- Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:05 pm
Just a reminder of the fun from 2014....!
"What was Colorado Fly Week? 170+ registered pilots and over 250 people. Hang gliders, tow rigs, para gliders, ultralights and airplanes. Oxygen, gasoline, liquor, sleep deprivation, dehydration and hypoxia. Lost and found. Dust devils, frontal collapses and near misses. Dedicated drivers, launch crews, gate keepers, score keepers and professional film crews. Donations of time and money. Good karma. First timers and personal bests. Tuck and tumbles, first responders, rescue teams and paramedics on site. Bush launches and gulley landings. Cat-abatic blow-backs. Tie-dyed t-shirts. Hundred dollar ball caps and reasonably priced ones too. Amazing merchandise with killer art work. Telluride Airforce. Green Team. Spot landing pound-ins thanks to legends of the sport. Cactus. Tiff's tavern pound-ins, 40 cases of beer, kegs, untold liters of liquor and some honest to goodness moonshine. Bartender outfits. Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Sand dunes and 14k foot snow dusted peaks. Gust fronts, laundry tosses, re-acquaintances, making new friends and learning new lessons. Hi-Lift jacks and skid steers. Laughing like kids on top of an RV curled up hiding behind the air conditioning unit in case the biggest fireworks you've ever lit mis-fire - then leaving a short fuse in the tube and accidentally tossing it in the fire. Watching everybody duck. Golf balls, beanbags and condom tosses. Doing something new for the first time. Broken trucks, busted generators, twisted aluminum and rainbows. Belly dancers, burlesque shows, sexy bartenders, amazing bands, campfire serenades, open mics, campfire stories, hot springs, bat caves, tandem flights, hundred mile-an-hour retrieves to make the final scoring and get the win, final-day every-mile-matters-to-win-the-trophy flights. Spilling secrets, scoring errors, 7 days of cloud-base flying, playing bumper cars in the middle of the night. A few tears and a lot of laughter. The Milky Way, all the constellations, shooting stars and - when all else fails and it's dark, following the fence line. Remembering it all on the long drive home.
If some of this doesn't make sense to you then ask somebody who was there for the story - it'll be a good one. And maybe, in two years, you'll have a chance to live the dream like we did. Larry and Tiff willing, of course."
That was 2 years ago, and Larry and Tiff are willing. Don't miss this one.