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Club Information => Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon => Topic started by: Stone on July 13, 2010, 12:10:00 PM

Title: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Stone on July 13, 2010, 12:10:00 PM
Need an updated roll call.  Spouses too.  THere will help need this year at end camp if anyone is interested.  I'll be there helping with the cooking...

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Added by Conundrum: Stone, let me know if anything needs changed or you should be able to change this post as needed.

DIRECTIONS FOR FIRST TIMERS

Fill up your GAS TANK in Flagstaff

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.

If you want to go to end camp and come back EARLY in the morning, PLEASE CHECK IN WITH ME at start camp.
Those directions are

Hwy 180 to Hwy 64, North (right) on 64 for aboput 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.

All folks going to end camp must be at SAG 1 BY 7 a.m.

YOU WILL NEED

Dinner Friday night.

Saturday Breakfast and lunch, water etc.

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.

I would venture that they would like SOBER PEOPLE driving riders, because if you are driving riders it probably means it's raining and muddy.

You are part of a great event that RAISES MONEY for TOYS for TOTS (Fat Tire is just a sponsor)and I and the Dirty Girls thank you for YOUR SUPPORT!!

Added by Conundrum: It has been noted that there will be a strict dog on leash policy this year so if you don't have to bring the pooch, they might be happier at home.

Added by Conundrum:
This year's event will be held Friday Aug 6th through Sunday the 8th.

Toys for Tot's with the generous sponsorship of Fat Tire Beer is holding it's annual fundraser with a 65 butt-pounding mile crosscountry bike ride.

AZXC as well as Swanky participate in support of this event by being staged along the course to help any rider who may need it.

This year could be the one to prove muddy, so be prepared for passengers and their bikes, etc. Be prepared for rain, etc.

It'll be a ton of fun so hope everyone can make it. Please plan to buy plenty of raffle tickets, or help with the group donation that we'll be gathering. Last year we were able to collect about $1,000 bucks to give. Every little bit counts. We do have the Paypal account up and running at payments@azxterraclub.com, but there is of course a fee for the service.

There will be additional details of where we'll be located as the event nears. Please Post in a new Thread your plans for caravaning up so you don't have to travel alone. I'll be going up Friday to arrive hopefully before dark. I'll post more of my plans in a separate thread when I've nailed them down and anyone is welcome to accompany us if you don't mind arriving with a Jeep. Had to toss that in there Scott. :) lol

That's all for now, thanks!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 13, 2010, 12:47:04 PM
I'm still in.  I'm bringing my dog this year.  As a result, I will not be able to help out at end camp.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS
Post by: mbs00 on July 13, 2010, 02:05:23 PM
Brittany and I are going
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS
Post by: T-Ray on July 13, 2010, 09:04:42 PM
me being around food and beer is probably not a good idea. LOL

Ah hell...you don't ever drink beer @ Fat Tire   ;)  You're always the 1st one up Sunday morning bright-eyed and bushy tailed.


RRRIIIIIIGGGGHHHTTT.... :P
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Xtasy on July 14, 2010, 11:01:25 AM
I'm in for the 2 (got a friend who's going to sit on the trail with me and drink beer all day). Can I get a DUI out here?

Will also probably go up Friday prevening and stay through Sunday morning ('cause I'm going to partake in the festivities Saturday night). Plan on camping. Can't wait.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: 2xplore on July 14, 2010, 05:46:44 PM


Adam at Fat Tire 07

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Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: RiNkY on July 14, 2010, 09:02:51 PM
It's gonna be a real last minute decision for me I'm afraid.  Will depend how the 6 month pregnant wife is feelin that weekend as to if I will be able to go up with my daughter or not at all.  Wifey doesn't wanna be subjected to torture by seeing all that beer and not being able to drink it :)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Xtasy on July 15, 2010, 10:28:49 AM
Nice Floss Adam!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: PHXX on July 17, 2010, 09:08:32 AM
Hey boys and girls!    I'll be attending this year too, so count me in!  I plan on camping at the beginning of the course again this year night 1, then end camp night 2.  I can't WAIT!

*EDIT:  Just heard from Jason (jasonazx) and he too will be showing up with the 80 series.   - Rock On -
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: defibvt on July 17, 2010, 09:25:09 AM
It will be good to see you Preston. :)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: PHXX on July 18, 2010, 09:50:54 AM
Yeah, the same location as last year worked out pretty good.  Just before the Start Camp, on the south side of the road.  So far the plan is to arrive in Flagstaff in time for lunch downtown, then to mosey up to camp shortly after.  So it's likely we'll be first on the scene again this year. 
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: jasonazx on July 18, 2010, 06:45:40 PM
Hey boys and girls!    I'll be attending this year too, so count me in!  I plan on camping at the beginning of the course again this year night 1, then end camp night 2.  I can't WAIT!

