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    Quadruple Bypass 2011 - Save-the-Date - 1/22/2011

    Looks like Sat, Jan. 22nd...

    That's the day before the NFL Championship games. I "traditionally" put the Quad in between those games and the Super Bowl, but the 29th is the AES Antelope Peak Challenge, and it would be a bit much to do both rides on the same weekend, back-to-back...

    So let's call it for Saturday, the 22nd...details to follow...
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    That'll be a nice warmup for the 115 mile version of the APC - which I'm sure you'll be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb
    That'll be a nice warmup for the 115 mile version of the APC - which I'm sure you'll be doing.
    Err...doing *some* version of it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Err...doing *some* version of it...
    They are starting construction on the singletrack to bypass the gasline (which I find to be fun) on Dec 9th This might be the last time the APC uses the gasline, or who knows, maybe they will finish it before the race date.

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    I was just thinking about this ride, and what miserable shape I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    I was just thinking about this ride, and what miserable shape I'm in.
    Me2u2metoo

    But alas, Sam, like every year, we'll all push, pull, and carry each other back to the parking lot.

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    Gonna pull a Walt and De....I will be there!

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    Damn, last year I got the flu right before the Quad, and this year it falls 2 days after my 10th wedding anniversary - the date we're heading out to whoop it up with a celebration.

    Have fun ya'all! I can't make this this time around.

    Guess that gives me 1 more year to prep for it on the rigid ss.

    Hey Raybum - you're gonna do this on the Lynskey ss right?
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    since this is my year of firsts...might as well try and do this too. anyone got a gps or map of the course, might want to pre-ride some of the passes so I'm not last place again

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    since this is my year of firsts...might as well try and do this too. anyone got a gps or map of the course, might want to pre-ride some of the passes so I'm not last place again
    You know... another FIRST would be to 'shuttle it'... just sayin'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    since this is my year of firsts...might as well try and do this too. anyone got a gps or map of the course, might want to pre-ride some of the passes so I'm not last place again
    (note, these are GPX files I got from others, they are not my own.)

    Quadruple (click the image for full size image)
    GPX file here




    Gnardruple (click the image for full size image)
    This version is going over Tom's Thumb instead of Windgate
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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    since this is my year of firsts...might as well try and do this too. anyone got a gps or map of the course, might want to pre-ride some of the passes so I'm not last place again

    Dude...you were not last place....DNF is last place.




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    I've never done a Quad. I'm a definate probably.

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    Date saved, my first QB. The Tom's Thumb version looks so tempting...

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    Yep, in on the SS...with a manly 32x21....

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    I am so in.

    Gotta check out the map for the Sunset pass back over to Windgate on the back side. I've never done that part. Have to get out for a pre-ride.

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    i'll be there, looking forward to it!
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    Why wait until January when you can do it every Saturday? I'm doing the Gnardruple again on Dec 18th. Did it on black Friday and just have a strong urge that can't be suppressed. In fact, if it wasn't for Dawn to Dusk I'd be doing it tomorrow.

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    I will most likely be in.

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    Count me in!
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    Count me in again, but my bike choices for this year may not be the best of choices. Since last years hell fest, My Stumpjumper FS is now gone, so I am either gonna have to run a SS 29er, or my heavy ass Reign X FR bike. I don't think I will run the SS so the Reign X will have to work. The climbing is going to really suck. Oh well at least this year it is on a Saturday so I will have Sunday to recover. Now just got to get rid of the 15 lbs I have gained since last year.

    May need to bring some of the barley and hops flavored energy drinks this time around. I have a feeling I will need them this year.

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    I've never missed the official Walt quad so I plan to be there. I think this is the 5th year, right?

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    As long as plans don't change, I'm in. Should be a good day as always.

    Thx...Doug

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    Are you guys a couple now.......? How cute!

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    Can anyone tell me where I can lay my hands on some point-to-point directions to go from Sunset Pass back over to reconnect with the trail up to Bell and Windgate? Seems like there was some hokey-pokey that went on over there, city streets, etc. Maybe it's just follow your nose?

