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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! AZSF 2009 Dates Chosen!

    The new dates for next year have been chosen according to a poll that was on here a few weeks ago. The dates are March 18-22, 2009.

    What is Spring Fling?
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    Great! Thanks for your leadership on getting this together, and your efforts from this past year aren't without appreciation either. I'm sure 09 will be another great one.
    07 GF Rig

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    Uncannie

    The management at work just sent around the "Vacation Calendar" sign up sheet. Looks like I'll be adding a few days onto it. Thanks

    Thanks Chad got your PM
    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Austin TX contingent engaging Planning Mode Alpha ( contriving to bring more than one other person this time ... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Austin TX contingent engaging Planning Mode Alpha ( contriving to bring more than one other person this time ... )
    Mi casa es tu casa if you need a place to stay again.

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    Sign me in. Coming back with a vengeance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Mi casa es tu casa if you need a place to stay again.
    gracias senior. It's very possible I'll take you up on that, but I am trying to get more ATX people to come out this round. With some luck we'll get some of the local Bike Chicks (e.g. Bike Mojoettes, aka Girls Who Rock) to come too.

    Then again, maybe it'll just be a Stag roadtrip. There's goodness to that too. We'll see.

    It's only 936 miles from Nando's to Tuscon - go ahead and ask how I know.

    I know it's too early to have real plans, but i'm scheduling my headlight charging so I can be ready for the the arrival-night-ride at the least.

    Nandomax has his own lightset now so should be much more comfortable, and I'm going to try to make sure he doesn't need to recover from lung cancer at the same time he's riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    It's only 936 miles from Nando's to Tuscon -
    Umm...Ted, you said it was a days drive? Geez.

    I guess being a parent we can never get past 700 in one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grungePoodle
    Umm...Ted, you said it was a days drive? Geez.

    I guess being a parent we can never get past 700 in one day.
    You just bring your full zipper jerseys, we'll drive. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    gracias senior. It's very possible I'll take you up on that, but I am trying to get more ATX people to come out this round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nandomax
    You just bring your full zipper jerseys, we'll drive. ;-)
    LMAO! I just might get the kitchen pass for this nandopants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grungePoodle
    Umm...Ted, you said it was a days drive? Geez.

    I guess being a parent we can never get past 700 in one day.
    Nando and I made it from his place last year, starting about 6:30am, and were on-bike with headlights for the 6pm ride in Tuscon.

    I'm just sayin' ...

    ( oh, and were saw like 1 cop per hour, so our speed wasn't that hight, if we can pull it like did my recent NM trip I'm betting to chop and hour or two off the top )

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    We will be making shirts this year for around $12-14. If anyone has ideas or designs, please send me a PM.

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    Gotta flight booked But still got some court dates to get changed to clinch it - working on that If I make it I will be the ridiculously pale guy - it will be nice to see the sun
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    fyi, i'd budget for a t-shirt. for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tor-y-Foel
    Gotta flight booked But still got some court dates to get changed to clinch it - working on that If I make it I will be the ridiculously pale guy - it will be nice to see the sun
    Hell yeah!

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    Sounds like fun, I am thinking about making that trip. Have you been Ted? Nando?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie
    Sounds like fun, I am thinking about making that trip. Have you been Ted? Nando?
    AFAIK both Nando and I are currently planning on going.

    There's a discussion thread on bikemojo if you want a local discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie
    Sounds like fun, I am thinking about making that trip. Have you been Ted? Nando?
    Heck, we're talking about a caravan...

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    The official website is up and ready to go.... click here to see it. The goal of this website is to increase participation and knowledge about the rides. The information on the website will be eventually moved over to a thread on MTBR (and vice versa).
    Last edited by azepicriderandrunner; 11-24-2008 at 09:49 PM.

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    T-Shirt Design Sub Thread

    First shirt design entries look great See them here!

    From cookiedough(dave)

    We have two more weeks before the designs will be put to vote. Send me a PM with any designs you have.

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    First shirt design entries look great See them here!
    Hey! I KNOW those guys! I'll buy a bunch of those shirts!
    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    First shirt design entries look great See them here!

