Rally Colorado in Steamboat Springs Colorado -- 2009-09-18

Friday was the Practice Stage, and the Media/Sponsor/VIP stage. This was a beautiful out-and-back stage, about 3 miles each way. Bob and Sue worked the turnaround point.

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  Car 466 are fun folks from Oregon, we will run into them again later. Flat tire. What was most amazing was how FAST these guys are at changing the tire! Impact drill helps a lot!

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  Sue's working the radio.

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  Cars coming in the Flying Finish (red sign on left of picture). They're always so shiny going into the race. Ken Block in car 43 with co-driver Gelsomino.

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  Travis Pastrana in car 199 with co-driver Enstrom. Bob on the radio. Bill and Laurie from Florida didn't expect to run into a pro rally today!

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  Bill and Laurie spectate at the start of the practice stage.

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  Lookit that dust!

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  There's a car in there... starting up the stage. Media. We've seen the guy on the right at previous rallies. Wow serious flat tire here! They hit a rock.... a big sharp rock.

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  Driver had a passenger not a co-driver so had to change the tire by himself. Bob's thumb reveals the damage.

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  Lesson learned - never leave your impact drill behind, even on the media stage. Can I hitch a ride? All of the ducks are in a row. Dust...

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  And more dust...

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  Dust so thick you can't see through it.

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  Dust is starting to thin.

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  Had to take a picture of the Tin Man. Tin Man holding a mini-tin-man. We just liked it.

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