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    From the top of sunrise, down sunrise to the east, left(north) up the street throught the gated community. At the top of the paved road, there's another gate on the right...go through that and continue on the jeep road. It'll climb for a bit then level out. At the end of that road is. Sign for sonoran trail. Get on that that till it hits dixie mine...go left. Dixie mine will hit a big dirt road. Go left up the road and you'll see prospector trail on the right. Take it till it hits bell pass trail, go left up and over bell pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    since this is my year of firsts...might as well try and do this too. anyone got a gps or map of the course, might want to pre-ride some of the passes so I'm not last place again
    Bob here's mine from last year. I guess I need to get off my ass and do this.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/23718160

    Hope to see you this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by core local
    Are you guys a couple now.......? How cute!
    We sure are...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    We sure are...!
    I think he's talking about dgangi & chongoman
    Because, one is never enough.

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    I think I might have to jump in on this. Do about 14-18 miles 5 days a week, so I figure I should be able to pull this off with the appropriate prep.

    I'm a definite maybe right now.
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    My hip is healing and the muscles are remembering how to ride up hills and over rocks. Walt's Quad is my new goal! And if not the whole thing, then at least some of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BeerJoe
    I think he's talking about dgangi & chongoman
    ...I wish. I've tried many things to make dgangi notice me (new hairstyle, painstakelngly planned romantic evenings, Landmark Forum), but, alas, he will always have eyes for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    ...I wish. I've tried many things to make dgangi notice me (new hairstyle, painstakelngly planned romantic evenings, Landmark Forum), but, alas, he will always have eyes for another.
    Sorry Bob...your come-ons just aren't working. Monkeybutt Jeff is who I dream of at night...

    Thx...Doug

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    I'm going to try and plan on doing this ride. I had to back out of FOTP the night before when all 3 of my kids got sick the day before Thanksgiving. Hopefully the cold and flu bugs stay away from my house so I can ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgangi
    Sorry Bob...your come-ons just aren't working. Monkeybutt Jeff is who I dream of at night...

    Thx...Doug
    Back off, *****!...and quit trying to grab his butt when I'm not looking!

    Hoping to do some of this ride. IF it's not too cold. I'm askeeert of chilly temps.
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    Temps look good so far, today's Accuweather says high will be 72 on Sat.:

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/az/sco...ils.asp?fday=6

    EDIT: whoops, forget that, was thinking McDowell 60!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
    Temps look good so far, today's Accuweather says high will be 72 on Sat.:

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/az/sco...ils.asp?fday=6

    EDIT: whoops, forget that, was thinking McDowell 60!
    Too late. You just jinxed the ride... Oh, and the McDowell as well. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Too late. You just jinxed the ride... Oh, and the McDowell as well. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum
    From the top of sunrise, down sunrise to the east, left(north) up the street throught the gated community. At the top of the paved road, there's another gate on the right...go through that and continue on the jeep road. It'll climb for a bit then level out. At the end of that road is. Sign for sonoran trail. Get on that that till it hits dixie mine...go left. Dixie mine will hit a big dirt road. Go left up the road and you'll see prospector trail on the right. Take it till it hits bell pass trail, go left up and over bell pass.

    Just got back to this... thanks for the directions!!

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    Here's a little recap of the beat down from last year:


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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    Here's a little recap of the beat down from last year:

    Thanks for posting that video. Brought back some amazing memories, and gave me the kick in the mental pants I need, to get back on my bike.

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    I wish I could, but i have a race that weekend at McDowell.

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    I was 'in' till ...

    I realized the Cub Scout pinewood derby race that I'm helping run is that same day.
    You guys and gals enjoy!

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    How long does the quad take for a slow climber? I might be interested! Also, what are the stats millage and elevation gain wise? If you're going to slow will you get dropped? I've only been out to those trails once before and it seems easy to get lost covering such a large distance.

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    33 ish miles...6500 ft climbing or so (see randy's post above). You might go out there and do a big double bypass...start at bashas and instead of going up wingate, make your way around paradise and the rest of the route going CCW. By cutting out the first 2 passes, it'll be about 24 ish miles, 4000ft or so of climbing. If you can do that in a reasonable time, you should be fine. I have a GPX file of that double if you need it.

