All I can say is wow!! It turned out to be a pretty entertaining day. One new ktm 250 xc-w, one fouled plug, one broken clutch cable, a speared incident, and one bike towed. Oddly enough ... none of this happened to the same person, lol. 7 of us total set out for a bitchin b-day ride. Mark had a pretty good loop mapped out consisting of mucho singletrack. Steve had purchased a new ktm for his b-day present to himself ... so many of us were checkin out his new ride. After everyone was done sniffing butts, lol ... we started the ride. At the start Tom fouled a plug, so it took a bit for the group to get all caught up. Awhile after that Rob did something to break his clutch cable or something and had to head back to camp. Not long after that I was having way too much fun railin the uphill swithcbacks (and chasin Mark of course) on Sawmill when I heard a loud whack and crashed to the right. I couldn't figure out what the hell happened. I picked the bike up and tried to kick it over but it sounded funny. I then glanced to my left and noticed there was a big long burnt stick thing poking out into the trail. I then happend to look down at my bike and this is what I saw ... Mark and the gang gave me a big hand to get my poor ktm fixed. It was a team effort, lol. I was able to finish the ride with no other probs. Mark did however have to be towed back into camp since he ran outta gas, lol. We did have a few people who cut out of the ride early do to prior time commitments and some just being too tired to finish. It's all good, lol.