    I like the one with the "ink splatter" overtones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando
    Sign me in. Coming back with a vengeance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg
    Hey! I KNOW those guys! I'll buy a bunch of those shirts!
    And I know that picture! Although it'd be cool to have my pic of Noel and Aaron on the AZSF t-shirt I have to say that my favorite is design No. 2 with the bike and splatter.... Very cool design!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg
    Hey! I KNOW those guys! I'll buy a bunch of those shirts!
    Who wouldn't want those guys on the front of a shirt? Clearly the winner.
    ~Aaron~
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    My vote is for the paint splatter one as well.

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    I want to see EP with a Vengence on some of that stuff.

    I want to see Nando ride w/o cardio-pulmonary distress (he was recovering from some crazy chest congestion last year while descending Milagrosa).

    Knowing what Lonnie will "drop" on a 4" travel bike I can't wait to see him crack a chainstay on his 5" travel bike.

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    Wednesday Night Hairball Margrita Ride

    How about starting off the Spring Fling with a Draemy Draw Hairball Margrita Ride? Meet at Aunt Chiladas, do the Hairball Loop and finish with Margaritas!


    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    The new dates for next year have been chosen according to a poll that was on here a few weeks ago. The dates are March 18-22, 2009.

    What is Spring Fling?
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    Two dumb questions...

    Single speed to stupid to bring?

    And probably coming down solo, that a problemo?

    Would prefer it and think I can manage most of the riding seen pictures of in Tucson - Sedona.

    Could rent a suspension bike in PHX for SoMa.

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    SS & solo =

    Plenty of stuff to ride if that's your thing. Hawes, BCT, Sedona etc all doable - even Somo.
    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    Ha, hadn't seen this.

    BTW, 1 more vote for #2 design.

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    Where do most people stay for this event? Camping? Motels? This is looking doable, especially since I have a free RT ticket with US Airways that I need to use up soon.

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    Camping happens. Sometimes on peoples' living rooms. I've seen a lot of volunteer hosting happen too. Hopefully when they get in from riding someone will notice - or you could post-up in the AZ forum closer to the date - and hook you up with more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio
    Where do most people stay for this event? Camping? Motels? This is looking doable, especially since I have a free RT ticket with US Airways that I need to use up soon.
    While you are in Tucson, you are welcome to crash at my house. While on the road north, most of us do a combination of floors and camping (as bear mentioned). We got you covered, is what I am trying to say. Just come on out ready to have some fun and ride!

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    Thanks for the info. I'm trying to talk some NE peeps into attending (and to help split the cost of car rental, motel, etc). If not, I may take you up on that offer, azepicriderandrunner - Thanks!.

    I'll post on this thread again before the rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando
    Sign me in. Coming back with a vengeance.
    May have spoken too soon:
    Right radial head fracture.(nondisplaced or type I)


    More info here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by nando
    May have spoken too soon:
    Right radial head fracture.(nondisplaced or type I)
    Ouch Nando! I'm sorry to hear of your injury but you have plenty of time to heal before the fling! Broken bones are easy - it's when you tear soft stuff like ligaments and muscle that healing takes longer. 6 weeks and you're back... enjoy running or hiking in the mean time to keep up your fitness. Post up pics of xrays or you in a cast!

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    Dude, I had one of those about 5 years ago and was back on the trail in 6 weeks.

    No more excuses.
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    When are the Evils moving to Tucson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    When are the Evils moving to Tucson?
    We'll be there the 5th.

    And holy shap! It's been one tough month. Every day. Working so hard to get the house and
    property ready to put on the market and sort, purge, pack and clean. We're exhausted.
    There hasn't even been time to ride! CrAzY!

    Cars go on flat-bed haulers on the 29th.

    Computers "go dark" on the 30th when the crew gets here to box it all up.

    Truck gets loaded on the 31st.

    We're staying behind to clean and steam-clean from the 1st through the 4th. (Actually, allocated
    too much time here, but oh well.)

