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Club Information => Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon => Topic started by: pinchel (Rob) on August 17, 2017, 03:15:41 PM

Title: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 17, 2017, 03:15:41 PM
FINAL CALL! Who is coming?!

This years event we will need more volunteers! We usually need a minimum of 10 rigs to cover 10 checkpoints, but it looks like we're going to need at least 12. Once we arrive, and we have an ACTUAL number, we can assign checkpoints, SAG station or any number of areas to help with. There will be a few more checkpoints this coming year that will have to cover. If we have a enough confirmations I can start assigning spots ahead of time.

Last year, AZXC helped raise funds for Randy Miller. We raised $1090, not including any swag or other raffle tickets purchased individually. We plan to that again every year, and I hope more of you can volunteer as well as have a hand in fundraising. Even if you do not attend or are able to be on the trail we can use your help. We'll add the donate buttons and links when the time comes.

When:  Aug 4th - Aug 6th
Where:  Flagstaff / Grand Canyon
What:  61 mile mountain bike ride from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon
Charity: This ride raises money for the Marine League Charities (aka Toys for Tots, Wounded Marines, etc).
Our Role: We provide on-course support for the riders.  If they break down and/or can't continue, we will shuttle them to the next SAG (Stop And Group) stop.

We typically get up to Flag on Friday afternoon / evening and camp at "Start Camp". !!! Start Camp for us will be somewhere different than the riders, location posted below. !!!

On Saturday, we are up early, before the riders start which is 7am, and drive out to our assigned spots on the trail. We are on parked on the trail for a good portion of the day (bring your own lunch, water, snacks, shade). On Saturday, late afternoon, we make it to the finish line just outside of the Grand Canyon (aka "End Camp"). At End Camp, the Marines cook a big fajita dinner, and Fat Tire donates the beer. After dinner, we have a big bonfire, and goldfish (the crackers) massacre! On Sunday morning, the Marines cook up a big breakfast, and then we break camp to head for home.

This is a great event, and one that I try to make every year.  We can always use more trucks on the trail, but let's try to keep it Nissans only (i.e. don't post this on a non-Nissan board). That being said, if you have a buddy with another make of high clearance or 4wd vehicle, they would be welcome to join us.

Here is a link to the Flagstaff2GC event website:  http://flag2gc.com/ (http://flag2gc.com/)

Let's make this an even greater year for Nissans at this event!

Coms
CB: channel 17
CARC Operations HAM Simplex: 146.4800 Mhz (Controlled Net)
Backup Williams HAM Repeater: 146.7800 Mhz Tone:91.5 Offset:-0.600Mhz (Uncontrolled Net)
MURS 5 154.600 Mhz (Uncontrolled Net)
FRS: TBD

Attendees (Plus Shirt Size):
Pinchel (Rob) +5 = 3XL 3L 1M
Hammer (Avi) =
FirstLady (Bethany) =
Thupertrooper (Victor) +1 = XL and L
PitSnipe (Kyle) +1or3 = XL and L
M.sainz12 = L and M
DBAX = 2XL
AZGeorge = XL
Blitzkrieg808 = L
XTiki = ?
Xena (Addie) +1 = L and S
AZfronty99 (Jeff) =
Rimwalker = L and M
FirstXRS (Zac) =

Undecided:
XterrasNameIsMolly (Justin) = M and S
Pax (Eric)
Clifford3200 (Chantel)

Not Attending:
SwankyX (Marshall)
timh (Tim)
rikrong

Start Camp location for us will be here, unless the event changes maps. -> https://goo.gl/maps/L4Z2d7QooqL2 (https://goo.gl/maps/L4Z2d7QooqL2) , it is near last years 1st checkpoint. Here are the coordinates - (35.395493, -111.756143). It is not far from the 180. The actual camp site might be exact depending on the trees, but we'll be on the left side of the road and before the cattle gate. So if you go over the cattle gate, you missed our camp.

