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Title: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on June 18, 2013, 12:42:05 PM
Are any of you intereseted in helping out again this year?  Weekend of August third.  I kinda need to know because if you aren't I need to find some trucks.

Thanks

Marshall
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on June 18, 2013, 01:11:40 PM
What is this about? What is it?
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZXterra410 on June 18, 2013, 02:38:41 PM
I know it was discussed in a previous member meeting. I will bring it up next time I talk to AVI, which will probably be on the 29th.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 18, 2013, 02:55:05 PM
Are any of you intereseted in helping out again this year?  Weekend of August third.  I kinda need to know because if you aren't I need to find some trucks.

Thanks

Marshall

More details and maybe I can help...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 18, 2013, 04:51:05 PM
Hey Marshall, I am in!!!  I will be at Start Camp on Friday night.

For those of you that don't know, the "Fat Tire" run is a 65-mile mountain bike ride from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon that benefits the Marine League Chariites (Toys for Tots, Wounded Marines, etc).  AZXC members have provided the vehicle support on the course for many years.  If a rider is injured and/or cannot continue, we will shuttle them and their bike to the next stop on the course.

The event begins on Saturday morning, and it lasts most of the day.  At night, the folks from Marine League Charities cook up a fajita dinner, and Fat Tire Beer supplies the refreshments.  Typically, we head up on Friday night camp out, volunteer on Saturday, camp out Saturday night, and head back home on Sunday.

Some more information about the bike ride can be had at:  www.flag2gc.com
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on June 18, 2013, 05:12:58 PM
Sounds like fun how do we get in and where do we go. I would love to do this.
I would just like the major info on how to sign up and where we go.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 18, 2013, 08:31:30 PM
This is copied in from one of the prior year's events.  All the same directions apply this year.  From Stone:

"DIRECTIONS FOR FIRST TIMERS

Fill up your GAS TANK in Flagstaff

Directions to Start Camp

HWY 180 North (NW) out of Flagstaff. It's about 7 miles to the turn off on your left (FR 222).

It is just after a long straight portion of road as you pass Fort Valley and the last of the houses and just past a street that is Bader on the left and Roundtree on the right.

If you pass FR 151 on your right you went to far.

You should also see a bright yellow sign with red letters that say Toys For Tots etc. at FR 222. Or you can look on a map for HWY 180 and 222. There is a sign post there that will have glow sticks on it from dusk to whenever.

So it's like a mile a so down FR 222 and there is camp.

If you get there after sundown PLEASE BE QUIET. The party is the next night.


End camp directions are :

Hwy 180 to Hwy 64, North (right) on 64 for about 22.5 miles.

Right on FR 302 There is a "scenic view" sign right before the turnoff.

Fr 302 about 9 miles to a fork with 301A

Right on 301A 1-1.5 miles to camp.



YOU WILL NEED

Dinner Friday night.

Saturday Breakfast and lunch, water etc. keep in mind we'll be out on the trail at lunchtime.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that you are there solely to assist riders. DO NOT DRIVE your truck when there are riders present, pull over and wait AND DON'T TAILGATE riders."

Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 18, 2013, 08:44:22 PM
To volunteer, just post up on this thread that you will be attending.

I've made this trip quite a few times, and some things I have learned over time: 

1.  Bring some sort of shade screen:  an EZ Up, a big umbrella, or a tarp will work well.  Some of the check points are out in the high desert, and there is not much shade around. 

2.  Bring plenty of water.  I actually bring an extra case of bottled water just in case the riders need some.

3.  Bring sun screen.  You will be in the high desert, and will get sunburned easily.

4.  Bring a first aid kit.  It doesn't have to be a giant kit.  In the past, I have given the riders band-aids and aspirin.

5.  Bring a jacket and hat.  The weather is beautiful during the day (70s-80s), but at night, it can get into the 40s and even 30s.