    On a plane on the 5th and landing in Tucson!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick

    We're staying behind to clean and steam-clean from the 1st through the 4th. (Actually, allocated too much time here, but oh well.)
    Hire the cleaning work out.... trust me, the last thing you'll want to do after the movers leave is clean your house. Take a breather and relax. Maybe keep some bikes and the Element behind and take a leisurely drive to Tucson checking out sights along the way? Good luck on this last push and I'm looking forward to having you both in AZ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Hire the cleaning work out.... trust me, the last thing you'll want to do after the movers leave is clean your house. Take a breather and relax.
    Oh, we're doing that, but we want quotes.

    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Maybe keep some bikes and the Element behind and take a leisurely drive to Tucson checking out sights along the way?
    Well, we just did that drive and it's a doozie! Anyway, the company has already paid for
    the flat-bed transportation of the cars to Tucson. Also, I've already paid for the tickets for
    the flight.

    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Good luck on this last push and I'm looking forward to having you both in AZ!
    We're stoked! (and bummed at the same time) Emotional roller-coaster. But we know
    we're going to enjoy the plethora of riding opportunities AZ offers, so we're stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick

    We're stoked! (and bummed at the same time) Emotional roller-coaster. But we know
    we're going to enjoy the plethora of riding opportunities AZ offers, so we're stoked!

    Yeah, uh huh, just have those spare bedrooms ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Ouch Nando! I'm sorry to hear of your injury but you have plenty of time to heal before the fling! Broken bones are easy - it's when you tear soft stuff like ligaments and muscle that healing takes longer. 6 weeks and you're back... enjoy running or hiking in the mean time to keep up your fitness. Post up pics of xrays or you in a cast!
    Hey DurtGurl!

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    Dude, I had one of those about 5 years ago and was back on the trail in 6 weeks.
    No more excuses.
    It is a type I (nicer, gentler type). Guess I can always claim "Evil made me do it"

    I'm just bummed right now, we'll see. If only I could work on the fork. . .

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    1. Nando. No excuses. You have plenty of rum to tide you over. Really.
    2. Nando, listen to EvilP, he knows his bid'ness.
    3. Evil's, my condolences and sympathies. I couldn't make the Last Party because the Jumps were moving *that day* to our new digs (our house sold). So do what you need to do to make happy. I'm bummed I couldn't catch up with the two of you before you leave, but now i'm recovering from flu and the last thing you need is to be taking the flu to Tuscon so I'll just have to catch up with you there in March for AZSF. PM me the address of my new crash space, eh?
    4. Nando, listen to DG!!!!!
    5. I can't wait for Fling.

    *sigh*

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    So, I guess I'll be representin' the ATX too. So far I'm planning on being there.

    I can't wait to meet some of you AZ boys (and girls). Sometimes a girl needs some new scenery. Not that I don't enjoy the scenery in ATX; you Ted's, Lonnie's, and Nando's.

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    Something to do Tuesday night, if in Tucson early…

    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    The new dates for next year have been chosen according to a poll that was on here a few weeks ago. The dates are March 18-22, 2009.

    What is Spring Fling?
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    I'll probably be in for a ride or two here in Tucson for this AzSF, but most likely won't be able to do any of the other great locals. Evil... a warm winter welcome to the Old Pueblo! Hit us up on sdmb or tucsonmtb anytime...

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    Damn you for making me want to go back to AZ!!! Damn you!!!
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    I would really like to Fling,
    would anyone offer up their sofa for a low buck tourist?
    My tax refund can get me to Phoenix
    (and buy a few dinners & beers for my host),
    but I don't think I can swing a motel stay.
    I'll need a storage spot for my case of Spaghetti O's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis
    I would really like to Fling,
    would anyone offer up their sofa for a low buck tourist?
    My tax refund can get me to Phoenix
    (and buy a few dinners & beers for my host),
    but I don't think I can swing a motel stay.
    I'll need a storage spot for my case of Spaghetti O's
    My couch is open down in Tucson if you want to ride during the week. We all camp most of the weekend in Sedona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider
    How about starting off the Spring Fling with a Draemy Draw Hairball Margrita Ride? Meet at Aunt Chiladas, do the Hairball Loop and finish with Margaritas!
    I second a margarita ride, come on Chad what do you think .
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    I am hearing Milagrosa is on the hit list in Tucson. What rides will be where on the dates chosen??

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    Order your AZSF T-Shirts now. They are due by March 2nd. $7 women and men cuts.