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    I will finally be able to do it this year, since its on a Saturday. My question to you guys is..Do I bring the new 29er Niner Air9 HT or my 6" Reign trail bike? The Reign pedals great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    I will finally be able to do it this year, since its on a Saturday. My question to you guys is..Do I bring the new 29er Niner Air9 HT or my 6" Reign trail bike? The Reign pedals great.
    Bring the HT for the lighter weight and more efficient climbing...you don't need the Reign for this ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro
    How long does the quad take for a slow climber? I might be interested! Also, what are the stats millage and elevation gain wise? If you're going to slow will you get dropped? I've only been out to those trails once before and it seems easy to get lost covering such a large distance.
    Watch the beginning of Sam's video from last year for a GREAT, Tour-de-France-like view/summary of what the ride(stage) looks like.

    We always have a "back-of-the-bus" group that waits and sweeps everyone, so nobody gets dropped. That group just takes its time, and usually takes 7-8 hours.

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    Ok the HT it is. This is just a socail rides that requires no pre-registration..correct?

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    I'm really looking forward to the challenge....I think. Back of the bus here I come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    Ok the HT it is. This is just a socail rides that requires no pre-registration..correct?
    Correct!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46
    I'm really looking forward to the challenge....I think. Back of the bus here I come.
    Maybe you and I can hang back together... LOL

    I don't know if I'll be able to get out there to try a double bypass before this ride so I'll definitely be waaaay in the back.

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    Sounds good Arturo, I'll save you a seat!

    Quote Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro
    Maybe you and I can hang back together... LOL

    I don't know if I'll be able to get out there to try a double bypass before this ride so I'll definitely be waaaay in the back.
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    Last year I was in the back, but still made it. Most likely will be in the back again, but may have a fighting chance to enjoy the downhill sections more than I did last year. Can't wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    Here's a little recap of the beat down from last year:


    Sam you planning on running your Reign X this time around? I need someone to share the pain of riding a heavy ass overkill bike with me.

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    I will be there..
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    Tom's thumb Quad

    I'm excited to ride the group Thumb 5 way bypass. Is the planned TT version to ride up the front of Tom's Thumb, then over windgate, then bell, over sunrise, and around to the backside of windgate and over? From the map I couldn't tell. The McDowell 50-60 was a fun huge group ride. Ready for the next painful challenge . . .

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    I need to get back out to MSP and ride before the Quad. I forgot what it's like to go many miles uphill all at one time.

    Bringing the squish and gears for this one.

    Any pre-ride Doubles planned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmn3206
    I'm excited to ride the group Thumb 5 way bypass. Is the planned TT version to ride up the front of Tom's Thumb, then over windgate, then bell, over sunrise, and around to the backside of windgate and over? From the map I couldn't tell. The McDowell 50-60 was a fun huge group ride. Ready for the next painful challenge . . .
    There are two options:
    1. "Traditional" Quad, starting up and over Windgate, over to Bell, etc, ending up and down Windgate at the end.
    2. "Gnardruple" Quad, starting up Windgate, then breaking left and going up TT from the west, then down East End, back to Windgate, and rejoining the route. So essentially, replacing Windgate as the first "Bypass" with TT. And a much harder first Bypass.

    The group will self-select into either option. A nice side-benefit for the ride is that doing TT first adds time for the stronger/faster riders that choose that way, so they won't be SO far ahead at the end.

    The "Tradtional" option is perfectly respectable, and recommended for most riders, as it, in and of itself, is a b*tch to complete. I, personally, prefer the Traditional route.

    Quote Originally Posted by dryheat?
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    Me too.....

    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz

    The "Tradtional" option is perfectly respectable, and recommended for most riders, as it, in and of itself, is a b*tch to complete. I, personally, prefer the Traditional route.
    I'm right there with you. I think I will leave the TT climb to the YOUNGER, stronger, faster riders while I schlep UP Windgate and Bell.... and they will still be ahead of me.

    I missed you two at the Saturday start for the 60/50/16 (I completed 16 after bonking and bailing on Sunrise due to trashed legs from racing the week before). It was such a good idea...

    Walt, I talked to Matt at Sunday Cycles on Friday. I wasn't aware of your injury. Heal quickly, mi amigo.
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    TT route

    thanks for the clarification on the TT route, bummer to come down east end, it is so slippery I feel that is is not as fun as an out and back on TT, however, I understand you cannot have riders going both directions on a singletrack group ride. Which route, decisions, decisions . . .

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    I will be riding with the back of the bus group again, probably toward the back of the back of the bus group.

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    Quad - and waltaz - update...

    I will have detailed info out on the upcoming Quad, in the next week or so, so stay tuned...