6.  If you bring dogs, they must be leashed at all times when they are out of the truck.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Slapshotking09 on June 18, 2013, 08:58:58 PM
I'll prolly be in. Bummed I missed last year. How many trucks do we need Ted and can anyone volunteer?
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 18, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
Yeah, Id love to do this too. I am so limited on what I can do as a stock rig.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 18, 2013, 10:17:55 PM
We usually like to roll with at least 10-12 vehicles, but the more the better.  Anyone can volunteer.  We've had 2WDs with us on this run.  You would only need 4x4 if it is muddy.  This is an easy trail ride on forest service roads.  Any stock 4x4, or high clearance 2WD will not have an issue.  If it is muddy, the 2WDs might have to get strapped.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Slapshotking09 on June 18, 2013, 10:43:24 PM
I've got an offroading/wheeling group up in flagstaff that might be interested.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: coatimundi01 on June 19, 2013, 05:21:40 AM
I will try as it' always a good time, but I might not make it this year... I got 7 days off at the end of Aug and road tripping to Portland. If its in the cards I'll def let you know Marshall...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on June 19, 2013, 06:33:16 AM
Uhhh, as far as "anyone can volunteer.". This is (and has been) SWANKy/AZXC for 12+ years, with exceptions made for X owners who didn't have their X' at the time  ;). Stone will say, but I'd recommend at this time not just inviting everyone you know with a truck to come along.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on June 19, 2013, 07:56:58 AM
So how do we sign up for the volunteer? Cause i would love to help...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 19, 2013, 08:07:46 AM
I'll put it on the calendar, sign me up! What type of stuff do you recommend we have/take? I saw on their website of Xterras with bikes strapped to the front bumper.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZXterra410 on June 19, 2013, 08:47:09 AM
I will see as time draws closer but my wife is going to be super pregnant in august, she is due at the end of august...

So only time will tell if I will be able to make it.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on June 19, 2013, 12:54:54 PM
Thanks Ted for helping out.

You don't need to do anything to sign up.  Just be there.   Ted may be my main man at the start camp this year.   ( whaddya say Ted)   REALLY simple.  You will have a map of the course, and a spot to be at.   Just sit there and watch the spandex go by.  After they all are gone, head to End Camp and party it up.   REALLY simple gig.

I don't care what you drive, anything with 4wd will work.  No mods needed. All fire roads from just out of Flagstaff to almost the Grand Canyon.

You guys will be at Start Camp Friday night.  Head to your spot by 7 Saturday.  End Camp and party Saturday.  Bring goldfish. 

Marshall
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on June 19, 2013, 01:26:01 PM
sounds good i am excited for it!
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on June 19, 2013, 02:36:10 PM
It is really rather fun.  and for a great cause too.  I DID say bring goldfish.   Don't say i didn't warn you...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 20, 2013, 10:16:50 AM
Hi Marshall.  I can help out at Start Camp.  FYI, I might not get there until late (9:00 or 10:00pm) on Friday - it all depends on what time I can get finished with work that day.

Oh, and I'm going to make a Costco run for some Goldfish this year!
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: rushnrockt on June 20, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
Hi Marshall.  I can help out at Start Camp.  FYI, I might not get there until late (9:00 or 10:00pm) on Friday - it all depends on what time I can get finished with work that day.

Oh, and I'm going to make a Costco run for some Goldfish this year!

I'll be going. Probably will drag at least someone with me.

And that goldfish kept falling out of random places of my truck and my clothes for days...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on June 21, 2013, 12:21:31 PM
(clicks the like button)
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on June 27, 2013, 02:25:24 PM
Are we going to do a caravan up to this?
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Washoezephyr on June 29, 2013, 04:39:00 PM
"Washoezephyr" (Charlie Lambert) will be there with my Fronty. Assume you will post final details?
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 01, 2013, 01:33:29 PM
Yep.  Pretty much the same drill.  Meet you guys at Start Camp Friday night...
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: sunny1881 on July 03, 2013, 09:38:46 AM
^^^I was thinking that the other day after reading this thread.
Title: Re: Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 03, 2013, 09:43:23 AM
um.   Ok.   New Belgium is just one of the sponsors as in they provide free beer.  The CHARITY is Marine League Charities of Northern Arizona who supports Toys For Tots.

So I will imagine then, that you just won't be drinking one of the sponsors beer.  Which is fine, more for me.

Hopefully none of you have any problems with Toys For Tots and can come out and help the CHARITY.

Marshall

Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 03, 2013, 09:46:35 AM
I need shirt sizes for DRIVERS.   