    For more information, visit here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    I second a margarita ride, come on Chad what do you think .
    (Raises hand) I'm in. . . I might even have to spike my camelback. . .

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    I gotta work during the week and can't get out of town for the week day rides. This would be for the peps who can't make the Hawes ride or make it down to Tookson on Thursday.

    Plan to meet at Aunt Chiladas at 6:30 PM for a two hour Hairball Loop and back to AC for food and Margaritas!

    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    I second a margarita ride, come on Chad what do you think .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider
    I gotta work during the week and can't get out of town for the week day rides. This would be for the peps who can't make the Hawes ride or make it down to Tookson on Thursday.

    Plan to meet at Aunt Chiladas at 6:30 PM for a two hour Hairball Loop and back to AC for food and Margaritas!
    So that is a Wed night ride? I will add it to the list. Can you PM me the information?

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    Anyone else want to lead a ride? Send me a PM with information, meeting time, ride type (A, B or C) and route.

    Needed:
    One B leader for the 50-year Trail in Tucson Thrs 19th
    B and C Leaders for SoMo on Friday 20th
    B and C One or two more Leaders for Sedona on Saturday 21st

    Edited now that some people have stepped forward to lead rides. 2/20/09
    Last edited by azepicriderandrunner; 02-20-2009 at 01:37 PM.

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    Wednesday Pre-Fling B Level 50 Year Sunset/Night Ride Info

    I'm not sure where the idea of a 'hard ride' emerged or 'taking pros for a hard ride'. That is not the case.

    Wednesday Sunset/Night Ride: The plan is to depart in the light, enjoy sunset on the mountains while riding a little slickrock off-shoot trail, have a trailside snack/beverage, switch on the lights and ride some more. B paced, with stops as needed for flask, vapor, nature viewing or whatever. Easy, fun ride on the 50 Year Trail and related environs. We WILL have expert level/Masters Champs riders staying at our place, at the time, BUT, they aren't egoists by any stretch and like to 'hang out and ride', just like anyone else.

    If there are any riders wishing to join us, great! Just don't expect any race pace/crazy action. There will be lines and opportunities for you to take as much risk as you want, with the goal, a Fun social night ride!!! If it is just a few riders, maybe we'll just ride from here and return for snacks and beverages.

    I would have assisted with Thursday's ride, but with some of our guests departing that morning, I have no idea what time my work would be completed and cannot commit to any time of arrival on the trail.
    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Anyone else want to lead a ride? Send me a PM with information, meeting time, ride type (A, B or C) and route.

    Needed:
    One B leader for the 50-year Trail in Tucson Thrs 19th
    Another hard core leader for La Milagrosa in Tucson Thrs 19th
    A, B and C Leaders for SoMo on Friday 20th
    B and C Leaders for Sedona on Saturday 21st
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    Got it, changed it.

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    Wednesday Hairball Margarita Night Ride (WHBMNR)

    When: Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30 PM
    Meet: Aunt Chilada's, 7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85020
    Meet in the south parking lot.
    Directions: http://www.auntchiladas.com/location/
    Ride: This is an technical "A" ride where we will be dropping down the Hailball DH, one of the most technical trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves and we will be doing it at night! We will start and end the ride at Aunt Chilada's. The route will be about 6-miles long and will take about 2 hours to complete the loop. The ride includes 1/4 mile 300' hike-a-bike climb to get to the top of Haiball. At which point we will strap on the armor. Then the next mile we drop 600' over some really great super chunkness and then short HAB then the final drop down the Super Chutes to end the ride.
    Bike: 6" All moutain bike that can climb a little works best. Also bring Armor!
    Post Ride: We will party in the patio at Aunt Chilada's with Margaritas and food. Aunt Chilada's is bike friendly and we can park our bikes in the patio if yo udo not have secure way to hide or lock you bike in you car.

    Here are few pics from past WHBMNR
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    I'll commit to doing my B-ride-at-C-pace thing in Sedona.

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    Awesome idea! I love it! I wish I lived in Phoenix for that ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Anyone else want to lead a ride? Send me a PM with information, meeting time, ride type (A, B or C) and route.

