Right! Happy days indeed! That wheel-jig lasted the season and got a fair bit more use with other wheels although people gave me strange looks when I pulled out some cobbled together bits of old bed to true their wheel
That first week of riding was hard out... had to ride all the climbs as the lifts were not running for summer! Was it a San Andreas you were riding??
As you might be able to tell I still ride my bike. I dont guide anymore, but I do teach mtb skills for this crowd http://www.mtbskillsclinics.co.nz/