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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread on: April 12, 2012, 10:51:38 AM
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« on: April 12, 2012, 10:51:38 AM »

Alright, the pre-race thread is 21 pages, so it's time to start anew.

Race starts in less than 24 hours.

Quick reference links.

Race site: http://topofusion.com/azt/race.php

Live tracking: http://trackleaders.com/aztr

Call ins: http://mtbcast.com

Call in number: 888-866-4491

Here are some pre-race articles and blogs worth checking out (off the top of my head, I am sure there are more):

Outside online - http://www.outsideonline.com/blog/ultra-racing-the-arizona-trail.html
Singletrack.com - http://singletrack.competitor.com/2012/03/training/the-ultimate-ultra-the-arizona-trail-race_30254
Yours truly - http://www.topofusion.com/diary/2012/04/09/the-300/
Kurt - http://krefs.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-each-of-past-three-years-ive.html
Jill H - http://allthingsepicwithjill.blogspot.com/2012/04/better-than-car-by-far.html
J-bake - http://www.rocksnclocks.com/blog/2012/04/09/packing/

I have 41 people on the tracker right now.  Biggest AZT ever!

The forecast has steadily grown colder and more wet as the week has gone on.  The latest for Mt Lemmon:

Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. West wind between 13 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Luckily only the pointy end of the group will be dealing with Lemmon during the potential storm, but one thing is for sure -- this is not going to be a hot year!
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 12:13:29 PM
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 12:13:29 PM »

Gettin close, I'm excited and I'm not even doing it Cheesy
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 01:59:30 PM
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 01:59:30 PM »

have fun everyone  thumbsup
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 03:01:22 PM
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 03:01:22 PM »

Riders are here and getting bikes together won't be long now.

I can't wait to see what nearly 40 riders look like at Parker Lake.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 03:03:02 PM »

Good luck everyone! I sadly have to pull out (gotta work; an independent contractor with a non-deterministic schedule is tough on planning).
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 03:32:09 PM »

Joe Polk @ MTBcast has offered to do call-ins.

http://mtbcast.com

Call in number: 888-866-4491

Thanks Joe!
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 06:41:07 PM
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 06:41:07 PM »

Well it's about time to hit it. Marshal, Goldberg and I are at quality inn in Sierra vista. Good luck everyone!! I hope I can sleep tonight as Christmas is coming!!

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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 07:32:32 PM
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 07:32:32 PM »

Just arrived in Sierra Vista after driving down from Denver, CO.  Wishing everyone a good nights sleep, and hope the weather doesn't get crazy. Look forward to meeting tomorrow morning.

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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 08:00:27 PM
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 08:00:27 PM »

Gonna be an unproductive Friday at work!!! Be safe everyone.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 10:01:44 PM
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 10:01:44 PM »

Good luck everyone!  Put on a show for those of us watching from home.  I'm pulling for all 750 starters to be 750 finishers as well!  Goldberg's triple crown effort is underway soon.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 03:15:12 AM
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 03:15:12 AM »

Good luck all. I'll be watching and dreaming along from Aus
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 06:09:57 AM
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 06:09:57 AM »

The 750s should be rolling out any minute Smiley
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 08:47:27 AM
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 08:47:27 AM »

Wish I was at the start line as i watch snow come down in Wyoming. Maybe next year will work out. :} Watching some friends closely in this one but wish all a great race.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 09:20:24 AM
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 09:20:24 AM »

It's already 60 degrees in Patagonia this morning and no wind to speak of.  Should be perfect out there.
Might even turn into a tailwind once they hit the asphalt  thumbsup
Cheers,
M
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 10:04:27 AM »

Did Maad leave his Spot at home? Or is he sleeping in?
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 11:10:56 AM
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 11:10:56 AM »

All bunched up at the beginning 20 to 30 miles.  headbang

Bunch of questions like I'd like others to answer, if they know:
Who's Maad?
Bunch of riders without spot tracking or devices not working? S Morris? M Caminiti?
Wendy L off course already?
Why is Brad M so far out in front - did he start riding a few hours early to beat the heat?

Thanks.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 11:36:12 AM
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 11:36:12 AM »

Maad is James Foulks
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 11:41:18 AM
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 11:41:18 AM »

I think Scott is doing an ITT and has not started yet.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 12:29:51 PM
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 12:29:51 PM »

Thanks.  Didn't notice the ITT category on trackleaders earlier, but do now.
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  Topic Name: 2012 AZTR/300 Discussion Thread Reply #19 on: April 13, 2012, 01:35:13 PM
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2012, 01:35:13 PM »

Brad M is moving... already in sonoita, and many others are hittin the 82.
Anyone know what Raybums name is for tracker?
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