    Unfortunately, I will not be riding it this year as I am out of commission with a torn triceps tendon. Had surgery yesterday, and it turns out it was fully-torn off the elbow and had to be reattached by drilling four holes in the bone and tying it on with fiber wire. I will be off the mountain bike until about April 1st. The tear was likely caused by a simple fall off the bike while powering up a switchback on the AES BCT ride, when I fell with my full weight on my straight left arm... either that or CoyoteKis' voodoo doll finally worked (she was right behind me on that switchback... hmm...)

    Back to the Quad, Deanna and I will still be there to send it off and provide support at various points during the ride, and of course, for the post-ride libations. There will be plenty of repeat Quad Offenders to help lead the various groups.

    It sucks to not be able to do the ride, but the "Quad must go on", and we'll certainly be there for everything but the suffering... hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    I will have detailed info out on the upcoming Quad, in the next week or so, so stay tuned...

    Unfortunately, I will not be riding it this year as I am out of commission with a torn triceps tendon. Had surgery yesterday, and it turns out it was fully-torn off the elbow and had to be reattached by drilling four holes in the bone and tying it on with fiber wire. I will be off the mountain bike until about April 1st. The tear was likely caused by a simple fall off the bike while powering up a switchback on the AES BCT ride, when I fell with my full weight on my straight left arm... either that or CoyoteKis' voodoo doll finally worked (she was right behind me on that switchback... hmm...)

    Back to the Quad, Deanna and I will still be there to send it off and provide support at various points during the ride, and of course, for the post-ride libations. There will be plenty of repeat Quad Offenders to help lead the various groups.

    It sucks to not be able to do the ride, but the "Quad must go on", and we'll certainly be there for everything but the suffering... hehe...

    Damn Walt, that's a major bummer.

    Sadly, Nancy and I will not be doing the official Quad either. With the AZT Jamboree the weekend before and the Antelope Peak ride the next weekend, no way I could do a full quad. May just show up for a double or even for post-ride libations - cause that is half the fun anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb

    Heal up. This is De's chance to get in shape and be ready to kick your ass when you get back on the bike.

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    Ummm... I'm sorry, but, did you say GET in shape? *head tilt*


    I'm a Stand By Your Man (well, sit on your arse by your recovering man) type of person, but darn straight, I will still be doing some work on the my SS, to get ready for Old Pueblo. Gotta represent for us both now. That said, thinking of fashioning an adult sized papoose, so I can take him out for a few laps. All recovery, no play, makes Walt a dull boy!

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    Not good, not good at all..

    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    ...Deanna and I will still be there to send it off and provide support at various points during the ride, and of course, for the post-ride libations. There will be plenty of repeat Quad Offenders to help lead the various groups......

    It sucks to not be able to do the ride, but the "Quad must go on", and we'll certainly be there for everything but the suffering... hehe...
    Yep, this sure sucks big rocks. I've always used folks like you, Walt, of advanced age, to encourage me to ride harder and faster, and when really wanting to give it up I tell myself, "if an old fart like Walt can ride like that, I can too". I can only hope that Craig, from Moab, shows up to put the hammer down and get me through it to the libations...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom93R1
    I will be riding with the back of the bus group again, probably toward the back of the back of the bus group.
    I might be back there sweeping up with ya Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis
    Ummm... I'm sorry, but, did you say GET in shape? *head tilt*


    I'm a Stand By Your Man (well, sit on your arse by your recovering man) type of person, but darn straight, I will still be doing some work on the my SS, to get ready for Old Pueblo. Gotta represent for us both now. That said, thinking of fashioning an adult sized papoose, so I can take him out for a few laps. All recovery, no play, makes Walt a dull boy!
    Ummm, errr, well. Somehow the word "better" got lost there - as in "get in better shape".

    Just get a Bob trailer and toss him in the back when you go out riding. A few weeks of that and you'll be climbing windgate with a 14 tooth cog.

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    well walt, I can't make your quad again this year (Bad timing) so as long as the weather holds out I plan on going out this Saturday to give it a try. Geared bike for a first timer, I dwonloaded the maps so I shoudln't get lost but that's sometimes the fun of it. see ya and get well.
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    Ahh looks like I can't make it anymore. I decided to hit up some fresh pow that weekend in the Front Range! Colorado here I come!!

