Circa 300 miles of Arizona Trail is a long distance considering mountain biking race but on the other hand the distance is not long enough for epic expedition. This time I wanted to feel a taste of a race, having fun on the trail at the same time. However, nothing is as it seems. This race, as summarized by Steve Wilkinson, has teeth; I would say that it has thorns not only in metaphoric sense but also literally. Thorns, which caused that I almost did not finish.