Try to get to our Start Camp as early as possible on Friday, we will be handing out maps and sharing pertinent info. We will need to be ready to roll pretty early as the riders start riding at 7am and they are much much closer to the checkpoints, which gives us less lag time to get there. We all need to be at designated checkpoints before the riders get there. And for you noobs, there are riders that can beat us to checkpoints.


Otherwise, we're there to ensure the safety of the riders so we'll need to cover the checkpoints. If you know anyone who has a high clearance vehicle or 4wd invite the to come along with you.
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: DBAX on August 17, 2017, 04:33:28 PM
I'm in.  8)
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 01, 2017, 02:12:03 PM
If anyone has connections for vendors or donators please let me know. I've attached to the original post, on the attachments section the event's updated sponsorship form. Potential sponsors can also get it from the website.
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on February 22, 2018, 02:38:30 AM
It looks like I should have that Saturday off, so it'll just be figuring out if I have to work Sunday night. 
Title: Re: Confirm you confirming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 03, 2018, 03:29:52 PM
I need to start confirming and getting shirt sizes. The sooner the better the guarantee you all get shirts before they are handed out to everyone else. Post up if you are coming, when you think you'll be able to head up and your shirt size.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Confirm you confirming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on June 03, 2018, 08:22:12 PM
Confirming +1
Arriving Friday night like last time.
XL and Large
Title: Re: Confirm you confirming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 04, 2018, 09:46:48 AM
Maybe/ +1 or +3
Friday afternoon
XL and Large
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on June 04, 2018, 10:47:18 PM
XL.  Unlikely Donelle will be joining me  >:(
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 05, 2018, 05:59:41 AM
XL.  Unlikely Donelle will be joining me  >:(

She can hang out with my wife at SAG3. If she'd rather not be on the trail all day.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 05, 2018, 03:00:46 PM
I値l be there. I値l be there between 1-5 depending on what time I get off. My wife will also be joining
Large and small

Also is this pet friendly?


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 06, 2018, 06:14:11 PM
I値l be there. I値l be there between 1-5 depending on what time I get off. My wife will also be joining
Large and small

Also is this pet friendly?

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What day? It is pet friendly, as long as the pet is leashed. At end camp there were be other dogs, and lots of people. If you are all on the trail, it is going to be a long slow pace. We make lots of stops to enjoy the scenery and wait for bikers.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 06, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
I値l get there Friday afternoon. And ok I think we might leave them home them


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 07, 2018, 09:23:45 AM
I値l get there Friday afternoon. And ok I think we might leave them home them


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So this is how it goes. We camp Friday night away from the riders. They go to bed early. We stay up and drink. We then have to be up early, pack our gear and be to our checkpoint before the first rider passes. The race starts at 7am. Meaning we are usually up and on the course by 6:30-6:45 depending on where your checkpoint it. Then you wait. You may have some HAM operators at your checkpoint. Its always nice to chat with someone. When the riders pass bye it then becomes more fun. You really will not know when all 200 riders have passed until you see the sweeper or the rigs that were stationed at checkpoints before you. Then you jump in line behind them and enjoy the slow pace along the course to all of the remaining checkpoints. As the group approaches the last rider late in the day it becomes the waiting game. Remember that we are their to support them, so that means we stay behind and not get in the way. Typically the last rider will cross between 4:00 and 5:00 PM. We then go set up camp and let the evening festivities begin. Like Rob said. there will be the 200 riders plus their family and pets along with all of the volunteers for the event at end camp.
If you feel like your pets would be okay with this then bring them.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on June 07, 2018, 09:32:32 AM
I値l get there Friday afternoon. And ok I think we might leave them home them


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Its all outdoors so pet friendly just a long day for a pup. Ill be taking my doggo.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: rikrong on June 09, 2018, 08:30:00 AM
I posted this over on SCCX, we'll see if there's any bites. I can't attend because I'll be in Arkansas for work.

http://www.socalxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=4700.0

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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 09, 2018, 11:20:33 AM
I posted this over on SCCX, we'll see if there's any bites. I can't attend because I'll be in Arkansas for work.

http://www.socalxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=4700.0

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Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on June 13, 2018, 07:10:56 PM
I'm in...as long as Arizona Ranger Training Academy isn't the same weekend.  Replacing springs tomorrow and got the ARB awning mounted.  Ready to roll.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Blitzkrieg808 (Cale) on June 20, 2018, 09:34:41 PM
Count me in! Probably be able to get up there late Friday evening, shirt size large. Is having a radio required or just nice to have?
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on June 21, 2018, 05:18:06 AM
Count me in! Probably be able to get up there late Friday evening, shirt size large. Is having a radio required or just nice to have?