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    I'm in this year. I've passed you guys on the trail the same day during various years but have never done the full meal deal with the group. I did the triple (Windgate, Bell, Sunrise) yesterday in the cold and wind. Man, doing all four will be a beat down.

    With the new Gateway access area open on Thompson Peak will the ride still kick off at Bashas? I guess Gateway would keep folks off the roads and on the trail sooner, but may be problematic for post-ride libations (I don't know that for sure).

    See you on the 22nd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog
    Yep, this sure sucks big rocks. I've always used folks like you, Walt, of advanced age, to encourage me to ride harder and faster, and when really wanting to give it up I tell myself, "if an old fart like Walt can ride like that, I can too". I can only hope that Craig, from Moab, shows up to put the hammer down and get me through it to the libations...



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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb
    Ummm, errr, well. Somehow the word "better" got lost there - as in "get in better shape".

    Just get a Bob trailer and toss him in the back when you go out riding. A few weeks of that and you'll be climbing windgate with a 14 tooth cog.
    I can ride a bike... he cannot... I ween! I ween!

    As to the Bob trailer, pass... Got a baby-jogging stroller, and he bossy (faster, slow down, pick up the pace, careful!), and making rude gestures to all the babies we passed. No, I am definitely striking out on my own. ;-)

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    I'm out too....I gotta go to Kauai to train for the APC the following week.






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    Time & Place

    I see the date, but what time and where is the meeting place? or did i over look something.

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    I'm planning to ride a pre-quad double on Saturday morning (15th) if anyone wants to join me.

    I'm planning to ride from Ringtail then up and over sunrise, up Via Linda to service road, over to Sonoran Trail then up Dixie Mine and up and over Bell. Bell down to Paradise then up Quartz over to Taliesen overlook and then back to Ringtail.

    I'll be starting at 8:30ish Saturday morning...send me a PM if you want to join me.

    I'm hoping to be back at the ringtail by noon'ish (I've never ridden past Sonoran Trail though)...
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    So what is the route and details for next weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleGerl
    So what is the route and details for next weekend?
    I'll post up later today...been lazy since I've been off the bike...

    But I'll have all that info later today...start will be at the Basha's parking lot, at Bell Rd. and Thompson Peak (in N. Scottsdale), and start-time will be 8:30 am.

    Route will be as follows:
    - Enter at TH at 104th and Bell
    - Up Windgate from the bottom
    - Windgate Pass
    - Down the east side to the Bell Connector junction
    - Right on Bell Connector, over to Bell
    - up to Bell Pass
    - Down the west side to Paradise
    - left on Paradise
    - left on Quartz, up Quartz to Lost Dog; left on Lost Dog
    - up Lost Dog to Taliesin Overlook
    - down from Overlook, right on Old Jeep Rd, follow Old Jeep Rd all the way to Ringtail
    - left on Ringtail to Sunrise
    - left on Sunrise and UP!
    - Sunrise "pass", then down the east side into Hidden Hills
    - left on Via Linda and up to end of road, right onto dirt road
    - dirt road to end, to Sonoran Trail
    - Sonoran Trail to Dixie Mine
    - left on Dixie Mine to dirt road
    - RIGHT on dirt road and continue on Dixie Mine (don't go left and up dirt road to Prospector - harder)
    - Dixie Mine to Coachwhip
    - Left on Coachwhip to Windmill to Windgate - just keep going up!
    - Windgate Pass again
    - down the west side of Windgate and back out at 104th st and back to Basha's

    This is the "classic" Quad route; for those that are ambitious, you can substitute Tom's Thumb/East End for the first Windgate climb/pass. This is MUCH harder, and will add about an hour to the ride.

    Though I won't be riding due to my injury, Deanna and I will be there at the start to kick it off, and we'll have a support stop with food and drink (and yes, some "treats") at the bottom of the east side of Sunrise in Hidden Hills. And, of course, we'll be there at the end!

    I'll post up some more info later, but this should give you what you need. The "back of the bus" group usually takes 7-8 hours; the fast group 5-6 hours, so plan on something in that range. It's always a great day, and a ton of fun...and pain...but well worth it.

    De' and I look forward to seeing you all!!
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    If anyone has a GPS track that comes close to the described route I'd appreciate it .
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    Hello.
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    Can anybody join the quadruple bi pass ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by szetich
    Hello.
    First timer posting on this website.
    Can anybody join the quadruple bi pass ride?
    Absolutely!!! Open to all!! Come out and ride...!!