IF you are planning on going just post up your shirt size...
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 03, 2013, 10:10:13 AM
I'm planning on going and not missing this, unless something drastic comes up. I wear an XL.
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: xterra06 on July 03, 2013, 10:17:45 AM
Large.
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Slapshotking09 on July 04, 2013, 12:17:58 AM
Medium
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 05, 2013, 12:47:44 AM
Thanks for helping coordinate this Marshall!  I look forward to this event every year.  I'll take an XL shirt.
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: rushnrockt on July 10, 2013, 05:39:09 PM
Large
Title: Re: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 11, 2013, 06:46:41 AM
This sounds like fun! I have to check my schedule but I will try my best to make it. I'm in NM right now but flag is only about 5 hrs away. I wear an XL but put me down for XXL in case it shrinks. Im a trauma nurse so any other roles besides driving riders? I have 2wd but have some trails in flag before and if its forest service roads, I should be fine don't you think? Besides basic first aid stuff, do I need to bring anything else?

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Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 11, 2013, 08:09:44 AM
Hey Scott,

No nothing else.   And your truck will be fine, may get a bit muddy!
Title: Re: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 11, 2013, 09:12:50 AM
Even better! I love a new paint job whenever I get the chance! I'll keep you posted about my schedule but count me in for now!

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Title: Re: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 13, 2013, 03:30:06 AM
I'm definitely in for this. Do we bring first aid stuff or pick up a medic-type pack there? I'll just need some help on where to meet on Saturday morning as I'll be staying with my bro-in-law Friday night. Stoked about the after party and camping Saturday. When do we get the shirts? Should I just where my AZXC shirt up there? Do we need assigned areas to standby or dispatched via walkies?

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Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 13, 2013, 08:17:30 AM
This is the same post right? I was just hoping for more info on when we'd be leaving exactly.
Turns out I will be starting a weekend gig that weekend and need to be back Sunday at a decent time to get back on a computer.
Any ideas on general timelines? Caravan start point?

I plan to bring a very large tarp, tent, cooler and water. I guess we need to pack food for Friday through Saturday lunch then. Is that right?
What are you guys or gals bringing?
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 15, 2013, 11:33:07 AM
I don't know about how you guys are planning on coming up.  I need you all at start camp Saturday morning and/or at your spots BY 7. Assignments handed out Friday eve at Start camp or wherever you camp by there on FR 222.  Usually you guys set up on FR 222 just before Start Camp so you don't disturb the riders getting to bed early.

 
 And everyone bugs out pretty early Sunday, so whenever.  And yes you will need to feed yourself everything but Saturday night. 

You don't need and won't be given medic packs.  Really just to be in a spot to make sure the riders make the turns.  I usually have you guys at critical juncture locations.   And wait for the sweep truck  ( Travis if you know him)   Once the sweep trucks makes it to you you are free to do as you please.  Some people run the course with Travis and help pick up signs and some people go to the Grand Canyon, some go to End Camp via the highway and set up.

Everyone camps at end camp Saturday night.    WHICH IS JUST EAST OF the main camp.  We always have our own little camp.  We join everyone for dinner and raffle etc but we camp East of the road at the end of Main Camp.  You will see it. 
Title: Re: NEED SHIRT COUNT SEE NEW POST Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 15, 2013, 11:34:31 AM
And AZ TED will be my man in charge dwon at Start Camp so look for him.


Fill up your GAS TANK in Flagstaff

Directions to Start Camp

HWY 180 North (NW) out of Flagstaff. It's about 7 miles to the turn off on your left (FR 222).

It is just after a long straight portion of road as you pass Fort Valley and the last of the houses and just past a street that is Bader on the left and Roundtree on the right.

If you pass FR 151 on your right you went to far.

You should also see a bright yellow sign with red letters that say Toys For Tots etc. at FR 222. Or you can look on a map for HWY 180 and 222. There is a sign post there that will have glow sticks on it from dusk to whenever.

So it's like a mile a so down FR 222 and there is camp.

If you get there after sundown PLEASE BE QUIET. The party is the next night.


End camp directions are :

Hwy 180 to Hwy 64, North (right) on 64 for about 22.5 miles.