Radio isn't required but correct nice to have.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Blitzkrieg808 (Cale) on June 23, 2018, 12:46:01 AM
Count me in! Probably be able to get up there late Friday evening, shirt size large. Is having a radio required or just nice to have?

Radio isn't required but correct nice to have.

Sounds good, hopefully my handheld device can tap into your freqs. for the event
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 24, 2018, 01:19:13 PM
Count me in! Probably be able to get up there late Friday evening, shirt size large. Is having a radio required or just nice to have?

Awesome! Glad to have you onboard!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 24, 2018, 01:19:52 PM
I'm in...as long as Arizona Ranger Training Academy isn't the same weekend.  Replacing springs tomorrow and got the ARB awning mounted.  Ready to roll.

How soon will you know if that is happening or not?!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on June 28, 2018, 09:30:56 AM
We are just short handed a couple rigs so any one fre helps.
Since its an actual event we have to get confirms asap.
Thank you
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 08, 2018, 09:40:19 AM
Are you counting the days yet?! Less than 30 days! We still need shirt sizes and confirmations for you if you are volunteering! Don't forget the beer social on the 26th at Spokes on Southern where we'll be taking donations!  ;D
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on July 11, 2018, 10:38:41 PM
I'm in...as long as Arizona Ranger Training Academy isn't the same weekend.  Replacing springs tomorrow and got the ARB awning mounted.  Ready to roll.

How soon will you know if that is happening or not?!

The word is in - either Aug 4 & 5 or Aug 25 & 26.  Apparently the trainer handles security for the Cardinals and the Rangers have to work around his schedule.  The Cardinals are playing at the end of the month, so I'm 95% sure ARTA is Aug 4 & 5.  Bad news to be sure.  In the slight chance it's at the end of the month, I'll be there.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 14, 2018, 11:16:05 AM
I'm in...as long as Arizona Ranger Training Academy isn't the same weekend.  Replacing springs tomorrow and got the ARB awning mounted.  Ready to roll.

How soon will you know if that is happening or not?!

The word is in - either Aug 4 & 5 or Aug 25 & 26.  Apparently the trainer handles security for the Cardinals and the Rangers have to work around his schedule.  The Cardinals are playing at the end of the month, so I'm 95% sure ARTA is Aug 4 & 5.  Bad news to be sure.  In the slight chance it's at the end of the month, I'll be there.

Small window of notification too I bet.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on July 17, 2018, 05:54:26 PM
My better half and I will be there. I know we池e late to the party, but if it痴 not too late we値l need one large and one medium shirt.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 18, 2018, 06:11:10 PM
My better half and I will be there. I know we池e late to the party, but if it痴 not too late we値l need one large and one medium shirt.

I'll make a note of the shirt sizes, not a guarantee it will be available but we'll get you some at some point. When you plan to arrive to our meet up spot?
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on July 18, 2018, 06:36:57 PM
I should be there around 5pm.


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on July 18, 2018, 10:21:27 PM
I'm in...as long as Arizona Ranger Training Academy isn't the same weekend.  Replacing springs tomorrow and got the ARB awning mounted.  Ready to roll.

How soon will you know if that is happening or not?!

The word is in - either Aug 4 & 5 or Aug 25 & 26.  Apparently the trainer handles security for the Cardinals and the Rangers have to work around his schedule.  The Cardinals are playing at the end of the month, so I'm 95% sure ARTA is Aug 4 & 5.  Bad news to be sure.  In the slight chance it's at the end of the month, I'll be there.

Small window of notification too I bet.

