John Schilling Age: 45 From: Queen Creek, AZ Day Job: Cal Tech for Fluke Calibration Evening Job: Part time for American AirlinesAZTR750. A fractured wrist delayed my attempt by a year, but that’s ok. I feel I’m more prepared this year. Time will tell. Best of luck to all the riders who line up this year for either event. They will test your mettle and leave a lasting mark. Bike: Voodoo Dambala 29er HT. Rock Shox Reba fork. Stan’s Arch EX custom wheels from SpeedDream – Hadley rear hub, Schmidt SON28 Dynamo hub up front. Supernova E3 Triple 2 light with a 3D printed mount on the fork crown. Sinewave Revolution USB converter to power my Garmin Edge705 GPS, Exposure Diablo Mk7 helmet light & Anker cache battery. Selle Anatomica NSX saddle. 2×9 Shimano XT drivetrain with bashguard and 22T oval granny. Shimano PD-MX80 Saint platform pedals. Shimano XT hydro brakes. Cane Creek bar ends & Oury Mountain grips. Tires: Maxxis Ardent 3C EXO 2.4 front, 2.2 rear with homebrew sealant. Clothing: Jersey, Ibex wool shorts, Defeet wool socks, Salomon Speedcross3 shoes, Pearl Izumi knee warmers, arm warmers & coolers, fingerless gloves. Long underwear top, long sleeve wool base layer. Patagonia down jacket. Lobster mitts for those cold riding nights. Showers Pass jacket & pants, if needed. Trax Factory sweatband. Sleeping: Mountain Hardware Phantom32 down bag, ground cover (Lowe’s lumber wrap tyvek), inflatable pillow, Goosefeet down booties, bag liner, reflective car shade pad/thermal, Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Bags: Phantom Pack Systems handlebar bag, Revelate Viscacha seatbag, Gastank and Jerrycan. Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks Silo x2, custom frame bag made by my sister-in-law – thanks!! Osprey Stratos 36 w/Camelbak 3L bladder. Stuff: Black Diamond carbon trekking poles, first aid kit, 2 spare tubes, misc. tools & repair kit. SPOT Gen3, Sawyer Squeeze water filter, personal hygiene kit. Clear lenses for sunglasses.
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