It's been a long time coming , but I'm finally back on ADV. And I'm finally able to say I got my second chance at Hancock Pass in beautiful Colorado. Now before I get ahead of myself and assume you all know who I am, I can do a small summary. That way we can get the ball rolling, and the good stuff will come later. (Video's, Photo's...me shooting death glares at a jeeper) My name is Mav, and my favorite thing to do is to dirt nap. Okay, not really--but the dirt naps sure like me. I was a new dirt rider--still in my "street bike 4 life" stage.... Ahh, to be young again ( Can I say that at 23?). However, my Dad slowly started to turn me to the dirt side. And within about 4 months or so of riding time--we decided to do the TAT. Mind you..that 4 months was probably more riding time than most see in a year. I'm not here to rewrite my TAT adventure so if you'd like further explanation you can feel free to check out 'Western TAT:12 dirt naps' http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502974 Basically what went down is I went totally n00b and roasted my clutch on Hancock, and was unable to do any more of the Colorado passes. All that planning down the drain...I was in the dumps to say the least. I did some more riding after the TAT, nothing major. Three years later we went to Ouray! Which has been my favorite place in the world, even before riding. After a solid two years of 0 riding, I got back in the saddle and hit Engineer pass!! This was going to be my triumphant return!! Well it wen't that way for a solid 100 feet, and then I stalled--to a wheelie--to a recovery to a crash 5 feet later on. Well this year, it is my triumphant return... And during my ten days in Colorado I do, most certainly, ride like a girl... Some highlights: Hancock and Tomichi-- is this thing on? Ophir pass--I don't want to die on Ophir Engineer-- ^%$#^$#^ You Jeep. Corkscrew--It's cold Imogene--I can't turn Imogene reverse--I just got passed by a big KTM 2 up?! Poughkeepsie Gulch--Are you for real?