Right on FR 302 There is a "scenic view" sign right before the turnoff.

Fr 302 about 9 miles to a fork with 301A

Right on 301A 1-1.5 miles to camp.



YOU WILL NEED

Dinner Friday night.

Saturday Breakfast and lunch, water etc. keep in mind we'll be out on the trail at lunchtime.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that you are there solely to assist riders. DO NOT DRIVE your truck when there are riders present, pull over and wait AND DON'T TAILGATE riders."
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 26, 2013, 01:05:47 PM
I will see all those that are volunteering next Friday.  Thank you again for your efforts for Marine League Charities and Toys for Tots!

Title: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 27, 2013, 12:43:09 AM
So as this will be my first time volunteering for the Fat Tire bike trip, I need some guidance. Are we meeting in Flag to gas up and get last minute stuff before heading to the camping area? What is an example of what you guys take along with you? How many water bottles? I was thinking a case from Costco in a cooler with ice and a bag of trail mix for the riders. Will we camp where they have the dinner post ride? Or at least close? What time do we "report" on Friday to get instructions? Sorry for all the questions but it's part excitement and part OCD!!

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Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 27, 2013, 01:27:34 PM
Yes you should PLEASE fill up your gas tank Friday in Flagstaff.  Start camp is just out of Flagstaff.  You wont need any trail mix or food for the riders, they are just going to fly right by you.  But a costco case of water is ALWAYS a good idea.

Yes we camp with everyone at end camp.  Where the dinner and raffle are.   I don't know when Ted will give you your map and assignment Friday eve...but he or someone will.  I am ASSUMING that most of the AZXC will camp by the start camp.  Which by the way also has a beer brat thing going on and it the beer is Phoenix Brewery. 

I really don't know when any of the club is leaving or otherwise...but it would be nice to know.  :)
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on July 27, 2013, 09:36:32 PM
Will be heading to end camp to help set up. planning on leaving Phoenix around noon. PM if you want to caravan, but ya better bring a S#+ load of dimes...
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on July 28, 2013, 03:36:49 PM
We've (Jessica and I) got PTO for Friday, so it looks like my rig, and Chris R ('09) can caravan up the hill Fri afternoon too. We're not bringing kids, or dog this year. Setting up in end camp too. I'm entitled after 12+ years of this  ;)
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 29, 2013, 10:07:54 AM
What are the dimes for? I would not be able to leave until later that day. Daughter has her first kindergarten teacher meeting. So sucks for me, I guess I wouldn't be able to leave before 7pm at the latest on Friday.

Will be heading to end camp to help set up. planning on leaving Phoenix around noon. PM if you want to caravan, but ya better bring a S#+ load of dimes...
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 29, 2013, 11:39:49 AM
WOW Dan you have been doing this longer than I have.  :)   

The dimes are a joke.   

SO hey.  Start campers.  Can you chime in?   Making the assignments today and tomorrow.  I don't care if everyone camps at End Camp Friday too just will be a long drive for you ( and early) Saturday morning.

Oh yeah and dogs.  We love dogs.  I have three.  I leave them home for this.  There is a strict no dogs near the kitchen policy and they must be on a leash at all times.   

Thanks again for helping out, we couldn't do this without you!
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on July 29, 2013, 03:28:45 PM

SO hey.  Start campers.  Can you chime in?   Making the assignments today and tomorrow.  I don't care if everyone camps at End Camp Friday too just will be a long drive for you ( and early) Saturday morning.


More than happy to lead that pilgrimage from end camp again this year EARLY in the A.M. 
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on July 29, 2013, 04:19:37 PM
 ::)

I digress, '02  was my first time up to help out.. And throughout all these years Marshall, one thing has remained a constant. You would, and have, reached 50 before me. :P

Planning to meet at Chevron 12 noon Friday.
FRS14
 8)
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 29, 2013, 06:21:24 PM
I won't be bringing my dog, she's not so good around bigger dogs. Anyways, anyone else leaving the Phoenix area later in the day on Friday?
Or is everyone leaving mid-day? I am not too exciting having to drive in the dark. I am hoping to leave town no later than 5ish. Guess I'll be sleeping inside the Xterra the first night. lol
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on July 29, 2013, 06:55:42 PM
::)