*EDIT:  Just heard from Jason (jasonazx) and he too will be showing up with the 80 series.   - Rock On -

Like Preston said, I will be heading up as long as nobody minds a Landcruiser in camp...
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: defibvt on July 19, 2010, 08:17:50 AM
Hey boys and girls!    I'll be attending this year too, so count me in!  I plan on camping at the beginning of the course again this year night 1, then end camp night 2.  I can't WAIT!

*EDIT:  Just heard from Jason (jasonazx) and he too will be showing up with the 80 series.   - Rock On -

Like Preston said, I will be heading up as long as nobody minds a Landcruiser in camp...

I will be in a Jeep.  I think you will be fine.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th NO DOGS
Post by: Stone on July 21, 2010, 03:11:24 PM
The organizers who appreciate all of our help so very much always have a request or two.

This year they made a point to remind us of the dog rule that all dogs MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES.    I love to take my dogs camping and wheeling you all know this, but I never take them to this.  I'm busy all day and it isn't fair to my dogs.  Also since not all of our dogs get along I am going to ask that you not bring your dogs if possible.

If you bring them expect to have them on a leash at all times, please don't make me be an ass about your dog while we serve in a charity capacity for a great organization.

Thanks and I hope all my fellow dog lovers understand.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on July 21, 2010, 06:43:45 PM
Noted, thank you M.  :)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 21, 2010, 07:25:45 PM
Marshall, I have never taken my dogs to Fat Tire, but my dogsitters (parents) will be in NY during Fat Tire.  I have no problem keeping my dog on a leash when she is outside of the vehicle (both on the trail and in camp).

If this is "no bueno", let me know, as I would have to sit this year out.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on July 21, 2010, 07:47:11 PM
If this is "no bueno", let me know, as I would have to sit this year out.

We're in the same boat, Ted.  :-\ As I read it, dogs are okay as long as everyone plays by the rules the event coordinators have communicated to us through Marshall.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: RiNkY on July 21, 2010, 09:06:58 PM
I feel somewhat responsible for them being a bit concerned about dogs when our dumb /  blind old mutt Bean decided to wonder over and beg for food from the Marine Corps.  Bean is now 17 years old and very blind / deaf - not got many good years left in the old guy :(
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: RiNkY on July 26, 2010, 06:59:28 AM
I was quadding this weekend right in the area of the Start Camp, on the Wing Mountain turn off a few miles beyond Snow Bowl.  Right now the trails in the area are in good shape, they've had a little rain but not so much to turn everything into swamp.  We rode the Quads from about the area I believe the start camp is at, over to the Lava Cave, was a nice ride.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Critchley on July 27, 2010, 10:43:04 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: gmmarin on July 29, 2010, 10:44:45 AM
Marshal,

Do they still need people to help with cooking? I can be at end camp Friday evening.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 31, 2010, 02:41:48 PM
6 Days to go, I can hardly wait...
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: rushnrockt on August 01, 2010, 08:29:53 PM
Hello All!

It's been a while, but I might just be coming out for this event! Some of you might still remember me ;) I got some weird squeaks that appeared over the weekend, but it should not stop me from showing up. Most likely it would be just Friday/Saturday. Anyways, hope to see you guys there!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: mbs00 on August 02, 2010, 01:06:31 PM
it would be nice to have less dust this year.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 02, 2010, 06:00:23 PM
I was just checking the weather forecast from www.intellicast.com for flagstaff and williams. Highs in the low to mid 70's, low's in the 50's. Scattered T-Storms 30-40% probable.

Sounds like this will be a wetter year w/no dust.  ;D

It was 35 degrees last year in the morning at start camp.  I'm bringing a jacket and a hat just in case...
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on August 02, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
^^^Ditto. It got pretty chilly last year at night and early morning. I'm looking forward to no dust for sure.  8)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Xtasy on August 03, 2010, 12:45:35 PM
Hey we got mentioned on the Facebook site as Sponsors! Yeah! Check it out under Info...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flagstaff-to-the-Grand-Canyon-Fat-Tire-Bike-ride/130187770327887?v=wall&viewas=0#!/pages/Flagstaff-to-the-Grand-Canyon-Fat-Tire-Bike-ride/130187770327887?v=info (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flagstaff-to-the-Grand-Canyon-Fat-Tire-Bike-ride/130187770327887?v=wall&viewas=0#!/pages/Flagstaff-to-the-Grand-Canyon-Fat-Tire-Bike-ride/130187770327887?v=info)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 03, 2010, 01:46:11 PM
Hello All!

