We've got some damn good race ideas. Let's get this $@&* on!
I like the concept of an Arizona Trail ultra race. The ideal format would be a point to point 100 miler from Camp Geronimo to Flagstaff. The race would be almost all in the pines except for a stretch above Lake Mary which would be through some juniper forests. The AZT through this section is a mix of beautiful single track and dirt roads. There are many highway crossings a few campgrounds that could serve as aid stations and the course doesn't have a terrible amount of elevation gain. Of course I would be in favor of a shorter race for feasibility purposes and would love to explore the possibilities of organizing a roving AZT ultra that would visit different parts of the trail each year, pending permits.
Nick is the Canal Man and has plenty of race ideas there to last the rest of the century, but has shown some depth with an idea for a Prescott Circle Trail 50 miler which looks to be about the sweetest thing EVER! We will have to get out there and scope out the course with Tomas'.
Nathan needs to submit some ideas ASAP. Just because you are Tillman Man now does not mean you can stop PUKEing.
My dream race would be an AZT non-stop 800 mile relay. Think about a group of friends who run non-stop the length of the state! I think I just ji$$ed in my pants.
I would also love to complete the Bloody Basin / Bloody Moon course some time soon. I do not care one bit about Hole to Hump.
Oh ya, shout out to Nick for conceiving the highest gains 100 miler in the country. He did so just in time to show up the drte race which claims so (even though Barkley beats it).
I want to see Nick and Nathan post some responses or other posts to this blog, because for now it is for our eyes only (FOEO).
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