I digress, '02  was my first time up to help out.. And throughout all these years Marshall, one thing has remained a constant. You would, and have, reached 50 before me. :P

Planning to meet at Chevron 12 noon Friday.
FRS14
 8)

Which Chevron Dan?  Carefree HWY or Anthem?  I may be in that area at that time.....Anthem works better for larger groups......
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on July 29, 2013, 07:11:53 PM
Carefree Hwy
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 30, 2013, 11:24:33 AM
Getting excited.  I love this event!   
Title: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 31, 2013, 10:23:44 AM
Right there with ya pinchel. I'll be in my X for both nights. I left my camping gear in Phx and I'll be coming across from NM and don't feel like an extra 5 hours of driving from flag to Phx and back up. Its all good though. Puts a spin on "roughing it"!! I'll be camping at start camp Friday so not having to drive extra early AM Saturday. See you guys soon! This will be my first event with AZXC and meeting other members so excited about that plus being part of the event. Do we get our shirts Friday and wear them on Saturday?

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Title: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on July 31, 2013, 10:57:55 AM
Right there with ya pinchel. I'll be in my X for both nights. I left my camping gear in Phx and I'll be coming across from NM and don't feel like an extra 5 hours of driving from flag to Phx and back up. Its all good though. Puts a spin on "roughing it"!! I'll be camping at start camp Friday so not having to drive extra early AM Saturday. See you guys soon! This will be my first event with AZXC and meeting other members so excited about that plus being part of the event. Do we get our shirts Friday and wear them on Saturday?

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Can bring and extra tent and sleeping bag for you if you like...I'll have room since it will only be me and the boy.


Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on July 31, 2013, 10:59:28 AM
Getting excited.  I love this event!   

 Me too! ;D
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Slapshotking09 on July 31, 2013, 11:13:53 AM
Looks like I'm not gonna be able to go Saturday. Start Camp is about 5 miles from my place. I might come by Friday night and meet people
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 31, 2013, 01:19:36 PM
I'm extremely bummed. I have to work Sunday morning so I will have to stay home instead. Might be a good idea since twice, two days in a row the wife has had trouble starting the Xterra. I had all my gear selected and waiting.... ahhhhhhhhhh. I wish I had a helicopter. Or didn't have to work...
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on July 31, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
Gee i hope there is someone there at start camp besides ernursescott...   :)
Title: Re: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 31, 2013, 07:42:08 PM
Gee i hope there is someone there at start camp besides ernursescott...   :)
Me too as it's my first time up there and need a little guidance I would think!

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on July 31, 2013, 07:48:00 PM
Right there with ya pinchel. I'll be in my X for both nights. I left my camping gear in Phx and I'll be coming across from NM and don't feel like an extra 5 hours of driving from flag to Phx and back up. Its all good though. Puts a spin on "roughing it"!! I'll be camping at start camp Friday so not having to drive extra early AM Saturday. See you guys soon! This will be my first event with AZXC and meeting other members so excited about that plus being part of the event. Do we get our shirts Friday and wear them on Saturday?

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Can bring and extra tent and sleeping bag for you if you like...I'll have room since it will only be me and the boy.
Thanks for the offer Critchley but one of my buddies here in NM lent me his sleeping bag and tent pad so I should be fine in my X. Won't be the first time!! The thought is much appreciated though. See you Friday! :)

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Title: Re: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: rushnrockt on August 01, 2013, 08:32:22 AM
Gee i hope there is someone there at start camp besides ernursescott...   :)
Me too as it's my first time up there and need a little guidance I would think!

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I was at the start camp two years ago and was planning on the same this year, but not sure that's of any help, as I can't remember it :)
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on August 01, 2013, 10:42:41 AM
I can do either camp Friday night. Prefer end camp,  just let me know where you need me.
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 01, 2013, 03:08:21 PM
Marshall, I will not be able to make the Fat Tire run this year.  The database at work blew up, and I have to work this weekend to get it back online.
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Critchley on August 01, 2013, 04:01:23 PM
Marshall, I will not be able to make the Fat Tire run this year.  The database at work blew up, and I have to work this weekend to get it back online.

