, like race number things, where we could write names...
    - I'm gonna pack on a good first aid kit. Hopefully, they'll be some others. Anybody trained as a Wilderness First Responder?
    - Bring enough tubes for the inevitable flats on all the damn rocks, particularly on the rocking downhills. I'm gonna pack two or three myself (29'er tubes, though)
    - I'm also throwing some cervezas in a cooler for the after-ride...
    - I'm going to try and have printed maps to hand out ahead of time.
    - Remember $5 for the snack stop. Thanks to titusbro (Pat) for coordinating that.

    More to follow...
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    Have fun guys and gals. I think this ride has all the factors that may make it an ongoing yearly event that grows and grows each year and ultimately becomes a mega gathering, like the Flight of the Pigs. It certainly has a catchy name and the leadership. I am sorry I will miss it.
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    now that you have mentioned it, if you dont bring it you will totally need it. and thanks a lot for the 2 or 3 tubes!

    I'm considering packing a condom "just in case..."

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    Walt, I was gonna bring nametags, never thought anyone took me seriously about that one! Maybe I'll bring some colorful markers instead.

    I have a (not current) WFR certification, and will pack my usual small first aid/emergency kit. And two (slime, 29) tubes.

    Is there gonna be a lawyer present to vet us SSers (no suspension either, what does that fall under?)

    Gettin' psyched!

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    Whoohooo!!! I will be there on the Salsa and am looking forward to it!!

    I've been holding off responding, trying to get word from Dale and others. No commitments yet but I think Dale will show up just so he can map the darn thing!!! Recall that he had to bail early on the last big Walt ride due to a blown rear hub. Come on Dale.... we need a special Dale map of the McDowells!!

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    Actually, I'm in now. Brian and I will likely be in for a Double Bypass only.
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    I am a maybe, I will be racing the marathon tomorrow at McDowell so I will see how I feel after that. I wiped out in a crit last weekend which wrecked my handlebars, shifters and cost me a dented frame and some skin so I am a little banged up right now. I would like to check out the McDowell trails, but it might have to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    Gettin' psyched!
    You are going to hurt (hopefully in a good way). Hope the bar tape is very soft as my hands are sore, even with front suspension from just the double.

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    map - I think

    I've put together a comprehensive sketch of the route, based on others' maps and posts. (If its wrong, let me know and I'll yank it down so as not to confuse).
    I can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    I have a (not current) WFR certification, and will pack my usual small first aid/emergency kit. And two (slime, 29) tubes.
    Also, what you really will need is a long, fine comb, some duct tape, and a good eyebrow tweezers because someone on this group will eat a cactus. It's inevitable with the amount out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    I've put together a comprehensive sketch of the route, based on others' maps and posts.
    That's cool.

    It looks so easy all small and stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    You are going to hurt (hopefully in a good way). Hope the bar tape is very soft as my hands are sore, even with front suspension from just the double.
    Oury grips!!!

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    Looks like I will show up.....

    I spent the last hour or so putting together trail map from various sources with the route of of the Quad bypass in Yellow. Looks like 31 miles and 5800 of climbing......it's going to be a long day!

    http://www.singletrack.us/gallery/di...album=54&pos=5

    I may only make it to the end of Sunrise, which will give be 17 miles of trail + 10 miles of road and 4000' of climbing. That's a whole lot of climbing in that distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Whoohooo!!! I will be there on the Salsa and am looking forward to it!!

    I've been holding off responding, trying to get word from Dale and others. No commitments yet but I think Dale will show up just so he can map the darn thing!!! Recall that he had to bail early on the last big Walt ride due to a blown rear hub. Come on Dale.... we need a special Dale map of the McDowells!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider
    I spent the last hour or so putting together trail map from various sources with the route of of the Quad bypass in Yellow. Looks like 31 miles and 5800 of climbing......it's going to be a long day!

    http://www.singletrack.us/gallery/di...album=54&pos=5

    I may only make it to the end of Sunrise, which will give be 17 miles of trail + 10 miles of road and 4000' of climbing. That's a whole lot of climbing in that distance.
    Wow, Dale...that is a great map. Thanks so much for doing that!

    I will make copies of your map for everyone.

    BTW, the only slight modification is that instead of taking Lost Dog all the way to Sunrise, we'll jag off on the purple trail, which is Ringtail, and take that up and over from Lost Dog to Sunrise. It's better aesthetically, plus it adds some more climbing...

    One other possibility at the very end while coming down Windgate is to take the blue trail, which is Bell Loop, finishing on the lower part of the Bell Pass trail. This adds MORE climbing, and basically leaves nothing unridden... Hmm...
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    my friend jeff wants to join, can we add another?
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider
    I spent the last hour or so putting together trail map from various sources with the route of of the Quad bypass in Yellow. Looks like 31 miles and 5800 of climbing......it's going to be a long day!

    http://www.singletrack.us/gallery/di...album=54&pos=5

    I may only make it to the end of Sunrise, which will give be 17 miles of trail + 10 miles of road and 4000' of climbing. That's a whole lot of climbing in that distance.
    Great map Dale! I am so glad you are coming. I'm with you on the possibly cutting out at the end of sunrise. Depends on how far along the day is by that time and how much juice I have left. I'll be at the tail end of the group and if I'm too far behind, it may be best if I go that route. Haven't been able to get out a whole lot so I may be lacking in the endurance dept. We'll see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    my friend jeff wants to join, can we add another?
    thanks.
    Sure...count is being updated...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider
    I spent the last hour or so putting together trail map from various sources with the route of of the Quad bypass in Yellow. Looks like 31 miles and 5800 of climbing......it's going to be a long day!

    http://www.singletrack.us/gallery/di...album=54&pos=5

    I may only make it to the end of Sunrise, which will give be 17 miles of trail + 10 miles of road and 4000' of climbing. That's a whole lot of climbing in that distance.
    Dale, you are the best!!! I can finally put this beast into perspective and it's good to know the stats on the possible Sunrise bail. Thanks for taking the time. Now though we need your tracks on that map...