    Needed:
    One B leader for the 50-year Trail in Tucson Thrs 19th
    Another hard core leader for La Milagrosa in Tucson Thrs 19th
    A, B and C Leaders for SoMo on Friday 20th
    B and C Leaders for Sedona on Saturday 21st
    I'll serve as a "B" pace Bugs/PC/Milagrosa leader. That way the fast folks don't have to wait around at the shuttle stop for the slower paced riders. I'm assuming that we'll be arranging shuttles by leaving cars at the bottom therefore we should split into the two groups at Le Buzz before starting the ride - Helimech can lead the front group and should know before we drop who he must account for at the bottom. And I'll be responsible for making sure the slower group is all accounted for at the end.

    And sure, I'll lead a Sedona B ride but we need others to volunteer because one huge B group is just unmanageable in Sedona. I'd rather not have more than 10 or so. Route TBD. Would love to do Hangover but perhaps Spring Fling is not the right place or time. You leaders will need to make a call on that one because with all the publicity that trail has gotten across many MTBR forums there are visitors who will be itching to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    I'll commit to doing my B-ride-at-C-pace thing in Sedona.

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    Are girls allowed on your ride Paul??? Where will you be going?
    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Awesome idea! I love it! I wish I lived in Phoenix for that ride.
    Any time you want to talk Dale into leading this (tuesday nights are the traditional slot) you can crash in one of my spare rooms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl

    And sure, I'll lead a Sedona B ride but we need others to volunteer because one huge B group is just unmanageable in Sedona. I'd rather not have more than 10 or so. Route TBD. Would love to do Hangover but perhaps Spring Fling is not the right place or time. You leaders will need to make a call on that one because with all the publicity that trail has gotten across many MTBR forums there are visitors who will be itching to try it out.
    I'll help ya DG. I have always liked riding with you anyway. You warm up at my speed
    Wouldn't Hangover be "A" techincal ride? Never done it but those pics I saw of you looked, how do I say , there that said it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Would love to do Hangover but perhaps Spring Fling is not the right place or time.
    I agree. And, it's kinda short all by itself. If I had never ridden Sedona before, I would not want to drive all the way up there just for that trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liteandfast
    Are girls allowed on your ride Paul??? Where will you be going?
    Oh hell yeah -- this pretty much is the "girl's ride" in Sedona. Why do you think I put it on every year?

    I usually do the big loop -- down Verde Valley School Road to the bottom of Baldwin, hike up to Templeton, around Back o' Beyond, cross the road, hit Broken Arrow to the Dining Room, over to Sub Rock to goof off and refuel, then climb up and out to Chicken Point. Then we decide on Llama or just straight down Little Horse, depending on time and energy (usually it's Little Horse by then -- the C pace draws out the ride to 4-5 hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteandfast
    I'll help ya DG. I have always liked riding with you anyway. You warm up at my speed
    Wouldn't Hangover be "A" techincal ride? Never done it but those pics I saw of you looked, how do I say , there that said it all.
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    As much as I'd love to have you on my ride what I was really asking for is locals familiar with Sedona trails to lead rides other than mine. Better to have 5 rides of 10-15 people than one ride with 50-75! We can all launch at the same time and head out in different directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBike'sBroken
    I agree. And, it's kinda short all by itself. If I had never ridden Sedona before, I would not want to drive all the way up there just for that trail.

    B+ ride. Although it seems like it might be more of just a B ride. My plan is to do Llama, Broken Arrow, Mystic, Chapel (painful on the rigid!) and over to Cathedral under the bridge, and finally to Red Rock crossing, dunk body in the river, relax, and then head back over to Bike n Bean for some beer. Roughly about 5-6 hours of good riding, picture taking and fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    I'll commit to doing my B-ride-at-C-pace thing in Sedona.

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    I could do that on my RIP, couldn't I? Good tires to run on Niner in AZ are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    I could do that on my RIP, couldn't I? Good tires to run on Niner in AZ are?
    Anything with good air volume & short knobs should not suck (so much rock/sand type), strong sidewalls (prevent rock-cuts and catcus penetration).