It's been a while, but I might just be coming out for this event! Some of you might still remember me ;) I got some weird squeaks that appeared over the weekend, but it should not stop me from showing up. Most likely it would be just Friday/Saturday. Anyways, hope to see you guys there!

Mikhail!!!  It has been some time my friend.  It is good to see you on here.  Hope to see you at Fat Tire.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: rushnrockt on August 03, 2010, 09:30:31 PM
Mikhail!!!  It has been some time my friend.  It is good to see you on here.  Hope to see you at Fat Tire.

Yes indeed Ted!

 I am getting off work at 5 and knowing my slow poke ways, I'll be showing up pretty late. My fiance might join me too and then I'll leave Saturday evening, otherwise I'll stay until Sunday.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: defibvt on August 04, 2010, 08:47:58 PM
Rough estimate between AZXC and Swanky about 16 trucks going this year.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Critchley on August 05, 2010, 02:29:32 PM
Everyone have a great time and be safe!!

Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Stone on August 05, 2010, 06:05:03 PM
They have a lot of craft beer this year, some new stuff.  If that aint your scene, man, bring your own flavor.

And watch for flying goldfish.

See you all tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: 2xplore on August 05, 2010, 09:53:37 PM
Guess we need a new "New Critchley"  ;)
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on August 05, 2010, 10:18:21 PM
Guess we need a new "New Critchley"  ;)

Oh I'm sure one will surface. Seems to be a new tradition at this point...I wonder who it will be this year????
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on August 05, 2010, 10:28:47 PM
I'll likely cruise down to Start camp for a 'soda' or two with everyone at some point tomorrow late-afternoon. I have to meet Lindsey at the gas station in Tusayan around 8pm.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: T-Ray on August 06, 2010, 06:55:35 AM
Lubed all the u-joints and ball joints this morning, checked fluid levels & topped off, ready to roll out in about 30 min. News said 50-60% chance of T-storms in the Valley and even better chances of some big storms up north. Bring jackets & tarps!!!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: fangars on August 06, 2010, 09:11:49 AM
Unfortunately I can not make it again this year. Just could not get enough funds to kennel my dogs for the weekend, add to that I am still behind on my roof rack projects so I need to work through the weekend.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 06, 2010, 09:58:32 AM
Bummer John.  Maybe next year.

I'll be heading up EARLY on Saturday, so no start camp shenanigans for me.  Some of you I'll see on Saturday morning, and the rest I'll see you out on the course.

Have a safe trip up the hill!

.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: defibvt on August 08, 2010, 05:29:35 AM
It was a good trip overall.  A few minor difficulties with the the Heep but it made it home under its own power.  I owe a big thaniks to Marcus and Brittany (regular spelling) for the infinite patience when my Heep decided to quit running and they picked me up.  I also Adam thanks for his patience and willingness to leave end camp immediately to go get my Heep.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Stone on August 09, 2010, 06:40:53 AM
Thanks everyone for coming out, bit of a fustercluck there when they stopped it but we ended up having a great night at camp once the rain stopped.

Scott and Adam your shirts are on their way to you...

No new Critchley but we had a new "Todd"

The Goldfish Massacre lived on yet another year!

Thanks again!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Critchley on August 09, 2010, 06:09:21 PM
Hooray!!! I keep the Critchley name!  Might need to change my screen name.......
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: Critchley on August 10, 2010, 04:23:34 PM
Rat finks!  Love it!!!
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: mbs00 on August 12, 2010, 01:28:14 PM
It was a good trip overall.  A few minor difficulties with the the Heep but it made it home under its own power.  I owe a big thaniks to Marcus and Brittany (regular spelling) for the infinite patience when my Heep decided to quit running and they picked me up.  I also Adam thanks for his patience and willingness to leave end camp immediately to go get my Heep.

Good to see it made it home without being towed. As for the patience I am just happy that we happened to be coming up the highway when we did and was able to see you stranded.

Was a good time glad to see everybody that was able to make it out.
Title: Re: TOYS FOR TOTS Official Xcursion Thread Aug 6th-8th
Post by: defibvt on August 16, 2010, 04:43:53 PM
Thanks everyone for coming out, bit of a fustercluck there when they stopped it but we ended up having a great night at camp once the rain stopped.

Scott and Adam your shirts are on their way to you...

No new Critchley but we had a new "Todd"

The Goldfish Massacre lived on yet another year!

Thanks again!

Got the shirt Marshall. Thank you.