OK, last weekend, I met Jet123, DPsmith, TST4Ever and od_al and we rode Moody, et al...well, Al didn't make it up Moody and turned around. So, today, Al got back on his horse and was determined to make it up. He succeeded, and pushed his own personal limits. Moody, White Pine, OFR cleared. Great job today, Al! Staging at Moody. Al with his Canadian Tuxedo (he had a chest-protector underneath) Coming up to the Crux. Al picked the perfect line, and his confidence level soared! Even after dropping the DRZ a few times, he stuck with it. Good Determinatin' to ya, Al! Al in his Canadian-Protected-Tuxedo Hangin' on Moody. FYYFFs Dancin' and havin' fun! Moody Overlook: "What's up, Al?" "I cleared Moody!" "Sweet!" Al: "I'm finally having a good time on dirt!" Obligatory "Salute" from Al (I love the reflection in my sunglasses, BTW): Sweet singletrack...now with more rocks! Where's Waldo...err...Al? I wasn't aware you could start a DRZ400 with your hand. That is a feat impossible to do with my playzNXR400...Al, too kewl... Ahhhh...OFR: "Hey, Al! Go ride up ahead, and I'll get a photo of you...ummm...almost crashing!" (To be honest, Al had to pull me out of a compromising situation as well, but, he didn't have a camera, so it never happened ) It was great to see a dirt-n00b conquer his previous failure I'm glad I could help another rider gain confidence, and learn skills for his future endeavors. Al, ya did great today, man. --C.J.