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    Awesome. I'm bringing a roadey from the 80s who has 3 weeks of riding under his belt.
    Should be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by szetich
    Awesome. I'm bringing a roadey from the 80s who has 3 weeks of riding under his belt.
    Should be interesting!
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    i'm out for this saturday,going to take my ccw class that morning.
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    If anybody needs more info, other than what I posted above, let me know...

    Otherwise, see you on Sat AM...FIP at 8:30 am!!

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    Myself and a friend are coming down from Colorado. Is there a GPS track available?
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSjeff
    Myself and a friend are coming down from Colorado. Is there a GPS track available?
    Thanks.
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    Here ya go...hopefully, this works...

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Gnardruple.gpx
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    I may be in and would certainly be in the slow group. I can't take all 7-8 hours to finish the whole course (that is assuming I could do it even if I had the time) and was wondering where some bail-out points are. I can ride for 4 hours (give or take a little). Any information would be helpful.

    Though I haven't ever done it, thanks in advance to everybody who put this together. When I heard about this a week ago, I thought that it was exactly the type of thing that I have been looking for. Together with the AES events to plan for (also news to me), I am happy to say I have about 10 years of training ahead of me...and looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNC
    I may be in and would certainly be in the slow group. I can't take all 7-8 hours to finish the whole course (that is assuming I could do it even if I had the time) and was wondering where some bail-out points are. I can ride for 4 hours (give or take a little). Any information would be helpful.

    Though I haven't ever done it, thanks in advance to everybody who put this together. When I heard about this a week ago, I thought that it was exactly the type of thing that I have been looking for. Together with the AES events to plan for (also news to me), I am happy to say I have about 10 years of training ahead of me...and looking forward to it.
    Perfect bailout points just before climbing Sunrise, or just after coming down the other side...in either case, you can then take the roads back - Via Linda -> right on Frank Lloyd Wright -> right on 100th St. -> right on Thompson Peak, and back to the Basha's...
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    That looks perfect. Thanks. See you Saturday.

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    Please reserve me the last seat on the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutt
    Please reserve me the last seat on the bus.
    Reserved!
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    Dumb question ...

    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Here ya go...hopefully, this works...

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35527/mtb/Gnardruple.gpx
    I can't open this at work ... is this the route with Tom's Thumb or the regular route?

    See you guys tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Reserved!
    Hey! That seat was already taken!

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    I am in the for the quadruple bypass

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    And just to reiterate, CoyoteKis (Deanna) and I will be meeting the group on the east side of Sunrise with snacks and beverages. In addition, there is a water fountain there to refill water...

    See ya tomorrow...remember, group is rolling at 8:30 am sharp!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    And just to reiterate, CoyoteKis (Deanna) and I will be meeting the group on the east side of Sunrise with snacks and beverages. In addition, there is a water fountain there to refill water...

    See ya tomorrow...remember, group is rolling at 8:30 am sharp!!

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    FWIW, I rode Sunrise last weekend and the water faucets down by the lot were all turned off. Not sure for how long, but luckily there were houses nearby, I filled up from some nearby house with a water bib out front.
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    Ouch! Hahaha!

    Thanks for the water, the beer and putting this together Walt. Nice to meet everyone. As soon as I regain feeling in my limbs I'll post up some pictures.

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    Wish I could have made it, instead I raced the cat 2 40 - 49, had a mechanical breakdown, shot my race, but I did finish!

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    Hope you all had a good time today. Like a dumbass I overslept. So I did a boring Desert Classic run on my SS

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    Big thanks to Walt & Dee, great day, great people.

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    Thanks for putting it together! That's a tough ride!

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    wow now that's my kind of ridin. I sure hope it's on next year or (even sooner again). The vid that u2me2 did of 2010 was cool to watch and it gave a good visual of the trail on the entire mountain range. Im bettin that you all that did it today your thighs are still burnin!...good job!

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    The view from the back of the bus was great!! Always great to meet new riders and catch up with familiar faces. A big THANK YOU to Walt & Dee for organizing this event & waiting around long enough at the Sunrise parking lot to dole out water & snacks.

    Until next year....

