Thanks for the pic, Ratman! That's so much better than rolling around in a shopping mall! P.S. I'm glad you're enjoying the RR! Hi Tweetie - wow, you had wonderful weather! Oh, Cinnamon is coming up on day 29. I love the San Juans, too. Again, you and Geek are so lucky!! Hey Chris - nice to see you! Yeah, we do have an unfair advantage - Matt's 6'2" and 300 lbs. But, he only has a 31.5 inseam. We're actually on a 990S this year (the 950 was last year) and it's a tall bike. seat height: 36" ground clearance: 12.4" suspension travel: 10.4" By himself, on an unloaded bike, Matt has to tippy toe. Of course, with me and luggage, those springs get pretty compressed... Ahem. Thanks, zeroblah! Oh, we tried to stretch the riding out over 3 days, keeping the rides short to avoid being up on passes during the storms. I'm terrified of lightning. Hi ThinkMike! Redog, colorado is incredible, isn't it? Hope you and Lionsroaar had a great time. Thanks for the love, you guys! It's so great to be able to share this trip with folks who actually get what's fun about bashing around in the rocks, plowing through the sand, and sliding in the mud. And if some fat, dumb, middle-aged couple can do it - so can you! Day 28 continued... I love those splashes of orange! A smidge of blue sky! Almost rode right past the sign... Yep, here we are - Engineer Pass. (hee, my engineer father tried so hard to make me into one. Obviously, that didn't take. matt has the Knack, but not the mathletic abilities. So, there's envy in our laughter! ) What are all those little dots? Oh, sheep! We were there for Sheep Day. Of course we didn't know it at the time. It's okay. I heard later that people were eating lamb, too. I prefer live sheep. hee! that face! Wow, that's pretty.