Being invited to ride Amasa Back (in Moab) with Joe Breeze, Scott Nicol, Otis Guy, Tom Ritchey, and (the then) owner of Yeti whose name I forget, in '93. I had bumped into them on Slickrock the day before, and was riding along the road when I heard a shout of "Hey, Grahame. Do you have a spoke wrench with you?" Tom was wanting to true his back wheel in the car park of Kaibab cycles (now Moab Cyclery). I did, so I stopped, then they asked what I was doing, and did I want to go on a ride, then for a beer?
I rode out of town with them (along Cane Creek Road) thinking "I'm riding in a peloton with some of my MTB heroes", then we had huge fun messing about on the climb up the trail - racing some bits, "sessioning" some of the more technical stuff, etc.
Or, getting the group down safely after a ride in Colorado was threatened by some severe thunder storms last year - I made the decision that the ride should be cut short 'cos the storms looked like they were going to hit the ridge we were due to ride along, so we should take the bail out route into the valley. The gusts I was guiding weren't too happy until we looked back up to the ridge after the descent to see 3 lightning strikes in rapid succession where we would have been if we had continued.
'92 Breezer Storm, '92 Breezer Sky, '93 Merlin Mountain, '94 Ibis Mojo, '96 Breezer Ignaz X, '97 (or is it '98?) Breezer Twister, Sunn Team Ti road bike
***Proud to be ordinary***