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    that was a great day in the saddle...tough, but fun.

    just think, the lead group only went TWICE as fast we did, freeskier!

    thanks again W & D for waiting for us at the end! food, water and hospitality by the two of you was greatly appreciated!

    beautiful day out there...what more could we ask for, right? ...65 degrees, sunny and a light breeze!

    can't wait to see the vid from U2 (no pressure)!
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    Second that! We'll take a recovery week and do it again. Good to meet you Walt. And good to meet everybody in the back of the bus.

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    congrats to all the finishers, esp the 2 guys who did the gnardruple. thanks De and Walt for the SAG.

    anyone else see all the parked cars from the auto auction on the last descent? it was like the ground was all shimmering, wish i got a pick. here's a crappy one of TT, Windgate and Bell from a little sunset stretch with the dog. Its much better looking in person, and my camera sucks...
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    Okay, allow me to start this ride review with a couple of apologizes.

    1) Thank you everybody for allow me shove a my camera in your face. Your patience is much appreciated.
    2) I didn't have bad gas yestaday, but rather that ripping sound was my tire buzzing on my front derailleur every time I my suspension compressed. Very annoying I know. I need to figure out some sort of mod so my 650B wheels don't do this.

    Anycow, it was a great day out on the trail. And the clowns at the back of the bus had a great sufferfest. I've done a few of these, not to get all dorky on the scene here, but the encouragement of finishing is equally given as it is received. Well played to the 6 person trail sweeper team.

    Big thanks to WaltAZ and CoyoteKis for the support at the beginning, middle and end. That was freaking ahsum, and thanks for waiting for our sorry a$$e$ to finish. Walt, you need to stop making excuse for not riding Quadruple Bypass, and CoyoteKis you will not be called 'Diesel' until you get back on your bike.

    Utter than my tire on derailleur issues and one Tom29 having a case of the flats, us slow pokes really had no mechanical issues. Suhweet!

    Sure there many, many harder rides than this, but for a chump like myself, it is a pretty big challenge. To be honest, I felt pretty good all day; way better than last years edition. Shoot, I drank less than 150 OZ of water, only a 1.5 qts of gatorade, on snickers, two goo's and an apple. I had a nice burrito in pack, but didn't bother eating it (I need to go out to my car and grab it before some serious ickiness happens).

    Great weather too , although I had my lungs from all the crap in the air. I had some pretty painful coughing fits after the ride.


    Those two doods from Colorado just made us look silly finishing the ride in sumpin like 4:40, and big ups to the riders who did the Gnardruple. The Gnardruple doods started at the same time as everybody else, but caught up the stragglers at Bell Pass. And then there is Chollaball, the only dood that I know of that has ridden each 'Annual Quadruple Bypass Ride' who started half hour later than everybody else and caught up to us at Bell Pass. Guts awards to you all.

    I know, I know the song is kinda of a trite anthem, but it seemed to touch on the emotional feel of the ride for me, at least.

    Here's a vid of the day:



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    Great vid Sam! Thx again to Walt and Dee for setting it up and providing support. Really well done and congrats to all who finished. Cheers!

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    Cool video love the angles you get on the pole u made.

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    Thanks Raybum and Grunion!


    I'm hearing freeskier46's finger is a little jacked up from the spill at the 4:30 mark, and the other dood that crashed says he feels worse than looked. drat!

    I'm not sure what happened in the video editing process to my 'Brady Bunch' effect, I used to stack up clips, but the two times I did this I had a stray clip stretch out and mess the look up. drat!

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    I've yet to ride that little section right at the bottom of the first ravine on the Sonoran. Like golfers say, it just doesn't suit my eye. Something about the off-camber slick looking rock with a chain on the right....

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    A big GOOD DAMNED JOB to everyone, and a hearty "you're welcome", to all who gave thanks for the support. It was our pleasure, and although I certainly prefer to RIDE the Quad, it was kind of fun to be on the opposite side of it just this once, to see the spirit that kept you all pedaling, hear the stories, witness the smiles, and give support and encouragement at the pit stops! When you're riding, you're often so caught up in your own fight, that you miss out on the little details mentioned above. Priceless, getting to witness each big smile as everyone rolled in.

    Sam, excellent job on the video, as ALWAYS, and you for sure really nailed the emotional aspect of the Quad. I think this year wins the prize for the most SMILES while riding!

