Tucson run Dec 30 or 31

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What she said.

Boy am I tired.

If we had started an hour later, I... would still be tired. And probably still on the freeway.

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The Gap snow run was a blast, great way to finish out the year! We also did New Year's Eve last year in Tucson, maybe it should be a tradition?:cool:

Got some good pix and stories, but need a nap first... OK just a couple, look Ross does wheel!:flipoff2:
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Alvin, thanks for leading another great New Year's Eve Run! Hope you get the tire situation addressed. Too tired to resize pictures, but here's a few of Ross mastering the "Unsurvivable Obstacle"...:cool:
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Happy New Year to all!! What a great run! I would love to make New Years Eve Tucson run a tradition, but I only get that day off when it's on a weekend. I'll see what I can do about that.
My jaw doesn't hurt as bad as expected. I still think Spike hit me and not the hi-lift!:hillbilly:
I guess driving all day AND getting clocked in the jaw take a lot out of a fella. I crashed out at 9:30. Champagne is still in the fridge, unopened.

Thanks to every one who joined in, this was a memorable trip. I conquered the step, Ross conquered his fears, flat tires, torn off flares, fuel pump kaput, hi-lift hi-jinks, wheeling in the dark, snow and mud, cows in the middle of the trail, and some really cool people. Thats what it's all about! :cheers:

Spike at the top of the elevator, Claudia coming down a rutted face, and me just about over "the step"
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Chuck goin up the boatramp, Brett gettin over "the step", and starting the climb to the Gap
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Well, Hannah and I had a great time. You couldn't ask for a better group of people. Thanks for all the spotting help from Kevin and Michael. I had a great time. I have no pictures to share, just some thoughts.

Poor Alvin caught alot of grief about the early/late start, the position of the sun, too much moon light, the presence/absence of snow and many other things. Otherwise I think Alvin did OK as a trail leader :cheers: I think there were references to his striptease act on the trail, but I think only Ben was lucky (?) enough to catch the act. I made the unfortunate accident of teaching Hannah how the CB works. She also gave Alvin trouble :).

We had excellent spotting and fun trail conditions. There were some snowy spots near the top of the Gap. Only a few were sketchy. The sun was out after a brisk morning. Kevin had the AC come on his climate control while driving in the snow :eek:. Only in Arizona.:bounce:

I was like Alvin and was fast asleep by 9:30. I did wake up to gunshots and fireworks so I did get to bring in the New Year while conscious.

How was dinner for you Phoenix folks? Just curious as I haven't been there in several years.

:cheers: to Alvin and all the folks who made it. It was a ton of fun seeing old faces and meeting new ones.

Ross

ps Alvin, what's this 'fear' crap? :grinpimp:
 
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Thanks for the Organization...

I just wanted to thank Alvin for putting together this run. It was a blast. Look forward to more in '07.

Enjoyed meeting everyone.

Rocky

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How was dinner for you Phoenix folks? Just curious as I haven't been there in several years.

Worked well, good food, thanks for the tip!:D

More pix, a BSing, kids playing in the water stop, downhill to a water crossing and the boat ramp, best done with wet, sand coated tires!:D
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Poor Alvin caught alot of grief about the early/late start, the position of the sun, too much moon light, the presence/absence of snow and many other things. Otherwise I think Alvin did OK as a trail leader :cheers: I think there were references to his striptease act on the trail, but I think only Ben was lucky (?) enough to catch the act. I made the unfortunate accident of teaching Hannah how the CB works. She also gave Alvin trouble :)...

I agree Mr. Baggins did a great job.:cheers: Now you need to drag him out and find some more challenging trails in that area for us to run!:D
 

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Great pics! I'm green w/ envy. I'll be there next time. Hopefully I can talk the wife into going but she likes to get out and walk when things get a little hairy. She could use a little pier pressure. Take care everyone.
 

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Great pics! I'm green w/ envy. I'll be there next time. Hopefully I can talk the wife into going but she likes to get out and walk when things get a little hairy. She could use a little pier pressure. Take care everyone.


It was good to meet you John. Look forward to next time. :cheers:
 

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Back in NE from BTR, a few more pics...
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No play-by-play this time...:D
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same spot as last year, tire 3 feet in the air...
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