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    Scott in Tucson
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    azepicriderandrunner about to set a new Coconino record

    The Coconino Loop is 230 miles of singletrack and connecting dirt roads, looping through Flagstaff, Sedona, Mingus and Williams.

    Chad (azepicriderandrunner) is racing the loop right now and having one heck of a ride. He's poised to take around 12 hours (!!) off the current record, set last year by Dave Harris. He's been riding since noon on Tuesday.

    If all continues to go well, he'll finish around 2am tonight, by ripping down Moto trail back into Flag.

    We've been tracking him by SPOT:



    Way to go Chad...
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    Way to go Chad!

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    Unbelieveable!!!!

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    Jeez. And here I am getting fat and slow for the summer.

    Nice work Chad!

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    egads.

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    The whole thing has been sick to watch....sick!




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    12 hours off the current record ? That is INSANE !!!

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    does the timer stop for sleeping? or is this event sponsored by Crack?

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    Chad is using a drug called Chad...it's like doping....only better.




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    He did it. A 3am finish and a new record of ~1:15:00 (1 day, 15 hours). Old record was 2:03:46, meaning he did take over 12 hours off!

    Solid work, Chad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    does the timer stop for sleeping? or is this event sponsored by Crack?
    Timer never stops.

    The only crack is that which comes from within.
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    It is truly amazing what people are capable of. Congratulations to your accomplishment Chad!!

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    Wow!

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    No wonder Chad was behind a 100 mile ride out of Flag a few weeks back... Just a training run for the main event. Chad, U Da Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Timer never stops.

    The only crack is that which comes from within.

    and that to which must be applied plenty antibiotic ointment after such a lengthy ride...

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    Before everyone starts awarding Chad the Congressional Medal of Honor, I'd like to call out just how selfish this whole thing was. I'll bet he didnt think of all of his fans for 1 second and stop to take a single amazing photo.


    awesome job Chad!!!
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    I probably wasn't invited on this ride because I would have drafted him for like a day and 14 hours and 59 minutes then SLINGSHOT past him with like 15 yards to go....
    "I've got nothing to hoard...."

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    That is amazing congrats!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    . I'll bet he didnt think of all of his fans for 1 second and stop to take a single amazing photo. awesome job Chad!!!
    66 pictures in all...



    ....the others will have to wait til Monday or Tuesday. Thank you for the kind words. The route really is special: AZT, Hot Loop, Munds, Broken Arrow, Templeton, Red Rock SP, Lime, Trail 105, Trail 28, Hernham, Bill Williams, Sycamore Rim, Wing Mountain, and Elden. Some of the rockiest 250 miles anywhere.

    Gnome let me shower this morning (having slept in my car last night) and tRoy bought me breakfast. I need to move to Flagstaff soon. Now I am at Late for the Train before my drive to Las Vegas (a possible jaunt down to the 50 degree Willow Springs on the CO River; soaking the legs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    does the timer stop for sleeping? or is this event sponsored by Crack?
    Timer does not sleep. Learning to ride the bike while sleeping is key. I slept for about 3 hours, 2 hours down near the diverted Verde River in Dead Horse State Park (bathed there also) and 1 hour on Trail 105 (after taking a bit of a fall).

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    wow! congrats on such an accomplishment.

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    Congrats dude. That is truly something special!

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    Head North Chad!

    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    66 pictures in all...



    ....the others will have to wait til Monday or Tuesday. Thank you for the kind words. The route really is special: AZT, Hot Loop, Munds, Broken Arrow, Templeton, Red Rock SP, Lime, Trail 105, Trail 28, Hernham, Bill Williams, Sycamore Rim, Wing Mountain, and Elden. Some of the rockiest 250 miles anywhere.

    Gnome let me shower this morning (having slept in my car last night) and tRoy bought me breakfast. I need to move to Flagstaff soon. Now I am at Late for the Train before my drive to Las Vegas (a possible jaunt down to the 50 degree Willow Springs on the CO River; soaking the legs).
    Chad, make the move North, we'd love to have you as a local Flagstaffrican,,,,,,,you can perfect your snowshoeing skills and I'll teach you how to telemark when you get bored of riding in Sedona over the winter season

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    Very impressive!! Congrats!
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    Nice!!

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    Outstanding! That is truly EPIC!!!

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    Undeniably Chad posts amazing rides and photos, and with all due respect and without trying to seem curse or rude, but who with the zest for riding as most of us do, couldn't if they didn't have work or family duties. Maybe I'm just jealous, so hats off and please keep it coming.

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    that is absolutely amazing and inspiring!! I would like to do that some time... it would only take me about a week and a half I think.

    Congrats

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    Great job Chad You never cease to amaze! Looking forward to the pics.

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    Just when I thought I was getting in shape, I read something amazing like this. WOW.

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    Nice job, Chad...impressive feat!!

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    A brief write-up with more pictures is available here.

    While 39 hours seems a little extreme, I have done this route in 3 days and 4 days; I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fun, multi-day adventure.

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    Nice job Chad!!
    I need to ride more and work less.

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