Kelly - to answer your question, yes. This can be a shortypants
ride. In fact, the main reason we chose Freedom was because they had a bike that fit Jen.
She named it "Pepper".
It was a DR200, which some ladies may say is a yawner. But we did not go there to ride extreme single-track or to obsess over bikes. We went for the landscape and the culture. The riding and the pace were tame, with a few hairball moments here and there. As Court told us, we're going WAY off road and if you crash, you may be 12-36 hours from any kind of medical attention, so we are keeping everything "reasonable". To which Jen replied, "Safety Third!"
To be honest, the DR200 did great! It was jetted properly and Jen was always able to stay 1 bike behind the leader, while the rest of us played cat and mouse catching up.