I waited a year for a chance at redemption. Last year the weather really fouled up my plans and I bailed out in Tucson. This year I was determined to finish, no matter the stakes. My recap is long, has a ton of pictures so check out the full ride report here:

2013 AZT300

Clearly this was the toughest event I've ever done. I'm stoked that I had the good fortune to finish, I'm still not quite sure how I willed myself across the line during the final 28 hour, 101 mile, 16000' push from Oracle. I was totally shelled.

Here are a few teaser pics:

Parker Canyon Lake: the start.
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Near Rosemont JCT
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AZT on Mt. Lemmon
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Gila Monster
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How to make a 2 mile HAB more friendly? Remove your pedal.
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Tiger Mine TH
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Arriving in Kelvin at midnight during an all-night push to the finish
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See, that was easy.
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