emerged completely from the treeline. It steepened considerably, had big rocks interspersed with loose gravel and ruts. It had fully transitioned from green to blue to screaming neon RED. Meanwhile, at the same time that I was struggling with my engine overheating, I was trying to gauge how much further we had to the top. The GPS was showing 3 more switchbacks, but three switchbacks later, it was clear we had a ways to go. We were communicating on and off with the Scala's. LDF would express fear :eek1, swear , say she couldn't go any further , and then ride on . No different from HUNDREDS of other challenging sections we've ridden. I take full responsibility for what happened next. Initially the following video was banned from the ride report. But if adventure is merely adversity warmly remembered, it seems that enough time has passed that it can now be filed under "we'll laugh about this someday." LDF's only request is that she can issue a disclaimer before it is posted.