    Walt - I'll be picking up Jim W (if he's kicked his cold by tomorrow AM) on the way over from Ahwatukee so add one more to the list!!

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    you know that this is my department...

    be at the tail end of the group and if I'm too far behind, it may be best if I go that route. Haven't been able to get out a whole lot so I may be lacking in the endurance dept. We'll see...[/QUOTE]

    you'll make it past sunrise no problem.you gotta do it if you want to see the lunch break spread pat brings to the trail head.it's amazing how a good rest stop and eat's boost your spirits for next leg of the journey.aftet that you can still bail down the backside of bell pass,and that's closer to the cars than leaving at sunrise.
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    Want to ride.

    Hi, Kata and Nick here from Kristi's group. We are a 90% chance of showing up with you guys tomorrow. Perhaps Bill Lindberg will be there as well.

    Thanks for putting on this ride.

    -Kata

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    Walt,

    We are planning on showing tomorrow (Kata and Nick from Kristi's group). Also, Bill LIndberg is a possible show. We give ourselves a 90% chance at this point, sounds like a blast.

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    Bringing out the new bike

    I was leaning towards taking my NRS on this ride, primarily because it's such a good climber. But...Landis *still* has my NRS in for service (been 13 days now!!) so I have no choice but to show up with the MotoLite. That means I'm gonna be a bit slower on the climbs and a bit faster on the downhills, especially Bell Pass. And my ass might not be happy as the saddle on the MotoLite is a bit too wide for me.

    Hopefully I have all of the mechanical issues shaken out of the ML. New bikes always make me nervous on long rides like this.

    See you all tomorrow. This should be fun.

    Thx...Doug

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    Housekeeping...

    A few things...
    - When you get to Basha's at Bell and Thompson Peak, park at the east end of the lot. It's kind of a separate lot and won't get in their way.
    - I printed up a bunch of copies of Dale's map - in color, too!
    - I was out there today for a quick ride and the trails are just in great shape. Nice and firm and tacky; none of that loose, dusty stuff we're so accustomed to. Should be fast for the downhills for those that are so inclined (so to speak)
    - Looks like high-40's for the launch and up to the mid-60's later in the day, with partly sunny skies. Sounds perfect.

    In terms of pace, we'll obviously string way out depending on the rider. It would be nice to rally at various points (top of Windgate, top of Bell, Paradise, Taliesin Overlook, etc.) so we stay generally together as we move along. Plus, in order to enjoy the snacks at Golden Eagle, you'll be waiting on Pat, so you don't want to get too far ahead. And we want to look out for one another. But, it's up to each of you...

    Please remember that we're a large group of moutain bikers and that can be very intimidating, particularly when thundering downhill. Windgate and Bell will likely have few hikers and maybe a couple of runners, but Lost Dog and Sunrise will be much busier. Not to patronize the group, but be courteous and on your best multi-use trail behavior. I think the biggest spot to watch out for will be going down the east side of Sunrise into Hidden Hills. Don't bomb it when you can't see what's ahead of you.

    Once again, this group ride is not sanctioned or sponsored by anyone or anything - we're just a bunch of individuals hooking up to ride together using this forum as a means to communicate. Like any of the other group rides we post and do.

    See ya tomorrow...time for pasta and watching "The Guardian"

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    I am so jealous of this ride now that I have tasted the area.

    Have fun.....






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    I am soooooo proud of Kathleen (DurtGurl)!!! She was the only chick to complete the whole Quadruple Bypass today! Also to the guys that completed it too...but I'm partial.

    I bailed after the double with about 8 or 10 others. Just wasn't cuttin' it on a heavier bike. Lighter next time! I didn't want the rest of the wrecking crew to have to stop there so they continued on and I drove over to the Sunrise DH TH and picking them up there.

    This was a major effort and all that made the whole ride are phenomenal riders! The Double was rough, the Triple was even more so, but the Quad must've been really painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~
    I am soooooo proud of Kathleen (DurtGurl)!!! She was the only chick to complete the whole Quadruple Bypass today! Also to the guys that completed it too...but I'm partial.

    I bailed after the double with about 8 or 10 others. Just wasn't cuttin' it on a heavier bike. Lighter next time! I didn't want the rest of the wrecking crew to have to stop there so they continued on and I drove over to the Sunrise DH TH and picking them up there.

    This was a major effort and all that made the whole ride are phenomenal riders! The Double was rough, the Triple was even more so, but the Quad must've been really painful.
    Yes Kathleen RULES!
    This was the longest mbt ride with the most climbing I have ever done. I wasn't sure I had it in me. What a kick a** ride. Thanks to walt for pulling it together and thanks to Pat for hooking up the chuckwagon. Gatoraide and food was definitely needed at that point.
    this was an awesome day, with beautiful views and great people to ride with. Now I am going to pass out on the couch.
    sorry no photos. I forgot my stupid memory card . I was working way to hard to take many photos anyway.

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    Elements of a perfect day:

    hot tub dip to tame the bedhead and prepare the bod. easy drive to easy starting point. primo trail conditions. good like-minded people to share the adventure. tuna wraps. perpetuem in the water bottle. a ride planner with a big heart and big smile. beautiful day with perfect temps. two Advil from Nardo. final descent swoops you back to the parking lot. Las Taquitas burrito. 1554. hot tub soak to ease the sore muscles.

    Thanks to Walt for organizing, to Pat for the mid-ride refreshments, and to all who rode. What a spectacular day.

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