Arizona Trail 800+ mi of 65% ST from Mexico to Utah, including a 20-mi bike portage through the Grand Canyon. Sub-alpine to desert; completed in 2011, it's one of the big bikepack trilogy (GDMBR, CT, AZT). Having done the other 2/3 more than once, it's time to put this monster in the can! (Ride reports by @evdog don't diminish the motivation...). So I'm looking at a late-season N-S run on it in October. It looks like ~25 days of travel for my modest abilities. Should be a good year for water. Planning to ride solo, but my sick CO brother Colin is intrigued by the Canyon portage and is trying to join around that. I'm not opposed to company, but riding for weeks is simply best done solo or on one bike. A couple of days with company is cool and breaks it up nicely. Checking out the guide book, the route looks fantastically varied. On a nostalgic note, AZT intersects with other routes I've ridden around the state. I'll likely be bivying in one spot I did at age 14, then again at age 20. That will be a trip for sure, 40-plus years later. Some people never grow up... My Czar would work, but I'm unsure at the moment what bike I'll be riding. I might build a hardtail because they work so well at so many things. The next few months will tell. Thanks for bearing with the vapor spray here...it's just me trying to get psyched. An epic on the calendar keeps the reaper at bay. Ride on.