Got the ARTA notification - last weekend of the month.  So I'll see you in Flag.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on July 19, 2018, 07:44:39 PM
Confirming my confirmation 8)
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on July 20, 2018, 09:46:56 PM
Me, too.  Donelle and I will be there.

Can I bring my expedition trailer?
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: XterrasNameIsMolly (Justin) on July 23, 2018, 11:52:54 AM
Kelsey's sister had her baby, I think Kelsey and I have to opt out unfortunately now. Kelsey is likely traveling to Colorado, plans are still up in the air, I apologize for the inconvenience!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on July 23, 2018, 08:36:45 PM
Kelsey's sister had her baby, I think Kelsey and I have to opt out unfortunately now. Kelsey is likely traveling to Colorado, plans are still up in the air, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Send Kelsey to Colorado and come play with us.  Tell her you'll be there in spirit.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: XterrasNameIsMolly (Justin) on July 24, 2018, 04:29:33 PM
Small chance that will happen, but I would hate to be part of the head count and some reason me not make it.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 26, 2018, 03:49:28 PM
Thanks for the updates...
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 28, 2018, 06:10:30 PM
Who else is coming?!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on July 28, 2018, 09:06:38 PM
I値l be there... let me know what I can help with


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: m.sainz12 on July 30, 2018, 04:12:16 PM
What time is everyone planning on heading up Friday?


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Blitzkrieg808 (Cale) on July 30, 2018, 11:02:43 PM
Hoping to get off work around 3pm on Friday, then heading up!
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on July 31, 2018, 08:14:25 AM
Hoping to get off work around 3pm on Friday, then heading up!


Roughly the time ill be getting off to head up. Good thing Friday is just to hang out and be at the location for Saturday AM.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on July 31, 2018, 06:02:26 PM
I知 not sure where to ask this so I値l do it here.  Do I need to bring a bike rack/carrier for the pedal pushers that don稚 make it?


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 31, 2018, 06:28:11 PM
I知 not sure where to ask this so I値l do it here.  Do I need to bring a bike rack/carrier for the pedal pushers that don稚 make it?


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It's not required but if you have one that is easy to use it might come in handy.
Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on July 31, 2018, 06:48:07 PM
Ok I値l look for one


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Title: Re: Confirm you're coming to Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 31, 2018, 07:08:06 PM
Ok I値l look for one

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I wouldn't just go buy one if that's what you mean. Do you have a CB or ham?
Title: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Rimwalker on August 01, 2018, 03:17:20 AM
Ok I値l look for one

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I wouldn't just go buy one if that's what you mean. Do you have a CB or ham?
Yes, I have a CB. I should be to camp around 3pm on Friday. Looking forward to meeting y誕ll



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Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Stoic V on August 02, 2018, 01:39:27 PM
Ill be heading up to Flagstaff tonight (Thursday.)  I will have to head home early Saturday Morning.
Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: AZGeorge on August 02, 2018, 07:37:20 PM
We're heading noonish - should be there 2:30 or so.
Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 03, 2018, 05:33:12 AM
Camp site off 180 is good to go. Bring some dry fire wood for Friday and Saturday if you can fit it. I will be around marking the trail with the event crew so won't be back to camp until that's done.

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Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: m.sainz12 on August 03, 2018, 05:51:41 AM
Awesome! We will be leaving here around noonish as well


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Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on August 03, 2018, 11:29:39 AM
I wont get off work till 2pm so hoping to leave around that time. See you guys out there.
Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 07, 2018, 04:42:55 PM
Thanks to everyone who made it out this year! Hoping to make next year even bigger with everyone's help. We need at least another crew to work the north part of the trail for next year as we had only 3 folks make it up there.
Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: m.sainz12 on August 07, 2018, 05:21:10 PM
I had a blast! I am definitely going to try and make this event every year. Thanks Rob!


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Title: Re: FINAL CALL! Who is coming?! Flag2GC 2018 - 8/3 thru 8/5
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 08, 2018, 04:54:38 PM
Hoping I have everyone's mailing address so I can send out this years Flag2GC decal.