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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Travels with Thax

During a rare respite from his torrid travel schedule, Paul Thacker managed to file this report, replete with photos:

"Hey all, it's Thacker checking in, summer is ripping by I can't believe it! Spent a couple weeks in June in Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana doing a little late season riding with Chris Burandt, Steve Martin, Chris Brown, Jeff Arsenalt and a few others. Had a siiiick vintage ride in CO with Burandt. He got out all the old school sleds and man do those things rip still! Brown thought it would be wise to try and water skip his late 70's Elan. You can see from the pics how that worked out."
Chris Brown commanding—for the moment—this 1970s Elan during a June outing in the Rockies.
Things not going quite as swimmingly now for Brown.
Towel please.
No worse for wetness: This dawg can hunt. Still.
Paul Bunyan had Babe the Blue Ox. Paul Thacker has this here Black Betty Beasty.

"July has brought some sick moto days and a lot of rain up in Alaska. Got to spend a few days in sunny SoCal on my way to New Zealand with Bret Turcotte for the Cardrona Winter games. Each year we roll over to put on a sled and moto freestyle-type show. NZ is such an amazing place. People are super cool and we always have a blast. This year was a bit stressful as we were given a less-than-stellar sled to ride. But Bret and I sucked it up and, along with the moto guys, put on a sick show! After a few straight airs I figured what the hell and just flipped straight away. Became the 1st person to flip a sled in NZ. Pretty damn cool. Make sure you check out the NZ youtube clip. Good times... and yes that's me ripping the rental."

"Up next is the always amazing Summer X. I head down to LA next week to enjoy the festivities. Then it's straight back to work. Head back to Colombia and then Billings, Montana for a couple demos. Ahh, the life of a Sledneck! Busy Busy! Well all, have a great rest of summer and keep ripping! — PT11