    And, lol, fair enough about the Diesel nickname. I will earn it back.
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    Great video. Great ride. We bailed out at Lost Dog (I knew ahead of time that it was going to be more than I could handle) and I have to shake my head how the fast group did it so fast and how the slow group was able to finish. Impressive on both fronts.

    To the guys in the slow group, thanks for waiting and for the encouragement. Next year, I'll finish it with you. I need to let my legs heal for a little bit and I am going to sneak out and finish the loop. From the looks of the video and pics it looks well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum
    I've yet to ride that little section right at the bottom of the first ravine on the Sonoran. Like golfers say, it just doesn't suit my eye. Something about the off-camber slick looking rock with a chain on the right....
    Yeah, and catching on camera how tricky that section is can be difficult...

    ..., but it becomes easy when you have some body tumbling down it on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis
    And, lol, fair enough about the Diesel nickname. I will earn it back.
    Yep, I looked into the bylaws of how I give out nicknames, and once I kick one out, I can't stop using it. I keeps me honest that way

    Thanks so much to you, Diesel!

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    Nice work everyone. Would've liked to've been there.

    Sam, I got a solution for ya: get rid of the front mech.

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    Sweet

    A big thanks to Walt and Dee for the great support and having water at the bottom of Sunrise. The look on Walt's face was priceless when he saw us three descending down Sunrise as he didnt expexct us so soon. We were hauling the mail for a fast time. The 32x20 gearing on the singles were tough and maybe a 21 next time. Dave Brudette from Chama was with us on his Turner 5 spot and he descended like a goat on wheels. Amazing. Great views and great trails. Cya next time. Old Pueblo is on tap next.

    El Freako from Rico

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    Nice work everyone. Would've liked to've been there.

    Sam, I got a solution for ya: get rid of the front mech.
    You should've been here.


    Gulp, I have a idea of what your suggestion would be, and it skeers me.

    If I go 1X9, I need to get a 34 cassette. Fair enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    Yeah, and catching on camera how tricky that section is can be difficult...

    ..., but it becomes easy when you have some body tumbling down it on a bike.
    great work on the Video, U2! man, you really turned that around double-time! when you said "video to be coming soon" I thought you meant 3-4 days, not 3-4 hours!

    ...you are ruining my technology budget as I was reading about a Go Pro this morning; DOH!

    the classic line came from why wife when she watched the video this morning and said "that ride didn't look that hard, you guys looked like you were having fun," I simply replied, "it was and we were!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    Yeah, and catching on camera how tricky that section is can be difficult...

    ..., but it becomes easy when you have some body tumbling down it on a bike.
    lol! i just rewatched that in the video - thanks to the riders who donated skin in its making. that is the best part on Sonoran, the rest i dont much care if i ever ride again. think i'm going back to the neighborhood route - paying for that much gravity then bombing down a sidewalk me no likey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arctic slalom
    great work on the Video, U2! man, you really turned that around double-time! when you said "video to be coming soon" I thought you meant 3-4 days, not 3-4 hours!

    ...you are ruining my technology budget as I was reading about a Go Pro this morning; DOH!

    the classic line came from why wife when she watched the video this morning and said "that ride didn't look that hard, you guys looked like you were having fun," I simply replied, "it was and we were!"
    Great rolling with ya, dood.
    Its the patience of the people allow me jam a camera in there face that makes it fun. Hamming it up rules! And the GoPro really makes it easy.

    As for making it look easy, CoyoteKis had a few choice words for me after viewing a vid of the XC route on goat camp. She learned that trail is a little trickier than the clips I posted up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    paying for that much gravity then bombing down a sidewalk me no likey.
    I almost flew off that 'sidewalk' on saturday.

    It goes by fast, but I actually kinda did it. The grade is about perfect for high speed no brake riding.

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    Big THANKS to Walt,Deanna,and Hailey
    You are awesome.
    My friend and I had a blast.
    I look foward to the next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szetich
    Big THANKS to Walt,Deanna,and Hailey
    You are awesome.
    My friend and I had a blast.
    I look foward to the next ride.
    Oh, snap! You gave Haley a shout-out?! Outstanding!! Glad you had fun. Cheers to the next ride, and many more.
    "People do not lack strength; they lack will" (Victor Hugo)

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    Thanks again Walt and Deanna! It was great to finally meet some of the local MTBR heroes. I had a blast but I need to ditch the 1x9 and go SS to hang with all the cool kids at the front of the bus.

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