    Of course,
    a) I'm not accounting for rain
    b) I live in TX and have only ridden in AZ a few days total

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    I should be able to assist with sedona

    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    As much as I'd love to have you on my ride what I was really asking for is locals familiar with Sedona trails to lead rides other than mine. Better to have 5 rides of 10-15 people than one ride with 50-75! We can all launch at the same time and head out in different directions.
    I'm planning on coming down to help out on the Sedona SF rides, would be up for helping Durt Gurl or Paul B with some B rides or B/C rides combos.........I'm heading down today for some red durtness, my legs need a rest from tele skiing. details can be worked out over the next few weeks. I'll be riding a SS for AZSF and would be into helping out with a SS specific ride if there are some folks interested but mixed groups are cool too,,,,,,,,my SS Sedona rides are not specific to one gear parameters, I go just about anywhere and will push when needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    I could do that on my RIP, couldn't I? Good tires to run on Niner in AZ are?
    Well, I'll be doing it on my RIP, so you'll be in good company.

    I dig Rampages and Nevegals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Well, I'll be doing it on my RIP, so you'll be in good company.

    I dig Rampages and Nevegals.

    p.
    How do you guys Slime/Stans your inner tubes when they are Presta valved? My Rhyno Lite isn't tubeless ready, and I'd like to make the tube thorn proof, or at least self sealing with some homebrew.

    My Rampage and Nevegal are worn out pretty good, how do Geax Saguaro's do there? Too light or XC oriented?

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    Can't help you, I run tubeless everything. That said, I've heard of folks actually cutting open their Presta-valved tubes, pumping in the sealant, and then patching. Or you could just buy Presta-valved Slime tubes.

    Not a huge fan of Saguaros personally.

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    some presta tubes have removable valve cores, screw out and back in. Continentals for sure. I run tubless too but keep stans'd conti's in my camelbak for emergencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    some presta tubes have removable valve cores, screw out and back in. Continentals for sure. I run tubless too but keep stans'd conti's in my camelbak for emergencies.
    You can also buy presta tube that are pre-slimed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    How do you guys Slime/Stans your inner tubes when they are Presta valved? My Rhyno Lite isn't tubeless ready, and I'd like to make the tube thorn proof, or at least self sealing with some homebrew.

    My Rampage and Nevegal are worn out pretty good, how do Geax Saguaro's do there? Too light or XC oriented?
    This method works great for me. easy and quick. I fill an old slime tube with whatever sealant I want and use the same method.
    http://commutebybike.com/2006/11/12/...a-valve-tubes/

    The steps of blowing air in the tube to get the valve core back out are unnecessary. Just hold on to the valve core when it drops into the tube and gently push it back in and tap the outside of the valve on a hard surface in a downward motion until drops out again.

    Geax Saguaro's seem to be popular out here. lots of people use and praise them, but I have no personal experience.

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    DG, very true. I just like Stan's sealant a LOT more than Slime. Clogs valves less.

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    Spring Fling Bugsy Milagro

    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    The new dates for next year have been chosen according to a poll that was on here a few weeks ago. The dates are March 18-22, 2009.

    What is Spring Fling?
    MTBR AZ Spring Fling History
    Check out the thread from last year
    Funny that you have to go to Phoenix to hear about something going on right down the street. Any thoughts on the ride for this year?
    Thanks, Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sonEmily
    Funny that you have to go to Phoenix to hear about something going on right down the street. Any thoughts on the ride for this year?
    Thanks, Emily
    This will be updated soon. Check back in a few weeks after we nail down ride leaders, times, shirt designs, etc. It will also be copied over to a new MTBR thread at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    This will be updated soon. Check back in a few weeks after we nail down ride leaders, times, shirt designs, etc. It will also be copied over to a new MTBR thread at that time.

    So BFL is the same day as AZSF in Sedona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb
    So BFL is the same day as AZSF in Sedona?
    Yes, we will be "riding" an epic Sedona loop and joining the party later that day at Bike n Bean...we may change the start/finish location so we will start/finish at B&B also instead of at the Oak Creek Brewery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Yes, we will be "riding" an epic Sedona loop and joining the party later that day at Bike n Bean...we may change the start/finish location so we will start/finish at B&B also instead of at the Oak Creek Brewery.
    Then there is the whole issue of finishing before sundown. That is one Big Friggin Loop.


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