Arizona Trail Race

Discussion in 'Racing' started by schillingsworth, Apr 17, 2019 at 7:57 AM.

Added to Calendar: 04-18-19
  1. schillingsworth

    schillingsworth Member

    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Name:
    John Schilling
    Current Bike:
    Motobecane Ti 29er
    The Grand Depart for the AZTR kicks off tomorrow (7a for those doing the 750 miler & 8a for the 300). This is a self-supported bikepacking event along the Arizona National Scenic Trail. There are a few Wilderness detours, but there is a ton of singletrack...and hike-a-bike!!

    Follow the racers LIVE here: Trackleaders.com/aztr19

    The venerable @evdog began his ITT (Individual Time Trial, i.e. NOT Grand Depart, hence yellow dot) early this morning for the full meal deal 750. Give it hell, Evan!!

    I'll be down at the 300 start tomorrow morning & will share some pics. I've had the good fortune to guide this event into the future. This year, riders on the 750 have the Four Peaks option, it shows as the green line on the map. This may become the official course next year, looking for feedback this year. It's tough, adds 20 miles to the route & 8200' more elevation gain. But, riders get to put tires on 20+ more miles of actual AZT.

    Good luck to all the riders out there, enjoy!!
     
  2. schillingsworth

    schillingsworth Member

    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Name:
    John Schilling
    Current Bike:
    Motobecane Ti 29er
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks for the update, Schil. Go, @evdog!! He is giving that knee quite the test, but he has been killing the rides, so he'll have a fun time. Plus he knows a bunch of the way – pretty cruiser to forget the nav for awhile and just grind away.

    Hoping they have good weather and not too much mud anywhere. One year ago I was heading to the start, damn it seems like forever ago...
     
  4. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    The MTBCast has long covered this with actual rider/racer call-ins. Not sure if it is still active.
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Looking at the live tracking....how are some riders sooooo far off course?
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Looks like they haven't arrived to start yet?
     
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