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Old 02-27-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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I was on the fun but easy Pinto Canyon Road, for some strange reason I decided to detour on an abandoned road. I as rounded the corner on a steep arroyo, I noticed a dark VW van buried in deep sand. A late 60s aged man came out slowly with sunburn and a minor cut above his forehead. He slowly tells me that he has been stuck in those location for almost three days and his water supply was running low. He also added to his growing predicament that he has a serious heart condition. He had several meds in his custody, but the situation would have grown dire if I had not arrived soon.

I drove him to the Chianti Hot Springs Lodge. He summoned a special wrecker to be able to extract his van from a deep sand pit.

Next week, I will upload pictures from my says foray and the stuck van episode.

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Old 02-27-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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Nice move, Fred. Nice.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:47 PM   #4
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Nice move, Fred. Nice.
It gets better. After further discussion, he is a well known phortographer who just finished a major exhibit in Santa Fe. He has many Getty Images on file.
He also claims to have taken several famous Jimi Hendrix images that are often used by Rolling Stone magazine. I don't know if the dude was delusional from running low on water.

His son started the video streaming company called Vivio.

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I believe the video streaming company his son founded was called Vimeo.

It is always interesting who you will run into @ Big Bend.

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Wasn't this guy was it ?

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You may have saved his life.
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I want to thank Peter Shadman for putting together this ride. I realize that the ride organizer does not, repeat does not, have a good time. He can't walk across a room without being asked the same inane questions that he's answered a million times that day. He may have the flu, have a lot of personal changes going on in his life, and he still gets out there day after day and does all the crap they have to do.

I had a blast, saw many old friends, made some new ones, and enjoyed the banquet/celebration at the end. Thanks Peter, Sid, Marc, Bob, and all the others that sacrificed their own wishes to help out the newbies and the fat out of shape oldsters!
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Wasn't this guy was it ?

That link does not work.

Here is the picture I took quickly. His face was really sunburned and he looked quite a bit dehydrated....

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I deleted it on my PB not thinking But its not the same guy
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That's one of the best stories to come out of an Uncles Around the Bend, if not the best.
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I want to thank Peter Shadman for putting together this ride. I realize that the ride organizer does not, repeat does not, have a good time. He can't walk across a room without being asked the same inane questions that he's answered a million times that day. He may have the flu, have a lot of personal changes going on in his life, and he still gets out there day after day and does all the crap they have to do.

I had a blast, saw many old friends, made some new ones, and enjoyed the banquet/celebration at the end. Thanks Peter, Sid, Marc, Bob, and all the others that sacrificed their own wishes to help out the newbies and the fat out of shape oldsters!

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We dropped out a bit early from Dos Y Dos because of a dead battery/charging system on the DRZ. That combined with a flooded camp site in Rio Grande led to an early departure on Saturday afternoon for higher ground at a nice Midland hotel.

I woke at 6am Saturday with the tent an inch deep in irrigation water at Rio Grande. At first I though the Rio Grand was flooding. 43 degrees and an inch and rising, sounds like Johnny Cash song.

We did get a lot of fun riding on Friday at the ranch.

Thanks to Peter for herding the cats again this year.
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Awesome weekend!

A million thanks to Shadman and crew. So appreciate all y'all did. (And thanks for the grand tour of the big blue bus.)

JT and I rode a good part of Old Ore Rd on Thursday. Rode to the "Top of the World" on Friday.

Did 150 miles on Dirty Sally Saturday. My bottomus is thankful for the "mini hide of Cecil" i rigged up the day before leaving.

We had a great group on Saturday's ride. I appreciate everyone's 'putting' up with me 'puttin' along.. Thanks JT for 'putting' our excursion together and leading us.

Enjoyed meeting folks on The Porch.

Great hospitality, great weather and great riding.

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Re: Uncle's Around The Bend 2016: Ride Report Stories, Photos and More

I missed it but I'm remembering and can't say enough thanks to Peter (still - for last year) because he definitely went above and beyond, and I'm sure he did again. I know there are a lot of people involved to make magic happen

Bravo, Fred, for taking the right turn at the right moment!

I heard that the weather was wonderful! Sorry y'all didn't get to play in the mud but it sounds like it couldn't have been a whole lot better.
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I second Dave's comments. This was a first for me. Many thanks to the organizers, lead and sweep riders. It's good to know an experienced rider has your back. Perfect weather and great trails. I'll be back.
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I would like to thank everyone who was patient enough to help me navigate River Road, that was quite a ride. Special thanks to Peter and everyone else who made this event possible. I had a great weekend, look forward to future events.
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Souverain, it was nice to meet you. See you soon. You should plan on the Fall trip to Galeana.

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