Bummer Ted!
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on August 01, 2013, 04:41:29 PM
Nooooooooo! @ Ted
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Post by: Stone on August 01, 2013, 05:11:19 PM
Yeah sorry to hear that Ted.   Lots of people can't make it this year.  Travis will be there at start camp.  The directions to start camp posted earlier are very easy.  There should be a big orange/yellow sign at the FR222 turnoff too.  Just stay on that until you see start camp on the left.

Travis is a a Blue Toyota 4 Runner.

Guys any of you that can make it, I really appreciate it.  Again we couldn't do this safely without your support.
Title: Re: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: ERNurseScott on August 01, 2013, 11:30:20 PM
Stone,
What's the updated count of AZXC members going? I'm still in. Will the orange/yellow sign be on the way from flag o my or will there be one heading west towards flag too? I'm coming from New Mexico so I'm curious.  If there's only one, I'll go into town and turn around d to follow the directions from flag. My Nav system gave out so I'm going by the posted directions. Regardless I'll be there! Lastly, with the people that can't go, if the XXL is too big, can I switch it for an XL?
Thanks!

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Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: DBAX on August 02, 2013, 06:29:38 AM
You shouldn't have any problem seeing the turnoff, the sign is yellow/orange on both sides. Coming down, it'd be on your passenger side.
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Post by: Critchley on August 02, 2013, 09:24:55 AM
Leaving QC in 10 minutes.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on August 02, 2013, 10:22:09 AM
Dan coming out of Flagstaff the START CAMP sign will be on the left, drivers side.  Out of Flagstaff it is FR 222.    Call me at 6 oh two 29 oh 3 oh 29  if you want better directions.

Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on August 02, 2013, 10:23:40 AM


Fill up your GAS TANK in Flagstaff

Directions to Start Camp

HWY 180 North (NW) out of Flagstaff. It's about 7 miles to the turn off on your left (FR 222).

It is just after a long straight portion of road as you pass Fort Valley and the last of the houses and just past a street that is Bader on the left and Roundtree on the right.

If you pass FR 151 on your right you went to far.

You should also see a bright yellow sign with red letters that say Toys For Tots etc. at FR 222. Or you can look on a map for HWY 180 and 222. There is a sign post there that will have glow sticks on it from dusk to whenever.

So it's like a mile a so down FR 222 and there is camp.
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: rushnrockt on August 02, 2013, 01:24:01 PM
Okay, so for Start Camp it is ERNurseScott, Travis and I? Anyone else?
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Post by: ERNurseScott on August 03, 2013, 02:07:41 AM
Not sure when this will post as I'm in the middle of Navajo Nation but my alternator just gave out after making a gas stop and I have no reception at all. Looks like I'll be heading back to Albuquerque when I can finally get thru to AAA or DPS stops. Sorry I won't be there guys...I have been looking forward to this trip since I first heard about it :( Hope everyone has a blast!

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Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on August 05, 2013, 10:42:56 AM
Yeah we wondered what happened to you...
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on August 05, 2013, 10:52:36 AM
So how did it go?
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: Stone on August 05, 2013, 12:13:36 PM
It was great.  Raised a lot of money.  There was a scary storm that moved in on a group of riders late in the afternoon.    I had to do a little improvising to staff the lower end of the course since there was no AZXC presence.   I'm going to find an alternative next year, but if any of you wish to come and help, you are more than welcome.  It will be the first weekend in August.   

M
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Post by: DBAX on August 05, 2013, 06:06:06 PM
Weather, wheeling, camping, and whatnot-wise, it was one of the best years. Glad to have helped USMC again with the charity, always an honor. It really is a shame this club's turnout was so weak this year, you let one guy take wind right out of the sail. Well, show goes on, maybe by next year, this ship'll right.
 8)
Title: Re: SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY Fat Tire Toys For Tots August 3rd
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on August 05, 2013, 07:12:47 PM
Everyone did the AZ Krawlers event the weekend before. Because of firefighters that were lost. No one person can the wind out of AZXC this is a great club and yes we did lose a very involved member. It Will pick it once it gets a bit cooler and everyone finishes all the vacation stuff. It will be better turn out next year. I'm glad it still was a success it's a great cause. Sorry I couldn't go I will next year for sure.