When the beginning of each new year rolls around, journalists from a wide variety of ATV outlets eagerly check and recheck their email inboxes in anticipation of Yamaha's annual Special Edition ATV rollout that has taken place in Glamis for the past 10 years. What began as a unique way to get the media excited about its new editions has turned into quite the tradition, and 2012 is no exception to the history books.
Having been the lucky recipient of just such an e-mail, I found myself once again heading west from Phoenix to my all-time favorite sand playground a mere three hours away. The best part was that it was Tuesday morning, and while everyone else was heading into their offices for work, I was headed off to a different kind of office. One that was much sandier... and much more fun!
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