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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #260 on: May 15, 2019, 02:35:46 PM
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« Reply #260 on: May 15, 2019, 02:35:46 PM »

The heat is thrashing my backside so Iíve gone nocturnal until Friday when the temps look a little more comfortable. Will head back out this evening and attack oracle ridge with an assortment of stimulants to keep me going. I hope the French Onion Soup is still on the menu at the sawmill.

Fatigue has definitely set in and speed has suffered. There have also been some poor decisions made on a befuddled brain. Iíll get there but it wonít be pretty.

Had a rescue chopper circle yesterday. I had to make sure Iíd not accidentally pressed the SOS button on the spot tracker. I can not afford that sort of bill. A thumbs up and a wave and it was off. I spent the next hour hoping I did not come across a hiker or cyclist who was waiting for it.

The 300 section is the bit Iím most concerned about with the heat. Iíve an extra bladder in my backpack that I lugged full over the big hill to Ripsey wash. A surprise water cache was the only thing stopping me having to ration until Freeman Rd.

This trail is stunningly beautiful and everything is alive, flowering, and growing like crazy. Iíve startled quite a few rattlers in thigh deep grass growing either side of the trail. Some sections have had so much of that jumping cactus covering the trail itís been flicked up by my tires and jammed into my calves. Forget the Afro comb, a good sized gerber with pliers in a feed bag is doing the trick. It still hurts like a bastard

Thanks for the support here and FB. The whole ride has been incredible. Whether it be incredibly beautiful, painful, exciting, frustrating.... you get the idea. On the motivation side of things, one of the many motivators is making Elliot from Roadrunner Cycles live up to the promise of picking me up from the border IF I finish this thing. At least I know there will be beer.

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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #261 on: May 15, 2019, 04:23:25 PM
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« Reply #261 on: May 15, 2019, 04:23:25 PM »

The heat is thrashing my backside so Iíve gone nocturnal until Friday when the temps look a little more comfortable. Will head back out this evening and attack oracle ridge with an assortment of stimulants to keep me going. I hope the French Onion Soup is still on the menu at the sawmill.

Fatigue has definitely set in and speed has suffered. There have also been some poor decisions made on a befuddled brain. Iíll get there but it wonít be pretty.

Had a rescue chopper circle yesterday. I had to make sure Iíd not accidentally pressed the SOS button on the spot tracker. I can not afford that sort of bill. A thumbs up and a wave and it was off. I spent the next hour hoping I did not come across a hiker or cyclist who was waiting for it.

The 300 section is the bit Iím most concerned about with the heat. Iíve an extra bladder in my backpack that I lugged full over the big hill to Ripsey wash. A surprise water cache was the only thing stopping me having to ration until Freeman Rd.

This trail is stunningly beautiful and everything is alive, flowering, and growing like crazy. Iíve startled quite a few rattlers in thigh deep grass growing either side of the trail. Some sections have had so much of that jumping cactus covering the trail itís been flicked up by my tires and jammed into my calves. Forget the Afro comb, a good sized gerber with pliers in a feed bag is doing the trick. It still hurts like a bastard

Thanks for the support here and FB. The whole ride has been incredible. Whether it be incredibly beautiful, painful, exciting, frustrating.... you get the idea. On the motivation side of things, one of the many motivators is making Elliot from Roadrunner Cycles live up to the promise of picking me up from the border IF I finish this thing. At least I know there will be beer.



Hell yes Dave!
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #262 on: May 15, 2019, 06:02:14 PM
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« Reply #262 on: May 15, 2019, 06:02:14 PM »

Get those beers ready Elliot. Heís on the move

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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #263 on: May 16, 2019, 02:35:55 PM
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« Reply #263 on: May 16, 2019, 02:35:55 PM »

So rad Dave. Wow.
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #264 on: May 17, 2019, 09:34:15 PM
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« Reply #264 on: May 17, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »

Absolutely in awe at what Dave is doing.  Soooo cool.  Go Dave Go!!!

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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #265 on: May 18, 2019, 07:20:16 PM
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« Reply #265 on: May 18, 2019, 07:20:16 PM »



Heís done it!!!
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #266 on: May 18, 2019, 07:21:02 PM
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« Reply #266 on: May 18, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »

I first meet Dave when we rented a shuttle to get down to the 2015 version of the 750.  We spent about 24 hours together before the race started and it was a pleasure to meet and hang with Dave.  He did not finish that year but did in 2016 and 2018.  What he did this year is a very impressive feat.  Dam tough stuff.  Congratulations Dave on your yoyo!
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #267 on: May 18, 2019, 07:54:24 PM
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« Reply #267 on: May 18, 2019, 07:54:24 PM »

Inspiring for sure. Looks like he's riding over to Sierra Vista now, it just doesn't end!!!
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #268 on: May 18, 2019, 09:40:57 PM
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« Reply #268 on: May 18, 2019, 09:40:57 PM »

Inspiring for sure. Looks like he's riding over to Sierra Vista now, it just doesn't end!!!

Get that guy a beer!! They breed Ďem tough in New Zealand. Wink

Great effort Dave!! There was never any doubt!
I think you should be safe to apply for 2 more belt buckles this year.
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #269 on: May 18, 2019, 11:56:40 PM
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« Reply #269 on: May 18, 2019, 11:56:40 PM »


Great effort Dave!! There was never any doubt!


That was really tough, it hurt a lot, and had I not had encouragement from many different and surprising quarters Iím not sure Iíd have finished.

I think the AZTR is out of my system now for the moment but AZ has so much more to look at and ride.
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #270 on: May 19, 2019, 04:40:17 PM
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« Reply #270 on: May 19, 2019, 04:40:17 PM »

Helluva an effort Dave... wow  thumbsup Enjoy those beers!
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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #271 on: May 19, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
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« Reply #271 on: May 19, 2019, 06:45:32 PM »

Hey Dave, for  a moment yesterday, it looked like you were doing a YoYoYo
Did you have to ride all the way back to Parker Lake for beer?

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  Topic Name: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion Reply #272 on: May 20, 2019, 04:51:51 PM
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« Reply #272 on: May 20, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »

That was really tough, it hurt a lot, and had I not had encouragement from many different and surprising quarters Iím not sure Iíd have finished.

I think the AZTR is out of my system now for the moment but AZ has so much more to look at and ride.
Well done young fella ... have a beer or three! Now you've toughened up a bit you might be able to have a crack at Terra Australis ... travel safe back to Brissie NZ
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