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    Good job! RR: AZT300 Sweet Redemption (x-post from AZ)

    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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    Impressive feat, cool pics, thanks for the stoke.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    Awesome job! Congrats to you for finishing!

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