Even us. The "us" on hand was a solid collection of individuals, too. Off-Road Editor Ryan Dudek was a natural choice, while for local trail knowledge in and around the Shaver Lake, California, area of the Sierras we enlisted the assistance of Ed Mann, who, in addition to being an excellent guide, also seems to handle a bike pretty well. Turns out he is actually related to that famous guy with the same last name. He also is a 30-year veteran of the fire department, so in the event that something did go wrong and one of us needed to have a femur reconstructed trailside, he was, ahem, the man. Filling the fourth spot took some head scratching, but not for too long. The name Gary Jones should ring a bell. Jones, who currently works on special projects for White Brothers, has run his own motorcycle company (remember the AMMEX?), was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000 was, depending on whether you ask him or the AMA, a three- or four-time 250cc motocross champion in the early '70s. That was a long time ago, though. So when I called to invite him, I was a little cautious. "You're still in, uh, pretty good shape, then? We're going to be riding some pretty hard trails, and the bikes are kind of big, so…"